27 Oct 2015

Krabi with below RM600! 4N 3D!


It's been a while since my last post.

Well been starting a fully grown up life to be honest.
Things aren't the same anymore when I actually need to start to live on my own with no support from my parents at all. I mean financially. You will be embarrassed too to say no money whenever they ask.

Frankly they are still being parents even though you already started working. Even when I'm going travelling my mom would still ask if I have got enough money to spend. My reaction was like yeah I do and at the same time thinking of course i have. Wouldn't be going anywhere if have limited mean for sure.

Well I guess she is just being a mother. OK back to the main point. The travel was a 5 days and 4 nights trip. It was so much fun and adventure and honestly its much more interesting when its like a backpacker style rather than the normal fancy travel.

So as usual make sure that your passport is still valid for at least another 6 months if I'm not mistaken. Passport these days is minimum RM200 for 5 years.

KL SENTRAL -- Hatyai (Bunk Train) about RM60
Hatyai -- PUDU (Bus Sri Raya) about RM100

Ao Nang Terrace Hotel -- RM40 per night.

Activity for Island Hopping plus Transportation from Hatyai to Krabi and Krabi to Hatyai
1300 Baht (about RM140 or so)

Van Rental for 2nd night
125 Baht

From Hatyai floating market to the Lee Garden (bus)
50 baht

Bare in mind that this is an 8 pax trip. Hence the fare is divided by 8 and its quite cheap to be honest.

So when we got to Hatyai we went straight to Krabi by van. It took about 5 hours to get there. Then after we checked in to the hotel and rest and do anything necessary and by night we went out on foot to wander around that area.

The hotel area was near a lot of restaurants and hawker food stall. So we wandered that night in search of foods and local delicacies such as Thai Pancakes, Phad Krai and etc.

The food are the best for sure. It was cheap and it was good. Its just the matter of what kind of dish you choose because there are some dishes that was just okay and there are some incredibly good.

The next day we went for island hopping. My tips here is that not to buy the package earlier because island hopping will always rely on the weather. If the weather is good then its okay. But if its too windy and the see is rough, there won't be any island hopping and the worst part is that you can't refund your money but the package was change instead.

It will be the tour to boring places like the Hot Spring, The Tiger Temple and the only great place in this package is Emerald pool. The other 2 is just not worth going.

By the night, we rent a van which cost us about 125 baht each to go to the Krabi Night Market located in Krabi town. It took about almost 40 minutes to reach there. And we shopped till we dropped.

The next day was the day for us to go back to Hatyai. We checked out in the morning and took van which was included in the package on the first day we got here and go straight to the floating market.

We spent all the remaining time of the day there until 6PM before we go the bus pick up location.
Honestly, the floating market is food paradise. The food was all insanely good and i must say that my expenses were more on solely food basically.

So there you go the budget allocation on my Krabi short retreat. Am definitely going back there if i got the chance.

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