Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Kapas Island, Terengganu






We just spent the weekend away on a small island off the east coast. It was actually the family day (Photo No.9) of the Science Faculty of the University where my husband works.

I was feeling lousy most of the time with my friend the virus, so it wasn't an unqualified success...still, a pretty spot. And there were compensations: who can better sitting on the beachside tables of the Qimi resort with a mango ice blended on the table? (Photo No.7). Beats staying in bed feeling sorry for oneself!

The resort we stayed at was not the Qimi (which is run by a delightful couple - she used to be cabin staff on Malaysian Airlines), but a place called the Mak Cik Gemok (lit: Fat Aunty), and that's the Aunty there, a character in her own right, surrounded by members of her family, in Photo No.5.


Photos No 6 & 7 are of pandanus plant and the fruit (and me).


There's also a photo (No.4) of the neighbouring island, Gemia.

























5 comments:

Cat Sparks said...

Glenda, your life is just one long exotic travelogue, isn't it? Says me huddling over a 2 bar electric heater in Wollongong...

Glenda Larke said...

If it's any consolation, you can imagine me today scrubbing floors with the sweat pouring off me in streams in the 90% humidity and 90 degree F heat... does that help? And I am not kidding. That's exactly what I was doing today.

Jo said...

Got an idea Glenda, come over and visit, it is still nice and cool here and you can scrub my floors for me LOL.

The pictures of both Esperance and Kapas Island are absolutely wonderful and despite your virus, I still envy you. Sorry it was spoilt for you though. Sure is a tropical paradise.

Cat Sparks said...

Hmmm... nope. My floors are dirty too.

karenmiller said...

Viruses suck. Stop scrubbing floors and feel better soon!