Kedah Day 04

dog-gate

In Malaysia, you need to keep your gates closed and locked at all times. Never let off your guard.

Those wild dogs can easily slip in without any notice and thefts are nothing uncommon here. Same goes with your personal belongings.

bfast-tv

Another awesome morning, enjoying my breakfast without disturbance.

singing-bird

Keeping "singing" birds is also another pastime of the people here.

kway-teow-soup

I accompanied YZG to buy kway teow soup breakfast. This is his usual morning hangout where friends gather to chit chat. That sounds like a perfect retirement way of life. For RM3.00, you get a decent amount of good!

pasar-bagi-stall

The next stop was to Pasar Bagi where my uncle sells fruits and ice-cream. I got a chance to experience the life of a hawker for few hours! Super fun and exciting for a holiday trip.

pb-seafood

pb-view

pb-barang

pb-hp

pb-biscuit

There are lots of stuff sold at the Pasar bagi so there's no reason not to be there every week.

makeshift-seat

This is a makeshift seat that we use at the stall. How creative!

ice-cream

My uncle sells awesome ice-cream.

We wrapped up at the Pasar bagi for the afternoon trip to Hat Yai, Thailand, further up South.

road-train

There's this railway leading from Malaysia highway towards Thailand. I saw a container carrying train past by that day. Gotta check out what's this railway line and maybe attempt a train-on-rail trip sometime soon.

road-view

The weather is great and view is mesmerizing. Road trips are fun!

thai-sign

Pretty soon, we arrived in Thailand.

street-stalls

You can see this all over Hat Yai. This is an indication of:

  • the place is a tourist attraction
  • things are all overpriced
  • everything is designed for tourism purposes
  • nothing much is authentic
  • Macdonalds and Starbucks are available

pharm-1

pharm-2

Another reason way people travel to Thailand is for the relatively cheaper medicine. You can most of the commonly used medicine off the shelf!

mac-sawadee

Even Ronald Macdonalds had to be tourist-rized.

mac-sauce

Check out this Angry bird sauce series!

mac-drinks

This is really innovative. Placing the drinks and chilling it at the counter for your convenience. (less friction to have you buy one)

mac-ice-cream

Didn't try but hey, Strawberry and Chocolate ice-cream!

mac-corn-pie

This was, so-so. Nothing fantastic but something different.

dinner-sign

dinner

Dinner was at the roadside stall where we has some Pat Thai.

traditional-ice-cream

This is traditional ice-cream served using coconut shell. That is average as well.

cd-rom

You can still see people selling pirated software along the streets. Something that became irrelevant in Singapore since 2006.



OH YES KUEH. My favourite....

I was told that elephants start appearing on the streets at 11pm onwards but i did not check it one. Once again, another tourism gimmick.