Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Things to do in Langkawi

Why not become a Volunteer at the  Lassie Animal Shelter? 

Making...... friends

We have been on Langkawi for just over 6 months now and are still loving it. When we left Europe a lot of people asked: "What do you intend to do every day?" Until now we have been busy sorting our new life out, i.e. find a place to live, where is what on Langkawi, getting a feel for the Island in general. We always said we could imagine doing some volunteer work, but had no idea what it could be. When we read an article about the LASSie Animal Shelter near Cenang beach we thought it could be something worth looking into.

"Come on, adopt me" (just one of many cats at the shelter)
 So next day we set off to ´just have a look` and straight away ended up taking some dogs out for a walk (or they took us, not sure) which we enjoyed and have been doing volunteer work now for two weeks and intend to carry on. The Shelter is a necessary institution (non profit) on the Island and are doing a lot for injured, neglected or abused animals (details here) but this is not all as there is an animal clinic on the grounds too, run by Dr. Timothy Lim, aka Dr.Tim who is doing a great job.

The Shelter near the Bon Ton Resort
The Animal Shelter was founded by the Bon Ton Resort and you can read all about it here.
Taking the dogs for a walk is really important, so they get out of their kennels, but we think they just as much love to have some human company who entertain and play with them.

Taking the dogs for a walk
If you come to Langkawi and would like to do something for a few days, join us as volunteers.
There are more pictures of cheeky cats and dogs from the shelter here.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Tsunami Watch Cancellation

Luckily the Tsunami watch has been cancelled, see link below. 

Tsunami Watch Cancellation

Tsunami Warning for Langkawi

We just came back to our Apartment. We left the building when a second tremor occurred which lasted longer than the first one. (see Post below) It was scary, so we took our rucksack and went down to the water front as there were already a lot of people gathering, staring at the sea.
Interesting guy explaining what happened in Langkawi in the 2004 tsunami.

More and more people gather at the jetty

Police announcement to leave the area.

Parked up on a bridge, not wanting to go back to our apartment, in case of another tremor!

All calm, watching boats move to a safer, central position.
We shall keep you updated if things change and we hope for a night without more tremors.

Earthquake and Tsunami Warning

We just felt an Earthquake in Langkawi. Tsunami warnings have been issued in Penang and other near by areas.
 For more information about the ETA of a possible Tsunami in different areas please click on the link below. Here all is quiet but it was an unusual feeling. Just as I am writing this we are feeling it again... Leaving the building.....
Indian Ocean-wide Tsunami Watch Bulletin