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Sunday, December 09, 2007

Graduation trip!

My graduation trip to Phuket, Thailand is the most memorable and amazing trip i've had ^_^ we were supposed to go on a 3 day 2 night tour from 4th to 6th Dec, but becos last min my meeting was canceled so I ended up not needing to rush back on friday. Our flight was delayed for like 2hrs when we went there, so our 1st day was kinda wasted. But Shamir helped us to extend our return flight to friday night so we had another whole day to roam!! haha.. so we came back on 7th night instead XD it was like a double honeymoon date for us haha.. everyone thought that we 2 couples were married hahahaha..

me and my darling~ ^_^

me, alvin, shamir, syahida at james bond island

on the first day, by the time we reached our hotel in phuket it was already around like 10+pm haha.. lucky for us, there was a tour agent just beside our hotel which gave really good rates and discounts compared to those offered by our hotel itself haha.. so we picked to go phi phi island on the next day!! we were all crazy about phi phi island as that was where "The Beach" starring Leonardo DiCaprio was filmed =p and also because of the well known Maya Bay which had really clear beautiful water ^_^ The full day tour brought us out to the different phi phi islands, phi phi don and phi phi lay by speed boats that were small enough to bring us to many different spots. We snorkeled at Loh Samah Bay, and visited the Khai island, Viking Cave, monkey beach and Phi leh cove filled with limestone cliffs. In the evening, we also walked around our hotel to shop around at Kata beach (which we though we walked to patong beach which was much further away haha)

on the third day, we went for the james bond tour which included sea canoe all around phang nga bay. we were taken by ferry to phang nga bay from Laem Sai pier and visited the bat cave on Panak island and the lagoons at Koh island. When we reached there, each couple were assigned a paddle man who paddled us on canoes to sightsee all the islands. The bat cave was amazing! all the bats were sleeping in the cave hanging upside down while we shone torches at them as it was pitch dark inside haha.. The lagoon was the most mesmerizing place i've ever laid my eyes on.. i suddenly felt like i was in the ancient chinese movies where everyone knew martial arts.. those cliffs looked like those on tv where the actors would fly here and there wahahaha... after that, we went to james bond island (aka Khao Tapu) where the movie "The man with the golden gun" was filmed to take pictures, went back on our boat for a sumptuous lunch and ferried to Lawa island where we had a nice nap on the beach~. we actually also had fun seeing many crabs which dug holes in the sand and spitted round sand particles around their nests hehe..

shamir and gf made friends with the driver who drove us to the pier from the hotel and managed to get him to bring us around on our way back from the tour and on our last day in phuket. He was really really nice and brought us to the best places to eat and shop!! gosh, I loved it!! after the james bond tour, the driver brought us to a cheap muslim restaurant to eat and to patong beach to shop around~ so kewl~ hehe..

On the last day with the guidance of the driver, we had a chance to go eat live seafood where we picked our own tiger prawns and grouper fish to eat out beside the beach! and they were really really REALLY delicious~~ yumm!!! Our driver also brought us to see the pearl factory where it was much cheaper than most shops, to the Cashew nut factory that was also much cheaper than outside, to the elephant and snake show tours, to their local shopping place which was frequented by locals (NOT TOURISTS!!) that sold cheap clothes and accessories and finally to his house where he introduced us to his family and cat hehe.. Got a chance to see how they live in their kampungs, making rubber to sell and growing their own fruit trees. We also got to see his villagers practising Muay Thai, or Thai boxing and see how they train. It was a tour that most people can never get to see with all the commercialized destinations. And after that he drove us to the airport where we finally had to bid farewell to this great holiday. I was sad it had to end, but really happy with the whole trip. ^_^


  • At 3:42 PM, Blogger Wenn said…

    so much fun in Phuket!
    hope i can go one day leh!!

  • At 2:22 AM, Blogger Pinkie said…

    hehe thanks!! do go there, beach is so beautiful!!! ^_^


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