Holiday Villa Alor Setar
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... walled by impenetrable rainforest. And I do mean impenetrable!
As I said, the population varied between 3 and 8 during the time we spent there (including us) and Aijai, (sorry if I got the spelling wrong mate!), Azim, Fathee and Towel (it's still a long story) are fantastic people to be stuck on a real desert island with.
The days are spent working away towards the goal of creating a true Eco friendly resort. The long term aim is to introduce kids to ...
... exit off the motorway. When we got to the toll booth, Skippy stopped altogether.
The toll attendant, a nice young lady, thought this was very funny and asked us to wait while she called for help. (We didn’t have much choice really!) Two highway patrolmen arrived in their Toyota Hilux and towed us 200meters out of the way of traffic. They then rang for a mechanic to come and help us.
We were the centre ...
... and my night walk through the strip was enough, don't like it, can't say why exactly? but just don't dig the amotsphere, time to leave... I endured the hours bus ride back to George Town, this time paying the correct 2 ringgit 70 sent, not the 4 that areshole driver let me pay last time lol. I considered wandering around George Town as that's where it's at, but it was so hot, and with a backpack, forget it, plus I ...
Having arrived in Alor Setar near the Thai border I wanted to spend some time exploring the towns sights before taking the ferry to Langkawi Island. I knew with the three day holiday the museums will probably be closed so I was debating whether to do half today and half when ...
... were adorned in traditional dress as a sign of respect for the places we were visiting (long pants for the gents).
We also had an opportunity to visit the Muzium Padi (Rice Museum) which is a tribute to rice (a predominant crop in Malaysia; palm tree plantations are also quite common). The content of the rice museum satisfactory at best (the lower level where they house an impressive collection of traditional rice farming tools is the most interesting ...