Seamless dip to fearless feathers - Lagkawi Trip 3

To read Part 1
Langkawi has many lovely waterfalls. We were told the best among them is “Seven Wells” waterfall. Locally known as "Telaga Tujuh", it can be easily spotted from the cable car ride we took (naan yenga adhellam paathen!). This stream smoothly cascades about 90 meters down to 7 beautiful pools.
After about 20 minutes of tiresome trekking (like Chandler in FRIENDS say "I am 30 and I want to sit in comfortable chair and watch TV!") we settled down at the first pool (7th one from the top).
It had a small slippery slide. Since the pool was only my waist height, I was the first to get in. I gave thumbs up to the camera, and took a seamless ride right into the dip. To my horror it was deeper than I thought (later I learned the small area below the water falls must be at least 8 meters high). As my swimming skills are on par to a rock I came face to face with my second nightmare - Aqua phobia. Thankfully a tourist teen playing around, pulled me out. OMG, what would have happened to blogosphere without me! ;) Rest of my "fun in the pool" was sitting on the rocks, my legs immersed in water and singing country songs.
The tiresome pool action has put us to sleep on our way to Langkawi craft complex. It reminded me our Kadhi craft. In this array of handcrafted items, you can find forest-based products, local fabrics, ceramics, metal artefacts and numerous others, reflecting the diverse culture of a multiracial Malaysia.
They said Langkawi is famous for boutique art and I can’t agree more.
I wish I had a bigger house to host them all. We brought some souvenirs and set off to "black sand beach" (which appeared more of dirty beach actually!)
We ate raw mangoes dipped in salt, canned drinks and chips on our way to the famous “Tanjung Rhu” which looked familiar.I was told this beach is a famous shooting destination for Indian movies. It was very hot and we walked back to shades immediately after taking snaps.
At the parking lot I tasted the local version of Jackfruit and plantain bajji made by a good looking Malay girl. She even had mehandi in her hands! She spoke in broken English while she deep fried Jackfruits (with seed) soaked in floor paste. My friends didn’t like it much but I loved every bit of it including the seed :) My mouth just filled with saliva while writing this :P

We stepped on the wheels to next attraction - The Eagle Square. By now we have already traversed a circle around the small Island. We had booked the van for 8 hours and Hafiz took our confirmation to extend it. The rental costs 300 ringgits for 8 hours and 30 for every additional hour.
The Eagle square is 19 acre landmark located near Kuah town shopping complex, facing the sea. The massive star shaped (seen from above) tiled floor reflected the heat from the sun. Please remember to carry your sunglass and a high value SPF sunscreen lotion.
In the tip of the star, stands the 12 meter tall brown eagle with majestic open wings. The view to the sea is fantastic and in the nearby jetty point mall you can buy all the souvenirs, chocolates, blah blah... And it’s duty free!!
We spent sometime chitchatting and started back to our resort as sun started descending. We thanked Hafiz with 10% tips and he was very happy (Tipping is not compulsory here). We felt an honest 24 year old Hafiz, who worked 2 part time jobs, deserved it.

My friends hit the swimming pool while I got pampered in the "Thai spa". I tried their two hours package (159 ringgits). The friendly masseuse treated me like a king. He washed my feet in warm water, gave me a blissful foot massage followed by very relaxing full body and head massage (He had to wake me up afterwards!) Then we walked to the "Palace of India" - the best Indian restaurant in the island and had a sumptuous dinner. Exhausted by the trip and the good food, we crawled our way back to the rooms and slept like babies.
p.s: One more part to go. Happy Ganesh Chadurthi! May the elephant god bless you all with happiness, health and prosperity.

Comments

gils said…
langavila teru teruva suthiruka pola
Srivats said…
Gils grrrrrr....first commentey kummiya
athivas said…
Having read Part II, I have already started nagging.....to plan a trip. Part III makes me want to go, even more!!
athivas said…
By the way,beautiful,beautiful pics!Thank you!!
I love the eagle square photo cause the sky look pretty interesting there. I'm beginning to miss mangoes and jackfruits...
Sorry to hear your not-so-pleasant experience at the waterfall!
G3 said…
//OMG, what would have happened to blogosphere without me! ;)//

Mudiyala... unga kadamai unarchiya nenacha.. avvvvvvvvvvvvv
G3 said…
Semaya malyasia tourism kku help pandreenga pola ;) Ippadi OC vilambaram kuduthu :D

Ungalukku happy Vinayagar chathurthi wishes :)
G3 said…
//gils said...

langavila teru teruva suthiruka pola//

I the repeatae :)))))
jehan said…
""Rest of my "fun in the pool" was sitting on the rocks, my legs immersed in water and singing country songs."""

oh i would have loved listening to your singing of country songs.. i now terribly miss my college peers play in clubs and invite me and my beautiful sister (their crush) just to simply have a moral support... haha... they sing everything from country to pop but they do country songs best...
Preeti Shenoy said…
A million thanks to the tourist who saved your life :)Blogosphere is just not the same without your thoughts keyboarded.
Raw mangoes with salt--yum yum drool drool :)
Loved the 6th and 7th photos.

Cheers
preeti
lovely pics.. sent this to my husband.. made my saddest face possible and he says we will go in Dec.. thanks so much Sri!!!
Srivats said…
@ mybittersweetkoreanlife said...

//I love the eagle square photo cause the sky look pretty interesting there. //

oh yes I jus noticed it now.

//I'm beginning to miss mangoes and jackfruits...//

Dont u get it in korea ?

Thanks for the concern :)
Srivats said…
@ athivas said...
Having read Part II, I have already started nagging.....to plan a trip. Part III makes me want to go, even more!!


haha now I feel guilty for not writing about genting and phuket
Srivats said…
@ g3

//Semaya malyasia tourism kku help pandreenga pola ;) Ippadi OC vilambaram kuduthu :D //

adhellam vera samaacharam, sumarana edathukku ponaalum bayangara buildup kuduthu kadhula poga vara vaikara velai :)
Srivats said…
@Jehan

//oh i would have loved listening to your singing of country songs..
//

Thank god u werent there haha, I was singing indian country side songs LOL

// i now terribly miss my college peers play in clubs and invite me and my beautiful sister (their crush)//

All ears and listening! :P
Srivats said…
@ Preeti Shenoy

//A million thanks to the tourist who saved your life :)Blogosphere is just not the same without your thoughts keyboarded.//

Either is the best compliment or a damaging comment lol either way its ok , when its from a professional writer :)

//
Loved the 6th and 7th photos.
//

you mean the ones with eagle :)
Srivats said…
@ A journey called Life said...

//lovely pics.. sent this to my husband.. made my saddest face possible and he says we will go in Dec.. thanks so much Sri!!!//

Glad I helped :) Have a wonderful time there , any more information just ask me !
Srivats said…
@ A journey called Life said...

Hope ur husband wont hunt me down and wrestle LOL
I haven't seen any jackfruit here, but on rare ocassion, I see mangoes which I believe they import from Mexico. But it doesn't taste like the mangoes we know.

By the way, how's the weather in Langkawi? I'm assuming it was hot? I got a nice tan from our trip...
nice trip-coverage :-)
Srivats said…
@ mybittersweetkoreanlife said...

//I haven't seen any jackfruit here, but on rare ocassion, I see mangoes which I believe they import from Mexico. But it doesn't taste like the mangoes we know. //

Can imagine even the ones in singapore doesnot taste as good as the ones back home in india. But two months back "Mustafa" - one of the big stores in singapore imported loads of good ones from India, and it was costly - 3 fruits for 6 plus something dollars! but totally worth it!

Have u guys cook the Jackfruit seed, we do that in india, either use them in spicey curreys or just roast them to perfection! :)

//By the way, how's the weather in Langkawi? I'm assuming it was hot? I got a nice tan from our trip...//

You bet! its hot hot and hot! and quite frequently it rains too, but since its a small island, u can feel the breez even during the hottest part of the day, that makes it better. This time we forgot to get the sunscreen lotion and almost got our skins burnt.
Srivats said…
@ Kathiravan

Thanks! :)good to see you around!
//gils said...
langavila teru teruva suthiruka pola//

no, no
swimming pool, swimming pool-aa chuthi irukaan :))

//(like Chandler in FRIENDS say "I am 30 and I want to sit in comfortable chair and watch TV!")//

ha ha ha
liked the comparison here...Chandler is one really cool guy, with very quick and apt comments :)

//Thankfully a tourist teen playing around, pulled me out//

Gils is asking for that bad boy's name! :))

//deep fried Jackfruits (with seed) soaked in floor paste. My friends didn’t like it much but I loved every bit of it including the seed :)//

wow! where is the pic of this? cuisinart is very important! pics please :)
roasted jackfruit, esp in charcoal, gives a very nutty taste, in spite of all the sweetness that jackie has!

that too jack fruit seed can be boiled in fish curry...sema tingy taste! :)
or roasted in clay ovens and served with chutney dips...sema spicy! :)

even without any sides, jackfruit seed can be roasted and broken and the inner shell can be eaten raw! sooper taste-aa irukkum! esp during campfires in village, we do this and keep on munching :))
//(Tipping is not compulsory here). We felt an honest 24 year old Hafiz, who worked 2 part time jobs, deserved it.//

he he!
What abt tips to us?
We are also like Hafiz, driving uh u to Langkawi memories, patiently waiting for u to complete & hop onto the van :))

g3 yekka, eppo ethai kekkanum-nu illama, ippdiyaa silent-aa irukkarathu? :)

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi and Rice Dumplings on the go! :)
eyomer said…
therez some story about langkawi. some giants were cooking and fighting.. i guess therez some monument. did u go there?

nice places and pics

raw mango dipped in salt? even malaysians eat that way?

jackfruit fry sounds crumptious. any photos?
R-ambam said…
Photos laam superu !

//At the parking lot I tasted the local version of Jackfruit and plantain bajji made by a good looking Malay girl.....
...deep fried Jackfruits (with seed) soaked in floor paste.My friends didn’t like it much but I loved every bit of it including the seed :) My mouth just filled with saliva while writing this :P
//

so , what were you feasting on ? ;)

//Thankfully a tourist teen playing around, pulled me out.//

ennanga... Masala vukkaaga tamil pada directors reel oatra mathiri irukke !
Srivats said…
@KRS

//no, no
swimming pool, swimming pool-aa chuthi irukaan :))//

hello riverla mattum dhaan ulla ponen, vera pool poliye

//ha ha ha
liked the comparison here...Chandler is one really cool guy, with very quick and apt comments :) //

He uses humor as a defence LOL

//Gils is asking for that bad boy's name! :))//

Ethanai per kelambi erukeenga epdi, chinna pulla thanama!

//wow! where is the pic of this? cuisinart is very important! pics please :)
roasted jackfruit, esp in charcoal, gives a very nutty taste, in spite of all the sweetness that jackie has! //

sapta jorla edukka marandhutten hehehee :)

//that too jack fruit seed can be boiled in fish curry...sema tingy taste! :)
or roasted in clay ovens and served with chutney dips...sema spicy! :)
even without any sides, jackfruit seed can be roasted and broken and the inner shell can be eaten raw! sooper taste-aa irukkum! esp during campfires in village, we do this and keep on munching :)) //

Ahah engey oru jackfruit recipe nadanthuttu erukku pola, avlo pidikkuma, ungaloda bdaykku periya jack fruit vaangi tharen :)
Srivats said…
@KRS

//What abt tips to us?
We are also like Hafiz, driving uh u to Langkawi memories, patiently waiting for u to complete & hop onto the van :))/

Appa mudila saami.

//g3 yekka, eppo ethai kekkanum-nu illama, ippdiyaa silent-aa irukkarathu? :)/

Hello edhula kuttu kummaikku vera aal kupdreengalo ?

//Happy Ganesh Chaturthi and Rice Dumplings on the go! :)//

Rice dumplings to go wa? yaar panni tharadhu ??
Srivats said…
@ Eyomer

//therez some story about langkawi. some giants were cooking and fighting.. i guess therez some monument. did u go there?//

Nope :( I was told that park is away and poorly maintained.

//nice places and pics
raw mango dipped in salt? even malaysians eat that way?//

Aparantly Yes, not just mango but many fruits, with salt mixed spice, not as hot as chilli, just salty

//jackfruit fry sounds crumptious. any photos?
//

Was too busy in licking hands :)
Srivats said…
@ R-ambam

//Photos laam superu ! //

Danke :)

//so , what were you feasting on ? ;) //

No comments ;)

//ennanga... Masala vukkaaga tamil pada directors reel oatra mathiri irukke !//

Enakkey paal agi erukkum, neenga masalavannu kekkareenga, Masala paal dhaan ponga.
Aaarti said…
Woww, i dont know how i missed reading this!

Antha chinna pool interestinga irukku.. when i do plan n get to langkawi, will take details from u.... :)

so, u from uthamar gandhi salai is it? nice!!
Aaarti said…
ohh.. loved the pic of the eagle park.... was WOW!! :)
Sundari said…
Photos ellam superb :)
Srivats said…
@ Aarti

//Antha chinna pool interestinga irukku.. //

Aha neenga dhaan nanbara naan vuzundha kuzhi interestingaa erukka hehe..

//when i do plan n get to langkawi, will take details from u.... :)//

Information is wealth :P

//so, u from uthamar gandhi salai is it? nice!!//
Yes from nungambakkam!
Srivats said…
@ Sundari

Welcome :) Thanks!
jehan said…
/Have u guys cook the Jackfruit seed, we do that in india, either use them in spicey curreys or just roast them to perfection! :)
//

oh, this is really interesting... when i was a kid, we visited my grandfather's farm and there were jackfruit trees at the back of their kitchen... it was the first time i ate boiled jackfruit seeds.. i found them delicious with a bit of salt... well, i eat fruits with either a bit of salt or sugar, hahaha...
Srivats said…
@ Jehan

Thats cool, boiled jackfruit seeds are really tasty :P some food just registers and lingers in ur mind for the sheer memmory they bring us everytime we eat it :)
Srivats said…
@ Jehan

//well, i eat fruits with either a bit of salt or sugar, hahaha//

haha same with me :P little bit of pepper and salt on fruit salad is irresistable!

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