09 Mar 2016
Langkawi, Malaysia 2016
Our last Malaysian stop is Langkawi, a beautiful port, actually the only UNESCO endorsed geopark in SE Asia. This area took 550 million years of erosion to form.
I visited Kilim Geoforest Park, a spectacular nature reserve, reached only by boat on the Kilim river.
We even saw the Brahminy Kite Eagle.
Visit a floating fish farm for a close-up view of an upside down stingray and a Mangrove Horseshoe Crab that I am holding. Barry asked me if the crab was on a plate. Uh, no honey; it’s UPSIDEDOWN!
My number one attraction was visiting the bat caves where upwards of 1,000 bats live along with spectacular stalactites (icicle-shaped mineral formations that hang down from the ceiling of a cave) and stalagmites (upward-growing).
There are even tree roots shooting down from the ceiling of the cave!!
Just before entering the bat cave, our guide cautions us that a bat hanging from both feet is awake. One foot - he’s sleeping and WATCH OUT! That’s when they poop. I quickly look around. I am the only hatless participant. Nooo, not again!