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Thinking about maybe updating my METV at Pedang Besar, Malaysia but have been hearing tales about being required to stay over night.

I did it last year at Satun, was quick and easy then.

Any recent news?

Thanks,

DS

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I was there yesterday and I believe that you will have to stay overnight as it's a tourist visa. See my post here;

 

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Thank you Schondie ... assuming there's $ going from the hotel owners to whoever has made this a requirement ... they have things in common with pickpockets ... 

 

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If I needed to spend a night in Malaysia I think Padang is a better bet than Wang Prachan - there is a couple of grubby guesthouses that you can walk to, not far from Maybank.

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21 hours ago, recom273 said:

If I needed to spend a night in Malaysia I think Padang is a better bet than Wang Prachan - there is a couple of grubby guesthouses that you can walk to, not far from Maybank.

Hey recom273, quick question - I haven't been to Pedang before - what's 'Maybank' - 

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DS

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25 minutes ago, MrKFC said:

Hey recom273, quick question - I haven't been to Pedang before - what's 'Maybank' - 

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DS

It’s a bank, big yellow sign. 
 

wakk over the roundabout into town and you will see it, put your back to the atm and look across the road, I think there is a GH sign.

 

Never stayed, but read a couple of local fb group posts saying it was a but grubby.

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Thanks. 🙂

 

Have you heard whether they're requiring an overnight there? - I'm just getting a stamp on my METV, trying to do the usual U-turn.

 

DS

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16 minutes ago, MrKFC said:

Thanks. 🙂

 

Have you heard whether they're requiring an overnight there? - I'm just getting a stamp on my METV, trying to do the usual U-turn.

 

DS

I went there 2 weeks ago, got off the train in the morning and back on the shuttle to Hat Yai in the afternoon.

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Good news!

 

Where'd you ride in from? I'm in Khanom, thinking I might ride the train from Nakhorn Sri Thammarat but haven't been able to find a schedule that shows that ... might have to do Nakhorn Sri Thammarat to Hat Yai.

 

Other option is to ride the scooter, but it's 300+ km, a long day in the saddle.

 

DS

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12 minutes ago, MrKFC said:

Good news!

 

Where'd you ride in from? I'm in Khanom, thinking I might ride the train from Nakhorn Sri Thammarat but haven't been able to find a schedule that shows that ... might have to do Nakhorn Sri Thammarat to Hat Yai.

 

Other option is to ride the scooter, but it's 300+ km, a long day in the saddle.

 

DS

I came down overnight from Bangkok. If you can get to Hat Yai for 07.30 you can get the morning shuttle for 50 baht, or there is the Bangkok train No 45 that comes through HY about 45 minutes later, although mine ran about 2 hours late. I think that one is about 250 baht.

Another option would be to take the afternoon shuttle to PD arrives about 1600 Malaysian time and then the Bangkok train No 46 back to Hat Yai, that leaves PD at 18.00 getting into HY at about the same time Thai time.

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52 minutes ago, MrKFC said:

Where'd you ride in from? I'm in Khanom, thinking I might ride the train from Nakhorn Sri Thammarat but haven't been able to find a schedule that shows that ... might have to do Nakhorn Sri Thammarat to Hat Yai.

I could only find local trans to Hat Yai. You would have to then get another local train to Padang Besar.

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Source: http://www.railway.co.th/WebDestination/#/SearchDestination/EN

 

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use the normal timetable. The main through trains come overnight from BKK and are thus most often (very) late AND are full of beds still occupied. This site will only show you available bookable space-and not if thats all taken. One cannot book available seats (as there will be people getting off at NST) untill on the day. But then I assume a Van or possibly if still there a bus would be quicker, on time and much more reliable.

These 3d cl only all stops locals used to be the free trains for anyone.

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