Same Same, But Different

Travel Facts :

Phuket 9 – 12 May 2006 + Bangkok 12 – 17 May 2006

Exchange Rate : S$1.00 to 23.60bht

Air Tickets :

SGP to Phuket – Jetstar (S$105.00)

Phuket to BKK – Bangkok Airways (2,515bht / S$106.57)

BKK to SGP – Jetstar (2,400bht / S$101.70)

Travel Expenses : S$600.00

Travel Insurance : S$33.00

I didn’t expect to visit Phuket again so soon. I almost didn’t make this trip if not the fault of Mic and a few glasses of really strong alcohol. I booked the tickets only 2 days before our departure and so started the mourn of my bank account.

Now that the trip is over, the real wailing began. Even though I budgeted myself and travelled on a waif wallet, the whole trip still cost me about S$1,000. And this is not counting the fact that accomodation was free and Mic afforded some of my drinks and meals. And I didn’t even shop much. Now I really have to eat sand for breakfast, munch grass for lunch and lick off dewdrops as hydration. Boo hoo…

But I’m glad this trip happened. More than anything, the last few days had been an induction ritual to join the pack. Now I know what I had been missing, but I also found out what I had missed even more… to love and be loved. Maybe it is true that romantic love is cheap, feelings are not worth a cent, and emotions more spent than my torn pocket. Gosh… this is supposed to be a travelogue, not a long-winded whine about the state of love! ha. But something’s came alive, and some things dead.


1) It is low season now in Phuket. The flight there was so empty, I could get agoraphobia. The beaches are empty too and it’s nice. Some things are also half the price of what they used to be when I visited during the peak season in January.

2) The rain is in this time of the year. It rained in Phuket, it rained in Bangkok.

3) Always wear a seatbelt if you’re seating in the front seat of a taxi in Bangkok. Mic didn’t wear it and he had to pay 200bht as ‘fine’.

4) When going to the clubs in Bangkok, always bring your passport or NRIC for identification. Otherwise, entry is rejected.

5) Always bargain. Mic got a belt for 200bht (asking price was 380bht) and alot of the stuff on the street markets should have some form of price haggling. If you don’t get the price you want, just turn and walk away. Usually the sellers will relent.

6) Eat fish. The fish dishes in the eating places of Phuket and Bangkok are so nice and fresh (like me!). Whether it is steamed, fried, or sauced up, the meat is soft and sweet.

7) When drunk, refrain from making too much noise in room and try not to get into a fight especially if the other party is some cheapo fat-ass man-pug.


21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. joejunior
    May 19, 2006 @ 08:12:04

    Today’s papers –> TigerAirways $0.88 to Bangkok/Phuket!


  2. leaflord
    May 19, 2006 @ 11:14:13

    Eat fish. The fish dishes in the eating places of Phuket and Bangkok are so nice and fresh (like me!). Whether it is steamed, fried, or sauced up, the meat is soft and sweet. ur meat is soft and sweet? hahaha, i thought its over suntanned and tough from all the work out? hahaha


  3. khonlynxx
    May 19, 2006 @ 13:37:34

    can we have more topless pictures please =P


  4. fritzq
    May 19, 2006 @ 13:53:46

    looks like a blast!


  5. abdaziz
    May 20, 2006 @ 02:37:51

    Sounds like fun. Haven’t been to Phuket for eons. I prefer to go place during low season cos everything is cheap: accommodation, food etc. If you are lucky the weather is good too.


    • celebratelah
      May 23, 2006 @ 04:01:17

      yup yup… low season is good but we’ll be at the mercy of the weather. if you’re thinking of island hopping and have to pre-book the day tour, the weather ambiguity is a damper…


  6. jepungia
    May 20, 2006 @ 06:11:41

    win already lor… always going for holidays!! haha


  7. cello_play
    May 20, 2006 @ 06:14:23

    dj station on 13may? did i catch u there? hmmmm…


  8. wonderingweis
    May 21, 2006 @ 07:54:45

    How many times a year do you actually go to phuket? Am totally envious… love the colourful pics, cute doggy =)


    • celebratelah
      May 23, 2006 @ 04:04:32

      actually, these 2 visits are out of the ordinary. normally i don’t visit the same place within such a short span of time. well, u can go for holidays too if u want so don’t have to be envious :o) the doggy is very cute… belongs to our friends living there… it’s name is yaki


  9. kissingpanda
    May 21, 2006 @ 12:28:16

    Happy Birthday wor…:-))


  10. fritzq
    May 22, 2006 @ 05:15:36

    Happy Birthday!


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