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1234 DAYS IN PHUKET

Shopping at Factory outlet
Patong beach
Patong beach
Patong beach
Nizam and Haslan
Bangdolah business
Laem Promtep cape
Haslan
Kenny, Haslan & Chee
Aida Banop
Chee, Kenny & Tan
Aida Banop Khun Thai
YES...4 days in the beautiful island of Phuket, Thailand with a group of 10 colleagues. Traveled by Air Asia and they were some who took a 7 hours bus ride from Hatyai via Krabi but our flight only took 1 hour 25 minutes. I guess it was compulsory for them to stop in Hatyai and pick-up Thai translator there...

Our main hotel was the Tiger Hotel & Complex operated by the Tiger Group and this Group operate many hotels and entertainment outlet in Phuket. This hotel is located next to the Muay Thai Boxing stadium and if you are lucky you can watch Thai Boxing from your room window. It is also located next to a shopping mall Jung Ceylon where you can shop and eat at fine restaurant, something like the Curve at Bandar Utama.

Just a short walk from the hotel is the popular Bangla Road where all the go-go bars and open dancing happens there..from sunset to at least 3.00 am because that was when we decided we have seen enough. The road is blocked at both ends so there were no cars, motorcycles and tut-tut. By the way tut-tut is expensive here, charging THB 40 per person per ride even 400 meter ride. Well, can't complaint as Phuket is a tourist hot destinations!

There were plenty of Muslim food in Phuket at Thai Muslim restaurant at slightly more expensive than Malaysia price. There were also the usual Kebab and Beriani but they cost THB 399 per meal and if you come with a family of 6 it will cost you a bomb! There were the traditional Muslim restaurants and Muslim can eat there, pricing is acceptable!

Besides Bangla Road, the beach is where a lot of people go to especially in the late afternoon watching sunset, beautiful view while sipping your cold Coca-Cola...In your free time visit Laem Promtep on top of the hill and enjoy the scenery...in the afternoon go to the Premium Outlet and buy some branched clothes and other things at discounted prices..I bought some Golf Accessories at discounted price!

Many thanks to Ms Aida Banop of Tonsai Holidays and Tours for the arrangement!





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