Our Langkawi Trip – Part 2
It was a nice warm sun shiny day in Langkawi (our second day on the island) and we’ve got a lots of place and activities to cover. Off course, after having a simple breakfast in Hotel Awana Porto Malai Langkawi, we blasted off to Gunung Machinchang.
However, on our way there, we stumbled upon a local small medium enterprise making herbs and gamat.
So, we droped by and bought few bottles of gamat and “minyak panas”.
On the way to Gunung Machinchang, we stopped over at a jetty to check on few luxurious boat.
Finally, we arrived at below Gunung Machinchang and bought ourself 2 adults and 2 kids cable car tickets. It cost us RM40 all together. You need to show your identity card to get the discount. Otherwise, you’ll be charge RM25 per person for adult.
Waiting for the cable car is not that long because it was a low peak season. We got on our cable car (which can accommodate 6 person). It went up smoothly and in just a few moment, we witness a very gorgeous Langkawi scenery from the cable car.
There were 2 pit stops for the cable car on top of Gunung Machincang. We couldn’t car less to stop on the first one. We continued to travel further to the summit of the mountain until we reached the second & final station. It actually took about 15 minutes to travel from the bottom to the station at summit of the mountain. We get off the cable car and notice even a more superb spectacular view of the island land and shore. Being up there was just breath taking. We’re roughly more than 750 feet on top of sea level. You can spend your sweet time there enjoying the marvelous view, relax, feet massage, filling your stomach – there are people selling foods like nasi lemak, various kuih etc and drinks but watch out – the prices are double of what you can get on the ground.
But, in order to get there, you need to do a little bit of walking along the forest. Going to the curve-like hanging bridge was easier because you just hike down to it. Exiting the bridge will be physically demanding. You need to walked upwards anti gravity. If you got astma, or if you’re old or very young, there are few benches that you can sit on while absorbing more oxygen to ease your biological respiration process. I have to carry my youngest daughter all the way down and up, luckily I’m still fit – at that time 😉
This photo was taken while we were traveling down. The cable car that is clearly seen in the photo was traveling upwards to the peak. After getting of the cable car, the walkway will lead to a series of souvenir store. If you like, you can window shop, survey and buy anything that may interest you. For me, the prices varies. There are those items that are cheap and some which are a little bit costly. I bought Langkawi Cable Car sticker which just cost RM2.00, few fridge magnets and key chains.
We did spent some time at the GeoPark, which is the place where the bottom cable car station is located. There are a number of shops – what else – souvenir off course and some lots which sell snacks and beverages. The GeoParrk landscaping is not bad. I wasn’t able to snap some photos because my battery was unfortunately weaken.
After enjoying the cable car ride, the immaculate view of Langkawi and very briefly walked around GeoPark, we headed to Beras Terbakar (Burnt Paddy Field) which was in the midland of Langkawi nearby Padang Mat Sirat. It was the second biggest town after Kuah. After arriving at Beras Terbakar, we did not see any place or event whereby there is any ‘beras terbakar’! To our surprise, it was just a small place like a market where people get most of their daily stuffs there. If you visit Langkawi, if you have limited time, do not bother to check on Beras Terbakar.
Makam Mahsuri, Snake Sanctuary and Underwater World adventure to be continued…