Friday, October 17, 2008

Idyllic Islands Part V

The sea during low tides

Looking for bronok in the evening. There were some scattered showers on the islands.

Bronok, a sea creature living in the shallow waters of some Langkawi islands. Bronoks shoot/spray liquid from its front to swim in the water and to escape your grasp. Its texture is rubbery.

Bronok kerabu (salad), a local delicacy. The bronoks are cleaned and sliced before herbs and onions are added to make kerabu. No cooking involved.

Steamed cockles. We caught the cockles ourselves.

Another bird trapped on the net. This little one was fiesty.

Sunrise on Pulau Tuba. Took these shots from our veranda on Pulau Dayang Bunting.

Fishing on the beach. Yes, beach!

Some fish, shrimps and crab.

Big prawns bought on the island. These were about the size of one's palm. They're sold between RM24 RM27 per kg compared to the mainland; RM30++ RM50 per kg. The prices on the mainland would go as high as RM90++ per kg during Chinese New Year. Some companies and individuals based on the mainland would order these direct from the fishermen for events and such. Current exchange rate: US$1 = RM3.525.

More activities on the second and third day before we left the islands.

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