Friday, April 30, 2010

Kilim Karst Geoforest Park

We had this tour during our visit to Langkawi. It was such a wonderful & fun trip for a bunch of 2 small boys and 2 young at heart couple ;-). At first we planned for a catamaran trip which we always dream off. But having such young kids... we don't think they would enjoy the 7 hr trip and this could also lead to another nightmare which we would try to avoid (though I always want to sail on a catamaran and enjoy the scenic view... and bla bla bla... hehehe)

Langkawi obtained its international recognition on June 1, 2007 when it was awarded a World Geopark status by UNESCO and gained a listing in the UNESCO Global Geoparks Network.It encompasses 6 geological formation and has 3 major geoforest namely The Machinchang Cambrian Geoforest, Kilim Karst Geoforest and The Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest.

We had this mangrove tour and it  includes return transfer from our hotel - Kilim Jetty - back to the hotel.

At the hotel - waiting for our tour agent & van

At the Jetty

Boats for the tour

Our first stop.. The Bat Cave
(Limestone... from Setul Formation)

Inside The Bat Cave (the stalagtite)

Here we can see a thick layer of seashells.. marking the sea level once upon a time which is a long long time ago ( kids won't understand the geological terms and  etc... )

Who says monkeys can't swim?
Believe me.. these monkeys also can dive!
Siap makan roti cicah ngan air sungai lagi!

Our second pitstop.. The Fish Farm.
Tengok jari Daddy (ada roti). Now U see it....

Now U don't...The Spit Fish can jump!
Shu'aib nganga tengok ikan ni... terror kan?
Selain terror menyumpit roti yg dilekatkan pada tiang... dia juga boleh melompat diudara untuk mengambil roti yg dijadikan umpan.

 Daddy with a stingray.

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