Mardi – Sekinchan – Genting Highlands

Saturday 7 Apr – Had a breakfast as a kick-off in Shah Alam prior to Mardi Serdang, company relative from Singapore and last there up til lunch. 1700, took off to Sekinchan and called a night with Mak.

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Father forces daughter to walk five miles to school after repeatedly bullying classmates on bus | The Independent

‘This is my small way of trying to stop [bullying] in my household,’ the father says in the now-viral video
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2018 overland diaries

07 Sep, 2018 – Home – Changlun, Kedah
Take off from home at 2100. Pullover for dinner at KFC, after sent wife’s car at workshop.

08 Sep, 2018 – Changlun, Kedah
Reached Changlun at 0230, located 15KM away from Sadao Thailand border. Catch a sleep at T Hotel, next to travel agent for travel document preparation convenience. Packed a 20l diesel prior approaching border. Continue reading “2018 overland diaries”

Rig fix – Hard start issue

The lazy start finally fixed. Bet money on the starter motor, glad to drop-in K.e Tan Auto Electrical Service, Klang before taking a leap (right after cycling session). Learn it going to take hours, so sent my wife and kids off to home by grab.

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2018 Overland routes

7 - 16 sept

7 Sep, FRI
Shah Alam > Chang Lun( 5h / 472km) 
2030 - 0200 sleep
- need to refuel & jerry cans

8 Sep, SAT
International border crossing 

Get Inbound/Outbound, Arrival card, Siam city insurance ready before get into Thailand. That easily can be done from the Malaysian travel agent around the border.

- Get a hotel near to travel agent.
- What to prepare: Passport & driving licence, and let the agent do it for you for only RM40
- What to get: Inbound/Outbound form, Arrival card, Siam city insurance and Thai unlimited 4g card

Sadao Check Point
	- Private vehicles and vans stick to the left lane
	- new procedures - Private vehicle remain in the car before reaching checkpoint counters.
	1. Checkpoint counter: 
                -- Get everyone down for photo checkup by Thai officer
		-- the passports
		-- Arrival Cards
		-- Inbound & Outbound forms  
		-- Officer will stamp on
			--- both of Inbound & Outbound forms  
			--- and keep the Inbound form.
	- We need to keep & RETURN the Outbound form as we return to Malaysia. 
	- Do not lose the Outbound form.
        2. Park your car, and go to custom counter for vehicle issues.
                -- Bring the driver passport & licence

1100 - 1230 ETA

Sadao Check Point > surat thani (5h / 388 km)
1700 reached

9 Sep, SUN
Surat Thani > Bangkok (8h / 639 km) 
0900 takeoff, 1800 ETA

10 Sep, MON
Bangkok (rest day)

11 Sep, TUE
Bangkok > Chiang Mai (9h / 682 km) 
0700 - 1800 ETA

12 Sep, WED
Chiang Mai > Chiang Rai (4h / 185 km) > Tak (6h / 409 km) 
1100 - 2200 ETA

13 Sep, THU
Tak > Phetchaburi (8h / 587 km)
0900 - 1900 ETA

14 Sep, FRI
Phetchaburi > Krabi (9h / 651 km)
0800 - 1900 ETA	

15 Sep, SAT
Krabi > Wang Prachan > Wang Kelian (4h / 277 km)
1300 - 
Wang Kelian (Malaysian side): 8AM – 7PM
Wang Prachan (Thai side): 5AM – 6PM

16 Sep, SUN
Perlis > Sg Dua > Home (8h / 540km)

17 Sep, MON
Rest during Hari Malaysia

- Please plan to drive in to Thailand 1 or 2 days in advance before the long holiday in Malaysia
- Get all the documents ready before get into thailand. That easily can be done at border(Malaysian side)
- Diesel price in TH: RM3.79/l
- Estimate total distance: 5000 KM 
- Est ref distance: 3540KM
- 8x ref @ 460/tk: 1700

2018 Indochina Overland plan: Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam

The Indochina overland plan comprises 4 countries, and yet to be finalized.  Based on quick research, I garner all stop points and international border crossings in one place just to get concise ideas regarding dos/don’ts, time, travel requirements and places. Total travel distance approximately 6,000KM with (estimation) 13 gas refills on return. Continue reading “2018 Indochina Overland plan: Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam”

2017 Overland: Day 7, Janda Baik

We packed as early as 0800 before headed to floating restaurant again for quick breakfast.

Adam requested for boat tours around the Kuala Tahan and wife can’t resist. RM50 for 30mins to roaming around Kuala Tahan & Taman Negara border was a good deal.

Weather get hot by 1100, and we’re ready to leave Kuala Tahan for our last destination.

With one bar left on the meter, we decide to head on to Janda Baik, located 270km away from where we were, as it gets nearer to home. After 4 hours of driving, we finally arrived and look for hotel.

The villa are miles away from the main attraction area. Stayed at forgettable and overrated Villa (will update the name later) for a night (or two? ) just to stretching legs prior home.