Langkawi 2019 day #3 #workisover-rated
Langkawi 2019 day #3 #workisover-rated was interview morning for me. Sat in beach attire, on our balcony, looking at the sea, with aeroplanes flying over, and then a huge tropical storm with thunder and lightening. 2.5 hours straight with two people. Shattered after that. And yes, it was a video interview – phew haha. So with that done, it was time to round up the gang from Kids Club in The Meritus and venture out on a food adventure and other things we have never done.
Our driver from the airport recommended a place called Orkid Ria. This is literally 2 minutes drive down the road from The Meritus, as we found out. SO should have walked haha, but it was just about to rain. So are we justified? Orkid Ria is at Lot 1225, Jalan Pantai Cenang. It’s a cracker. A lot like our favourite Chinese places in Singapore, Joe’s and hawkers. 15% of Langkawi’s population is Chinese so it is not overrun with Chinese food, in fact, there is a huge amount of Middle East offerings as well as more tradition Malay and Western.
Let’s get stuck into Langkawi 2019 day #3 #workisover-rated. It’s food, food and more food – and fun of course.
OK, Underwater World Langkawi is one to miss in my personal reckoning. It is tiny. It is under renovation. The tanks are minuscule for the fish, especially the one for the fur seals. I could not wait to get out of the place. It’s a wrong’un and I’d skip it if I were you. Make your tanks big. Spend some of the tourist money you have earned in doing that, and upgrading them to make some fun and interaction for the inhabitants. Not good. And to make matters worse the fuckers make you exit into a HUGE duty-free shopping mall which you can’t bloody get out of. Many hate all in one. BOYCOTT!!!
Remember back top September 2017? Our last trip to Langkawi? Well we left The Westin one day for some exploring and the taxi guy dropped us off at a hotel, and we walked through to the beach. We then walked up that beach. We found a hotel with nice shade and a good menu and dined for lunch. We walked a little further up the beach and found this rather strange place with big wooden ‘houses’, that were almost Kampong-like. Remember these photos??? Well, bugger me if that isn’t the very beach we are on now and if the big wooden house place isn’t The Meritus Pelangi Resort, where we are staying now. We did not know this until we walked this beach. Amazing!
So there you have it folks Langkawi 2019 day #3 #workisover-rated. Today is much more of culinary experience and review than anything else. The family had fun at the hotel in the morning whilst I was busy. Lunch and dinner were great. It was also good to get out and explore. I will review nothing more than I have typed for Underwater World as it deserves nothing. I really disliked it. Not good. Spend some money you have accrued over the many years since opening and make it a happier place for your residents. I will share with you also something that surprised us all when we got back to the hotel room, but that comes in day #4 blog. An amazing Meritus Pelangi surprise. And a WOW! Anyways to close you have two restaurants to try if you happen to frequent this area of Langkawi. Bother different, both really quite good. Give em a go and – ENJOY!!!