Sunday, June 3, 2012

In pictures: Langkawi, Malaysia

True to my gypsy name, I am in my third country in as many weeks... Visiting my mom in Langkawi, Malaysia! Apart from some wonderful mother-daughter time (including yoga - remember last time?), Langkawi itself is a beautiful island with much to offer.

For those of you who aren't familiar with this part of the world, Malaysia is a country that includes a peninsula connected to South-East Asia (south of Thailand), as well as part of the island of Borneo. Langkawi is a small island just south of Phuket. Predominantly a muslim nation, Malaysia has three main cultural / ethnic groups, mainly Malay, Chinese and Indian, making for an diverse tapestry of local life! Here close to the Thai border there is a lot of Thai influence as well.

Anyway, the other day Mom and I went up to the Friday market (because it happens once every Friday!) and I used my Leme Cam app (it's free!) to take some snapshots.


The Friday market is the place to be after evening prayer on Fridays!

Fresh, local (mostly) fruits and veg - yum!

Malaysian tofu delicacies

Busy shoppers

Girls being girls...

The beautiful new mosque around the corner

Our friendly tree frog (one of about 4 who live in the house!)


  1. those pictures makes me regret skipping Langkawi when I was Malaysia - everyone on Penang made it sound like a tourist trap. Oh well, next time.

  2. @Emily - thanks!
    @Lila - thanks! lovely to hear from you. :)
    @Steffi - I think there is a bit of both. Like most places, it all depends on where you go. I'm lucky to have someone to show me around!