The weather here on Langkawi is, how shall I say it.......fantastic, but hot. Blue sky for the last few days, which is rather unusual. Normally there are always some clouds, but at the moment it`s just great. With it being so nice we decided to go for a day to the beach. It is on the North of the Island called: Pasir Tengkorak Beach (Skull Beach)
The water on the North side is much clearer and the sand is golden and smooth. This beach is very quiet on week-days, but full of locals and some tourists on bank holidays. So off we went to the shops to buy a nice Melon to have in the fridge when we get back and bought one called Shark Fin Melon. We had never seen one like it before and thought it was a good idea to try it. What a surprise when we cut it. It turned out to be a massive type of fruit /veg, which tasted like a cucumber, but not bad, one slice makes a cucumber sandwich :) This fruit is used in Asia against Diabetes and they make "Shark Fin" melon soup out of it, named after the vegetable . So next time you order Shark Fin melon soup, you might not find any dorsal fins in it!
Our upcoming entries will be from a 10 day trip to the Cameron Highlands, followed by our next visa run which is a month in Thailand, starting in Bangkok and will include several Islands.
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|Cucumber Sandwich anyone?|
|No Comment :)|
|Fairly clear water|
|This Macaque monkey found a bottle but could not open it, so he climbed up a tree with it and dropped it, I wont be trying this! Here he is enjoying some Maggi Sauce.|
|Beautiful flora at the edge of the jungle|
|Great Hornbill, first one we spotted on Langkawi. He was big and when he flew you could here the noise of the wings, making a loud whoosh,whoosh sound.|
|Not a bad view towards Thailand ( Koh Tarutau) which is 5 km away.|
|This monkey was going for the swimmer`s rucksack, but luckily was spotted before he could snatch anything.|
|Butterflies the size of a hand|
|We call this a cucumber tree, no idea what it is...|
|...the fruit produces something like wool|
|NO.. I am not drunk, the jetty was weird to walk on.|
|Lovely coast line|
|One of 3 roundabouts on the Island|
|Typical house in the country|
|Coming into Kuah|
|Kuah Stadium (what is it used for??)|
|Towards home, our condo in the distance.|
|Nice final display of the sun after a good day out. Sunset over Kuah, seen from our apartment. |
-14 decrees here, homeless people dieing of cold, some schools closed.
Nice Pics :-) The coconut experimentals and the bird from below are interesting :-)ReplyDelete
Wish you a safe trip to the cameron highlands... might be a bit cool when you are used the heat now....
Thanks Lutz, yes only 19°C at the most, gonna be well cold, but makes a change. ;)ReplyDelete
Great Photos, nice posts about Langkawi.ReplyDelete
nice blog! i am a foreigner living in Langkawi too. i have followed your blog so I can read al your posts :-) it's so nice to be in Langkawi :)ReplyDelete
Thnx for your comment. How long you`ve been living here?