This would be the first of a series of post to share experiences, attractions, reviews and tips from my encounters during the trip. To start off, here are some snapshots of the impressions Langkawi left with me.
|Leaving my Havaianas and going au naturale on barefoot at Pulau Payar. I learnt so much fascinating stuff about nature on this trip, it awakened the naturalist in me.|
It's very siong (tough) as I'm split between taking photos, videos and notes on all the sights, sounds and tastes. In other words, you peeps better appreciate Explore Life Lah! for I give my best each time to bring you as much photos, stories and information about a destination as possible okay?! Hahaha... But of course, I totally enjoy the process of recording each trip! I hope you've enjoyed this blog so far and continue to come back for more travel posts :o)
|A pretty purpulish-orange Van Hyning cockle shell found along Pantai Tengah.|
|Beach view in front of Frangipani Resort and Spa.|
|Pricky rock formation observed during the Kilim Mangrove Tour. Gaia loves dirty jokes.|
I've been to a couple of resort destinations in the region such as Bali, Batam, Bintan, Phuket, Ko Samed, Cebu, Boracay and Penang; and while I've not stayed long enough or explored every cranny of each of those islands, I would say that Langkawi is possibly the most eco-minded of them all. At the very least, trash doesn't run amok in the drainages and landscape of this island.
|Playing Tobey Maguire at Mardi Agrotechnology Park adventure course.|
|An enlightening evening with the maestro of taxonomy, Mr Irshad Mobarak.|
|Hibiscus, the national flower of Malaysia and a representation of delicate beauty,|
|A bunny I met at the Geopark rabbit enclosure.|
|The roof of Langkawi at D'Coconut Resort which sits at the peak of Gunung Raya.|
|The day's departing hues at Kuah Town.|
Not sure if it’s due to the time of the year, but the 3 sunsets I saw had been wonderfully hued from sapphire to amethyst to amber. It’s like watching a the changing colours of Mother Nature’s bejeweled cloak overhead.
|Picturespue stretch of dramatic trees at Lagenda Park.|
My hugs and muacks muacks too to all my fellow explorers on the trip who made an unforgettable holiday more memorable. Do drop by their blogs too to see Langkawi through their eyes!
Brenda (food. friend.or.foe?)
A pencil thin gal with a tack sharp wit who's more gungho than many guys I know!
Germaine (Germaine Seraphyna)
Self professed foodie who runs an online nail polish business. She's only 20!
Ivy (Ivy Goh)
Our Queen of Wifi whose fresh face and beautiful smile rules and brightens up any day.
Joanne-Marie (Perfectly Imperfect)
Aspiring actress who has no prima-donnaness and not afraid to really get down and dirty!
Jonathan (Jonnie Boy)
The strong silent boy-man type who oozes coolness without even trying. I'm so jealous.
Stephanie (the girl at the traffic light junction)
Unusually perceptive for someone her age and an absolutely sweet companion on long rides.
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