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Another traverrer trip.
Well without purps due to family matters, else it be zhong you ji first may bday celebration overseas.
Day 3 28 Apr
Walk vvv long..
The Mandarin Oriental is located on Oriental Avenue right on the Chao Phraya River. Take the BTS to Saphan Taksin and transfer to the free Mandarin Oriental shuttle boat from the Saphan Taksin pier. Smart casual attire is requested (no flip flops — wear that clean shirt, the one you’ve been saving).
Love mia friends,
Happyzoo. It’s a yearly tradition to book a year end chalet (local-sg stay) since secondary school days which evolved to traveling overseas (booking of hotel room oversees stay).
The first trip overseas was to Phuket (Thailand), 7 to 9 Jan 2013.
The second trip overseas is to Bangkok (Thailand), 16 to 18 Jan 2015.
Day 1 16/1:
The day before, met up bf, dinner, was rushing some work/info, slept at 2am instead.. tired max
Set alarm at 4am Woke up at 430am..
Left house around 515am, hopped on taxi, picked PK up, and reached changi airport about 6am. Total 3 girls (inc. me) and 3 guys off to BKK. 😀 Ate Burger king for breakfast 🙂
Haha, the only thing funny, was operation sacrifice lambs. /*Hopped in the cab first, in case the taxi drive off without warning and the person is gone forever….*/
The flight time from Singapore to Bangkok, Thailand is: 2 hours, 16 minutes
8am was the flight, thai airways. Inflight breakfast, nice. Watched Lucy halfway. Maybe 9am reached in Thailand hours, reached BKK. 🙂 1 hour slower than SG.
Gotten data sim card for all of us and headed to our hotel. The jam was bad as usual, however we were ahead of our itinerary. Not bad, Diamond Suites Hotel. Would go back again.
Lunch @ SabX2 Wanton Noodle, cool uncle frying. Small portion, long queue.
Shop @ The Platinum Fashion Mall, clothes loots many!
Shop @ Big C Supermarket, food loot loot. SY recommended a thai tea bag. Seaweed.
Took MRT. Dinner at Sukhumvit Soi 38
Tried Thai-style Wanton Noodle, the famous Mango Sticky Rice, Skewered BBQ Meat. Sat down and immediately 4 vendors spread their menu on our table to get us buy their stuff. Ordered more food.
Back to hotel after that.
Day 2 17/1
9am: Went Chatuchak to shop!! Supposed to alight at Gate 1, instead Tutu dropped us all at Gate 3. Haha went finding each other in the midst of mis-communication, side tracked and epic story.
Found the famous pork chop bun! 🙂 Following with pad thai, yummy tom yum soup, fried quail eggs, then coconut ice cream. Hehe.
Shopped till 3pm and skipped lunch. Didnt felt hungry.. While the guys commented they ate a lot. Different objectives i guess. :p
3pm: Skipped destination to Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn). Too jam, taxi doesnt want to drive us at all. Managed to get one driver to get us to Chinatown instead, he avoided the main expressway, and got stuck at one jam. He asked us to alight in the middle of the road to walk Chinatown (est. 5min walk) rather than get jammed. We were reluctant, but adhered in the end.
Went to Chinatown, T&K Seafood. Ordered Grilled Tiger Prawns, Tom Yum Goong, Omelette, Steamed Fish and Fried Prawn Cakes. Epic friend saw cockroach, and got chilled while the guys tried to eliminate if they see any. One did fell onto the omelette, but the guys just dont care and continue eat the food without bother.
Spam! Bought pork floss stick at Lin Zhen Xiang (with pig mascot), Yaowarat Road
Back to hotel to rest our tired legs… Snoozee
Day 3 18/1
Free and easy day.
9am: Morning went to eat Chicken Rice at Kaiton Pratunam Chicken Rice. Recommended for their chicken rice, would say that chicken soso, rice like hainanese rice not bad. The chinese iced tea, really tasted like water.
Ate a very xiang but oily prata, saw the amount of condensed milk and sugar the seller pour on it to other buyers, we immediately rejected the toppings for ours.
Went back Big C supermarket to grab last min snacks (regretted not buying more seaweed Tao Kae Noi, unable to give out to ppl), then went Central World to get Naraya (SW bag for his mum :P, real one this time). Epic SW kena scam by couz to buy a “fake” Naraya bag at Pratunam., Long story.
12pm: Checked out and later, we split up. Went to Platinum mall for last min shopping while the guys went to look for a recommended The Best Of The Boat Noodle and the guys ate one best burger of their life at some mobile truck. Haha.
As usual for ladies, more shopping and loots! We ate stone cold ice cream, i ordered apple crumble flavour, YN cookie dough, PK peanut butter choc *sinful!, but yummy!
430pm: Went back hotel, off to airport, last min packs and back to reality =/ Bought apple cider tax free at Changi.
Wish that holidays always last longer, but when reached back to SG, its time for work. Haha.
Time now: 20/1/2015 1.05am
Can you imagine, its 31 C degrees now in SG and also in BKK. But BKK due to less humidity, it feels dam cooling, like in genting. (Y)