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Malaysian Border Run

And with it, 14 more days in Thailand!

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After a couple of days of R&R we headed off to Hat Yai for a border run into Malaysia to extend our Thai visa another couple of weeks. I have to say I was pretty nervous about doing it, as I had visions of us getting hit with bribes, hidden costs and possibly worse by corrupt border police.

In actual fact, the run was pretty straight forward. We booked a bus down to Hat Yai, then booked a mini bus direct to the border. Once there, we literally walked across the border (through no-mans land) into Malaysia. The walk was 1km, which was tough considering the humidity with our heavy backpacks, plus there was no pavement so we were forced to share the road with huge trucks. We finally reached Malaysian soil, then as soon as we received our immigration stamps we asked the border guard “how do we get out?!” He pointed us in the right direction, and within the space of 5 minutes we were checking back into Thailand. We ask some friendly locals how to get back to Hat Yai, and before long we were on a local bus well on our way.

Once at Hat Yai bus station we jumped on a bus headed for Krabi – the best jumping off point to get to the island of Koh Phi Phi...

Ant Knee

Posted by howlett 16:52 Archived in Thailand Tagged bus

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