This post may be a little too late, but it's never too late! It's like the best countdown I've ever celebrated since maybe 4 years back? How does it feels like to countdown at the beautiful beach of Pantai Cenang with a bunch of great friends? One word describe it all - Awesome =)
-- 31st January 2010 --
There's something special about this day other than the Langkawi trip. You know who you are :)
The Cilaka Family departs to the Langkawi Jetty at Kuala Perlis. Basically, there are lots of counters there for you to purchase the tickets. To be on the safe side, especially when everyone is heading to Langkawi for the new year...do drop by the counters the day before to purchase your tix.
The ferry is fully air-conditioned. Sad to say, you can't go outside to catch the beautiful scenery as you approach the Langkawi Island. What can you do? Sleep, eat junk food or else watch TV. The journey is approximately 35-40minutes. You should get all the rest you need :)
Upon arrival, we took the Toyota Hiace and head towards the closest MacD we can find around Port Kuah. This Toyota Hiace fits frigging 14 pax! You gotta rent this vehicle if you're going with a huge group like mine.
Ah Hong and I pushing the Hiace - Ran out of gas
Chia Ling, Ted, Amanda and Danielle
Stayed in the Grand Beach Motel at Pantai Cenang. The hotel is good, only thing is that there's no room service for it. Cacat. But I couldn't ask for more at the price of RM150 for 2 queen size beds and air-conditioned. Location of the Motel - perfect! The Pantai Cenang beach is right behind the Motel itself so yeah, I do recommend this Motel if you're on a budget trip to Langkawi. Save the money and spend on booze is indeed a better idea.
Had dinner at Pantai Cenang. The girls were all well dressed up + makeup. The guys too! Beach theme I would say. The thing about this Cilaka family is that we do dressed up on occasions. If it's a party, then most prolly the guys will be on shirts and the girls on dresses. Stylish aren't we?
Countdown 2011 celebration @Pantai Cenang was the bomb! Fireworks from at least 3 parts of the beach with lanterns being lighted and lifted up the sky. To me, it looks similar to the scenery in Rapunzel seriously. Everyone was cheering but sad to say, there no countdown like "5, 4, 3, 2, 1,0!!!". It's a frigging countdown so where is it?! We had wine + Bacardi Apple. I know its a bad combination but heck, just do it. Hahaha, I wonder how many of them passed out that night. People, please be cautious at the beach ok! Do not frigging sleep in the beach and try not to get yourself into trouble if you're just not good with alcohol. There's tourists everywhere and you may not know what's gonna happen to you until you find out the next morning.
Marcus the Mixologist
The guy with wine...goodluck!
All of us cheering for year 2011!!!
-- 1st January 2011 --
Heh, I still remembered the morning so clearly. Drunken people waking up and asking the sober ones about what happen to them and etc... Me, on the other hand was just keeping quiet because I knew what happened. That's the best part of knowing your limits and keeping your close companions near to you. But I was so damn tired, so I just sleep and let the rest continue with the conversation.
Morning itself, we head for some simple breakfast nearby Pantai Cenang area. One thing, you don't have to worry about food here alright. Just walk out of your motel and there! Row of shop lots, cafeterias, boutiques and restaurants! After that, the Cilaka family decided to head to the famous "7 wells waterfall". The waterfall is like so high and beautiful. I have no idea how clean it is but the scenery is splendid! Water temperature is just nice for a dip/swim. You have to visit this place by all means!
After that, we head towards the "Oriental Village" nearby the "7 wells of waterfall". So what do we have there? Loads of souvenir shops, artistic handicrafts and the cable car. Wanted to take the cable car but it was so jam packed. Thought of trying our luck the following day but shyte happens hahaha. One thing, the Straw Hats here are a little expensive compared to the ones sold at Pantai Cenang, so think twice before purchasing.
Pantai Pasir Hitam - Black sand!
Rong Ze and Taesica!
In the evening, some of us played volleyball at Pantai Cenang. It's been a while since I had the chance to freely dive and dig the ball. Awesome! Next, we changed our volleyball to beach footsal instead! Teddy was being so excited and all, started kicking the ball damn hard lol. Adam was screaming for ball, and so as for Rong Ze trying to pass the ball to Adam and I while we are being distracted by Yee Lin and Samantha. I never thought Yee Lin would marked me so hard that she frigging stole the ball when it came to me. Anyways, I scored 2 goals. One of it is an own goal and I'm damn proud of it... wait wait. The verdict?
Being buried with so much sand! Kena compressed summore!
At night, we had a surprised birthday celebration for Sherlyn, Adam's gf. Here are the job assignments for those who did the beach birthday cake. Credits to others as well for helping out.
- Teddy - Planning the pattern and digging the holes
- Marcus - Beautifying the holes and removing excess sand
- Melody - The Cement girl cause she uses her slippers cement off the excess sand
- Rong Ze - Flash light man
Wonderful isn't it? =)
It's funny to hear Melody and Ah Hong arguing about who's gonna make the cake for their birthday. It's like both of them wanna win, neither one is gonna give in. Hahaha. So I told Melody, come on your boy is gonna give u a great one too no worries. Later, we went back to the Motel for some party games. "Heart Attack" was the bomb! Adam Phang was losing like frigging 5 times straight and I enjoyed seeing him drinking all the Bacardi by himself hahaha. Once u start drinking...ahh memang gone la. Your movements are gonna slow down and you gonna go kaboom!
-- 2nd January 2011 --
Marks the end of our trip in Langkawi island. We got ourselves into a small accident - self inflicted. So yeah, nid to get it done asap before passing it back to the owner. So what did we do? Well, just lepak around the Pantai Cenang area searching for souvenirs, stuffs, and etc. Last minute shopping anyone? Oh ya, we bought chocolates too! Kisses, After 8, and many more others. When it comes to liquor, we have frigging 12 liters to bring across to Perlis! I regret for purchasing only one bottle of Chivas. Maybe I was thinking about overspending and all...lol. I should have gotten myself Mint Baileys and Bacardi Lemon. Gahhh!!! I'll get it next round then :D