Saturday, July 10, 2010

Day 1 in Phuket

Simon's parents, Simon and I booked Air Asia tickets 7 months ago during one of their promotional period.. We paid about RM205 per person for two-way air tickets to Phuket, Thailand :)

We also booked our accommodation via Air Asia as well.. and managed to book 4 nights stay at Patong Beach Lodge for only RM76 per night for twin sharing room (inclusive of buffet breakfast)! We paid 600 Baht from the airport to Patong Beach Lodge in a Toyota Camry and the journey took about 40 minutes..

The hotel is strategically located within walking distance to Jungceylon, Patong O Top (Market) and Bang La Road... Our rooms are clean and tidy..

Since it was too early for us to check in, we walked over to Jungceylon for lunch.. I tried the food at their food court 3 years ago and I missed it :) It is cheaper to buy a number of items in Jungceylon.. for example, less than 300 Baht for board shorts in Jungceylon, while you had to bargain like mad along the street when the sellers insisted to sell at 600 Baht and later at 350 Baht..

At night, we bought a package from the tour agent opposite our hotel.. the published rate of Phuket Fantasea on their Website was about 2200 Baht per person (inclusive of hotel transfer), but we managed to get it for 1600 Baht per person (inclusive of International Buffer Dinner, entrance fee, fantasy of kingdom show, tiger jungle adventure, and hotel transfer).

The buffet dinner at Golden Kinnaree is fantastic. They have one of the best green curry chicken dishes we have tasted. I love their beef noodle. Simon's parents think their ham served is delicious as well.

After dinner, we went over to Tiger Jungle Adventure. They display white tigers, white peacocks, pythons and other animals.

Simon pretended to be a moose. After a walk around the park, we went over to watch the show. I think it was exactly the same show as the one I watched 3 years ago. LOL. But, I guess the show is quite enjoyable.

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