Sunday, January 24, 2016

Not Satisfied Enough (?)



Samui Escapade
Day 1: Travelling to Koh Samui


Our last day in Koh Samui. Supposedly, our flight was at 2-something PM and would probably be arrived in KLIA2 at 1530. Too bad our flight has been delayed til late evening. There goes my flight to SBW. Burn flight and terpaksa amek the first flight in next morning

So, when I bought our bus and ferry ticket, I did asked for a later time. Instead, they gave us the early morning ferry. We waited for the van to pick us up at the hotel at 8AM and went straight to the pier. But before that, I did asked Faris to go to the 7E and packed us some foods. Kompom lapar babe. I ate mine in the ferry. Should've bought two for me. 

Seatran Ferry

The journey was just like Day 1, but the inverse one. 

Van - Ferry - Bus - Flight

Oh yeah,  I almost forgot to mention that, we stayed at Chaweng Beach, I can say that the night life at the moment I went there is too quite. Lain kata, night life dia taklah life sangat

And here, is the video. 


Why I said I was not satisfied enough with this trip?
Well, I should've another few nights. I still wanted to explore Koh Samui. For anyone wanted to go to Koh Samui, please go and stay there for at least 3 nights. :)


Damaged for Day 3:
Food - THB 35 
Total - THB 35 (~MYR 4.26)


Z : I went to Koh Samui on 17 - 19 January 2016. Sangat tak puas hati. Patut tambah satu malam lagi. Tak puas explore lagi. 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Island Hopping in Koh Samui



Samui Escapade


Fishermen boats near the Nathon Pier

We woke up early and had our quick breakfast. Luckily, they provided continental breakfast at the place that we stayed. We waited for the van to pick us up at the hotel and made a little chit chat with the other Malaysians who were having the same package with us too.

Tempat yang kami naik tu, macam kampung nelayan. A fisherman village. Be prepared for the fishy smell at the dock. We had another round of breakfast in the boat. A hot tea with buttered croissant. Enough energy for a day, I guess.

The journey for this trip is quite long. For us to get to the first island, it took us almost 2 hours. We made friend to some people on the boat and became closed to the Malaysian ladies, Iqa, Peanut and Biha. Haris came later as he joined us at the sun deck.

At the sun deck. Had some peace of my mind looking at the view.


At our first pit-stop, we went for an adventure. Or as I can say, a hike-kinda adventure. We hiked for half an hour to get to see this view...

Wua Ta Lab Island
Hiked for about half an hour just to see this view from 650m above sea level

After we hiked, we had our lunch at the boat. We didn't bring any food. We were in the middle of nowhere. We're hungry. Tutup mata, makan je lah.

Then we went to another island for snorkeling. I was quite disappointed with the snorkeling area because I thought we were doing an open water snorkeling, just like in Krabi. But noooo... They left us at the island and do whatever we wanted. We can hiked (again) or just swam at the seashore. We were curious because we were not being given any snorkeling gear. So, we swam at the designated area.
But when we were just about to go for kayaking, we saw a few people get their snorkeling gear at the side of the big rock. It was too late for us. I was pissed off because we were not getting any notice about where to get the gear. Ahh well, I was hopeful that kayak should be better than swimming by the seashore.

After 40 minutes of splashing some waters at the seashore, we get into our kayak and started kayaking. Finally, I had some fun at the sea. We kayak for about almost half an hour and I, appreciate the view that I saw. Even though I was frustrated with the acah-acah snorkeling part, I was happy that the kayak was not so frustrated. I got to see the beautiful view of the surrounding islands.

After kayaking, we all went to the boat and went back to Koh Samui. It was almost sunset. We walked around to find any available Halal restaurant nearby our hotel. Luckily we found one. Then we asked what time the restaurant will closed and went back to the hotel to freshen up.

Sunset.

After Maghrib, we went to the restaurant along with the other ladies that we met earlier in the boat. We met at the lobby of the hotel and walked together towards the restaurant. Makan besar sia! We ate a lot for dinner that night. The total cost for our dinner was THB 1030. So, that's mean around THB 171.6 each. The dinner was over our budget. But to come to think of that we had a cheap dinner for Day 1, so, it was okay to have a good food for our last night in Koh Samui.

Layan je la tokey kedai tu cite pasal gym diaaaa

After we ate, we went to the night market and had a look what they sold there. It's a small night market with nothing much to see. I bought a fridge magnet to give it to my parents and that's it. Takdak yang menarik minat.

I asked the other ladies whether they wanted to do a massage. And they liked my idea. The next thing I knew, we went for a spa hunting. It turns out, the spa in front of our hotel offered the best price and it open til midnight. Woohooo...



I chose oil massage with a lavender scented oil. Damn, I smelt like lavender that night. Then, I saw that I have an hour left before the shop closed. I chose my second treatment, which was the facial, It's so refreshing to have the facial after you get your skin burnt from the Sun. At least, I didn't go back with a sunburn skin. Anyhoo, I still got the tanned, k?

Around midnight, my sister and I wandered around the town. Ngelayor bak padah urang tua tek.


Damaged for Day 2:
Remainder for the island hopping package - THB 1300
Drinks - THB 5.67 (THB 17)
Dinner - THB 171.6 (THB 1030)
Souvenirs - THB 100
Massage & Facial - THB 600
Total - THB 2177.27 (~MYR 265.19)



Z: Rugi lah pi Thailand tak pi massage.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Travelling to Koh Samui

OMG, it's been a long time since I wrote a post here. I'd been busy and there are two trips that I missed. I have another trip in two weeks time. So, I stole some of my time to write this. Here I go...

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I chose Koh Samui because going to Koh Lipe is quite expensive.

I took a flight to Samui from KLIA2 at noon and arrived in Surat Thani around 1200. The flight took us around 1 hour and 30 minutes. And of course, 12 is Thailand time zone. After we had our immigration checked, we wandered around at the lobby of the airport to find a transportation to Koh Samui. We went from booth to booth and compared the price of the bus. So, we agreed to go for Phantip Co. Ltd. as it was the cheapest among all. The return bus and ferry price was THB 1100.

When we boarded the bus, there was a lady promoted us the island hopping packages. I listened to the lady dengan cara nak tak nak je. Why? Because, I was afraid that it will be a scam. So I asked her to talked to my friend. Faris listen to her attentively and interested in the adventure package. My sister was rooted for that package too. While, I wanted the relaxing package. Ahhhh well, 2 against 1. Mana nak lawan -.-

The price for the adventure package was THB 1400 and the other one is THB 1600. Just a few hundreds different. We agreed to choose the adventure packages and paid THB 100 each for deposit.

The bus ride took us around 1 hour and 30 minutes until we reached Seatran Pier. We arrived at the pier around 1430 and waited for half an hour to board the ferry. And the ferry ride took us around 1 hour and 35 minutes until we reached Nathon Pier. Let me just say this,

ENJOY THE RIDE.

The view that I captured on my ferry ride.
Maybe, some inhabitant islands.
When we arrived at Nathon Pier, there are a few vans that has been waiting for us. We went to our hotel van. My ohh my. I almost forgot how they drove in Thailand. The last time I was in this kinda ride when I went for a trip in Phuket-Krabi.

We arrived at our hotel when the Sun was almost setting down. It felt like a small little town compared to Phuket or Krabi and it did not have a lot of noises. We checked in and had some rest before we went to get some dinner.

I did not do my research well. The shops there closed early. I have searched some Halal restaurant in Koh Samui, but too bad they closed at 9PM. We were damn hungry and couldn't just simply ate anything that we found. So, Faris has this idea to bought some food in 7E, pre-heat it, and brought it back to the hotel. The price for frozen shrimp fried rice in the 7E was THB 35. (Asalnya budget makanan THB 150 each day. Saved sia makan ni je. hihihi)



Samui Escapade

Damaged for Day 1:
Return bus ticket - THB 1100
Deposit for island hopping package - THB 100
Food - THB 35
Total - THB 1235 (~MYR 150.42)




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