Cholatarn Hotel

251/1 Saeng Jan Rd., Hat Yai, 90110, Thailand
Cholatarn Hotel
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Singapore - HatYai - Konsortium Bus Travel?

by vinodhm_k

Hi Travel Experts

I am traveling to Hatyai during Chinese new year 2011, I am new to the Thailand travel and some assistance.

I hold an Indian Passport and I read in forums that On arrival visa to Thailand is free,
I am Traveling in KONSORTIUM bus to Hatyai from Singapore and I need to know,

1. can we get the on arrival visa when I reach Hatyai border and will we need to pay any visa fees, (I already have Malaysia visa for one year).

2. Will the Konsortium bus stops near Hatyai Duty free shops, so that we can buy duty free liquor.

Your help is highly appreciated

Thanks and regards

Re: Singapore - HatYai - Konsortium Bus Travel?

by Lipee

1.The Bukit Kayu Hitam customs, immigration and quarantine checkpoint lies about 800m south of the actual border. The checkpoint consists of drive-through immigration and customs lanes. The Thai checkpoint is called the Sadao immigration checkpoint which is located immediately after the Malaysian-Thai border in the town of Danok.
There you will get Visa on Arrival and a permit to stay in Thailand for 15 days.

2. If the bus stops at the duty free shopping complex I donĀ“t know.

Re: Singapore - HatYai - Konsortium Bus Travel?

by vinodhm_k

Hi lipee

Thanks for the info on arrival visa, it was really helpful...

Just curious, because I read in forums that the Thailand visa is free until march 2011, is it the same for on arrival also, or still we need to pay the immigration officer...

Re: Singapore - HatYai - Konsortium Bus Travel?

by christabal

The Bus stops at the duty free. You buy and pay the items at the shop and get a receipt. You will then collect it when you cross the border. There's a collection point. If you are unsure, check with the coach driver.

Hope this helps.

Re: Singapore - HatYai - Konsortium Bus Travel?

by vinodhm_k

Thanks for the reply, it was really helpful..

Re: Singapore - HatYai - Konsortium Bus Travel?

by vinodhm_k

Just curious, because I read in forums that the Thailand visa is free until march 2011, is it the same for on-arrival visa also in Sadao, or still we need to pay the immigration officer... because I hold an Indian passport

Re: Singapore - HatYai - Konsortium Bus Travel?

by Lipee

There is no fee for Visa on Arrival.

Re: Singapore - HatYai - Konsortium Bus Travel?

by vinodhm_k

Thanks for the reply, kudos

Travel Tips for Hat Yai

Cheap and convenient

by anoum

Anyone who wants to travel from Butterworth to Hat Yai can book a seat in one of those vans which shuttle regularly between these two towns.

At the taxi stand at foot of the stairs (from the Pg-BW-Pg ferry), you will be able to see some wooden shophouses ahead. The ticket booths are at those shophouses. You can ask the taxi drivers waiting there for confirmation.

It only costs RM27 per person, one way. There a number of trips each day, beginning from as early as 5.30 am. The van picks up people from Penang before coming to Butterworth.

One of the agents has this telephone numbers:
04-3328721 and 04-3248209.

Goodies for the Monks

by phil_uk_net

These buckets filled with food items, toiletries and other goodies can be purchased to give to monks. It is not allowed to give monks money so I was surprised recently by a guy dressed as a monk spinning me some story about not having enough money to get to his next location and asking for 100 Baht. I didn't give him any as I didn't believe he was genuine. Monks can eat only what is in the alms bowl and can be seen, normally early in the morning, receiving alms. It is very respectful for every Thai male to spend time as a monk at some stage in his life, even if it is only for a relatively short time. Giving alms to the monks is an honourable act for Buddhist Thais and good for karma.

Local Market - Kim Yong Market

by chiabh

In any city/town/village that I have the opportunity to visit, a visit to the local market is always on my itinerary... By visiting the local market, you will be able to see and experience the way of life of locals... you can see what type of food and know what their daily neccesities are...

In Hatyai, we visit the Kim Yong market early in the morning, which is the best time to visit such places... Situated at Suphasarn Rangsan Road, the market is comparatively big, with stalls spilling onto the surrounding road and lanes... It has the traditional wet market as well as the many stalls selling food, fruits, flowers, prayer things, retail shops selling everyday neccesities...

There are also stalls selling food which are sold to market goers to offer alms to the monks... Me and Diana bought some food as alms to the monks and received prayers from them as we offer them the food...

Diana Department Store

by travelpug about Diana Department Store

Diana is a bit off the city center. But it is close enough to shop. Main merchandise in the building is clothing. There is a Diana Department Store and there are a few small shops inside. There is a cineplex in the building. There are a few restaurants such as Pizza and Swenson's Ice-cream. Fashion for men and women

Onward travel to Malaysia

by sourbugger

It seems that most travellers end up passing through the place at sometime if they are heading towards Malaysia.

It is unfortunate that the trains heading to Penang are only twice daily, and the first one leaves at a ridiculously early time in the morning.

Heading the other way south (on the eastern seaboard) there is about 20kms of track missing so a 15-20 Ringgitt taxi ride is needed to get to Kota Bharu (the station is a few kms out of town) from where you can pick up another train in Malaysia.

Heading the other way up to Bangkok is much more straightforward - and there is a reasonable choice.

If you can stretch to Ist class then you get your own double room (bunks) and air-conditioning. You can also buy meals that are brought to your room. They are quite passable as meals and help to pass the time.


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