This is a short 2D1N trip organized by me (of course!) during my visit to Penang year end 2009. It is also a birthday trip for DD cos we celebrated his bday there. The trip was awesome given that food are cheap and shopping is crazy!!
The journey from Penang to Bukit Kayu Hitam, the border between Malaysia and Thai, took about 1 and 1/2hour. We parked our car in the Duty Free Zone Shopping Complex and took a cab into Hatyai, which took another 1 hour. KL was pretty excited at first cos the cab's a Mitsubishi Lancer, but it was a rather old car.
this car had super loud engine sound and driving at only 70kph sounded like 120kph
fake accident display by roadside to alert motorists
The driver only charge us 400baht (RM40) for a 60km journey. Thai time is one hour later than Malaysia time, so it was only 10am when we reached our hotel. Lee Garden Plaza hotel (Rm110 /nite for a superior room) is situated right at the central of Hatyai and you can easily find lotsa tut-tut outside.
Dearie got excited seeing the hot chick in the tiger show ticket, not knowing that the picture is merely for illustration purposes
Tut-tut cars everywhere, honking at tourists (and we thought we heard them saying maicib*i, haha, sometimes Thai language can be confusing, greeting sounds like cursing...)