Langkawi Visual Diary

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So there you have it. Amazing photos that my friends and I have (thankfully) put together during this short trip to Langkawi. Parasailing, high elements, cable car, ATV- you name it, we’ve done it. Ten of us packed our bags, and went on an adventurous grad trip and came back with empty pockets but full hearts!

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Stayed at Adya Hotel, which has its great view, own spa, gym and women’s pool which is especially convenient for my Muslim friends! Not to mention the good service we have been getting and also the complimentary buffet breakfast that awaits us every morning. This hotel provides to and fro transport from the airport and also some tour packages that we could get at the lobby. We got rooms next to the mountain view, when you look closely you can see its’ picturesque scenery in the distance.

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Photo credit: Jengwen

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SkyTrex Langkawi is definitely a to go place to try out high elements if you happen to visit Langkawi and is looking for some action and fun. Put yourselves to the limit with Beginners (Little Legend), Intermediate (Eagle Thrill) and Advanced (Island Extreme) because these are 3 different trails catered to your interests, needs and abilities! We all chose the Island Extreme. They have a mini training programme and trial run before the real thing so not to worry!

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Photo credits: Josilyn / Dahlia for the above pictures.

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2.5 hours, 33 obstacles, 15 flying foxes, 700m trail—CONQUERED! I would say it is really worth RM75 for all these challenges they have put me through: WORSE than Outward Bound camp, WORSE than SAFRA Yishun or those you see in Singapore. Adventure lovers, this is definitely the deal! Not to mention the good service, and seriously motivating instructors who’s always cheering us on. They even took the effort to remember almost all of our names.

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Next up: Oriental village and Langkawi SkyCab (Cable Car) is definitely a to go place because they are especially near to the Langkawi Sky Bridge, the most iconic attraction of all. Note: You have to pay separately to enter the bridge and walk on it, so do bring extra cash. Oriental Village is a good place to do souvenir shopping, bought my shades there for RM15 only!

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Photo credit: Xinyi

Night market at Kuah Town was no doubt, a breeze. Local Malaysian delights like Mee Rebus, Tom Yum Yong Tau Foo, Chicken noodles can be found there at really affordable prices. All of us even bought several packets of food back to the hotel as supper to feast on.

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Kilim Karst Geoforest Park—we took a boat from Tanjung Rhu in the morning and began our Mangrove tour which involves eagle watching, the Bat Cave, Crocodile Cave and fish village tour. Langkawi is famous for it’s eagles so it was almost like watching Nat Geo up close when we saw eagles swooping above our heads. Our boat passed through valleys, meanders even before it went out to the great sea, and we even drove so close to Thailand that I received an Welcome SMS. Talk about crossing the line!

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Photo credit: Hazirah

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Photo credit: Joy

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Photo credit: Joy

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Photo credit: Xinyi

What I loved most about the beach is its soft sand, super clean waters and minimal crowd.

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Photo credit (above 2): Joy

Parasailing at Pantai Cenang Beach was definitely one of the most liberating (and scariest!) experiences of the trip. There are two types of parasailing, on beach and on boat. Highly recommend the one on boat because it’s easier to take off and land on the boat itself. We paid RM165.00 for both banana boat and parasailing so it’s quite value for money. Spent about 10-15 minutes up there, where the daredevil me brings phone up again.

Mega Water Sports Sdn Bhd
Pantai Cenang, Jalan Pantai Cenang,
07000 Mukim Kedawang, Kedah, Malaysia
+60 12-200 2155
Parasailing: RM110.00 (on boat) RM90.00 (on beach)
Banana Boat: RM70.00 (2 pax) RM100.00 (4pax)

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Next, we also took up a crazy 6-in-1 adventure package at Langkawi Adventure & X-Treme Park, which involves Paintball > ATV > Horse Riding > Flying Fox > 5D cinema motion > GoKart. I have tried most of the above activities before (horse riding in Perth and ATV in Thailand) so the only thing new to me was Paintball Target shooting. Really fun!

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Photo credit: Hazirah

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Feeling like a million bucks spending a relaxing, lazy afternoon: with an empty pool all to ourselves. Adya Hotel also provides Halal steamboat dinner which we had for RM35 only (about $10+SGD). This includes fried rice, eggs, all sorts of meat (chicken, beef, seafood like prawns, crab), vegetables, mushrooms and a whole lot of handful food that tasted really heavenly.

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Overall, I was really satisfied with this trip already. Langkawi is an adventure paradise that you can get to try activities which might not be available in Singapore, or if they are, at really high prices. Lots of my friends said this is the most adventurous trips they have been to but I don’t feel that way (having felt that many parts of the trip were quite similar to HongKong’s Tai O Boat Ride and Neong Ping’s Cable Car ride), but this doesn’t make it any less interesting! To more adventures with this bunch next time.

#gRACEtoLANGKAWI
#LSBLKW
Much Love,
Grace

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