Saturday, 14 January 2012
One of my daughters has a creative way of hinting for something she wants and would like to have / do / go etc etc.
She would go: “Do you remember the time when …..” and depending on the item at hand, would insert the particular experience.
So, I was on red alert when she asked of Pulau Pangkor - we're somehow a regular visitor of the tourist attraction in Perak – as I sort of knew that wasn't the ultimate destination she was interested in.
Turned out she wanted to ask about Pulau Langkawi, a place we've never visited as a family despite the wifey's kampung being so close in Arau.
Individually, both my wife and I have been in Langkawi though.
My visit was like decades ago, and that too, was an official function so I was literally being ushered around - well, not in style as I was a junior back then – from one place to another. Sure saved a bundle in finding a suitable Langkawi accommodation and car rental for the said trip.
That trip did not provide a lasting impression though and nowadays, it seems that people are flocking to the island to shop.
My sister in law followed her husband (a civil servant) recently whereby their accommodation was conveniently within walking distance of the shopping attractions.
Seems that the Government's function organisers knows their destination very well!
They did mentioned that the school holidays are probably not the best times to visit Langkawi as prices tended to hike up a fair bit during these busy season including the hotels and homestays.
However, with two school going kids in tow there is no way we could make time outside of these free times to visit the place.
So, visiting Langkawi would likely NOT be a spur of the moment decision with quite a fair bit of planning necessary.
Need to keep the destination in mind from now as the kids will surely again (and again I'm sure) prop the hinting questions one blue moon.