Monday, August 31, 2009

Langkawi Trip - Day 2

Day 2 of our Langkawi trip. The planned activity for today was sightseeing at the Kilim Nature Park. This includes Eagle Feeding, Mangrove Swamp, Bat Cave and Fish Farm.

Since there were so many of us, we had to be separated to 2 boats. The boat that I was on had only 7 of us, while the other boat had 13 people. Check out the picture of Boat 2. It was going so fast that half the boat was not touching the water. It was scary! Cute Smileys

First stop - Eagle Feeding. There are many eagles here... Just that they are quite small. According to our guide, the eagles here are smaller. The bigger ones are not located here. It was quite fascinating to watch the eagle dive down for food.

Our guide then went ahead with our sightseeing journey. Instead of the open sea, we came to this mangrove swamp. It looks creepy a little bit cos it was so quiet. CN was saying this looks like one of the scenes where a huge crocodile will just come up and grab us! Seriously! No jokes like that! Happy Smileys Inside the swamp, we came to this cave the locals called the Crocodile Cave. When the guide maneuvered the boat towards the cave, I panicked! No way I'm going in there with cave with crocodiles!! Then the guide said it is named that way because a long time ago, some locals were venturing into this cave, and found a HUGE crocodile living in there, but now it is gone. Nobody knows where.

Next stop was the Bat Cave. The entrance fee was RM1 per person, and they only gave us one torchlight for 20 of us! Sigh... No energy to argue with them. So we went in the cave, and as suspected, no cameras allowed. It was a very small caves, with bats hanging from the top. Obviously they were all asleep.

Our final stop was the Fish Farm. The ride to this place was quite a distance, and we had to travel further into the sea. The waves were stronger there. I'm no expert in boats, but I would thought that with rough waves, the driver would go slower, but no! He was going so fast! The boat was bouncing and at some point, I was afraid that the boat will break into half! To top it off, it was raining. Scary scary ride! Ashamed Smileys

We finally arrived at the Fish Farm safe and sound! Check out the big fish! The fishes here act like they have not been fed for ages! You just throw a small piece of meat into the pond, and all the fishes will attack it.

Our boat driver left us at the Fish Farm, so we decided to have our lunch there. The food here is surprisingly not bad. Quite special... I mean, their fried rice is white in color, but there is taste, and it was quite good, I must say. Slightly pricey, but this is expected when you dine in places like this.

Finally done with the sightseeing. Went back to the hotel and the boys went to the swimming pool for some water sports/activities. I was in the pool for a while, and then went back to the hotel room to shower. The boys continued with beach volleyball but I went over to another room and played mahjong! LOL yes, one of the girls brought the miniature mahjong to Langkawi! And no, we did not gamble. Just a game to past time Laughing Smileys

Dinner time! We avoided the place we had dinner the night before and tried something new. We passed by this restaurant that is quite crowded, and we thought we'd give it a try. Pleasantly surprised, the food were delicious! Drooling smiley face Nothing like what I've tasted in Langkawi, period! It was good, especially the pork knuckle! Yum yum!

Group picture & solo/couple picture time before and after dinner! Leisures-and-Sports smiley face

Back to the hotel for a round 2 of games and liquors. This time, we had Tequila Pop, and some beer.

Great day out with the gang!! Mad Smileys


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