Sunday, January 23, 2011

D2 & D10 Hat Yai, Southern Thailand 2011

Sleeper train - Hat Yai>Bangkok = B855 (departed 18.45 arrived 09.55)
Bus - Hat Yai>Kuala Lumpur = B450
(departed 10.00 arrived 21.00)
Food = B80 + Rm4

Sundries = B410
Total expenses incurred: Rm193

I had so far visited Hatyai three times, mainly on transit by trains to Bangkok.

For this trip, this was my first experience taking a bus from Butterworth to Hatyai and Hatyai to Kuala Lumpur. Also an interesting experience passing through the Sadao Immigration checkpoint. As for my future trips to Phuket & Chiang Mai, taking a VIP bus or train from KL to Hat Yai is a viable option instead of taking an Air Asia flight !

The hawker food prices in Hatyai were slightly lower in comparing with Kuala Lumpur. Dried fish maw & cashew nuts were a real bargain in Hatyai.

1) Hat Yai town centre - A shopping paradise for Malaysians; our Malaysian Bond girl's family runs a travel bus company in Hat Yai under Davis Tour - A VIP Sri Maju bus awaits you if you opt for bus travel from Hat Yai to Kuala Lumpur, an 11 hour ride for only B450 !

2) Border crossing at Immigration checkpoint in Sadao, Southern Thailand - all of us behaved like a first class citizen while queuing up for our passports to be processed !

3) Making friends in the trains; a friend in need is a friend indeed - we all had a jolly good time chatting with each other. Thank you Sam for giving me a lift from the train station to Davis Tour bus company in Hat Yai. I wish you and your wife a pleasant trip to Spain & Portugal. Daniel, thanks for your tips on hotel accommodations in Bangkok & Davis Tours. As for Vincent, your valuable advice and travel experience in USA & Canada. Dicky & Mas Hashim, thank you for your company from Butterworth right up to Bangkok. Enjoy your shopping ! To Shai Yona of Israel, I hope you had a wonderful time in Phuket !

My first VIP bus ride (B450) from Hat Yai to Kuala Lumpur -the Malaysian owned blue Sri Maju long distance bus services were popular among Thais & Malaysians "

" Making a living is not the same thing as making a life. Life sometimes gives you a second chance "

1 comment:

  1. hi there,may i know when you took bus from b'worth to Hat Yai,where they stop in Hat yai,as i will take flight from hatyai to bkk (Ady booked) so i was thinking shoud i stop in check point and take taxi to airport or stop in bus station,the bus station is it municipal songkhla bus station?