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...


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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