February 24, 2024

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The Visit to Phi Phi Island 3 Months After 2004 Tsunami

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The Visit to Phi Phi Island 3 Months After 2004 Tsunami

The 2004 tsunami killed thousands across Asia and Africa. The destruction caused by the tsunami impacted millions of people up to today. Sadly, Phi Phi Island off Phuket and Krabi was one of the infected areas.

My first time visiting Phuket and Phi Phi Island was 1992 and then I was invited by Tourism Authority of Thailand for a revisit one month after 2004 Tsunami. Then. I went to Phi Phi Island 3 months after the 2004 tsunami with a few friends. While many strikes fear of going there, we enjoyed the Phuket Island trip.


Beautiful Phi Phi Island

The main reason we went to this trip as AirAsia was having a promotion to Phuket. The 3 days 2 nights stay including flight was RM 99 including half day tour plus airport transfer. This was the partnership between AirAsia and Tourism Authority of Thailand back then.

This was me back then and fellow friend Jerry

Rachel giving a peace sign as we reaching Phi Phi Island


We hopped on the small boat and sailed to Phi Phi Island. We had lunch there with the beautiful sandy beach of Phi Phi Island. Most of the resorts were still rebuilding and the beach was clean and beautiful. The white sands were smooth and we couldn’t stop ourselves for dipping into the crystal clear water.

The white sandy beach of Phi Phi Island: 3 months after 2004 tsunami

It was amazing how they manage to rebuild everything so fast in Phi Phi Island and Phuket Island. The Thais really worked together to bring back the tourism to the islands.

I didn’t take many photos as I wasn’t the photographer or blogger back then. This was just a quick getaway to Phuket with friends due to the promo package by AirAsia. Even though this was 3 months after the tragedy, the locals are back on their feet rebuilding the roads, beaches, resorts, restaurants and tourism as fast as they can.

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