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has anybody ever just flown to a non tourist city in thailand just to get away from farang

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A future option may be Betong. A new airport is currently under construction and may be completed next year.

My recollection, from the mid 90's, is that of a sleepy border town that generates most of it's business from Malaysian border hoppers. Very picturesque region with a more bearable climate. The southern troubles has had an impact but not in recent years.  

I certainly plan on making a trip there once the airport is on stream. Currently a trip there requires a few hours by a  rather windy road from Yala or an approach via the Malaysian border.

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9 hours ago, englishoak said:

 

If your so keen to get away from all the falang why are you asking us where to go ?... ive been there sure, if you want to know what its like go find out for yourself ... its called going where you havnt before and have a real adventure. instead of a fake arranged one..............kids these days meh 

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9 hours ago, englishoak said:

 

If your so keen to get away from all the falang why are you asking us where to go ?... ive been there sure, if you want to know what its like go find out for yourself ... its called going where you havnt before and have a real adventure. instead of a fake arranged one..............kids these days meh 

its farang not falang just for your reference.  kids theses days meh

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3 hours ago, recom273 said:

Songkhla has a different vibe the NST, there were/are a lot of expats living there because of the oil industry, there is a established strip of bars and pubs along with great restaurants, where you can meet others, should you wish to. You mention vegetarian, there are a few “jay” restaurants, these have red/yellow signs, it’s a chinese tradition, as there are a lot of Chinese families in hat Yai and Songkhla.

 

There are so many universities and schools in Songkhla and a lot of western teachers too, Songkhla has a nice community vibe - there’s even a ‘hash’ - where the group sets off and runs through the countryside. W have Facebook community pages to help one another out, I guess take a search. There 

 

There are still a lot of westerners there but not so many as a few years ago, I understand that this isn’t your objective to meet or not meet.
I live a nice life in HY, the only time I see westerners is if I pass through town. I very very rarely have any contact with westerners in a day to day, I’m too busy. I’m not the guy to speak to you and ask loads of questions, just because your eyes are blue, occasionally you can get talking to Malaysian tourists in a pub or restaurant, they are usually nice folks.

 

You should give Songkhla a look for a month, it’s been said before by contributors, southerners don’t suffer the fool, meaning friendships (both expats and locals) are a little hard to forge, but not so superficial. 

thanks good advise i dont mind all farang .  maybe the train goes by songkhla i will check it out  

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6 minutes ago, yogavnture said:

ARE you , us?  and beyond that its farang not falang.  anger management

Thai folk say falang cos they have a pLoblem wiv RRRRRRRRRRRRRR's..😂

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51 minutes ago, dabhand said:

A future option may be Betong. A new airport is currently under construction and may be completed next year.

My recollection, from the mid 90's, is that of a sleepy border town that generates most of it's business from Malaysian border hoppers. Very picturesque region with a more bearable climate. The southern troubles has had an impact but not in recent years.  

I certainly plan on making a trip there once the airport is on stream. Currently a trip there requires a few hours by a  rather windy road from Yala or an approach via the Malaysian border.

just think of all the tourist possibilities in the south if the thais got the muslim issue resolved

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20 minutes ago, yogavnture said:

its farang not falang just for your reference.  kids theses days meh

And it is THERE not thier or their when referring to somewhere. Just for your reference.

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15 minutes ago, stouricks said:

And it is THERE not thier or their when referring to somewhere. Just for your reference.

this is why i want to go to south and just hang with nice thais

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1 minute ago, CGW said:

"Remote location" & history, its maintained its Malaysian heritage to some extent. I like the way they cook food in the area, a lot of Malay influence.

i heard alot of malaysian men come up across the border to get massage from thais as its not avail in their country due to religious restriction

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1 minute ago, yogavnture said:

i heard alot of malaysian men come up across the border to get massage from thais as its not avail in their country due to religious restriction

Yes, this is true, but there are just as many family groups these days.

 

I think there is a bit of a seedy side to Beton but its not in your face like Dannock, which is an experience on its own.

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Trang is another place with not too many foreign tourists and has an airport, we have been there a few times and it is pretty quiet, good food too, they have some of the best bbq pork in Thailand and some great dim sum shops. Many really nice beaches but you will need to hire a car or bike to get around, lots to see in the region as well

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49 minutes ago, yogavnture said:

maybe the train goes by songkhla i will check it out 

They ripped up the branch line from Hat Yai to Songkhla a long time ago, so no rail link.

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