Ko Samui

Posted in Photography, Travel by Alvin on June 9, 2010

Ko Samui to me was slightly overrated. Probably because we Malaysians are spoilt with breathtaking islands off the west coast and around Borneo. We arrived at the Thai-Malaysia borders not long after sunrise and the subsequent bus journey took about 5 hours to travel from Songkhla to Surat Thani.



We took the evening ferry, which leaves the port at 5pm. The scenery wasn’t picturesque initially, but as the sun sets, the sky was smudged with tones like this:


We spent the night strolling around the night plaza and alongside stretches of pubs, bar and massage centers.

Sun was scorching hot on day 2 as we headed out on an island tour.




Albeit a tad disappointment to what I’ve initially expected, the hotel we stayed was good.


We took a morning ferry back to the mainland, and headed down south to Songkhla.




Hat Yai is where I am right now. It was also the city which marks the end of my last backpacking trip (Nov-Dec 2009)  and this time round, it is the city kicking start to another venture.


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  1. PurpleFish said, on June 9, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    woops~ “we” are?? like the sun ray picture ~^^

  2. Alvin said, on June 9, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    my mum n bro. supposed to be my father but he last min doesnt want to go. so here am i. hehe 🙂

  3. PurpleFish said, on June 10, 2010 at 11:21 am

    oic, i thought u r substituting ur father and went there alone~ haha

    • Alvin said, on June 11, 2010 at 3:24 am

      lol…now im alone though 🙂

  4. leechernyih said, on June 11, 2010 at 3:39 am

    Haha enjoy your holiday 🙂 I’m starting work next monday 😦

    • Alvin said, on June 11, 2010 at 3:46 am

      haha..nice..getting paid wat..
      finally a pharmacist eh? hehe

  5. leechernyih said, on June 12, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    hmm not yet… Still pre-registration haha.

  6. Traveler said, on June 15, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Amazing photos, Alvin!

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