Made it anyhow!
I remember the last time I went to Langkawi was when I was 11 years old. It was a primary school trip. Dad said that we went with the cousins as well but I have no recollection of that memory at all. Langkawi is basically a place built to attract tourists, with the whole island being duty free and all (yeayea go cray cray with the booze, guys). I sort of expected it to be like Port Dickson with all its polluted glory but I'm glad it turned out better than I expected.
The only annoying thing is its location because you can't exactly drive to Langkawi, well you can but you have to catch a ferry after and you don't get to use your car anyway, which is why we took a plane and then rented a car there. We rented the car for RM250 for 3 days.
A few minutes away from touching down...
Langkawi, bird's eye view.
First thing on the itinerary, the cable car! I don't remember every sitting this before but it is pretty comparable with the one at Genting. We had to wait for more than an hour for our turn! Also, that day was so hot and humid I thought I was going to dehydrate and die -_- I think I inhaled more than 3 popsicles on that day.
(Meanwhile, Shin was telling me how horrible the weather was back in Queensland, with the cyclone approaching Brisbane from North Queensland, raining for more than 3 days straight, river overflowing its bank, thunder, lightning etc. I feared there was going to be a Brisbane flood 2.0 and was so afraid that my place in Brisbane was going to flood. Thank God I read the report/forecast released and my place was said to be 'unlikely to flood'. & the sun has finally appeared! :D)
We saw this totally awesome bridge on our way up and I was looking forward to go on that bridge but it was closed :(
The bridge that I didn't get to cross :(
When you can't differentiate the sea and the sky :)
Whoop whoop us posing with our awesomesauce knockoffs shades.
Let us move on to the most exciting part of the day :D I got a chance to try parasailing for the first time! The board by the beach says RM120 per person but my dad haggled and we got the price of RM100 for 2 people (the 2 sisters refused). It was also pretty crowded that that and they have plenty of customers so they were pretty lenient with the price. I even took a disposable waterproof camera with me and took loads of pictures of the place from the top, I just have to get the film developed now... ._.
Putting on my life jacket in case I drop into the sea ;_; (but really the ride was a breeze, there was nothing to be afraid of... unless you have fear of heights of course)
Dad & I. The guy was hooking us up to the parachute and explaining to us how to land.
If you're doing it alone you can get the guy to accompany you (so he'll land and guide and stuff), we noticed that the guy just sits on this saddle with no safety hooks to the parachute or life jackets, he basically just grips on to the parachute o_o They must've done it so many times they're fearless already.
Taking off... best feeling ever.
Basically when they whistle, you pull on the left side of the parachute so you'll approach the beach to land (letting go after awhile or else you'll land too far left from the beach and hit a tree or something lol). & then depends on how good did you land you either fall on your knees or butt or feet (yay!).
The guy ready to pull us back
"I swear at that time, we were infinite"
At night we ate at a restaurant called Orchid Ria. It was very crowded but the food was so-so only. Ate the usual seafood- fish and crabs.
Got some souvenirs from the street side vendors before going back to the hotel. The bracelet on the top is made using coconut and fish bones, talk about recycling!