Tuesday, 13 February 2018

4 Days in Krabi for RM1,000

Is it possible to enjoy Krabi under a tight budget? 

The answer is YES! 

The truth is, my friend and I went to Krabi with a total of THB 8,051 each, which is roughly RM1,000 per person. In my opinion, that is quite reasonable. So, let me break it down for you. 

Flight ticket: RM188

- book your flights 3-4 weeks beforehand 
- if possible, weekday trips will be more worth it as flights tend to be cheaper on Mondays and Tuesdays
- I booked my tickets via AirAsia 

Accommodation: RM500 (RM250 each) 

- again, book your accommodation 3-4 weeks in advance 
- there are plenty of AirBnBs, hotels and resorts in Krabi, so it's just a matter of how luxurious/budgeted you want your stay to be
- We booked a very nice resort called Baan Ban Dalay via Booking.com and the place is just amazing. Location was great. 

Transportation: RM95 (RM47.50 each for 3 days)

- rent a scooter for THB250/day
- Tuk Tuks will try to rip you off real bad but of course it's for their businesses
- renting a bike/scooter is so much easier and more convenient but if you are confident with a car, it will still be cheaper than taking the Tuk Tuks

Island: RM50 (RM25 each for 2 islands)

- this is your choice. We didn't want to do island hopping so we picked 2 islands that we really liked and paid THB200 for a long-tail boat to each island
- island hopping packages can go up to at least THB1,200 and it will be from 8am-4pm 
- so this option is completely up to you

Up till this point, the total is RM510.50

The rest of the money was spent on food, souvenirs and massage. 

So, RM1,000 for 4 days in Krabi is totally do-able. You get the luxury side as well as the budget side. 

Hope this helps any of you who are interested in visiting Krabi and gives you a little idea on how much you can take with you. 

Here's a video from the trip: 10 THINGS YOU CAN DO IN KRABI, THAILAND 

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Favourite Pictures from Krabi, Thailand

About 2 weeks ago, I took a short "vacation" with one of my close friends to Krabi, Thailand.

Oh Krabi...

....Where do I even begin.

It's my second time in Krabi, actually. And it amazes me how I manage to fall even more in love with the place. I love Thailand in general but there are so many hidden islands and gems I have yet to explore (and will soon explore).

I do have to say this and be honest about it. Krabi is more commercialized now than it was 2 years ago when I last visited. And that's exactly it. I usually do not like places like that, but Krabi has somehow put a spell on me.

But anyway, here's to more adventures and explorations.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

2018 New Year's Resolutions

17 days into 2018 and I've finally come up with a list of things I'd like to accomplish this year.

But first of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! 

Sorry for being MIA. I was off visiting my hometown for the past 9 days or so and I decided to enjoy every moment I could, which meant that I was off social media for a few days. But anyway, I'm back now and I ain't going nowhere.

Well, no matter how tacky and cheesy New Year's Resolution sounds, it's still quite interesting to read and know what people would like to achieve in the year. And no matter how much I tell myself and others that I don't like making a list of things I'd like to achieve throughout the year - because lets face it, we're either going to forget halfway into the year or we add more and more things onto the list - I still make one every year. It gives me a sense of security and a guideline to follow, I suppose.

Yes, I'm weird like that but I know I'm not the only one, or maybe I am? :P 

I've thought about this long and hard because I do take NY Resolution rather seriously. And after 17 days of thinking, here's my list:

1. Publish my book (novel) by the end of the year

This is my biggest resolution for 2018. Something I've been wanting to share with all of you in a long time too. Hence why, a lot of hiatus on my blog but that's not at all a good reason. But more on this book later on.

2. Stop being afraid of travelling

I can actually see that I'll be travelling a lot throughout 2018. And I shouldn't let anxiety and fear of flying stop me from planning more trips with my loved ones.

3. Take my health more seriously 

I have something to share with all of you but that comes a bit later too - Oops, sorry for being so secretive. 

4. Take my job more seriously too 

Not just as a radio announcer and a producer, but as an entrepreneur, writer and the director of my own life too.

5. Step out of my comfort zone a little more each day 

I've done so many things I'd never thought I'd do in 2017 and I'm not stopping this year.

6. Drink less coffee

Yes, I needed 6 cups of black coffee to function everyday but I've lowered it down to 3 this month. It was no easy task, let me tell you. But the aim this year is one cup a day or one cup a week. Let's see how this goes.

7. Surround myself with positive vibes 

Meaning more positive people, friends, vibes and spreading more positivity in return as well.

8. Read more books this year 

Well, I will have you know that 17 days into 2018, I've already finished 2 books (proud moment right here because I couldn't even read 2 books last year).

9. Swear less and say less bad words 

This seems like an almost impossible task for me (for those of you who actually know me, you would think that too), but I'm not just doing this for my spiritual well-being, I don't want my kid's first word to be "f*ck". And no, I'm not pregnant and I'm not having a kid yet.

10. Live more on routines 

See, I've been all over the place for the past couple of months, just taking life as it comes - and trust me, that's great SOMEtimes, but not all the time. I've just started my morning routine this month which I will share soon. And I'm in the process of planning my night and exercise routines.

I've written all of this down and stuck this on my bedroom wall so that each morning, I'll follow these "guidelines". Anyway, I hope January has been treating all of you well. If you are still writing your NY Resolution list, please share some with me in the comments :)