There is a new service that I noticed at the Phuket Airport. It is a baggage wrapping service. A great idea, but an expensive one. A small suitcase costs 200 baht (AUD$7), medium is 250 baht (AUD$8) and an average suitcase is 300 baht (AUD$10). You may do better to buy a roll of plastic film and some tape yourself. You will have enough for all your baggage at a fraction of the cost.
General Packing Info
If you travel economy class then your check in luggage weight limit is 20 kilograms per person.
So make sure you have lightweight suitcases, our cases are huge but they only weight just under 5 kilo's.
Don't bring home anything you can do without - throw or give away all your toiletries, shampoo, conditioner etc, all the little things that add up in weight.
Load up your hand luggage with any heavy items you have bought, its surprising how much shopping you can cram in a backpack. You are allowed 7 kilos in hand luggage.
Most airlines will let you be a few kilo's over, we went for years coming back home overweight, until last year when we were done by Malaysia Airlines for nearly $300 in excess fee's!
If you have filled your cases before you leave home, then unpack and start again - half the amount you had in there.
You do not need 10 changes of clothes, 5 pairs of shoes, 20 ton of toiletries.
Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore etc are hot, you only need lightweight clothing, the laundries are cheap there and if you run out - buy more there.
We go shopping when we arrive to buy our toiletries, extra tea/coffee, fly spray etc.
This is the adaptor we always use in Thailand, its the same adaptor used in Cambodia and Bali.
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We also take a small Australian power board with us, then we can charge mobiles, camera's, and laptop at the same time if need be.
I hate using an umbrella but we do pack a couple of tiny fold up ones for our backpacks.
It's surprising the amount of times we have needed them, especially during those sudden tropical down pours.
Buddhist Temples are scattered around the island and are styled in the traditional Buddhist way. Wat Chalong and Wat Phra Thong (Golden Buddha Monastery) at Thalang are the two best known temples in Phuket. The latter has a large solid gold Buddha image protruding from the temple floor.
Jinda Shop is run by a mother and her 2 sons, they are lovely friendly people and a big favorite with many Australians, there is absolutely no need to bargain as Jinda gives great prices to start with.
She will normally throw in a free sarong or scarf as well!
One side of the shop is women's and children's clothing and the other side is men's clothes. The shop has all the normal goods like jeans, dresses, bikinis, tee shirts, singlet's and shorts etc.
Jinda Shop is on the Beach Rd just past the Sailor Bar heading north
If you don’t want to rent you can use the follow
TUC-TUC is the thai version of a taxi only smaller and sometimes faster
It can carry up to 6 people and the rates start at 150 baht around one area (PATONG,)from patong to karon beach about 250 baht
Motorbike taxi can carry up to 3 people(with the driver) and start at 50 baht
Taxi rates from 500baht