So, after the simple night eating by the quay, chatting up, the next day, it’s time to get eventful. I mean, we need to get something done, to do something everyone ought to do when in Langkawi and since we had failed at the cable car, we went for the mangrove tour. After our breakfast provided by the hotel, we arranged with the hotel receptionist for the mangrove tour. By 9ish (supposed to be 9am but Malaysians being Malaysians…), a van was here to fetch us off to the Kilim terminal where the expedition to the wildlife began.
|Jetty at Kilim river|
First stop, Gua Kelawar (Bat Cave), not to be confused with the one that housed the Batmobile. It goes without saying that the main attraction here is the bats themselves. There were indeed hundreds of them, thousands even, hanging upside down at the top of the cave, sleeping the day away (as bats are nocturnal animals, it makes sense that they rest in day time) while us humans staring in awe at them. Not all of us though for there were some morons making a lot of noises and taking photos with flash on, both of which we were warned not to do as it would disrupt their sleeping. Our environmentalist friend snapped at the some fellas behind us when we were about to enter the cave for talking/laughing loudly. Go, Audrey!
|This is the only decent shot out of many|
|Besides bats, monkeys too are abundant|
|You'll see quite a number of these plates outside the cave|
|Scenic view of nature|
|The floating fish farm|
|Horseshoe crab! Now I know why I had stomach pain that time I ate it|
|Us feeding the stingray..it's amazing!|
Sharing is caring. A word of advice and a piece of information.
Langkawi is an archipelago of about 99 islands and islets and island hopping tours and mangrove tours are two famous activities worth going to at least once. There are a lot of tour agencies that you can go to for arrangements and each of these tours, while basically are the same, have different prices attached to it. You can also choose how many hours you want to spend on it, from an hour to four hours of cruising. If you preferred to have it easy, just inform the front desk of your hotels to have them arrange for you.