It was a trip over d long weekend of 30th Jan to 1st Feb. 2010, with my good friends ~ Chom n her mum, Rois n Nieza, kak Pah n me...
On arrival :
On arrival :
~Apartment @ Plaza Langkawi~
Views from d apartment :
Dataran Lang @ Eagle Square
The best known legend of Langkawi is of Mahsuri, a pretty maiden who lived during the reign of Sultan Abdullah Mukarram Shah the Second who ruled Kedah between 1762 and 1800. She died under tragic circumstances for a crime she did not commit. She died a victim of a conspiracy plotted against her out of jealousy by Mahura, her very own mother-in-law for her magnetic personality.
Mahsuri was accused of committing adultery with Deramang, a young troubadour who she befriended and was sentenced to death.
As proof of her innocence, some people say, white blood was seen gushing out of her wound during execution at Padang Hangus. Others maintain there was the sudden appearance of white mist that enveloped the spot where she was executed, which it was believed was a sign of mourning of her innocence.
Mahsuri is best remembered for her curse on Langkawi which was uttered before she died. She had said, "For this act of injustice Langkawi shall not prosper for seven generations to come."
Myth, legend or fantasy? History tells us that within a few years of Mahsuri's death, Langkawi was devasted by the Siamese and Datuk Seri Kerma Jaya and his entire family were killed. Rice fields and granaries were completely set on fire.
To this day, grains that appear to be burnt rice grains are still to be found at Padang Matsirat.
However, many believe the curse is now over with the numerous development projects undertaken on the island.
@ Perdana Quay
Nearby, where "The Loaf" (bakery owned by Tun Dr. M) was located :
The Isle of Langkawi has changed quite a bit since I last went there with my mum and family. So it was a good idea to hire the Serena for the 6 of us...and with our very capable Nieza (@ driver @ tour guide...hehe..), we had a very good time touring the island.
One of d highlights for me was eating the "roti canai" at the stall under the tree near our apartment...i really luvvvvv it when we had it upon arrival on d first morning, that i said i wanted to have 2 d next morning!haha..luckily by the next day, i had d craving for only 1 n 1/2...hehehe...
and i had it again for breakfast on the last morning!
Of course another highlight was shopping at the Haji Ismail's shops!...hehehe
Saying goodbye to Langkawi...till next time, insyaAllah...
[Note : The 15th edition of Le Tour De Langkawi 2010 (LTDL) will be held on the 1st to 7th March 2010 ~ http://www.ltdl.com.my/ ]