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Koh Samui – Dr Frogs @ Chaweng Noi

We were told that there is nothing nice to eat in Koh Samui. Hen, who stayed in Chaweng, didn’t find any place that was tasty enough worth mentioning. In fact, he went to couple of bad restaurants.

However, Dr. Frogs was one of the places we had dinner and it was quite good. It is located next to Lad Koh View Point and it faces the sea. They claimed that they serves Italian cuisine with a full Thai menu. They also boosted to have the best pizza in town.

The interior of Dr. Frogs is mainly wood and the atmosphere was indeed very nice. The draw back of this place is the price. A single meal could costs up to RM80.

Since they boosted that they were voted to have the best pizza, we ordered their seafood marinara pizza. I also ordered a plate of carbonara. The dishes took a while to come but the wait was well worth it.

The pizza was fking awesome! It came with a thin crust and also big and fresh scallops . I wish I could remember how it tasted like but at the time I wrote this entry, I forgot how it tasted like. FML!!


View of the bottom.

Nevertheless, if you are in Koh Samui and have some money to spare, try out Dr Frogs @ Chaweng Noi.

Address
193 Moo 3, Bophut
Koh Samui 84320
Thailand
Mobile: 081 956 7017
Tel: 077 413 797
Website: http://www.drfrogssamui.com

Koh Samui – Lad Koh Viewpoint

Lad Koh Viewpoint, also known as “Zenith viewpoint” is located right at the Koh Samui ring road leaving Chaweng southbound in the direction of Lamai.

This place offers a splendid view over the whole Chaweng bay area. It is just a few blocks away from my hotel. Parking space is ample.


Drove my Jeep there

The place is nicely built with path towards the rocky sea shore. But if possible, avoid the place as it is infested with mosquitoes and also sand flies.


aHen doing his “God of Gambler” pose


Can rock climb too!

There is actually nothing to do at this place other than taking a few nice photographs. But if you want to take some nice panoramic pictures, head to Lad Koh Viewpoint!

Koh Samui – Ang Thong National Marine Park – Koh Kua Talap

Ok, back to my Ang Thong National Marine Park, Koh Samui entries! This would also be my last entry on Ang Thong National Marine Park.

Koh Kua Talap was our last destination for the day. In Koh Kua Talap, we may choose to hang around the beach, explore a cave or hike up a hill which overlooks the entire island and its surroundings.

We opted for the hike up the hill. The hike up was fairly easy. Further, there were ropes to help us climb the hill. The hike is about half an hour upwards. It is highly recommended that shoes are worn during the hike. But I saw some guai lous going bare foot notwithstanding that there were red ants and spiky rocks everywhere.


At the entrance to the trails!


Up up!


View from first observation deck

After going through some steep mud trails, we ended up one a rocky surface which lead us to the observation deck.

The view from the observation deck is absolutely breath taking!


Cannot go further up..


Small yellow dots are actually kayaks!

After snapping some pictures, we made our way down to chill at the beach.


This is the place where everyone can store their bags


woah..bikini chicks..

After hanging out at the beach for an hour, we were ferried back to Koh Samui! Great place!

Koh Samui – Ang Thong National Marine Park – Part I

On our 2nd day, we made a trip to Ang Thong National Marine Park.

Ang Thong National Marine Park consists of 40 over islands featuring lime stone massifs, tropical rain forests and deserted beaches within the vicinity of Koh Samui. To get there, we had to take an hour boat ride from Koh Samui.

Our trip was arranged by a local tour by the name Samui Island Tour. It costs around 1850 Bath (before discount. We got a 20% discount as a friend knows the boss there)

The journey started around 7am when the tour guide picked us up from our hotel. We almost couldn’t wake up for it. Who said holiday is to relax.

After a short ride from our hotel, we were greeted by a red coloured boat.


We sat by the side of the boat.


Most of the passengers are Caucasians.

Breakfast was provided but it was just light food. Shouldn’t eat so much when sitting in a boat as one can get seasick easily.


Eat Bananas guai lous!


Top deck


Bottom deck – where the toilet is…which is just next to the kitchen..uuuhh..


/(*O*)\ our boatman driving with his feet while reading papers!!

While on the boat, this song suddenly played on my head.

Mindless lyrics but yet entertaining.

An hour later, we stopped beside a cliff of an island and immediately got off our boat via a kayak. Each of us were given a life jacket which stink big time.

However, after getting into the kayak, we were not allowed to kayak on our own but to follow the tour guide.

The tour guide lead us some interesting sights including some nice limestone hills.


I hate this stuff


Our boat ditched us


Nice jugs!! Made me feel like jumping off the kayak to climb them.

To be continued…

Welcome to the year of the Rat

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Hat Yai, Thailand

I was away in Club Med Cherating for 3 days for my company trip. And throughout the 3 days, I had no internet access and never had the chance to read any newspapers there.

Upon my arrival in Kuala Lumpur, I was sadden by the news that 4 people were killed by a series of bomb blast in Hat Yai. I stopped by Hat Yai on my trip to Krabi on March 2006.
I now present you some photographs of Hat Yai.

The Buildings


The Food


Sugar cane juice!


The Entertainment


The toilet


Hat Yai @ Night

It’s hard to believe that this tranquil and serene little town could be a victim of such atrocity.

Tonsai Wall @ Tonsai Beach – Rai Leh, Krabi.

I haven’t been climbing for the past month due to an injury I had while playing futsal. Recently, I just started climbing again. However, I have not fully recover from my injury and therefore, I couldnt do any hardcore routes. I guess I would not be fit enough to climb Tonsai wall @ Krabi :s


Tonsai Wall @ Tonsai Beach, Raileh, Krabi.

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Day 3 – Thaiwand Wall, West Raileh, Krabi

Thaiwand wall is located at West Raileh Beach. We have to hike through the jungle and climb up the hills to get to Thaiwand wall.


Yes..you can climb the ladder.

Thank god for the natural path, otherwise we would be lost in the jungle. But it was sometimes confusing. There was once I ended at a place where someone took a shit. He/She left tissues on the ground. 😛

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Phranang Temple @ Krabi

At Phranang beach @ Krabi, there’s a small temple which has hundreds of wooden phallus. Some are as tall as 5 feet, some are so thick that the only living thing would use it is a female elephant. Also, some are so small that you could just pocket them home for personal use. It is said to be offering to the sprit of Phranang who resides in the cave.

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