Padang Besar, Thailand
Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-6-1320-0003-3;
Padang Besar is a border town of the Malaysia-Thailand border in the Sadao district, Songkhla province, Thailand. Since 2004 the municipality has town status (thesaban mueang) and covers parts of the subdistrict (tambon) Padang Besar. As of 2007 it has a population of 13,748.There is a road and rail border crossing into Malaysia in Padang Besar. The road checkpoint is located about 1km outside town on the road to Sadao. The town on the Malaysian side is also known as Padang Besar. All rail passenger formalities, including for exiting Thailand, are carried out in the Malaysian Padang Besar railway station where there is an integrated customs, immigration and quarantine checkpoint for both countries.
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