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LiL’s and Needles’s Adventures on Pangkor Laut Resort – Part 2

December 28 2010 at 5:34 PM

LiL  (Login LiL888)

On a previous trip, we were treated to a sunset cruise which is a nice activity if you do not get sea sick easily

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Hors dhourves and wine were served on board by a waitress with very good balancing skills. However, the boat rocked too much for my liking when it stopped in front of Emerald Bay in order to view the sunset. Well, I had to disappoint my travel buddies by insisting that the boat head straight to shore.

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Even if the resort is running at full capacity, one never feels that it is overcrowded at any time. Other than breakfast which is served at the Feast Village restaurant, the only other place with more people than animals is the Library.

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I love the four poster bed and for those who brought their own computers and smartphones, the free wifi is a definite plus. You can check out the contents of your favourite website here happy.gif

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For the shopaholics, do check out the huge variety of products at The Kazbah. You will survive on this island so long as you brought your credit card with you.

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The spa shop. I bought myself a Chinese Foot Pounder and Needles loves it when I tap him gently on his quills

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Jim Thompson boutique. Such cute the toy elephants and pretty silk scarves. Of course you may get better prices in Bangkok but some items are on sale here and it is worth taking a look or at the very least enjoy the cool air-conditioned ambience whilst escaping the afternoon heat.

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Upon request from a guest, the Feast Village chefs will organize what they call the Chefs Kitchen Experience. The Chef will first take you on a tour of Feast Village. We got to see how organized the kitchen is. And they have tubs and tubs of Baskin Robbins ice cream in the freezer. Hmmm.. I wonder if they will mind if I help myself to a few scoops.

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We checked out their wine collection. Some famous names here recognizable to all

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Then we headed back to the cooking station to start the proper class. Chef Ramlah taught us to make Soto Ayam which is a yellow spicy chicken soup. Turmeric is added as one of its ingredients to get yellow chicken broth.Looks easy enough

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Rendang chicken, a curry dish using coconut milk, which is considered to be characteristic of Minangkabau culture

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And a dessert called Pengat Pisang.


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How appetizing the food looks when presented properly.

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Well, I have to say that the meals occupied most of my time whenever I visit Pangkor Laut. Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. Check out the spread.

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I love the fresh fruit juice. Nothing like pumping up your system with Vitamin C to start the day

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The Executive Chef at the Egg Counter. What motivation for the staff to work hard

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Hash browns and sunny side up egg. Another one of my favorites !

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Lunch is served at Chapmans Bar. This bar is named after a famous British Colonel who sought refuge at Emerald Bay before his dramatic escape by submarine in 1945. Chapman's Bar sits on Emerald Bay, and serves excellent light lunches daily, including sandwiches, traditional satay, salads and tasty seafood dishes. A variety of beverages are served throughout the day, a short walk from your beach chair.


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And Royal Bay Beach Club. Royal Bay Beach Club, overlooking the infinity pool serves a selection of Asian and Western favorites for lunch. In the evening, the restaurant transforms into a chic chill-out lounge serving cocktails and other beverages.


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No wonder I put on five pounds after 3 days of pigging out

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We enjoyed our picnic outing on Emerald Bay

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Needles enjoyed the experience and snuggled up with LiL after his hearty meal

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View of beach whilst sipping our wine

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Needles loves chilling out by the beach

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Errant guest trying to drown the poor sand crab with a glass of wine

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For dinner we dined at Feast Village



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Had Chinese cuisine at Uncle Lims. This interestingly designed restaurant is built atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the sea. Named after the chef who has been with the Resort since its inception, Uncle Lim's specialises in Nyonya and Hockchew Chinese-style home cooking. All dishes are inspired by the unique products available locally, and made to each guest's individual tastes and requirements.

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And feasted on seafood at the Fishermans Cove. Fisherman's Cove is a fine dining restaurant. Children under the age of 16 are not allowed in this restaurant

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Tip for guests : Do ask for extra mosquito coils unless you want the mozzies to feast on you

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Well, it is enjoyable to visit Pangkor Laut in a big group if only because you get to order more types of food and if you are booked into different types of villas, you get to see what sort of accommodation the resort offers.

Our previous trip we stayed in the Hill Villa which is great if you are someone who appreciates a good view

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We had friends who booked the Beach and Garden Villa for those who want to be near the facilities

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Pavarotti Suite is suitable for a family of four.

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Lots of photos of the late ultra famous tenor here

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We had friends staying at the northern part of the island in a exclusive enclave called the Estates.

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You are assigned 2 butlers and 1 chef and you can ask them to cook you anything your heart desires

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Your own Jacuzzi and swimming pool

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I want a four poster bed and cute bay windows in my own home !

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What a spacious bathroom
I suppose the grass is sometimes greener on the other side of the fence, but Needles and LiL were 100% satisfied with our Spa Villa even though the resort did not provide us with a television set. The whole idea is to listen to the waves and to get away from the outside world.

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View of Spa Villa in the background

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Needles enjoyed his evening walk around the resort. He found the foot reflexology path to be ineffective for someone his size.

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He checked out the corals by the beach and climbed the stone stairs


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Climbing is one of Needless favourite activities




Every corner of the resort is designed such that the guest feels relaxed and chilled out

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Needles liked how they built the resort around existing rocks and trees

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An architects masterpiece. Reminds me of Frank Llyod Wrights quotation Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work

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Night view

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Beautifully lit up

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Needles has made up his mind that he absolutely loves hanging out in luxury resorts and before he left, he did some research on where he wants to visit next.

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And he jumped for joy when his Mommy LiL told him that we would be going on another adventure soon.

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So stay tuned for the next installment of LiLs and Needless Adventures

( Please note that some of the photos were taken on a previous trip to Pangkor Laut Resort and that some of the text has been lifted off other articles on the Internet. The opinions expressed here are based on my personal experience and no hedgehogs were harmed in the writing of this photoessay )


 
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Patrick_y
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Hello LiL and Needles!

December 28 2010, 7:46 PM 

Looks like the two of you had another fun time together at another fantastic holiday getaway!

Thank you for sharing, my eyes are dropping at the sight of all the food.

Congratulations to Needles for siring six hoglets. Soon, you will have a whole family of hedgehogs!

 
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LiL
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Re: Hello LiL and Needles!

December 28 2010, 11:39 PM 

Hellooo Jerry,

We always pig out whenever we are at Pangkor Laut. I guess Malaysians are just plain greedy happy.gif

Needles says Hi. Squeak squeak.

 
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LiL
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Re: Hello LiL and Needles!

December 28 2010, 11:40 PM 

Oppsss.. i meant to say Hellooo Patrick !

 
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JerryW
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Hi Lil

December 28 2010, 9:20 PM 

Another great adventure, Needles seemed to really enjoy the vacation. I agree that this would be a fantastic destination for a international PuristS GTG. This must be a 5+ star resort, everything looked incredible. Thanks for sharing this amazing adventure.

JerryW

 
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LiL
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Re: Hi Lil

December 28 2010, 11:42 PM 

It will qualify for 6 or 7 stars if that rating is available. Since this year's Purists gathering is in the USA, next year's one should be hosted in Asia and Pangkor Laut Resort should be given serious consideration happy.gif

 
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Ling
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Liling, thanks so much for bringing back my memory.

December 30 2010, 4:08 AM 

PLR is a paradise.

SPA - world class
Service - excellent
F & B - variety & great taste
Location - exclusive
Library - with bed
Price - affordable (cheap to a lot of Purists here)

Regards
Ling

 
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LiL
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Re: Liling, thanks so much for bringing back my memory.

December 31 2010, 11:25 PM 

Yes Ling..

We really must organise a Purists gathering at Pangkor Laut Resort. Needles will surely be excited to visit again happy.gif

Happy New Year to you and your family !

Hugs
LiL

 
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Helen
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My pillow is calling

January 2 2011, 8:43 PM 

Hi Lil,

 

Ive looked at your glorious photos earlier today.  You have a good eye but also very photographic places, things, food, people and hedgehogs to shoot.  You probably have a bazillion pictures to sort through.  I dont know how you do it. 

 

Now before I go to sleep Im going to take another look at the wonder world of Lil and her playmate Needles.  Hopefully I will have good dreams inspired by your photos and imagine that Im sleeping in one of those four post canope beds with the netting closed.  In my dream I should like to wake up (still sleeping of course) hearing the sounds of exotic birds calling out to one another and the slight sound of palm branches rustling in the gentle, morning breeze. Oh yes, and a whiff of pork as yes, its bacon (oops, maybe thats what I was dreaming in the dream before I woke up in my dream.)  Yes, thinking of bacon and a delicious breakfast is an encouragement to jump out of the comfy bed and venture out to The Chefs Kitchen.

 

OK Lil, now I need to close my eyes so I can figure out what Im gonna have for breakfast and what to do for the rest of the day.  Oh, I hope you dont mind if I borrow Needles for my dream he can show me around.

 

Goodnight and may sweet dreams abound,

 

Helen


 
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LiL
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Re: My pillow is calling

January 3 2011, 9:52 PM 

Helloooo Helen..

Hope u had sweet dreams last night. You won't belive it but i took 3000 photos on my recent trip to Pangkor Laut. Took me more than 10 hours to sort out my pics. It is not that easy to take pictures of hedgehogs like Needles cause he is not exactly co-operative. It takes me a while to cajole and sweet talk him to look my way and to keep still so that i can get a decent shot.

Needles has been making too much noise on his wheel and pooping everywhere so his Daddy confiscated his favourite toy. No wonder he looked at me with a sad face yesterday.

Thanks for looking at my pics but just want to let u know that i will most likely not be posting another photoessay until early March. Happy New Year to you and wishing you the best in 2011 !

Hugs
LiL

 
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Helen
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Well..... it's a deep subject

January 5 2011, 7:08 PM 

Lil,

I think my dreams are good but I'm just not remembering them as I use to.  At least I tried. 

I had a fabulous trip yesterday to the French Quarter to experience the Sugar Bowl madness.  I will post photo's on Time Out since I haven't gotten the hang of  posting photo's here down (you know it's almost a phobia for me.)  What I should do is have my spouse teach me, he understands the bionary code and computer technology inside and out. 

Anyway we had a wild time, I'll have to transfer the photo's and write up my report to share with you and the group.

Take care,

Helen


 
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LiL and Needles
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Re: Well..... it's a deep subject

January 6 2011, 12:26 AM 

Looking forward to viewing your pics happy.gif

 
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Sleng
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Wonderful reports......Really make me thinking of planning

January 4 2011, 7:26 PM 

to visit PLR this year.....Looks like a get-away place where you can really relax and enjoy the beauty villas and scenic beaches of the Resort....

Thanks for the wonderful reports....^^

 
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LiL
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Re: Wonderful reports......Really make me thinking of planning

January 4 2011, 8:29 PM 

Hiii SLENG,

Do count Needles and myself in if you are organising a group to go there. We are game for another relaxing weekend of chilling and pigging out happy.gif

 
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DRMW
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Exciting!

January 7 2011, 1:01 AM 

Exciting you got to do the Chef experience. Thanks for the pics LiL!

-MW

 
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LiL
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Re: Exciting!

January 7 2011, 8:32 AM 

I have taken many cooking lessons over the years but funny thing
is my kitchen is still virginal. Anyhow the Chef's Kitchen experience was a lot of fun and now I know it is not that difficult to make my own chicken rendang happy.gif p

 
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