Every Kind of ShopPosted: May 5, 2011
The Walking Street has: Tourist shops, restaurants, small markets, massage parlors, bars, a bakery, ice cream, gelato, money exchanges, fruit stands, a small pharmacy, tattoo parlors, places to stay, coffee shops, jewelry stores, dive shops, internet shops etc. It’s a lively place at night with a lot of food and shopping available.
At the small markets along it, you can buy Sim Cards for your phone (voice only, not data/internet) and phone top up cards, but not phones.
If you’re on the Thai mainland before you go to Koh Lipe and want phone/ internet access, get it set up there and tried on your phone before you go to Koh Lipe. You can then buy “Top Up” cards in Koh Lipe . (For the card value plus 10%.) It’s more convenient and less expensive than using the internet cafes on the island. My DTAC/Happy voice/data Sim card purchased on the Thai mainland worked OK in Koh Lipe, not super fast but reliable and 1 baht/min. Another Sim Card that worked here is AIS /12Call .