Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Day 4 in Phuket

On Day 4, we went over to Phi-Phi Island.. we paid about 1,400 Baht per person for the day trip..

On the way, we saw a weird-looking insect which looks like a grasshopper (Does anyone know what is it called?).. and fishes fighting for food..

We went pass Viking Cave.. where the occupants harvest bird nest...

Next, we stopped by a lagoon.. it was scenic..

We then went over to Maya Bay.. where Leonardo DiCaprio appeared in the movie - The Beach..

We then went over to Long Island (if I'm not mistaken) for buffet lunch...

Next, we were sent to Khai Island.. or what we called - Tourist Trap :P with nothing much on the beach except paying 150 Baht for 2 beach chairs and an umbrella... Honestly, I preferred my Phi-Phi trip from Krabi 2 months ago.. paying only 900 Baht per person.. with 3 to 4 snorkelling trips including marine park.. What I had today was only ONE miserable snorkelling trip...

Fortunately, Simon and his mom had fun feeding fishes near the beach.. it was shallow and filled with a few types of fishes...

Simon and his mom tried to catch the fishes.. but failed miserably :P

We got ourselves a little souvenir before returning to Patong...

In the evening, we had dinner at Yo Yo Restaurant.. which is located next to Da No.1 Seafood Restaurant.. I would say the dishes tasted quite good even though the food at Phuket Fantasea was much better..

Later, we had pancake for supper.. it was quite delicious.. we tried 2 stalls and found that the pancake at Patong O Top is much better :)

On Day 5, we departed from Phuket to return to Kuala Lumpur. Before that, we went over to Vech Guest House for foot massage again.. LOL!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Day 3 in Phuket

On Day 3, we went for Island Safari tour... we paid 700 Baht per person for hotel transfer, 30 minutes elephant trekking, elephant show, monkey show, rice farming demonstration, orchid farm, ox-cart riding, and fruits for lunch...

 I couldn't believe I actually sat on the ox-cart.. LOL

I also couldn't believe I sat on a buffalo for photo taking...

I fed bananas to a greedy elephant...

And, we went for elephant trekking under the hot sun... the guides provide umbrella in case we needed one.

We then watched elephant show and elephant.. Thai massage.. :P

The elephant posed for photo taking as well :)

The monkey show was simple.. we were then served fruits.. Unfortunately, we were ONLY served one banana and one mangosteen per person! How is that sufficient for lunch? -_-" We asked about orchid farm as it was included in our package and the guide said he would bring us to the orchid farm later. However, we were sent to our hotel after monkey show.. *Disappointed*

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Day 2 in Phuket

We had buffet breakfast at the hotel on Day 2..

Our tour guide then picked us up to head over to James Bond Island... We paid about 1,300 Baht per person for the day trip.

Along the way, we saw beautiful rock formation..

Other tourists canoeing through the tunnel during low tide..

James Bond Island has been commercialised with the set up of a few rows of stores...

We were left on the small island which was over crowded.. so that we could walk around and snap photos..

We stood in front of the ledendary rock.. James Bond Island, known originally and locally as Ko Tapu or Nail Island, found fame through the 1974 Bond film "The Man with the Golden Gun". The film starred Roger Moore and Christopher Lee. It also turned the previously unknown Phang Nga Bay into a major tourist attraction.

Later, we went over to a Muslim village to have our lunch...

Right after lunch, we went over for a short swim and later for canoeing :)

We went through dark tunnels as well :) The traffic was quite bad as the place was crowded...

After that, we went relaxing on one of the beaches before returning to Patong...

We had dinner at Da No.1 Seafood Restaurant near Bang La Road... The pineapple fried rice is quite good, Tom Yam wasn't spicy enough.. the overall experience was alright but I would suggest heading to the stall next to it.. LOL

We passed by Bang La Road and returned to our hotel and went for foot massage at Vech Guest House near our hotel.. we loved the foot massage so much! :)