Bangla Road, Phuket’s Red Light District

Sundown is when the party starts at Bangla Road, Patong.  Notorious as Phuket island’s red light district, the place comes alive each night with neon lights, loud music and sexy girls at every corner. This is where members of the oldest profession in the world openly ply their trade along the 400m long street, amidst a…

Bike Adventures in Patong, Phuket

I’ve never ridden on a motorbike.  Even though bikes are common in Malaysia,  mum has never allowed me to get on one (let alone ride one) because she says it’s dangerous. I think accidents happen no matter what vehicle you’re driving, so everyone just needs to be more careful on the road. Now, travelling around…

Island Hopping @ Phi Phi Islands Pt 2

If you’re ever in Phuket or Krabi, don’t miss out on island hopping around Phi Phi Islands by speedboat. The scenery is amazing! You really have to see it to believe it – even photos don’t do it justice. There were too many pictures so I divided them into before and after lunch . Read…

Island Hopping @ Phi Phi Islands, Thailand Pt 1

If you’ve ever watched The Beach (starring a still baby-faced Leonardo Di Caprio), you’ll remember the breathtaking shots of pristine blue waters and soft white sand surrounded by limestone green hills. They were shot at the (now rather commercialised) Phi Phi Islands, off the coast of Phuket and Krabi. Having come all the way here,…

At A Thai ‘Mookata’ – All You Can Eat BBQ

Who doesn’t like an all-you-can-eat buffet ? A food fest where you can gorge on an endless supply of meat, seafood, vegetables and other goodies sounds like the perfect dinner at an awesome holiday. Ladies and gents, welcome to a Thai ‘mookata’, or bbq buffet. Combining the best of both buffet worlds, , guests can…

Phuket Weekend Night Market – A Shopping Haven

The Phuket Weekend Night Market is a definite must-see when in Phuket Town, especially if you love cheap souvenirs, clothing, and glorious street food (For me, it’s the latter :)) Located near the Central Festival Shopping Mall, the large market is open on Saturdays and Sundays only, from 4pm onwards. We only had one hour to…

Cashew Nut Factory & Soi Romanee, Phuket

The rain on our first day in Phuket was pretty relentless. After our Snake Show, the sky still hadn’t cleared, so our guide brought us to the Sri Bhurapa Orchid Co. Ltd factory, which specialises in cashew nut products.   The ‘factory’ doesn’t really look like a factory at all. The main building has a big…

Visiting the Big Buddha in Phuket, Thailand

One of the must-see attractions while in Phuket is the Big Buddha – a 45-m tall white marble statue perched on the hillside of southern Phuket. The figure is so large that it can be seen from miles around the island. This was our next stop on our day tour ! :) It had been raining…

Southernmost Point of Phuket – Promthep Cape

Promthep Cape is a very popular place for sunset photos on Phuket Island, and is located at the southernmost tip – about 40-50 minute drive from Patong Beach.  Even so, the place offers equally beautiful views in the daytime, surrounded by hilly green slopes, swaying palm trees and windmills in the distance. There isn’t much…