Monday, January 17, 2011

Koh Phangan, Thailand NYE

My trip to Koh Phangan, Thailand was a real impromptu plan.

As i was planning to meet up with my friend in Penang and head on to Hatyai to celebrate Christmas there somehow during the very last minute my friend had to cancel the trip.

Was rather down because i had my stuff packed and currency changed.

Then Shima, my couchsurfing friend ask me to tag along with her to Koh Phangan for NYE. Since i was having holidays so i decided to tag along last minute.

I have never heard of this island before though.

Started our journey from Kl via bus (RM50) to hatyai at 10.30pm and reached hatyai around 8am the next day.

We then took a van to Surathani (Raja Ferry Donsak Pier). It took us around 4 hours plus to reach the pier.

It was raining all the way. My first time traveling on the road for such a long hour and also suffering from waist pain. Torturing enough for me.
Here's the pier. Boarded the ferry and can't wait to reach the island.

Waives were kinda rough that evening. Journey to reach Koh Phangan is around 2-3 hours. I actually puked during the ferry ride.

Finally at Koh Phangan around 8pm. We did not have any pre booking of accommodation. Was offered by the local a bungalows costing 1000 baht per night.

Sigh found out that it was more like a overpriced chicken hut. During the non-peak season the rate is only 30 baht! We can't complain much cuz it's around the new year eve season and most of the bungalows were fully booked.
On the way to dinner. People preparing for the party at night. It's a rope with fire where people get to jump over it.

Dinner at the place i can't recall what's it name. They were showing some american movies cuz this island is full of westerners (95%) mostly americans, europeans don't really see any asians on the street which is a weird sight. For once i thought i'm not in Thailand.

No name dish. Haha

Travel partner

Derek whom we met when we were looking for place to stay. We stayed few doors near each other.
Sonny, the guy who works in Silicon Valley

Time to party after dinner. They had lots of stalls selling booze at a freaking cheap price as compared to price in Malaysia.
The crowds started to gather around 10pm everynight
People attempting to jump over the rope. We did saw one fella who tried to but ended his t-shirt being burned.
In Koh Phangan its all about party party and party. They had this full moon, half moon, black moon party going on every month.

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