Mid-December last year after my official duties in KL, me and my boss,Mike went for a short trip to Alor Setar with the intend to cross to Danok in Thailand just about 42km away. I woke up terribly early at around 4am,4.30am,4.50am,5.10am....which looking at that time statistic,I wasn't actually asleep,no trust in my phone alarm clock and have no intention to miss my flight.
We took the train from KL Sentral to KLIA ,reached there just about dawn's breaking in. The flight takes about an hour and just nice for me to catch a nap to replace for waking up too early.
At arrival we got pickup at the airport by one of our fellow colleague from Sg.Petani and proceeded to one of our branch office in Alor Setar.
Talk about design......this is the Menara Alor Setar cum Telekom Towers rising at 165m ,the most prominent site in town.
So we end up at the Old Town KopiTiam which is very famous in Alor Setar where patrons usually visits there in the morning for a classic cup of coffee,boiled eggs,toast bread,nasi lemak etc etc.........more like the Kaya and Toast outlet in Kuching!
My fellow colleagues from Alor Setar and Sg.Petani at the Old Town....the only one with the specs is my travel consultant cum boss,Mike.......
So don't forget to visit Old Town at the Central Market in Alor Setar ....and its time to head to Thailand after lunch !!!
Its a 42km journey which takes about 4o minutes drive to the border. Something about Kedah is that its a small state but its one of the largest rice growing state in the country. You can miss a padi(rice) field anywhere you go even right up to the airport!!
Approaching the immigration check point of Malaysia .....not much hassle to pass through so long your passport are in order. For the locals they don't really need a passport ,just a border pass will do.
Arriving at the Thailand check point ...this is the only entry point to Thailand . Of course there are some which you could just walk through on other parts of the country....so i heard!!
And comes to the dreadful part of queuing on the line and waiting for your turn to get your passport stamp. There is the provision of getting quick out of the process ....a little pocket money for the custom guy and everyone gets to move out of the line fast!! And thats what everybody did...no wonder its fast!!
There was an issue a few years back that many individuals are holding dual citizenships through illegal channels whereby both government wanted to crack down but it end up just tea-talks ............another pointer for the government!!!
The hotel we stayed in which costs about RM65/night ......a miracle hotel with nice clean rooms ,good cable tv and lots of health clubs and spa on the first 2 floors where you could get good massage and spa. Those who read chinese would be able to figure out the name of the hotel ...i just darned forgotten!!
Danok a cowboy town .......typical southern thais , lots of muslims ,streets strewn with rubbish, malay is widely spoken beside thai and women population are extremely high and most people will know why!!!.............
Besides the sourly impression i received , its main resources are the streams of massage houses,karaoke bars and exoctic bars all in the good name of Sex Trade !!!. We went to one massage house somewhere around the alley . You get a long line of girls to choose from and a full massage would cost you just about RM50 for 2 hours...amazingly cheap!!!
And if you want take out your sex urge ,the friendly masseur's would be happy to assists you for a price ranging from RM100-RM200.........
My chosen masseur ...i was just there for the adventure ,just massage and no SEX for me!! You could stuffed me with rat poison i will not go to be bed with her.....ain't my style!!!
Room at the top of the stairs...........
When dusks sets in , we went to the exoctic bar called Spider ......many men and women has earned to become spidermen and spider women here and im one of them!!!
This place ain't cheap...coz those little spider women can really sucked your money dry in a short time.
There are nude dancing models but you are not allowed to take pictures. So watch this dancing thais in action..............
Talk about sucking dry your wallet.....she is one of them!!! One thing about all this girls they powdered up their face ,they look pretty from far and when near .......you be looking at Resident Evil close-up!!!!!
I actually paid the girl in the top photo to sing on stage and found out that she and all of them were just only lipsync ....stupid bitch!!!
Inside Spidey backyard.............................
Leaving on a jetplane ......was an adventurers trip and somewhat eventful. Although i may be sour about the places i been but we must accept we are bound by the many borders of cultures that is all around us. This are the beauty of all things no matter where we go and it will never cease to excite us !!! Our mind must keep a passage doorway of openness!