4th day – 20 dec 2010 Monday
Our last breakfast in Krabi. We had an early morning flight home the next day from Phuket Airport so we decided to spend one night in Phuket so as not to have to rush the next day.
We had a van pick us up for only 300THB (SGD12) per person and this is where we met other travellers from different countries. There was a Dutch female traveller, 2 Swedish guys, an Austrian female diving instructor and an African couple from England. It was pretty fun exchanging stories and finding out where everyone was from. When we said we were from Singapore, they began to ask abt Marina Bay Sands etc..
Finally reached Tanamas House at Nai Yang, Phuket at noon after nearly 2 hrs. The area was really the opposite of Ao Nang, Krabi. Where Ao Nang was busy and crowded, Nai Yang was really quiet and peaceful. It's not a tourist area as most usually stay here for the 5-min drive to Phuket Airport.
Guess what we found at the lobby of Tanamas House!
After settling down and lunch, we decided to explore Nai Yang area and go to Nai Yang beach using bicycles! Nai Yang beach is only 10 mins away from our hotel.
We tried the goreng pisang, or banana fritters, which was a lil different from Sg - they added sesame seeds. It turned out a lil bit bitter, but sweet nonetheless and best eaten hot and crispy!
Hang around the beach... This beach reminds me of East Coast Park beach, it's more of a residents beach. Pretty quiet and tranquil.
I imagine this hangout place to have magic carpets and shisha. U have to pay to sit there tho.
Hazzy and me decided to explore more of Nai Yang while wanis relaxed at our room watching KBS WORLD - which was refreshing considering the fact that all the channels in our Krabi hotels were in Thai (the fact that all 3 of us were K-pop & K-drama lovers). Hehehe. Btw i think hazzy really blends in with the locals in this pic, it's no wonder people think we are Thai Muslims.
Among the landmarks we passed by...Mosque at Nai Yang
Among the events we passed by...2 little birdies on a date? But why are they sitting so far away from each other? Are they fighting? Distance makes the heart grow fonder? Whatever it is, it was such a sweet sight.
Among the signboards we passed by...Beware of passing buffalo (yes, the Singaporean city girl in me was very excited and "jakon" in seeing this.)
Back to Nai Yang beach after almost 2 hrs of cycling up and down the hills of Nai Yang. We were sweating buckets! Came across this fallen branch at Nai Yang beach. When I look at it, I feel like building a tree house!
Many longtail boats here being tied to trees to prevent from being swept away...
After dinner, we headed to Central Festival, a shopping mall in Phuket Town and did some last minute shopping. The journey from our hotel to here is about 45mins to 1-hour and we arranged for transport (car) with the hotel owner, who assigned someone to drive us there for a minimal fee. The other modes of transport would be a taxi or public bus, which ends its service at 7pm.
Last minute errands and meals before departing for next day...Some instant supper - this is the real CUP noodle ^_^
Last minute errands before departing for next day...Making sure our tudungs are ironed and looking proper - no such thing as wearing a wrinkled tudung XXX. Services kindly provided by wanis's mini iron! So cute & useful!
Finished packing up and such… Getting ready for tomorrow… All of us feeling pretty shitty (sorry about the language but u know the feeling of going back home from a holiday…sad and well, uh, shitty)…
Destination Krabi: Day 1
Destination Krabi: Day 2
Destination Krabi: Day 3
Destination Krabi: Last Day