You can purchase the ETS train tickets from KL Sentral at Level 1 or via online. It is best to buy early to secure your seats. According to the KTMB personnel, tickets are open a month ahead. Priced at RM82 for one way.
The ETS is brightly lit and has ample luggage space. It is very organized.
You can even place your luggage at a corner (with proper luggage space) if you don't want to place it up on the compartments. But you have to be quick to "chup" the space.
There is a small canteen that sells basic food such as Mee Siam, Sandwiches and Nasi Lemak and hot drinks like coffee and milo. A set of Nasi Lemak/ Mee Siam with a hot drink costs RM9.
Food Price list
Our first photo on our train ride.
So once we reached Padang Besar, we hired a van to take us to the Thai border and there, after having our passport stamped, the van took us into Hadyai town. We paid RM150 for the van service for a total of 6 pax. Some may ask for RM180. Negotiate with them!
Finally, here's the Hadyai Town! It's pretty quiet and not so crowded with tourists. Maybe because it's not the school holidays. I am not complaining.
Dozens of stalls stretches across the road selling fruits and fresh vegetables.
We hired a tuk tuk to ferry us around to our destinations. Wanna know where we visited? Stay tuned for Part 2.