This is my second time - actually my third - went to Padang Besar, Kedah. Situated at the border between Malaysia and Thailand. I and my wife and my mother in law went here when we were visiting my brother in-law who work at Jitra and it is about 30 km from Padang Besar. The thing that interesting here is shopping. It is all about shopping, if it's no tax-free shopping here i think there will be no famous Padang Besar, maybe it will known as borderline only.
There is a lot of stall and there is a bazaar been made for the businessman to sell their goods and thing mostly from Thailand in a very good price. Although there is a word that say made in thailand goods is not a quality one., but do we once ask ourselves do our things made in malaysia is a very good one. For me as long we satisfied with the things we buy, it's consider allright.
Although the bazaar and stall quite not in a good arrangement, but looks like Majlis Daerah are in their way to make the surrounding better than before. Renovation and improvement is on the way. May Padang Besar will be the 'Garden of Shopping' in a short time.