Langkawi Trip – Part 5, Pulau Beras Basah And Restoran Nasi Kandar Tomato [Day 2]

Right after the eagle feeding activity, our last destination for island hopping was Pulau Beras Basah, a place for some seaside activities..

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*Poser*

That’s Dale posing for some nice shots..

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*The jetty*

Boats of tourists were flooding the island in and out..Fortunately the beach stretch long enough to accommodate the people..

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*The beach side*

Lots of people were swimming with their shirts on, which is not really a good sight for me and Dale..They should show more flesh and all, instead of clothes..

If you are bored of swimming, you can pay extra money for Banana Boat or Paragliding..

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*Banana boat*

The banana boat is a torpedo-shaped tube that can accommodate 4-7 people..

There’s a trick to play this banana boat in order to stay put on the boat without falling int the sea..

When the boat swerve to the right, the person at the back most should give instruction to its crew to pressure the left side to make-balance the boat..

More photos of the beach and also nice mamak food..

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Paul van Dyk @ Zouk KL

Two weeks ago on 16th October 2009, the bunch of us went to Zouk to have a happy time with the former No.1 DJ, Paul van Dyk..

He was in town for the Speedzone event and I was hoping for a blast like what I had at Armin van Buuren‘s..

Glad that it was held in my favourite club of all-time, Zouk KL..

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*The crowd start to build up*

We reached there around 10pm and the crowd started to build up already..As expected from the former No.1 DJ in the world..

As expected from my favourite club as well..LOL~!!

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*L>R – Lih Yen, me, Nigel, Kelli, Joshua, and Ren*

That’s the time where they first met me in my new haircut..Damn, I miss meeting people with my long hair..Sigh..

I guess it’s just an early stage discomfort syndrome or whatever you call it..I’ll get used to it soon, very soon..

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*The vibrant color in Zouk KL*

I bet the crowd got hyped up with an opening act by Terence C..LapSap from BarSonic too came down to check out the place..

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*Paul van Dyk*

Rave party is definitely awesome but you will never get as close to the DJs as compared to playing in clubs..

It’s true that it’s much more happening at big rave parties like Recharge Revelations or the likes of it and not as packed as in clubs, but it’s about different atmosphere..

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*Paul van Dyk in action*

I managed to get on the amps and snap around before being pulled down by one of the bouncers..

Here’s a clip that we have recorded during his performance..

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg7esfYvbcY]

Now I wish Moby and Blue Man Group to come to our shore..Oh, I heard that David Guetta is coming soon? Can anyone clarify this?

Langkawi Trip – Part 4, Island Hopping – Pulau Dayang Bunting Geoforest Park and Eagle Feeding [Day 2]

Back to my Langkawi trip, the first day ended with a big smile on our face, thanks to Fat Mum..

On the second day, we got up quite early in the morning for our activity, island hopping..

We set off at a beach nearby Awana Porto Malai Resort, where you can see lots of boats parked at the seashore..

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*The bitch beach*

The island hopping includes the Lake of Pregnant Maiden (Pulau Dayang Bunting), eagle feeding at Pulau Singa Besar, and also beach visit at Pulau Beras Basah..

Pulau Dayang Bunting, is an island that surrounded a so-called lake of freshwater in the middle of the sea..

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*Life jackets*

When you are in the middle of the sea, it’s better to be cautious even if you know how to swim..

Who knows, as like what you always watch in movies, your legs might get cramped or something..

Or too much or scientific facts are not good too..It’s easy to float in the sea because of the saltwater but you won’t float if you don’t know how to swim!

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*Lake of Pregnant Maiden (Pulau Dayang Bunting)*

That long stretch of hills is the famous Pulau Dayang Bunting, where you can really see the shape of lady pregnant lady..

Why it’s a lady and not a man you ask? Can you see the boob shape right below the chin? Hahahaha..

Then on the way to the Pulau Dayang Bunting, I think I found a new island..

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*Bearbrick Island*

See this island, isn’t it look like Be@rbrick? Yes it does look like one..Don’t defy it..

I bet not many people notice this island..

island hopping pulau dayang bunting*Dale and the few other passengers boarding the jetty*

It took us somewhere 10-20 minutes to travel from Awana Porto Malai to the Pulau Dayang Bunting Geoforest Park..

I never thought Pulau Dayang Bunting to be a geoforest park..I thought we’ll be playing around the beach side..

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*Pulau Dayang Bunting Geoforest Park*

The island has been exploited and turned into a tourist spot..

The developer still managed to maintain the habitat (I’m not sure how much of it) and promote eco-friendly environment..Keep the island clean!

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*Welcome to Dayang Bunting*

It wasn’t quite a lucky day as it rained  very early in the morning..We had to take cover under the toilet..

Much more of the lake and the eagle feeding after the jump *jumps – toink*..

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Steamboat @ Tony’s House

Close to one months ago which is during the Hari Raya holiday, some of the ex-Form Sixers gathered around for a steamboat feast cum gathering at Tony’s house..

Thanks to Lay Koon and Tony for organizing this gathering..

I know one month is a long way but I was busy so yeah..Here’s my post..LOL~!!

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*Wah Kei the poser*

One of my buddies back in Form 6 times, Wah Kei..He is currently working in Intel Penang..Don’t play play..

A lot of them were unable to attend and a lot more weren’t invited due to the constraint time frame..

Those who attended were Poh Hong, Pay Shuen, Tai Chee, Xinyee, Lay Koon, Waimin, and few others whom I can’t really recall as I was busy eating my heart out..

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*Cock tails and balls*

Yes, we have cocks, balls, and tails..How can steamboat be completed without the balls..

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*So-called Abalone mushroom*

This is the ‘bao yu ku’, which I directly translate it to abalone mushroom..Is that the correct name for it? Please correct me if I’m wrong..

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*More balls, crab sticks, and fishes*

Other than the balls, it would be nice if you want to feel healthy and grab some vegetables..

Steamboat is quite heaty so it’s also good to go with some cool such as carbonated drinks or beer..

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Our Lady Peace – Somewhere Out There

Our Lady Peace, a Canadian alternative rock band formed in 1992, is one of the many alternative rock bands that I love back in the 90′s..

Although they have been around since the early 90′s, I’ve only heard of them in 2002 and that is this single, ‘Somewhere Out There’..

‘Somewhere out There’ still remained to be their chart-topping hit in their high and low music career..It’s from the ‘Gravity’ album, released in June 2002..

The album;s second single ‘Innocent’ is quite a hit too, and I love the song as well..

Here’s Our Lady Peace ‘Somewhere Out There’ lyrics and music video..

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUydbxt6oZs]

Our Lady Peace – Somewhere Out There

Last time I talked to you
You were lonely and out of place
You were looking down on me
Lost out in space
We laid underneath the stars
Strung out and feeling brave
I watched the red orange glow
I watched you float away
Down here in the atmosphere
Garbage and city lights
You’ve gone to save your tired soul
You’ve gone to save our lives
I turned on the radio
To find you on satellite
I’m waiting for this sky to fall
I’m waiting for a sign
All we are
Is all so far

You’re falling back to me
You’re a star that I can see
I know you’re out there
Somewhere out there
You’re falling out of reach
Defying gravity
I know you’re out there
Somewhere out there
Hope you remember me
When you’re home sick
and need a change
I miss your purple hair
I miss the way you taste
I know you’ll come back someday
On a bed of nails I’ll wait
I’m praying that you don’t burn out
Or fade away
All we are
Is all so far

You’re falling back to me
You’re a star that I can see
I know you’re out there
Somewhere out there
You’re falling out of reach
Defying gravity
I know you’re out there
Somewhere out there
You’re falling back to me
You’re a star that I can see
I know you’re out there
You’re falling out of reach
Defying gravity
I know you’re out there
Somewhere out there
You’re falling back to me
You’re a star that I can see
I know you’re out there
Somewhere out there
You’re falling out of reach
Defying gravity
I know you’re out there
Somewhere out there
You’re falling back to me
I know
I know
You’re falling out of reach
I know

Langkawi Trip – Part 3, Fat Mum Seafood Restaurant @ Pantai Tengah

It’s on the first day that we were deprived of food after some long hours of landscape shooting..

Then I remembered that Wilson told me there’s a restaurant called Fat Mum but he didn’t tell me where’s the restaurant located..

Upon driving around Pantai Cenang and back and forth from Awana Porto Malai, we stumbled upon Fat Mum Seafood Restaurant in the middle of Pantai Cenang and the road on the way to Awana Porto Malai..

If not mistaken it’s called Pantai Tengah where you will see lots of Javanese influenced restaurants or spas and some Western restaurants plus resorts along the way..

Do spot the Sunday Bistro and Restaurant, Fat Mum Seafood Restaurant is just nearby and you need to drive/walk in a bit..It’s not quite visible from the main road..

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*Map to Fat Mum Seafood Restaurant*

I know it’s a bit simple and nonconstructive but I hope you understand the map and that’s one of the reason I took up engineering wtf..LOL

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*The dodgy-looking restaurant is the best hidden gem*

Yes, believe it or not, this dodgy-looking restaurant is by far the best hidden gem in Langkawi, IMHO..

It’s quite well-known to some but it’s still not that famous, which I’m quite glad..Why so? You’ll know later on..

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*The restaurant’s main area, the upstairs*

The main area is on the upstairs, so do proceed to the upstairs instead of sit at the lower level waiting for no one to come to take your order..

Like I said, it’s quite well-known to some but it’s not THAT famous, just yet, hence the emptiness you see in the photo above..

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*Alcohol feast in duty-free land*

What’s more to drink in Langkawi if not the alcohol? How can you miss out the alcohols or chocolates in Langkawi, right?

Dale and I were very hungry at that time coz we had our lunch quite early, that’s in KL..

Even though there are just two of us, but we ordered enough portion for 3 pax..We were surprised as well..LOL..

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*Noodles On Fire*

What we had ordered? That’s for you to find out after the jump..

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