It has happened to me so many times! I miss a picture completely at the first go and then I wonder how did that happen!
So for the lazy Sunday here is a picture from Redang Island, Malaysia. And I am left scratching my head, how did I miss it the first time! It didn’t appeal to me at all at the first go.
Have you ever wondered a month or so after a trip that your memories slightly alter? I usually rewind my trips through my pictures. But after a month or so some memories fade out. And at other times I wonder why I did not talk about certain other events in the first place! I stayed in some of the most beautiful hotels during my Malaysia Tourism Hunt 2012 visit. And yet I never talked about them.
I will start with the what I consider to be the most beautiful, The Taaras Beach and Spa Resort at Redang Island, Malaysia. When I entered my cottage (I think it was a garden facing one) my roommate and I really liked what we saw! I had a roommate from Taiwan. She didn’t speak much English but we got along well because we were considerate to each-other. I hope she also shares my feelings!
This was half of my room! There was more to the room which is not visible here in the picture, the most important thing for me, the tea arrangement. And let me show you the other half of the room too!
And I forgot to click the bathroom pictures, it was equally luxurious. Twin beds seem to be more readily available abroad than in some of the Indian cities. Also take a guess at the price of the room? At the moment a ringgit is equal to roughly 18 India rupees. This room cost for today is listed as 490 ringgit! So even if we multiply by 20 and make the price 500 it is 10000 rupees! I have seen much lesser rooms going for a much higher price in India!
The resort has a private beach and I went there for a short while at the night too even though it was raining! There was not a soul out there and sometimes I like those experiences. I had a long chat with the manager and I was told that the owner of the resort also owns an airline and Cardiff City Football club!
I will remember my stay at The Taaras for a long time!
Whenever I look at this picture I get mesmerized by the shades of blue! I tried counting them all but then I gave up! The place is Redang Island, in the state of Terengganu, Malaysia.
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The people who have been with this blog would certainly recognize that romance is not my choice of topic but once in a while I do crazy things! So I wrote for Travel Write Asia an article named- Romantic Getaways in Malaysia. Do check it out. And now that I am on the topic, I did not include Redang in my list on Travel Write Asia but if you are looking for secluded and beautiful places, Redang too should feature on your list!
This article was part of a publication for Tourism Malaysia. If you enjoyed this article and would like to find out more about travelling to Malaysia, please visit the Tourism Malaysia website.