Posted on October 18, 2011
After spending a couple of days in Hong Kong, I hopped over to Malaysia for Phuong and Derek’s wedding on Langkawi island.
Nearly all of the travel I do is related to work, so it was awesome to take a few days off and not worry about things. I limited myself to only a couple hours of work each day and spent the rest doing sweet f*ck all.
Most of my friends and I stayed at the Westin, while the wedding was held at the Tanjung-Rhu resort. This is Westin’s private beach. Tanjhung-Rhu’s beach is truly spectacular, but the rooms were too expensive for us.
Besides the wedding, I spent most of my time by the pool or eating. Westin’s buffet breakfast was great, but the same can’t be said for the satay sticks I had for lunch. I ended up spitting out the chicken as it was completely raw inside.
After that experience I bought charcoal tablets as I didn’t want to take any chances (particularly after this bout of sickness). Instead of eating at the resort again, my friends and I went for some street cuisine instead. Locals were recommending a place called Wonderland.
While I’ve never been a big fan of seafood, I really dug the food at Wonderland. Everything was caught that day except for those monster prawns, which were frozen from the day before. The restaurant’s owner was almost apologetic that they were frozen, and also showed us all of our fresh fish before they were cooked. We ordered until our entire table was full. Including a dozen beers, the bill came to around USD$70. If you’re in Langkawi, make sure you eat at Wonderland. My friends ate there every day and wanted to keep going back.
Debbie does it one handed.
Family car? What for? This family of four - sleeping baby and all - make do with a scooter.
Langkawi is more of a resort island. If you’re looking for clubbing - like Willy was - then stick with KL instead. If you want to unwind, then Langkawi is highly recommended.