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    Taxis and Tuk Tuks

    by njay22 Written Feb 5, 2004

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    As is the case in most countries the Taxis and Tuk Tuks have their own rules.

    If you are staying in Patong Beach and miss the last bus from Phuket markets (last bus can be anywhere between 5:30pm-6:30pm) then the tuk-tuks will charge you as much as 500B. I have however managed to get a motorbike taxi to drop me for 100B.

    Unique Suggestions: make sure you do not miss the last bus ...

    Fun Alternatives: Depending on how many people - make sure you are able to bargain ...

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    Buying drinking water

    by jenniferchin Written Jan 4, 2004

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    Everytime I go out to buy drinking water in Thailand, I get a bottle for 10 bhat. I was getting used to this price until I went to the local 7-11. It was only 5 bhat there.

    Granted, there is not much difference in price and this does not really warrant as a *Tourist Trap* but I guess that if one is actually in dire straits, then it makes a difference, no ?

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    FantaSea, not too FantaStic

    by coboo Written Oct 16, 2003

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    Well, they advertise it as a `cultural theme park,` which should have tipped me off that I should not expect much in the way of substance. The Universal Studios of Thai culture, except the only ride is a few minutes on the back of an elephant. Otherwise, it is no more than cleverly decorated overpriced souveneir shops and a 75 minute floorshow with nice costumes but the `For Dummies` version of Thai culture and history. Overall, a few elephant tricks, some other barnyard animals running across the stage,?@and a story line so watered down Disney would have been ashamed...

    Unique Suggestions: As long as you know what you are getting yourself into and enjoy it for what it is, it can be a pleasant experience. On the way out, grab a Thai Iced Coffee and a Banana and Egg Roti to sweeten the memory...

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  • Water Sports!!

    by shalin Updated Oct 19, 2002

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    Water Sports at Patong have actually been WARNED against in the hotel manuals-we mocked them at first, and haha the last laugh was on us!!!!
    What happened was that we took the water scooters for an hour (did NOT check them as supposed to before taking them out) and came back like 5 mins past the hour-we were regular customers and were promised the extra 5 mins (oh yeah-IT IS A BIG DEAL!)
    So anyway, these guys come running n yelling down at the beach (super rudely!) and find some paint mark on one of the scooters since they couldnt catch us about the time..end result-a ruined last day in Phuket, haggling with these dudes, meeting the cops and blah

    Unique Suggestions: Please check the scooters in advance!!!!
    And be wary anyway! We were told this happens often-and everyones in league with everyone!

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