Hadyai has always been a popular weekend destination to those staying in the Northern part of Malaysia, especially Penang and Kedah. So some weeks ago, I made a trip up north with my lovelies. Considered a super cheap trip as 3 of us shared a room (1100bht per room) hehe.. !
It was a breeze going past the immigration but it was quite a nightmare on the way home. No idea why the queue was so fucking long, and we had to carry all our luggage with us while queuing up for at least 1 hour…… snail pace.. zz
#1 – First stop, Ha Sip Kau (59) as usual was awesomeeeeeeeee. Kerabu mango, Tomyam, Pork Knuckle, Crab Vermicelli and another spare ribs
#2 – Simple but delicious dinner at the night market. Thanks to Kim for the recommendation. This is pork balls noddle soup, tomyam style. You can choose to have pork base soup with a variety of noodles to choose from. Its in the middle of the food stall, first row facing the streets. So from where the tuk-tuk normally drop you off, its on the first row to your left.
#3 After night market, its Bird Nest time…!
#4 with 2 of my favorite girls, having a taste of the “tai-tai” life
#5 What is a trip to Thailand without a massage or two
#6 Pretty Raye is pretty. Even from such unflattering angle.
#7 Pork Leg Rice.. so YUMMY!!! They already move from this spot, no point for me to mention where as I dont know where is the new place as well T_____T You can try the one at Odean Food Court. Same level of yumminess!
#8 Group pichas at KFC 3 girls, a guy and a fried chicken place…
#9 Have you tried KFC spicy kerabu rice before? I never heard of it before but it is super yummy again. Its all about EAT EAT EAT in Hadyai. the salad on the side was delicious tuna salad
#10 Im currently mad hatter after watching Running Man I’m obsessed in buying caps!! Anyway this does not belong to me .. :/
Never fail to eat non-stop when in Hadyai as there’s just so much good food to stuff ourselves silly. MCD samurai pork burger, MCD assorted pies, KFC fish burger, Sticky rice, coconut ice-creams, streets food, 7-11 food.. and the list goes on and on and yes, we did complete the mission!!
For previous Hadyai Blog post
I think we read enough on what happened and whats not in the past few weeks. Instead of ranting (which i definitely can!!) I would just like to put down this very eventful month in my blog through pictures and short captions of what I remembered.
#1 – the start of the campaigning when Penang was flooded with blue flags..every where we go, we see the flags and banners and buntings.
#2 – move aside monopoly deal, politiko is the game of the season!
#3 – The first mammoth gathering at HanChiang. Even though it rain 3 times the entire night, most people stay put. #430
#4 – When I was sitting on the field and the leaders announced there’s more than 100k people there, I was really skeptical over it. I already had my share ceramahS for this election and was even on the edge of giving this a miss. Overwhelming feeling when we left the field at around 1030pm i think. The crowd was overflowing on to the streets. The below photo was taken at Pitt Street. There was SO MANY people!! You can definitely feel it!! Everyone was walking peaceful, cars that was stuck in the mother of all jam was behaving themselves. Seems impossibruu coming from Penang drivers, but yes, somehow miracle happen that night. I already had my utmost respect to Mr Karpal Singh, but the respect went multi-fold when I saw him being pushed all the way to Esplanade to speak to the people from SXI (that’s where I saw him, not sure how far he started) The determination to get to the people, by all means. #503
#5 – Google Doodle on Election Day! Full of colors full of hope for a better future.
#6 – My 3rd time volunteering during Election Day. Second time voting. First time as polling agent and I hope to be again for the next one as well.
#7 – Coincident that this happen to be Google doodle on the day after Election ? So morbid. Seems to be able to read the mind of 51% of the voters… :( It wasn’t even a blue Monday it was a very dark Monday for me. It was one of the few times I woke up feeling so miserable and sad. In all honesty, I really do not think we were able to entirely swept them out or have majority at first. But with all the stuff brewing, it just very difficult not to feel hopeful. Just like for once, please make it happen. But #505 happen.. :(
#8 – And then of course more shit happen after that. However, because of all the shit stirrer, we are stronger than ever. We lost this battle but we will win the war. For Malaysia is too beautiful a country to let it wither away.
During my Chinese new year break, I went to experience Escape Park with my nieces and nephew who was visiting from Jakarta. Experience is a mild word to use as I was merely chaperoning them haha.
I still remember when I was younger, every time I visit my family in Jakarta, my cousins was such great host, bringing me to safari and Taman Mini. Now its time for me to pay my dues by bringing their kids to theme park..
Yup, the sign says it all.. A cure for the entire duration I was there definitely. You will be so engrossed in trying to stay alive, completing the task, instagram, facebook and twitter is no longer in my vocabulary. Computer include smartphones.
Muscle-man Ken kick started the day by climbing up the coconut tree. How many of you city folks (me included) had climbed a tree before in your life? and do it under 10seconds!! Freaking difficult…!
My first challenge of the day – Tarzan Rope. This is the first test of courage as you really need it when you swing off the deck and holding on to nothing but a rope tied to a tree branch.. -__- I think it’s AT LEAST 5 meter from the ground. At Least… and so Maybe the adult in me senses all the danger it in hence the fear, as only my cousinTing and I screamed while the kids when Wheee~~ or “yawn yawan” -__-||
*must have a photo of myself buat macho*
The main obstacle or challenge is Monkey Business which also will take up most of your time in the park as it’s divided into 3 levels obviously stating the difficulty. As we visited the park at 11am (-__-) and at the peak (CNY), we queued for at least 1.5hours before our turn to challenge the obstacles.
As the elder 3 main job was to chaperon the kids, i went on Level 1 with 1 nieces and we called it quit after completing both the routes. Muscle man Ken and Ting had to start from level 2 following the braver kids hehehe…We’re not allowed to use our camera/phones in the midst of the obstacle for safety reasons and also not to jam up the whole course, so no photos. We left all our stuff in the locker anyway.
After they completed level 2 and 3, the kids decided to go for the tubby race. I opt out of it because, you have to drag the “float” uphill by yourself before sliding down. I just wait for them at the end of the slide and take some pictures instead
In summary, it was really a great day out with everyone. I would recommended this park to anyone who is up for a challenge and not afraid of getting hot and sweaty. After all it’s the great outdoor you are at. I will definitely return to complete level 2 and 3 of the monkey business although completing the entire level 1 and some other stuff was exhausting enough for me. The flying fox was really scary at first, but after doing it once or twice, you will get used to it. You can’t escape it as you have to end the course with flying fox back to square 1.
My advise to those who will be going to the park is to wear a top with sleeves. You will be HUGGING alot of wires and logs, and that will chaff your inner forearm like me :( Also, a pair of glove would be helpful too.
You can find more details on their website –> http://www.escape.my/
Malaysian gets 20% off the ticket price, yay!
Soul searching for myself last year which doesn’t seem very fruitful at all. -__-
This song always trigger a Rendezvous in my mind.
There’s no mistake in life decisions, just lessons to be learned.
So all the food photos that I’ve took of recent here in 1 place.
Fatty Loh Chicken Rice – I’ve not been here for at least 10 years. Now I understand their attraction is using full metal utensils??? I find it so-so only
Song River – one of my favorite supper place with super delicious chicken wings!!!
Woody Cafe, Beach Street – another one of the cafe that sells handmade grilled burgers. This one I like because they are really considerate to provide plastic gloves hahaha!!!
Living Room, Macalister Mansion – A gorgeous place to be. So far, I’ve been to the Bagan bar and Living room for brunch.
I think it’s one of the few places in Penang that serves TWG tea.
I had their MM Big Breakfast – as you can see, it’s not very big. I definitely had better ones elsewhere and it’s pricey too. The only thing i enjoyed our of this was their mushroom. They also have limited choices on their menu. Maybe I will return again for their afternoon tea because it IS such a lovely place to be.
Jawi “Chai Kuih” – had this when i went on an impromptu road trip to KL with Raye. Apparently they are very very famous and seems rightly so. Im not a huge fan of anything related to vegetables but this is not bad. I prefer the turnip filling more than the chives. The skin of dumpling was done really thin and tasteful, but after 2 plates im full because it’s kinda oily for me. Apart from chai kuih, they have dimsums and fish beehoon soup.
We haven’t seen much of this Charcoal Buns burger in Penang except for New York Pizza‘s. So how does this place fair? I feel the burger was juicy but because of the healthier choice of charcoal buns, seems its lacking the oiliness that makes burger a guilty pleasure.
I was told they make everything from scratch, patties to dressing. Since I was there at their soft-launch, I;m sure they will improve better with time