If you come and visit Hat Yai, you might get a little bit shocked to find a lot of security check points at the malls. Before entering the parking lot, one has to show and ID card or driver’s license and car has to be thoroughly checked. When entering the malls, bags will be checked by security guards with or without crown security products . Not just a normal check but sometimes, they will really look inside all the compartments in your bag. It’s a bit annoying sometimes to have a stranger look at your personal items, but well it’s for the safety of everyone.
Anyways, all these tight security checks has started a few years ago after incidents of bombing and bomb threats in the south. But there’s nothing much to worry, it’s still safe to go around Hat Yai.