This weekend, contestants from Miss International Queen flew from Pattaya to Hat Yai in Southern Thailand. MIQ is a transgender beauty pageant that is taking place at Miss Tiffany on Friday 10th March 2017. I was invited to travel with them for this trip to Hat Yai, Songkhla city, and the islands of Koh Khai and Koh Lipe in Satun province. We flew by Air Asia from U-Tapao airport which serves people in both Pattaya and Rayong. The following photos were tweeted live during my trip.
On my way from Pattaya to U-Tapao Airport for an Air Asia flight down south to Hat Yai. Travel time is about 1 hour. I'm running a bit late pic.twitter.com/OSJSSMgmB9
From U-Tapao (Pattaya), Bangkok Airways flies to Samui & Phuket, Kan Air to Chiang Mai, and Air Asia to Hat Yai, Chiang Mai and Udon Thani pic.twitter.com/5mGZ83YsRS
Out of Miss Laos and Miss Thailand, who do you think will have a chance of winning Miss International Queen next Friday? pic.twitter.com/fm5sOC11y5
If you're in Hat Yai tonight, head down to Niphat Uthit 3 Road to see contestants of Miss International Queen in their national costumes pic.twitter.com/zCkc8EzQcz
Koh Lipe looks beautiful from ground level, doesn't it? But what will drone photos reveal? Has national park status held back development? pic.twitter.com/lph5yefPKz
Koh Lipe & Koh Kai are part of Tarutao National Park. 200B/100B for foreigners & 40B/20B for Thais. They collect fees on land and by boat pic.twitter.com/n7ol1yG8kq
I'm back at Hat Yai airport after a brief trip with Miss International Queen contestants to Songkhla & Satun. I hope you enjoyed my photos pic.twitter.com/bk3C4qmMsd