Monday, November 28, 2011

Langkawi - Island Hopping (27Nov11)


Let's go island hopping!
Booked a tour to Pulau Beras Basah, Pulau Singa Besar & Pulau Dayang Bunting for RM 35/pax at Asthar Travel &Tours (their office is located just outside AB Motel)

One has a choice to join the 9.00am or 2.00pm tour.

The tour agent office

The van that transported us from Pantai Cenang to the boat pick up area..The door of the van kept sliding open! Hahahah.. beat-up van eh?

First destination : Pulau Beras Basah..famous for it's clear water and white sandy beach..
But upon arrival.. this is what I saw...

Sad.. rubbish left the island..:(

Even the monkeys are fed-up with us humans :p

Pulau Beras Basah's Beach
People just go dipping in the sea.. sun tanning by the beach..just chilling...

I noticed there's an abandoned chalet which used to be Pulau Beras Basah Resort... I wonder if they would reopen it again.. or leave it as it is..

After spending an hour at the island, we hopped on back to the boat and head off to Pulau Singa Besar to meet some eagles! :)

Pulau Singa Besar has been declared as a forest reserve and a bird & animal sanctuary in 1988. Supposedly, we can visit the sanctuary..But our boatman didn't make a stop at the jetty.. we just stopped nearby the bay and the eagles were there.. (thanks to the other boatmen nearby who started feeding them, the eagles were already swooping down).

There are so many of them.. (My camera shutter not fast enough to get a good snapshot of the whole bunch of them).
I was in awe to be able to see them so close...They look.. beautiful...

The boatman will throw some chicken skin / innards/ bits of meat into the water and soon after, the eagles will swoop down and "catch" their food ;P

Next stop: Pulau Dayang Bunting (The Pregnant Maiden Island)
Read the legend of the island here.
View from up up above.... Googled this picture :p

The silhouette of the pregnant maiden taken from the boat.

From the jetty.. a little hiking/trekking need to be done to reach the lake. I don't recommend those with knee problems to visit.. I saw a few uncle / aunties.. they were having trouble going up/down the path / staircases ... even I.. am huffing and puffing a little bit..

Floating platforms

EEEEEWWWWW... that's sooo not cool! CATFISH LEG MASSAGE! @_@

Since I am not going swimming or having my feet being ravished by catfishes.. I settled to go paddle boating...
Manual Paddle Boat : RM 20 (30 minutes)
Motorized Paddle Boat : RM 30 (30minutes)

What's the difference? obviously, manual paddle biat, you have to paddle it yourself. For motorized paddle boat, you have a choice to paddle or to just sit back and steer while the motor "paddle" for you ;)

1 hour time's up.. back to the jetty and hop onto the boat to bring us back to main island. Time for more chocolates!!! :p


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