Showing posts from November, 2013

Where to stay in Koh Lipe

The first headache that we travelers always get is where to stay when we are offshore on a foreign country and whether the place is clean and livable with a reasonable price. A check on websites around for hotels/rooms in Koh Lipe returns me with results ranging from 1500 THB to over 5000 THB. Now how do we know which is good and which is bad? Experience. Pull some strings here and there, ask around and you will surely get something close to your budget. I for one did enough homework to land myself at the Smile Sunset Resort which I would recommend to others too. My verdict The Plus: Clean Room, Bed and Bathroom Cheap whole house rooms as compared to others on the island Quiet(being top of the hill and the rooms are situated away from the main road compared to those build by the road side) Transfer to and fro from the ferry/speedboat dropoff point - tricycles as taxi and you would be charged high price by those peddlers so call the hotel first before you reach

How to get from Pak Bara to Koh Lipe

At a lost on how to get to Koh Lipe? Stuck at Pak Bara or going over but finding it hard to get the schedules for the ferry/speedboat? Route Boat Type Departure Return Trip Price (1 way) Price (2 ways) Pak Bara - Tarutao - Adang - Lipe Speed Boat 11.30 AM 14.30 PM 9.30 AM 13.30 PM 650 THB 1200 THB Pak Bara - Adang - Lipe Ferry 11.45 AM 10.00 AM 600 THB 1200 THB Things you need to know before embarking on your journey: Have light to no breakfast before the boat trip as you might feel nauseated The boat trip can range from 1 to 3 hours depending on weather(rough sea could mean you throwing up your breakfast in the boat) Be prepared to get wet(occasional splashes and also when disembarking on the island) You might need the sea gypsies to taxi you from the shores of the island to the island itself and they charge 50THB/pax Always book ahead of your trip for the boat/ferry to ensure you get a place Arrive 30 minutes earlier at the terminal One comp

XPLAY 2013 by XPAX, Soju Room Penang Times Square

There was a party held last Saturday where XPAX returns with XPLAY 2013 right here in Penang Times Square. I was among a handful of bloggers invited to the event.  How do you earn invites? You get 2 FREE INVITES when you register with CELCOM AIRCASH. or get your invites when you download any of the selected call me tones.For Xpax users, you can get a FREE VXP Pass when you reload RM30 and Like Xpax Facebook The blogger gang at the front door VVXP invites for bloggers... Needless to say the night was filled with music and fun DJs on the revolving stage.. Yes you read right, the stage is revolving And lots of drinks to get the night going. Wanna party like us? Where is the next party? There are 3 more party coming your way. Register yourself HERE to win free passes!
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