I love beach especially in Thailand. The imagination went wild with turquoise ocean, blue sky & tropical weather attracted many beach goers & holiday maker to choose Thailand. Koh Lipe is a small island in the south Andaman Sea, famous as ‘Maldives’ of Thailand.
14-18 March 2013 | Koh Lipe @ Thailand
Koh Lipe is accessible via flight in Hat Yai International Airport or cheaper alternative such as train to Hat Yai from KL.
I see Koh Lipe as one of the many island destination in Thailand, place no expectation from it, but speechless when I witnessed with my own eyes. That’s the paradise I ever been before.
The whole budget of this trip was set at max RM1k, but actual spending was actually RM 600 – RM 700 per person. Due to higher exchange rate, this cost was actually higher.
Holiday-maker should have a look at this island because it’s too beautiful to describe, let pictures alone to proof it. Overall, a perfect destination that I never dream able to see in Thailand.
A trip into paradise begins here …
Snorkeling trip is a must when you holiday in Koh Lipe. It was incomplete without it especially for first time visit. There are daily snorkel trips available via local tour agent.
Maldives in Thailand (Day 2) – Snorkeling at Blue Ocean (5 Islands)
Amazed with blue ocean and white sandy beach. A lot of things going on our mind. Soul & body are ready for water dipping. Giving an option to dip into shallow water, we’ve a choice to go for deeper part where we can see fishes and coral, that’s snorkeling trip.
Booked to depart at 9.30am in the morning has got us ready by 8.45am. Before we depart for this activity, we woke up as early as 6.00am to watch sunrise. This much overlooked natural phenomenon often categorized as “nature wonders” or “gorgeous landscapes” or “amazing skies”.
A day was meant for FREE & Easy. The best day for exploring our own island where we stay. It’s neither big nor small to go around for a day.
Maldives in Thailand (Day 3) – Koh Lipe Island
To get on whole island by foot is not impossible. It’s only 2km long and 1km wide. With 2 main beaches each with their own. The busy one called Pattaya beach with wide beach stretched in a long crescent of fine white sand.
Sunrise Beach (where I stay) has views of several small nearby island and cool onshore breeze most of the year. It’s located opposite Pattaya beach, with just a few resorts and bars. No cars on the island and thankfully few motorbikes only. Therefore, I can assure the whole island can be explored on foot in couple of hours.
As an average photographer of KL, many already knew this place. A paddy field which attracts many for photo shooting. With a vast land (unblocking view) just for paddy, it catches many eyes looker who passed by this place.
The Paddy Field in SEKINCHAN
Came for second time this round, just a simple visit a.k.a drop-by. The best season perhaps, just before the harvest season normally by Dec. Now the paddy has grown at our thigh level.
It’s hot and we came after 3pm which the direct sun doesn’t too hot. This area was open for anyone, to enter for fun & get around for a view. Photo enthusiastic like this place and spent many hours just to get the best shot.
With same DSLR which already 3 years old, I tempted again on Sekinchan photography.
Pangkor Island, located at Northeast of Peninsular Malaysia is a destination that I choose to have my simple round the island trip on my own in 2D1N only.
Pangkor Island | 2D1N Round The Island Trip
Purposely planned prior to my celebrate anniversary and also a place where I went during my childhood. Due to this, I really wish to visit again to explore past memories. Pangkor Island is a simple island where you can explore on your own, alternative for engaging any tour travel company. To come to this, I’ve just rented a scooter (bike) to explore on our own.
Located not far from KL & Selangor, anyone can have a holiday of island which do not need long hour drive. By stopping at Lumut Jetty, you can just buy a return ticket, board 30 mins ride via speedboat and you can call your holiday straight away.