Food Trip in Two Countries

This post was all about our two days quick trip searching for foods in places that we stopped. The trip was from Penang to Langkawi and then to Satun Thailand. We bought our ferry ticket two days before the departure date from Super Fast Ferry Ventures. The cost for a round trip from Penang to Langkawi was RM140.00 per person.

On that day, we left home about 6:30 am and drove to Georgetown to have our first meal at Veloo Villas, Little India. The shop is famous for its Banana Leaf rice and to ensure its authenticity; all the cooks are from India. The only problem with the place is to find a carpark, especially during lunch hours. However, if you come in the early morning for breakfast, that won’t be a problem.

My breakfast – Tosai and Teh Tarik

By the time we reached the terminal, it was already 8 am. We hurried and parked the car under a tree at the car park opposite the Immigration office before walking to the terminal. I saw a massive cruise ship, Queen Elizabeth Hamilton. Sadly, it wasn’t our ride for this trip.

I wish I could get on board this ship

The ferry departed on time at 08:30 am, and we reached Langkawi after 2 hours 50 minutes. Before we get to our second meal, we went to Langkawi Andaman Ferry Venture ticket counter and purchased our second ferry ride to Satun, Thailand. We bought return tickets at the cost of RM30.00 per person. After sorting our transportation, we had our meal in the cafeteria but couldn’t enjoy the meal as we need to rush to the customs.

Our lunch at Langkawi food court

The queue was very long, but we still managed to get on to the ferry in time before it leaves at 1 pm. We reached Tammalang pier after 1 and a half-hour, and you can see the gigantic artwork of crab at the dock.

We took a taxi to Lomlay resort, and it took 25 minutes for the 12.4km journey. We checked in to the resort, freshened up and then walked to Big C Supercenter located about 8 minutes’ walk from the resort. We had our third meals at the food court.

Spicy Somtam at Big C Supercenter

Satun – A Thai version taken from the original Malay’s name, Setul, (santol, or wild mangosteen tree).

We ride a Tuk-tuk to @ On’s the kitchen which is located about 3.3km away and had a few beers and snacks.

To lose some calories after all the meals we have digested earlier, we walked about 1km towards the resort before stopping at a potential restaurant called Time restaurant.

It was an excellent choice, the restaurant’s ambiance was great, the food was delicious and inexpensive. When we finished the meal, we couldn’t walk back with our full stomach. So, we took a Tuk-tuk back to the resort.

The next morning, we had our big breakfast in the stall next door. Before leaving the resort with a taxi back to the pier, I said my farewell to the two friendly guard dogs.

The clearance process at the customs was smooth, and our ferry departed on time at 09:30 am Thailand time. We still have plenty of time to kill when we reached Langkawi. So, to kill our boredom, we wandered around, but it seems like every time we came here, the sky always threatening us with its tears. We had no choice but to head back to the ferry terminal and patiently waited for 02:30 pm to come. While waiting, we had a few beers and shopped some for takeaway.

The eagle braced itself to face the incoming storm

When we got to the car, I saw that it was intact, but covered with bird droppings! Oh my! I quickly drove to the nearby car wash and have the unfortunate workers to washed off the hardened poop.

Travel Date: 07th ~ 08th April 2014

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