Starting my travel plans for 2016 with a short trip to Bangkok with Wenjie! Apparently it was her first trip on an airplane >.<
Are we going Osaka ?!?
While we were trying to find out which row we were supposed to check in at, we got a shock as the final destination stated Osaka!! We thought Scoot was going to give us a free flight to Osaka. Wenjie and I were even thinking about buying coats when we get to Osaka. However it turns out that Bangkok was a transit stop, and we will still be heading to Bangkok 😛
First time I took a flight out at sunrise timing, and actually caught the beautiful sunrise before we took flight.
First time I took a flight at Sunrise (:
DAY 1 15 May 2016 Sunday
They still have bus attendants to collect fees manually from the passengers.
We arrived at DMK airport and took the bus into the city. They do not use any machine to collect payment. In fact, they have bus attendants to collect fees from passengers and announces each stop the bus makes.
Coconut ice-cream to cool off the heat at Chatuchak Market
First stop — Chatuchak Market!!
Where all the cheap and trending fashion would be at. However the weather is freaking hot! The back of my legs was burning, and we desperately needed air-con places to go to.
Happen to pass by their standees where finding the lift to Emquartier’s food floors
Second stop — Emquartier
Third stop — Terminal 21
It is like the “Ion” of Bangkok. All the atas shops were there. We headed to Audrey Cafe, which had really good reviews. We ordered Tom Yum pizza, Spicy spring roll, Milk Tea Flower desert and Thai Milk Tea crepe. Mains were spicy but SAVOURY! Deserts were very unique and not overly sweet 😛 Worth the 900 baht we paid.
Tom Yum Pizza @ Audrey’s
Spicy Spring Roll @ Audrey’s
Thai Milk Tea Flower Dessert @ Audrey’s
Thai Milk Tea Flower Dessert @ Audrey’s
Thai Milk Tea Crepe @ Audrey’s
If only we knew there was a food court and Korean street food at the basement floor T.T
We continue walking around to find Wenjie’s Krispy Kreme, which she crazily bought 12 doughnuts one short, and we found the food court 😦 If only we knew ~~ I wanted to eat the Korea food T.T
We saw the cheese tarts and bought two to try. Cheesy but not firm. not really to my taste ~~
Wenjie’s love for Krispy Kreme that led us to purchase 12 doughnuts back~
Freshly Baked Cheese Tarts!
Looks so yummy (:
The long queue for the ferry to Asiatique
Ferry to Asiatique
Night view of Asiatique
When I have $$, I will rent that party boat and go on a 2D1N party cruise!
Asiatique! let the shopping begin ~
Fourth stop — Asiatique
We had to queue to take a free boat ride to get to Asiatique, and it is normally more crowded at night. It is like a mini-american county in Bangkok. We were too hungry so we quickly found a restaurant to have our dinner.
I like the way Asiatique is designed like a small town
The second floor of our dinner location. A nice overview of shops nearby.
Iced Lemonade and Iced Thai Milk Tea, which were a tad too sweet >.<
Thai-style Chicken Satay with wholemeal bread
We ordered quite a lot for 2 people — Stir-fry Kangkong, Prawn Omelette, Chicken Satay and Tom Yum Soup. Everything is TO DIE FOR! Oh and btw, I ordered lemonade but it looked so much like lemon tea 😀 It was kind of cute to serve the bill in a mini-frying pan!
Our first dinner in Bangkok
They serve the bills in a frying pan~ we were wondering if it was because they just took it at the last minute and serve to us.
Like the love lock bridge in France and Nam San Tower ~
We did quite
a bit a lot of shopping at Naraya before covering each warehouse after another. We wanted to head over to another night market, so we bought Mocha & Cookie and Cream Mochi Ice Cream to end off our trip to Asiatique.
Cookies & Cream and Mocha Mochi Ice-cream!
Train Market @ Thailand Cultural Centre — Talad Rot Fai 3 (kaset-nawamin)
Fifth stop – Talad Rot Fai 3 (Kaset-nawamin)
When we arrived at the train market, we rejected eating too much earlier. We could have ate some BBQ seafood there instead!!!!! I was too thirsty so I bought a super duper large cup of Bandung, which turn out to taste like Strawberry Milk Tea.
But we moved on and continued with our shopping instead. Night markets really sell things very cheap ~~ that I didn’t even bother to cut the prices 😛
If only we had space in our stomach to eat the street food here @ Talad Rot Fai 3 (kaset-nawamin)
Iced Bandung, but tasted like Strawberry Milk Tea instead.
DAY 2 16 May 2016 Monday
Mac’s crispy chicken which tasted so much like KFC’s chicken. Also, there is some craze over Angry Birds hence the PIG is there.
First stop — Union Mall
It looked a lot like Far East Plaza. Clothes are trendy but not necessarily cheaper than other shopping mall. Plus point – good food and very quiet place. We happened to find Holly’s Coffee, and Wenjie was craving for Mango Bingsu. We got to use free internet too >.<
Spotted Holly’s Coffee and had Mango Bingsu! it cost so much cheaper than the ones in SG.
Second stop — MBK
Third stop — Siam Square
Fourth stop — Siam Discovery, Siam Centre, Siam Paragon
Fifth stop — Central World, Big C
The “Orchard Road” of Bangkok. Worth to go and have a look, but the price are not cheap. We even saw food junction in Siam Paragon. We didn’t eat there as we were determined to eat street food that night. We did managed to do some shopping and purchase most of the presents, before we headed to the mini-bazaar next to Central World to buy our dinner.
Stupid me forgot to take a photo of our dinner that night. We bought Fried Chicken, Fried Chicken intestines, Chicken Wings, Siew Mai-looking food and cup noodles. We use the Krispy Kreme container to become a makeshift table on our hotel bed to put our dinner.
Fried Chicken, Pork, Intestines and more. Forgot to take a photo of our “stash” and cup noodles for dinner that night 😛
Wenjie and I wanted to buy this for GK but figured he doesnt seem like a tote bag kind of person 😀
That night we wanted to eat some doughnuts but there was no microwave in the hotel. So we decided to use the hairdryer to heat up the doughnuts. We kind of ignore the fact that there would be germs, but nothing bad happened to us 😛 Save for now!
want to “microwave” our doughnuts but hotel didn’t have one, so we resulted in using the hairdryer 😛 Thank god we didnt suffer from any stomachache!
DAY 3 17 May 2016 Tuesday
Our lunch on the third day!
First stop — Central Mall
We had our lunch at a restaurant in Central World. We order Prawn Fried Rice, Tom Yam Soup, Specialty Chicken Wings and Fried Prawn Cake. We contemplated to watch a movie there but decided shopping was more important. Haha!!!
Found another cheese tart store in Central World, near the food hall on the top floor.
Wanted to catch a movie but I rather use the time to shop around XD
Love the cottage feel by this cafe. Esp the teddy bear touch at each table!
Second stop — Platinum Mall, Palladium Mall
It is like the “Dong Dae Mun” of Bangkok. I finally understood why so many ppl would chose to stay near Platinum and willing to spend endless amount of days there. It is so huge, so cheap and has almost everything! We took a short break at the food centre on L6 for dinner. Ordered Cookies and Cream crepe and KFC chicken & nuggets.
After that, we decided to head back the second day (so we didn’t cover the whole of Platinum Mall) and head over to Pratunup Night Market instead. Unfortunately it was not open that night, so we took the train to Victory Monument to visit the Night Market there.
Oreo crepes from Platinum food hall. Food here are so cheap, we decided to selected our meals for day 4 here when we came back for another round of shopping.
Victory Monument~~ The BTS has to travel around the victory monument almost like the horseshoe curve in Pennsylvania (I only knew about this because of Modern Family 😛 )
Third stop — Victory Monument Night Market
It wasnt every big and the stuff they sell were repeats of what we already saw. So we did a quick walk of the mall before heading to Jeffer’s for dinner and calling it a night.
Colourful Colourful ballons used as lighting decorations
Nice cup of Iced Cappuccino to end the day
Apologies for the super blur pic but it was late at night. I wanted to capture the queue near the metro for Motorbike Taxis. The queue looked long but it was cleared rather quickly. We had to be careful and look out for the motorbikes as they occasionally did not seem to be stopping for us or saw us.
Every night we see a row of people waiting for the motorbike taxi to fetch them to their destination. Due to the lighting, I could get a clear shot of the people and the motorbikes.
It was like a ritual (since Challenge’s welfare chalet), Wenjie and I would watch Liang Popo or Crayon Shin from youtube before sleeping. Always having a good laugh before we go to lalaland ZZZZ…
Every night we watch video on LPXX or Liang Popo before we go to sleep.
DAY 4 18 May 2016 Wednesday
Heading to Platinum Mall for round 2 of shopping! Had to purchase a single ride ticket as we didnt have sufficient money in our BTS card.
First stop — Platinum Mall
We did not have enough money in our transport card so we purchase the single fare ticket, which had the subway line on the back of the card. I thought that it was helpful especially for tourists.
We settled our lunch at the food centre which uses a card token system to consolidate all the money collection. We bought Crab Omelette rice and Phad Thai. We also discovered the food in 7-11 and regretted not finding out about it earlier 😛 Super in love with the sandwiches from 7-11. I think I will find the same experience in Taiwan (:
Settled our lunch at Platinum mall’s food hall, along with a sandwich toast from 7-11 🙂
On my last day, I made my best purchase for my whole trip – PERSONALISED CAPS!!! Well since only we cousins wear caps occasionally, I decided to make one for each of us using our Instagram names! MORE UNIQUE! Super proud of my purchase. I am so going to wear this cap to Korea ❤
Personalised Caps @ Holycaps. One of my last purchases, & my best purchase during my whole trip!
Yippee! Personalised Caps for my sister and cousins (:
DMK airport shops closed quite early and we were only able to buy the Choco Pie from Macs before we took our flight back to reality >.<
We offically came to the end of our short and impromptu trip to Bangkok. It was a much needed break from all the unwanted and self-caused stress I was feeling the past few (or more) months. Glad to have this break to stop and think. Now I am charged up for what is left in SG to do, but am also looking forward to my Korea trip which is happening in less than 4 weeks 😛
JanJan X Travel X Korea !!!!!