I feel I started to repeat trip that I went once and never had enough after that. There’s a chance for another round to complete whatever incomplete mission in the first trip. I always have fulfilling desire when going for second time.
Phuket Trip 2015 | Island Escape @ Phuket
It was organized in a FREE way, to make our trip as free and as easy as it could be. A 5D4N is my favorite duration foreseeing I can make 3 days full trip to anywhere I want. Of course priority gives to those I never went before and unique places to the destination.
With giving a shot to AirAsia during Zero Fares promotion, I managed to buy 2 person return ticket at RM342, meaning RM171 per pax.
Our Day 2 is island hopping day. A must activity in this Phuket Trip, we had an enjoyable day tour to Ratcha (Raya) & Coral Island. It wasn’t in my list until the agent introduced it. This place is so amazing with crystal clear water.
Ratcha & Coral Island Tour | Island Escape @ Phuket
This tour is via speedboat, cost me 1300 baht per person. The van picked us up from hotel around 8.00am and transfer to Chalong pier. Punctuality is important so other guest won’t be late due to first batch was late. I was 2nd batch to fetch over.
Phuket is not as big as city but the road heading to jetty is not that straight forward and lots of traffic along the way. It expected to take an hour to the jetty. Not only us heading there, but a dozen of vehicles fetching guests all around the island’s hotel.
Day 3 begins with another island tour trip. A much anticipated tour of Phi Phi + Bamboo Island via cruise. The itinerary was a bit different from my first visit to Phi-Phi Island. Bamboo Island without bamboo is a wonderful island with white sand and surprisingly there’s no resort here.
Phi-Phi & Bamboo Island Tour | Island Escape @ Phuket
This tour is via cruise and cost for 1300 baht per person. The price can be lower if you know where to bargain. Phi-Phi Island is going to be my third attempt to visit as my first time ruined due to bad weather. My second time was success but this time going to be little bit different.
Bamboo Island is on the list this round. It was another beautiful island surrounding Phi-Phi National Park.
Last 2 days was meant for relax and non-adventure. Shopping and walking around the place where we stay. Hey, we stay at Patong area, the most popular and busiest town in Phuket.
Patong Beach & JungCeylon Mall | Island Escape @ Phuket
JungCeylon is a popular shopping complex in Patong. It was quite near to Bangla Street. That’s my first destination and believe it or not, we spent half day here. Things were cheap and you don’t feel want to go out looking at souvenir shop under the sun.
We took a free shuttle from our hotel, drop at Patong beach. A direct sunlight of 11am (Thai time) is mean 12pm in Malaysia. We walked and decided to stop by my favorite restaurant, call Number 6.
OMG, it was closed for renovation. How unlucky.
Again, we created history. We’d our inaugural edition of Annual Gathering series overseas, the Phuket Island, Thailand. Our 5th series this year (2012) was successful with 9 people in our group.
24-26 Nov 2012 | Annual Gathering 2012 @ Phuket Island
Having here on this occasion this round made many differences. We crossed boundaries by over-shooting to Thailand, forgo our own Malaysia as chosen destination. Downside was not many of us can make it and only those committed try their best.
For those who has married with child and some personal commitment, not able to join this year. Crossing my fingers as well because I’m getting married soon this year (2013). I’ve strong feeling that we shall be together again in next outing.
Initial plan which decided to hold our gathering was done spontaneously with few overseas locations. A long thorough decision has made off with Phuket Island. Action is louder than talk. Someone must initiate this, else ideas will just come and go. Anyway, we were firmed that time.
Whoever has been before, shall plan and contribute to the plan and yes, someone stand out to organize it. Ms Ellen organized everything from head to toe for us.