Detour: Langkawi, Malaysia

We spent the weekend on Pulau Langkawi, the largest of an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea. We forwent trekking through the island’s untouched rainforest, riding the Langkawi cable car, or hiring a speedboat to explore one of the largest mangrove forests in Southeast Asia and chose to relax and just be.

If you go: Watch the sunset on Tanjung Rhu, a beach on the northernmost tip of the island, where all of the above photographs were taken.

Splurge on dinner at Nam Restaurant at Bon Ton Resort. We loved the eclectic, vegetarian-friendly menu.

And crafty types, take note: the team at the Langkawi Animal Shelter and Sanctuary Foundation (LASSie) currently invites designers, artists, and supporters from around the world to create exclusive items to be sold at all LASSie boutiques in Penang and Langkawi. Register your interest by emailing the LASSie foundation with your product suggestions, sketches, and pricing by February 28th, 2011. More information on Pia Jane Bijkerk’s blog, enhance the everyday.

3 responses

  1. Langkawi is just gorgeous. It’s a pity that when I was there decades ago I didn’t own a camera. I love your photos of the beach. I recall a black sand beach which felt deliciously like quick sand. I wonder if it was ruined by the Tsunami.