2018 Overland routes

7 - 16 sept

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

8 Sep, SAT
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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.

Advise: 
- 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
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Surat Thani > Bangkok (8h / 639 km) 
0900 takeoff, 1800 ETA

10 Sep, MON
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Bangkok (rest day)

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

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

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

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

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

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

17 Sep, MON
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Rest during Hari Malaysia


TLDR
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- 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 in TH: 4000 KM 
- Est ref distance: 3540KM
- 8x ref @ 460/tk: 1700
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2018 Indochina Overland plan: Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam

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Cold weather hits Klang Valley

Continuous rain and lack of sunlight the past few days causes the temperature down to 22c, and feels 21-19c with wind. Great opportunity to experience spring-like weather in Klang Valley.

God, thanks for listening our pray, and let it stay for awhile.

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.

2017 Overland: Day 2, Taiping

Kids being cranky last night, thus leave us few hours to sleep prior next route. Woke up at 0700, and done packing by 0930, we stop for a quick breakfast nearby, somewhere around Pulau Pangkor jetty terminal before headed to next stop, Taiping. Continue reading