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Hat Yai is a city in southern Thailand near the Malaysian border. Located at 7°1′N 100°28′E / 7.017°N 100.467°E, it has a population of 158,218 in the city itself and about 800,000 in the greater Hat Yai area. Hat Yai is the largest city of Songkhla Province, the largest metropolitan area in the south, and the third largest metropolitan area of the country. It is often mistaken for being the provincial capital. In fact, Songkhla is the capital and the center of administration and culture while Hat Yai is the business center. The two cities are considered twin cities due to their geographical proximity, and accordingly, Hat Yai and Songkhla form the Greater Hatyai-Songkhla Metropolitan Area.
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Sunshine Little Kitchen (2015)
by Hui-Shin Wong
Hat Yai is a city at the Southern Thailand near the Malaysian border, Kedah and Perlis. Hat Yai and Songkhla are a twin city called Greater HatyaiSongkhla Metropolitan Area. The name Hat Yai means big mahat tree, a relative of jackfruits.
It happened in SE. Asia (2015)
by Michael J. Cook
Hat Yai is a market town. Any day of the week the streets are packed with traders from the southern countries – Malaysia and Singapore – and from as far north as Bangkok. Apart from large and modern city department stores selling all manner ...
by Godfree Ed D Roberts
Hat Yai is a major tourist destination for Malaysians and Singaporeans, though less so for Western tourists. As one might expect of a city of this size, hospitals, malls, markets and nightclubs abound. If you'd like Twenty-Nine - Retirement Cities.
Paradise Lust (2011)
by Kit McCann
BIG BEACH BALL Hat Yai is a scruffy, bouncy depot town in the middle of the southern snake~tongue of Thailand, but its name means 'Big Beach' and the nearest beach is 80 km away. It is a sort of Tijuana for the Malaysians, who come ...
Marketing Gods by Pattana Kitiarsa
Hat Yai is a distinctively Chinese city, a characteristic traceable to its emergence in the early twentieth century as a market centre in the burgeoning rubber industry and the associated dominance of the ethnic Chinese and Sino-Thai ...
by Daniel Bell
Suwannawong Gym Hat Yai (Sepak Takraw), ...
by Maurice Schwartz
Tourism Data : Phuket, Surat ThaniIKo Samui, Songkhla/Hat Yai. Final Report, Vol. 3. Tokyo: Japan International Cooperation Agency. Unpublished Agency Report. Tourist Development Corporation, Malaysia, 1979. Malaysia's East Coast : ...
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