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Drive To Phuket – Day 5

Date : 9th September 2010
Time : 8.30am – 5.00pm
Destination : Phuket – Krabi – Trang – Hatyai
Distance : About 450KM

Check out at 8.30am and start our journey driving to Hatyai.  Along the Patong beach – Phuket town bypass, there is a huge premium branded outlet where we thought dropping by but unfortunately it was not open for business yet.

Refuel to full tank in Phuket and that should bring you all the way back to Malaysia without refueling again.  From Phuket to Malaysia is about 500KM.

Passing the Sarasin bridge, we are back to Thailand mainland.

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The bridge is undergo expansion where additional dual carriage lane added.SarasinBridge (3)

Right after the bridge at the mainland, there are one roll of stall selling all kinds of sea food products.SarasinBridge (2)

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According to grandma, the quality is good and cheap, of course another few kgs of goods added. SarasinBridge (5)

This is steam crab available from a few stalls.  The small size cost about 10Baht each. SarasinBridge (20) SarasinBridge (19) SarasinBridge (18) SarasinBridge (17)

Finger licking good.  Zheng Hao like it….SarasinBridge (16)

Grandma also like it….. SarasinBridge (15) SarasinBridge (14) SarasinBridge (7)We continue after enjoying the steam crab. Along the way near Phang Nga bay, there are a number of stalls by the road side selling handicraft. Again more shopping…..

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Proceed to Trang via Highway 4 and we take Trang bypass highway to avoid traffic and Trang town.  Lunch at Khao Pubpa at about 2pm.KhaoPubpa5 KhaoPubpa (4)

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Check-in  hotel at Asian Hotel Hatyai about 5pm, the hotel cost less then RM100 and the location is great. You may book the hotel HERE. Walk to the nearby market.  As usual… Ubi Kayu with santan is my favorite. Hatyai (3)

Grandma like the small little pineapple from Chiangmai. Hatyai (2)

Dinner at the popular Duck noddle near regency hotel.

The stall operates from 5.00pm to 4.00am morning.

The location of the stall is a bit off the main street, it is located at a dead end alley.  The land mark is look for Regency hotel, from the hotel entrance looking towards Lee Garden Plaza, there is a small lane on your left hand side ( next to Regency open car park ), the stall is located at the end of the walk way.

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Drive To Phuket – Day 1

1 Phuket RoadDate : 5th September 2010
Time : 7.00am ( Malaysia Time ) – 5pm ( Thailand Time)
Destination : Kuala Lumpur – Trang
Distance : About 650KM

Leaving our comfy home at 6.30am, driving at boring North South Highway, breakfast at Tapah rest area and finally real border at 1pm Malaysia time.

Since it is Sunday noon and I do not foresee heavy traffic at both Malaysia and Thai custom, after getting my custom document and car entry permit done at “Mini Cafe” as usual, I proceed to border and in less then an hour, I am having lunch at this popular Thailand Chicken Rice.

10092010108As usual, chicken rice + roasted pork + meat ball.

After lunch, continue our journey to Trang, our first night stop at Thailand to Phuket.  The reason why I did not stop at Hatyai this time is because distance to Trang is only another 200KM where I can cover in less then 3 hours, beside there are nothing much to see in Hatyai beside shopping.  I always plan shopping at Hatyai on the last day so that I do not need to carry so many things around.

On top of that, I will have more time to spend along the journey from Trang to Phuket ( like drop by Krabi ), about 300KM. Else, I have to cover 500KM from Hatyai to Phuket tomorrow.

Reach the hill top restaurant Khao Pubpa at 4pm and decided to have a shot break there, the distance from here to Trang town is about 30KM.

Zheng Ni, Zheng Yuan and Zheng Er.

KhaoPubpa5Very refreshing environment.

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KhaoPubpa7Children having a good time with grandpa and grandma.

KhaoPubpaZheng Hao and grandpa.

KhaoPubpa2Grandma waiting for food.

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KhaoPubpa3Look at this, fried banana in round shape different from what we seen in Malaysia.

KhaoPubpa4Finally reach Thumrin Thana hotel at about 5pm. The price is about RM150. You may book the hotel HERE. Check in and relax while waiting for dinner time.

ThumrinThana1The room is cosy and spacious.  The hotel is the best in Trang where it is popular among Thai business traveller. It cost about RM150.00 per night. I did not see other foreigner beside us.

ThumrinThana2Nice view from the hotel room.

ThumrinThana3Dinner time.  Decided not to drive after a long day. The hotel receptionist recommended a small restaurant about 1 minute walks away.

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Trang1Food is good especially the fried rice with crab meat ( Khao Pat Poh in Thai ).

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Wai Yee approved the food quality and we can return whenever we are in Trang.

Trang7After dinner, since the night is still young, we decided to visit the Trang night market held every week from Friday to Sunday.  The location is just beside the Trang city hall. A 5 minutes drive from the hotel.

Trang8Very popular stall selling chicken, in less then 30 minutes when we return from the other end, all the chicks are gone.

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Trang12Grasshopper !!!!

Trang10Worms !!!!!

Trang11Grasshopper !!!

Trang13Worms !!!!!

Trang14Overall, it just another night market selling all sort of things from food, clothing, fashion accessories, shoe etc etc.

But the price is reasonable cheap as most of the customer is local.

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Drive To Krabi – Day 5

Date : 24th September 2009
Time : 10.00am – 4.30pm
Destination : Krabi – Trang – Hatyai
Distance : About 300KM

After breakfast, I had some time to walk around the area nearby Aonang Villa.  Surprisingly I discover a board showing 50% discount for massage from 10am to 2pm.  I guess business must be very slow in this low season period. In fact I had been offered 20% discount on massage previous day at Aonang beach front area.

sKrabi1Zheng Er enjoying breakfast before we head back to Hatyai at 10.00am

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skrabi4Group photo session.

skrabi5We took the same way where we came from few days ago, highway 4.  But this time, we by passed Trang town and head over to Khao Pubpa for lunch.

skrabi6Some poster at the restaurant telling the story about the development around the area long long time ago.

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skrabi8After lunch, continue our journey back to Hatyai via Phattalung.

Along the way, we stopped by some local stall along the highway selling these delicious pineapple, some call it crystal honey pineapple.

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Car 3 finally decided to buy the antique coffee table, luckily it fit nicely to my truck.

We reached Hatyai about 4.30pm, check in to Asian hotel, the cost is below RM100. The location is located in the middle of the city where walking distance to all the hot spot. You may book the hotel HERE.

At night, we had our dinner at this popular duck noodle.  As usual the portion is rather small and you need at least 2 bowls to fill up your stomach.

The stall operates from 5.00pm to 4.00am morning.

The location of the stall is a bit off the main street, it is located at a dead end alley.  The land mark is look for Regency hotel, from the hotel entrance looking towards Lee Garden Plaza, there is a small lane on your left hand side ( next to Regency open car park ), the stall is located at the end of the walk way.

There are 2 stalls selling the same duck noodle, I cannot tell which one is better and original.  Maybe you can try both.

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sLastHatyai2Besides duck noodle, there are a numbers of other choice as well.

sLastHatyai3After dinner, we moved on to the famous street in from of Lee Garden Plaza for some dessert.  To be honest, the price is rather expensive for road side dessert, 50Baht ( about RM5)  for Lin Chee Kang where you can get it at less then RM2 in Malaysia.

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