The history of the Langkasuka Boat Club (LBC) goes back to the early days of the Langkawi Lagoon. When the lagoon was first constructed the water was deep enough for boat moorings around the area of the Rebak Island Ferry landing.
ENTRANCE TO LBC
Two shipping containers were brought in and a kitchen and bar were constructed between the two. This basic setup provided cold beers and simple food for the mooring sailors in the Lagoon. I hear it was quite the ‘scene’ in its day.
‘CAPTAIN’ DINO, THE MANAGER
Time has passed and the containers have now been replaced with a timber and concrete building. The moorings fell prey to the silting-in of the lagoon. But in its current reincarnation the LBC still attracts sailors, hotel workers and tourists alike. It’s great place to wait for the incoming or outgoing Rebak Island Ferry or meet friends to enjoy the sea breeze and the view.
THE ‘NEW’ LBC
The beer is cold and served in freezing cold mugs and the kitchen puts out some very reasonable priced Thai ‘based’ food with a few simple western dishes. And the pool table is always popular with the hotel workers and supply staff that are waiting for the ferry or just relaxing on their way home.
SUNSET AT LBC
The Langkasuka Boat Club is open 7 days a week from 12 noon until the last ferry and beyond (around midnight) The LBC is located just after or before the 4 Points by Sheraton Hotel depending on your direction of travel. Look for the signs for either the LBC or the Rebak Island Ferry. DIRECTIONS
When I think of a tropical island, I think of exotic fruits and tasty tropical beverages. There is nothing like seeing fresh bananas, papayas, and mangoes growing in such abundance to appreciate the tropics. And yes, as tempting as
it is to want to climb up a tree and pick your own fruit… Leave the harvesting to
the professionals, it’s much more convenient (and safe) to stop at a fruit market or roadside stand.
KOTA TANI (CITY FARMERS) SIGN
MANAGER, AZIAN ENTICING ME WITH A DURIAN
In Langkawi, there are quite a few roadside shops that have fruit available, but only recently did this wonderful new market arrive in Kuala Muda on Jalan Kuala Muda.
GREAT VARIETY OF FRUIT
SYAMIRA GREETS VISITORS WITH A SMILE
That particular road is well traveled by many visitors touring Langkawi. It is parallel to the Andaman Sea (near the airport) and was beckoning for a midway stopping area. Well, now the Federal Agriculture Marketing Authority (FAMA) has D’e Fruit Centre conveniently adjacent to the well traveled road. And I was told that all the produce is grown locally!
PERFECT CAFE BREAK
CHEF ILIAS PREPARING FRUIT PIZZAS!
I was happy to find that not only do they have a great fruit selection, they have
a nice shady café in the back where you can get cold fruit drinks or even fruit pizza! So next time you’re driving past, stop in and say hello to the team. It’s a perfect stopping point on the long road from Pantai Cenang and they’re open 7 days a week until 11pm.