Langkawi Island

The things I like best about Langkawi Island are..
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That big, handsome eagle that watches over the Island at Dataran Lang/ Langkawi Eagle Square..

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The Cheap, cheap local food on every street corner…

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The cute booze displays in Kuah Town, alcohol haven…

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Did I say, the cheap, cheap booze in Kuah Town, alcohol haven;) ….

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The fresh seafood …

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The wide selection of food including Russian(!) at Harbour Park..

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The newest of the 5star hotels – The Four Seasons (* this photo from here)

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Inspired by Alhambra Palace in Spain, with Moorish details in a Malay ‘kampung’ or village setting, with pavilions and villas blending Asian, Indian and Arabic influences…
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reflective of the natural surroundings, with neutral earth tones weaved within a textured setting of exotic woods, stones and fabrics ..
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swanky vibrant colors and modern pool tables, woven wooden screens, handcrafted hanging mirrors, bubble-gum coloured glass lamps,
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burnished steel light fittings, massive hanging bells with intricate motif and carvings, walking through the Four Seasons makes me feel like I am floating through an infinite dreamscape of a non-physical dimension.
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Finally, the thing I like best about Langkawi is,

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my favourite hotel to stay at on Langkawi, though old.. the Datai..!

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I like the Datai for the simple fact that it reminds me of a silent retreat. Everything is constructed around an amphitheatre of virgin tropical rainforest whose resident birdlife and monkeys (cumi & ciki!) provide the only external intrusion! This place totally blends into its natural unspoilt surroundings.

There is a very long, deliberate walk to the beach, forcing you to appreciate the lush green hills even more. I like taking the slow walk to the beach barefoot.

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Last but not least, the thing I like best about Langkawi are its gorgeous sunsets.
Pink hues take over the sky at sunset and the only thing missing is a loved one…

…and those are the things, I like best about Langkawi Island!

Comments

  1. "Joe" who is constantly craving says:

    wat happened to the baywatch jogging shots?

  2. CUMI & CIKI says:

    very farnee.. how can i take myself running up and down the beach, huh?!

  3. thule a.k.a leo says:

    finally!!! You're back!!
    I haven't been to langkawi since 16! that was 14 years ago!!! ohmygosh… I forgot how the island looks like already!

  4. backStreetGluttons says:

    What we hate about Langkawi is when you are heavenly sunrising-setting there and we are earthly-crouching here, in da backlanes scavenging…yet again
    sigh

  5. wah, looks like u nailed that pool shot! :D

  6. Brother B says:

    Bring me bring me bring me along next time…the Absinthe looks interesting

  7. worldwindows says:

    Hope there are more Langkawis around with an airstrip but then again…. But for modern denizens it is a must for the quick getaway.

  8. Lyrical Lemongrass says:

    I don't feel so bad for you after all. :-P

  9. very brilliantly and aptly sum up! hmm it has been a while since we last went to Langkawi, this time we need to bring boiboi along hahaha

  10. fatboybakes says:

    wah, somehow i cant imagine talking about gorgeous sunsets with pinkish hues….so profound la you.

  11. Wilson Ng says:

    Is undeniable Langkawi is much better than it used to be…

    Went there last Oct, and loved it!

  12. Welcome home (to KL)! :)
    Looks like you had a great holiday – am so jelezzzz…..

  13. Paranoid Android says:

    Oh Gosh! You are back. I was kinda worried that you have been quiet for so long until FBB told me that you were not in town! Unfortunately the eagle was not Bald, or LL would be there in a jiffy.

    Lovely pixs, and most importantly, a lovely holiday. Cheers!

  14. Pureglutton says:

    Welcome back! You must be rejuvenated after such a lovely holiday. Have not been to Langkawi for a couple of years now.

  15. CUMI & CIKI says:

    thule:
    really? so long? there are many changes now la.. for the better of course!

    BSG:
    LOL, sounds like crouching bsg tiger and hidden langkawi!

    sean:
    yar! i totally nailed it:P haha

    brother B:
    yup but with loads of sugar.. lol

    WW:
    true but they could really have developed the arts and culture part of the island more. it's sadly neglected

  16. CUMI & CIKI says:

    thule:
    really? so long? there are many changes now la.. for the better of course!

    BSG:
    LOL, sounds like crouching bsg tiger and hidden langkawi!

    sean:
    yar! i totally nailed it:P haha

    brother B:
    yup but with loads of sugar.. lol

    WW:
    true but they could really have developed the arts and culture part of the island more. it's sadly neglected

  17. CUMI & CIKI says:

    LL:
    thank you la Oh Queen! pfft.. haha

    babeKL:
    yar lor.. lots of stuff for kids to do too like the flyin fox and aquarium

    fbb:
    why not? too sappy for you izit? haha ..

    Wilson:
    yar i read ur write up on the russian restaurant!

    J:
    wait till you see my tan, ahem:P

    PA:
    aw, cheers! heard u guys had a riot at the bangsar seafood .. so nice.. you the big spender with the single malts hor;)

  18. UnkaLeong says:

    Put the camera on chair, set to video mode and jog into the frame lar dei! Chis! Welkam back dah-link :*

  19. Wooooowwwwwww…. what a wonderful time in langkawi… thanks for sharing the pictures…. You made me want to visit Langkawi!

  20. 550ml jar of faith says:

    I agree how they can do so much more in terms of arts, culture, everything else! Langkawi has sooo much potential and you can actually see it sinking into oblivion. Sad!

  21. how much is the room at Datai? looks like the perfect chalet for me as well!
    prefer this type of accomo, rather than the 5 stars bling-blings …

  22. Bangsar-bAbE says:

    Welcome back! I was also waiting for the bikini shots! =P

  23. qwazymonkey says:

    Yay, she blogs. Like finally! But now she makes me wanna go on a holiday. Hmmmph!

  24. This post make me wanna visit Langkawi again :-) One of the better island to stay in for short and long period. Enough to keep one entertained huh. Did you manage to locate the poolside of Four Seasons btw?

  25. Your pics and montages are magnificent. This is not Langkawi and the neighbouring towns I heard of, so impressive. The last I have connection with this place is when my sis brought me The Loaf cake in a nice wrapped box from there 3weeks back. Must make my way there, just look at Four Seasons makes me green with envy.

  26. thenomadGourmand says:

    Ahh..didja visit the cheese factory??

  27. CUMI & CIKI says:

    unka:
    wallau .. u think i so perasan ar?! i will get someone to video me what for use auto.. haha:P

    selba:
    go.. its really a nice getaway, so close to home. Be prepared to fork out at least 1K per night for the 5stars though..!

    Faith:
    i hear ya:)

    j2kfm:
    yar, so close to nature too hor

    Bbabe:
    bikini shots are – u can see on my flicker account la – krabi and also sentosa island sing album!

    Qmunkey:
    she's not dead.. she's ALIVE! haha

    Lianne:
    Yup, no problem!

    Jen:
    we went to the loaf too. not bad..

    TNG:
    aiyo, no time! beach was calling! haha

  28. Nic (KHKL) says:

    that pic of u at the pool table is really cool! lurve lurve lurve that shot!

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