Friday, July 27, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
My First Love...
|Big Breakfast at McDonald...6.30am..haha...|
I am only visiting for 4 days 3 nights and I regretted. I should have stayed more days..I used to feel Bangkok is unsafe and not a great place to visit after all the riot news on tv and internet and plus my sister told me it's a bad place to visit....not nice and dirty and bla bla bla.. since she just visited months ago.....However, despite all her bad comments, I took out my guts and decided to visit.. (many of my clients love Bangkok)... I have gotten free air tickets hahaha (shhhh secret)...
Before the vacations; I browsed internet everyday to plan further where I should bring my hubby and girl to...I love to plan myself because from there I read more..and I saved alot from buying tours..and time is really free and easy.. Since we have only 3 nights there, I need to plan better....
|Taking BTS to Ratchadewi where our hotel located..|
We checked in at 11 am but room was not ready until 2 pm so we left our luggages and walked to MBK, a 10 min walking distance..I knew as I have done my homework..haha...
|Near MBK BUilding..cute..|
|Dumplings..but so so nice..|
|Our vacation...Baby enjoyed ramen..as usual..|
|Our first local delicacy..Coconut Treat..RM 1.50...selling on the street... weird food but we tried for the thrill of it...|
|It tasted like cendol in hot coconut... nice..but not used to the taste haha...|
After MBK, around 4pm we went back to hotel..and saw our gorgeous superb room! With only RM 200 nett per night..we enjoyed all of these luxury...what a life!! Bangkok you are so cool!!! hahaa..I was unsure which hotel to stay in the first place..After many consideration, I made the right choice..Evergreen Place Bangkok! Look at the below BTS Station..from airport..we took Airport Rail to Phaya Thai..and from Phaya Thai we took only 1 station to Ratchthewi..and walked easily to the hotel...from the green line...All shopping mall are just few station away...I did not plan for Chatuchak Market as we went weekdays...
|Evergreen Place is 3 minutes walk from BTS Ratchthewi..|
|our hotel Evergreen Place ..nice studio apartment...RM 200nett per night for 3..with breakfast..perfect!|
|Kitchen..everything available..from spoon to wok..cool!!|
|view from toilet...big closets...|
We took our bath...and had our sleep and rest for tonight Calypso Caberet Show...that I booked online few days ago..for our first "AGUA" show...Waking up from our beauty sleep, we called for room service ..first order..GREEN CURRY!!! OMG ! everything tasted great..we had our nice dinner before our show at 8.15pm...
|Nice food..from the hotel..enjoyed them in our room...amazing!|
|Our favourite GREEN CURRY!!..we had them everyday...since DAY 1....|
Around 7.50 pm we walked to Asia Hotel which is just 2 minutes away for Calypso Show (start at 8.15pm and finished around 9.30pm) located inside Asia Hotel....If you stayed in other hotel..you can travelled and stop at Ratchadewi BTS and walked straight into Asia Hotel thru their walkway...We saw tourist all over the world..Korean, Japanese..Singaporean and lots more...
|Calypso Show at Asia Hotel, next to our apartment..Walking distance..2 minutes walk..lovely!!! Heard they will move to new location by next year..do check where before going ya...|
|Picture said a thousand words...|
|Waiting for the show to start...1 ticket entitled 1 free drink...|
It is really worth a watch if you visit Bangkok..They are all very talented people..the unique thing about them is that they are ladyboy..but I can feel that they really perform with all their heart and soul...
|Some of the entertainment..really enjoyed it!!|
The show finished around 9.30pm and since we had a nap just now..we decided to go to Yaowarat-CHinaTown for night snack...This time we used TUK TUK RM 10 ..so fun..about 10-15 minutes away..My girl loved the ride..
|Selling fruits..and food!!|
|Selling toys too..|
|Looked like Jalan Alor in Kuala Lumpur..|
|Must try bird nest...|
|Black Bird Nest...|
|White bird nest..I do not know the difference..but they tasted same hehe...|
|"Cui Kueh" ..saw this in Youtube..so got to try it..but it tasted bitter..did not really like it...|
|Our stop for fresh seafood!|
|Busy streets even at 10 pm..|
me with baby waiting for our feast...
|Try T&K Sea Food at Yaowarat...nice and affordable..their seafood were delicious..Tom Yam Kung too!!|
|Glass BeeHun with prawn..yam yam..|
|Tiger Prawn...too nice to resist..RM 15 only..|
|Fresh barbecued crab!|
|TOM YAM KUNG!!|
|So nice!..So full..the mess we made after that...|
After the so called midnight snack...we went back to hotel with TUK TUK again..and rest for the next adventure..Well, woke at 7 am for breakfast and swimming session...
|Great breakfast..nice...and wide choice for the RM 200 per night rate for 3...|
|Baby eat for free..hahah....|
**On the way to the boat station..We were nearly cheated by a stranger on the roadside..I need to share this...I am not angry at all but I felt it was a funny incident....I was walking to the MBK and boat station direction when a man approached us friendly saying he worked at Evergreen Place (he did not looked like one of them)..and told us that MBK was closed as the Queen will be visiting MBK later on...and told me to take Tuk Tuk ride that his friend parked nearby.. I nearly believed him..and suddenly something stroked my mind as I ever read in Tripadvisor that this was a scam ever happened to tourists..so I quickly left and ignored him (telling my clueless hubby to just walk off and explained later on to him) ..and walked directly to the boat station...So guys..just be careful with strangers who approached...
|Boat taxi...at Ratchadewi..on the right of 7 Eleven near our hotel..The boat taxi is just at 3 mins walk...|
|Happily and curiously...paid 12 baht for the ride..which is only RM 1.20 per person..baby free again hahaha...|
|So coincidence..we stopped at Platinum Mall..what a day....! Perfect stop!|
|Huge mall..2500 outlets..cheap clothes..wholesale price...|
|from head to toe...|
|Lunch at MCD...at Platinum Mall..RICE!!!...|
|Tuk tuk to Terminal 21..our next stop after Platinum Mall..15 mins ride in heat but fun!|
Tuk tuk ride..
|Terminal 21 cool place...|
|nice..modern..but mostly clothes sold here are quite same as Platinum Mall..the difference is that T21 more comfy..|
|Early Dinner haha...at oh no! I forgot the name...A Japanese Restaurant..at good rate..|
|Soft shell crab..|
|London in T21|
|London Tube map in the toilet!!|
|Nice view from inside T21..|
|Japan in T21..|
After Terminal 21, we headed back to hotel using BTS...from ASOKE to Ratchadewi..about 5 stations away...easy....simple...cheap!!
Once we reached Ratchadewi..we saw a row of street food..and we approached and bought fresh durian and also tried barbecued catfish...
|Cat fish...in the middle..|
|after catfish..we bought drinks at 7-11 just in front of our hotel...everything is so cheap..|
The next day we head to Siam Paragon around 12 some....and we planned for SnowWhite and the Huntsman...at 3.10pm..wow..expensive movie..but for the experience we went for it...So before the movie..we went hunting for food...again...
|expensive movie ticket..|
|Luxury movie theatre|
|Four Season in Bangkok (Siam Paragon)!!! Our long time favourite..Duck rice!! Their main branch in London..we loved their Duck rice in Bayswater!|
|Busy as usual|
|Duck meat without bone!!|
|Fragrance rice haha..|
|Nemo just outside Four Season Restaurant...|
|Look cool but do not dare to try..|
|Barbecued banana to smuggled into the cinema...tasted funny...|
|Not sure what this is...but did not try it..|
|my favourite Mango sticky rice..the best in town I would say..RM 10...|
|Smuggling in this into cinema..shhh....nice...|
|Popcorn for movie|
|super huge coca-cola...OMG|
|See how big this is...|
The culture shock we had in Bangkok was during our movie time in Siam Paragon Cineplex..Before the movie started...there were a long play of advertisements...and all in the sudden..everyone in the cinema..in the dark some more..stood up for their national anthem...I was curious..and I quickly stood up and giving signal to hubby and daughter to stand up too...I guessed that was for the respect to the King and Queen...cool...
After the movie...we went to Thonglor for another street food adventure...KUEH CHAP..but white color soup full of pepper (malaysian kueh chap is black soup)...actually Thonglor street food was not as attractive as at Chinatown...But if you want late night Mango sticky rice..they did sell here..but not as tasty as Siam Paragon food court one..
|THonglor Street from BTS Thonglor..|
|Baby loved it..hot and spicy..|
|Pork soup rice..|
|THonglor Sticky Rice...RM 4 only..|
After Thonglor... we stopped at Nana Station to see what was Nana all about as the next day we will fly back to KL..The street was packed with stalls selling clothes, shoes etc and food...
|Nana street food...|
|Barbecue corn..my favourite..RM 1.50 only..cheaper than Jalan Alor one..|
After Nana.. we went back to hotel and rest..packing for tomorrow flight back..
|Roadside Kalamasi juice..|
|Time to go home...Thank you Airasia for the cheap airtickets..without you..we go no where..|
|At Suvarnabhumi Airport...we will ccme back...|