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2014 Phuket – Day 2 (Jungceylon Shopping Mall / Phuket Trickeye Museum)

September 15, 2014

Moving on to day 2 in Phuket.. I woke up bright and early in the morning and this was the view I got when I stepped outside.

Thankful for the beautiful weather.

After having a dip in the pool, we decided to make use of the free shutter bus service provided by the hotel to get us to the main shopping area since taking a taxi could easily cost us S$30 (THB750). If I remembered correctly, the hotel offer two trips to Jungceylon Shopping Mall daily, and we decided to go with the earlier one that depart at 12 noon.

Over at Jungceylon Shopping Mall, you will find Robinson department store, Big C Supermarket, cinema, bowling alley, arcade, and various retail stores (clothes, sunglasses, mobile phone accessories, etc) and restaurant.

We didn’t manage to get much from there, except from going in to Boots to get a number of Soap & Glory products. (Whenever I went into Boots in Thailand, Soap & Glory products are always on discount. Hence I usually make use of the opportunity to stock up on my favourites.)

Apart from shopping, we also managed to settle our lunch while we were there. Had our lunch at this place called Jeffer Steak; which provides acceptable food at affordable prices. I think our bill for two work out to be only slightly more than S$10?

Patong Beach is actually within walking distance from Jungceylon Shopping Mall and we tried to make our way there but didn’t succeed. Haa. We were too tired to walk all the way till the end of the road.

Leaving Jungceylon, we paid THB400 to take a tuk tuk to Central Festival Phuket and subsequently paid another THB250 to travel down to Phuket Town.

There really wasn’t much interesting shopping places in Phuket, hence we decided to just hop around the different shopping malls for the sake of passing time.

In the end the Boyfriend suggested going to the Phuket Trickeye Museum and we managed to successfully figured our way there through the use of Google map.

The place definitely wasn’t anywhere as lively or popular as what I would have thought it will be. There were basically only a handful of people while we were there the entire afternoon.

In case you’re interested to make a visit, ticket is price at THB500 and they are open daily from 9am to 9pm.

Overall, I personally feel that most trick eye museum seem to showcase rather similar images hence I won’t necessary recommend you going to the one over here. However that being said, considering how quiet it’s over here, chances are you will be able to get a good spot and won’t have to queue to take your pictures. As such if you’ve never been to a trick eye museum and have the intention of going to one, this one may be a good one to consider. At the very least, it definitely worth the THB500 that you paid for.

I only managed to upload a few pictures over here, but there are a lot more images in the museum and the place is generally pretty huge. We managed to spend nearly two to three hours in there.

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