Monday, June 14, 2010

Koh Samui Airport is truly a tropical airport

The airport is really awesome!!! full of greens. Koh Samui welcomes us with their tropical airport.

I have been to many airports, but Koh Samui Airport really impressed me. It is not a huge gigantic building, but it is really show its identity- island. All the buildings are single-storey & i would say that it is really environmental friendly ( too much??- i think) where most of the halls are without air-conditioners. HOT! HOT! and really HOT.

but, we managed to get a very cooling area in the airport .... so comfortable standing inside. umm.. if i worked there, i think most probably i will spend most of my time there. but, it is not a pleasant place to stay too long because it is the TOILET!!!

But, i really have to give credits to the design of the toilets. really great, comfortable and cooling. this is the first toilet that i would actually want to stay inside and do my 'business' slowly and leisurely.

another surprise to me is : although the landing area of plane is far away from the hall, passengers dont have to walk under the hot sun or rain because there are lots of shuttle buses waiting there to fetch us to the hall. unlike in our local budget airports, we have to 'exercise'.

anyway, i really pity all the staffs in airport because they have to work under the hot weather all days. one of the staffs kept on fanning herself and the make-up seem like going to melt.

After settle everything in airport, we headed to our resort with the handsome driver from Chaba Samui Resort.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Koh Samui, here I am!!!

Really want to take a break..... but dont have a fix destination where i really want to go. Macau? EGYPT?? (really dream to go there, but it is too expensive... for me at the moment). Tibet? Krabi? Taiwan?or Koh Samui??? Really had a tough decision to make when i was in the MATTA fair.

wait.. something yellowish caught my attention. Not DIGI, but

it is another budget airlines of Malaysia, other than Air Asia. Their booth in Matta was very crowded and seem like all the flight+hotel packages selling like hot cakes. i enquired information regarding Koh Samui trip, then i moved on to another booths to look for other tour packages, but before i left, the staff warned me to make my decision faster cos their tour packages really in hot sell.

i walked around the hall. really really crowded. is the tour package really that cheap?? There are so many places that i wanted to go. Lake Toba, Cambodia, Vietnam.... But, at the end of day, i found myself sitting in front of FireFly booth and book a package to Koh Samui. but, most of the dates of the tours are sold off, i had limited choices but i managed to get one. well. firstly, i never been there and friends around me told me that it is a nice island for relaxing. Secondly, the price is.. my cup of tea. Thirdly, the price really seem cheaper than i booked online myself with my flight tickets and hotel stay for 3D2N.

This tour costs me RM 599 for 3D2N stay in a 3 stars hotel ( Chaba Samui Hotel).( i dont know whether the hotel is good or not, but the location is good which is located at the busiest street of Koh Samui- the Chaweng bay. ), return airflights and 2 days breakfasts.

Haha....... here i am...... in Koh Samui. Let's prepare for sunscreen, umbrella and handkerchief .....

Looking at Koh Samui, i understand something. i finally understand the meaning of Crystal clear water. the sea water is so clear that i can see the bottom of the sea and really have a strong urge to jump into the crystal clear water.