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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Hatyai trip 11/1~14/1/2008 *updated*

Day 1:
Arrggg… flight landing delay… we suppose to reach alor star at 8something… but due to the weather condition, the captain actually suggest to fly all the way back to KL, imagine 1and half hour in the flight and add another 3 hours for return back again.. waste all our time…. Crappppp….. luckily.. end up we land at penang and stop for 1hour to make sure the weather is clear… so another 1 hour trip to penang airport… so so hungry…


Time to back on board….
After a 30mins flight.. here we are… ALOR STAR a less polluted town in Malaysia..
But it’s still not the final destination yet.. we have wasted 3hours and now, we miss our van shuttle provided by airasia….RM25 per pax .. all the way to thailand…. Coz of the flight delay… the van left as well.. so we have to come out with RM90 for 2 taxi Thailand boarder and take another Van which cost us RM80 to hatyai city.. so total transportation is RM170 which is almost the same price or even cheaper…



AT LAST…

We reach hatyai around 1, 2hours late compare to our planning… we ate our lunch at MC DONALD… pork burger is a must eat thing in Thailand.
After lunch, we went to tourist agent…
TIPS 1: in hatyai, it’s better to book thru travel agent as they are much cheaper…

We took diamond plaza, use to stay there last 2 yrs when I visit the place with my sisters and fren and it’s my fren who introduce me this agent to me.. she can speak Chinese so it’s better for Malaysian Chinese to look for her…
With 2 single bed, the room per night is just RM65… worth it.. clean and strategic location…. We took 2 rooms and fit 7 of us… just nice…

Get change and bath

Our first destination is central shopping complex… it’s not a grand shopping area compare to Bangkok but it’s still good for Malaysian to chill here coz the things is cheaper… example like WACOAL bra.. imagine my fren spent almost RM600 at this lingerie department… hahahaha~
We spent almost 2hours here just to shop for lingeries.. after that, we to the basement floor, which is their TOP hypermarket.. we bought 1 carton of mineral water. Than back to hotel to store our drinks and snacks…. Something really weird is that, we only can buy their liquors after 5 in the hypermarket… wonder izzit them trying to bully us foreigners or it’s really their rules.. their beers and liquors are so much cheaper.. wuahahha….

TIPS 2: buy ur stuff here exmple like water and shampoo, it will be much cheaper compare to u buying on the street or 24hour shop.




So it’s dinner time and of coz the dinner would be tom yam….
Picture……..

TOM YAM… is a spicy and sour soup created by THAI.. I guess it’s bit different that normally here the soup is very red and oily,, coz we cook using the paste… but here in thai.. the soup is very clear but you will see a lot of chili padi.. after the fulling dinner, we went for dessert… birdnest and sharkfin soup… it cost us RM100.. the soup is RM80… not baht but is really big, for 7 of us ….. slurpp

After that we went for foot massage.. they say is not healthy to do massage after eating…. So, don try this urself..hahahha…xD

The foot massage is even more expensive compare to fully body massage… RM24 for 1 hour footmassage and RM20 for 2 hour full body massage. But today, we just took the foot massage coz, we’re still full..

TIPS 3: you can buy ur body massage voucher from the agent as well which will be slightly more cheaper…
Was chatting with the locals and ask them where to eat and shop… there’s a local market, kinda far from the place we stay… but we still can take tuk tuk to the place… kinda convenience also, it’s call *PER DAI* if not mistake..



TIPS 4: try to talk to the one who massage u, u might get more shopping information from them… because locals only know where to buy cheaper stuff…

Day2:
Wake up early in the morning and went to pasar near our hotel to look for more food… hahaha… my fren ask me to try their chicken rice and it’s really nice as I can expected.. and I love their pork rice.. hahaha~ next, we are taking tuk tuk to the big market.. that sell alot of dried food, clothes and wet market....




pic taken infront of the BIG market















we reach our hotel around 2something, so we decided to go for full bpdy message.. and it's just RM22 for 2 whole hours... with a cup of tea.. hehehe










we took a rest and around 6 after everyone finish changing, we going to PER DAI*. a place that introduce by the locals.. before that, we went for dinner near the place we going... (cant remember what's the restaurant called)

tom yam, mango salad





here we are.. at PER DAi* a market that visit by the local ppl.... it’s like 4times bigger than our KL pasar seni…. The clothes is much more cheaper than the market near our hotel and even more varienty… it’s close at 11pm.. so make sure go earlier to shop there….
Compare to bangkok shopping area, the clothes here are not as updated, so never expect too much... they also selling local street snacks.. got fried bug.. grasshopper, and buGS..... i cant even name it.. haha... so, after shopping... go back to hotel around 11something....






NEXT... of coz makan again la.. CRISPY PIGLET for RM100.. NICE!!!




sorry about the missing 4pc.. cant wait to eat it before we took this pic.. haha










Day3


today we have to wake up earlier, because we have a trip to the local temple... the trip should be started at 8 but we were late.. all of us wake up at 7and went for breakfast at the same place we went yesterday.. and have to buy fruits and fireworks for praying....just left alfred and lisa in the room, coz they don wan to wake up yet...



sleeping buddha....







at the 4face buddha....
















at the Guan yin Temple....















samila beach...



lunch at kyo island

travel agency's information:
South travel hatyai co. ltd
ms mui
hp: 0818962241
tel: 074350298
13. prachathiphat road. hatyai
it's just opposite road of lee garden.


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2 dreams:

Adnilong said...

hi, may i know how much for your ground tour to TEMPLE?
Thanks.

yann said...

sorry for the late reply and wasnt aware... the ground arrangement to the temple is RM30...