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BANGKOK 26 May 2019 20:15
hydraides

I don't understand Phuket, I don't really like it here....

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Ok so i have lived in a few places around Thailand for months at a time ......Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, 

 

I lived in Bangkok for 6 months and now moved to Phuket for a job...........I am living in Phuket Town

 

Some grievances below and can anyone answer why it is like it here?

 

----Its the first time in Thailand where its been hard to find a 7-eleven close by/walking, they are really spread out here in Phuket town,

If something is sold out you like in one 7-eleven , you would need a motorbike to get to another one. Bangkok, Koh Samui, Chiang Mai......

Always had a 7 eleven every 500 meters or so........Here in phuket it must be every 5000m or so.

 

----I've only found boring proper massages here in Phuket town (Expensive also, 300-400 baht starting) and I only found so far two or three places in the whole town so

far ......why? In koh samui, chiang mai etc.............lots of girls waiting outside massage shops and only charging 250 baht-300 baht.... I also travelled to karon beach and i came across about 10+ massages.......(all official, mostly all ugly, overweight women .no 'fun' massages and all charging 400 baht starting).......really pissed me off! ......

 

--------Why does Phuket get to charge 10/20% higher everything than rest of Thailand, even more Bangkok which is meant to be the most expensive place. Even more than

Koh Samui ............A cut off tropical Island!!! you would think food, services much high on koh samui but no.........much higher here in Phuket

 

------------There isn't even a Subway fast food store in Phuket town or the east coast of Phuket......<deleted>?.........They charge 20%-50% higher for food in restaurants (For example Cashew nut chicken is 80-100 baht in Bangkok/Koh Samui.......Its 120-150baht here in phuket, they don't even have proper  basic western food chain here on the east coast

 

---------------I couldn't even find a laundry shop here in phuket town...........within a 3km radius.......i was walking for ages you need to do the laundry/drying yourself it seems .....again <deleted>?

 

----------------------Ben and Jerrys ice cream store in central festival recently closed down 😢 .......now have to deal with poverty dairy queen or baskin robbins ice cream

-----------------------People seriously don't seem as friendly or as helpful here in Phuket.....Anyone else feel this way?

 

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I guess these might seem like trivial things but if you want these types of things 2-3x a week, Phuket town seems to be severly lacking services for tourists.....yet it and phuket charges so much more...............very annoying

 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, KittenKong said:

Phuket has always been more expensive than anywhere else in Thailand. I thought everyone knew that?

I did and that's why didn't move there and so didn't my friends but the OP is not one of them thus he moved there

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Renting space for business is very expensive
And the high season lasts up to 5 months

 the rest of the months are dry
but landlords need to be fed constantly

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I never said i wanted a sexy massage in particular.........but i don't exactly want to be massaged by 40/50 year old overweight women if given the choice..........

 

I just don't like how it seems to be 'official' massages parlours here (With the outfits etc) .....and so because of that they can charge you double the rate of the rest of thailand and get very offended if you try and ask for lower

 

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18 minutes ago, hello55060 said:

Go to Bangla road if you want sex and get out your wallet. Or ask for a transfer to Pattaya and you can get your 'special' messages and hear all the other sexpats through the wall next door pounding some thai girl.

 

on phuket the best option is thaifriendly
instead of paying all the pimps along the way

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Plenty 7-11 everywhere

 

Plenty Laundry everywhere.

 

Phuket is very expensive, everyone knows that.

 

Best get back to Bangkok on next bus.

 

 

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the only thing I found too expensive in Phuket since I last visited was the airport to hotel taxi, with no option of a mini bus or normal bus 

 

lived in rawai for 6000 a month, equivalent to a new hotel room but needed my own bed sheets

 

motorbike rent 3500

 

this was 3 years ago though

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