Saturday, June 13, 2015

Summary of My 5D4N Hatyai, Thailand (2013) Travelogue & Travel Expenses

Here is the compilation for all the post relating to my trip to Hatyai, Thailand for 5 days and 4 nights. Plus, by end of this post, I also share on how much I spent throughout my trip.

Day 1: 21st June 2013

Stay: Centara Hotel
Thailand, Hatyai 02 - Centara Hotel Hat Yai
From Hatyai International Airport to Centara Hotel, we took taxi which cost 320 baht per ride.
As for the hotel room, the rate per night is RM192.10 for a superior queen room inclusive breakfast.

Shabushi by Oishi at Lee Gardens Plaza 
Shabushi 01
We had our late lunch in Shabushi, a Japanese restaurant serving shabu-shabu and sushi in a buffet style. It cost 345 baht per head. Each patron is given 75 minutes to enjoy their meal, or else additional cost will be charged.

Day 2: 22nd June 2013

Klong Hae Floating Market
Hat Yai – Klong Hae Floating Market 04
We took tuk-tuk to this floating market and it cost 420 for a return trip. The driver agreed to give us 3 hour to venture around. Most of the time these tuk-tuk drivers would eventually approach you everytime step out from the hotel, especially if you are staying nearby Lee Garden Plaza. Klong Hae Floating Market is only open from Friday to Sunday. Generally, the vendors start to operate from 3pm to 9pm.

Day 3: 23nd June 2013

A Day Tour Around Hatyai
Hatyai Day 3
We got the best price of 1,000 baht for our day trip around Hatyai and Songkla. Normally, the tour starts from 9 am until 4 or 5pm at least but we ended earlier cause the weathers was unbearable hot. Throughout this trip, we managed to visit Wat Hat Yai Nai, Hatyai Ice Dome (Admission Fee: 300 baht for adult and 200 baht for children), Chang Puak Camp, Songkhla Aquarium (Admission Fee: 300 baht for adult and 200 baht for children), The Great Serpent and Golden Mermaid Statue.

Day 4: 24th June 2013

Big C Supermarket, Fuji Japanese Restaurant, Sky Buffet & Gelate
Hatyai Day 4
A day before leaving Hatyai, my friend and I decided to go Big C Supermarket for local snacks. And as usual, we took tut-tuk. Expecting to pay 100 baht per ride cause it's located quite distance away from the city center. After shopping, we had Fuji Japanese Restaurant for lunch. Not just they served great and delicious Japanese meals but the prices were pretty attractive and reasonable. As for our dinner, we had the famous sky buffet dinner located on the highest floor of Lee Gardens Plaza in Hatyai. Imagine for the price tag of only 169 baht, it's no harm for us to try before leaving this place permanently on the next onwards.

Extra Feature:

And the following is the details of my travel expenses that I spend for my 5 days and 4 nights trip in Hatyai, Thailand:
Hatyai Travel Expenses

(The exchange rate by the time I changed; RM10.42: 100 baht)

  1. The cheapest airfare I ever bought! When can I get this kind of fare again? 
  2. 15kg baggage allowance for my flight from Hatyai to Kuala Lumpur.
  3. Stayed for 4 nights throughout the trip, which including the breakfast as well. Highly recommended hotel to stay when in Hatyai. 
Hat Yai – Klong Hae Floating Market 08
My shopping hauls from the floating market 

Hat Yai Day 4 - 02 Big C Loots
My food hauls from Big C Extra Supermarket 


    1. thanks for sharing this, i truly need it, haha

    2. of my fav.

      Not bad la Less than RM2K

    3. I like your idea to put your travel expenses in blog post because I will have some idea need bring how much when travel to that places.

    4. I miss Haadyai and Songkhla as I grew up there. My late grandpa's houses still standing near the Samila beach.

    5. This is an AMAZING and comprehensive post! I found myself banging my head against the wall trying to figure out the best islands. Thank you so much for this great guide!!

    6. thanks for sharing this, i truly need it, Awesome post,


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