The team consisting of 7 anglers: (from left to right) - Gopi, Wong, Jesu, Thina, Kali's nephew, Me, Kali
We convoyed up north in 2 cars on the night before, accept for Jesu & Wong whom had left the night earlier to spend the night in Hat Yai. We reached the border of Wang Kelian as early as 6 am only to find out that the gates would only open at 8 am. That was a set back for us being early. As per normal, clearance requires a most recent vehicle grant (driver) for entry permits and insurance, passports and of course, the fishing gear which needs to be declared at Malaysian customs. Note that you may exit at any border gate with the same deceleration form but you will need to tell them which gate you are exiting from.
Hence, the journey took 2 hours to Pak Bara, Satun which was intervened with a few stops on the way at a nearby fishing shop in Satun, and to exchange Malaysian currency. My advise to all that travel here is to change your currencies at the border in Changlun before entering Thailand to get a more competitive price.There are no money changers at the Wang Kelian border. Mind you that there are no petrol stations that operate 24 hours nearby unless you wish to divert to Kuala Perlis which is another 1/2 hour drive from the border.