Singapore Airlines operates 12 services a week between Adelaide and Singapore. Departing at 9.15am, the flight to Changi
Airport takes seven hours, 25 minutes, connecting with Silkair for the one hour, 45minute leg from Singapore to Phuket.
The Siam Safari Nature Tour’s half-day safari (5 hours, morning departure, hotel transfers) costs $92 for adults and $60 for children. The tour includes buffet lunch, a 30minute elephant trek, a ride in a water buffalodrawn cart, rubber tree tapping, coconut milk and oil making, rice farming, coffee sampling and Thai cooking demonstration.
A day lesson at the Phuket Thai Cookery School at Koh Sire costs $116 for adults. It includes a tour of Phuket Market and the preparation/tasting of five recipes, including
Thai Green, Yellow and Mussamun Curries, Papaya Salad, Spicy Minced Chicken Salad and Thai Hot and Sour Prawn Soup. www.phuketthaicookery.com