Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Notes from windswept Redang






My husband has gone back to the hotel industry after a 4-year break.

This time, his new challenge is to manage an island resort : He is the new Asst GM of Berjaya Redang, a cosy little resort snugly nestled in the cleavage of a wild tropical jungle. It's on a small bay bravely facing the South China Sea. The winds are wild and restless, journeying from afar, sweeping in to blow away all rational thought from my mind.

The winds are so strong, they tire me. Funny, I was expecting time to slow down into an idyllic langour. Instead, everything seems to be rushing along. Clouds fly in and out, exposing and hiding the sun. A little drizzle turns into rain, which turns into a downpour, and then turns into clear sky all in a heartbeat. So fast!

That's why I've been hiding out in the room whole morning.
Look at this view!







I've been having coffee after coffee on the balcony, just soaking up this glorious panorama (and practising my vocabulary hehehe). Thanks to wifi, blogging and checking in with the office is no problem. My husband, being the committed workaholic that he is has gone away to Kuala Terengganu for the day, meeting with the Jetty Master. Yesterday, he was trekking through the jungle to check on the water catchment area - so exotic!

It's a completely different lifestyle over here.

The islanders are very friendly, very conservative. So strange to see the waitresses with headscarves serving tourists in bikinis.
They are all trained to greet guests in English. Not very fluent but very gungho and disarmingly friendly. There's a joviality that I haven't seen in Langkawi.

2 Comments:

Blogger bala said...

yeah...
so i can get discount room for holiday.. (i do think i need one)

4:48 PM  
Blogger jingwei said...

genuine east coast charm.

breath in the salty air and enjoy crystal clear blue waters. :D

4:35 PM  

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