Phuket 2011

22 Jan

Such an over dued post on our holiday! Felt like this was months ago, when we only went there during Christmas! Good break where we just lazed most of the time..Our 5 days trip in photos!

Day 1

Phuket – after touch down!

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Our stay – Aspery Hotel. We paid almost double for the peak season but it was worth it nonetheless! (: And cos there was a dvd player in the room, we brought 6 dvds from Singapore! *gasp*

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Our first meal in Phuket – Western meal room servicePhotobucket

After lunch, we were up and about to check out our surroundings and get our bearings right.

1st stop: Patong Beach.
Just round the corner near our hotel, took us about 7-10 minutes to walk there.Photobucket

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We didn’t stay long at Patong Beach to tan or anything. Just to check out the crowd..

Headed to Junceylon Shopping Centre. The mall wasn’t too shabby actually, pretty nice with a cinema and some common shops.

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We headed back to the hotel at late noon and napped till 9pm haha. Feeling like we wasted some time, we went to grab dinner nearby. Was super excited to get some authentic Thai food but it was pretty disappointing, so no photos. I think their dishes are cooked specially to cater to the Westerners there. That means, not spicy AT ALL.

Day 2: Patong Beach x Simon Cabaret Show

The hotel next to ours!

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Spent like almost 4 hours at Patong Beach just relaxing with our books. Rented 2 chairs for 100baht each for that whole period. Around noon, there were a few ‘hawkers’ coming by with their huge baskets selling pre-cooked food. We had a barbequed corn and some fried prawn and chicken thing.

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The weird cloud in the skyPhotobucket

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The sign that can be seen everywhere.

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Headed back to the hotel after a while and wanted to swim at the rooftop pool. But….Photobucket

We just headed back to prepare for our night activity in the end!Photobucket

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The Simon Cabaret Show! Lots of pretty transgenders performing..it was unbelievable! Some were actually really HOT. They had a variety of performances like cultural dances and modern songs (lady gaga etc) and PhotobucketPhotobucket

After the show, everyone gets to see the performers up close. You get to take a photo with them as well, but of course they would be expecting some tips. I stole some really lousy shots ):

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Day 3: Full day Similan Island Tour

We had to get up at like 6 something? It was a 1.5 hour bus ride to the jetty..yawnsPhotobucket

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No, that’s not our boat ride haha.Photobucket

The jet boat ride to Similan Island was about another 1.5 hours. They insisted everyone take a motion sickness pill before the ride. True enough, it was kerazeeeee! The ride was so bumpy that every 30 seconds our butts would fly off the seats. Some  poor girl sitting opposite us was puking non-stop.

We did some stops in the middle of the sea to snorkel. My first few tries were bad and I thought I just didn’t know how to snorkel. The water kept entering my nose and I kept choking. Changed my equipment and it worked!

Disembarked at an island for lunch break!Photobucket

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PhotobucketAnother few stops in the middle of the ocean and we were heading back to Phuket. Another 1.5 hours of bumpy ride and close to puking, and we were back on land. We should have just chosen Phi Phi Island or somewhere nearer zz

Headed to the road side seafood stall near to our hotel for some dinner. It wasn’t that enjoyable cos we still felt like we were on the boat, swaying and bobbing around.

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Our green curry crab – only in Thailand 😀

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Weird pincers which we didn’t dare to eat at first.

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Day 4: Doing nothing

After so many days, we only went to try our hotel breakfast on the 4th day.

Quite a good spread (:

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And we decided to spend our day at the rooftop pool!

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Someone decided to be healthy and swim non stop. Her back ended up burnt and her front stayed white.

Dinner at some Dubai Restaurant

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Pineapple Juice trying to look like beer.

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After all the Tom Yum Soup we tried, this was the best! Spicy enough, and authentic (:Photobucket

Seafood Tang Hoon Salad

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We wiped out everything!Photobucket

Shisha after that!

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Day 5: Junceylon Shopping Centre

Did some shopping and lunched there.

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Headed back to our hotel to do manicure and massage!

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Yup, this marks the end of 5 days! It was a good break away from work and stress, I must say. Recharged us a fair bit for 2012.

Tomorrow’s CNY!!

Happy New Year! (: Let’s hope this Dragon year will be a good and prosperous one for all!

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