Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Lee Gardens Plaza Hotel In Hatyai Bombing Incident

My neighbour, an ex-teacher turned tour guide, is always organizing day trip tours around Malaysia.  So far I have followed him once and going to follow his day tour for the second time somewhere next week. 

When I saw him this evening, I asked him to organize a trip to Hatyai some day.  He looked at me with bewilderment.  "HUH, you still want to go Hatyai?"  I said why not, it has been few years since I last been there, in fact more than a decade already. 

Then only I heard from him that there was a bomb exploded in Lee Gardens, Hatyai... I was kind of shocked... "Lee Gardens Hotel?"  This is the hotel most Malaysians like to stay in.... Gosh.. I didn't know that something drastic happened... I never read newspapers nor listen to the news these days...

Oh dear... why the bomb...My friends and my sister stayed there before... and most  of my friends like to stay in this hotel too... Fourteen people have cherished and hundreds were injured... I guess it is not safe to go there anymore... Nowhere is safe, huh....


21 comments:

  1. It's a hit news these few days.. Hatyai is one my favourite tourist place, sigh....

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  2. kathy: Bali now also have to put on hold.. sigh...


    hayley: Wonder Bangkok ok or not...

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  3. In fact, now is the safest time to visit Haadyai because there will be tight police security around the city and you can really bargain for the best price. Vendors will simply give in during such bad season. I am not joking, my friends are organising a tour to Haadyai this coming weekend to sapu cheap cheap stuff.

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  4. it's all over FB... sigh... so sad.

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  5. pam: oh dear.. if we dont go, they also cannot make ends meet, right? if we go, we also go in fear.. i think the govt wont encourage us to go at this time too..


    merryn: gosh, i didnt read that till today...me not up to date..

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  6. Pam: you are so right. i don't anything bad will happen again as the security is tight and they are not god can do as they like. you think no goverment meh..

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  7. Yes, sadly there is nowhere safe these days. Here, there are always shootings at our schools. The school kids themselves are the shooters. Many are injured and die.

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  8. I think now is the best time visit Hatyai! Bombings never happen one after another in a short space of time especially with all the tightened security. But it's sad to read such news. Sad for the victims.

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  9. That's too bad. I hate violence.

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  10. Yes the news came as a shock for me too, since a was there with 3 bloggers juz a couple of months ago, and we went gaga buying at the Boots pharmacy which is just located near the lifts which goes up to the Lee Garden hotel. I was supposed to organize a trip there for Mom and her siblings early this month too. Thank heavens I was busy with work and had to postponed organizing the trip. I'm sad for those who died, their families and the people of Hatyai who rely so much on tourist dollars. Looks as if they will be swatting flies for a long time to come.
    +Ant+

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  11. All over radio, tv news, how come you are not aware of it. Busy with your daughter's application for colleges.

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  12. You didn't know??? My blogger-friend, JFook...his parents were eating on the 13th Floor and they thought it was an earthquake. Then some tourists asked them to run to the swimming pool...I think on the 12th Floor...and they were rescued from there and evacuated to safety - sent to the hospital. Luckily, they were all right.

    I wouldn't want to go to such places - Bali's another one - how many cases of bombing already! Come to Sibu lah...food is good and cheap, people are friendly and nice...and everyone is everyone's neighbour, side by side! Right or not?

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  13. It's sad...Lee Gardens is one of the tourist spots.SIGH** And I have booked the tix somewhere around June.

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  14. stp: promoting again!! lol.. so when r u coming over?


    Yes, I was not aware of this bombing.. i think i must catch up with the online news..how come I didnt read it in FB?? True too, I was busy with my girl's applications for the last week or so...

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  15. I stayed at the hotel before. Really scary and my hb planning to go Haadyai next week. Hopefully he will call off the trip.

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  16. If not necessary, then dont go to Thailand. Read 2 Malaysians killed there. Scary! Everywhere is not safe now.

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  17. If not necessary, then dont go to Thailand. Read 2 Malaysians killed there. Scary! Everywhere is not safe now.

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  18. things like this happen:-( and its crazy that people can think of wanting to harm the public in this manner.

    this place seems quite close to where i stayed previously. we didn't take this place as it didn't really have a secured parking that we needed for the convoy.

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  19. oh boy .. u need to read the news ..
    to know what is happening..

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