Monday, 17 June 2019

Phuket 2019: Phuket Town

Lately, we travelled to Phuket more often as it's affordable and it's near the beach! So I would not post the usual day to day as it's basically Banzaan Market, Jungceylon, Bangla Street and Patong beach, nothing out of the ordinary. This time around, we definitely did not have an itinerary and we just 'play by ear', depending on our mood. However, the ultimate new experience was taking a bus to Phuket Town! We have not done that before nor visited the town so this was a first for us and it was awesome!

We did scout around first for a transport to Phuket Town but lo and behold, taxi's wanted to charge us 500 - 600 Baht! After asking around, a nice chap told us to take the public bus from Patong beach and it will stop at Phuket Town, it's last destination. We found the mini bus terminal and there was a bus waiting so we just hopped on! No air-con, open air with windows down but the breeze was cooling, not stuffy nor humid. It was an exciting experience for us travelling like the locals and the fare was only 50 Baht per pax! So much difference comparing to the taxi!!!  It was definitely a pleasant one hour journey too.

So here are some snippets of the places we have visited at Phuket Town. The star is The Old Phuket Coffee Cafe! It's just a 5 mins walk from where we got down, thankfully as it was so hot that day! I honestly liked the decor of this cafe, so retro filled with so many vintage antiques!

After our cooling drinks, we walked around the vicinity, checking out the quaint locals. I had Pad Thai as I was suddenly hungry LOL! Too much walking I guess.........
Came across this old school clinic!
Huge straw hats!!!
A book cafe........
A wall art......
This is the winner! First time seeing such washing machine with coin insert! In Malaysia, we have many self service laundry using heavy duty machines but I've not seen such washing machines with coin inserts LOL!!! I was so jakun lah!

After walking around much, we decided to head back to Patong as it was getting late. It was already in the evening so we just hitched a bus back, easy peasy. These bus drivers will also shout 'Patong' so you definitely won't missed it. We will definitely explore the town more on our next trip back to Phuket :-)

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