Thursday, 12 January 2017

Refreshing 2017

First of all, Happy New Year to my readers and followers. Excuse me for my long absence as I had some private nature tours running during the festive season.

With the rainy, cloudy weather and a couple of hot days in between for the past two weeks, I would say it is a refreshing start for Langkawi in the new year 2017. At this time of the year, it is supposedly be the dry season. In year 2016, we had extended dry season and could this be the compensation? 

In related to my guiding work, rainy days generally bring cancellation to birdwatching tours. I can't do much about this reality and might as well enjoy the nice cool rainy days when Langkawi has a lot more hot and sunny days to offer for the whole year. I personally like rainy days.

I had people who have asked me on what can they do when it is raining? 

If it is raining cats and dogs, the best thing to do is to sit in a nice cafe and have cuppa of coffee or tea or simply relax and do nothing in your hotel room. If the rain slows down or has stopped, take a car or scooter and ride around the island, eat some local food or better still is to head out to the waterfall area. However, be mindful of hazards while visiting waterfall areas during the rainy days.

The island was rained on from January 7th to the 8th. There were a few times when the rain was heavy but there were no thunderstorm and a lot of light drizzles in between. 

And so it was the opportunity for me to check out the Temurun Waterfall, supposedly the tallest waterfall on Langkawi.
Look at it! It was bursting with life and so much of energy! 

It was cold swimming in the pool but I love it! The energy has created surface waves that can push you to the edge. Anyone standing at the edge of the pool for more than fifteen minutes will find themselves soaking wet with the sprays.

This is one of the uncommon sight of Temurun waterfall and you only get this during the rainy days. On most days, is like a small stream or even trickle of water running down. 

Indeed it is a refreshing 2017 start for me. I had a challenging and as well as rewarding year 2016 and may the blessing of Temurun waters help to wash off the negative ones and start anew. I foresee more challenges coming for this 2017 and may the blessing enable me to remain positive during these times.

This is how a Temurun Waterfall will be like in between the dry and the rainy season:

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