Date Visited: 24th June 2013
I know that my friend and I had spent too many days in Hatyai alone but frankly speaking, we really enjoyed our laid back trip. As it was our last day before leaving Hatyai on the next day, we decided to shop for local snacks and after searching from the net, we took tuk-tuk to the nearest Big C Supermarket.
#1: Big C Extra
Big C is one of the biggest supermarket chains in Thailand selling quality products at affordable and low prices. It's not just visited by the local but by the foreign visitors as well, especially the one in Bangkok where you will be surprised that majority of the customers there were eventually foreign visitors.
#2: My food haul - Lays Potato Chips & Glico Biscuit Sticks
Done with shopping, our next activity would be fulfilling our hungry tummy. We didn't waste any of our time of choosing what and where to eat cause both of us already decided to dine in Fuji Japanese Restaurant which situated within the building. We had it once before in Don Muang International Airport of Bangkok and we love to have it again. Not just they served great and delicious Japanese meals but the prices were pretty attractive and reasonable.
#3: We ordered Fuji Special Bento Set and Takoyaki. Total damage = 498 baht for two
Back to our hotel which just 10 minutes away by taking tuk-tuk, we continued our day with foot massage. It's like everytime I went Thailand, massage is one of the things I will do, beside shopping and eat. Simply because it's cheap - an hour of massage for only 200 baht. Where can you get this price back in Malaysia, right?
As for our dinner, I came across a blog whereby there is a famous sky buffet 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.
#4: Sky Buffet is actually located at 33rd floor, not 10th floor as what stated above
#5: The buffet mainly served authentic Thai cuisines with few Western meals
It's free seating, therefore you can choose whenever you want to sit and dine in. Of course, my friend and I prefer to sit nearby the window to enjoy the view overlooking of Hatyai city. The restaurant is kinda huge, which I personally think can accommodate up to 1,000 people at least. Food wise, they served authentic Thai cuisines such as green curry chicken, Thai fish cake, Tom Yam Gung and few Western meals such as fried chicken and fries. They also served desserts too. But to be honest, the food was so-so only. Nothing to shout about but for the price of 169 baht, I can't complaint much anywhere.
#6: View overlooking of Hatyai city
#7: Gelate - Not from the sky buffet but from one of the shop within Lee Gardens Plaza and this is how we ended our day