Saturday, June 02, 2007


DAY ONE at the airport...Arrived at Phuket Island around noontime. From the Phuket airport it took approximately an hour to get to Patong Beach, and guess what was our ride to Patong Beach ? the one and only Waja taxi there (or so he claims).
Anyway, once at Patong we checked in to our Hotel - hotel Leelawadee.

It is a very nice hotel, perching on the hill. However, not recommended for old folks or people who sakit kaki, or people simply don't like stairs.
The hotel is about 3-4 km from the beach, not too near, but still within walking distance. We walked to the beach, the only thing I didnt like was there were stray dogs, since I am so takut of them, I had to de-tour here and there to avoid them.

Patong Beach
Patong town is not so big, but it is very long... the whole stretch I think is about 8km? i dunno.. while we were there we started scouting for excursions for the following days. There were really a lot to choose from, though the packages are pretty much the same, the rates vary from one to another.. so must compare and bargain for the best rates. Roughly these excursions costs around 800 - 1200 Baht.
After that, we walked along the shops and started looking for makan place. I had researched for a halal makan place there, but we could not find it, so we just ate at one of the many seafood restaurants.
After makan.. already tired to walk so we took the tuktuk..

Day Two we went to Phi Phi Island, which is approximately 50 mins away by Speedboat. The first stop is Maya Bay - This is where they shot the movie THE BEACH

Then went to see monkey island.... this is the first time i see monkeys in the water

aftter lunch we went to a small island, snorkel for a bit, but the best part is feeding the fish at the beach. Never knew that fish suka makan watermelon


on the third day we head towards the mainland, to catch the boat to Phang Nga Bay.
more popularly known as JAMES BOND ISLAND .
After James Bond Island, we went Kayaking. This is highly recommended. They took us through really small cave opening, everyone has to lie flat in order to pass through

Lunch at the Panyee Muslim Village. Its a very nice place, it is like a floating restaurant

Afteer lunch, we went for Elephant ride

That night, we went to FantaSea to see the show..

Final day at Phuket.. our last stop was the race track.. Akmal's first Go-Kart session!


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