LINKFIELD ROAD TO LANGKAWI………………..

I took the ferry from Koh Lipie to Langkawi, which is an island in Malaysia; I was met there by my friend Chris Hedger (Hedge)………..we have been friends since our school days when we both lived in Linkfield Road, Isleworth, and eventually became members of the “Hounslow Bowl” scooter boys. It has been a long and eventful journey from Linkfield Road to Langkawi, and Hedge has bought a beautiful two bedroom, two bathroom, two balconied condo there, where he very kindly offered the second bedroom to me for the duration of my two week stay on the Island. It has been great to catch up with him, enjoy his hospitality and good humour, share a few beers together and get an insight into life in Malaysia, or rather, more specifically, on the lovely island of Langkawi. Hedge has been living in Johor Bahru, southern Malaysia, for many years but I think he will now rent out his condo there and move permanently to Langkawi; although he is yet to make a definitive decision, I can see the appeal of life in Langkawi and while he retains both properties any decision is always reversible……….

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Above……….the little immigration office on the beach at Koh Lipie………and below, the customary “long-tail’ boats waiting to take you out to the ferry which has to drop anchor in the bay because of the shallow water……………

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Above…………sunset on Cenang beach, Langkawi…………..and below, the beautiful condo that Hedge has bought…………..

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Above………….one of the balconies at Hedge’s condo, and below sunrise from that same balcony (I got up early, we did not stay up drinking all night)………….

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Above…………..sunset from the other balcony, and below, the condominiums swimming pool……….it also has a very nice and well equipped fitness centre, a spa and massage room, a hairdressers, a deli and a decent bar that serves very good grub………..

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Above and below………….Hedge took me on a tour of the island to look at some of the other beaches and places of interest……………

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above……………. Hedge’s magnificent twenty five year old Mercedes Benz, which I had the great pleasure of being chauffeured around in for my stay, and below, one of the points of interest, a beautiful (but expensive) golf course, that Hedge treats himself occasionally……Screen Shot 2014-12-06 at 01.41.44

 

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As you all know, no post of a beautiful island is complete without a flower…………..