Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea. Many of these islands are unoccupied and untouched by mankind.
With so many islands, the best way to explore these islands is by boat.
I forced myself to take 3 days off from my hectic schedule to attend this media trip. I clearly needed a break from work – my waist is aching (apparently due to some injury to some soft tissue inside my waist). My eyes needed rest from looking at computer monitors.
The sky was gloomy when we set off from the Kilim Karst Geopark jetty. We started off with a small boat cruising down the Kilim River and rode through a valley of lush mangrove forest and lime stone hills. There were no signs of modernity save for one or two passing boats.
Kilim Karst Jetty
We stopped by a floating fish farm to feed some fishes and even to pet stingrays. The platform was made of wood and the walkway is narrow. We had to keep our balance otherwise we would end up as fish food.
Making salty fish.
To prevent the fishes from escaping, nets are placed deep below.
There was a small stall selling tidbits.
We were given a demonstration on how to feed stingrays. They looked a bit scary but they are relatively harmless.
Stingray nom-ing (eating) our boat man’s hand
But this was cut short when it started raining.
We also stooped to feed some eagles. Our boat man injected some air into some dead fish (so that it could float) and few seconds later, an eagle rushed down to grab its lunch. Unfortunately, due to the rain, there were not many eagles on sight.
One of the things a photographer do to protect his baby.
As we were about to reach the river mouth, we were greeted by a sail boat.