Wanna try guessing? 🙂 I was actually at Swettenham Pier upon boarding when this picture was taken, where we were shipped to Pulau Payar, one of the interesting islands before Langkawi. Heart the clear blue sky. Simply awesome can! This would be a mini getaway for myself and my bunch of friends as well as I believe they might be in a similar condition as I do; burnout!
Hence, first thing before we board, I dropped Jafri a buzz, as he is our guide of the day. Without him, I can tell, I wouldn’t know which fish is which 🙂 The journey from Penang to Payar would take approximately 2hours, where we spent some time at the top deck and the rest on the time sleeping. The 2-hour journey was fast when the next moment, I realized that Jafri woke me up from my deep sleep. Upon getting off the ferry, the place looks new to me. Indeed. Welcome to Langkawi Coral Reef Platform! We then were briefed on safety measures before we were released to do the activities in the water. Before we start, Jafri brought us to the Underwater Observation Chamber and roughly briefed us about the platform.
Well, in conjunction with the “Kempen Cuti-cuti MyKad“, MyKad holders are entitled a special price of RM180 for the package. As I was roaming around the area, I spotted a merman in his flippers sandals!
The weather was fine and its just right for snorkeling. Well, little did I know there are 3 more islands surrounding Pulau Payar, namely, Pulau Lembuand, Pulau Segantang and Pulau Kaca. I am amazed with one of the way they have the control on the island but not allowing visitors to use shampoo or soap as the water we use to clean ourselves will actually be flowing back into the sea.
Love the view! I just can’t keep myself away from my camera! Anyway, the snorkeling gears are ready. Hence, you just need to put them on.
. . . and . . . what happens when am not able to bring my DSLR into the water? Yes, I down graded my camera to a plastic toy camera 🙂 Alright, lemme admit before some people might just share with you. I was an initial noob of using this waterproof disposable camera T.T It took me quite a while before am able to pick up the way of using it.
Looking at the amount of fish in the water, it took me quite a while to gather my twenty over years of guts to just touch the water. I took the second step and followed by the jump . . . into the salt water. I soaked myself in the salt water for hours before lunch. Little did I know the view of the corals are simply gorgeous! But that wasn’t my initial thought. At first I was really, really scared. Seeing the coral alone cast all my guts away! Plus, I swam with the fish, regardless big or small, they just love swimming before my eyes! Some really nice soul love making me scream in the water. He threw pieces of bread into the water around me, and that’s when the fishes swam towards me. The best thing was, one of the huge one bit my leg! I AM NOT YOUR FOOD! The bite was a shape of heart. Looks lovely but its painful though.
After hours of soaking in the water with the fishes . . . Handsome? Get him HERE!
Let me share with you the entire view of the Langkawi Coral platform.
Next in line was the Bottom Glass Boat where we were able to view the corals further away from the platform.
The long awaited buffet lunch. Feasting time! 😛 Before proceeding for Shark Feeding, its time to feed ourselves first 🙂
There were variety of a mixture of international and local main course as well as desserts were served.
We were then took the boat to the shark bay, where I finally get to stay a bit closer to the baby sharks.
Awesome can?! My smartest move was to be soaking for hours in the water under the scorching hot sun without applying sunblock 🙂 Well, what else are you waiting for? Book yourself a good trip! Details are as below. Happy Snorkeling!
LANGKAWI CORAL REEF PLATFORM
c/o Langkawi Saga Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd
16 Jalan Tanjung Bungah, Georgetown, 11200 Penang, Malaysia
Tel: 604-899 8822
Fax: 604-890 6068
GPS: 6.0654, 100.0433