HOW TO SPEND YOUR WEEKEND IN PHUKET
This is a long overdue story, Short weekend trip to land of Smiles. It happened just few days before the second wave of COVID19 infection in Malaysia and a few days before the whole world on lockdown.
Flight: Airasia Kch-KL-Phuket
Hotel: Sleep with me design hotel
Day 1 (29 february 2020)
1350H: Kch- KL
1540H: Arrived KLIA2
1805H: KL – Phuket (Malaysia Time)
We took a shuttle van – 9 seaters, brought us to the hotel at Patong beach. The journey was about 1 hour.
Fast check-in at the hotel and we made our way for dinner. What a great welcoming Thai Cuisine dinner we had. The restaurant located at Bangla Road. It is a must to taste the delicious cuisine when you are at the beautiful land of smile. Signature dishes “Steamed barramundi with lime and chilies”, Tomyam soup, Chicken Pandan. Fuuhhh.. long list to mention.
|Seafood Tomyum Soup|
|Steam Baramundi with lime chilli|
Night never ends, that’s norm in Patong especially Bangla Road. Pub hopping till the Deejay says no more next song..
Day 2 (1 march 2020)
Good morning Phuket, relatively quieter in the morning. People have gone for an island trips and diving trip. Usually, the trip departs from hotel around 7am.
Enjoying our light and easy buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Then walk to nearby Hard Rock Shop to get Phuket print shirt before heading for Thai lunch and coconut water by the beach.
In the afternoon, I shopped some titbits at Jungceylon Shopping mall, before had an afternoon nap.
Night came and again there come great Thai Dinner before Gay Club show.
Day 3 (2 march 2020)
Good morning, buffet breakfast and walk to Patong beach side and had coconut water and delicious hot and spicy treat.
Spent an afternoon at Coffee club at Jungceylon Mall, before afternoon nap.
This is holiday. What a great way to spend a day.
This trip we didn’t make any arrangement to island. Basically we had made to various islands; Phi Phi Island, Ko Pangan Island, james Bond island. 4 years ago, I flew on paragliding on the beach of Phuket.
Pub hopping at night including ladies show (Thai girl show @ Tiger show) before we called it a day.
Day 4 (3 march 2020)
We had our shuttle van around 6am from hotel to airport, and our flight was 8am. At the airport, everybody wore mask. We know the virus is lingering around us.. Phuket – KL – Kuching.
An important day, where the Tabligh pilgrimages were at the airport KLIA. Here is the beginning of second wave spread of COVID19 in Malaysia.
When this journal was written (July 2020), Malaysia is in the recovery phase of Movement Control order. Malaysia began strict movement control order on 18 March 2020. Currently, we are adapting to a new norm of lives. School, offices, colleges and business has been closed since 18 March 2020. Currently, we are still in process of opening back the school, scheduled on 15 July. Travel might not be a norm in this new norm of lives until world has got the vaccine against the virus. This short breakaway trip to land of smiles is so meaningful, that I am not sure when is my next trip.
3 July 2020