Friday, August 18, 2017

Upsidow Langkawi @ Kuah[Langkawi]


Secretly hidden in the middle of the Langkawi Island hosted a pretty awesome place that serves nice food and creative arts. Not only the place was cozy and beautiful, but it also comes with a pretty lovely view of Langkawi Island.

Upsidow Langkawi is not only an art gallery, it is a gallery that exhibits recycled items that turned into art pieces. There's also a very cute food truck that place right next to the art space and serves a variety of food on the menu.

During my trip to Langkawi recently, I've visited Upsidow Langkawi and find it quite amusing. First the dining space was also made with mostly recycled materials and they don't look old, only colourful and very picturesque. They have turned an abandoned mini bus carcass into a fine food truck, though it will not move but still very creative to be in there.

You can see the chairs and tables were made with abandoned oil tanks, woods and much more.
They are all painted in different colours and made the place looks lively and cute.

Even the lamp located in front of the gallery was also made of used bottles. 
Simple, creative yet beautiful.

The menu ranges from appetizers to desserts. They are serving western kind of menu where you can find quite a number of pizza, breads, pasta, salad and so much more. 

Garlic Bread RM5.00
The garlic bread was yummy to be honest. I'm not a fan of bread but yet I'm a bit fan of garlic hence I cannot resist garlic bread all the time. It was thin, crispy and filled with! 

Salad, pizzas and much more options are also available on the menu.
You just gotta head over and dig in all the delicious dishes on menu.


There are several pastas on the menu too, you can go for tomato base, cream base or even aglio-olio.


Pizza Hawaii RM19.00
We enjoyed the handmade pizza. They made their own dough and baked this pizza from scratch.
We like the thin later pizza dough that baked until crispy topped with some cheese, ham, pineapple make every bite worthwhile.


Look at that big juicy patty! That's the Australian Beef Burger we had at only RM15 each! It is served with their homemade pickles and salad.


Sausages, taco, and burrito are also available on the menu, the variety of choices is what you will be looking forward to when you dine here.


We were really full after a big meal at Bas Burger. Look at how many dishes we had!


Before you enter the art installation gallery, I would strongly recommend you to charge your phone/ camera/ DSLR/ GoPRO to the full battery! I can guarantee you that it will never be enough if you are someone who loves taking photos with all the tricky arts!


You can basically do anything in there or pose as much as you like, you only have to pay for the entrance tickets and you can spend as much time as you want in there.






Flying car?


The superwoman Ling Tze

a cute pose may be better?

or the sexy pose maybe?


Just another day relax at the kitchen.





You can also do creepy pose to make yourself look scary in there. Just like what we did down there.



Overall it was really a good hunt in Langkawi, we not only enjoyed the food and the art installation gallery, but we really like the whole experience in there and not forget the view from this place is something so unforgettable.
It was fun travelling with your buddies and take pictures for memories, this is sure the one that will be carved in my heart forever. <3 p="">


Upsidow Langkawi - Art Installation Gallery
Address: Jalan Padang Matsirat 07000 Langkawi, Kedah.
Contact no: +6012 - 3294094
Business hours: 11:00am – 9:00pm daily
Website: www.upsidow.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UpsidowLGK/
GPS: 6.330039,99.7497077

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tubotel @ Pulau Langkawi

Langkawi is an island that makes you feel like you are in heaven. Not only because of the beautiful sea and attractive water activities, but also some unique hostels and hotels that give you a real retreat to chill your mind and body.
Tubotel in Langkawi is located slightly distance away from the crowded Cenang Beach, but yet it is only 5 minutes ride and you get to enjoy a quiet and peaceful place all for yourself. Like how the hostel was named, Tubotel is a tube concept hotel where all their rooms are built by all the cement tubes that painted in colourful paints. 
Tubotel has been here serving hundreds, and thousands of travellers from all over the world since the past decade. This place attracts foreign and local visitors with their unique concept and beautiful location in Langkawi where you can enjoy lovely sunrise and also sunset view when you are staying in this hotel. 

There are 3 types of rooms available here at Tubotel, either you go for the garden view tube, the sea view tube, or dorms are also available. All the rooms comes with a different ambience and views though you are having the same design. You also get to choose the colour you want if there are any availability.

If you go for the sea-view tube, what you are facing is the infinity seaview that comes right in front of your door. It was really enjoyable especially when you wake up early in the morning you will be welcomed by the chilling sea breeze and also priceless sunrise, you just gotta sit on your bed and open up the door.

Priceless view from the seaview tube.

Every room comes with a large bed, all basic amenities such as towels, water, coffee & tea are all provided. Toilets are on sharing options but that's not a problem because they have plenty of bathrooms available in this hostel. 

Every tube comes with a large bed that can fit 2 adults, the bed was kinda big so I think there shouldn't be any problem to fit another child too. But for your best comfort just stay to 2 adults is pretty good.

Apart from the tube rooms, we were really impressed by the surrounding and the ambience that comes with million dollar sea view. Walking around and chill at the public areas of the hostel is what you must do when you stay at Tubotel!
Not forget to mention that the place was just colourful and picturesque.



They also provided chairs and beds that you can just lay down there staring at the sky just to relax and rejuvenate your mind and body!

If you think that this is all then you are totally wrong!
The most interesting part of this hostel is the breakfast that comes with your package!
They have a very limited choice on the menu but trust me, the breakfast here is something you must not miss!
 
We stayed there for 3 nights and we enjoyed different dishes available on the menu. They do have different menu every day so you don't get bored even if you are staying for few nights.
The breakfast is available from 7am to 11am daily. All breakfast set comes with toast, butter & jam with a selection of either coffee, tea or juice.

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes (with caramel sauce, cinnamon icing sugar & Cream)

Ham & Mushroom Fritata

Muesli with Fruit & Yoghurt


With a place like this, I can really relax myself from all the busy city life and just chill here all day long. With some beers or champagne? Everything will be perfect.


Don't forget to catch the priceless sunset and sunrise view directly from your room door if you choose and sea-facing tube!


Overall our trip was really lovely and I spent a relaxing 4 nights and 3 days at Tubotel Langkawi.
Though our trip was short but Langkawi is really a place that you can go for a short trip just to enjoy the island with beers, chocolates, beautiful views and many more.


Garden Tube RM128-RM168/night
Partial SeaFront Tube RM148-RM188/night
Seafront Tube RM228-RM268/night
[2017 Promotion Rates are available until 20th November 2017]
(2 weeks advanced booking is advised)
*Price is inclusive of breakfast

Pods (Mixed Dormitory)  RM60 – RM88
Female Dormitory (12 beds) RM45 – RM60

All rooms/pods/dormitory are sharing bathroom.

TUBOTEL Langkawi @ Pantai Cenang 

Address: Kuala Cenang 07000 Pantai Cenang, Malaysia
Contact no: +60 14-240 7022
Email: info@tubotel.com
Website: www.tubotel.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tubotel/
GPS: 6.3040352,99.7178002

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