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Monday, 16 February 2009

Langkawi Trip - Day 1

Finally started blogging about the trip..
Why did I take so long?
Its because I have a total of 1500+ photos to go through, filter, PP(Post Processing), Upload then blog..
*Obviously I'm not going to upload all the photos..its gonna take 30 Facebook albums to do so..*
Oh well, That is what you get for having 3 DSLR(2 Nikon, 1 Sony) and another compact camera(Panasonic Lumix) with you..

Okay, 1st lets start with WHY Feb 11, 2009???
The initial plan was to go on Feb 16 - 19..
Feb 16 - Penang to look for Cherlene
Feb 17, 18, 19 - Langkawi

Not long after we got the dates confirmed *Right before our final paper* I called my mom and she told me that my dad and her will be going to Hainan, China from Feb 14 *Valentine's Day* till Feb 19 *The day I was supposed to be driving back from Langkawi*
I have to stay in Sg Buloh to take care of my sister and the office..
Our plan was screwed in less than 6 hours after confirming!!!!
After that, we went on Feb 11 because Yean Ree can't join us if we're going on Feb 22..

So, plans were screwed and hence the last minute trip..
Since there were too many photos, I'm gonna split this trip into 2 post..
1st post: Day 1
2nd post: Day 2, 3
*I took almost the whole day sorting and PP-ing okay*

This trip was supposed to be joined by a number of people..
Attendees: Me, Andrew, Vyen, Peywen, Yeanree, Ivy, Sum
Absentees: Stef, Yvette, Meimun, Winnie*not yinli*, SiewLing, JongKheng, Suxin, Minghong

Since there are only 7 of us, I borrowed my dad's Toyota Estima for the trip so that we can save on petrol and toll.
We started our journey before dawn because we're afraid that we'll miss the last ferry and hotels are fully booked..
*Yeah we didn't even booked hotels*
3:30am - Makan at Bintang Tujuh *the mamak near my condo*
4:00am - Start our journey..

The journey took us about 4hours *if i'm not mistaken*
Its a long long journey and everyone is tired..

*..Everyone slept like a baby*

After driving a few hours passing Kampar, Ipoh, Taiping, Juru, we finally reached our 1st destination Kuala Kedah!!!

*Yaye!!! Alor Setar Toll Plaza*

*Obviously the display needs maintainence*

After driving in a never-been-before place *with the help of GPS* we saw a life saving road sign..


While driving on the road, I spotted something strange..

*Tesco in Stargate??*

Since when Stargate SG-1 was filmed in Malaysia??
For those you don't know, Stargate is a Sci-Fi hit series..

*Stargate SG-1*

Upon arriving at the Kuala Kedah jetty, we parked our car and bought the ferry tickets..

Parking: RM15 x 3days = RM45
Ferry: RM23 x 7people = RM161

Right after we bought the tickets, we had to quickly board the ferry as its gonna leave the jetty very very soon!!
*I think we're the last to board*

*Just boarded the ferry*

After over an hour's ride, we reached Langkawi jetty..

*Woohoo~!!! Reached ddi finally!!*

*Langkawi Jetty - Sea view*

*Langkawi Jetty - Land view*

*Eagle Square view from the Jetty*

When we reached, we were welcomed by a lot of car rental agents..
They escorted us to their counter and explain the prices etc..
But only 1 person needs to hear right??
So the rest camwhored..

*Camwhore + Big Heads!!!*

After we've gotten our car, we head to the apartment that I planned to stay..
Century Suria Apartment..
Munster sent me the link to the website and it looks good, its facilities also looks good..

*Century Suria*

Not too bad right??
Too bad the view of the surrounding ruins the whole place..
All you get to see is abandoned buildings and NO SEA!!!!
So we left to look for another place to stay with a nice view..
Then we head towards the shores and ended up in Langkasuka *Where Munster will be staying*
Ivy said the place is haunted and one of her relative heard footsteps in the room..
At first we didn't plan to stay there but once we saw the place, FUIYOH!! Its so beautiful so we decided to get a place there..Even if its haunted..

*The beach of Langkasuka*

Alas!! No room for that night, but got room for the following night..
After discussing with my friends, we concluded that staying in 2 places in 2 nights is too troublesome, so off to the next place!!!
After searching for some time, we reached Langgura Baron Resort..
It is considerable cheap with a beach too!!
So we decided to stay there, whee!!

Resort: RM140 x 2nights = RM280

*Our resort!!!*

Oh, if you're wondering if we rented the Mazda..
No we didn't..It'd be nice if we could afford it!!
Instead, we rented this..

*Our rented van*

As you can see, its a pretty old van *cheap mah!!* and 110kmph is its FASTEST!!!
Normally we only travel at 60kmph..
Haha but thats what you get for a cheap car right??

Car rental: RM220 for 3 days
Nonetheless we had fun even in the van..

*Camwhore in the van*

After resting and bathing, we head to town for lunch..
And we bumped into another group of friends..
Then we had lunch together ler but in different tables because there were too many people..

After lunch we walked around while checking the prices for duty free stuff..
And I ended up buying a pair of spec *Just for fun*
Then, we head to eagle square!!
Upon reaching there, we did our favourite shot..Jump shot!!!

*Jump shots!!*


*More camwhores*

*Some not-so-candid photos*

Andrew, Ivy, and I were busy snapping here and there with our DSLRs..
Vyen, Sum, and Yeanree played with the Panasonic Lumix..
So what did Peywen do??
She became our talent..

*Mr Lee Kheng Yong should be proud of his girlfriend..haha*

At one point, I started showing people that different specs can bring out different characteristics of a person..

*Two diff specs, two diff personality*

After a while, we did more jump shots!!

*We sure love Jump Shots*

While jumping, a group of people came along..
I don't know how to describe them, and don't know which country they came from..
I even question their gender..haha!!

*Females or SHEmales??*

I learned something new about my camera that day..
Changing your camera's white balance to "shade" really brings out the flavour in sunset shots!!
Here are some examples..Not edited in any way..
*except the cross star effect in the middle photo*

*Colourful sunset sky*

Then Ivy captured a photo of Andrew..
I find it nice!!

*It'll be a nice drama if the two used-to-be strangers got together..haha!!*

Eh eh!!! Where can we go to Langkawi Eagle Square without shooting the Eagle right??!!!
So here are the photos..


Before we left, I managed to capture some photos that further shows the difference of an "auto" white balance with a "shade" white balance..

*Different white balance settings + different filters*

*Goodbye shot*

After a long day, everyone's pretty tired..
And when we're tired, we sleep in the van..


And its nice to have a coconut after a long, sweaty, tiring, fun day right??


After a slight rest, its dinner time!!
This time we went to the nearest restaurant we can find..
We ordered quite a lot of dishes *I don't know why* and we didn't manage to finish all..

*Our food*

*Having a nice dinner*

After dinner we went to the beach to play..
Play what?? We wrote in the air with light!!
How?? You'll see the results!!!

*Writing in the air*

And we talked, drink, played with sand..

*Burying Yeanree's hand*

*Burying Andrew as much as we can*

That pretty much wraps up for the 1st day..
Its pretty exhausting trying to blog this..
Stay tuned for day 2 and 3!!!


  1. wow!!! how you do that???
    Writing in the air???

  2. Hey k.yau~
    easy to write in air..

    1. Use a DSLR
    2. Set Shutter speed to 15secs
    3. use any source of light to write the words in the air

    Remember must do it at night or in a dark place..

  3. I'm back from Langkawi! lololol

    I think we went to the same restaurant - dinner. isit Lucky Restaurant @ pantai cernang..

    and hor.. rm220 for car rental is too expensive d.. we rented Nissan Serena for 3 days, rm240..