Miles to go before I rest - Langkawi Trip 1

Last weekend my friends and I took 3 day trip to Langawi Malaysia. Thanks to reduced air fares, we got the hotel booking and tickets close to 300 Singapore dollars. That’s a bargain! and one Singapore dollar is equivalent to 2.4 Malaysian ringgits. That’s more reasons to spend and shop :) Langawi is situated 30 Kms away from northern coastland of Malaysia in the Arabian Sea. They have discovered numerous islands (already more than 100!)around this area, and few more in recent years which have formed due to low tides.

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?

Comments

athivas said…
:) I was told Langkawi is a beautiful place, with scuba and snorkelling and all...And you managed to meditate by the shore on the first day of a 3-day trip??
Srivats said…
@ Athivas

Gosh :) i did , didnt i :)
No wonder my friends call me nerd
Preeti Shenoy said…
Wow! Wonderful pictures. My bro had gone there for a vacation too.
Laughed at solo snaps for FB, Orkut and loved ones :-)

And what a name--pappadam ria! :)

Agree with you completely on beauty seen through eyes of love :)

Cheers
preeti
gils said…
langavi pathi vera yaro kooda post potrunthaanga..semmmmmmaaa detailed post..nice snaps and well written :)
G3 said…
Ada.. adhu photokku kudutha posenu paatha nijamaavae meditation panneengala ;)))

Aanalum unga ooru nalla ooru pa.. sat national day vandha monday leave uttu ungala oor sutha soldraanga :))))
G3 said…
Innum continuation parts varuma ;)))
eyomer said…
langkawi is beautiful. i hv heard there are black sand beaches in langkawi. did you visit them?

** (sapdradhula enna koocham vendi kedakkunnu solreenga thaaney? Naanga sapta apparam hotel evening thirakkave ellai) **

did you all opt for unlimited meal or unlimited buffet offer? :P
R-ambam said…
Interesting ! innum varuma ?

sollaama irukka mudila .. :)
"annan segappu da , athaan segappu sattai poatrukkaru ! "
Aaarti said…
Have been hearing rave reviews abt this place... isnt it the spot for adventure water sports????!!!

and err, meditating on the rocks.. nice!!
Charissism said…
WOW! such an intersesting place. I would really go there someday, hopefully I can also get a bargain on the upcoming NATAS fair. hehehe

P.S. Love ur shirt! The color suits very well. Nice shots too. ;-)
Srivats said…
@ Preeti Shenoy
you should visit too :) , Papadam ria is of course a crazy name, but I guess on a tourist spot like that people would name anything to get the attention, for example I saw a "breakfast bar" :)
Srivats said…
@gils

Romba details thandha makkalukku bore adikkumnu dhaan koraichala potrukken :) Thanks da
Srivats said…
@ G3
//
Ada.. adhu photokku kudutha posenu paatha nijamaavae meditation panneengala ;))) //

Acutally photokku dhaan pose kudukka try pannen, annalum meditate konjam pannama erukka mudila , avlo nall erundhuchu andha place.

//Aanalum unga ooru nalla ooru pa.. sat national day vandha monday leave uttu ungala oor sutha soldraanga :))))//

Avanga leave vittu national day parade parungannu dhaan solraanga, nama dhaan urukku velila escape ;)
Srivats said…
@ G3

//Innum continuation parts varuma ;)))
//

Ahaa. thodarumnu innum cleara potrukkalam ellai, this is the first time I am writing thodar kadhai , oops thodar travel post.
Srivats said…
@Eyomer

//did you all opt for unlimited meal or unlimited buffet offer? :P
//

Take a wild guess ;) and regarding black sand beach u got to wait another day to find out :)
Srivats said…
@ R-ambam

//sollaama irukka mudila .. :)
"annan segappu da , athaan segappu sattai poatrukkaru ! "
//

Adaada sollalam , kuthu vaikka thaaney comment section erukku :)
Srivats said…
@Aarti

//Have been hearing rave reviews abt this place... isnt it the spot for adventure water sports????!!! //

yes and no, there are other attractions too :)

//and err, meditating on the rocks.. nice!!//

Ahaa.. err or nice ?? :)
Srivats said…
@Charissism

//WOW! such an intersesting place. I would really go there someday, hopefully I can also get a bargain on the upcoming NATAS fair. hehehe//

Yes go with ur hubby, these islands are truely couples paradise :)

//P.S. Love ur shirt! The color suits very well. Nice shots too. ;-)//

can I treat u this weekend :) at tampines mall ? :)
Vidya said…
I have never heard about this place but it sounds fascinating. Though I think the name "pappadam ria" is very cool. You are right about the fact that beauty is indeed nothing but simple things when seen with eyes of love.

Vidya
Srivats said…
@ Vidya

//I have never heard about this place but it sounds fascinating. //

Yup it is, very laid back island with lovely friendly people.

//
Though I think the name "pappadam ria" is very cool. //

haha anyone who likes papadam would go there for sure :)

//You are right about the fact that beauty is indeed nothing but simple things when seen with eyes of love.//

Yes whoever said it, have said it right
Annam said…
///////Romba details thandha makkalukku bore adikkumnu dhaan koraichala potrukken :) /////////////////

i like this approach:)))
Annam said…
lovely place ensoiiing..............hmmmm
Annam said…
///annan segappu da , athaan segappu sattai poatrukkaru ! "///

red shirt potta cow thurathumma ungala aethavathu thorathicha:)
Annam said…
u look thin??????
Annam said…
me the 25:)
Annam said…
innum ethanai trips iruku???
Annam said…
////Adaada sollalam , kuthu vaikka thaaney comment section erukku :)///////

y 2 day u r so good???

kummangkutthu thaan kudukanum :)
Annam said…
/////////We relished the tasty Indian dishes and slogged our way back to the resort. ////////////////

itha mudikkamma neenga epdi kilambuveenga:)
The place looks really cool! And that red shirt looks nice on you too..
Srivats said…
@ Annam

Vamma minnal,

//red shirt potta cow thurathumma ungala aethavathu thorathicha:)//

ahaa adhu cow ellaima kaalai, edhuvum thorathula ana angey naan nerya erumai maadungalai parthen :)

//itha mudikkamma neenga epdi kilambuveenga:)//

Eppa soneengaley edhu neyaayamaana pechu
Srivats said…
@Mybittersweetkoreanlife

Thanks much :)
meproteus said…
Very good Travelogue, Sri. Keep them coming. Never been to Langkawi, maybe this Christmas :P
Annam said…
///Annam

Vamma minnal,////

ஏன்..?
இல்ல ஏன்னு கேக்குறேன்...?
அட.. ஏங்க இப்படி?
y extra fittings vendamey:((((((
//I was so happy to squeeze in few mins of meditation by the sea.//
That's Sri!
Srivats said…
//ஏன்..?
இல்ல ஏன்னு கேக்குறேன்...?
அட.. ஏங்க இப்படி?
y extra fittings vendamey:((((((
//

Soreeenga opisor, kara kulambu saapteengala :)
Srivats said…
@ Aruna

////I was so happy to squeeze in few mins of meditation by the sea.//
That's Sri!//

Ahaa epdi nachunnu kvauthuteengaley teacher!
Srivats said…
@meprotues

//Very good Travelogue, Sri. Keep them coming. Never been to Langkawi, maybe this Christmas :P
//

Sure (no escape LOL) its a lovely place to go in december, however the cable car and bridge may be closed due to weather conditions. Because even when we went they closed down the bridge, check before u go :)
we have been planning and planning and planning to go here, hopefully this year we will finally go!
btw loved ur meditation snap
Srivats said…
@ A journey called Life said...

//we have been planning and planning and planning to go here, hopefully this year we will finally go!//

haha yes, please go, its much laid back life , not that u can find in other tourist destination, and friendly people.
Swaram said…
Wow! Lovely place :) We wanted to make it this time, but then, cannot see any of them properly if we fit in all-in-one ;) Might be sometime soon :)

Nw I know where the profile pic comes from :)
Srivats said…
@ Swaram :)

Yes now u know LOL, thats my sweeties favourite T shirt :)

Take ur time with each place thats the best way to travel!

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