I promised you guys about this trip right?Here we go!
Phuket, Thailand the Tiger Kingdom. Phuket formerly known as Thalang and, in Western sources and navigation charts, Jung Ceylon (a corruption of the Malay Tanjung Salang, i.e. “Cape Salang”) is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighbouring provinces are (from north clockwise) Phang Nga and Krabi, but as Phuket is an island it has no land boundaries. Phuket, which is somewhat smaller than the size of Singapore, is Thailand’s largest island. The island is connected to mainland Thailand by two bridges. It is situated off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. Phuket formerly derived its wealth from tin and rubber, and enjoys a rich and colorful history. The island was on one of the major trading routes between India and China, and was frequently mentioned in foreign ship logs of Portuguese, French, Dutch and English traders. The region now derives much of its income from tourism.
Me and Ain went to Phuket for 4 days 3 nights last week. It was superb!We will come and visit Phuket again as we have to go the other side of it. We specifically stay at Patong Beach. Near to everything! Such as Patong public beach, Bangla Road, Jung Ceylon Shopping Mall, Night Market, Tourism center, spa & massage, cool hotels, hard rock cafe, china town and others. Full with Tuk Tuk, some kind of small cab without window and doors. Thought of seeing the old tuk tuk but sadly they upgraded. Nevermind, we don’t even have a time to ride on tuk tuk, maybe next time dude!Once we touch down Phuket, it was raining, we decided to get airport bus to Patong. It tooks 1 hour and a half to reach and it cost you 120 baht, RM12. Don’t take the the airport cab or shuttle van if you are under budget vacation. Pricey. It was and experienced!
Patong Premier Resort is our stay for 4 days. Is nice and i can tell that this resort is totally Thailand-ish. That’s the main point we chose them. Sawadika, Welcome to Thailand! We are satisfied with the rooms, beds, toilets, swimming pool, cafe, breakfast bar, receptionist. There are such a lovely kind people there. Superb services, efficient and very very good. People in Phuket is quite petite i can tell and tanned too. There is a one kind of flowers that is everywhere in Phuket, they called it Orchid, there are red and white orchid. It smells good too. You know i love flowers. I love it a lot! Below pictures from our hotel. Even though the view is not the sea, now you know you are in Phuket. Take a 3 minutes walk to the beach. Not bad. Because you can see all the tourist will either, taking Tuk Tuk or rent a bike or just walking.
Next, is the food we had there. The halal restaurant is not much, so you gotta do some research to find for halal restaurants. As we don’t dare to eat the streets food, a little hard work for us. But lucky us, as the Kusuma halal food is just the same row as our hotel. Just a few steps away. Super nice! And a lot of muslims coming here for dinner too as they only open from 5pm till midnight. Muslims, do visits their place. Food are kinda nice too. But becareful with the price, certain could be expensive especially the seafood. The cheapest food range would be 70baht=RM7.
Next, the island hopping! A one day trip to 3 island with 7 point stops cost us 1200 baht=RM120 (includes shuttle van, breakfast, guider, speedboat, lunch on Phi Phi island, fruits, water and drinks). Cheap cheap cheap. Recommended by the manager at Kusuma stalls. We are so lucky to have kind people helping us with it. We purchased together with Phuket Fantasea, if you know what it is. Thai Cultural show, it is some kind of theme park together with live theater show in the Elephant Palace that cost us more 2100 baht=RM210 (includes shuttle van, pass to phuket fantasea, halal buffet dinner, theater show gold seat) We enjoy it all!