...had a after-Subh walk-about around d Awana area...basically just along d boardwalk n trying to catch d 1st ray from d sun...awesome sight ehh
while lingering around out n about, saw this cruise ship slipping smoothly towards d Awana Star Cruise Jetty. Shortly afterward, a Kem. Kesihatan van full with its staff was seen zooming to d jetty...probably a precautionary H1N1 measure. N someone told me later that d taxi fare in Langkawi normally shoot up a bit whenever there's a cruise ship in town...
n later...d meeting was in session...I didn't know beforehand that I'm suppose to be one of d 4 panelists on stage...I thought I just present from d floor...hhmm. So that's why u get d above foto...a room full of town/urban/city planners taken from on stage
in d afternoon, a complusory 'technical visit' was scheduled...a visit to Kilim Geoforest Park. I've seen numerous fotos of it in d media...so its about time for me to have a look personally
d boating trip started off in d jetty of Kilim river n onwards to d sea. A boat takes 6 passengers only n with about 80 of us, u can just imagine d number of boats required. In d open water, these boats travelled very fast...sometimes I felt as if I am part of d interceptor force off d coast of pirate-infested Somalia...hihi
one of d highlights of d trip was to see feeding of d many eagles in Langkawi [their favorite is chicken skin]...but no fotos for this due to d inadequate zoom power. D above is d only floating restaurant there...called Holed in d Wall...we had tea n there was a fish show as well
I thought that after a tiring trip, d delegates would very much like to go back to d hotel...fat chance!! Most of them screamed for a shopping detour to Kuah. While there, I dropped in d Bayview hotel n used its 'aircond' surau. This is d view of Kuah from d hotel. U may noticed upgrading of d covered pedestrian walkway...such as next to Maybank...basically places from d husbands to wait while their significant others busily nyopping. Take note also of d huge abandoned building on d left...n there r many of those to be found in Langkawi...signs of time perhaps.
after a breather or two back in Awana, went back to Kuah again...this time with my Sayang. N no trip to Langkawi would be complete if u didn't tapau some of d 'cheaper that KL price' chocolates n candies...so we bagged a few to test d taste 1st...may be bag more later if d taste is oki doki.
on d way back to our base, passed by this another landmark of MahsuriLand...hopefully it is still well-maintained inside n out...especially d sea creatures. Or else d tourists may just stop coming...
okay...enough for tonite...but don't fret...d nyopping session will resume as usual d following day... my Sayang above carrying back to d Awana lobby d catch of d day...from d various outlets in Kuah...til tomorrow then...