Sunday, August 30, 2009

Langkawi Trip - Day 1

Finally got my hands on all the photos from the different cameras from the Langkawi trip! smiley face This makes it so much easier when compiling the photos.

Arrived at LCCT around 8.45am. We wanna check in together so that we can all get to sit together (at least that was the plan), but since not all of us came together, we had our breakfast in McD while waiting. As mentioned, there are 20 of us in this trip. Check out our group photo (only missing person is the photographer). With the H1N1, we got a box of mask and we donned the mask only at the airport and in the plane.

The flight was delayed about 45 minutes... Some technical error it seemed. We only arrived in Langkawi at about 12pm. While waiting for our rented cars, photo session again!

We've booked Hotel Langkasuka for our accommodation. It's around RM190 per night. It was spacious, and had 2 Queen-sized bed. Apparently, check in time is 2pm, so we left our luggage in the hotel.
With 5 rooms to check in, the concierge took quite a while to check us in, so the other 18 of us busied ourselves with the camera (again!). Posers for the cameras:

Lunch time! Typical of the gang to start shouting for food upon landing. So we had lunch at one of the kopitiam. They said when you're hungry, any food will taste good... Not true! The lunch I had was one of the worst! It was bad. The wantan mee that I had was so oily and had no taste. Very disappointed...

After lunch, it's time to stock up on junk food and obviously, ALCOHOL! Drinks smiley face No Langkawi trip is complete without liquors and food. Ironically, the gang always come back to this same place they always come to get their supplies.

After buying our supplies, we headed back to the hotel, but it was kinda late and we were afraid that the cable car will close by the time we get that from the hotel. So we headed to our planned destination, which is the cable car. On our way there, we stopped by Petronas Quay. I don't remember seeing this the last time I came, but it was a beautiful place! The yachts were lined up at the quay! For a moment, the scenery doesn't look or feel like we were in Malaysia.

Done with photo snapping and also KFC (2 of the gang had to have the KFC), we continued our journey to Oriental Village. Nice little village... The place was very calm and peaceful... Great place to chillax Cool smiley face

The weather was fine and accommodating for us to ride the cable car. Entrance fee is RM30 for adults, but if you have MyCard, then it is RM15. It can be quite scary to look our from the cable car when you are riding on it. Not recommended for those who are afraid of height.

We arrived at the first stop in about 5 minutes. The scenery was just marvelous! Absolutely breathtaking. I remembered the last time I came here, it was very cold and was drizzling. This time, it is bright and sunny... So the photos came out clearly, capturing the scenery.

We continued with the cable car and got down on the 2nd stop. From that station, we walked (lotsa staircases) all the way to a bridge. This bridge links to another station. The last time I came, there wasn't any bridge. I have to say, this bridge is quite a delightful walk. It was very windy, and the bridge was shaking as we make our way to the end of the bridge. Nevertheless, we made it to the next station.

At the station the end of the bridge is yet another pit stop for photography session. As our photographer brought her tripod along, it is time for group picture... Well, it was almost a group picture except Botak and his GF. Nobody notices that they were missing from the picture until we make our way back down smiley face

We finally managed to checked in the hotel around 5pm. Right after settling into our own room, the boys wanted to go for a game of beach soccer. I went along with my book, and I thought I could just chill and read my book, but I was quite mesmerized with the scene at the beach. Somehow, I just felt like looking and staring at the beach instead of reading my book Drooling smiley face The scene was awesome! It could be due to the fact that the sun was setting, and the color of the sky was just fascinating!

After all the exercise, it's dinner time. We had dinner at this restaurant called Island Cafe which was packed! Obviously we thought it would be good, but yet again, it was another disappointment. Let's just say it was bad - no further elaboration needed.

Now all fully charged up, it's time for games and alcohol! Since the days was Hui's birthday, we secretly bought a cake for him. The cake that we chose was so cute! It's just a simple butter cake, except that it was decorated like a field and a few plastic figures of football players. We bought a bottle of sparkling wine as well to celebrate the birthday occasion. And since Fong's birthday had just passed, it was a double celebration! Holidays-and-Party smiley face
We called it a night quite early as we will have other activities the next day. Time to Sleepy smiley face


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