Does This Billboard At Least “Thai” For Most Hilarious or Brilliant?

I have to admit that when I first saw the name Phuket, I initially questioned its pronunciation, wondering if it actually rhymed with a form of profanity one uses when either taking a chance and going for broke — or deciding that something was not worth the trouble altogether.
Apparently I was not the only one, as illustrated by this billboard:

Photograph by FlyerTalk member pjoalfa.

The way I have heard people pronounce Phuket is basically “poo-KET” — but why let that stand in the way of what could be a good joke as part of an advertising campaign?
That is the main reason why I personally would not call this billboard genius, brilliant or hilarious. I suppose it is funnier if you are still unsure of how exactly to pronounce Phuket.

I made a new friend while driving on a mountain in Phuket. No, this guy was not caged, as he roamed freely in the wild. Photograph ©2009 by Brian Cohen.

Incidentally, I have traveled from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket as a passenger on Air Asia a few years ago — and I must say that the flight departed and arrived on time; the personnel were pleasant and friendly; the aircraft was clean and not crowded; and I had no problems with baggage even though I technically probably should have been charged a fee for the bag I was carrying.
Food was available for purchase on this flight. I did not eat. While the prices were higher than what I would typically pay, they were not in the realm of unreasonable.

Construction of the Big Buddha of Phuket was completed only in recent years. It sits on the top of a mountain and arguably offers the best views of Phuket. Photograph ©2009 by Brian Cohen.

All in all, traveling as a passenger on Air Asia was a pleasant yet uneventful experience which I would recommend — in this case, boring was just fine with me.
I would also recommend going to Phuket as well. I typically do not write trip reports, but please let me know if you would like for me to write one about Phuket. I will also attempt to answer any questions you might have about Phuket.

4 thoughts on “Does This Billboard At Least “Thai” For Most Hilarious or Brilliant?”

  1. Nekamah7 says:

    I’d love a TR of your trip.

  2. GRALISTAIR says:

    If only the trip could be routed via FUK but that would be extremely unlikely though not impossible.

  3. duniawala says:

    Yes, Air Asia is a great airline. Much better than the LCCs in the West. As for Phuket it used to be agreat destination 15 -20 years ago. Can’t say the same for today.

  4. ExGateAgt says:

    This billboard has been around for quite awhile. And yes, Phuket is kinda like Daytona Beach here in the USA, except with hookers and tons of Australians.

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