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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I am married to my loving husband for more than 38 years now. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children, until 11 years ago when I lost my youngest son. Since then my life is forever altered but yet unbroken....

My Travel Journal

"There isn't much I haven't shared with you along the road and through it all there'd always be tomorrow's episode" - Elton John

I started traveling around the world since early 80s when I had the opportunity to combine business trips with vacations. Then later when my rezeki is in abundance, there were numerous other trips along the way for vacations, most of the time with hubby and the kids when the timing is right. I have also started to compile the journal and photo-pages covering almost more than 25 years of world wide travel. Some destinations I visited just once, others many times. Many of those places are the obvious famous places people would like to visit but some, the casual traveler doesn't even think to try. I have placed links to my travel at the side bar of my personal page, My Life Reflections, and will be updating them from time to time.

My wish is to continue my travel and complete circumnavigate the globe, insyaAllah…

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

4NR: Surat Thani, Thailand - A Bright and Sunny Day

“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection..." - Lawrence Durrell

(4th 4-Nation Ride official sticker)

Day 1: 10 December 2015 (Thursday) 
Route: Kuala Lumpur – Surat Thani
Distance: 847 km

After a short briefing and reciting of prayers we started riding north bound.

Some riders friends who were at the R&R Sungai Buluh to flag us off were Zali, Taufik, Pok Deng, Fazli, Syed Zain, Ajilong and family. Most of them had participated in at least one of the previous Kembara rides and could not join us because of other commitments.

The day was bright and sunny. It was a good day for riding. We stopped for refuelling at Petronas Simpang Pulai and Changlun, completed our paper works at the usual coffee shop in Changlun and entered the Malaysia/Thailand border at Bukit Kayu Hitam. In addition to the normal Arrival/Departure white card and Custom Declaration Form, we had to submit two copies of the Conveyance and passenger list forms at the Thai Immigration.

We entered Thailand without hassle. The first stop was at a PTT after Hatyai for refuelling. There is a halal stall for refreshments and a surau to perform our prayers. We had a few more pit stops along the AH2 highway before we arrived Surat Thani around 20:00.

Dinner was at a Muslim stall before we checked in Princess Park Hotel for the night. Everyone was in high spirits and looking forward for another long journey towards Thailand/Cambodia border tomorrow.

(A group photo before the start of the journey)
(Riders and pillions, ready for the long haul ride)
(A clear blue sky, a good day to ride)
(First refueling at Simpang Pulai)
(Entering Thailand without any hastle)
(Riding with care at night)
(Having a sumptuous dinner at a Muslim stall)

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