Best Friends Forever! – Phuket Day 1


Phuket, Thailand

I shall dedicate this post “Best Friends Forever” to my two BFF Cindy Kang Meng Yong and Thng Si Qi Lynette.

Our poly graduation means that the 3 of us will be going straight to the workforce and a graduation trip will be a great way to mark a memorable and awesome ending to school life.

We decided that a graduation trip (1 March – 6 March 2011) to Thailand (Phuket & Bangkok) will fit our travel budget. The destination is secondary cos most important of all, we will be together to enjoy each other’s company for the next 7 days!

Photo courtesy of Si Qi. All the images in the posts about our graduation trip are from her camera. Si Qi, thank you! 😉

We arrived at Phuket International Airport on 1 March 2011 via Jetstar Asia Flight. The air ticket costs SGD156 per person for the flight from Singapore to Phuket.

This is Si Qi and me lying on our comfy hotel bed. We stayed in this new hotel in Patong Beach which is called Alfresco Phuket Hotel. The hotel room is spacious, comfy and clean. There are also free WIFI and big TV in the room. I would highly recommend anyone going to Phuket to stay in this hotel as it is so value-for-money! According to my dear BFF Cindy Kang, you can get better deals through www.agoda.com.sg.

We went to Jungceylon shopping mall, which is the largest mall in Patong Beach after settling down our luggage.

Tried the fish spa in the shopping mall. This is the photo of Cindy’s feet and she was the only one who enjoyed it.

You can see how Si Qi and me are so scared of the fishes. It is so disgusting cos the fishes are feeding on your dead skins. Cindy, you are really a champion man!

I also played the shooting game in the mall.

My score sheet that shows that I am a super lousy shooter.

We had pasta for lunch in the mall.

In the evening, we went to Rat U Thit Road shopping streets. Shopping in Phuket is over-priced as compared to Bangkok and the shop owners do not entertain bargaining.

Thai seafood meal for our dinner which wasn’t that splendid at all.

We had an interesting encounter on our way back to the hotel. There was this Caucasian man who suddenly stopped us in the middle of the road and offered us money. We were stunned for a moment and he kept asking us, “How much? How much?” It was pretty offensive but I guess prostitution is common in Thailand cos I saw many ang moh guy who have a companion with them.

This is the end of our day 1 spent in Phuket and stay tuned folks for the post on Phuket Day 2!

2 thoughts on “Best Friends Forever! – Phuket Day 1

  • One of recommend activities in Phuket is visiting Phuket Fantasea show. Last month my husband and I visited Phuket island of Thailand. One of the places we really enjoyed was a Thai Cultural Theme Park – Phuket FantaSea. Every service area there was beautiful and neat. We enjoyed watching their beautiful, costumed parade culminating at an outdoor stage with a Bangok theme show. The place is really somewhat like Disneyland of Thailand! The highlight their main show held at a beautiful Palace of the Elephants Theater. I must say it was pretty amazing, I left overwhelmed by their beautiful culture. International buffet dinner was good, particularly the noodle soup. We remember it as one of our nicest outings in Phuket and do recommend it for a quality evening-into-the-night entertainment. Don’t miss it!

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