Phuket: Shopping & Misc

Shopping here is pretty standard... from stalls to stalls, they tend to sell the same things:

  • Apparels - usually fake imitations of brands like Quiksilver, Billabong, Nike etc
  • Handicraft - sarongs, soaps (shaped in beautiful flowers), bookmarks, keychains
  • Silk stuff - cushion covers, tissue boxes, table runners etc
  • Accessories - fake jewelleries, belts, sunglasses, hats

Nothing much to buy cos the first time I visited Thailand, I bought nearly all of the above. So this time round, it was merely browsing stalls after stalls:

And occasionally cam-whore a bit:


On a separate note, found the pharmacies in Phuket pretty good. The first 3 days was terrible for me as I had diarrhea non-stop. Although I was careful to only take bottled water, I forgot that ice used in the cocktails I drank may not be clean... So anyway, went to the pharmacy and the guy prescribed 'Imodium Plus' - which almost immediately cured the stomach ache...

So the next time you visit Thailand (or anywhere for that matter), remember to take only bottled beverages :)

Oh oh... and before I forget... sticky mango rice (a kind of dessert) is called 'kau neong merng muang' in Thai. Thought 'Merng Muang' (meant mango) sounded kinda nice... maybe I'll name my daughter that... hehehehe...

2 comments:

February 2, 2007 at 10:16 AM cincailah said...

fussy pot la ur stomach. abit abit lau sai... i think every country u go also u lau sai.. hahaha!!! u got thai should get this dark dark green powder damn minty one but it's for lau sai. damn kao keng one. once u eat it, fuahh... u can kiss the jamban goodbye!

February 3, 2007 at 12:52 AM Colin T. said...

and mango is good for your mangoes too =P

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