Ever visit a Geopark? Langkawi, Malaysia is less than 2 hours flight away from Singapore and filled with opportunities to get close to nature and scenic attractions.
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park is one such attraction.
There are magnificent karst hills and islands with pinnacles of various shapes and sizes, mangrove forests, narrow gorges and valleys, limestone underground caves and tunnels…It’s a great place to go if you want to educate your kid about geography, have fun ridding a boat on a river out to sea, visit a fish farm and feed fishes like stingrays, visit a bat cave and/or simply enjoy the beauty nature have to offer.
There are many tour agencies in Langkawi that offer various packages. Some tours are more expensive but may be more informative and detailed. We just select the available tours at the park itself when we got there. The tour cost about RM450 or about SGD 185 for our group.
Fish feeding is quite an unique experience for us. Some of the fishes are huge…almost the size of a four year old. The guide show us how to feed the fishes by putting chunks of fish meat into their mouth as they swim up to grab their lunch. It is certainly exciting feeding giant sting rays and other fishes.
Next is the eagle watching…the guides brought us to a spot on the river and place chicken skin in the water while the eagles came to their feast. I thought this is not very ecologically friendly though. Wouldn’t the eagles lost their ability to hunt when they are being feed by tours eagle to see them?
The last stop for us if the bat cave with bats and limestone formation carved out of rainwater over millions of years.
Informative signs on bats, the geological formations are everywhere, making this stop informative and educational. While the bigger text in the signs are in Malay, the Englishexplaination is available on the black portion below.