malaysia 2016: panorama langkawi and the beach
November 18, 2016
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It's amazing how wild the walkways near the hotel are...
Today we went to Panorama Langkawi to take the SkyCab (world's steepest and "Longest Free Span Mono-Cable Car") up to the SkyTrail path (instead of the Sky Glide funicular) to get on the SkyBridge. (I also stopped for a movie at SkyRex, which Melissa skipped, we also skipped shopping at the SkyBoutique or sending a postcard at the SkyPos) Anyway you can just see a cable car up there.
Sadly, the Oriental Village's (at the base) feature attraction, those floating human size hamster wheels and hamster balls, didn't seem to be running
Paid a bit more for the F-1 Simulator for me....
...lets just say I was better at regular driving (even on the left side of the road) in our rental car than I was at sim-F1; it's no Mario Kart.
Up, up, up
Action shot of Melissa.
I guess that's a more sensible strategy than my plan of standing up screaming and flailing my arms like Kermit at the beginning of the Muppet Show intro.
I'm happier here than I look, I think. Also: wow, that Oriental Village is far away.
As promised, the panorama was breathtaking! And this is only the halfway-up station.
Darth Vader was there. Wish I had got a better shot of the costume; the shirt in particular had local flare.
Finally up to the SkyBridge, a great twisty suspended path, with more of those "walk on the glass or pose for a selfie pointing straight down" panels.
Langkawi is (I think) built of these limestone rocks.
So pretty. The landscape was good too. Plus the sea went well with Melissa's shirt.
Whenever you go up these things, you think about the people who did so before you, but with tools and raw materials to build the things.
Errm, not sure the Panorama mode of the iPhone quite got the curve of the cable car right...
A lot of stairs this trip. Was trying to remember why we passed on the funicular.
That's a cute icon of a monkey.
The SkyBridge was a bit lower than the viewing platforms at the top. I liked the colors these fellow tourists were wearing.
They had those "Love Locks" things, but for sale.
Presumably they put the weight into the calculations, unlike that bridge in Paris...
Back down. I think this is the 7 Wells Waterfall.
Then suddenly... pterodactyl! (I kid, this is the SkyRex movie, a fun little jostly the trolley around Jurassic Park-ish thing)
Our rental car (Perodua Myvi) was a little larger than this, but not by all that much.
The diversity of the place is great, I think this place was Iranian?
Did I mention the upgraded resort room we got? Wider than it is tall. Melissa had me make a GIF of her rotating while planking on it...
A little late afternoon lounging, then.
The resort was an experiment in splurge. Resort-only beach side booze is nice, as is an shore side with shade.
Back at the hotel - a monitor lizard, maybe? And all the geckos were hot to trot because of these bugs that were flapping about- it was like the bugs were molting and/or losing their wings or something.
Salt water shampoo and conditioner does so much for me, doncha think?