My trip to Hatyai is like any other typical Malaysians' minus the sex, heavy drinking and senseless shopping. Minus the secret mistresses, elopement and cigarettes in bulk.
Malaysians in Hatyai are like Arabs in Kuala Lumpur.
It's a testing ground for young adults who are keen on experimenting the joy of travelling without their parents. It's a sex Mecca for men with middle age crisis. It's a shopping heaven for lonely housewives.
Just imagine if the whole family found each other here. Abah with his ladyboy companion, Mak with her lifetime saving spent on sacks of silver tiffins and Along who reeks of cannabis. I would pay good money to watch what happens next.