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Phuket Part 1

Monday, March 26, 2012
Here's the first full post for our 3D2N Phuket trip kindly hosted by Andara Resort! :)

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Think I look weird but Alaric has such a come-hither/I'm-a-Casanova look here!

The flight took around 1 to 2 hours (Phuket is 1 hour behind Singapore) & the Andara staff kindly came to pick up all of us at the airport! That's with the exception of Cheesie (Malaysian blogger), who came in on a flight later than us so they sent a third bus back to the airport for her!

Below is a group photo so as to introduce everyone! :D

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L-R: Binbin, Bryan, Shuyin, Gillian, Alaric, me, Eekean, Wendy, Mike, Qiuting, Cheesie, Huiwen

There were 4 of us bloggers there: Cheesie, Qiuting & of course Wendy (Xiaxue), who got this whole Andara Resort arrangement in the first place! And last one is me lah #shy.

Some background info on the rest so you understand what the random mix of 12 of us are!

Shuyin is Wendy's BFF, so she brought her sister (Binbin, her nickname) along!
Gillian is the owner of Clicknetworktv & Bryan is her husband.
Alaric - gamer extraordinaire (LOL) & my boyfriend.
Eekean is Wendy's friend from secondary school & a lawyer (she brought her work O.O).
Huiwen is the Nuffnang's country blog manager for Singapore!
And Mike is Wendy's husband lah.

Then there's me, Qiuting, Cheesie & Wendy, so that makes a total of 12!

We got 2 pool suites so our group was split into 6 & 6!
One suite was a penthouse one, the other a ground floor one.

Huiwen, Alaric, Cheesie, Eekean, Qiuting & I got the ground floor unit! Huiwen & I were terribly enthusiastic about calling ourselves the "Ground floor Team" (sounds horrid I know) haha.
I was even designated house bunny -_- Like in those college sorority houses!

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This is Huiwen!

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The Andara staff greeted us all with flower garlands!

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Cold towels (which they gave to us on the bus as well) & refreshments!

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Took pictures while waiting for the other bus of people to arrive! We reached earlier because they had stopped along the way to buy food to cook (suite has a kitchen) for the rest of us :D

TIME TO SEE OUR SUITES!

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NICE OR WHAT!
Shower on the left & toilet on the right.

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This is our living room & behind is the balcony where our private pool is!

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The big kitchen! :D
Huiwen & Eekean checking out the fridge.
(which has an in-built ice-making machine yay)

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Judging by who's checking out the living room & who's checking out the kitchen you can more or less figure out our respective roles as housemates hor.

Called a buggy to fetch us over to Wendy's penthouse suite!
Their suite is the same as ours except that they have a rooftop pool!

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The other girls making food! Shuyin, her sister & Wendy all can cook! Can't remember about Huiwen. Eekean got chased out of the kitchen not long after.
Qiuting & I were tasked with fruit-washing/peeling #domesticwifefail.

We all had a good supper & then played Cranium!
My team won both times, so technically Wendy's team still owe us their 2 forfeits! ( ̄^ ̄)

DAY 2

Woke up for buffet breakfast at the hotel's restaurant!
(called Silk Restaurant, which offers fine-dining Thai cuisine)
My entire house overslept because we were so tired! (*´ο`*)

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Ok here's our balcony in daylight!

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Fogging on my camera lens caused this!

By the way I'm the kind that's very anal about turning off the lights & aircon in hotel rooms if no one's there. LOL I kept annoying my housemates by turning off stuff all the time!
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That's the Silk Restaurant, which overlooks Andara's big common pool & has the view of the sea!

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After breakfast, the Andara staff drove us over to Kamala Beach, where their beach lounge is!
Kamala Beach is very nearby but you can ask them to send you anywhere. LOL for us go from one suite to another also call buggy one.


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Qiuting, Cheesie & Huiwen!

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#justwashedhair
The rooms have blowdryers of course, but I've never really bothered to fully blow dry my hair because it takes ages. I normally just let it dry naturally (except my fringe) & if I tie it up when it's wet it'll still be damp like 12 hours later O.O not even kidding.

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At the Andara Beach lounge, which has lots of nice daybeds, showers & also a bar!

AND.
AND.
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IT HAS WIFI
*whips out phone*

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Refreshments that they gave us! I think it was a peach slushie.

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Alaric & Mike discussing guy-stuff over beer.

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Everyone was on their phone!
Holidays are getaways & etc yes, but I still want to be able to read tweets & play Draw Something!
(I kid, I'm bored of that game, but iTouch games in general are still applicable).

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5 of them (Huiwen, Gillian, Bryan, Mike & Alaric) went on the banana boat ride!
I think it cost approx S$20/person, but it depends how many people you have to share the cost.

I wanted to go on it too but Gillian said Bryan DEFINITELY will make us all capsize so I wasn't too keen on that (although Bryan said he wouldn't, but Gillian said he's lying & definitely will)!

And luckily I didn't... they capsized as soon as the boat started HAHAHAHA #fail
In total they capsized 5 times!

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Ok gonna end this post off with lots of photos of me lounging on the daybed!
 ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

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HAHA at Eekean in the background!
She "borrowed" this spade from a little girl (ok it's Andara's toys for the kids lah), which made the girl cry because all kids develop a mega sense of entitlement to anything they have for more than 2 seconds.
Then Eekean just walked around the whole time holding the spade hahaha.

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Phuket beach trip for you?
Andara is running a STAY MORE, SAVE MORE promotion which will allow you to get a 25% - 30% discount off normal prices! Their suites are really awesome for group/family holidays, or even company events! The staff are all very helpful & they have so many services (even a hair salon) to make your stay pleasant & convenient! :D

Click HERE for Andara's current promotion!
16 comments on "Phuket Part 1"
  1. u look sooooo much younger with bangs! like 17 years old.. =D (it's a compliment) hehe!

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  2. haha what a beautiful bunch of people! lol i hate kayaking and canoeing just for that reason :P

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  3. Nice and substantial blog. :) Andara is so beautiful.

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  4. Anonymous1:59 AM

    heyy what eyeliner is it that you use for the bottom lids?

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  5. Alaric's pose in the first pic of him looks like the typical Barney of HIMYM's pose. hehehe and your eyes look so natural even with eyeliners!! :D

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  6. Thank you for posting.
    I've been looking at some of the posts on this website to get an idea about travel in Phuket for my next vacation.

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  7. Hi Sophie, What brand are the sunglasses that you're wearing? The black round framed ones. Thanks, pretty pics :)

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  8. Hi Sophie, pretty pics :) What brand/where did you buy your black round framed sunglasses in the pic near the top? Thanks!

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  9. Was redirected here from Xiaxue's blog! Your photos are stunning!! And your explanations really helped (I read Qiuqiu's post before yours, there wasn't much description in anything, just expressive language).

    I think you are gorgeous ^-^ and it's secretly adorable that you are shy! Not everybody is born an extrovert!

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  10. @Follow Me To Fashion: I got them from a random shop in KL, sorry! :/ No brand!

    @Debbie: Thank you for your comments! :) Lol a shy blogger... sounds strange together haha.

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  11. I love your pictures! (And you're really pretty) :))

    And thanks for describing your party of people. Now I know who each one of them is. Also, I really am amazed with how you describe Wendy. So she really can cook, huh?

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  12. Nice pics and cool write upon your activities. Phuket has so many great villas, resorts, hotels, etc to choose from. Will be checking out this one a bit more...seeing that it is rather pleasant.

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  13. U look so gorgeous! Phuket is so pretty!!!

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  14. You look pretty...by the beach looks nice...reminds me of Antigua when I went there on vacation.
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  15. it is great beautiful picture. nice and wonderful cool pretty picture.
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