Sunday, 19 January 2014

Phuket trip – 19 Jan 14

I have calculated the wrong amount to bring and as a result, I don't have sufficient money for zorbing. Hence we decided to skip it and just relax for the day. 

We had breakfast at Bai Bour Cafe. There is a stall outside the cafe selling thai snack and we bought to try it out. A packet contains about 8 pieces and cost THB20 ~ S$0.80. It looks like the Hong Kong egglet and comes with sweet and salty flavour.
Thai snack
Kaab Gluay Restaurant

We had the same American breakfast set but changed the scrambled egg to sunny side up.
Sunny side up set

After having our breakfast, we took a tuk tuk to Patong beach. The rate for tuk tuk is flat THB200 within any distance in Patong.
Patong beach
Thawewong Road

We rented deck chair and relaxed at the beach for 2 hours again. There are peddlers walking around and sell a variety of items such as drinks, fruits, sunblock and even broom (use to sweep the sand from the deck chair 0_0).
Sun tanning

We walked to Jungceylon to shop but the shops there are quite up market and we spend less than 15min inside.
Jungceylon shopping mall

We walked back to Patong beach as we planned to have lunch at the make-shift BBQ stall. We passed by a pancake stall and ordered a banana chocolate pancake for THB50 ~ S$2.
Banana pancake

We ordered 4 dishes from the make shift stall at the beach and sat on the grass mat and had our lunch. The dishes costs THB600 ~ S$24.
Mango salad, saba fish, BBQ prawn, BBQ chicken

We then took a tuk tuk to Sweet Lemongrass (Add: 162/5 Nanai Soi 8, Patong, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand (opp Seeka Boutique Resort), Opening hours: 10am - 10pm, Contact: 081-5379099). I have asked the hotel receptionist to booked the slot for us today as I have read reviews that Sweet Lemongrass is easily fully booked. We heard them turning away customers when we were having our massage.
Sweet Lemongrass massage
Waiting for the masseur

I had 2hr traditional Thai massage THB500 ~ S$20 while Peifen had 2hr Aromatheraphy THB700. This is definitely one of the best massage I had in Thailand, the others are Ruen Nuad in Bangkok and My Friend Massage in Koh Samui. Hot lemongrass tea was served at the end of the massage session. 
Massage room
Lemongrass tea

It's not easy to get a tuk tuk at Sweet Lemongrass as it's located in an alley. The receptionist from Sweet Lemongrass helped us to call for a taxi and surprisingly the rate is also THB200 ~ S$8.

We had dinner at Kaab Gluay Restaurant again. We ordered pineapple rice, morning glory aka kangkong, fried soft shell crab and crab stuff with meat and fish. We were very full and satisfied after the meal. This meal cost us THB660 ~ S$26.
Yummy dinner

We have asked the hotel receptionist to called the taxi driver who dropped us at the hotel the day before for the return trip to the airport. He arrived promptly at 7.30pm and we reached the airport in less than 45min as he was driving very fast, almost 120km/h - 130km/h. He told us there is THB100 ~ S$4 airport charge. This is not true as I have research online but we do not mind paying him the charge

There are 2 terminals in the airport but both are actually in the same building and linked via an escalator. The odd thing is that the dropped off is at Terminal 1 then we have to checked in at Jetstar counter at Terminal 2 and return to the immigration checkpoint at Terminal 1.
Phuket airport Terminal 1
Terminal 2 check in counters

There are quite a number of shops at the departure transit area. We bought mineral water from one of the shop THB30 ~ S$1.20 as it's much cheaper than buying on board the flight. There is free WIFI in the departure transit area too.
Cafe with a weird name right? There's a smoking lounge behind the cafe
Duty free shops

We were tired and sleep throughout the flight. We landed at Changi airport at 1am and hubby came to fetch us.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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