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Old 02-09-2009, 10:58 AM   #1
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Hi Citroen Owners,

This year end, I am planning to drive my C4P up to Phuket along with another friend who owns Kia - Cerato Forte 2l.

We already started our ground works like

 Gathering visa details (Is on arrival visa applicable to Indians?)
 Documents required for importing car into Thailand
 Hotel bookings at Penang, Krabi, Phuket, Hat yai and KL.
 Obtaining International driving license
 Garmin Thailand Maps
 Shell stations along the way.
 And so on.

As we made trips to Genting, Kuantan and Cameron few times around, we are quiet confident on our driving skills and like to explore Thailand and even further. 

I have already clocked ~15K and by December, before the long journey, I will send my car to 20K service.

FYI, I never opened my car bonnet and I don?t know about ABCs of different kinds of oils to be topped up.

While delivering, SE asked me not to change or top up any oil or water as ?ALL? will be taken care by service center.

Off course, this is my 1st car and decided to buy in 2 days time. (1st day decided and visited Citroen showroom and 2nd day booked)

Okay, Apart from that 20K service, do I need to check anything particular in the car?

Do I need to stock any material / oil for the long journey?

Bros, please provide me your expert opinions and advices.

Following is our draft plan: Is this plan workable? Please advice if anything under or over estimated.

Date & Time Destination & activities
19-Dec-2009 6:00 AM Start our very long journey from home and proceed to Tuas 2nd link.
19-Dec-2009 6:30 AM Completion of Immigration formalities of Singapore & Malaysia and proceed towards north.
19-Dec-2009 09:30 AM Arrive at Ayer Keroh OBR (Over Bridge Restaurant) for breakfast.
19-Dec-2009 10:30 AM Start from Ayer Keroh and drive towards north and use KL bypass to avoid KL traffic.
19-Dec-2009 02:00 PM Arrive at IPOH for lunch. (need to find out indian restaurant which provides veg meal)
19-Dec-2009 03:00 PM Start from IPOH and proceed to Penang.
19-Dec-2009 06:00 PM Arrive to Penang Hotel and freshup for dinner
19-Dec-2009 07:30 PM Proceed to dinner at Little India area at George Town.
19-Dec-2009 09:30 PM Back to hotel
20-Dec-2009 Fullday at Penang (Penang hill, Snake temple, Beach and etc)
21-Dec-2009 09:00 AM After breakfast proceed to Thai / Malay Border. (Bkt Kayu Hitam)
21-Dec-2009 11:30 AM Completion of Immigration formalities of Malaysia & Thailand and proceed to Hat Yai. (around 50km)
21-Dec-2009 01:00 PM Arrive at Hat Yai for lunch. (need to explore a restaurant which suits us)
21-Dec-2009 02:30 PM After lunch proceed to Krabi. (enroute Trang for a short break)
21-Dec-2009 06:00 PM Arrive to Krabi and check in to hotel.
22-Dec-2009 Fullday at Krabi
23-Dec-2009 Fullday at Krabi
24-Dec-2009 01:00 PM Checkout hotel and proceed to Phuket after lunch. (enroute Phang Nga, Koh Samui for short breaks)
24-Dec-2009 04:00 PM Arrive to Phuket and check in hotel
25-Dec-2009 Fullday at Phuket
26-Dec-2009 Fullday at Phuket
27-Dec-2009 01:00 PM Checkout hotel and proceed to Hat Yai after lunch
27-Dec-2009 07:00 PM Arrive at Hat Yai and check in to hotel.
28-Dec-2009 Fullday at Hat Yai
29-Dec-2009 12:00 Noon Checkout hotel and proceed to Thai / Malay Border
29-Dec-2009 02:00 PM Completion of Immigration formalities of Thailand & Malaysia and proceed to KL
29-Dec-2009 09:00 PM Arrive at KL and checkin hotel near sunway lagoon
30-Dec-2009 Fullday at KL / Sunway Lagoon
31-Dec-2009 12:00 Noon Checkout hotel and proceed to Maran Temple
31-Dec-2009 06:00 PM Arrive to Maran Temple and stay there at temple (near Kuantan)
01-Jan-2010 06:00 AM Worship god for good 2010.
01-Jan-2010 12:00 Noon After breakfast proceed to Singapore
01-Jan-2010 07:00 PM Arrive home.

All your advices will be counted.

Saravanan.
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:07 PM   #2
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Wah! Dii maak maak na krup!
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:15 PM   #3
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sorry can't make this one
Car not enough ground clearance some areas
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Old 02-09-2009, 06:16 PM   #4
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Furry,

What do you mean by "Car not enough ground clearence some areas". ?

Sorry, I am zero on car maintanence. But, I drive.

Saravanan.
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Old 02-09-2009, 06:17 PM   #5
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layman english : too low
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Old 02-09-2009, 06:20 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cars2cars

Wah! Dii maak maak na krup!
Sorry bro, what do you mean?

Saravanan.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:37 PM   #7
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wat a trip.... enjoy ;D

wat bro Bro Furry meant is his car lowered liao, so cant make it for this trip. some area will have problem going thru ( play see-saw )
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:37 PM   #8
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Can't offer any advice cos the furthest i went was only to Malacca. But it sure sounds like a fun trip!

Hope everything will go well for your trip

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Old 02-09-2009, 09:45 PM   #9
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cameron anyone ;D
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:30 PM   #10
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Furry,

Whey dont you arrange a trip with all Citroen owners? Cameron yes. not a bad idea.

Really, it will be fun altogether.

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