2017 Drive from Singapore to Thailand – Day 2 – KL to Jitra

day 2 drive.pngToday’s leg was a 453km drive from KL to Jitra. We normally put up in Alor Setar but this time we wanted to try the LSH Resthouse at Jitra which is further north and closer to the Thailand border.

On the way up towards Ipoh, we witnessed a 4 car pile-up in front of us which forced me to do an emergency brake on the fast lane of the highway. Thankfully I was alert and I avoided ramming into the car in front. This was a stark reminder of the potential dangers when taking these long drives. Always look two or three cars down the line, this will give you more time to react to emergencies. If you only brake when the car immediately in front of you brakes, sometimes this will be too late to avoid a nasty accident. I’m extremely grateful that we managed to avoid the crash, it would have spoiled our entire holiday!

Ipoh, at just about the halfway point of today’s drive, was a good spot to stop for lunch, as always. This time we didn’t go downtown for the Dim Sum, but settled for fast food at the outskirts of town.

The drive after lunch was a scenic one, amidst mountains and through a tunnel. We managed to arrive at Jitra in good time, around 4 pm.

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Click here for the next installment of my 2017 SG-TH blog series which details our interesting experience at the Sadao border crossing.

Click here to read from the beginning of my 2017 SG-TH blog series.

Click this link to read my three part blog post from 2016 where I detail everthing you need to know about preparing for a Singapore – Thailand road trip.

My wife and I enjoy having guests over at our place for fellowship and a nice home-cooked meal. So if you would like to drop by to try some of my wife’s wonderful cooking and to talk more about travel and life, do drop me a mail at lenniechua@gmail.com to arrange a dinner date! Everyone welcome!

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2017 Drive from Singapore to Thailand – Day 1 – SG to KL

Ever since our first Singapore – Thailand road trip in 2015, we have made this a yearly affair for our family. For our past trips, the first day was a 800km drive from Singapore to Alor Setar at the north of Peninsular Malaysia, but this year, we decided to go easy on ourselves and break this into two legs. This means that for our first day, we have an extremely manageable 330km drive.

We set of at 7:40am on a Friday morning, and was blessed to have completely no traffic at the Woodlands border crossing. The North South Highway was also extremely smooth and we made it to our rest stop at 10am for brunch at Restoran Jejantas Ayer Keroh, a few kilometres past the Bandaraya Melaka exit.

After brunch, again it was a smooth drive for another 1 hour and 20 minutes to reach our destination for the day – Ibis Styles Fraser Business Park, KL. Was extremely nice to have the whole afternoon to rest and chill and to prepare ourselves for the longer drives that are coming up the next 2 days!

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Click here to read the next installment of my 2017 SG-TH blog series where I share about my near miss along the NSE.

Click this link to read my three part blog post from 2016 where I detail everthing you need to know about preparing for a Singapore – Thailand road trip.

My wife and I enjoy having guests over at our place for fellowship and a nice home-cooked meal. So if you would like to drop by to try some of my wife’s wonderful cooking and to talk more about travel and life, do drop me a mail at lenniechua@gmail.com to arrange a dinner date! Everyone welcome!