- Dad of 4+1
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- A 40 something dad of five and a half wonderful kids with amazingly different traits and temperament from whom he wants a break from at times, yet wish they never grow older.....and be with him always.....(howzat possible?)and now wishing that he can be a stay at home dad......
02 January, 2007
Langkawi in a nutshell
Day 1- Not quite a good start. Our flight was delayed for almost an hour.
Day 1 - Happy on arrival albeit an hour of delay!
Day 1 - Mixed feelings in our rented car as you can tell from the faces!
Day 1 - Dined at Restoran Hj Jelani, Pantai Cenang on the beach for Thai seafood. The service was really slow as most of his staff were already on leave for Hari Raya Haji. Food was good, though. A lot of gwai-loh surprisingly!
Day 1 (late night) - Mom and daughter's reading materials
Day 2 - First day breakfast; beef rendang brought from KL; had rendang sandwich!
Day 2 (morning) - Mum and Dad at Dataran Lang
Day 2 (morning) - The first thing the kids wanted to see was this giant eagle at Dataran Lang, Kuah. Visited the jetty's duty free shopping complex. Eyewear, perfumery and cosmetics are a lot cheaper than KL
Day 2 (late morning) - Duty Free shopping at Idaman Suri just outside Kuah town; cheap chocs; had to come here coz m-i-l asked us to buy cutlery for her
Day 2 (late morning) - Early lunch at Zainas (next to Idaman Suri) in Kuah; fantastic asam pedas Kedah and kerabu taugeh; bubur pulut hitam was excellent too!
Day 2 (noon) - Durian Perangin waterfall; worth the climbing up to this 2nd tier waterfall.....
Day 2 (noon) - Yusof having a go jumping into the natural pool of Durian Perangin waterfall
Day 2 (afternoon) - Had fun at Tg Rhu beach; me and the kids attempting to wade the sea to Pulau Cabang which we did halfway....... Beautiful white sandy beach.
Day 2 (evening) - Dropped by at Mc Phee's Australian Deli, Padang Matsirat (quite near airport) to get butter and french onion dip for snacks.
Day 2 - Tapau dinner from TJay's Pizza and Pasta, Pantai Cenang; recipe from Harry's Bar. The best pizza on Langkawi Island in one of a food review!
Day 3 (morning) - Before Hari Raya Haji prayers; prayed at Kg Temoyong mosque; we had bread with rendang (brought from KL) for Hari Raya Haji
Day 3 (morning) - Posing in front of Tun Mahathir's business venture at Telaga Harbour - The Loaf
Day 3 (morning) - Our picnic yummies from the Loaf, Bakery and Bistro, Telaga Harbour
Day 3 (late morning) - The clear water of Pantai Pasir Tengkorak near Datai Bay; we saw two dolphins frolicking in the water 100m from the beach ......
Day 3- Mum and dad relaxing on Pantai Pasir Tengkorak
Day 3 - Late lunch at Dolce Vita Arts Cafe, Oriental Village Pantai Kok
Day 3 (afternoon) - Mount Mat Cincang cable car ride
Day 3 - Tapau dinner from Tomato Nasi Kandar, Pantai Cenang
Day 4- Nasi lemak RM1 at the corner of Jalan Pantai Tengah/Jalan Pantai Cenang for breakfast.
Day 4 - Getting ready for island hopping (Pulau Dayang Bunting, Pulau Singa Besar and Pulau Beras Basah)
Day 4 - Lunch at Breakfast Station, Pantai Cenang
Day 4 (evening) - Dr Ghani's (aka Pak Din) herb garden near Padang Lalang with his almost finished hut in preparation for his herb walk (Garden & Rainforest) to be launched on 15th January 2007.
Day 4 (evening) - Learning to secure kecam leaves to make roofing sheets at Durian Perangin foothill with Pak Long and Dr Ghani for Dr Ghani's hut.
Day 4 - Late dinner and dessert @ Rasa, Pantai Cenang
Day 5 - Breakfast @ Breakfast Bar, Pantai Cenang
Day 5 - Beras Terbakar site at Padang Matsirat
Day 5 (late morning) - Post breakfast, pre-lunch (Malay food from Sempoyy B&Z, Padang Matsirat
Day 5 - Packed lunch from Red Tomato, Pantai Cenang (Freshly baked bread with Crispy Chicken and Cheddar Cheese)
Day 5 - Au revoir Langkawi