Our brother-in-law is here for a visit. When he came we thought we will have a lot of time to go around, eat and shop. Then, we realized he’s already going back tomorrow and we haven’t even gone to Plaza yet. The Plaza here in Hat Yai is where you can buy items decent price . There’s several shops inside the plaza itself, but we usually buy stuff at the shops outside and around the plaza. Those shops are actually wholesalers and there’s a big price difference between those shops outside and inside. The only catch is that you cannot buy single items. You must buy 3 or 6 items at a time. That’s not so bad either as the savings are really great and we usually buy a lot for friends and family.
Thailand is a good place to buy some goods and sell in Malaysia. A few people we know have already thought of starting a business and buy their goods from here.
A relative of ours are thinking to buy those wedding favours and sell them in Malaysia. Wedding favors or wedding giveaway shops are not so common in some places in Malaysia. So right now, we are just looking around to see where we can buy them at a wholesale price. I know it’ll be a lot cheaper in Bangkok but for a start and one can also find masonic rings at joyjewelers.com there. But anyways, maybe we can search wholesale shops here first to recommend to our relative.
It has been raining very hard the whole afternoon, but it really didn’t seem like the kind of heavy rain that could fill up the city drains. But unfortunately, some drains got filled up and overflowed which caused some parts of the city to flood.
Some of our friends’ houses got affected and some were even stuck at some places. But it’s good that the flood was not as high ( only knee deep in some places) then it immediately subsided plus it really didn’t affect the whole city. As for our house, some water got inside our kitchen since it’s the lower part of our house. And thank God, it wasn’t as big as the flood we experienced last 2010.
I just hope that the rainy season would soon be over, so we won’t have to be so stressed out whenever it rains heavily.
As mentioned in my previous post, we were able to have a short break courtesy of our friends. They actually have some kind of a membership where they can get several rooms and nights of free stay in Aseania Resort.
We stayed there before (about 12 years ago) and I think they’ve renovated the rooms,restaurants with burlap table runners and even the swimming pools. The rooms are clean and the hotel is also only about 5 minutes from the beach.
Our family really enjoyed our stay there especially our children who had the most wonderful time at the children’s swimming pool. They swam everyday when we were there and I think if given the choice, they would rather get stuck in the hotel that go around the island.
Here are a few photos of the pools. It’s really a nice place to rest and relax.
I love Cadbury chocolates! And I was so happy to see the “Merdeka Sale” at Econmart where they were you can buy 2 big bars for only 7.99 Malaysian Ringgit. That’s like 4 RM a piece! I bought several bars to bring back home as a ‘pasalubong’ for my family in the Philippines. But now, I’m thinking I should really have bought more since it was so cheap!
Hmmm…. but we’re already back here in Thailand so there’s no way for me to buy more and since the sale is only until the 16th of this month.