Think of an island that begins with a P and has six letters, where the mix is cosmopolitan and international, and where travellers enjoy a variety of cultures, good food and the beaches.
Phuket, you say? Well, yes. But Penang, too.
A few years on, and Phuket and Penang are becoming sister cities, under an MoU signed yesterday by Phuket City Mayor Somjai Suwansupana and Dato Patahiyah binti Ismail, president of the Municipal Council of Penang.
Once a year, the two island cities will meet to exchange ideas on city management, governance and trade, tourism and economic know-how.
Penang has been a popular destination for visa runs from Phuket and is likely to remain a favorite spot for flying visits whether or not the visa runs remain unfashionable.