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Monday, April 03, 2006

Escape to Hatyai


Sawadee! Did a Houdini by going on a 4 days/3 nights trip to Hatyai. Moggy went for her Medical checkup at the service center at FORD PVK Ltd Co. Hatyai. Simple reason for doing so was that it’s so much cheaper to service in Thailand. Spent B1400(RM135) for a full service including, Engine Oil change(Synthetic), Oil Filter change, Fog Lamp Bulb replacement, fixed Moggy’s horn. In Malaysia, it would probably would have cost us at least RM300, and we did not have to wait long. We sent Moggy in at 8.45, they promised us that we could pick her up by 12.30pm, but she was ready and waiting for us by 11.00am.
We were also fortunate to see the all new Dura-Torq Ford Ranger 2006 which made its world debut at the Bangkok Motor Show just last month. Those in Malaysia who can't wait to have a glimpse of the truck may download the Thai e-brochure HERE! (right click on mouse....choose save target as). I have also taken a few shots from the showroom with my digital camera and posted it into our shutterfly album.
And with the savings, we would have paid for our accommodation or food in Thailand while having fun traveling. Also took Moggy for a wash, cost us B170(RM16.38)….washing includes external wash, truck bed wash, engine wash, leather seats polish; would cost us RM25 in Malaysia.

Stayed at the President Hotel on Petchkasem Road at the roundabout. Rate was a bargain at only B500(RM48) per night. The trip was generally for the great tasting food and cheap drinks. For the first time we decided to venture into the other side of the city which is across the other side of the railway tracks across the bridge, tried out a new Seafood joint which was highly recommended from the Hatyai City travel brochure. We took the opportunity to drive Moggy up to the hills over looking the city, the view was breath-taking. Also drove up to Samila Beach. To top these, we did some major groceries at Tesco Lotus on the way home. Returned to Malaysia via Padang Besar, a smaller Border town as compared to Sadao/Bukit Kayu Hitam. Click HERE for more photos. To find out more about Thailand...Click HERE!

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