So it's time to write about my trip to Phuket a few months ago. This trip was joined by my BFF Emie & Lukman. Our last trip was in 2011. That time we were still students and it was only to Singapore. That was 4 years ago. It had been a while since we last traveled together.
Okay, this time our AirAsia flight tickets costed about RM200 per person and we added meals for lunch. We tried the new menu which was tomato rice with ayam percik. It was okay but I still prefer nasi lemak Pak Naser. We reached Phuket airport at noon and took a minivan to our hotel to check in. We stayed at Royal Palm Beachfront Hotel which is located at Patong, where the beach is located just in front of the hotel. Quite a strategic location and good price as well. I booked through Agoda and we got RM90 price per night. However I only booked a room for two thus they charged us RM90 more per night for extra bed. So total was RM180 per night. We didn't do much on the first day as we only had half day today. So we decided for a walking tour inside the town.
The most important thing to try here was the pancake/crepe sold by the motorcycle vendors. There are a lot of vendor here, you could choose which one you like. This thin-layered pancake is quite famous in Thailand especially in Krabi and Phuket. I have tried the one in Krabi and thus wanted to try here as well. The price for the pancake ranged from 40 baht to 80 baht depending on what topping you chose. Our favourite was nutella banana. Yummmmm~
After having a quick snack, we walked towards the beach. Not planning to get wet here, we just strolled along the beach watching other tourists do water activities. Cuci mata gitu. Here, you could rent the mattress and umbrella which are available along the beach. Some guys offered us tattoo services. I was like, whatever~ Many water activities are available here such as jet ski, banana boat and parasailing. I have read somewhere in FB, must be careful here if you wanted to play the water sports because there are a few tourists were scammed here. So please beware or you will lose some money here.
Hard Rock Cafe Phuket
Our next stop was Hard Rock Cafe Phuket which is located about 15 minutes away fro our hotel. Not that far though. On this first visit, we were surveying first and we came here again later to buy stuffs. We took order from some people. Jadi personal shopper gitu. Our main focus was pins and t-shirts. There are more people who collects t-shirts than pins. We took some photos here and there before proceed to our next agenda which was dinner! I couldn't wait to taste the real Thai food!
Dinner at San Sabai Restaurant
Since Emie previously had been here before, so he suggested us to dine here. It's a halal restaurant. Our menu for tonight were cashew chicken, tom yam and mango salad. The food was good but it's strange that the tom yam wasn't spicy although we had opted for extra spicy. Hmmmm.. Nora bagi 4 bintang~ Quite a lot of Malaysians here as I could see same people from our flights earlier.
That's it for our first day. Tomorrow we're going to join a group tour around the city, We had booked a tour package from a booth just outside the restaurant. Emie is so good at bargaining thus we got a special price. Hahaha.. :)
City tour - 800 baht (tomorrow)
3 Khai Islands - 1500 baht (the day after tomorrow)