Or: Ridiculous Thailand :-)
When entering Thailand by plane, you get a visa for four weeks. And there is no way to extend this visa inside the country. I could not believe that and went to the immigration office here in Krabi. But no, it is not possible. You have to leave and re-enter the country to get a new visa. Two weeks if entering over land, four weeks if arriving by plane. Ridiculous rules.
Apparently I am not the only one who wants to stay a bit longer than four weeks, so the Thais offer tailored “Visa Runs”. A mini van takes you on a “racing” tour from Krabi to Khuandon, the closest border crossing. Still a five hour ride. One way.
There I got my exit stamp from the Thai officer, walked some 25 meters, got a 90 day visa for Malaysia. Went one meter to my left, where I got the exit stamp for Malaysia. Another 25 meters and I got another two weeks for Thailand. Awesome! They should add the time to the stamps one gets into the passport.
So folks, greets from Malaysia. Been there, done that. Check ;-)