It was a very last minute decision to go Langkawi , so glad we did. I took the AirAsia package with hotel that cost us abt RM2600 ( tickets for 4 + hotel).
Of course with this cheap package, one can't expect much out of the hotel ...right? We put up with 4 days 3 nights at Cactus Inn. Each time when someone asked..where we stayed, I think their jaw dropped when they heard the name and some goes " What is that?".
I read the review though it is classified as 2 stars, it is definitely not. For 4 of us, we were given a small apartment like with 2 rooms, 2 baths and a living room. Very clean, well equiped and practical. When kids were small, we go for good hotels, but now that they are big, the facilites at the hotels are no longer important....after all we have swimming pools right downstairs of our condo. And with 2 teenage boys, we always have to book family rooms (read more expensive).
The boys loved the place, the two of them shared a room with a pullout bed.
So the very next day, off we went to Langkawi Cable Car or Skycab. It was a very nice and windy ride. The view is definitely a lot better compared to Genting. We went early but not that early either, thank goodness the queue was bearable.
Both me and my older boy adjourned to skybridge after that. Actually, it was my older kid that wanted to go, the rest of us wanted to go for the next event. You can actually take the glider to the skybridge but I was too 'kedekut' to pay RM15 for the glider...so we took the stairs.
Apart from Skycab, we were also ushered into Skydome. The tickets that we purchased is actually a package consisting of skycab, skydome and skyrex. Actually, I asked for the 6D cinema as well, don't know how in the middle of the transaction, my hubby ended up with the package without the 6D. So gerammmmm......
Skydome offers a 360 degrees panoramic view to its audiences and offers 3D image
projections covering the wide perspective while watching animation films. When we were there, we are supposed to be on a rollercoaster. It was so fun especially for those who are scared of sitting on real rollercoasters, this is a good alternative.
Another interesting activity that we visited was Skyrex. We were seated on a tram styled simulator and took on a 5 minutes fun filled
journey that assaults that senses-physical platform drops, dynamic
motion, blasts of air, water spray, vibrations, dramatic lighting,
surround sound and 3D film projected to the front and both sides of the
tram, combines to give the most realistic experience possible.
The other less interesting place we visited were
Beras Terbakar...sorry I forgot the actual story. We went looking for this place expecting a big field of burnt padi only to find this small spot.
We also visited the famous Nasi Dagang Pak Malau. So many people , we have to wait for our seats.
The padi was so green and nice looking....at the Pak Malau's eatery.
We also visited their pasar malam ...their ayam percik is so delicious.
And finally, the Cenang beach.
We should have stayed a day longer as we did not have time to visit the Klimforest or do island hopping.
And when we came back, my poor plant(birthday gift by my boy) did not survived. I was supposed to pump more water before I leave but I forgot! Have to get the 'vendor' to 'replant' for me but they are too busy with new year's orders.