Its Hari Raya holiday and the exodus of the KLites from the city has begun.We left our house at 4.30am and as expected, were caught in a jam towards Ipoh. However, it was a smooth journey after this juncture and we reached the Sadao Thai immigration check-point late evening, making this road journey longer than the
one that we traveled in Sri Lanka of 13hrs. Hooray, we have broken the record!
For Malaysian cars to enter Thailand, you need to buy a car insurance policy which cost us RM14. Just bring along a photostat copy of the car registration will do.
Seriously speaking, it was fun traveling with my family members in our superb first class highway.
The uniqueness of this restaurant is that the foods are delivered by a motorboat and is located beside a big lake with a serene view of lush greenery.The foods are yummy and price is above average, meaning not very expensive and not cheap either.
The ubiquitous Thai cuisine: Tom Yam Gung
The dishes here are delicious and are prepared in authentic Thai style. Do try their curry prawn which comes in big size and taste yummy.
Well, I guessed my wife prayed for the three most necessities in life: happiness, health and wealth.
We were here at this Samila beach 25 years ago.How time flies and today, we took the same picture with the same posture and with the same mermaid. After so long, the mermaid still looks beautiful, just like my wife.
This dragon park is located not far from Samila beach.It is interesting to note that the dragon is divided into three parts and one needs to locate them. The body part can be easily seen along the road and the head is located facing the sea. With water shooting out from the mouth like a fountain, it is a nice sight to behold. We did not locate the tail part as we were rushing back to the city. By the way, there is a Kuan Yin temple at the top of the hill as you approach Samila beach.
This Phra Maha Chedi Tripob Trimongkol temple is an architectural marvel as it is completely make of stainless steel. It was an adventure by itself for us to locate this hill top temple which is not far from the city. It is definitely
worth a visit.
The floating market in Hatyai is entirely different from the one in Bangkok. While the former one are just food sellers on a stationed sampan, the later one is bustling with marketing activities on rowing sampans.
Most, if not all of the food sellers are muslims and being Hari Raya day, not many are opened for business.
Conclusion: It was a fun and an enjoyable holiday. It would be much better if we plan for a three nights stay instead of two to make it possible for us to visit Crystal Island.
Hatyai is a safe and clean city and in these aspects,in my opinion,is better than KL. With GPS and a map, it is easy to navigate in the city.
Oh yes, please bring plenty of cash. Everything seems to be cheap, from food, pots and pans to .......clothing! At RM8 for a nice quality shirt,I bought 10 pieces!!!