11 October 2012

Ride to Phuket & Myanmar

A couple of friends and i decided to take a short trip north.  We've been to most of the touristy spots so to make this ride interesting we planned to ride from KL-Ranong D1 about 1050km ,the next day spend half the day in Myanmar sightseeing. In the evening head to Phuket D2~390km. D3 in Phuket free and easy.And head back on Day 4 diectly from Phuket to Kl ~ 1050km..My previous longest distances were 860km 2011, 930km this year and the new record is 1050km now  :-)


Day 1

Early morning RV



2 of our rides


We set off at 5am. first rest stop at Tapah here



Another at Sungai Perak.The sun is finally out.



Me love you long time  :-) :-)


The border was full as many riders were going to the 3 nation ride in Krabi


Many many bikes



Even this


A short break after the border formalities


Thailand here we come


We're on our way                           pic by Han


Weather still cloudy                            pic by Han 


Some where near Surathani


Back on the road                       pic by Han



Off the highway the roads got narrower                    pic by Han 


And curvier                               pic by Han 



Close to our destination we saw  this



So we decided to make a rest stop here


Cool.See the rider??


Another 100km to go


Nice quiet kampung roads. Awesome FJR lights really made the difference.



Soon we reached Ranong.Checked in , unpacked and went out in search of food


All the halal shops were closed ,but the lady on the right who could speak fluent Malay took us here


Nice place


We only remembered photos after eating   :-P
Back to the hotel crash and sleep.


Day 2

The next morning we could see our surroundings.


Brekkie


Nice


Nice hotel



After breakfast we headed here



Why here?


Cause its the gateway to Myanmar


lighthouse or observation tower ???



Paperwork.....



While waiting for our next ride ,we decided to take some pics




Thats Myanmar behind my bike.



I'm took lazy to walk



Han rode down for more pics   .i'm lazy



Being bums we took the cart instead of walking  :-)


our ride is coming



Our first stop is here-Thahtay kyun Island




Home to the Andaman club




Looking back at Thailand





More ferries



Welcome  :-)



Standing on Myanmar soil  .HOORAH   




Nice lion




Anatomically correct ha ha  :-)



Nice



We walked around and enjoyed the sights





A last look


Time for part 2



We're headed west



Here



Mainland Myanmar proper


A year ago i was standing at Ranong on my way back from Cambodia and i promised myself i'll stepfoot on the mainland here




Port





Welcome to Kaw Thaung AKA Victoria point


So cool to be standing here looking at this


Welcome brothers



Incoming  


Outgoing


Streets of Kaw Thaung



Myanmar soil  :-)




We walked around,taking in the  sights



No smiles anywhere



First we went to see the king of Myanmar 



Meet his Royal Highness


The Royal View



Frontal view



Close up of the Last King of Myanmar





From there we headed to the main Pagoda



Third world alright




We would have to had taken off our shoes to go in.With boots on we said nevermind....




Close up.Nice.


A final look before leaving.



We walked down town


Cooking with a wood fire.No Coal or gas



It was damp and deary





People were really cold,sullen and wary


Going to a central market.



All the shops were open,but no-one tried to sell us anything.



All they did was just look at us


Finally we had some local coffee before leaving.Thick and sweet.


Back on the bikes through Ranong               pic by Han


Still a bit cloudy                    pic by Han 


We took one ferry back to Andaman Club,and another back to the mainland Thailand.After immigration formalities we hit the road again.



A short break.



Great Thai roads as usual.


Empty roads                         pic by Han


Todays distance is not too long                          pic by Han 


Another 100+ km to go                     pic by Han 


We finally rode into Phuket around 9pm



Traffic as bad as KL


After checking in its time for yummies 



Day 3

Early the next morning we took a look around



Passing Kata beach


To head up here


For the view, and what a view.


All around view....awesome.



From here


Then we headed here


To see Phukets big buddha


The view from the top



Inner part of the temple


I've been to the top during my last visit here last year.So this time i just sat at the bottom.


Then we headed to see more Wats


Great design and carvings



The main Wat


After looking around we headed back




To catch our next ride.


Nice islands


But packed



Also packed here



Nice beach though




We swam for a while in the clear water.


Back in the boat to the next isle






Here we anchored on the sea to snorkle for a while



Awwwwwwwwwww.  Letih ke  :-P


Fishies time


Then its of to the 3rd and final island


Nice beach again



We took a walk around


full house again




A forest of umbrellas 


Nice clear water





As usual,i'm trying to take a picture and these ladies block my view





Posing huh 


Time for contemplation


More view blokers...sheesh


Aiya....


Finally ,got away from those ladies ,and we headed back to the pier.





Full house again.


Back to Pa Tong we took a walk around.


Bangla Stadium ??!!?


Hard luck Cafe


Good musicians ,so so singers


Dinner at a Middle Eastern restaurant.


Not too bad


Day 4

We left Phuket around 9am                            pic by Han


Bye Bye Pa Tong                            pic by Han 


Crossing Phuket's bridge                           pic by Han 



Today was going to be long.Here we stopped along the way at an empty store front.Turns out it was a police station.Once the cops saw we were friendly,out came the cameras.


Its was really fun for all of us.



Still early



After saying goodbye we headed on our way


From the cop station we continued our way                           pic by Han


Nice limestone formations                           pic by Han 


Big huh                                 pic by Han 


A last photo before the Malaysian border.


From the above we crossed the border and headed south.We finally reached KL around midnight.
Its has been a few days hard riding but the experiences have been amazing...especially walking the streets of Myanmar..A good ride and amazing experiences.As usual now we have to decide where next  :-)
Cheers.                                     


10 comments:

  1. banyaknya mermaid..hahaha
    -apit-

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  2. Lagi banyak yg kena censored bro ,ha ha :-)

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  3. nice pics doc...........=)

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  4. Visa required for this method of entry into Myanmar?

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  5. fuh...bahaya...bahaya...untuk riadah mata...heheheheh

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  6. @Adimz - thanks bro.

    @Van - no visa required .

    @Sarjan bluess - thanks bro .

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