These are some of the things we found interesting/tasty in Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi.
I found a really cool heart shaped rock on the beach today. Often I find these on the beach when I am on holiday.
The sand crabs seem creative here in Pulai Langkai. Each morning it’s a pleasure to see what shapes they’ve crafted using sand. This morning I saw a butterfly, a whale, a love heart, a seahorse and a wi-fi symbol.
Photos by Kitty.
As I explained in an earlier post, a few days ago I had my first ever breakfast curry. What I didn’t realise at the time was how easy it is to get curry for breakfast in Malaysia.The last two days I’ve had a hearty bowl of chicken and potato curry with two pieces of freshly made Indian roti canai. Talk about a good way to start the day.
Photo by Kitty of Beach Garden Resort’s Roti Canai
Sometimes the opposite of something isn’t actually the opposite of something. For example, the opposite of thank you for not smoking is not thank you for smoking. Like this hilarious sign in the restaurant at our accommodation in Pulau Langkawi in Malaysia.
The movie of the same name is really good by the way.
We’re spending the next six nights on Pulau Langkawi, the largest island in Langkawi, Malaysia.
KUL -> LGK
The taxi ride back to KLIA-LCCT was even more full on than going in. The cab’s fan belt was broken so the air con didn’t work. So imagine a seventies/eighties Datsun style cab driving 120+ km ph down a highway with no air con, all four windows down and no seat belts. Unreal! We even had to stop for fuel because the cab didn’t have enough to make it all the way. But we got there alive and well, and the cabbie was still smiling.
We booked Air Asia flights to Langkawi from KLIA LCCT. The flights were really cheap (MYR170 or about $55 return), which included Xpress boarding which allows you get a good seat as there is no seat allocation. We got front row which was good but then again the flight was only one hour.The plane was an almost new Airbus A300 which was immaculate.
A nice easy flight and easy cab ride to our accommodation meant we were eating at sunset on the beach.
Beach Garden Resort
We’re staying at a place called the Beach Garden Resort on Pantai Cenang (beach). It’s not flash, but it is clean, comfortable and affordable. It’s right on the beach which is amazing.
Today it’s about 30°c but the water is nice, and we also have air-con in our room. We get a big breakfast every day and our room is serviced which is good.
We’re starting to look for good Malaysian food to eat because we’ve mostly seen western food restaurant (restoran!) here so far. We’ve got a reccommendation to try tonight. Yum.
It’s only a week until we leave for our mini Asian vacation. I’ve started a list of things to see/do. Feel free to leave a comment if you have any more suggestions.
Kuala Lumpur (KL)
Shop in KL
- Peter Hoe Evolution: (pictured above) modern interior design and homewares: 2 Jalan Hang Lekir, Kuala Lumpur (link)
Relax in KL
- Kenko Fish Spa: a heap of fish nibble on your dead skin: Pavilion Shopping Centre: 5th Floor (link)
Fun in KL
- Cosmo’s World Theme Park: indoor theme park: Berjaya Times Square (link)
Eat in KL
- Seri Melayu Lunch Buffet: 1 Jalan Conlay: apparently amazing and worth the trip alone. (link)
Travel in KL
- From KL LCC Airport to Hotel: Buy voucher in arrivals hall: MYR56.60 (link)
Stay in KL
- Traders Hotel: KL City Centre (next to KL Convention Centre) (link)
Relax in Langkawi
- Pantai Cenang Beach
See in Langkawi
- Cable Car to the summit of Gunung Mat Cincang at 700m for a spectacular view of the islands including neighbouring Thailand.
Stay in Langkawi
- Beach Garden Resort: Pantai Cenang (link)
Travel in Langkawi
- Taxi from Airport: to Pantai Cenang is 18km and MYR15.