Island hopping in Langkawi

June 26, 2013

This is a story about saying yes to unexpected opportunities. We went to a team retreat to Langkawi (I know, right?) and on the last day we had 4 hours free time. There were two things to do in Langkawi in terms of sight-seeing – the cable cart and island hopping. I signed up for the latter thinking it was 140 ringgit.


So they pick you up from the hotel and take you to the boat.


The boat takes you to the first stop – the Lake of the Pregnant Maiden. The tale is – if you swim in that lake you have good chances to get pregnant. You heard me boys, pregnant. Just kidding.

Look at this picture. This is the lying pregnant maiden. Can you see her?


It’s the fresh water lake in the heart of the island in the middle of the sea. So getting there requires some walking and fighting with dangerous local species.


Yes, them. They will haunt you down and take your plastic bag with chips or anything else rustling.


10 minutes and you’re there. So stunningly beautiful! You can rent a catamaran or a boat, there’s also a small shop with snacks, drinks and swimwear.


You have 40 minutes to return to the boat before it turns into the pumpkin and then you go to feed the eagles. The local bird is a white eagle and they take good care of them. No worries, it’s super safe, the guide would just throw some chicken skins in the water and then..

Then you all go to the little piece of heaven to chill. Swim in the sea, enjoy the sun, relax for a moment.


That moment I felt so blessed. Life turned out just right and the moment was beyond precious.


Imagine my surprise when at the end of the trip they said it was only 40. 40! That’s less than $15! For all this! Gotta love Langkawi (and it’s a duty free island, just saying).

Are you planning any island trips this year? Tell me, I need ideas :-)

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