Krabi 2018 : The Rainy season. Phi phi Island and food.

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Its Eidul Adha and we decided to spend it in Krabi – a one hour flight away from Kuala Lumpur. This will be my 3rd time to Krabi but a first to a few people in our entourage.

It is a 4D3N trip for 8 pax using Air Asia. Our group consists of 2 senior citizens (my parents in law), my sister in law with her 2 daughters, my husband, my 2 kids and myself. We booked the trip separately because we couldn’t come up with an ultimatum regarding who wants to come and stuff. Despite that, we managed to secure quite good deals for the trip.

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We used AirAsiaGo.Com which means we get to book a combo of flight tickets and hotel stay at the website. The hotel we chose, Timber House Ao Nang comes with Free Breakfast. These total rates thus include return flight tickets + hotel stay + tax & fee. 

My family : 2 adults, 1 child, 1 infant

RM 1094.38

My parents in law : 2 adults

RM 756.48

My sister in law and daughters : 1 adult, 2 child

RM 993.30

 

Our flight from Kuala Lumpur was on 22/08/2018 at 1615H whilst our return flight from Krabi was on 25/08/2018 at 0800H. I guess at this month of the year, it does rain more. Therefore, we had to reorganize our activities accordingly. Our trip this time, was more laid back considering the group profile and abilities. We were not that ambitious to visit Emerald Pool this time.

Briefly, we just took a boat ride to see Phi Phi Island and most of our time is just for sightseeing around Ao Nang, having a massage and eat lots and lots of Thai food.

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My father in law had bad knees and is also prone to motion sickness. He did not join us on our boat trip. Our tour guide was Rihanna Da. She comes across as someone with a very strong personality, warm and hyperactive. Ha ha.

Believe in me. Believe in my team, she says

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Baby Ninie was very adventurous. She was not afraid of the sand and crawled on it like she belonged to the sea. LOl. She was very tired and hot afterwards.

We also enjoyed loads of Thai food mainly the TomYum Goong, green curry and som tam. And of course the mandatory pancake every night for supper. We also discovered the Meiji banana milk at 7 eleven. It’s HALAL guys.

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It was a short yummy trip. My next blog post will be about the hotel we stayed in – Timber House Ao Nang. 

Langkawi trip with the big, big family

After the devastating so-called reshuffling meeting between the Medical Officers and the hospital director,all I needed was a vacation. A planned vacation that is. And so the big, big Tayib family went to Langkawi.

We booked our ticket with Mas Airlines. Saving tons of money for good services at a budget price through the group booking facilities. It allows bookings up to 9 people at one time. And we were a party of 14 people. We even had a private mini bus to shuttle us from Malacca to KLIA. [price : MYR 250 for a 15 seater bus]

It was uh-mazing as to the gems we discovered through Mudah.Com. Mr Husband was the key person in organizing the trip and he managed to secure a package which includes 2 homestay houses (3 rooms each) + 2 rental cars for 4 days 3 nights worth MYR 1,600. Kaching!! Despite the location being a tad further away from the tourist spots, it was worth every penny. After all, we did have a car.

D'padi Homestay in Langkawi. Near Makam Purba.

D’padi Homestay in Langkawi. Near Makam Purba.

Our group consists of babies and elderly members, so naturally the activites had to kind of cater to everyones abilities and stamina. Though, shopping seems to be a universal appeal towards all age groups. In short, we managed to do these things;

  • Island hopping : walked through the Bat cave, eagle & dolphin sighting, went to the fish market and learnt a bit about fishes et cetera
  • Strolled along the shops of Pantai chenang. Had dinner at an arab seafood place. yucky food and services though.
  • Cable car
  • Underwater World
  • last but not least.. shopped until we drop at Haji Ismail Group store till we dropped. We bought chocolates, cookware, fine porcelain and china, new luggages.

All in all.. I felt the trip was a success. Here are just bits and pieces of the beautiful creatures and scenes throughout our trip in Langkawi. Next time, Terengganu!!

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