Travel to Langkawi island!? We have always wanted to travel to Langkawi island for a vacation. On this trip, I couldn’t remember how many “Wows” I uttered from the moment we arrived. The trip held beautiful memories for us.
From Kuala Kedah Ferry Terminal, we boarded the ferry to Langkawi. Amir, a staff from Temple Tree Resort came to fetch us at Jetty Point in Langkawi. He gave us a brief tour of Langkawi island before sending us to the resort.
As the car turned into a gravel road and stopped in front of a wooden house, I was taken aback when I realised where I was going to spend the night. We were ushered into a room which is the bar and served their signature welcome drink – the delicious pineapple tea with mint.
Amir allocated the houses for our night’s stay. He told us to go wash up and gathered at the reception area by 7.30 pm, so we could go to the night market for dinner.
I decided to have an early dinner so I ordered their Indian bread with dips (RM 16) while hubby had a plate of fried rice (RM 36). There is a limited choice of food on the menu and it is expensive.
After our meal, we were led to our “house”. My jaws dropped when I was brought to Chinese 1. I couldn’t believe my eyes! This magnificent two-storey Chinese house is more than 100 years old. It is built of wood without using any nails. It was relocated from Batu Pahat, Johor. Originally a farmhouse, it has large verandahs on 3 sides.
Here’s a short video of the interior
Blissfulness at Temple Tree Resort
Chinese 1 has a master bedroom with a queen-sized bed with mosquito netting, its own bar room, plus a separate bedroom with two single beds. Love the Chinese colours of red and black which contrasts with the simple wooden walls.
I couldn’t find the stairs to the upper floor which is Chinese 2. It has a master bedroom with a queen-sized bed, a private Mahjong room and Chinese library which can add in an extra bed.
Walking into the spacious bath room ……
this familiar shower room transport me back to the past…., my childhood days when I was living in a village.
Despite it being 1 am in the wee hours of the morning, we had a good soak in the wooden tub after our night market visit and a heavy supper. LOL
When I saw the gaping holes in the mosquito netting while getting ready for bed, I became worried. I am terrified of getting mosquito bites after contracting dengue fever several years ago. To play safe, I put on a long sleeve tee and long pants, but it became too warm to sleep in them.
The resort has included a local made balm for mosquito bites and there is insect repellent inside the bathroom. There are sarongs (a wrap around cloth) in the closet.
New Day at Temple Tree Resort
Woke up at 6.15 am, trying to capture a sunrise shot. I opened the wooden window to a pitch black sky and noticed a white cat perched on the veranda railings.
Quietly I shut the window and went back to bed. When I opened the window at 6.48 am, the white cat was still waiting for me on the railing in the dark.
Finally at 7.05 am, I could see a little sunlight. I put on a sarong and grabbing my camera, ran out to catch the early morning sun.
Hubby woke up and joined me, we had fun posing for pictures in our sarong.
The resort had placed our breakfast in the fridge the night before, so I brought it out to have breakfast on the verandah. It was a simple and light meal.
We went for a swim after breakfast, then took a shower and got ready to check out at 10.15 am. Amir was bringing us on a tour of Bon Ton resort before we travel home in the afternoon.