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Friday, June 27, 2014
EY 21st KEYS AGM | Sarawak River Cruise at 11:29

21th June 2014


A random Saturday, went back to office for OT in the morning. Bought my breakfast at Backerei.


The other day, i started to plan for my upcoming trip to PG and Langkawi. 
Super excited coz it is so near already! Haven go out from Kuching since last October!

22th June 2014


One fine morning went to breakfast with the grandparents and grand aunt. Had a typical kuchingnite kind of breakfast --- Sarawak Laksa x Teh C Peng! 

25th June 2014



Spotted rainbow on the way back. It was so special because i din expect there's rainbow in a hot sunny day.
Bdw, the temperature in Kuching now is about 40 degrees. Super burning hot!!!


27th June 2014


Our Company's Kelab EY will have the AGM in Sarawak River Cruise.
Past years were held in Hotel's Function Room and served with nice buffet food.
But, cruise sounds good to me cause i haven't try it once yet though i'm living in Kuching.

Normal priced at RM60 per person!

What you get is..
  • 1-hour 30-minute signature sunset cruise.
  • View sunsets and discover over 25 historical and iconic landmarks, Borneo River, and 360° panoramic view of Kuching City.
  • See historical landmarks left behind by the Brooke Dynasty such as the Astana, the Brooke Dockyard, the Square Tower and more with live commentary throughout the cruise. 
  • Includes traditional Sarawak kek lapis and free flow of orange juice.
  • Cultural performances by the native tribes of Sarawak

Am so glad that i wouldn't have to pay for this.

The weather is so bad! Luckily we all get on board before it rains.
I did not get a chance to go to upstair there to see the view cause it was raining heavily.

Oh ya, one of the agenda was Celebration for June babies.
I celebrate my birthday once again inside the cruise, in front of 100 pax.

Finally the rain stopped around 7pm. Start to see beautiful night view at waterfront. 

#VMY2014 = visit malaysia year 2014


Another landmark, DUN



We reached waterfront around 7.30pm as per schedule. We were told that we are allowed to stay up till 9 something. But we all just want to leave there as soon as possible. Doesn't feel good wearing my formal since the morning till night.



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Saturday, June 21, 2014
Planning Itinerary of Langkawi - Where to Shop at 20:52

Jetty Point Duty Free Complex

Part of the jetty complex itself, this shopping complex has a variety of stores selling handicrafts, perfume, chocolates, liquor and apparel. This makes it a frequent last-minute shopping stopover for visitors before they board the ferry back to the mainland. Housed within are shop lots that stock various duty-free goods as well as cafés, bakeries and fast food outlets such as KFC and Starbucks.

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00 everyday 
Address: Lot 15, Kompleks Perniagaan Kelibang, Kuah 
Tel: +604 966 7560 or +604 969 9500

Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall

Home to fast food outlets, a food court, money changers and an information counter for tourists, this outlet has a collection of over 100 shops and an adjoining supermarket. You can get a variety of items here including electronic items; there’s usually cheesy Malay music blaring from the speakers. This mall looks quite run-down and mostly only locals patronise it.

Opening Hours: Daily, 10am to 10pm 
Address: Lot FF8, Jalan Persiaran Putra, Langkawi Malaysia 07000
Tel: +604 969 8100 

Cote De Perfume

This perfume store has the latest designer scents – like DKNY and Dior – at duty-free prices. The shop girls are not exactly friendly but its easy to shop around by yourself. You’ll have a hard time selecting the right scent for as the choice is wide. The store also carries a selection of locally-made fragrances at cheap prices.
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 21:30
Address: 16, Jalan Pandak Mayah 6, Pusat Bandar Kuah
Tel: 604 969 8286

Perniagaan Haji Ismail Group Sdn. Bhd

There are not many people who can resist the temptation chocolate offers so while you’re here you might as well stock up on your favourite cocoa-indulgences. This store sells a wide assortment of confectionary products and chocolates like Cadbury’s, Ritter Sports and Toblerone, are sold at reasonable prices that you’re not likely to get on the mainland.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Address: No. 802, 803 & 804, Jalan Pandak Mayah 2, Pusat Bandar Kuah
Tel: 6019 477 2205

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Planning Itinerary of Langkawi - Places to Eat in Langkawi at 20:34

The Loaf

The Loaf, a Japanese style bakery & bistro, which is owned by Tun Dr. Mahathir, has been estab-lished to complement Langkawi to be the world-class resort in South East Asia. Hence our mission is to provide the highest quality bakery products to satisfy every sense of seasoned and experienced tourist from all over the world.
Opening Hours: Daily, 8am – 11pm
Address: Lot No C9, Perdana Quay, Telaga Harbour Park, Pantai Kok, 07000 Langkawi
Tel: +604 959 4866 

Breakfast Bar

The Breakfast Bar may not look like much from the outside – it’s a small tropical beach-like hut – but the food is varied and delicious. From roti canai and spicy nasi lemak to delicious fresh baguettes and savoury scrambled eggs; the owner, Mukhtar, is a teh tarik master and more importantly the fare here is affordable.

Opening Hours: Daily, 07:00 – 14:00 
Address: Jalan Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang 
Tel: 604 955 6533 
Cuisine: Asian & Western 
Price Range: Affordable 

Red Tomato Splash Beach Café

This particular tomato is quite difficult to locate – the entrance is shaded by trees and the flanking buildings seem to dwarf it. Run by expats, it serves some of the best western food on the island. The interior is jungle-green and fire-engine red; the pizzas are especially tasty and the prices are pretty reasonable. Try the toasted sandwiches and bruschetta; the pleasant staff will serve you anything from the breakfast menu all day long as long as the eatery isn’t too crowded.

Opening Hours: 08:00 – 15:00; 18:00 – 23:00 Saturday – Thursday
Location: Jalan Pantai Cenang
Address: Jalan Pantai Cenang, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Tel: 603 955 9118
Cuisine: Western
Price Range: Affordable

Scarborough Fish & Chips Restaurant


Location: Lot 1388, Jalan Tanjung Rhu
Mukin Air Hangat, Langkawi
Opening HoursTue - Sun11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tel: +6012 352 2236
Email : scarboroughfisnnchip@gmail.com

Wonderland Food Restaurant

Locals claim that Wonderland serves up the best seafood on Langkawi Island; offering local favourites of traditionally cooked seafood entrees, the chilli crab is especially flavoursome. Service is friendly and prompt and the atmosphere is lovely.

Opening Hours: 17:30 – 23:30 
Address: Wonderland Food Store, Lot 179, 180, 181 Pusat Perniagaan Kelana Mas, Jalan Trimula, Kuah 
Price Range: Affordable 

Yang Dynasty Seafood Restaurant

A few kilometres down the road from Laman Padi is the Yang Dynasty Seafood Restaurant. Ablaze with twinkling garden lights and featuring a manmade waterfall, this eatery serves up excellent Chinese seafood. Although the eatery’s atmosphere isn’t exactly special, service is prompt and friendly. Try the dry chilli chicken, sizzling beancurd or the abalone and sea cucumbers if you’re feeling adventurous.
Opening Hours: lunch & dinner (time varies depending upon the crowd)
Location: Jalan Pantai Cenang
Tel: 6012 477 7283
Cuisine: Chinese seafood
Price Range: Budget 

Water Garden Hawker Centre

During the day this kopitiam serves up mouth-watering local favourites. Try the tantalisingly sumptuous mee java goreng, the kway teow teng and the deliciously varied mixed rice. At nights this eatery is transformed into a seafood restaurant; its location in the city centre makes it especially popular and locals frequently patronise this place.

Opening Hours: 06:30 – 16:00; 17:30 – 23:30 
Address: 89/ 90 Jalan Pandak Mayah 5 
Tel: 604 966 8400 
Price Range: Budget 

Sawadee Thai Seafood Restaurant

Address:Jalan Pantai Tengah, Mukim Kedawang
07000 Langkawi
Tel : 04-9555736
Business Hour : 12pm - 12am

Tomato Nasi Kandar

This restaurant is known as one of the cheapest places in Langkawi for excellent fare at cheap prices; locals swear by this eatery, filled with plastic tables and chairs, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. The 24-hour joint serves up tasty food no matter the hour; food is always fresh and although the outside seating area is as hot as blue blazes, the food makes the agony worthwhile.

Opening Hours: 24-hours (closed Fridays: 13:15 – 14:30; Tuesdays)
Location: Bangunan Majlis Perbandaran Langkawi, Jalan Pantai Cenang (opposite Langkawi Boutique Hotel)
Cuisine: Mamak
Price Range: Budget 

Boom Boom Corner View Restaurant
Shaded by a bright red canopy and located at the junction of Jalan Pantai Tengah and Jalang Pantai Cenang, Boom Boom Corner is the place to sample some authentic Indian/Pakistani fare. Service is prompt and the interior is dimly lit by red lights. Specialties include roti bom, naan, tandoori chicken and briyani rice as well as the teh tarik.

Opening Hours: 18:00 – 22:30 
Location: Jalan Pantai Tengah & Jalan Pantai Cenang (nearby Aseania Hotel) 
Cuisine: Indian & Pakistani 
Price Range: Affordable

Fat Mum’s Seafood Restaurant

Known as one of the best Chinese restaurants in the Pantai Tengah area, Fat Mum’s has fresh seafood cooked in a variety of different ways; the best thing about the food here is the fact that it tastes delightfully home-cooked. The menu also includes a selection of Western cuisine; try the noodles-on-fire, the spicy garlic lobster and the butter prawns.

Opening Hours: 16:00 – 24:00 
Address: 734, Jalan Teluk Baru, Kg Tasik Anak, Pantai Tengah 
Cuisine: Chinese 
Price Range: Budget 

Kantan

This traditional Malay-style restaurant looks like a super-sized kampung house; the menu is an upscale and less spicy execution of traditional Malay dishes such as rendang and creamy-coconut curry fish. The courtyard boasts a beautifully decorated pond and fountain with lush greenery and a scattering of earthen pots all over the place. Try the Langkawi Malay-style juicy tenderloin beef and potato wedges stir-fried with dark soy sauce and spices and udang kebab serai – grilled prawns skewered on lemon grass stems.

Opening Hours: 15:00 – 23:00 
Address: PT78, Jalan Pantai Tengah (just after the Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa) 
Tel: +6017 480 9722 
Cuisine: Malay 
Price Range: Affordable

White Sand Seafood Restaurant

For fresh seafood, head on over to the White Sand Seafood Restaurant. This Chinese restaurant has a fairly inventive and extensive menu. Prices are reasonable so it won’t burn a hole in your pocket; ask the waiter for specialities not listed on the menu.
Address: Lot 1639, Jalan Teluk Baru, Pantai Tengah
Tel: +604 955 3168
Cuisine: Chinese
Price Range: Affordable

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Planning Itinerary of Langkawi- Must visit spot in Langkawi at 20:21

I'm doing my survey and also drafting an itinerary for the upcoming family trip to Langkawi in July 2014. Doing surveys and reading blogs and official website while doing my own plan. I think it will be nice if i compile all this in a blog post. Somebody going to benefit from this in future. Perhaps, i might need it again in future.

1. Langkawi Wildlife Park

Location: Lot 1485, Jalan Ayer Hangat, Kampung Belanga Pecah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.
Operation Hours: 8.30 a.m to 7.00 p.m. Last entry is at 6.00 p.m
Entrance Fee: Adult (RM 28/ RM 15 for Malaysian); Children ( RM 18/ RM 10 for Malaysian)
Nearby Attraction: KLIM KARST Geoforest park, Bat Cave & Durian Perangin Waterfall
Things to do: Animals Feeding, Animals watching ; upclose interactions, photo taking

2. Langkawi Cable Car

Location : Jalan Telaga Tujuh, Burau Bay Pantai Kok Beach, 07000 Pantai Tengah, Malaysia
Operation Hours:
  • Monday - Thursday 10:00AM - 07:00PM
  • Wednesday12:00PM - 07:00PM
  • Friday - Sunday, Public; School Holiday 09:00AM - 07:00PM

Entrance Fee: Adult (RM 30) with Mykard & Children ( RM 20)
Nearby Attraction: Elephant Adventures, Quad Adventures; Telaga Tujuh Waterfall
Things to do: Sight seeing, riding skycab, flora; fauna exploring, enjoy breezy weather; etc

3. Kilim Geoforest park / Mangrove Tour

Location: Kampung Kilim 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, 07000, Langkawi, Kedah, 07000, Malaysia

Entrance Fee:


Nearby Attraction: Duty Free Shopping at Kuah Town, Wildlife park & Durian Perangi Waterfall
Things to do: Sight seeing, boat ride, visit mangrove, bat watching, watch eagle upclose, visit fish farm (touch & feel stingray), see the beautiful limestone hill; etc
Official Website: http://www.langkawigeopark.com.my and www.langkawimangrovetour.com

Alternative Price Package List:
A) RM150/boat for One Hour Tour
Visits:
Bat Cave
Fish Farm
Eagle Feeding
Mangrove Sightseeing

B) RM200/boat for Two Hour Tour
Visits:
Bat Cave
Fish Farm
Eagle Feeding
Mangrove Sightseeing
Crocodile Cave
Open Sea (Andaman Sea)
Mangrove Sightseeing
Icon Kilim Geoforest Park

C) RM250/boat for Two Hour Tour
Bat Cave
Fish Farm
Eagle Feeding
Mangrove Sightseeing
Crocodile Cave
Open Sea (Andaman Sea)
Icon Kilim Geoforest Park
Swimming At The Island Beach

D) RM300/boat for Four Hour Tour
Bat Cave
Fish Farm
Eagle Feeding
Mangrove Sightseeing
Crocodile Cave
Open Sea (Andaman Sea)
Mangrove Sightseeing
Icon Kilim Geoforest Park
Tanjung Rhu View
Swimming At The Island Beach

CALL THIS FOR NEGOTIABLE
 - Alif 017-4304800

Fun Fishing Trip
Duration : 4 hours
Charges: RM 450.00 (max 8 persons)
·         Boat and Experienced Boatman
·         Fishing Line
·         Bait
Starting time : At Your Choice
Day Time : Extra use per hours
Night Time : Maximum of 4 persons / boat
*Transport provided upon request - Additional charges
Mangroves Tours & Island Hopping
Duration : 9 hours (1 day)
Charges: RM 850.00 (max 8 persons)
·         Bat Cave
·         Fish Farm
·         Crocodile Cave
·         Eagle Feeding
·         Open Sea (Andaman Sea)
·         Mangroves Sightseeing
·         Pulau Beras Basah
·         Around Pulau Singa Besar
·         Pulau Dayang Bunting – The pregnant Maiden Lake
More information at http://www.langkawimangrovetour.com/


4. Langkawi Island Hopping -  Pulau Dayang Bunting (Pregnant Maiden Lake), Pulau Singa Besar, Pulau Beras Basah (Wet Rice Island)


PULAU BERAS BASAH - WET RICE ISLAND AND EAGLE FEEDING

Charges :
Charter boat : RM 300.00 ( 8 persons/boat )
Sharing packages : RM 35.00

Departure time :
9.00am (morning)
2.00pm (evening)
                       
Duration : 4 hours

5.Underwater World

Location: Pantai Cenang, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Operation Hours: 10.00 a.m to 6.00 p.m daily. 9.30 a.m to 6.30 p.m during public holiday
Entrance Fee: Adult (RM 38/ RM 28 for Malaysian) ; Children ( RM 28/ RM 18 for Malaysian)
Nearby Attraction: Pantai Cenang, Morac Go Kart, Laman Padi
Things to do: Animals Feeding, Marine Life watching ; upclose interactions, photo taking

6. Eagle Square, Lang Tengah

Location: Kuah, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

7. Chocolate Shopping, Haji Ismail Group kuah
They are all duty free which means its about RM 6 – 10 cheaper then the other stores.
Location: Lot 1852 Kompleks HIG, Jalan Penarak, Kuah 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Operation Hours: 10 am to 10pm Daily
Nearby Attraction: Wild Life Park, KILIM Karst Geopark ; Durian Perangin Waterfall
What to do: Shopping for Chocolate, Glassware; Perfume
Websitehttp://hajiismailgroup.com.my
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8. Cenang Beach



Location: Kuah, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Nearby Attraction: Underwater World, Laman Padi, Night Market

9. Harbour Park



Ticket: none
Opening Hour: 24hours accessible

10. Langkawi Craft Komplex

Ticket:  none
Opening Hour: 10am - 7pm


11. Black Sand Beach




Ticket: none
Opening Hour: 24hours accessible


12. Legend Park



This is a scenic park with beautifully landscaped gardens. The 50-acre park has 17 monuments depicting various folklore personalities inspired by local legend and history. There are also four artificial lakes and a man-made beach. Located near the Kuah Jetty Point and Eagle Square, entrance is free.

Ticket: none
Opening Hour: 8am - 7pm


9. Cruise with Tropical Charters

Day Cruise
Location: Pick up at Porto Malai Port, Langkawi, Malaysia
Operation Hours: 10am to 4pm Daily
Entrance Fee: Adult (USD 100) ; Children ( USD 50) inclusive of Free Flow Bars and BBQ Lunch. Transfer (Surcharge applies for some Hotels)

Sunset Cruise
Location: Pick up at Porto Malai Port, Langkawi, Malaysia
Operation Hours: 5pm to 8pm Daily
Entrance Fee: Adult (USD 82) ; Children ( USD 41) inclusive of Free Flow Bars and BBQ Dinner. Transfer (Surcharge applies for some Hotels)
Nearby Attraction: Cenang Beach, Underwater World; Laman Padi
Things to do: Sunset sea viewing, swimming in sea water, sunset dinner, photo taking
Website:  http://www.tropicalcharters.com.my/ 


Download this PDF for another three days gateaway plan.

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