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Bali or Phuket for holiday

Post by abbby » Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:35 am

Would Bali or Phuket be a nicer place for holiday? Food, shopping, people...
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Re: Bali or Phuket for holiday

Post by x9200 » Fri, 20 Sep 2019 8:33 pm

abbby wrote:
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:35 am
Would Bali or Phuket be a nicer place for holiday? Food, shopping, people...
Are you the same person who created abbby user account in 2005?

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Re: Bali or Phuket for holiday

Post by Pal » Sat, 21 Sep 2019 10:14 am

x9200 wrote:
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 8:33 pm
abbby wrote:
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:35 am
Would Bali or Phuket be a nicer place for holiday? Food, shopping, people...
Are you the same person who created abbby user account in 2005?
Yes, same
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Re: Bali or Phuket for holiday

Post by x9200 » Sat, 21 Sep 2019 12:16 pm

Pal wrote:
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 10:14 am
x9200 wrote:
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 8:33 pm
abbby wrote:
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:35 am
Would Bali or Phuket be a nicer place for holiday? Food, shopping, people...
Are you the same person who created abbby user account in 2005?
Yes, same
Asking, because I found this question a bit weird for somebody who stays around for almost 15 years.

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Re: Bali or Phuket for holiday

Post by Pal » Sat, 21 Sep 2019 12:27 pm

Guess abbby had never been to Bali or Phuket and wondering which is the better holiday destination.
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Re: Bali or Phuket for holiday

Post by abbby » Sun, 22 Sep 2019 10:16 am

Had always been to Bintan. Was one of my favourite places until my recent trip the place seemed to have aged and deteriorated. Not much of an upgrade/maintenance over the years. So I thought Phuket, Bali would be a better place..
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Re: Bali or Phuket for holiday

Post by x9200 » Sun, 22 Sep 2019 5:09 pm

abbby wrote:
Sun, 22 Sep 2019 10:16 am
Had always been to Bintan. Was one of my favourite places until my recent trip the place seemed to have aged and deteriorated. Not much of an upgrade/maintenance over the years. So I thought Phuket, Bali would be a better place..
Phuket I think most people chooses for beaches combined with the convenience of many cheap flights and the convenience of a pretty regular reasonably developed city (malls restaurants etc). But otherwise, nothing really special. My opinion of course.

Bali on the other hand (again, for me) has its very specific atmosphere. Each time I am there I hire a car and travel around, going through rice fields, terraces, paddles, practically all with these tiny Buddhist shrines...., and to the mountains, Ulun Danu Beratan lake temple, and many many other good spots. And it has good beaches too, especially if you avoid places like Kuta. Bali is a nice place to get spoiled and visit around at the same time.

Not sure about shopping. I was mostly interested in reasonably priced wine and beer :) In that respect there are some Tescos in Phuket - clear advantage over Bali (better choice and pricing).

You may also consider Tioman and Langkawi. Or Krabi. Or if you don't mind a bit more complicated traveling - Phi Phi.

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Re: Bali or Phuket for holiday

Post by abbby » Mon, 23 Sep 2019 11:52 am

x9200 wrote:
Sun, 22 Sep 2019 5:09 pm
abbby wrote:
Sun, 22 Sep 2019 10:16 am
Had always been to Bintan. Was one of my favourite places until my recent trip the place seemed to have aged and deteriorated. Not much of an upgrade/maintenance over the years. So I thought Phuket, Bali would be a better place..
Phuket I think most people chooses for beaches combined with the convenience of many cheap flights and the convenience of a pretty regular reasonably developed city (malls restaurants etc). But otherwise, nothing really special. My opinion of course.

Bali on the other hand (again, for me) has its very specific atmosphere. Each time I am there I hire a car and travel around, going through rice fields, terraces, paddles, practically all with these tiny Buddhist shrines...., and to the mountains, Ulun Danu Beratan lake temple, and many many other good spots. And it has good beaches too, especially if you avoid places like Kuta. Bali is a nice place to get spoiled and visit around at the same time.

Not sure about shopping. I was mostly interested in reasonably priced wine and beer :) In that respect there are some Tescos in Phuket - clear advantage over Bali (better choice and pricing).

You may also consider Tioman and Langkawi. Or Krabi. Or if you don't mind a bit more complicated traveling - Phi Phi.
Thanks for the great advice. Phuket and Langkawi sounds very interesting. Will google and find out more about Langkawi, have heard a lot about their pristine beaches.
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