Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Valentine's Day is on the 14 February. Have you prepared your presents? NO TIME to think of all these??? How about shopping online? It saves the time and trouble for looking a present. What does he or she likes? Gadgets, Flowers, Beauty products, Musics, Diamonds and so on.... You can almost find anything at EZ Shopping Shop at a great low price.
Name: EZ Shopping Shop
If you are buying for her:
Gifts less than US 50:
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
I just received this email from my friend today and found this picture interesting. I decided to share it with all of you. In my email it wrote :" Recently In Spain, They found a weird fish no man has ever seen. People Named it "Devil Fish" . Is that real? It looked scary to me and it looked like someone has just fried the fish.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
You have to hold the paper lantern until the fuel heat the air inside the lantern and enough to float the lantern rise up to the sky. After that you let go and make a wish.
During Tsunami time, many people actually began lighting the paper lanterns and release it to the sky for remembrance. It symbolise a wish for the soul departed, a wish for a peaceful and beautiful journey and a release of the pain and sorrow of their families and friends.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Patong Seafood Restaurant is one of the oldest and finest restaurant. This restaurant serves fresh and nice seafood. You can get to choose the fish, prawns and lobsters that you like and have it cooked by the chef. It is centrally located on Patong Beachfront. If you are sitting outside, you can get to view the fireworks and Lanterns all the time because just across the road is the patong beach where most tourist would play fireworks and Lantern at night. After the dinner, you can either shop around their pasar malam (night bazaar) or chill out at some nice pubs. Foot Reflexology and massage are all around that area.
Address: 98/2 Taweevong Road, Patong Beach, Phuket 83150 Thailand
Telephone: (66-76) 341 244-5
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Patong Beach is one of the most popular tourist attraction in Phuket. I would say this place is very commercialise and overcrowded during the peak period.
If you want to play watersports and suntanning. Patong Beach would be an ideal place. Deck Chairs and Umbrellas are provided. Reading a book or taking a stroll on the beach would be great. However if your intention is to settle down at a quiet and crystal clear water beach, I am sorry to say patong is not a good choice. It was because watersports such as parasailing and jet skiing have already polluted the sea.
Water Sports Charges During Peak Season
Parasailing (1 Round): 750 Baht - 800Baht
Banana Boat: Around 300Baht
Jet Ski: Around 1200Baht
**You can try your luck by negotiating the price with them if there are more people playing.
Kindly also take note that the Deck chairs in Phuket are NOT FREE for lying down. Once you sit on their chair, the people will come and collect the money from you. Haha... 130 Baht for 2 chairs with Umbrella.
Overall, I would give Patong Beach 2.5 stars out 5.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
You have been taking great pictures of sceneries but how about underwater? Wouldn't it be great that you can pose a victory sign underwater and take picture? Snapping a picture of yourself with swarm of fishes passing you? All these pictures should be captured for a lifetime memories. How about getting yourself a good and cheap underwater camera? I strongly recommend you to take Olympus PT-038. Click the link below to see customer's reviews.
Receive a $5 Wisma Atria Gift Voucher with minimum $80 nett* purchase at any of the participating shops PLUS if you charge a minimum of $50 nett** to your Citibank Credit Cards, you can get a $5 Taxi Voucher
* Max 2 combined receipts are allowed. One redemption per shopper per night from 9pm - 11pm. Limited to the first 100 shoppers.
** In a single charge slip, One redemption per shopper per night from 9pm-11pm. Limited to the first 50 Citibank Credit Card members.
Purchase must be made in any of the participating shops between 9pm - 11pm on the same day of redemption. Other Terms & Conditions apply.
Posted by HappyGirl at 7:46 PM
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
News was reported last month on the price increment of Singapore Taxis. Is it fair? Singapore workers are complaining on the high expenses of taking a taxi to work and taxi drivers are complaining of earning $30-$40 lesser ever since the increment. Basically, there are Pros and Cons of this issue. PROs- Passenger are easier to get a taxi during peak hour especially when you are rushing for time. CONs - Poor Passengers like us are likely to burn a bigger hole in our pocket. So what can Singaporeans Do? Alot of them are forced to take buses and trains home instead no matter how tired they are. Especially for people who are rushing to the town during peak hours, try to avoid taking taxis because not only you have to pay for the expensive taxi fare, you also have to pay for the expensive ERP Surcharge.
City Area Surcharge: $1 peak hour
Late Night Charge: Staggered 10% to 50%
Peak Period Surcharge: $2.00
Flagged Down Fare $2.50 for first km
Waiting time $0.10 every 25s
Distance Rate (<=10km):$0.10 every 385m
Distance Rate (>10km) $0.10 every 330m
Call Booking (prime time) $4.00
Call Booking (prime time) $4.00
City Area Surcharge: $3.00(5pm till midnight, Mon to Sat)
Late Night Charge :50% of metered fare (12am till 5:59am)
Peak Period Surcharge: 35% of metered fare (7am till 9:30am, 5pm till 8pm)
Flagged Down Fare: $2.80 for first km
Waiting time: $0.20 every 45s
Distance Rate(<=10km): $0.20 every 385m from 2nd km till 10km
Distance Rate (>10km): $0.20 every 330m above 10km
Call Booking (prime time): $3.50 (7am to 9:30am, 5pm to 11pm, weekdays)
Call Booking (other time): $2.50
Next time, when you decided to take a taxi, think before flagging for a cab. Unless you have friends to split the cost with you. :)
Thursday, January 3, 2008
We are all setting out to Phi Phi Island
Monkey See, Monkey Do (At Monkey Bay Island)
Phi Phi Island
Crystal Clear Water in Khai Island
1) 2 way transfer by minibus
2) Mask, Snorkelling Equipment and Life Jacket
3) Speed boat fare with full insurance
4) Soft Drinks, fruits, biscuits
6) Tour Guide
7) National Park Fee
8:00 am - Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the pier at Chalong Bay
9:00am- Departure from the pier to "Phi Phi Ley Island" for swimming and sightseeing at "Maya Bay" where the movie "The Beach" was partially filmed.
Enjoy snorkelling and feeding colourful fishes at "Loh Samah Bay". Sightseeing at "Pileh Cove" and "Viking Cave"
- Enjoy feeding monkeys with a piece of banana. (Please note that the monkeys are not friendly at all)
- Enjoy swimming with crystal clear water and snorkelling with plentiful coral reefs.
12:00pm- 2:30pm - Arrive at " Phi Phi Don Island" for lunch and shopping
- 2:30pm - Arrive at " Khai Nok Island". Enjoy swimming, snorkelling, sunbathing and feeding fishes.
- 4.30pm - Depart from " Khai Nok Island" to "Chalong Bay" and transfer to your hotel.
In conclusion, if you are visiting the Phuket for the first time, I think you should go for this suggested package. The next time when i go again, i will join another snorkelling tour to the 3 islands at Khai. I heard from the operators there, you can get to see Dolphins in one of the Khai Islands if your day is lucky. ;)
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Central Festival is about 30 minutes away from Patong Beach. It is another nice shopping mall located at Wai-Rat-Hong-Yuk Road. This mall is smaller than Jungceylon and things were quite similar. More than 300 shops can be found here, whether its brand name jeans or local souvenirs or Phuket's native food, they are all here for the picking. Brands such as Levis, Nautica, Esprit, Bebe, Lacoste, Guess and Warner Bros were all here.
Taxi from Patong to Central Festival - 400baht
They have free shuttle link service from 10.30am-10pm. Round Trips from your hotel to Central Festival.
Drop off at
- Robinson Phuket
- Royal Phuket City Hotel
- Metropole Hotel
- Twinn Inn Hotel
- Phuket Island Pavilion Hotel
B.Route 2: Patong
- Phuket Graceland Hotel
- Andatel Hotel
- Patong City Hotel
- Patong Palace Hotel
- Salathai Hotel
For more information, please call 076 291 111.
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
A picture of me resting near one of the jungceylon entrance.