Day 3 & Day 4

Day 3 in Phuket, it’s a free&easy day. We started as early as the previous morning. Went for breakfast @ Mahsuri Bariani. Then we jumped on the bike, and there we were…riding all the way towards southern of Phuket. We stopped by Karon Beach, Kata Beach, View Point, Cape Panwa Sunset View point near Rawai Beach and lots more to name it 1by1. Very beautiful sceneries. Very relaxing. We stopped for a wet wet activities @ Nui Beach, then we took a rest @ the view point up on the hill. On our way back to Phuket town, we stopped by a Shooting Range. We spent quite some time there, hubby busy tengok tempat org la katakan..Then we went to Phuket Town for lunch. Quite late, we had our lunch @ 3pm (which is 4pm Malaysia time).

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me & ein in Karon

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Resting after snorkelling @ Nui Bay ..

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View from one of the viewpoint @ Cape Panwa

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This was the only photo yg sempat captured on our last hours in Patong..@ Patong Beach

After Lunch, we knew that we’d limited time to shop in Phuket Town as the road from Phuket Town back to Patong is uphill & winding. It’s dangerous for us, motorbikers. So, we decided on speedshopping (which I really hate la..nak shopping betul2 la kan). We only managed to buy Thomas&Friends (rail &parts) in Robinson & handbags for my mum&MIL at one of the road side bazaar. Hubby  went to a camoe shop & bought few paintball gadgets 😉

We were back @ Patong @ 8.10pm. Went to a thai restaurant in Patong, had our thai dinner and then went back to the hotel to clean & refresh our tired body. Maklumlah whole day atas motor tuh…kebas punggung. That night, we had to  find some toys for the kids (yes, the kids released us with a long list). Went in Robinson in Jungceylon with hubby while Ein&Bol went for shopping at the bazaar (argh…I have’nt got a chance to shop at any bazaar, u know..). At Robinson, me&hubby went for a facial-spa (50minutes)..hehe..masa untuk berduaan… After the spa (Jungceylon pun dah tutup), I urged the guys to send us (the girls) to a massage center. We got our Foot massage (250Baht) per person. The guys went for their Guys Night Out. After the good massage session, they picked us & we went for our supper (beef-soup again!).

Our last day in Phuket, we had breakfast at a muslim village near Kalim. Exactly in-front of the beach. According to their people, Thai Muslim Association has gazetted that area. Only halal food can be sold, and there’s no beach bench available (maklumla…semua org2 yg ada pakai kan cun cun..). And the sad thing, we missed their evening market (mcm pasar malam) where we actually can find sotong bakar. Arghhh..there’s just too many reason for next trip..hehe

After breakfast, we went to Patong beach. Then we jumped into a massage center that open @ 9.00am. I had a thai massage for 250baht/hour,while ein had her foot massage again. The guys were out to Kathu to visit the Bungee Jumping place. After the massage, we went back and quickly checked out from the hotel as the airport drop-off service supposed to be there @ 11am. On the way to airport, we stopped by at a cashew nut store. Tp mahal, as expensive as RM40/kg..beli la sikit for the family nak merasa kan.. but ends up, I jugak yg abiskan..

Anyway, lucky us because we actually had a plan to extend our stay. Just that i’m not yet prepared for my exam the followong week. So kena la balik on time. If we’d extended our stay, confirm I will need to take exam online..sebab semua traveller kat BKK airport di sumbatkan ke HKT airport. Sah2 air traffic congestedkan… Tak tau la what is the future of Thailand Tourism …. hopefully they will recover soon.

Holiday without kids — Day 1 & 2

Sorry for a bit delay in posting this entry. Kinda busy with life after we return from the Pearl of Andaman.

Our flight to Phuket in the afternoon was canceled and AA put us on the late evening flight. Lucky us as we (or was it Me?) had organized the trip well. We arrived Phuket on Friday night, 8.40pm (Thai time). Andre (Chinese who migrated from Europe), the owner of Thai Oriental Tours was at the Airport to transport us to the hotel in Patong.

As it’s High Season, the hotel room are expensive than our honeymoon trip in May as it’s green season (April – October) .We’d checked in Seven Seas hotel in Patong. Hubby grabbed the room for the price of 1200baht/ night from sawasdee.com .We choose the hotel as it’s near to the Muslim Village (Pbhramee Road) and also not far from the happening Bangla Rd.

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The hotel pool

After checked in, we quickly went down for a walk in Patong. We stopped by for a good beef-soup near our hotel. Yummy..the soup was great! Then we went to Bangla Rd. Still alive even it’s 1pm (Thai Time). After a good walk, we went back to the hotel for a rest.

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Muslim stall

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Beef Soup

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Peluk Tiang

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Lady boy bar (at the back)

Next morning, we’d to wake up early as the tour van will pick us from the hotel to the Pier as early as 7.15 am. After breakfast (Bariani Mahsuri), we went for a Phi Phi Island Express Boat Tour. For 1000Baht/person, including return express cruise to Phi Phi, Lunch @ Phi Phi Don, unlimited drinks and snacks on board & snorkelling, we found that the package was really cheap. We’d a very great time that day!

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Hubby favourite .. Mahsuri Bariani for breakfast

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Me & Ein @ Rachada Pier

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Ready for tanning session

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Me in the ferry .. ramai dah turun kat Phi Phi Don

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Sightseeing at Phi Phi Ley, Maya Bay, Monkey Bay & etc

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Maya Bay , where Leo D Caprio was in The Beach Movie

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Relaxing after snorkelling near Long Beach, Phi Phi

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Some of the sceneries while sightseeing

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Here was where we had our lunch..yummy, tak sempat shoot gambar food

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Dah kenyang

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Woops...I want some extra dessert, Banana+Nutella Pancake

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Argh...sedap sangat

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Jalan-Jalan around phi phi island

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Normal scenery during the day in any beach in Thailand

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90 minutes cruise back to Phuket .. sun tanning session

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some of the photos @ Phi Phi

When we returned to Phuket, the driver sent us to Thai Oriental Inn (Andre’s hotel) in Patong. He arranged for a bike rental for us, the cost was as low as 250Baht/day (auto bike).Then we went back to hotel to refresh our body, had dinner in Kamala, stopped @ Phuket Fantasea, stopped @ Jungceylon and then we proceed for a good Oil Massage. After 60minutes massage (couple-massage), we went to lepak2 @ an Irish Bar in Bangla Road till 2 am. Back to hotel, we went to sleep peacefully (tired lorrr). ..

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waiting for our dinner in Kamala

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Arghh..a reason for a return!

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Menggila @ Phuket Fantasea

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Massage @ Jungceylon

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The Rodeo Bull Ride @ Jungceylon

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Us after massage

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While watching people @ a bar in Bangla Rd.


Phuket…The paradise

I’ve uploaded more photos @ my flickr since fb is soooo slow…

We’re back from the honey&themoon trip. The trip was wonderful & well planned. We’d been to Phuket Fantasea, Phi-Phi Island & Simon Cabaret. Not to mention enjoying their delicacies, sight-seeing , facial & massages. The trip to Phi-Phi Island took us 2 hours ferry ride in a rough sea (now it’s monsoon season). We managed to control our sea sick by sleeping throughout the journey. Anyway it’s compensated with a very beautiful island full with “farangs”. We didn’t spend so much on shopping as the price is so ridiculous. We’re not in the mood of bargaining so we went to JungCeylon, Robinson & Central for some shopping. But we ended up with a facial session @ JungCeylon. We managed to bring back few Thomas&friends and bobthebulilder items for the 2 heros. As for ourselves, only 2 pieces of fisherman pants for Yin Yoga & hubby got a fisherman Bermudas & t-shirt. We’d made few new friends while we’re there. Most of them are from Patani, working in Phuket…Marvellous! That’s the word!

The room @ Anchan Resort & Spa

Day 2 @ Phi Phi Hotel — The Beach Island

Third night hotel @ Sunhill Club Bamboo

Third night hotel @ Sunhill Club Bamboo

Before the show begin

The honeymooners

@ Karon Beach

In Phi Phi Island beach

I admired “her”

hubby caught 2 “girls”

Us @ the shooting range

And the easiest way of transporting us to anywhere

Will upload more photo @ my flickr my facebook later ya!

I’ve uploaded more photos @ my flickr since fb is soooo slow…

I Love Thailand

1st May – It was a hot public holiday that finally we decided to go to Sungai Congkak for a short trip. It’s Rayyan&Idlan first attempt to the river. Rayyan keep on asking how does river looks like. I’d rather tell him “mcm longkang besar abang, penuh batu…tp air dia bersih..kita semua boleh swim 🙂 ” How will you describe a river to a little kid like him? …hehe

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Now i’m busy planning for our trip to Phuket next week. We’ll be backpacking this time since we planned for hotel & island hopping. There are just too many hotel too choose…finally, we booked 3 hotels for 3 nights @ different part of Phuket ..and the issue resolved yesterday. I just can’t wait for the trip especially to spend a night at Koh Phi Phi or best known as “The Beach” island.

There are too many things to do, from islandsss hopping, elephant trekking, cabaret shows, phuket fantasea show, ATV trekking and last but not least..some shopping (some said it’s not that cheap bcos it’s tourism land but i still want to test my bargain skill there!!).. When planning for what to do in Phuket, 4 days won’t be enough. Others stay there for at least a week. I’ll update all of u on the trip once i’m back from the paradise ….Sawadeekap

Sawadeekap Day2 – 1/03/08

After having our breakfast @ hotel, we headed to a water canal station near to Pratunam market. We jumped into the canal boat just to try the ride. It’s fun and exciting!!! We took off @ Bobae station (we did’nt even knew where we’re initially).

After some shopping @ Bobae, we went to Chatuchak Weekend Market. It’s the largest weekend market in Bangkok consists of 9000 – 12000 stalls selling everything (foods, clothes, gems, animals and etc.) This is actually our main agenda for this trip. Huh, if u wanna test your bargaining skills, this is actually the place as the rule of thumb is “Please Bargain” J.

As we’re sooo busy doing our shopping, we haven’t got a chance to snap any photo… We stopped for lunch @ the famous muslim stall near to the big clock and had their delicious beriani and fresh coconut drinks. After the shop break, we continued to shop. And at about 4.00 o’clock, we’re already exhausted (walking and carrying full hands of things that we’d bought). We decided to go back to hotel and come again on the next day …. hehehe… 1 day sure not enough one.

That night we had our dinner quite early at Mak Yah Muslim Thai Restaurant. This is also a famous Thai Muslim restaurant in BKK. We had Thai tomyam with Kung Pao Chicken and mango salad here. We took tuk2 just to cross the road in-front of the hotel to get to this restaurant as we need to save our limited energy for shopping later that day.

We went to MBK after dinner. There’re also a lot of clothes sold there. We bought few pieces before continued shopping @ Suan Lum. Then, we went back to hotel for whole body oil massage. After the massage, we walked along the road in front of the hotel & we’d the sago mango for supper. Delicious!

Sawadeekap – Day1 (29/02/08)

Our day started as early as 5.30 am on Friday as we’d to catch our flight at 7.50am from LCCT. We reached LCCT at 7.00am and quickly checked in. The flight took off at 8.00 am and landed safely in BKK at 9.40 am (Thailand time) @ 10.40 (MY time). We quickly hired a public taxi to Samran Place for 400Bht and checked into the hotel room.

**** Samran Place****

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Samran Place is a budget hotel (2**) but i can say that the room and bathroom was soooo clean. Muslim food restaurant & mosque are just across the road. Massage shop is just at the side of the hotel. 8 minutes walks to BTS (Ratchadek I guess so – next to Asia Hotel). I will definitely be back to Samran Place …..

****  Pratunam – Market & Mall ****

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We started our shopping engine along Pratunam Market. We went straight to the pyjama shop (my 3rd time here to buy pyjamas for my sons). We’re so excited… the same pyjama can be bought at Subang Parade @ The Curve Flea Market at the minimum price of RM30 /pc. We bought 1 dozen each …stock-up for our sons and nieces… but not much ultraman cartoon…as long as it’s the same material, we didn’t have to bother much… 😛

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Sample of the pyjamas …

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And the Legano Spa Salt ( been using this spa salt for years.. it’s 39Baht = RM3.90 in BKK)

***** Pratunam – Lunch @ Maedah the Lebanese Restaurant ****

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Mmmmm…delicious!!! We’d Lebanese Spicy Beef Fried Rice with Basil Leaves at Maedah Restaurant. Tina, rasa still tak puas makan la… L First sign to repeat sometime soon??? Kekeke

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Tina & the tuk2

We went back to hotel to send back all the goods we’d bought @ pratunam…pyjamas, bottles of spa salt, few shirts, and few floral pants (the one i wore in the previous entry).

****  Chinatown  – Market  ****

We took the green taxi to Chinatown. I bought some souvenirs and accessories (including the lovely pearl bracelet).

 ***** Menam Chao Praya – Express Boat Cruise ****

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Then we walk towards the Memorial Bridge which is along the Chao Phraya river. We managed to get into the express boat (Siamese use it as daily transportations). This is a great way to get to the various tourist sites on the river and there’s a cool breeze! No traffic jams! No scams! Grand Palace area, Oriental and Shangri-La hotels, Rivercity (mall), Markets, Wats on both side of the river.    
***** Suan Lum Night Bazaar ****

After cruising along Chao Phraya River, we took taxi to Suan Lum Night Bazaar. Tina had her dinner there. As for me, I just ate my buns (Hi-Fi with Ikan Bilis from Malaysia J and my snickers bar). There’s no halal food @ Suan Lum. But I had the coconut shake there…

***** Thai Massage & Reflexology  ****

Back to hotel @ 11.00pm (Thai Time) and quickly had some shower.  It’s time pamper our tired body (leg especially) after a very tiring day (but we enjoyed it, that’s for sure!!) with 1 hr full body Thai Massage and 1 hr Thai Reflexology next to the hotel.

Sawadeekap – I’m Back

I’m back to KL after spending days (as bachelor) at Bangkok City. Yeah … I had fun & really enjoyed the trip. It’s really free & easy as we (me & tina) just did what we want to (s.a. massage, eating & cruising) and we shopped like we’d no tomorrow. Gawd…. Bangkok is Hot!

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These 2 days i was so bz unpacking my stuff and also registering subjects for my new semester that will starts next week. On Thursday, I will be going to Langkawi with my family (including my mon & dad) for holiday. I will be back on the general election day.

I will update on our daily life (and of course photos) in The Land of Smile in my next entries. Till then, sawadeekap!!

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me in Chatuchak… 

BKK Shopping Trip

Ohh… another day to go before we’ll be off to BKK. And we’ve prepared everything (cash, tickets, hotel room, passport) … just that i have not pack my things yet. aha…2 shirts & 2 pants + few disposable inners will do..else, just buy it over there … 😉

I’m now preparing my  list :

TODO list

Shopping 

1. Pratunam + Baiyoke Market

2. Chatuchak…Chatuchak..Chatuchak

3. Suan Lum Night Market

4. Saphan Phut Night Market

5. Siam Center

6. MBK

7. Fashion City

wahwahwah…so long oredi for shopping only ho

To eat list

1. Maedah Restaurant – Lebanese Restaurant

2. Mak Yah – Tom Yam

3. Coconut shake with ice cream in suan lum 

To Buy List

…..wait until i’m back from BKK….will definitely post our experiences and what we’d….