"Sometimes the hardest part isn't letting go but rather learning to start over..."
|(Delicious dishes for breakfast)|
Day 11: 15 September 2014 (Monday)
Hatyai - KL
Distance: 533kmWe had nasi kerabu and roti canai breakfast at Khalid Restaurant before we checked out. Before we drove out of Hatyai town we drove to the Central Market to buy tid-bits, nuts and a few kilos of fragrance rice.
|(Buying sotong and nuts at the market)|
|(A favorite stop for bikers)|
It was raining lightly when we reached the border. Border clearance at Bukit Kayu Hitam was smooth. After refueling at Changlun, we drove south and planned to have lunch at Restaurant Ikan Bawal Ladang Kelapa Sawit at Juru. On the way to Juru the aircon of our 4x4 stopped functioning and we drove to Juru sweating buckets in the heat. We had our lunch first before we went to a nearby aircon service centre to check on the aircon.
|(Driving in heavy rain towards the border|
|(Celebrating Malaysia Day)|
|(Merdeka Day Run)|
At the service centre the mechanic found out that the aircon belt had snapped. A thorough check discovered that 2 other beltings were also in need of change. Unfortunately the shop had no spare aircon belts so we had to wait quite a while for the spare parts to come from Bukit Mertajam.
We waited almost two hours for the mechanic to fix the beltings. Once the aircon was functioning well again, we continued our journey southwards and stopped at Semanggol R&R for solat break.
|(Replacing the air-con belt)|
We finally reached our Bidara House around 22:30.