Hat Yai

I’ve spent the past week doing up the video and sorting out photographs from when I went to Hat Yai.
But of course I took 3 or 4 days doing Chinese New Year stuff and other stuff…
So I’ll just start with a snippet and end with the full video (I couldn’t add some footage in because my computer is all out of space, but it will do…)!

#casiainhatyai


Flew on Tigerair to HDY and while it had ordinary coach legroom, the aircraft was impossibly unkempt (maybe because I haven’t flew on low cost carriers in a decade it came as a shock) and I thought the seats were really hard T_T
Thank god the flight was merely within 2 hours.

Stayed at Hi-Season Hotel, which is out of the city because it was a rather last-minute trip and most hotels had no vacancy during this festive week.
It was a short ride to the city via tuktuk but at least the place wasn’t very packed or noisy.
BUT, the bed was practically a stone plateau with a mattress protector on it, or at least it felt like it… To think I thought the plane seats were hard!!
Anyway, I woke up with a terrible backache every morning and even now, back in Singapore, with my comfy bed, I still wake up the same way. I think my spine is in trauma lol.

Day 1
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It was around late afternoon when we arrived, so we headed to the city (all we did is tell the driver “Lee Gardens Plaza” and we’d get there).
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At a glance I knew I liked Hat Yai much more than I did Bangkok.
I wasn’t any good at shopping in Thailand anyway, so I was pleased that there’s a larger variety of street food around here.

Their stalls are on little pushcarts or trishaws or something like that.
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Cuttlefish? getting crimped? (Idk man, people learn stuff when they travel and I’m here guessing stuff after I’ve taken photographs hahahaha)
There came another cuttlefish stall (on wheels) while I was attempting to shoot better pictures of the above, and the lady was like shouting something to get people to make way. I did, too. But guess what? She went on and RAMMED me with the pushcart OMG LOLLLLLL. Didn’t hurt much but just omg… I mean, there was plenty of space behind me?????
Isn’t my life exciting?
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Ok, I didn’t eat them because I didn’t felt like it.
It has nothing to do with grudges, if you’re wondering.

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Mango sticky rice!!!
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These mangoes were really sweet, too!! ^_^
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This was my first food in Hat Yai and I loved it ^____^
While eating it, I already felt my throat give way because it was so heaty hahahaha!
This was the only mango sticky rice I got during the trip V___V pity…
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Another stall. They had many duplicates here and there, by the way. But definitely a larger array than you can find in Bangkok (unless I went to all the wrong places).
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Hat Yai is in southern Thailand, very close to the borders of Malaysia, that’s why you see a lot of Muslims around.
The somewhat strange thing is that you can hear people speaking in Thai, Malay, Mandarin, Hokkien, English, etc. and I guess in that aspect it’s kinda similar to Singapore… Everyone sorta understood everyone regardless of the language they spoke in.

I didn’t eat many things I took photos of, mainly because of the massive amount of flies around them.
I do grasp the opportunity to try delicious-looking stuff when the flies seem sparse or when my mum orders them (so I have no idea)(ignorance is bliss, isn’t it?)
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Skewers and even though they’re in a cabinet, there are flies. T_T
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The tuktuks here are cool. They have the mini lorry front, unlike the motorcycle kinds in Bangkok!
They can fit about 8 people in the back and I saw one carrying 12, with 2 of them standing while grabbing onto the poles LOL!
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There’s this mountain of deep fried foods along the street…
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Whole quails…
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I thought it was horrendous.
It looks amazing, but there were so many flies (for some reasons they never ever appear in photographs lol) and there’s no knowing how long the stuff’s been stacked there for!
But they do quickly deep fry them upon ordering so… you know, germs are killed…
But then think about the oil!!! X___X
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And at the end of the stacks of meat and seafood, there were mangoes and other fruits.
The cross-contamination here is pushing the limits LOLLLLLL!!!
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There’s a coconut stall right behind it and the area had this… stench.
I didn’t get any coconuts during this trip because I had a hunch I won’t like any.
I tried a sip from my mum’s every time she bought one and… I think I could’ve been a prophet.
I’m sorry to dash all your hopes and dreams for Hat Yai like this, but it’s for your own good.
There are nice stuff, too, that I will share about below lol 🙂
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Also, if you want a laugh amidst all that stuff, just turn around and look at this neat modern room on the second storey.
It has a door leading to… NOTHING?!?!?! HAHAHAHAHA

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I was looking for green orange juice but I couldn’t find any T__T
I didn’t see any juice freshly pressed either.
That’s probably a reason why you saw in Instagram that I bought no drinks and had no #sawadeecup
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Then I saw a guy grilling a crab!!
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It was so cool!!! (It’s my first time seeing it done like this)
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No flies too! But I couldn’t eat it because my mum was already dashing ahead T_T
I wanna travel myself so badly T_T
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Saw this dude outside Odean Fashion Mall and…
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These are some kueh things that look super cute!!!!!!!!
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Just look at that!!!!!!
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My mum said she’d get them on the last day to bring back because it would spoil fast (she didn’t buy it in the end).
I really wanted to try them T_T
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Idk man, I think 肉骨茶 (bak kut teh) is the most important Chinese phrase ever.
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So I was scrutinising the hung up meats and I was so appalled that they were greyish, from being covered in dust and grime and whatnot. Gross!!!!!!!!
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Turns out they were rubber -____- and the real stuff were below…
It’s not even April yet ;___; Why would anyone do this to me ;____;
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ALRIIIIIIGHT 😀 BAK KUT TEH 😀
I think I had this in Tara Seafood (according to the sign in the picture)(don’t trust me so much on non-tourist-attraction-establishments’ locations because I have no clue about Hat Yai at all prior to the trip).
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I love it ^____^
I’d like to have it again someday 😀
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Broccoli is one of my favourite vegetables and this here, is soooooo tasty!!! They were so soft (yes, I love my vegetables super soft, the softer the better, also because most of the time they turn out sweet too) and the gravy was so babe.
I actually skipped taking photos of the other dishes that weren’t bak kut teh but after eating the broccoli I couldn’t not share it!!!! ❤

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Looked good, but I was stuffed from the lunch/dinner/not-sure-what-meal T_T

Then I went to Central to take a dump (perhaps the hygiene here is of a whole another level that the results are immediate)… By the way, the toilets at Central are great! 🙂 (ya, better than my hotel’s)(heaps)
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On my way into the mall, there was a huge lion dance thing going on. Really fancy. But that’s not all.
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When I was done, about 15 minutes later, I was greeted with this magnificent LED dragon dance!!!! 😀
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Teh tarik (pull tea)!!! Coolz 😀
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Roti prata (I think they were a pop-up from Centara)
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Very cute how they chop it into bite-sized pieces, because in Singapore we have to eat the whole sheet with our hands or fork and spoon 😦 This we could do with picks!! (I used my fingers lol)
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I wanted to record the tossing but I was always unprepared until she was done tossing. T_T

So I recorded the amazing dragon dance instead.
I really want to share the video but iMovie couldn’t even contain them in the library for me to piece together T_T
I’ll put it here (and on YouTube) if it ever surfaces from the depths of the SD card.
[imaginary video]
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So after some cracker sparks flew out of its mouth, it started to spray water in all directions.
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I just about died HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
CHINESE NEW YEAR SONGKRAN FESTIVAL LOLLLLLLLLLL DRAGON EDITION LOLLLLLLLL HAHAHAHAHAHA
Ok, I don’t know if there’s any significance to it but I thought it was fascinating.
I’m usually bored by these stuff.
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Ok so that’s pretty much how the first day was like…
I liked it 🙂
But I was gonna like Hat Yai even more. To the extent I was so exasperated when my camera was running low on battery T_T

Day 2
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Explored (slightly) the hotel’s vicinity before we had breakfast.
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This is the little café below the hotel where we had breakfast.
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This set was like really cheap. The eggs were yummy and cute too (but the eye was broken T_T)(or should I O_T)
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And we sort of bargained for a “chartered” tuktuk for 3 people for 3 stops for 1,000 baht ($40), which is really worth it so I advise everyone to do likewise on a touring day.
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And after driving for quite a bit, we arrived at the first stop!

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Chang Puak Camp!!!!!! 😀
If you want to ride an elephant then you have to insist on visiting Chang Puak Camp even if it would bore everyone else shitless.
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Rates for your reference lol. And you can buy bananas to feed them. I didn’t because (while I love elephants; they are my favourite animal, sort of, idk) I was scared. And watching what happened to others who did, I was thankful that I’m timid.
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They have an elephant show and for 1,000 baht you could do every single activity there is there but my mum was like NO and she was so bored with that place while I was the complete opposite T___T
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So for 500 baht ($20) I went to ride an elephant ^___^
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!!!!! (I was the rare few who rode alone lol)

When I went up the elephant, a little girl gasped and said in mandarin: “You are riding by yourself?!?! You must be careful!!” LOLLLLLL ty
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He said his name was Sompong and the elephant’s Kamsen. Don’t trust my spelling or memory on this. I was so confused.
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When it walked into the pond, it was so shaky T____T
And you know how everyone kinda has the metal pole as a seat belt? Mine was literally a seat belt knotted on both sides of the seat T________T
I was holding onto my dear life while trying to take pictures with both my camera and phone T_T
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You can also spot elephant dung here and there…
And I asked him “Is that the elephant’s shit?” and he was like “Poo poo.”
Yea poo poo is shit. I have used “shit” so much I have forgotten it’s a crude word.
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So they have a village in the middle of the jungle.
He stopped to get a drink from a lady. Apparently he lived in one of those huts.
I was looking through my videos (some footage at the end of this post) and if I hadn’t, I wouldn’t have remembered that he told me “I live here.” to which I replied “huh???”
Thing is, when I was watching the video again, I was also like “huh????” and I played it about 10 times or so before realising he was speaking English and he said “I live here.” T_____T I’m so sorry T____T
But LOLLLL I am such a terrible person.
The lady who passed him a bottle offered to take photos of me lol.
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Then he suddenly stopped in the middle of the jungle and… pulled out a box full of ivory charms and pendants.
You know, I felt compelled to buy some because he could very well just abandon me and I’ll be lost in dusty elephant dung ALONE.
I was keen anyway because they were uber cute! But darn it, it was such a rip off!!!!!!!!!!!!! T___T
Even after bargaining, which was confusing too because he kept changing the figures and ???????
It’s like an unspoken rule that you have to bargain for every purchase you make in Thailand.
But if you’re like me, who is an absolute failure at bargaining, this kind of poo poo happens to you.
I paid 800 baht ($32) for like a little necklace (for gifting) and a tiny tiny elephant charm.
What the heck?????? T_T It’d better be real ivory but you guys are also faggy for hurting those babies T_T
Apparently it’s illegal to buy any ivory or products made from it BUT I got it through so… I don’t know man.
The fine is god-knows-how-many baht. Or should I say “bath” because it was spelled that way. Not trying to brag but I take a minimum of (more than) 365 baths a year.
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Then he got off and offered to take photographs of me on the elephant.
I had no idea what he was trying to say at first… I thought he wanted me to sit on the elephant directly like he was, and I was like ugh because my slippers were a whole dusty mess just by touching its skin…
(OMG I think my elephant pet dream is not going to work out)
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Anyway, it was awesome because I wasn’t entirely sure if I would buy the photos taken by them because the photographer was handling the camera so recklessly I wasn’t betting on any good photos…
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Then we stopped by the side to let them be fed!
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So… about the why I didn’t want to feed them, while I was up here, I saw people backing away and saying that the elephant was salivating from its trunk???????
Don’t know how much is true because that isn’t its mouth and it’s probably water… but… scared. Maybe another time.

So I bought two different ones from them because it wasn’t so bad although the composition could’ve been so much better.
The frames are so smelly though 😦 Have to wash my hands each time I touch it lol
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So when I first got here, someone was rudely trying to photograph me the second I stepped out of the tuktuk…
It was so windy and sunny and hot and THEY JUST PRINTED THE PHOTO LOLLLLL I look like a wreck.

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Then we headed to Municipal Park, which was nearby.
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Pikachu bus thing! Hahahahaha
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Spectacular view from the top! No kidding!

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It was really hot at noon but it’s worth sweating 🙂
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It’s the most peaceful-looking Guan Yin Ma ever.
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She’s also jealous.
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“ugh whatevs”
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Then it was like GONG GONG GONG GONG GONG GONG GONG GONG GONG GONG non-stop when people paced the entire circumference of the Guan Yin Ma ground striking bells.
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Then there are people who go to this giant bell and GONG GONG GONG and pray a little something…
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Then there’s this swaggy gold photobombing buddha (see some of the previous pictures), which was photobombing even when I was in the tuktuk on the way to Chang Puak Camp.
Photobomb level: Buddha
In fact, this whole place was photobombing or earbombing or just bombing.
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This area was where crackers are set off. I’m not sure if it’s solely a CNY thing or an ongoing temple thing.
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But I heard this while I was in the jungle with the elephant. And that’s far.
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So you can buy your own pack of crackers and let this guy hang it up for you.
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No, it’s not autumn.
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These crackers were meant to scare off the demon Nian. But every time it fires, I get taken by surprise and am momentarily frightened. I think I might be Nian.
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So when the last shell explodes, a red cloth will fall out and you can hang it on a tree like others do.
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So, I saw these papayas on a tree.
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And after taking photos of them, about 4 strangers came and did the same. #magnesia
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But nobody bothered about this dead tree.
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I thought it was cool because every other tree is just fine and this one here’s like dead. Just like me in school at 8am.
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Thought the ice-cream stall was a mirage in that heat. It wasn’t. So I got a vanilla cone. It’s really yummy if you ignore the way they handled the cones and scoops so unhygienically.
And then, we were leaving.
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Without walking into the dragon’s mouth to look for the photobombing buddha and friends!!! T____T
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Next time, buddy T___T
I mean, we were like 3 hours too early for the next stop!!!!

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Was gonna delete this but the swallow’s just so gorgeous!! It’s as though it’s being conjured by the lamp dude.
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Intricate lamp post!
So we went to this lame shopping mall called Big C. It’s actually Small C. I was so bored, I went to the furniture and homeware store.
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Had lunch at MK Restaurant. It was ok… :/

Their supermarket was big, probably the Big C. And these fried stuff were put out for 5 baht ($0.20) each!! Of course I didn’t get them because flies.
We were getting restless and called the tuktuk driver to get us to the next stop but he took a while and we had to sit around for a bit.

Got this amazing almond choco lava kream ball from KFC Krushers, which is just a dessert counter for KFC, and for 29 baht ($1+), this is incredible!! The best part is the crumbly tiny tiny micro-cookie bits at the base!!

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Then we headed off to Khlong Hae floating market!
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They open at 3pm, and although it’s crazy hot with the sun overhead, I’ll advise you to go at 3pm because it would get so crowded later, you might give up exploring entirely.
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There are many strawberries in Hat Yai but for once I wasn’t drawn to them at all because they look really dirty and unsweet (I’m really picky about my fruits).
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And it’s the floating market!! It’s quite disappointing because I’d expected it to be really long and packed with sampans.
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The Lost Sampan. Coming soon to a theatre near you.
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Spotted the Singapore flag and the 9 other countries’ and ASEAN’s flags.
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For some reasons, Thailand is really into ASEAN or something, to the extent some mall in the city had ASEAN flag buntings as decorations.
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They have a very sad-looking carnival wannabe. It was operating when it approached evening but they had a total of 1 customer.
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The abandoned pedal boats at the other end looked so much more fun.
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This stall had one fly. So I bought 2 sticks. I had to order in Malay because they didn’t understand me when I ordered in English! I never knew I had the ability to “satu ayam satu udang” HAHAHAHAHA!!
Turns out it wasn’t very delicious -____-
It’s around this time that I found out that my camera’s battery was dying T_____T and it was only 3pm!!!!
I had so many things I wanted to keep for memory but this camera just T______T I need an extra battery, or a new camera, even though this Olympus PEN E-PL1 has been such an awesome bro for years, it never hurts to have more cameras!
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This thing was super cool. But this stupid girl kept walking to stand in front of my camera while I was trying to take a video. Thanks a billion, bitch, I now have no videos and lesser battery.
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I tried to take a selfie with the floating market in the background, but I deleted it because my complexion was horrendous! T_T
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See, when you come here before 4pm, you can actually walk along the plank without people in your way.
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No flies twist potato!!!!!! For 20 baht ($0.80)!!!!!!
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I so love fried potato of any shape tossed in flavouring powders because they’re just awesome!! And I’m not talking about McDonald’s shaker fries. It’s something I loved when I went to Batam! They’re really cheap and crazy delicious and absolutely bae. So I got a seaweed twist potato here.
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This is how they handed me the food and I paid! Super cool!!!!! (Ok, it’s not super, it’s simple but genius)

It was yummy!! But really oily and hard to eat near the skewer because the potato wouldn’t budge!
If I weren’t so full from lunch at MK Restaurant, I’d have gotten more! And also try the other food stuff which had no flies!
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Stray dog found a quail egg!
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Got this cup of ice snow, which tasted like unflavoured ice kacang, but bespoke. LOLLLLL but it’s not bad though!!
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There’s this fruit stall somewhere opposite the ferris wheel and toilet. Buy the jambu. They are super yummy!!!!!
Have not tried the guava yet (it’s at home) but I’m pretty sure it’s gonna be tasty!
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Their mangoes too. BUY. Buy as much as you can carry. Don’t let them cut it like that if you’re concerned about the flies, though. But I ate them anyway and they were so good ^___^
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Was going back to look for the tuktuk driver and… HORSES!!!!!
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They really put the 马 in 马路 HAHAHAHAHA!!!
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They made their pandan leaves??? into bouquets!! Super cute!!! Is this how people propose in kampungs LOLLLLL…
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If you ever visit Hat Yai, you gotta go to Khlong Hae floating market. Except, wear as little clothing as behaviourally acceptable and do not wear black. I defied both rules and was dying half the time. Take my tip.
We had to share a tuktuk with this family that was already onboard. But I’m not complaining at all!!!

I got to feast my eyes on the cutest little boy ever!!!!!! For more than 10 minutes!!!!!!!!

He had grey eyes and food-stained cheeks!!! And he kept giggling omg!!!! 😀 😀 😀 BABY 😀

So we went back to the hotel to unload, before heading out to another market.
I didn’t have time to charge my camera at all!!! T_____T
Ok so we’re on another tuktuk heading to Asian (or ASEAN, I’m not sure) Trade market, which is simply “night market” and is understood by that term by I guess everyone…?
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Some watermelon dinner table set I spied on the way there.
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Had to walk past this four face buddha from where we alighted to get to the market!
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This thing is so cute because it waves!! 😀
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This place is a fly festival. Literally every stall had their own colony or something. They might even have names, who knows?
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They always look really delicious until you think about the flies zzzz…
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You’d think this stall had butterflies but no, it’s still those houseflies.
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There was one stall that had no flies.
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The boiled corns. It’s easy to find… it’s the only one with a strainer. I think.
Absolutely no flies. So I had corn and only corn for my dinner. This place literally had TOO much flies.
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But these were super yummy!!!!! So sweet and juicy and hot!! 😀

One cob’s like 15 baht ($0.60) and I got another to eat for when we return to the hotel.
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There’s also another building beside it which has a whole lot of retail shops, something like Bugis Street.

Day 3
Got up goddamn early to go to a market. It really wasn’t necessary. 7am at Kim Yong market.
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And I thought catfish was poisonous!!
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Someone on Instagram told me this blue rice thing is called nasi kerabu in Malay and I looked it up and it’s a herbed rice salad! Pretty cool!
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Think the lady was telling me off for taking pictures without buying or something… No idea what she said except “photo”… but I went ahead and took videos anyway LOLLLL
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I really wanted to eat these pork skewers but they sold them only in bags of 10, and I wanted only 2.
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They looked so delicious and had no flies!! I really should’ve just gotten 10 T___T It’s cheap and it could’ve been the most amazing thing I’d eat there but I’ll never know now V____V
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These youtiaos are soooo cute!!

And this is 2 baht, which is like negligible. Yummy too! I wonder how they make a living!!
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Looks really delicious, but… flies.
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Such a cute way of carrying the coffee and tea! 🙂
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Went to have breakfast at a store along the streets.
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This porridge goes so well with the youtiaos!!
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Mummy ordered this for me and I think the vendor conveniently forgot the order because I waited 20 minutes and it wasn’t coming at all!!
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It was yummy though!!! All the street foods are all so yummy, if there weren’t flies at all, this place would make me gain like 10kg in 3 days.

Here’s a tip if you go to Kim Yong market. Do not drink the soya bean milk. It literally tastes like Bata shoes!!!! No, I have never tasted Bata shoes but I think I did when I took a sip of this.
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That’s right, cockroaches. My grandmother told me those are cockroaches when I showed her the picture. It could’ve been any other cockroach-looking bug though…
Of course I did not buy it! I have to catch them in the kitchen at home and I wouldn’t even put it in my mouth for free!
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Went to the city, which was nearby, and it was 9am.
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The malls are not gonna open till 10.30am!! So I went to McDonald’s and did nothing for the whole while, hoping I could nap but it was so unsafe because I was there alone.
The minute the malls were open, I went in! Lee Gardens Plaza had a floor with a little bazaar of sorts.
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Really cool handmade leather goods but I didn’t like any.
Was shopping at Central when my mum demanded I meet her immediately to go for lunch. WTH??? I was just about to make a purchase!
So we rode on a tuktuk to god-knows-where to find that the famous store was closed for CNY. Great.
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Nearby was a restaurant that was packed, with people and flies. There are about 10 flies hovering over per 6 tiles. It’s ridiculous. There has to be a corner of the place breeding maggots or something. But we ate there anyway.
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Bak kut teh. It was nice but I preferred the one I had on the first day.
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My noodles. It was so yummy!!! I stopped halfway to drink some bak kut teh because I wanted to end my lunch with the noodle soup’s sweetness.

Was about to go back to it but I saw a strand of hair T____T I THOUGHT A BOWL OF HAIRED NOODLE SOUP WAS DELICIOUS OMG T_________T I mean, it is, but GROSS!!!!!
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Then we went back to the city where we were. This detour was so pointless.
Went back to where I was shopping.

This shirt was so cute but the shoulders had a totally unflattering cut. So I got two other items from the same label that I was about to buy right before I was called out for lunch. It’s crazy. People go to Thailand and get like a billion clothes for $100 and I get 2 for the same amount.
Anyway, if you love Sloggi (and Triumph and Wacoal and bras in general), you’ll love it here. They’re like half Singapore’s price at the sales rack and that’s including panties.

Walked around the area for a bit, not knowing where I was most of the time.
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Cocks.
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There’s a restaurant full of sharks’ fin.
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More cocks.
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Then at T-ZA Chapakyoon or something idk…
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I spotted these mammoth drinks. They were humongous!!!!
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I bought the giant iced milk tea. It was below $2 only!! And it tastes so refreshing! 😀

It doesn’t look huge in pictures but it is!!!
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He’s selling peanuts and barbecuing eggs on his shoulders!!

Then we wandered to some area and stumbled upon some CNY ritual thing that was kinda huge.
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I took a bunch of videos, some of them setting off fire crackers and debris fell on me (and it hurt) but I sacrificed for the videos. Too bad this MacBook couldn’t contain anymore or anything…
[Imaginary video] (or maybe a combined one with the one above)

Then we walked back to the city because my mum’s friend was exhausted, and she spent the whole day sitting around.
Day 3 was sooooooo boring. Thank god there was Kim Yong market to make it better.
Went to Sanrio gift gate at Central level 4 and omg they are still ridiculously priced but much cheaper than in Singapore!!!

Got a Little Twin Stars plate for 99 baht, a Pompompurin washi tape which costed more, and a 100 baht gachapon Hello Kitty sushi. In that moment I didn’t realise I was paying $4 for some cute nonsense but whatever. The others are all my purchases from Hat Yai. How pathetic.
Anyway, I went back to McDonald’s to sit around and wait for dinner time. Omg Day 3 was such a waste of energy.
Then, the CNY parade came back around to where we were.
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And I finally got to take pictures of Fu Lu Shou (sorry I have no idea who’s who)
But it was so darn funny!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I literally chased them down with my mum for a photo!!

I died when I put in some cash into their donation box and Shou just muttered some Thai words to me!! LOLLLLLLL they’re supposed to be Chinese things!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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They are trying to chase Nian (me) away.
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Saw this cute little girl in traditional garb!! Tried so hard to sneak a picture while I was blocked by McDonald’s things.

So I found out about this Sky Buffet at level 36 of Lee Gardens Hotel through FourSquare.
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Went up to take a look before deciding we’ll have dinner there.
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You know why? Adults pay like $8 for a buffet. Legit. Children and senior citizens pay even lesser. WHAT.
Windows are really dirty but they might not have cleaned it because they open at 5pm.
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You know, when a buffet is $8, you better show up before 5pm. I wanted to but my mum was like naaaahhh… So the restaurant was also like naaaahhh… because it was crazy full.

So from level 36, we were transferred to level 10.

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They windows were a little cleaner than the other one but the view was so discounted.
Oh, they didn’t clean the windows, by the way.
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I remembered driving past this temple under construction!!!
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The food was quite little in variety, and I didn’t take anything spicy… but it’s good!!
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This herbal chicken soup was great but I couldn’t go for seconds because there was a queue and I’m not into queuing.

Went back to get more of the better stuff like: BROCCOLI (these were good man), chicken drumlets, keropok.
This place is great for a cheap buffet. My god, $8!!!

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After dinner, the little girl was still there!
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And she was about to perform!!!!!
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Yea, I’m terrible at taking photos of moving things.
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Not so swaggy a dancer but she’s so dolled up!! Cute enough!!!
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Went to look for a tuktuk back to the hotel.
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Crazy oily!!! (I was full from the buffet but these looked good)

Day 4
Slept in. Woke up for breakfast nearby the hotel.
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That’s the road it’s at, if you wanna eat there.
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Not as nice as the street ones but these would do…
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Walked back to opposite the hotel and had some drinks.
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I ordered Milo but they had free tea too! The owner has a super cute baby that kinda reminds me of Terk from Tarzan! Lol…

Then we went back to the hotel to pack and headed for the airport.

It’s a terribly boring airport, both before and after checking in and security checks.
It was there when I realised what an amazing airport Changi Airport is, that it deserved all the awards it’s received and stuff like that. Even though I haven’t been to many airports and don’t remember much of where I’ve been. Perhaps studying tourism has changed me.
It was so boring, I had lunch at the restaurant there although I wasn’t hungry at all.
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Crazy oily omelette. It was oily even after blotting with half the napkins on the table!!!
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Got some thai tea ice-cream hoping it would taste like the mammoth one. It didn’t.

The windows are still so dirty.
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The sea was gorgeous. I spent almost the whole ride looking out of the window!!
I saw 3 other planes flying towards mine. Scared the shit out of me!!! But they were those cloud seeding planes and are far.
I think it was around Marina Bay when I noticed the raincloud above the seas.
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It’s amazing looking at it rain from a distance like a god!!!!


Landed and went to DFS to browse since I had nothing at the belt.
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Like thank god I did, because I found this!!!!!!
Airbus Kinder Surprise!!!! Although they have completely lost the ability to surprise kids by telling us what’s inside, it’s ok!!!

Ok, the end!!
This is the full (not exactly, seeing that I had to leave out many clips) video of the trip:

Please appreciate this post. I wrote it twice between “But I heard this while I was in the jungle with the elephant.” and the first mention of McDonald’s. Because I spent hours writing the post and when I restarted my laggy laptop, the draft wasn’t saved. I was so pissed but I had to finish this post fast!!
I have to plan for Tokyo and also write all the other posts I want to.

Ok, thank you for reading. Goodnight!!

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