Langkawi

© 2009 Wazari Wazir

© 2009 Wazari Wazir

I’m not a big fan of Langkawi, if not because of my last minute assignment I would not be here. Langkawi is a very beautiful island with white sandy beach and world class resort available here. Sitting next to me during my flight from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi is a couple from Middle East country, I don’t know which country exactly but judging from their dress, they must be come from rich oil country and I think they are newly wedd couple and I saw  a large group  Arab people in the plane also, they have a lot of money to spent and Langkawi is good for them, it is less noise and polluted compared to Kuala Lumpur, heavy with maddening traffic.

The other thing that I think Langkawi is good at is because Free Duty status, women like it, they like to go shopping here and Langkawi also favorite holiday destination among local people here in Malaysia, some come through the air and I think most people travel by the sea, I mean with boat from Kuala Perlis or Kuala Kedah. Photographer like me doesn’t enjoy much of what Langkawi has to offer, I’m not into nature photography business, I’m more into human, I like portraiture and I think, Langkawi doesn’t give me much option. If you are into nature and landscape photography, then Langkawi is your playing field with beautiful sunset and sunrise and also fantastic white sandy beach for you to explore.

Luckily my assignment wasn’t that boring, I got a chance to follow Malaysia Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin during his visit to Kilim Geoforest Park, it was a an experience for me and a group of another local media, we were provided with two boats to cover our DPM and the view along the river is fantastic, we can get really close to the eagle there but unfortunately during our visit there was not many eagle flying around, maybe they were too scared of out boats, few boat actually following our DPM.

From Kuah, it will take you less than half an hour to get here to Kilim Geoforest Park, I’m really sorry, I was a bit rush and forget to ask about the cost of the package, I mean island hopping package and also a trip to “Eagle Feeding” at Kilim river. I see a lot of tourist keep on coming ad go at Kilim jetty, from their face I think they really enjoy their trip, maybe they come from a place where they have never seen   Mangrove Forest. Our trip along the river plus small island hopping took us almost an hour and the last stop still at Kilim river where we have our lunch ready and the food was fantastic, well maybe because of the location, we have our lunch by the river, the sound of the forest really a music to our ears and really help us enjoy our food.

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