Morning Sky at Chogm Villa Langkawi
This wonderful sight greeted us on Thursday morning 24 May 2007. As the cloud breezed by it formed a strange formation shrouding the rising sun emerging above the hills behind our block of apartments.
Langkawi has many folk tales and physical features that mesmerise its visitors and islanders. Now that it has been declared a GEOPARK by UNESCO, it should draw more visitors to the island to marvel at its many splendors.
Legends of Langkawi will follow as the forthcoming chapters less we forget them and more so contribute to a greater awareness of this fame Mahsuri Island of Kedah.
Pulau Singa Besar
Whenever we are in Langkawi, we seldom miss visiting this beautiful sight off Teluk Baru. From a modest wooden hut owned by a friendly couple Pak Wan and his wife, you will be met with a panoramic view of the southern part of Langkawi. The island in the background known as "Pulau Singa Besar" is one large island amongst the 99 islands of Langkawi that remained uninhabited and is a treasure trove with its pristine white beach, flora and fauna and aged old fossils. Universiti Sains Malaysia has been conducting research on the island for several years. A small wooden center displays some valuable collections found on the island. Besides it also introduces the island as an astronomy hub. You will never find a much better place to observe the night sky when darkness envelopes the island just after sunset. I have been there one night with a group of stargazers and lo and behold it was a sight indescribable when you observe Mars, Jupiter etc. Even the fleeting satellites as they rushed across the sky came into focus. You will be kept awake the whole night. Not to worry as solar panels provide the source of electricity when needed.
One of the boat in the foreground with a skill boatman can just rush you to the island within minutes.
Terry Katut a Sarawakian and research assistant on the island introduced us to this exciting discovery. Besides at the bay off the island you can observe 'eagle feeding' as the birds sweep down majestically to catch the baits thrown at them. Come to Langkawi. Ask for Pulau Singa Besar. By the way Pak Wan serves delightful fresh seafood.