This time our vacation was to Malaysia – “Truly Asia” – a rich cultural heritage country is blessed with beaches, forests, mountains and rivers. Malaysia is famous for its street foods, theme parks, lavish malls and many more. We spend three days in Langkawi, 2 days in Kuala Lampur and one day in Genting highland.
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Our flight was at 12:30 am May 9th from Kempagowda International Airport, Bangaluru. “Start early to factor in traffic delays ” is my policy. Even though we started at 7:30 pm from home located at Sarjapur we managed to reach the airport only at 10:10 pm. Traffic is definitely a mess in this silicon valley of India. We finished our check in and immigration process by 11:30 pm. By 12’o clock the Malaysian airlines crew started their boarding procedure. It took nearly 4 hours to reach Kuala Lampur airport. Since we were transit passengers we were in a hurry to find the gate for flight to Langkawi. After 2 hours break in KL airport we finally boarded in Malaysian airlines to Langkawi. It was only a one our journey from Kuala Lampur to Langkawi by air. We reached Langkawi by 10:40 am on 9th may.
Although Langkawi is an isolated cluster of island on the Andaman sea, it is connected by air and water ways from various places of Malaysia. There is no road or rail connections form Malaysia’s mainland.
It really surprised me that there was no immigration clearance in Langkawi airport, within 5 mins we collected our baggage and came out. Driver named Jasmine was waiting for us in the arrival hall. He told that he will take us directly to Langkawi sky bridge. We were little bit annoyed by this. We then called our tour agency to make changes in his plan and asked him to drop us in the hotel to get refreshed quickly. We have reached Bay view hotel located at Kuah town after 40 minutes drive from airport. Room was really big, clean and tidy. View from our room was spectacular. By 1:30 pm we started our trip to sky bridge.
Langkawi consist of 99 small islands on Malaysia’s west coast. We were excited to see the world’s most spectacular pedestrian sky bridge above mount Mat Cinchang. On our way it was raining and driver was explaining about some of the attractions like crocodile park etc. It took nearly 45 minutes to reach the sky bridge even though there were hardly any vehicles in the road.
Our driver took a combo ticket which includes skycab + skyrex+ skydome+ sky 3D + sky glide. We decided first to see the skybridge. We took the cable car and went up to the top station reached the bridge through sky glider. I still remember the spectacular view of mountain, forest waterfalls , beautiful valley and the sea from the cable car.
The curved sky bridge is 125 m long the maximum capacity of the bridge is 250 person at a time.
Unfortunately it was a cloudy day but the weather was amazing. We spend nearly half an hour in the bridge and decided to go down with a little disappointment. But surprisingly for 5 minutes the clouds had moved away and the view from the bridge was just incredible. There are no words to explain the beauty. The blue Andaman sea on one side of the bridge and thick rain forest and mountain on other side.
Reaching back down we entered into 3D interactive art museum- second largest in the world and the largest 3D museum in Malaysia. There are more than 200 beautiful three dimensional art work which are hand painted by 23 Korean artists. I had never seen such an amazing art work in my life. The whole museum is divided into 9 interactive zones. 2D surfboard, Egyptian pyramids were my favorite zones. The place was amazing and we had unique and fun filled photography session . It was an unforgettable experience. Continue in next post about Langkawi attractions.