Thursday, March 05, 2009



I like these photos of the two monkeys, that sat grooming themselves almost at our feet in the middle of the walking track. Langkawi is the only country we have been in that we could get so close to monkeys, and reasonably safely. I have to admit I was chased by monkeys twice while I was there, but they were after my icecream not intending to harm me. These two were quite peaceful.

53 comments:

Jedediah said...

Too cute :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! Gerbils are not rats, by the way, that particular species is just called a rat for some reason (probably because they do resemble rats). They are related to rats, but not really closely - they are just both rodents. Guinea pigs are considered rodents, too, but that may change in the future, there's a debate going on about their status.

Tarolino said...

Oh they are gorgeous. There are such wonderful pictures of spectacular scenery in this blog. Especially the water falls and that grotto which the road went under.

Thanks for visiting my blog. The he is actually a she :) and boisterous only when outdoors. Indoors she's calm as anything and even has a full set of teeth in her mouth. That one photo just came out quite comical :)

Grace and Bradley said...

They do seems very peaceful and enjoy themseoves. Thanks for visiting our blog and nice comment. Have a nice holiday.

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Greener Bangalore said...

heheh thats very cute Glennis.....all nice pictures

~~gail~~mooselovingmamabear said...

Awwwww, they are really cute! Great pictures! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting....and the fish did go back to grow... :)

yen said...

I noticed a typo mistake on your site called Langkawi and Malaysia is spelled with a 'y' insted of a 't'.

Manz said...

Cute.
I visited Bali once and was able to get close to the monkeys... a couple took a liking to my mom and jumped on her! Funny stuff ;)

Cloudia said...

Monkeys make me smile, Dear Glennis!
Aloha from monkey-free Waikiki

sherpa said...

Hello Glennys, Gracias por comentar en mi blog. Me gusta ver que hay taxistas al otro lado del mundo que se interesan por el free of cope taxi clú.
Sorry my inglish is litle like your two monkies, jajaja.
Besos from spain.

Syaa_Fiqq said...

There are so sweet, grooming each other. Nice blog about Pulau Langkawi. I love Langkawi also. I had a few post about Langkawi also, feel free to visit mine if you wish. have a nice day..

Lantaw said...

they are cute, hope they are not too naughty :)

human being said...

i went through your posts and really felt i was there with you... thanks for sharing your trip with us...

happy you dropped by my blog... letting me know you...

hugs

catnapping said...

Ouch. Can you imagine the brain freeze they'd experience if they ate too much ice cream?

These images are delightful. And I get a good chuckle imagining monkeys chasing the passersby for junk food and other goodies. Makes me think of the squirrels in our university area.

Lawstude said...

really interesting critters. we have lots of them in subic and they freely play around with tourists.

Luis Novo said...

they are very funny! What a good oportunity and so well captured!

A Lady's Life said...

Oh I remember these same kind of monkeys just sit and look for glasses and cameras to steal and then you have a job getting them back because if you get closer to them they see it as aggressive behavior. So you have to wait till they get tired and drop them. That is if they don't eat them first lol

Ferreira-Pinto said...

I went through your blog and must say that our posts made me feel as if I was there with you...
Quite interesting.

Zaharan Razak said...

I will post a pic of a monkey all over my head at my blog, zveloyak, after this and you can have a good laugh!

Gypsy at heart said...

Monkeys are cute to watch, but scary to me for some reason. I just don't trust them. Cute photos.

http://wanderingwonderinggypsy.blogspot.com/

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Thanks for vising my blog.
When I was in Bali, the monkeys grabbed my husband's cap. Then another grabbed my glasses. Had to be cajoled to return them by the 'minder' with some peanuts!

Jacob said...

You don't want to monkey around with monkeys...in South Florida a bunch have gotten loose and are scooting about in the mangroves...

Zaharan Razak said...

Still on the subject of monkeys, here is another story;
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
DUMP/MOP: 2002, Rescuing Monkeys
at zveloyak.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

well i just read your whole blog all the way back to the beginning! fascinating vacation y'all had! amazing really. and not having the credit card may have been great as you got to know the locals place and the people there too. thanks for visiting me too!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoox

elims Chuang 光宏 said...

Wow!! Feel so warm when see you written "great holiday in Langkawi, Malaysia, our favorite holiday".

Thanks for choosing Malaysia as your favorite destination. I believe there are more interesting place and delicious food awaits you to 'hunt' for in this lovely country.

If you need any information, i wish could help, although i not know everything about Malaysia. Just contact me anytime.

Good luck and wish you will come back to Malaysia again. ^_^

p/s: I would love to suggest you to add on a chatbox so that reader/visitors can leave any comments they wish on your blog, provide you with the link, very simple to register and get one for free: http://www.cbox.ws/


Regards,
Chuang
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Vicky said...

Hello Glennis, yes, Langkawi is a beautiful island to visit. we were there some years ago. We rented a car and drove round the island. Sabah is also another beautiful place you should visit if you do come to Malaysia again :)

Thanks for stopping by my blogging and commenting. Hope you will visit again.

LaY hOoN said...

Thanks for sharing your travel experience with us.
I been to Langkawi once. It's a nice small island to explore.
Hope you will come again to Malaysia !!

Cloudia said...

I loved this sweet, domestic scene, Glennis. Thanks for your kind visit, also.
Aloha

Danielle said...

Well aren't they cute little guys! Such characters too. I would have a panic attack if they ran after me or my ice cream.

Elisabeth's bright side said...

Very funny pictures, they are really cute!

A Lady's Life said...

Malaysia has lots of monkeys and even Tigers.
Desaru Beach Hotel has lots of stories. Once maybe a thousand monkeys came stayed a while and left. Another time they had Japanese tourists who always take lots of pictures.
Well that day two white tigers swam across from Indonesia and came ashore.
The Japanese tourists thought they were there for them so they went to them and began taking pictures until they found out different.
I don't know if anyone died but that was a story every one had to laugh and cry at. We'd say only the Japanese would think tigers roaming free,with no supervision, would be for tourists.
Ya, tourists were breakfast lol

Wolynski said...

Wonderful blog. Do these monkeys actually attack when you have something they want? Ooh, I don't know I'd want to be around them.

Clytie said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed your trip blog. What wonderful photos and commentary - I too felt like I was there with you.

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving the kind comment.

Mei Teng said...

Thank you for visiting and leaving your comment. Good to hear you've enjoyed holidaying in Langkawi.

I have been to NZ many years ago and loved your country! :)

goma said...

hi Glennis
i enjoyed feeding the fishes in your blog.
i too displayed the fish tank in my blog

SandyCarlson said...

I like these photos very much. So loving!

rainfield61 said...

Thanks for your drop by. This weekend is my turn to explore more from your blog, and is surprise to find out you have a blog named Langkawi.

If you like monkey, then I should have gifted you with these creatures.

NitWit1 said...

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I always follow up on new comments so can expand my blog experience.

I have only been blogging since March, but have met many lovely bloggers.

I enjoy writing, especially about my younger days. When you are 70+ you look back with a different perspective now from when the in the moment of the early event you are writing about.

Loved all three of your pages. My husband was in US Navy and spent some time in Australia/New Zealand many years ago in Operation Antartica.

Ilan said...

Some grooming time :)
Made me miss my girlfriend, who is frantically studying at home :)

Maria Berg said...

sad expression on his turtle face - I don not no, since this is taken in the wild in Tunisia and we do not have turtles in Sweden.

I like this photo of the two of them helping each other I hope that all marred are like that.
I am lucky my husband helps me a lot,

/Maria Berg

J. Cabezas G. said...

The monkeys are very naughty and can scare the persons who transport food

Ramosforest.Environment said...

Great shots. Beautiful monkeys.
Luiz Ramos

Bruce said...

Wow, monkeys roaming the streets...that would be something to see!

Eva Gallant said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you come again.

What beautiful photos on yours! Looks like a wonderful trip!

jeannine said...

nice pictures...enjoyed you blog

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Lucky you! Monkeys are a bit aggressive, but these look cool.

Bedse Caves

Harumi said...

Aww.. such a cute sight. ^__^

They look a lot like the monkeys we have here too. =D

:: flyingstars :: said...

lovely captures!

Kcalpesh said...

They're quietly busy! If those were monkeys from India, they'd snatch away the camera or your handbag or whatever seems to them like they can do something with... but these, wow you were quite close to them when you photographed. :-)

Joyful said...

I love little monkeys. When I was in Kenya I visited a monkey sanctuary and there are monkeys all over in the bushes there. It was nice to visit the sanctuary though and listen to the conservationist. I was given some food to feed the monkey and though I had my fingers closed, the monkeys came right up and pried my fingers open to get the food. It was like they were little toddlers. Your post reminded me of that fun visit.

Doowmée said...

Ces deux petits singes sont vraiment craquants, trop mignons. On voudrait les adopter, leur épouillage est plein de tendresse ...
J'ai aimé me promener ici
Bonne fin de Weekend

Web-OJ said...

"but they were after my icecream not intending to harm me. "

You should have tried NOT giving them the ice-cream.. .lol! Cute pic.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi friend!!! Lovely series of photos and may thx for your comment.. Regards from Spain..