But although Patong has been fun, I do not think I would willingly live here for long. The very fact that the city caters to tourists in every way makes me uncomfortable. There is no way to truly experience the culture of Malaysia when in an environment set up primarily for other cultures to enjoy. Although we’ve been in Malaysia for a few days now, it still feels as if we haven’t entered the country at all!
Lights flash. Loud American music blares from every direction. Crowds of laughing tourists throng through the streets. The entire town parties loudly until around twelve at night here. I’m in the largest tourist trap on Phuket. Downtown Patong was made for the tourists. We were here to celebrate Elisha’s birthday. My brothers and I stared […]