I have been thinking for this ride for about half a year. Finally made it last week with several other riders friends. Originally location set was Phucket but I suggest to go for Ko Lanta which is less populated and commercialized. Should said a good decision seems Phucket which is 200+ KM more will be our next ride after this. By far, this is my longest cross border ride, 1700KM in total, took 14 hours for us to reach. We push off 4am sharp Malaysia time, made a lot of stop almost every 100KM, else the girls might go crazy, haha.
Although push off at early morning but we reach border around 11am and clear the immigration point in 2 hours, pretty long but heard some experience worst. In Thailand we also made a lot of stop mainly to refresh ourselves. 7-11 is really popular in Thailand, they are kinda populated the place, everywhere you see one.
|8 Bikes at our first stop in Thailand|
|CL complaining about the ride?|
We finally arrived at our destination at 6.30 Malaysia time over there, not enough time to have fun at the beach, better just leave it to another day. We rally again at the lobby after 1 hour and head for dinner.
|Night view of one of the beach|
We went to bed after all sort of chitchatting, there is not much night life in Ko Lanta, a rather unpopulated place compare with Phucket, less commercialized and crowed indeed. This is where to relax and have a laid back holidays! The next morning we went down to the island and up after breakfast. Others choose to visit Lanta Old Town where I miss it, I spend the late afternoon time at one of the beautiful beach, nap, soak in the sea and swim .....nice!
|'Kwe Teow' in Thailand|
|The iconic Tom Yam for Thai|
|Green Curry, something I am looking for|
|We ate a lot|
|Lets ride down the island|
|Kenneth and his Wii-Strom|
|Henry and his FJR|
|Another group photo|
|Kenneth messing around with the Honda|
|Keep in formation.....|
|Our coconut vendor|
|Have refreshing coconut juice here|
|We picnic at the beach|
|I do not know what plant is that|
|Nice bikini girl and the sun set, haha!|
|Two of our friend we met, one cycle up from Malaysia and another from Bangkok, well done mates!|
This is a nice ride overall, my debut for many more cross border long ride.