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Saturday, 27 December 2014


DAY 10, 21 Sept 14: KOH SAMUI

Today is my rest day. I woke up late and just lazed at my room, waiting for my biker friend, Nurul Teh come to fetch me at 1pm. 

The beach near my GH

I had met Nurul only one time previously. Nurul resided in Koh Samui since few months back after she resigned from her job at an oil and gas company. She practiced yoga and had some students of her own. She came with a scooter and asked me to be her pillion. I seldom being a pillion, and being one, I felt very awkward that I screamed few times. Gayat wehh...LOL that was hillarious. Nurul brought me to a Muslim restaurant for lunch. We had rice with seafood tomyam, steamed fish, fried veges, and ohhh cucumber with sambal belacan. How I had missed that. We chatted for hours and this lady really surprised me with her life story. What an incredible and strong woman she was. I really admired her spirit and determination. 

After that, Nurul brought me round the island and later to her nice and cozy house. Finally, after spending 5 hours together, she sent me back to my GH. Thank you very much Nurul for a wonderful time and for sharing with me your amazing life story. Do let me borrow your spirit to apply in my own life.


I checked out around 10am and made my way to the pier. Theres not many vehicles and after purchasing the ticket (B250), I rode into the ferry. Arriving Don Sak, I rode via route 401 to Nakhon Sithammarat where I stopped for fuel and a light snack. After that, it was all the way via route 41 – 4 without stopping at all until I reached Dannok, where I stopped for the famous grilled meat. 

B70 per plate...I had two plates :)

Upon entering Malaysia, I met my FB fan who had been waiting for me and we chatted for about 1 hour. Then I proceeded to my friend’s house at Sungai Petani. It was already dark and I still havent fix my head light. I had to ride slowly. Thank god I managed to find her house.

The next morning, I rode to Honda HQ at Batu Kawan to have the technician checked the head light problem. It was only the fuse. What a relief. Then I rode straight to Ipoh, my home sweet home...


DAY 7, 18 Sept 14: PAKXE

One thing I love about riding solo is I’m free to do whatever I like and go wherever and whenever I want. So, I took my own sweet time lazing on the bed and only make a move to Thad Pha Suam waterfalls, the most famous attraction in Pakxe at around 11am. 

The road to Thad Pha Suam

It wasn’t difficult to find this famed waterfall. Entrance fee was K7000. The beauty? Let the pics do the talking lah...

This is my special moment...talking to myself and talking to the nature. Plz do not disturb.....

Theres another beautiful waterfall not far from Thad Pha Suam. I found it by mistake. I forgot the name, but this falls, like Thad Pha Sua, was not less beautiful. The best part was I’m the only visitor here and I got this falls all to myself. I just sat on the rock watching this falls for 30mins without any disturbance.

Later I rode slowly back to Pakxe, taking my own sweet time. Lots of interesting things I saw while on the way.

I parked my bike at the GH and walked to the nearby market. I  bought grilled fish, sticky rice and somtam for my dinner. Yummy yummy...

Grilled banana...sedap jugak
Somtam...pedas berdengung
Freshly cook sticky rice...smell soo good.....

I dont know why...but I hv mixed emotion looking at this pic.....


Today is a looonggg ride. My actual destination is Petchaburi but since I made a stopping to visit an attraction and theres some confusion while navigating my way, I only managed up to Ayuthaya only.

I started early in the morning and headed straight to the border. There was fog which limited my view so I had to slow down. 

Border crossing was smooth. I had to pay K10000 at the Lao side and FOC upon entering THL. 

Sirinthon Dam

Once done with border crossing, I sped as fast as I could via route 217 – 226, turning left before Buriram to 219 and some tertiary roads about 20kms which the last few kms, I had to climb a steep hill. The place I want to visit is Prasat Phanom Rung. It was located on top of an extinct volcano. This future world heritage site was not popular among Malaysians but actually this Hindu shrine was very ancient. It was built in the 10th – 13th century. From the top, one can see the surrounding land.

I cant stay long as I still had a long way to go. Off I sped via route 24 – 2 to Saraburi. The road condition was okey. Traffic started to get heavy when I’m nearing Saraburi as it was peak hour. I asked a policeman the correct way to go to Ayuthaya but he directed me wrongly and I had to turn back. It was quite confusing and I wasted some time here to find the correct way. Finally, I managed to find it and only arrived Ayuthaya when the sun had already gone, totally exhausted after covering almost 1000kms in about 13 hours.

Chantana House, B250


I woke up at 5.30am with the intention to start riding as early as possible to avoid the morning traffic. It was still dark when I make a move from the GH and exit Ayuthaya heading to Sena. I didnt realize when did my head light malfunction, until I started to ride on the tertiary road without street lights. I stopped DJ by the road side and checked the matter. It was pitch dark and I couldnt figure out whats the problem. I touched the wires in case if theres shortage somewhere, but still the light was dead. I had no choice but to continue riding slowly. I switched on my hazard lights but it was of not much help. I really couldn’t see the road or if theres pot holes ahead. It was scary to ride in this condition but there was no suitable place to stop. Thank god that theres not many vehicles on the road, but once in a while when they came from the opposite direction, they were super fast and they only noticed me when our distance were really close. They greeted me with a loud and long honk. Ohh, thank you very much for noticing my presence. When I saw shop lots with lights, I pulled over but not for long as there were stray dogs around. I had to continue riding in this tense condition for about 50kms until I reached the intersection to route 340 where there was a petrol pump. I waited until theres enough sunlight for me to move on. While waiting, I witnessed a very beautiful sunrise. I supposed, this must be the reason why Allah made the situation as such for enable me to witness His greatness.

I continued riding as fast as I could via route 4. My biggest concern is to catch the soonest ferry to Koh Samui. I seldom stop for rest, except during refueling, when I took the opportunity for toilet and a light snack. I managed to ride at 130 – 140kmh at certain areas. I was tired, but I had to move on. It was quite a long way from Surat Thani to Don Sak pier. I had thought that the distance was near. Theres a long cue at the pier, but I managed to cut the cue and took the 4pm ferry which costed me B250. I met some bikers from Sarawak and we chatted for a while. I couldnt rest in the ferry no matter how tired I was as the couple who sat next to me were so impressed that I rode my motorbike alone (they overheard my conversation with the Sarawakians). They asked me questions all the way until the ferry reached Koh Samui. Then, it was another 20kms ride to my GH near Lamai Beach. Only god knows how exhausted I was.

DJ on the ferry


Band: NASTIA, Title: ANGGUR (taken from EP 'EKSPRESI')