Amazing Datai

Posted by on Nov 10, 2009 in Lovely Things | 2 Comments

As I have previously mentioned – I recently went on holiday to Langkawi in Malaysia. The hotel that I stayed in was called the Datai and is incredible. The Datai has a truly unique location in the middle of a rainforest and so you are surrounded by wildlife and constantly meet various cute animals throughout your day. One of our highlights were the morning and evening walks which were lead by resident naturalist Irshad Mobarak. He also runs all of the tours on the island through his company JungleWalla and we managed to fit in going on the bird watching and Mangrove tours which were fab.

I just loved every second of being there and can’t wait to return sometime soon!  Here are some of the photos I took of the hotel and also some of the fantastic creatures I was lucky enough to bump in to!

The hotel sign

The hotel sign

The Datai hotel pool

The Datai hotel pool

A Dusky Leaf monkey - these were all around the hotel

A Dusky Leaf monkey

A monitor lizard

A monitor lizard

A tarantula

A tarantula

A mousedeer - cute!

A mouse deer - I was so pleased to have spotted this little guy

A Colugo

A Colugo- these are amazing to watch fly

A Pied eyed Hornbill

An Oriental Pied eyed Hornbill

A Paradise 'flying' tree snake

A Paradise 'flying' tree snake

A cute baby Dusky Leaf monkey

A cute baby Dusky Leaf monkey

A giant gecko

A giant gecko

A macaque monkey

A macaque monkey

A fruit bat

A fruit bat

A Great hornbill

A Great Hornbill

A spider

A Golden orb weaver spider

A Giant Red 'flying' squirrel

A Black Giant squirrel

A little insect I met

A little insect I met

A wierd spider

A colourful little spider

A hermit crab

A hermit crab

Another strange unidentified spider!

A strange unidentified spider!

Amazing look at it's tongue!

Amazing look at it's tongue!

The hotel lobby

The hotel lobby

The beautiful lily pond full of singing frogs in the lobby

The beautiful lily pond full of singing frogs in the lobby

The hotel pool

The hotel pool

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Back from my fantastic holiday!

Posted by on Nov 3, 2009 in News | No Comments

So I have been back over a week now and only just seem to be getting back to normality! I had such a fab time and just wish it could have lasted a bit longer! I first went to Kota Kinabulu in Borneo for a week and then to Langkawi in Malaysia for a week.

Borneo was brilliant and it was great to see the Orangutans as well as some Proboscis monkeys – they are both endangered species and it’s one of the only places that both of them live. I definitely want to return to Borneo and explore another part of it.

Langkawi was again pretty amazing (I have been once before). We stayed in this awesome hotel called the Datai which is located in the middle of a rainforest. It’s so beautiful and you get to see endless cute creatures on your way down to it’s gorgeous private beach. I can’t wait to go back!

Here are a few of my snaps…

A cute orang utan

An Orangutan

A probiscous monkey - they were hard to photograph!

A Proboscis monkey - they were hard to photograph!

A gorgeous Dusky Leaf monkey

A gorgeous Dusky Leaf monkey

A monitor lizard

A monitor lizard

A Macaque monkey

A Macaque monkey

A tarantula!

A tarantula!

Amazing look at it's tongue!

Amazing look at it's tongue!

A 'flying' snake

A 'flying' Paradise Tree snake

A cute little insect I met

A cute little insect I met

A hornbill

An Asian Pied Hornbill

A sea eagle

A Brahminy Kite

Langkawi

Langkawi

The pool at the Datai

The pool at the Datai

Our hotel in Borneo

Our hotel in Borneo

A sunset cruize

A sunset cruise

A night market in Kuala Lumpur

A night market in Kuala Lumpur

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I have returned!

Posted by on May 25, 2009 in News | No Comments

After a month of gallivanting across the world I have returned to the country!!  I had a brilliant time on my travels.  First of all I went to the Far East for a buying trip with Disaster Designs.  We went to Hong Kong and also Guangzhou in China – it was a really successful trip and we found lots of new suppliers for us to work with which is good.

After that I went to California with a large group of my family as my dad has a house there. I had an awesome time out there which included a trip to Vegas which was pretty fun!

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