Last year I was lucky enough to visit Malaysia and Langkawi.
From someone who has frequently traveled to Thailand I was expecting more of the same, safe to say that was just my ignorance, travelling into Kuala Lumpa by coach I got to see the landscape that surrounded the city, surrounded by palm trees, the same ones scoured for their oil grew in the thousands as the city loomed in the distance, on arriving in the city I discovered the different side to asia, the multi cultural asia.
Kuala Lumpa being famous for its landmark The Petronas Towers measuring at an impressive 451.9 m (1,483 ft) I was still shocked by the sheer size of it.
The Hotel Impiana, had this impressive decoration hanging in the lobby, where as the hotel corridors took on an eerie quality under this orange light.
After 24 hours in Kuala Lumpa we flew off to Langkawi’s main island for a break from the city life. Famous for its legends full of Vampires and curses maybe most famous of all is the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls which is believed can help women become fertile.
Langkawi which roughly translates Reddish Brown Eagle is surrounded with wildlife, from the famous brown eagles (Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus), to beach monkeys which covered the road too and from the resort waiting to steal your food.
The monkeys (Macaque) above weren’t so interested in us as we ventured back and forth, more interested in what we were going to drop, the locals advising us to show our teeth if they became to aggressive. Though thankfully none got aggressive, I did though manage to accidentally scare a baby whilst focusing my camera on it.
The photos are many, but winding down, I was often confronted by theses nasty looking alien creatures jumping down from trees… ( I truly had no idea what these were, except giant mangos, but I still don’t think so.)
Dont you think? No?
Anyway the rest of the holiday was spent relaxing, and discovering what Langkawi had to offer, which what was exactly needed. This little pier you could book out for special evenings for two, with a private waiter included, but we were happy to make do at the local restaurant instead.