We have been to Indonesia’s and Thailand's islands before, and also to Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur, so we had a basic idea on what to expect in terms of experience, culture and food of an Asian island. Yet Langawi surprised us with its own charm.
On Saturday morning we travelled from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. Then after couple of hours in transit we landed in Langkawi around 2 pm in the afternoon. We checked in to the two family suits of Boutique resorts, and after an hour of who gets the "best bed" or get to use "bathroom first" we finally hit the road. We walked down to the Indian restaurant called papadam ria and had our so called lunch at 4 pm (indha hotel information ellam munnadiye kettu vachikuvomla). FYI, This restaurant is situated near the Underwater world of the island. Hunger + good meal is irresistible combination and we hogged for two hours with no guilt (sapdradhula enna koocham vendi kedakkunnu solreenga thaaney? Naanga sapta apparam hotel evening thirakkave ellai)
( The pentai cenang - one of the beautiful beaches of Langkawi)
Since it was already evening we couldn’t take any tours and there are not many late night attractions in the island. So we took a stroll along the beautiful Pentai cenang beach. We did a photo session, less of group pictures and more of solo pictures. All of which would go in orkut, facebook, Picasa and quite importantly to the loved ones staying away :)
(Off all the costly dress I have brought my honey likes this 7.5 $ tshirt the best,No wonder they say -beauty is nothing but simple things seen with eyes of love)
As the sun started descending, we sat on the rocks, caressed by roaring sea waves. Everyone took their places and contemplated the sunset in silence. I was so happy to squeeze in few mins of meditation by the sea.We started walking back around 7pm and city looked different with colourful neon lights. We walked by the shops and stumbled on another beautifully decorated restaurant called "Tajmahal" . It promised north Indian and Arabic cuisines. One can get Arabic food around every corner in Langawi. Apparently 40K Iranians travel to Malaysia especially to the shores of Langkawi every year. I was told that both Muslim countries have worked schemes in the recent past to promote each other for tourism.
We relished the tasty Indian dishes and slogged our way back to the resort. After two hours of Heineken and cards we called it a day. We visited this place the next day, looks familiar isnt?