I have been here in Phuket for quite a number of times. Yes, there are lots of places to visit and lots of activities can be done here. Phuket has everything from animal shows to sports, entertainment and many choices of food which are very familiar to us especially the Tom Yum Goong! Halal food is easy to find here especially in Patong because of the big Muslim community here.
|The famous, tasteful and spicy Tom Yum Goong!|
|A photo from the net . Phuket hit badly by|
2004 Tsunami when the earth shook in the Indian Ocean.
Towards the end of 2004, I revisited Phuket and his time my children and my nephews tagged along. It was fun because the teenagers love adventures. I remembered we went for the white water rafting. It was funny when the boys reacted during the Simon Cabaret show.... first they thought that they were all good looking females but once they knew about it, you should see their reactions! hahahhhahhahhahahha. A week after we went back home, Phuket was hit badly by the Tsunami. The hotel where we stayed was swept away completely! I called, Faridah, our guide to know of her situation. Alhamdulillah, Faridah answered . Wonder where she is now???
Since Tsunami, lots of changes took place. With the new extended wing of the airport, shows that Phuket has more visitors. When I was at the airport I saw many cocasions most probably Russian because of the language they used. they recieved 7 millions tourists yearly and this year they targeted 12 millions and 14 millions the year next! That puts tourism as Phuket source of economy..... no doubt! Along the way to our hotel, we saw what was before rubber tree plantations are now developements. Many new buildings like shopping malls, hotels and high rises apartments came up like mushrooms!
|Premier Outlet in Phuket.... very tempting!|
|Destination.... Phuket , Thailand|
I pre-booked a private car to take us to Karon. It took 30 minutes for the car to come and worst of all, the driver speaks only a few words of English and he did not know the way to Karon because he is from Bangkok! I almost lost my head but still able to composed because I did not want to spoil my vacation. After speaking to his boss through a telephone conversation, at last he managed to drop us at our hotel... Ramada Phuket Southsea in Karon Beach. The lay out is something like the Holiday Inn Busakom Wing in Patong but I prefer the later. No doubt, the room is comfortable with pool excess! Nice!! Most of all, the wi-fi is free! I am beginning to enjoy my holiday!
|My pool excess room in|
Ramada Phuket Southsea.