Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
After immigration procedures being handled without hassle, we drove 60km towards Hat Yai for check in. The hotel staff were all being friendly, even one of them could speak Malay and that made our task a lot easier. Room rate was Thai Baht 500 bath per night. I could hardly remember which hotel was that as there are many accommodation in Hat Yai scattered around the town area.
First Day - Songkhla
We woke up early for some breakfast in a muslim restaurant. Had some roti canai and teh tarik. It was quite an expensive meal for a piece of roti cost about Thai Baht 8 and a glass of teh tarik was Thai Baht 20. After breakfast, we drove straight to Songkhla, approximately 30 km from Hat Yai for sight seeing...
The weather was hot and humid when we arrived Songkhla at about 10 a.m. After taking some pictures, it was decided to find a place for having some lunch. Being famished due to a lot of walking around made us to wander aimlessly for shop. Fortunately finding muslim food here is easy. Just look at any sign board of some restaurant with " Muslim Food" and you will be able to have anything on the menu. Luckily we managed to have a perfect view to admire the structure of this temple while having the lunch.What makes the lunch memorable was the owner of the shop couldn't speak Malay at all, so many hand sign being used for communication. The only thing I could understand was the word "Malei" being used by the local to describe people from Malaysia. Easy huh? Despite the language barrier, the food was fantastic and really delicious. The way of food being cooked here is similar to what I have in Kelantan. Very nice right? perhaps our taste buds have been well accustomed to Thai food for many years...
The local girl selling Glutinuos Rice With Manggo, one generous portion that cost about Thai Baht 40.
After the sight seeing in Songkhla, we returned back to hotel to refresh ourselves. Then we went back to the city for some shopping.
After some shopping, it was time to go back to hotel and get some rest.
For the second day, we went to some market finding more t-shirts for our friends in Malaysia.
Had some coffee and corn pie in McDonalds. The Corn Pie is the local selection for Thailand McDonalds. No where else to find it and it taste so yummy!
The Hat yai Railway Station...
After we have done with shopping, it was time to go back to Malaysia .Did the check out from the hotel and reached border again at 3 p.m...It seemed so many people in Malaysia flocked the town.
Overall, it was quite pleasant to be out of the country for a while.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
For Universal Studios, we bought the tickets via the website.
Finally we are here!
While waiting ......
Her favourite spot, Madagascar!
One of the street performances
Battlestar Gallactica Roller Coaster Ride, Awesome!
The Firework Finale.......
It is the Closing Time, huhu, i wanna go here again sooner!
For those who cant wait, please save more money for Express Lane Tickets since it is worth your precious time.Please buy water refill if you can...the hot weather can be nasty to you and your wallet too. I spend SGD50 for buying water, just water!
To make this trip memorable, we bought some t-shirts for ourselves (from SGD26.00 to SGD32.00, please do not convert the currency, some mugs, pens, note books for daughter) and it was nice having many souvenir shops around to cater for the crowd.... Overall it was a nice and pleasant outing. No complaint! The taxi ride from World Resort to Hotel was SGD14.00...??