Day 74, Wed., March 20, 2013 – Porto Malai, Langkawi, Malaysia

     This is a new port for us and we booked a tour that met at 8:15 am.  This was a morning we could have slept in as neither one of us slept soundly.

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Our tour was called “Craft Complex and Underwater World”, 5 1/2 hours for $59.95 each.  The description said, “The Craft Cultural Complex is a major attraction dedicated solely to showcasing Malaysian handicrafts.  An exclusive assortment of craftwork items ranges from forest-based products, batik fabrics, ceramics, metal artifacts to beautiful art objects, wood products, baskets, rattan-based products and costume jewelry.  We stopped at Eagle Square, where a monumental sculpture faces the seafront of Kuah,  Proceed to the Underwater World—a 32,700-square-foot facility with more than 5,000 examples of colorful marine life and tropical fish in 100 specially designed tanks.  The Sub-Antarctic Ecosystem display includes a spectacular “penguinarium” to view penguins at work and play”.

     It was a very busy day.  The craft complex has shopping areas located in all areas.  It was very interesting.  I bought a picture so I could finally try my hand at batik.  It took about 45 minutes to get there, but was worth it.  A museum was among the crafts.

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     When we left the crafts, we went to Eagle Park.

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     We then went to Underwater World.  I love to watch the penguins.  This was the first time we saw Rock Hoppers.  They look like they have a mustache.  The penguins in the picture on the left were having a bit of an altercation.  Some of the fish were so pretty.

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     The gift shops were all throughout the Aquarium, but did not sell souvenirs dealing with the aquarium.  They sold duty-free goods.  One of them even sold bras!

     After a quick lunch we went to the Queen’s Lounge for a Malay Kompang Dance Show.  As usual, it was wonderful.

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     Our entertainment tonight was a variety show with Kenny Smiles and Clare Langan.  As I said, it was a very busy day!

Clocks get set back one hour tonight.

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