Sunday, November 15, 2009

Jakarta, Indonesia - Melbourne, Australia

Jakarta, Indonesia - Melbourne, Australia - 15th November 2009

We landed At Jakarta at 12:30am and sat on the tarmac while they cleaned the plane and more people boarded, then at 1:30am we took off again heading home to Melbourne.

We landed in Melbourne at 9:38am local time and were advised that a plane was at our terminal so we would have to wait a few minutes, at 10:30am everyone on the plane was getting frustrated and we eventually were allowed to get of the plane only to all be stopped by customs officials who lined 10 people up against the wall at a time and ran sniffer dogs up and down the row. After 6 runs with the sniffer dogs the group could go and then they lined the next ten up so this was another delay. By the time we got through immigration our bags were waiting for us and customs let us walk straight through to the awaiting chauffer who took us home.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Langkawi - Kuala Lumpur - Jakarta

Langkawi - Kuala Lumpur - Jakarta - 14th November 2009

Unfortunately it's our last day in Langkawi and Malaysia, so we had a lazy morning around the resort, had a swim and then sat on the balcony reading until our 2pm checkout. Whilst on the balcony i noticed we were being attacked by lots of large ant like creatures.

Large Ant Like Creatures

We then checked out but stayed around the resort until we got picked up by a taxi at 5pm.

Berjaya Resort Beach

Me On Beach At Berjaya Resort

Beach At Berjaya Resort

Beach At Berjaya Resort

Starting To Rain Time To Go Home.
The Taxi Picked us up at 5pm and we headed to the airport. Our flight was at 7:30pm to Kuala Lumpur and we landed at 8:40pm. Then had to change terminals and board our 9:35pm flight to Jakarta Indonesia.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi, Malaysia - 13th November 2009

We decided to head to the town centre of Langkawi which is Kuah Town. So we got a taxi which took about 40 minutes, unfortunately most shops are closed on Fridays so very little was open, We walked for several kilometres to the Jetty to see the Eagle.

Langkawi Eagle

Jill On The Jetty

The Langkawi Eagle

We then headed back to the resort and had a bit of a rest then headed onto the beack for a swim.

Jill And Miles (And Ross) In The Sea

Flowers In Berjaya Resort

We headed back to our Villa and just as we were heading out for Dinner we heard a knock at the door. We had been warned that the Macque Monkeys were very clever and would knock on your door and wehn you open the door, they run in and empty your bar fridge before you can blink. The pesky Macque monkeys started stealing out clothes from the balcony and after I scared one away the came back in force with ten monkeys sitting on the roof of the villa and holding our balcony hostage.

Macque Monkey At Our Door

Macque Monkey On Balcony

Macque Monkey In My Chair
We closed the curtains and ignored them and they eventually went away after throwinga few tiles from the villa roof. We then had to go and say Goodbye to Miles and Ross as they were heading back to Kuala Lumpur and Jill and I went out for an Indian meal at the beach restaurant.

Jill And I At The Beach Restaurant

Night View over Berjaya Resort

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi, Malaysia - 12th November 2009

After Breakfast we walked over to the Langkawi Cable car this is the the longest free span single rope cable car in the world. We paid our 30 ringgit and Travelled up to the first base station, here you get 360 degree views.

The Langkawi Cable Car

The Longest Free Span Single Rope Cable Car In The World

At the top we got spectacular views of the sea, then we travel in the Cable Car to the next base station and cross the suspension bridge which is over 700 metres high.

View From First Base Station Of Langkawi Cable Car

Langkawi Suspension Bridge

View Of The Top Base Station At Langkawi Cable Car

Langkawi Suspension Bridge

Me On The Langkawi Suspension Bridge

View Of The Langkawi Suspension Bridge

Me On The Langkawi Suspension Bridge

Ross and I went on a short walk at the top through the jungle and came across a dusky leaf monkey.

Dusky Leaf Monkey

View From Langkawi Suspension Bridge

At the base of the cable car is an oriental village, so we looked around had a drinka nd some food and went duty free shopping.

Oriental Village

Water Lillies In Oriental Village

Oriental Village

In the Oriental Village was a small animal zone so Ross and I went to visit the animals.

A Goat

A Rabbit
A Rabbit

We then walked back to the hotel and as we were heading to our villa we saw a Flying Lemur in a tree. The Berjaya Resort is one of the best places in the world to see flying lemurs and night they are flying all around you. It is also a popular spot to see giant red flying squirrels.

A Flying Lemur

After a brief rest we heading to the swimming but stopped once we saw a a group of 10 Dusky Leaf Monkeys outside our villa. These monkeys were so friendly and you could walk right up to them.

Dusky Leaf Monkey

Dusky Leaf Monkeys

Dusky Leaf Monkeys

Dusky Leaf Monkeys

Dusky Leaf Monkeys

Dusky Leaf Monkeys

Dusky Leaf Monkeys

After a swim and a few drinks in the pool bar we went to teh thai restaurant at the end of the pier in Berjaya Resort and had a lovely meal before sitting on the balcony with a few whiskey's a a little more beer.
Miles And Jill On The Balcony

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi, Malaysia - 11th November 2009

Met up with Ross and Miles then got pickup up in the morning by taxi as we had a booked a mangrove cruise tour with an eco friendly company who use solar panelled boats called Junglewalla.

Mangrove Tour

On the tour we were taught all about the importance of the mangroves and shown lots of wildlife, we even saw a brown backed needle tail swift (the fastest bird in flight in the world).

Mangrove Fruit

We saw hundreds of fiddler crabs, they wrestle with their claws and the weakest gets broken off and then can decide which one to re-grow the biggest and the process starts over again.

Fiddler Crab

Hundreds Of Fiddler Crabs

Me On An Island Eating Fresh Coconut

Jill With Fresh Coconut

Our Boat

View On Mangrove Tour


A Blue Crab

A Crab
Madi was out tour guide and was very knowledgable. On the tour we stopped at an island and had fresh coconut and mango. We saw sea hawks, Brown kites, many types of Crabs and Fish and we saw a monkey fall from a tree into the water.

Ross, Miles, Madi, Jill And Simon

Ross And Miles
After the tour we headed back to the resort for an afternoon nap.

Flowers In Berjaya Resort
A Monitor At Berjaya Resort
After a nap we went to the bar for a beer and a game of pool, followed by a dip in the swimming pool and a few more cocktails at the pool bar.

Me Playing Pool
Ross, Miles, Jill and I In The Pool Bar.
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