Part 7.

Day 10: Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Soon after checked-in, I wandered around, looking for a place to have a Halal lunch and to reminisce the memories that I had from my previous stop at this town.

It was not very difficult to find Halal restaurants since Hat Yai has a sizeable Muslim populations. Just go to any lanes or roads, any soi or tanom, chances are you will encounter an eatery with a Halal or star and crescent logo, signifying the Halalness of the premises.

The buildings in Hat Yai are not that extraordinary but wandering off without any reason is fun and I just walked and walked until I decided to have lunch at a restaurant near Konsortium Bas Ekspres office.

After lunch, I decided to head back to Cathay Guesthouse and slept through the day. It was so tiring, this whole journey from Thailand to Laos and now back to Thailand. I could have gone back to Malaysia today but I did not want to yet. that was why I decided to stay in the Land of Smile for another night.

At night, I walked around the downtown area, looking for dinner at the stalls along the road. I was delighted to see all the young Muslim women selling Thai street food there. At least, they were given the chance to become a street vendor and cater to the tastebuds of Malaysians visiting Hat Yai.

There were stalls selling mango sticky rice, fried balls on skewers, prawns. I love the ambience there and I hope it will stay like this forever.

Part 9.


We are Khai and Amira, Malaysian travel bloggers behind Kaki Jalans. Our travels have taken us to almost all the countries in Asean and several countries in Europe. We are still actively travelling and adding to this list.

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