Phuket is Thailand’s largest island, approximately the size of Singapore. The island is connected to mainland Thailand by a bridge. It is situated off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. The region has an area of approximately 570sq. kms. and is made up of 1 large and 39 small islands. Phuket formerly derived its wealth from tin and rubber. The island was on one of the major trading routes between India and China, and was frequently mentioned in foreign trader’s ship logs. The region now derives much of its income from tourism.
Being involved with Smart Collaborative Project between Malaysia Perlis University and Hatyai University Thailand, they always gave us good treat when the project done, last year we tour around the City of KL( Kuala Lumpur), that was great and fun. Last year, we went to Phuket, we stayed in one of the hotels in Patong. I was able to go to island for snorkeling, but ohhhh!!i just went down to the water for couple minutes. It was fun but i am afraid of water.
At night we went to the Phuket show and it was fantastic, they have a very huge theater, we watched elephant show ,many other Thai Dances and performances.
I've been here in Thailand for about four years, but that was my first time visiting Phuket.
It is westernlike view, houses, hotels, malls, bars,and restaurant. Maybe, 75% westerners live in Phuket. I seldom see Thai people walking around. Phuket is wonderful place for relaxing.