© 2014 Wazari Wazir | Family Trip at Langkawi Black Sand Beach Jetty
“Photographs are footprints of our minds, mirrors of our lives, reflections from our hearts, frozen memories that we can hold in silent stillness in our hands – forever if we wish. They document not only where we have been, but also point the way to where we might perhaps be heading, whether or not we realize this yet ourselves.”
– Judy Weiser, R.Psych –
Actually the main attraction here for most tourist is not this wooden log jetty but the black sand beach located on the left side of this picture. Actually it is not totally black sand but a mixture of normal sand and black coloured sand, but I’m so sorry I didn’t take a photograph of the black sand because it does not interest me.
Anyway, about the black sand, the locals have believed for centuries that the black sand’s origins are related to a mythical giant half-man half-eagle called a Garuda. The legend starts with the Garuda kidnapping a Chinese princess with a romantic intention in mind but the princess‘s heart has long belonged to her beloved fiance, a Roman prince. A battle soon broke out between the prince and the Garuda with the eagle seeking refuge in its homeland of the Langkawi Island. With the prince determined to defeat the Garuda, the war extended to the island and the black sand seen today are believed to be the remnants of the war. As the end to the story, the prince was reunited with his princess while the Garuda disappeared and was never seen again.
But for the photographers, this wooden logs jetty is what interest them the most, some of the wedding photographers also has been using this wooden logs jetty as one of their location in Langkawi for picturesque wedding shot.
© 2010 Wazari Wazir | Black Sand Beach Langkawi Island | My Son HaiQal is Three Years Old Then
In September 2010, we also have made a trip here, my son HaiQal then is just three years old and now he is seven years old. So I think it is worthwhile to visit this place again to take another shot. This area also had a small stalls selling souvenir and also a small food court to satisfy your hunger. There is also a small playground for children around this area, even though during to sunny days, the playground is quite comfortable because it was located under the shade of trees. You can have your meal while watching your children playing around.
© 2014 Google Map | Route To Black Sand Beach From Cenang Beach and Eagle Square at Kuah Town
Most people who visit Langkawi will either stay at Cenang Beach or Kuah Town where giant statue of eagle is located. If you stay at Cenang Beach you can take Kuala Muda Road and Then Teluk Yu Road to get to the Black sand Beach or you can take the Ulu Melaka Road, both ways will take you somewhere around thirty minutes or a little bit more to get there, but my advice is why need to rush, there is plenty of beautiful sight along the road.
If you stayed at Kuah Town where the giant eagle statue is located, you can take Ayer Hitam Road to get there, along the way you can visit Perdana Gallery (Perdana Gallery is a museum showcasing exquisite gifts and souvenirs received by the 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia and his wife from all over the world) and Ayer Hangat Village (Ayer Hangat Village features a natural 3-tier salt water hot spring, landscaped gardens with fountains, Jacuzzis, restaurant, cultural shows etc), among the attraction along the road. You will have a scenic drive whatever road that you choose. Why rushing, stop and smell the roses.