Saturday, March 24, 2012


Hello people!! This is going to be a longgggggggggg entry! I had wanted to separate this entry into two post, but in the end I decided to just dump everything into one! It's going to take me a few hours to finish writing this... so here we go!


When I knew I was going to Phuket, I immediately asked my family "Phuket is in Thailand right? Not Malaysia right?" And when it was confirmed that Phuket is indeed a place further than Malaysia, I was so damn excited!!!

For 22 years of my life I had never gone to a place beyond Malaysia. It just sucks that the me who love and hope to holiday around the world had no chance to. I was so happy that I was finally LEVELING UP! I advanced from Malaysia to Thailand now! Haha. I would have preferred to go to Bangkok because that is where all the happenings are, but Phuket is just fine too!! Was a little worried about Tsunami but luckily I'm back home safe and fine now!

Patong Beach

It was early in the morning when we arrive at Phuket, so the sun was up and shining, which made many of my pictures have the sunlight effect. So nice!

The whole beach was filled with tourists and plenty of "resorts" along the stretch of beach. It was still early so there wasn't much crowd, but when we came back in the late afternoon, it was filled!

I was still feeling very excited about stepping on the shores of Thailand when I snapped these photos. Just wanna take photos of everything!! Haha.

Love this picture below. Looks so vivid!

Of course, how can I not take a photo of myself with the surroundings? Oh, that piece of yellow sticker on my arm was given by the tour guide and I was very afraid of getting lost in this foreign island so I pasted it onto my skin instead of my shirt so that it will stick longer. Now when I look at my photos, it's so ugly to see the sticker on my arm!! Haha. But I was really afraid that I would get lost mah... I can't speak the Thai language and it was my first time there!!!!

The waters all look so much better than our own Singapore waters. Don't know why! The sand is not very nice though.

In case you are wondering, the top is from MissQueenie, and it comes in 3 colors and it's only $12!!!!!! I love the heart prints and how breezy it was when wearing it!

Picture with Mum!

There were plenty of shops around the beach area, probably catering mostly to the tourists.

The motorcycles in this photo look like all the same model hor? Haha.

I wish that I could stay for the night because it seems like the streets were very empty during the day. Probably more happening at night when all the nightclubs open for business!

After that, we set off to visit the rest of Phuket!

We went to Chalong Temple.

The tour guide asking us to buy the cloth and flower.

It's a really big place, with several blocks.

Saw this huge tree with many notes hanging on it. Is it a wishing tree?

The exterior of the temple is magnificient!

Tsk. That yellow sticker on my arm is really very distracting lor.

This stretch of stalls selling souvenirs are right beside the temple.

Off we go again!

Next stop was Sri Bhurapa Cashew Nut Factory and shop. Not sure why the company name has the word "orchid" in it.

Many different kinds of cashew nuts here! We bought a few packets back to Singapore. Some other people in the same tour group with us bought a whole box!

The factory uses modern machines now, but they displayed two counters for the tourists to show the traditional method of removing cashew nut shell.

One by one leh!! Don't know one day can only finish how many nuts.

There's this counter with cashew nut drink. Eww! I refuse to try it. Haha.

I didn't know that cashew fruits look like this!! They look like toys!

After that, we headed to Wang Talang. Honestly, it was boring in here. On the brochure it says "Offers quality local handmade souvenirs, gifts, Thai silk, precious stones and jewellery". I was expecting something more cultural.

We walked one round with the saleslady following us and rested at the coffee lounge while waiting for time to be up.

Next, we went to Pornthip Sea Store. In the brochure it states "Most acclaimed authentic dried saute food store. Here, a wide selection of ready-to-eat dried saute food such as sausages, dried minced pork, dried squid, preserved plum, mango, pineapple, ginger, and coconut candy are for sale"... Sigh, just another "touristy stop". I was getting kinda bored by then. I wanted to visit the places where the Phuket residents go to, I wanted to look at their way of life, I wanted to try street food. I don't want to visit all these touristy shops trying to sell me provision food.

Nah~~ Not interested.

Another cashew nut counter.

Was glad to know that the next stop is LUNCH TIME!!! Finally!! We went to Thai Naan Restaurant.

The hall looks like a cheapo type of wedding banquet!

Many people flocked to this chef serving hot noodle soup!

But I felt cheated cos although the aroma was awesome, the soup tasted blah.

But the rest of the food was fantastic! There was a wide range for us to choose from ~~ Buffet style ^_^

This dish below was my first serving. Haha. The tomyum soup is SO SO SO SO SO NICE. Lots of prawn inside!

Mum got these weird-looking dim sum thingy. Haha.

Sigh... The yellow sticker.... TSK.

The tour guide helped us take this picture outside the restaurant!

Our final stop at Phuket was "Central Festival", which claimed to be the largest mall in Phuket.

This octopus bedroom slippers so cute!!!

"Hi Mum, I think you dropped two eggs on your slipper."

Mum very happy cos her yellow bird is so big!! haha. I prefer the blue one. The expression like very pitiful!

Walk until tired already, time for ice cream!

That's all for my time in Phuket!

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