FUN-travel: Slow Boat to Singapore – 19th Port – Langkawi, Malaysia – Day 44

March 28, 2016 by  

Wednesday, March 9th

  • I hate to sound jaded but in the words of Chris, “How many islands can you see? You can be anywhere in the world and you’d never know it. They all look the same.”
  • Ashamed to say it, there is a bit a truth in what he says. At this point we were on one of 104 islands (108 in low tide) in this archipelago in the Andaman Sea. Langkawi is about 16 miles long and slightly wider with over two thirds of it dominated by forest-covered hills.

5 Langkawi, Malaysia 2016

  • Bikinis and Burkas dotted the Beach – along with all the typical things you’d expect – lounge chairs with umbrellas and motorized water sport toys. After a short walk I took a dip in the nice warm water to cool off. Then we strolled through town to spend the last of our ringgits before hopping back on the shuttle to the ship.

Komodo Island, Indonesia 2016 2

  • To prove his point Chris says, “Do you have any idea what island this is?” And the answer is….Komodo. Pretty much looks like all the rest wouldn’t you say?

FUN-fact – The Straits of Malacca is a narrow 500 mile stretch of water between Malaysia and the Indonesian island of Sumatra and for centuries was an important maritime trade route between India and China. Today 40% of the world’s traded goods pass through the Straits.

Not so FF – Captain Phillips (played by Tom Hanks in the movie) was hijacked by the Somali’s in the Straits of Malacca. And we foolishly thought it was off the coast of Somalia!

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