Category Archive: Langkawi

NEWS: My Second Article is Featured on A Luxury Travel Blog!

NEWS: My Second Article is Featured on A Luxury Travel Blog ! I’m thrilled to announce that A Luxury Travel Blog has recently published my second article, entitled 5 Unique Luxury Resorts on Langkawi Island – Malaysia. Along with my article, five of my own photos were included, three of them used as feature photos …

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Langkawi Reviews: Ishan Spa

Langkawi Reviews: Ishan Spa Umi, my petite massage therapist, was awaiting me on Ishan Spa’s leafy veranda with a cold mint-scented face towel in hand. As I stepped up onto the wooden deck and slipped off my shoes, she stood up, greeted me warmly and gently offered me the precisely rolled towel. In such hot …

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Langkawi Hotel Review: Ambong-Ambong Rainforest Retreat

Langkawi Hotel Review: Ambong-Ambong Rainforest Retreat Fancy your own private condo in the jungle? That’s exactly what you’ll book yourself into at Ambong-Ambong Rainforest Retreat. ‘Retreat’ is the perfect name for this Langkawi get-away in the jungle. It’s not at all like a hotel or resort. There’s no lobby, no reception, no common sitting areas, no …

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Geopark Day Cruise in Langkawi Island – A Tour Review

Geopark Day Cruise in Langkawi Island – A Tour Review All the cruise guests were picked up at our respective hotels or resorts and shuttled over to the boat marina. Once there we were ferried out to a tall twin-mast sailing ship, a schooner named Tiki. A jovial Malay crew greeted us warmly and offered …

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LangkawiTour Review: Bird Watching Tour with Wendy Chin

Langkawi Tour Review: Bird Watching Tour with Wendy Chin On my request, Wendy picked me up at 7:30 at the restaurant where I ate breakfast. This was my second bird-watching tour with Wendy, so I knew she’d be punctual and well-prepared. Even so I was taken aback at how extremely well-prepared she was. Before we …

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Langkawi Tour Review: Evening Jungle Walk

Langkawi Tour Review: Evening Jungle Walk The company van picked me up at my hotel at promptly 4.30 as scheduled. We collected the remaining guests at their hotels en route to our evening jungle walk with Dev’s Adventure Tours. Jerome, our guide, was waiting for us when we arrived at Berjaya Resort. That seemed to …

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Travel Tales: Round Up of My Best Day Cruises

Mekong River - Luang Prabang - Laos

Travel Tales: Round Up of My Best Day Cruises Over my 14 years of travels since 1998 I’ve joined several fantastic day cruises- on rivers, in bays and on seas. Most were pleasure cruises, but a few were more or less transportation service which just happened to be very interesting, unusual journeys. Here’s a round-up …

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Kayaking in Mangroves at Langkawi Island – A Langkawi Tour Review

Kayaking in Mangroves at Langkawi Island – A Langkawi Tour Review Have you ever visited a mangrove forest? They are fascinating ecosystem to explore. Mangrove trees thrive in brackish water along seashores close to the mouths of rivers and inland along those rivers. The mangroves’ root systems, which are exposed-to-the-air, create a dense maze both …

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Langkawi Jungle Canopy Adventure – A Langkawi Review

Langkawi Jungle Canopy Adventure – A Langkawi Review   Do you love exciting adventures? Are you an outdoor enthusiast? If you answered yes, then… Imagine yourself zip-lining through the tops of 30 M jungle trees. Picture yourself abseiling down a rugged limestone rock face in the thick of a jungle. Imagine inching and balancing your …

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BIRD WATCHING TOUR LANGKAWI- A REVIEW

BIRD WATCHING TOUR LANGKAWI- A REVIEW I surprised myself at being so extremely excited about an upcoming Bird Watching Tour on Langkawi Island. I was by no means an avid bird watcher, so my excitement caused me to pause.  Why I was nearly jumping out of my room to go on that tour? Certainly, I …

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