We are three friends in our 20's considering a vacation the last week in november in either thailand or malaysia. We want to do some sightseeing, shopping and maybe spent a few days at the beach. We were thinking 2days shopping in bangkok and then spending the rest of the time on one of the islands??? What is a must see in thailand??? Which island? Phuket?? Really don't know much about the country and i'm looking for a few tips before I start my research. And lastly is the political situation in the country stable and will it be safe???