Phuket, at last

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Re: Phuket, at last

#11 Post by hayamaguchi » Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:46 am

Very poignant... I get a different set of emotions from what I experienced when standing at the mass grave sites around Banda Aceh (that you recorded in one of your photo blogs). Still, good to see that the area has recovered from the disaster, as has Aceh.
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#12 Post by stimix » Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:16 pm

Yeap Phuket is indeed Bukit.
turbosnail wrote:Is the name "Phuket" derived from the Malay term of "Bukit"?

Always wanna go there. But me and my long hair always disagree on mode of transport to go there (me prefer my six potters. She prefers flight.)!

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#13 Post by naim » Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:37 pm

One last look at 'Mai Khao Wall of Remembrance'. This spot was actually the site where all tsunami dead were brought for identification (5,400 died, from 46 countries), some kept for a long time in refrigerated units and being buried here if unclaimed.
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A short while later we cross the bridge linking Phuket to mainland Thailand.
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A narrow waterway separates the island, a popular spot for anglers.
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Again, back on excellent roads all the way to Krabi.
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At a rest area, I spot a minibus which looks terribly overloaded. Is a whole village moving or what?
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After our coffee, we catch up with the same minibus, 30min later on a minor road to Krabi. I'm told these are Myanmar nationals who have just arrived in Thailand, probably being taken to work in oil palm or rubber estates around Krabi.
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In any case I prefer an overloaded two-wheeler anytime. :D
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Re: Phuket, at last

#14 Post by Noah » Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:00 am

I really do wonder what makes the Thai highways so straight and level. Is their soil different from ours?
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#15 Post by kissnight » Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:53 pm

thanks a lot, bro naim... =D> =D> =D>
always a pleasure to read your trips... :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
it's like being there with you guys on the tour...
thanks again.. =D> =D> =D>
keep them coming.... :D :D :D
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Re: Phuket, at last

#16 Post by naim » Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:58 pm

Noah wrote:I really do wonder what makes the Thai highways so straight and level. Is their soil different from ours?
The roads are pretty winding up north, between Chiangmai and the Myanmar/Laos border. But the country definitely has less rain than ours.
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#17 Post by naim » Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:00 pm

kissnight wrote:thanks a lot, bro naim... =D> =D> =D>
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Thanks, bro, the pleasure had been mine, literally. Am off to Fraser's Hill now for the CNY break, maybe do some birdwatching too. :mrgreen:
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Re: Phuket, at last

#18 Post by offroadlanna » Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:41 pm

Well, you may not like the "Hello Kitty" numberplate (actually quite common in Thailand) but what about this fine example of the Yamaha Fino motorbike outfitted with the latest "Hello Kitty"upgrades spotted by a good friend in the north of Thailand.
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#19 Post by naim » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:58 am

offroadlanna wrote:Well, you may not like the "Hello Kitty" numberplate (actually quite common in Thailand) but what about this fine example of the Yamaha Fino motorbike outfitted with the latest "Hello Kitty"upgrades spotted by a good friend in the north of Thailand.
Hehehe, ... awesome man, awesome! Thanks. :mrgreen:
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Re: Phuket, at last

#20 Post by naim » Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:17 am

My verdict of Phuket

Must be visited, at least once, by any traveller. Just to witness how the Thais have managed to cleverly turn a typical tropical island into a world-beating tourism product.

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