The Yat (One) and Only Journey

Monday, 29 May, 2006

Langkawi Trip [Part 2]

Filed under: Travel & Places — Yatz @ 7:04 pm

Here’s where I left off in the previous entry..

Day 1 (Afternoon)

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*The Top Station at Langkawi Cable Car*

*Going up the steep stairs from the Hanging Bridge..It’s damn tiring*

*Going downhill by cable car from the Top Station*

After the Oriental Village and cable car, we headed to the Seven Wells Waterfall..

It’s about 3-5 minutes drive from the Oriental Village to the Seven Wells..It’s about 3pm when we reached the waterfall spot..

Just looking at the steep stairs, I could feel the difficulty in walking up the stairs, plus Hikaru‘s info about it coz he had visited it just merely 3 months ago..

Before we could start off our journey up the stairs, we bumped onto 2 Californian chicks..

While sitting in their Perodua Kancil, Hiew and I had a little chat with them..

Chicks : Are you guys trying to go up there.??

Guys (us) : Yeap..What’s wrong with up there.??

Chicks : Well, it’s a 30 minutes journey up there..And it’s not really a waterfall..Just few small ponds everywhere..

Guys : What the HECK~?!?! 30 minutes up there.?? Are you kidding me.?!

Chicks : Hell no..30 minutes up and another 30 down..It’s not worth it..

Guys : Really.?? Shit..By the way..Where are you girls from.??

Chicks : California..

Guys : Oh California.? That’s great..How’s your trip in Lang-Keh-Wee so far.??

Chicks : Oh..We are having a great time here..How bout you guys.??

Guys : We are from Kuee-Laa-Loom-Pour..It’s our first day in Lang-Keh-Wee..

Chicks : Yea.? We have had been to Kuee-Laa-Loom-Pour before..It’s a nice place..

So that’s roughly what we talked abour that day..Hence, we headed up the stairs..

By the time we were only half-way up the stairs, we still have approximately 230 steps to go..

Total up, it has about 480 steps to get the mid-way of the waterfall..Which means that’s the ‘pond‘ area the Californians were talking about..

Hikaru, Hiew and I already tired to death at the 230 steps..Pushed ourselves to the limit and exceeded our limitations to reach our goal, the pond.!!

Left Deral and Lipau far behind, because they couldn’t take it anymore when it’s only about 100 steps, I think..Hahaha..

Want to get to the stream where the waterfall come from.?? It’s more than 1000 steps up there..It’s approximately equivalent to three Batu Caves..

Anyhow, we reached the destination of 480 steps with our lungs and knees badly damaged, and of course, suffocations..Woo Hoo~!!!

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*The Seven Wells Waterfall (pic courtesy of Hikaru)*

The ‘ponds‘ are everywhere, where they actually formed a stream..

The water is cool and crystal clear..With algae everywhere on the rocks, under the water..Thus made the surface of the rocks kinda slippery..

The rocks made a slide-like surface, where we can slide from top of a steep down to a lower level of pond..

About an hour later, we headed back down hill to where our car was parked..Then off we went off to venture around the place..

On our way out of the forest and snake-like road, we stopped at Pantai Kok..

It’s just another polluted dirty beach like any other places in Malaysia..We had rojak and drinks, then off we went back to our living place, Awana Porto Malai Resort..

It was a tedious journey from Pantai Kok back to the Resort, because all we did was just follow the map and made few wrong directions..

It’s about 5pm when we reached our room..After a hot shower and some nice rest, we went out for dinner at 8pm..Hahaha..Long rest huh..

After some surveys, we decided to have our dinner at Palm View Seafood Restaurant, Jalan Pantai Cenang..

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*The Palm View Seafood Restaurant*

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*We seated inside, air-conditioned*

But it was too cold inside..Everyone shivers and sneezed like there’s no tomorrow..

So we switched table and sit outside..

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*With lots of lightings hanging around outside*

The food was definitely nice, delicious and fulfilling..Costed us RM 20 per pax only..Not bad for crab and duck..

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*The delicious dishes*

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*Clockwise from top-left – Don’t know what vegie, Fried Sotong, Roasted Duck, Hot Plate Japanese Tofu*

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*The nice Fried Soft Shell Crab*

After we had eaten our dinner, that’s about 9.30pm, we walked along the Jalan Pantai Cenang to see whether other restaurants have cheaper and nicer food..

But to no avail, all of the restaurants are about the same..Same menu, same price, same table clothes, etc etc..

The worst is, all shops selling liquor, such as the Underwater World and town area shops all closed at 8pm or so..

Thus, no drink-til-die night for us on the first night..What a waste..Thought of getting a bottle of Martel Cordon Blue for the first night..

Anyway..We still managed to get ourselves some small bottle of gin and vodka drinks..Just a mere 5% alcoholic drink..

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*All Pelicans*

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*L-R – Gin & Lemon, Tropical Fruit, and Ice Lemon Tea*

Then we planned to go to the in-house resort pub, called Ground Zero (I do believe it doesn’t has any connection to the 9/11 tragedy)..

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*Fun Pub.?? I don’t think so*

Waited for about 2 hours for the peak-time at the resort lobby..

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*Resting and busy with mobile games and SMS-es*

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*Alright, it’s my home..Hahaha*

Only did we know that the patrons are not our level of group..And the music.?? SUCKS-TO-THE-MAXXX~!!

Not any Benny Benassi wannabe pub or even a single of trance or techno..It plays stupid remix with A-Go-Go feeling within..Yuck..Not our cup of tea..

In the end..We ended up in bed quite early, coz nothing much to do other than finished up our little bottles in a few gulps..

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*Our room*

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*All ready to go to bed*

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*Finishing the last gulp*

The end of Part 2, which is also the end of Day 1 of our Langkawi trip..

Get ready for more thrills on the Langkawi Trip [Part 3], Day 2..


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