Hatyai 2: In Search of Nom Nom..

Welcome back to Part 2 of Hatyai post.

I’m sorry for the difference font use in the photos as I prepared this post at two different time.

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Miao was shocked when he first arrived in Hatyai Airport.

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And you guys were right, there was a big crowd outside of our plane. There were people welcoming us, it seems like this inaugural flight to Hatyai some how is a big matter in Hatyai. There were even people from media taking photos of us as well as recording for the news. If you happened to see this guy in white with a mask on. Well that’s me. *waves~~* XD

Here’s some shots of the crowd and the airport.

Took some photos,  we went into the terminal…

for our first FML moment. :/

For a moment there, we thought it was Thai. It took us a while to catch up and realize it was English. The accent isn’t that bad actually, just need a few minutes to adjust to catch up. 🙂

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Anyway, the custom inspection went through smoothly..

No one suspect nor notice anything and we manage to get ourselves in Hatyai, Thailand!!

Or I would say Hotyai!!!

Seriously, the weather is freaky hot! I thought Malaysia is hotter when it is nearer to the equator but I was wrong, Thailand is surprisingly hotter @@. (Just realize being nearer to the equator is actually further than the Sun) I remember I used to laugh at people from HK or Taiwan complaining about how hot Thailand is. Well, I’m so sorry, I will not laugh no more. T3T Forgive me..

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Luckily, the hotel guy was already waiting for us at the entrance and we headed back to the Hotel straight. While the driver get us to the hotel, all of us tried to get to know each other even more and had a small chat about blogging and stuffs on the van.

After half an hour (more or less), we reached JB hotel which located to the North of Hatyai, some distance away from the city center. The cool thing was all of us were given a room of our own, a room of this size. 😀

But the uncool thing is I was relocated to another floor with the rest. :/ Everyone else were staying on the 2nd floor while I’m staying on the 1st floor.

We asked for a room exchange but was informed that the hotel was full which doesn’t seems to be possible but the rules of thumb is never ever insist on a room exchange when they told you the rooms are fully booked. Why?  because the rooms might be reserved for “others” …

Anyway, without wasting any much time, we put down our luggages and headed out in search for some food.

And we doing it on this..

TukTuk! Our main transport for the whole trip..

I just love the TukTuk ride, its like riding a bike, bumpy and windy.

After a few minutes, we arrived at the city’s center and the driver dropped us off by the street.

There’s one problem to that..

Seriously, no idea. None of us manage to do enough research on where to go. @@

Our fate lies on a city map that we got from the Hotel…

Bwahahahahahahaha…

(P/S: Bring us to Holland means bring us to no where..)

I just like to travel and explores places with a map. Its feel so adventurous and the feeling of satisfaction when you reached the destination is so goood. I did something like this before when I visited Penang and went to a lot of places with just a map and a car. Unfortunately, this time was bit different because the map wasn’t helpful at all because the indicators on the map has no names to it. You never know when you reached the restaurant/cafe. :/

So eventually, we just walked towards an area with the most food signs on the map.

Amazing power cables. Its like the whole city’s cables connect to a single point XD

Walk aimlessly. :/

Strangely, the street was very quiet that day. Not sure its normal or not but it’s way too quiet. No idea where’s the local crowd is.

There are hardly any shops open, local people walking around or even cars. Hmm..

With some help from a kind uncle and the very helpful cat.. Me!!! *koff koff*,  we managed to find a place to have our lunch.

Well, that’s all for today. 😛

Come and try and guess what’s our first meal in Thailand is.

And thanks again to AirAsia for the trip. And Air Asia flies to Hatyai now. 🙂

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36 Comments

  • September 18, 2010 - 11:17 pm | Permalink

    Nearer to the equator hotter lah, thats why we don’t have 4 seasons.

    Reply:
    But the earth is tilted, so the equator is not the nearest to the sun in certain time..

  • Adrian
    September 18, 2010 - 11:30 pm | Permalink

    I talk a lot meh? Hehehehe. Nice post!

    Reply:
    No ar.. just we two talk too little 😛

  • September 19, 2010 - 12:07 am | Permalink

    wah. i think this is the longest post ever hor?

    Reply:
    Yes T3T

  • lim
    September 19, 2010 - 12:57 am | Permalink

    lol. wafu and pafu disguise as toys ^^

    Reply:
    Hhahaa yeah

  • September 19, 2010 - 1:10 am | Permalink

    I went HatYai once.
    Too bad I can only stayed there 3 days 2 nights.
    Have you tried the McD Pork Burger?
    Did you visit the floating market too?
    Gonna revisit HatYai, again, for sure 😀

    Reply:
    No wor.. didn’t manage to try it..
    Yep, visited the floating market ^^..
    Hopefully can visit BKT

  • September 19, 2010 - 1:51 am | Permalink

    Must be something hot and spicy! 😀 Asam Thai Laksa? 😀

    Reply:
    Deng!
    The answer very unexpected 1

  • ave
    September 19, 2010 - 2:34 am | Permalink

    tom yam soup!

    Reply:
    Deng!! wrong XD

  • September 19, 2010 - 2:48 am | Permalink

    I always thought \Bring us to Holland\ means … bring us 74.

    Reply:
    Yakah? I thought its no man’s land XD

  • September 19, 2010 - 2:57 am | Permalink

    hatyai is super fun!!!
    did u visit the square market which held every saturday and sunday at the 1st floor of lee garden shopping mall?it is very nice!!u can find dif types of handcraft thingy ter..
    and the Mc D pork burger~~~
    very cheap Swensen icecream~~~
    tasty steak house name sizzler~~~
    清姐猪肚汤~~~ (thai special style..msia style is with black n white pepper)
    and a secretly hidden restaurant located at the 半山of the big big guan yin temple (all dishes r nice there especially the 猪脚(totally dif with msia wan cz it is not fat at all)
    ps:i just came back from there last 2 weeks…my family always go hatyai for eat eat trip~~

    Reply:
    Should have ask you before we go..
    we really don’t know where to go

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  • September 19, 2010 - 7:28 am | Permalink

    This is a good article. Illustrations + Actual Pictures = EPIC.

    Reply:
    Thanks Jay ^^

  • September 19, 2010 - 8:17 am | Permalink

    Hatyai got a lot of places to shop and explore. If want to shop, go around the town markets, their famous ‘Central’ shopping centre, and the one under Lee Garden Hotel.

    For exploration like photo taking, I suggest you go outside from the town. The one I usually go is nearby hillside called Hat Yai Municipal Park (near Tesco Lotus Hatyai & Prince of Songkla University) for temples and breathtaking view of Hai Yai city.

    More info, view my past blog post:-

    http://howsmydayinutarkampar.blogspot.com/2009/12/haadyai-day-1.html
    http://howsmydayinutarkampar.blogspot.com/2009/12/haadyai-night-1.html
    http://howsmydayinutarkampar.blogspot.com/2009/12/haadyai-day-2.html

    Having a map is essential. GPS is much better. 🙂

    Reply:
    WAhhh should have read your posts T3T
    We really clueless where to go

  • miku
    September 19, 2010 - 11:06 am | Permalink

    the superman is naked with DSLR…lol

    Reply:
    Hahahaha 😛

  • kris
    September 19, 2010 - 12:11 pm | Permalink

    love your text bubbles in the picture, it’s more fun to read this way than just looking at plain photos =D

    REply:
    Well thank you ^^

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  • September 19, 2010 - 2:12 pm | Permalink

    i wish to go hatyai too =[

    Reply:
    Don’t wish.. go go

  • Siham
    September 19, 2010 - 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Hehe. This post was super cute! I loved the part about the map given to you 🙂
    I want to visit Thailand one day too, and Malaysia 😉

    Reply:
    hahahaha XD the holland part?
    Oh wait , where are you from?

  • michael
    September 19, 2010 - 4:18 pm | Permalink

    thai char kuey teow….

    Reply:
    Not fun T3T
    You read from smashpop site?

  • September 19, 2010 - 5:06 pm | Permalink

    go try the tut tut in bangkok… its smaller with motorcycle.
    super fun and when there’s like a jam, they’ll be cutting lanes like crazy xD

    Reply:
    Fuwahhh sounds exciting!!

  • Sam
    September 19, 2010 - 5:56 pm | Permalink

    some food that made u guys like “what the meow?” XD

    Reply:
    HAhaha no what the meow moment XD

  • September 19, 2010 - 11:36 pm | Permalink

    wei..i found ur pic from another blog..u not look like 25 only eh..

    Reply:
    It’s not me.. it looks like me, sounds like me but it’s not me 😛

  • Siham
    September 20, 2010 - 1:24 am | Permalink

    I’m from America, and the tickets are way too pricey 🙁

    Reply:
    Woahh that’s far~~~
    Yeah, it gonna costs a bomb @@

  • Siham
    September 20, 2010 - 9:03 am | Permalink

    hella yeah… 🙁

    Reply:
    Aww.. 🙁
    on the side note, omg i have reader from the State~~ *jumps in joy*

  • dc
    September 20, 2010 - 9:52 am | Permalink

    more like it’s summer in the northern hemisphere now, so the norther u go the hotter it becomes

    Reply:
    No wonder so hot in Thailand @@

  • September 20, 2010 - 9:58 am | Permalink

    really adventurous eh!

    Reply:
    I like adventures~~ 😀

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  • September 20, 2010 - 1:53 pm | Permalink

    i might get nosebleed from the naked superman. hahahah cute~

    Reply:
    hahahaha 18sx XD

  • Siham
    September 20, 2010 - 2:37 pm | Permalink

    lol! 😀
    yeah you’re comics are so cute!!

    Reply:
    Thanks!! 😀

  • michael
    September 21, 2010 - 8:04 pm | Permalink

    Meow: not from smashpop site…. i’ve been there several times…. haha
    roughly can guess… XD

    Reply:
    Hahaha
    no wonder XD

  • maomao
    September 21, 2010 - 9:45 pm | Permalink

    faster post ur latest blog..very boring eh..by the way..u look nice !! it’s a handsome miao miao

    Reply:
    Hmm.. where did you found my picture?

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  • remsal
    October 14, 2010 - 2:08 am | Permalink

    Haha… I was thinking who was that spiky-haired blogger, could it possibly be smashpop? Then when i see the photo of hotel room, then confirmed.. LOL

    Reply:
    Oh nono, smashpop is the froggy 😀

  • Sharon Lee
    October 22, 2010 - 3:56 am | Permalink

    Can anyone share with me how to go this restaurant?

    清姐猪肚汤~~~ (thai special style..msia style is with black n white pepper)

    Reply:
    Wahh I also have no idea where

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