Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Greetings From KRABI, Thailand... Day 2.

From Koh Lanta, we shoot off to Krabi, a distance of about 70km only. We were a bit unlucky because we were hit by heavy rain.. We had to stop many times and it took us nearly 4 hours to reach Krabi.
Reaching Krabi in the rain at 4.00pm, we checked into the City Hotel.
The rooms are OK and it only cost 700 Baht (RM70), twin sharing. The big rooms, 4 to a room, only cost 1050 Baht (RM 105). I chose to stay alone so that I can update my Blog and Facebook without anybody interfering me...
Good Hotel in Krabi..
We had dinner at a nearby stall, just 50 meters from the hotel.
A night market was in front of the hotel and I get to shoot some nice photos...
roti canai in Krabi.
the Nam Dok Mai mangoes with glutinous rice
the Halal Chicken Rice on sale..
 all kinds of bananas
local delicacies..
 pink eggs...
eemm, yummy yummy..
I took my dinner, or rather my supper in my room while updating my Blog and Facebook..
Have a nice day...

A short stay in KOH LANTA, Thailand...

we stayed here..
It was nice. It was sweet. A sweet nice place to roam around the island.... There were many beautiful beaches.., clean, raw beautiful beaches..
The hotels and chalets were very cheap.. The chalet that I stayed in for the night only cost 700 Baht (RM70). There were 2 big beds, a family could stay in...
Food wasn't a problem at all. A lot of stalls and restaurants. A bit expensive compared to the mainland, of course...., but that's normal.., as long as it's good..
 white sandy beach..
6.45am: Walked around the beach in front of the chalet.. nice cool breeze with white sandy beach.
 local girl selling fried chicken with glutinous rice..
I had this for breakfast..
7.30am; Went out for breakfast and ride around the island.  
8.30am: Island tour on bikes...
Koh Lanta girl working at the resort..

Have a nice day...

From KANGAR to KOH LANTA.. Day 1

8.00am: Shot off from Kangar to Padang Besar, 15 bikes this time. Distance = 35 km
8.35am: Filled full tank at Caltex Kiosk. Malaysian rate is RM1.90 per litre. Thailand's rate is 38.50 Baht (RM3.85). Gas filled = RM5.00 (50 Baht).
8.55am: Breakfast at Padang Besar, Malaysian side. Roti canai and teh tarik.
9.30am: Declared vehicle at Immigration Check Point and Travel documents..
10.15am: Into Thailand's territory - to Hat Yai via Padang Besa-Hat Yai highway. By passed Hat Yai at junction to Phatthalung.
12.45am: Stopped for gas on the way to Phatthalung. Distance covered = 122 km. Gas filled = 70 Baht.
3.30pm: Arrived at Trang, Thailand. Distance covered = 95 km.  Had lunch at a restaurant in front of the Trang Railway Station. Paid 1000 Baht for 15 pax (self service).

4.10pm: Moved on to Koh Lanta. Filled gas = 100 Baht.
5.20pm: Stopped to have a rest. Distance covered = 55 km.
6.45pm: Reached jetty to Koh Lanta. The ferry is every 20 minute until 10.00pm. It cost RM2.80 one way for bikers. I don't know about cars.. Distance covered = 57 km.
7.30pm: On the ferry to Koh Lanta. You have to take two ferries to get to the island. It was beginning to get dark...night was falling as we set foot on Koh Lanta.
8.10pm: Took the second ferry.
8.30pm: On the island of Koh Lanta.
9.00pm: Took our dinner by the roadside. We had fried rice and it cost 80 Baht (RM8.00) per plate.
10.00pm: Found a resort nearby and we checked in. The chalet cost only 700 Baht (RM70) per chalet.
11.00pm Call it a night after a journey of 374km from Kangar.

To be continued in the next post...
Have a nice day...

Monday, May 30, 2011

Greetings From Ko Lanta, Thailand...

Hello... greetings from Ko Lanta, Krabi, Thailand.....
It took us 12 hours to reached our destination.... We stopped a lot and the two ferry rides alone was over an hour.. I'll give the details tomorrow..
We are staying at the Palm Beach Resort in Ko Lanta..

Have to go now, to have our dinner. Will update with photos tomorrow...
Have a nice day...

The Journey Starts...

Date: 30th May, 2011
Good morning.. It's a Monday morning.., and the Harumanis Bikers are off to Ko Lanta, Thailand...
16 bikers are supposed to make the trip.., in a hour's time. Hope everything will be fine..

I'll upload photos once I get the chance to do so..., probably tonight...
Have a nice day...