Sunset Valley , Langkawi - A piece of Paradise

Trip Start Dec 12, 2007
Trip End Ongoing

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Sunset Valley- Langkawi Holiday House

Flag of Malaysia  , Kedah,
Sunday, December 6, 2009

"Welcome to Langkawi" - was the first thing our host Ria greets us with when she met us at the airport. Strange to hear it from a foreigner. But Ria and her husband Andre , a Dutch couple has made Langkawi their second home. They had sailed from Netherlands in one of their voyage and fallen in love with the island.

They have done such a wonderful job with this lovely piece of land that faces a lovely green ricefields with hills and mountains forming part of the landscape. Their house which has a lovely verandah gets the view of a perfect sunset nearly every evening. Its a scene taken from "An Affair to Remember" - remember Kat Hepburn's home and the view she gets . That;s what its like. Even as I am blogging this - I am facing this lovely green rice field with coconut trees amidst an estate of trees and sound of wild birds. I do not want to do anything but just laze around the place.

We took the Farmers House which is a Malay traditional house with all the modern amenities - a kitchennette , a modern toilet and the whole area is Wi- fied.....No tv though which is fine by me. After being told of the house and estate rules, we took a dip in the pool which has a jacuzzi as well and watched for the sunset.

The vast grass field was too inviting and the guys started playing ball and we joined in. We decided to rent the car from Ria since Kuah was just 8 km always. She recommended us Wonderland in Kuah Town just in front of Bella Vista for the seafood.

The car a Cherry was a bit scary as the gear was Continental style where the reverse is on your far left. A couple of tries with the car sounding as if it would explode , we finally got it going and off we were. Because we were in Malaysia, we were a bit casual about where we were and as we drove to Kuah town, I realize that I wasnt really sure how we could get back. But what the heck, we were on holiday.

We finally did find Wonderland , ordered our Lobster dinner - how can we resist that??? Chris was really hungry and so the first dish - the fried vermicelli and the vegetables was gone in the jiffy. The whole meal with lobster, a fish , two vegetables and a noodle cost just RM150.

We quickly drove to Langkawi Parade just down the road to pick up groceries for breakfast and the snacks of course. Being a tax free island, alcohol is really cheap here compared to the mainland and I see myself picking up wines and specialty alchohol drinks.

The drive back was kinda scary especially since I'm not really sure where we were and had to rely on a really bad map and memory. Tough especially in the dark. The roads were typical country road - dark with no street lights . It reminded me of times when we use to drive back to KL or Malacca when were were kids . It is scary especially when you drive along the area which locals call Bukit Hantu which means Ghost Hill.

We finally get back and hey television is not missed. Great to just read and listen to music . For Chris , it was DOTA time and he hogged the laptop the whole night.

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