|This hotel is pretty popular among Malaysians|
Reached Hat Yai at about 10AM, and was pleasantly surprised that the hotel (Coordinates 7.005472, 100.471583) allowed us to check in early!
|Early check-in, cool!|
After a quick wash-up, we went downstairs to the local (and only?) McDonalds.
|Friendly service with the famous Siamese smile|
|Cat was excited to see what's on the menu|
|Brendan (who's not a morning person) was also suitably excited|
After breakfast we went back to our hotel room to rest and freshen up. I guess we overslept coz we only woke up at 1:00PM. After showering, we went down and headed to the KBES office (Coordinates: 7.006111, 100.471667) just across the street to buy our return bus tickets.
|The KBES office next to the hotel|
After buying our return tickets, the first tuk-tuk driver we saw recommended us to go see the Plaza Market.
|The Plaza Market|
|A good place to buy all things Thai|
We were too tired to shop and were also a bit hungry at the same time, so we hopped on another tuk-tuk with instructions to the driver to take us to a tom yam shop.
|Why don't they have tuk-tuks in Malaysia? Brendan asks..|
The tuk-tuk driver took us here (Coordinates: 7.000486, 100.475764).
|Had a hard time ordering coz we barely spoke Thai|
|Can you smell the aroma wafting?|
|Brendan preoccupied with the drinking water which he says tastes better|
|Wonderful authentic tom yam|
|Check out the squids|
|Brendan's eating rice! (pretty amazing, since he's usually aversed to rice)|
|All this cost about 500+Bt, a bit pricey|
|If anyone's interested, here's the address|
We went back to Lee Gardens Plaza and walked around when we stumbled on this tattoo shop.
|Artsmaker Tattoo Parlour|
I've always wanted a tattoo of my name in Mandarin (Rén[仁] Lù [祿]) and after some discussion I went ahead! A few hours later and this was this result.
|Check it out!|
|Dunno if I'm smiling or grimacing in pain?|
|Told him he can have a tattoo once he grows hair on his chest!|
There are a bevy of street vendors plying their trade along the street in front of our hotel. Lots of things to see (and eat) at night. Our dinner awaits..
|Ooo.. Cat found her fav glutinous rice with mango|
|This stall caught our eye|
|We couldn't resist, could you blame us?|
|Brendan had porridge|
|Cat had mee hoon soup|
|Check it out|
|And we had this for dessert|
All in all, each bowl cost us 50Bt. We later learned it was quite expensive, but since it was located right in front of the hotel I guess it was the price we had to pay for convenience.
We all hit the sack pretty early, but I had a fitful night with the tattoo still fresh and sore.
Can hardly wait for tomorrow and what it holds for us.