Due to the fact that I was too busy to blog properly during the last few weeks of my holiday in Malaysia I now have a backlog of things to write about. To be honest, I don't mind it so much because I realised blogging is how I document my life, or some of the things that are happening in it anyway. Think virtual scrapbook-slash-notebook.
Today's post is about my seaside holiday which my family and I went on about a month ago, all thanks to my generous brother. I must warn you, this will be a picture-heavy post. Perhaps one to make up for how busy I am these days to blog as much as before.
We stayed at Swiss Garden Damai Laut in Lumut, Perak which is right across Pangkor Island. My brother told me not to Google the resort because he wanted to surprise me and when we drove there we were all like, "Oh my God, where are you taking us?!" because he drove deep into the forest and it was night time. Creepy much? But we knew we were heading in the right direction thanks to the all the signboards.
We arrived late at night and we couldn't really see much of the resort but when we woke up the next day...
HELLO AND SUBHANAALLAH!
Breakfast buffet at the resort cafe (you know this post wouldn't be complete without photos of food)
More views from around the resort as it was incredibly big! They even have a golf course, paint ball field, jetty, and tons of activities for families and companies who send their staff for team-building workshops.
We also went outside the resort to discover a little bit more about Lumut. Here's a typical fruit gerai (stall) by the roadside selling rambutan, mangoes, jackfruits, pisang goreng (banana fritters) and my favourite, cempedak goreng (deep fried fruit which is similar to the jackfruit).
Fed some monkeys...
... visited the turtle conservation area and made new turtle-y friends
... and took some style shots, of course.
I just wanted to have some fun before life became all serious again, y'know?
The veranda-like area was my favourite spot in the entire resort.
It was breezy and peaceful and I like that it was shaded by a huge, leafy tree.
I always wanted to try wearing a big floppy hat with hijab (without looking like a paddy rice field worker lol) so I bought one and then my sister decorated it with a flower garland necklace from Diva.
She thought this ensemble looked very Victorian and I must say I agree.
My big, floppy hat makes me happy!
And what do we have here? It's the bag I won from Hijabi Hippie Hypo's recent giveaway.
Thanks girl, I love it (and the necklace too)!
What can I say... I totally love the beach and I can never say no to spending some down time with la familia. The resort we went to was absolutely gorgeous and I like that it was kind of in an isolated part of the state because it made us feel like we were away from the craziness of the world that is always awaiting us. Looking back at all the photos I took during the holiday makes me grateful to be surrounded by a loving family and good people in general, shukur alhamdulillah. Every now and then I think I do take them for granted but seriously, I don't know where I would be without my family.