“Destiny is not a matter of chance;
It is a matter of choice.
It is not a thing to be waited for,
It is a thing to be achieved.”
- William Jennings Bryan
I took this photo during a trip to Pulau (island) Pangkor, Malaysia. Beautiful place. Reminded me a lot of my own country (Mauritius). Mostly visited by locals. Yet, the beaches are amazing and worth the trip.
We choose our own paths, where we want to be, what we want to do and with whom we want to share the moments. Might as well enjoy while it lasts…
Monkey Madness: Chips-eating monkeys! Wildlife disaster.
OMFG! This was my first reaction; not a very positive one though. While many people found it funny and thought of it as some clown in a circus, I was appalled. So you must be wondering where this is. The little thing lives on an island called Lake of the Pregnant Maiden, a few kms away from the well-known tourist spot, Langkawi, in Malaysia. The island, with its nice mountains and lake surrounded by mountains, is the home of those small individuals. I wouldn’t know the species and hence, for the sake of this post, we’ll name it, Monkey. So Monkey and his friends have similar tastes with us, humans. They LOVE chips and canned drinks! They even lick the salt out of the pack, kinda like kids do!
Chips are to Monkey, what cocaine is to drug addicts. As a matter of fact, while we were walking on the track, eating our Pringles, we were about to get mugged by this little fellow. Yes! Imagine telling your friends this story >.<
Monkey came running trying pretty hard to get hold of the Pringles and we ran, and ran, to save our souls.I bet he thought to himself “You stupid tourists, this is what you get for littering on my island.“ I fear the little ones have gotten used to our junk-food-ness! So, next time you’re there be careful as not to get your eye balls ripped of by Monkey and his gang because your predecessors were too dumb to respect a foreign, and formerly virgin environment and too retarded to walk a bit further and use the bin!
What you give, you get back!
My first real exposure to typical Swiss cuisine. My Swiss boyfriend took me on our date night at Marché Restaurant by Mövenpick at The Curve, Damansara, Malaysia. It is a rather expensive restaurant but has the setting of a market where you can walk around and choose your own food. As for the food, it was deliciously made on the spot.
Wähen (fruit tart), Rösti (potato), Sausage and White Wine were amongst the dishes I tried and loved.
During my visits to The Frangipani Resort and Spa (Langkawi) I never missed the chance to enjoy a cold Frangipani signature tea made of Frangipani flowers. Very refreshing on a hot summer day at the beach.
A drink in a beach bar in a duty free island?
October 2012: Travelling for my research work on hotels in Malaysia led me to this little beach bar called Little Lilya on Pantai Cenang beach in Langkawi, Malaysia.