Street Vendors & Hawkers, Hat Yai

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    people and car sharing the same road
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    Cashewnuts

    by jenniferchin Updated Dec 17, 2003

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    What to buy: Apparently, Cashewnuts is a MUST BUY item when in Thailand ... its pretty expensive in Malaysia.

    There were soooo many varieties of cashews there ~ I bought 2 types : Cashews coated in Tom Yum and Cashews coated in Honeyy .. very yummy !! Excellent presents for people back home. My mum was estatic !! Ain't that great ? :-)

    What to pay: It was about 200 bhat a kilo, which I thought was a pretty good deal. And the variety is just amazingly varied !

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    Little anchovies

    by jenniferchin Updated Dec 17, 2003

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    What to buy: Another MUST BUY .. well, for my family, that is.

    We normally fry these little anchovies and have them as a side dish during meals. Its not really that expensive but its really fresh ~ my grandmother's tip is to make sure that you can still see the eyes before buying them .... do I make any sense here ... hmmmmm ...

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    Street Vendor near Pink Lady: Souvenir everywhere

    by yurijade Written Nov 4, 2003

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    Lamps

    There are a lot of stall opening at night near Pink Lady and Hatyai Shopping Complex.

    What to buy: Get the lamps, they are unique and very cheap. Just be sure to bargain hard and get a switch converter at Hatyai Department Store. There are also coin bag selling 6 pcs for 100baht. I bought them at the earlier stalls and manage to get 4 pcs at 100 baht.

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    Street Vendors & Hawkers: Bargain for the Best Price!!!

    by PS_Lee81 Written Nov 21, 2005

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    If you like to buy the cheap cheap clothing, ear rings, souvenirs, etc... then Hat Yai is really a best place to shop. Some of the shopping complexes there offer goods in a good price, such as the Yong Dee store. Besides, you can also buy from the street vendors, which normally come out to sell their things in the morning and the night time. Noon and early evening is their resting time. So you too go back and have a nap before continuing the night activities!

    What to buy: Anything, everything!

    What to pay: Money.... Bargain for the best price!

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    • Budget Travel

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    Street Vendors & Hawkers: foods and souvenirs

    by DaHongHua Written Oct 19, 2012

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    At the city centre or Lee Garden Plaza Hotel area, the night is busy started from the evening. You can come here empty stomach to try for Thai street foods. There are shirts, leather products, aluminium handcraft toys and a lot of fancy souvenirs on sales. Feel tired on foot, have a foot massage, feel thirsty, have a cool coconut drink. You can have a seafood dinner or try the healthy best nest drink too, most restaurant selling the same products.

    What to buy: Thailand Magnet : Bargained get 55 baht for 2 pcs
    Thailand wooden massage roller : 150 baht
    Thailand printed T-shirt : 100 baht

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    Street Vendors & Hawkers: Honest Hawkers

    by anoum Written May 14, 2006

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    Three streets away from Lee Garden Hotel (from the front entrance), you will find a Malay woman hawker who sells the usual dry titbits Malaysians love to buy home-cashew nuts, pistachios, durian cakes. The best thing about her is her honesty.

    At the first look, you may complain of prices of her goods becaue they are definitely priced higher than many (actually only slightly higher) but that is because she sells you the products weighed with an accurate weighing machine.

    I tested by weighing products bought from other hawkers on this hawker's weighing machine and found all much less than claimed.

    What to buy: Dried food stuff - cashew nuts, pistachios, durian cakes etc.

    What to pay: Slightly higher than most.

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    • Family Travel

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    Street Vendors & Hawkers: Honest Hawkers

    by anoum Written May 14, 2006

    Three streets away from Lee Garden Hotel (from the front entrance), you will find a Malay woman hawker who sells the usual dry titbits Malaysians love to buy home-cashew nuts, pistachios, durian cakes. The best thing about her is her honesty.

    At the first look, you may complain at prices of her goods becaue they are definitely priced higher than many (actually only slightly higher) but that is because she sells you the products weighed with an accurate weighing machine.

    I tested by weighing products bought from other hawkers on this hawker's weighing machine and found all much less than claimed.

    What to buy: Dried food stuff - cashew nuts, pistachios, durian cakes etc.

    What to pay: Slightly higher than most.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • School Holidays

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    Street stalls and various: Cheap Clothes

    by phil_uk_net Written Dec 5, 2003
    Cheap clothes

    You often hear that Hat Yai is a great place to shop but I disagree. I've spent quite a bit of time in this large southern town and haven't been tempted to buy anything. There are the usual cheap clothes, many with fake designer labels. My experience of buying cheap clothes in Thailand is that the clothes don't last many washes.

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    Street vendor: Dried penises

    by phil_uk_net Written Mar 8, 2003
    Purveyor of dried penises

    I can only assume that these were being sold for some kind of medicinal purpose or as aphrodisiacs. No, I didn't buy one.

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