Thursday, May 13, 2010

Narathiwat To Bangkok

We left home at about 6.30 am when the sun is about to rise. We stopped half way for breakfast at the one of the famous 'nasi lauk' (rice with curry fish and chicken) stall in Pasir Mas. It's almost 7.30am when we arrived at the Rantau Panjang check point. We crossed the Malaysian border immediately and walk across to the Thailand check point without wasting much time. There was some delayed at the Thai side as the Immigration counter didn't offer any deportation forms. We have to use the local service to fill the forms by paying RM$2.00 each for each forms. This is one of the way the Thai Immigration Officers earn extra income by employing the local Thais to fill forms for travelers. Than we later took a motorcycle each for the service to reach DD Tour Agency for our next transportation to Narathiwat Airport. Each motorcycle cost us RM$3.00 for a distance of about 1 kilometer. We were slightly early. The van service left for the airport at 8.30 am. The van service cost RM18.00 per person. The distance is about 45 minutes and there were many road blocks along the way by the Thai armies because of the insurgencies at the Southern Thai area.

And here is the interior of the luxury van we took to Narathiwat Airport which can accommodate 11 passengers.

The departure hall for the waiting guests before boarding the Air Asia flight. There were only 2 flights per day from Narathiwat. The other is 1-2-go airline. The announcement came informing that our plane will be 1 hour delayed while inside the hall. That's the usual Air Asia's stuffs.

The sky view from our flight.

Bird's eye view before approaching Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

The view when we almost landed at Suvarnabhumi International Airport. We were received by my cousin at the arrival hall. Stopped at his house to fetch the family before proceeding to Chang Rai with his Toyota Fortuner SUV 4x4.

2 comments:

Nadine Zuharra said...

hi kbguy..how r u?still remember me? : )
waa,nice to know u had a nice trip to bangkok..Miss bangkok?really i am..
r u going to Pattaya?there is the place i missed a lot!luv the beaches!!

xplorer said...

KB be careful while in bangkok . the situation there is unstable