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3 DAYS IN PHUKET (PART 1)


I was back KL at 12.30am on Sun. Everything was back to normal except for my mind and my heart were still in Phuket. It was a wonderful 3-day trip. I love the place so much that I didn't want to leave. Everything was fantastic.

Day 1: We arrived Phuket airport at 7.30am in the morning (local time) which means I had to leave KL at 3.30am in the morning. The night before, I didn't sleep at all. Not because I was too excited. I didn't pack anything yet until 11.30pm after reaching home from the dance practice. Phuket in the morning was so fresh and clean with a strong sea wind. We quickly got on the bus waiting outside and headed to Patong beach town. It's still early for check in, the tour guy took us for a breakfast and here our tour began.

They served us Malays foods cooked by Thai people. And the amazing thing is, people here know Bahasa Malaysia well. They spoke to us by BM, served us with BM menu. I was so tired and sleepy so I cared less about food. After breakfast, we started our first destination.

 The first stop: The Cashew nut factory.

The worker was cracking the cashew nut skin out. Quite a lot of hard work and patience required.


Next destination was to the honey shop, I didn't take any photo as it wasn't interesting to me. Besides, I was so sleepy and tired. I got dozed off during the "testing products" time. They took us inside the aircon room, had a nice seat and drank some cold honey drinks. It was a perfect time for a quick nap. 

We still had 2 more destinations to go before we headed back to the hotel. Next, we stopped at the T-Shirt Factory. High-quality T-shirts with quirky tagline are what makes these shirts so popular here in Phuket.

Each T-shirt costs BAHT149 equals (RM14.90. I wanted to buy a few shirts, but they didn't have S size. The last destination, Wat Chalong temple.

  This is the century's old monastery. A recent addition to the temple is a 61.4-meter high chedi containing the Pra Borom Sareerikatta relic, a piece of the Lord Buddha's bones brought over from Sri Lanka.
Inside view!

  View from the top!

 
Another temple:
Pretty tired after all! By the time, I could barely walk, it's time to head back to the hotel! Our hotel is quite big and luxurious, located at the center of the town and 5 mins walking to the sea: The Patong Ibish hotel:  Room rate from BAHT 3000 above (around RM300/ night).

View from the room

This is my room! Clean and cool! I love the washroom too!

 
It was almost about 6pm there after we checked in. Everyone was so tired! I wanted to take a good shower and sleep, but after a shower, I was wild awake. So we headed out to explore the nightlife in Phuket!


Pretty women walking down the street. The Patong beach town is pretty small, around 45 mins to 60 mins, you could cover all the areas there. The most happening area is where I was standing in the photo. This street is always full of music, neon lights, shops, and people. All kinds of people. 

  An open-air bar and restaurant where you can enjoy the live music, delicious seafood, and people wathcing.


Funny road sign! These types of road signs are quite popular there.

 

Seafood

and shopping. Just how I liked it.

 
I couldn't count how many shops we've visited but my legs and feet were so sore at the end of the night. It was 2am, but Patong town wasn't ready for a sleep. But we had to, so we headed back to the hotel. The next morning, we had to wake up at 7am to start another tour. It was a good and long first day in Phuket.

Stay tuned for day 2 and 3. 
Crystalicious
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