Friday, August 28, 2009

Sawadee From Phuket

Hello my friends! I am back after 5 days in Phuket and my pocket is severely damaged but I am as pleased as a lark.

First, I enjoyed the craziest company of my Penang and Bangkok friends who behaved like insane drunkards when they were happy & merry.
I stayed at 2 different hotels which were so contrast where food & luxury standard was concerned. 

The first - Patong Beach Hotel which was closest to the sea and was affected by tsunami cost about RM400 per night with fantastic open bathroom concept suitably for lovers!

The 2nd hotel which I got 2 night's FREE stay was Royal Paradise which has the best breakfast spread I ever had in Thailand esp their Yoghurt which was simply very marvelous.


When my grandpa was the Chief Police Officer of Phuket during the 50's, this stretch of Patong Beach was still unknown until the King of Thailand paid a visit and HM was impressed by the panoramic view. So he ordered that roads should be made down hill and clear up the space around Patong area which became a reality in 1959.

 The whole island is so hilly, hence its name "Phuket" was derived from the word "Bukit".

Of all the beaches, I preferred Kata Beach which has no-nonsense noisy Go-Go bars and huge crowds but the good hotels are chibai-priced anything above RM500 per night! Phew!

I also went island hopping as well besides renting a motorbike to roam the town to see how my late grandpa lived during his era.

I also found my relative's sprawling mansion where my parents had their fairy tale wedding in 1957. It has become a museum of antiques today. I will blog about it and share the photo of the poster bed my dad slept on!

I lost my camera the night of my arrival, so most photos were taken from my miserable phone. I won't wait for the Bangkok friends to email the others to me, yeah.





19 comments:

  1. Welcome back.

    What a stroke of bad luck! Lost any skanky pics?

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  2. Twinkle to the beach LOL!!!! Having fun ya...

    How can u lost your phone so careless oh.. Kena pickpocket ar??

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  3. Sawadee... i like Phi Phi island then Phuket... my last trip i stayed @ Phi Phi island for 5D4N by the beach ... so soooooo soooo nice :)

    I wanna to go back to Phi Phi Island one of these day :)

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  5. Grabbed any fake breasts at Simon Cabaret? :P

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  6. no strips club at phuket meh? nice trip pics....need a holiday now...

    see i got strike first...4D...then will tell u...kekeke

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  7. nice.. welcome back.. the last time i went to phuket was in 1996.. long long time ago.. haha.. =D

    kenwooi.com

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  8. waiting for yr pics sent by frens

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  9. post more photos...as i'm going on this oct :)

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  10. Phuket was one of my best holiday trips. I enjoyed it better than those expensive Australia trips.

    I hope your camera is not a high end Sony model or something... pain lah... even though I am not the one losing it.

    Oops.. I am rubbing it in am I? Sorli...

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  11. William - I lost many shots and Grandma cannot remember what pixs inside. I sure had lots of fun besides using mobile phone to snap.

    Jerry - We saw concrete elephants outside Kata Beach Resort and after snapping photos, I left it on the bus! That is good excuse to buy the new finger-touch camera for our Ski trip.

    TZ - I will definitely make a trip to Phi-Phi island but not stay on the beach like you! You not scared of crabs meh?

    Gratitude - I have to confess to you that I have terrible phobia for ladyboys! So I saved the fake breasts for your harvesting. LOL

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  12. Medie007 - I didn't feel any pain. In fact I was glad that it has been lost so that I have excuse to buy a new one. LOL

    Vialentino - Hey this Patong Beach has the most sleazy strip in the world! No wonder tsunami cleansed it in 2004. They re-sprouted again on bigger scale.

    kenwooi = Wow! 1996 was a long time ago. Many ladyboys have retired and you should see the fresh faces and new melons!

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  13. Bengbeng - My Thai comrades didn't email me the photos yet, so I will post my parent's wedding instead!

    Pikey - I stayed at Patong Beach Hotel which costs a bomb. The stay at Royal Paradise was free!

    Leu - If I post all the photos, that would spoil your fun lah. I think you will pose nicer and slutty shots than me!

    A Common S'porean - I think you should visit Krabi for next honeymoon! I am going there next to search for my grandpa's trails.

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