Thursday, September 6, 2012

Bangkok, here we come again!

My hubby and I had a 5D4N trip to Bangkok during the recent Hari Raya break.
It was our 3rd trip to the Land of a thousand Smiles. We booked a room in Park Plaza Bangkok Soi 18 through It was our first time staying in that boutique hotel and I must say that we are very satisfied with it.

contemporary corridor design

Two i Mac computers in the lobby for public use

Chic interior

Nice ambience 

Modern, clean and cosy room with stable wifi (photo extracted from the internet)

Watching tv while having a relaxing soak in the bathtub. 
Can roll down the blinds if refused to be watched by others :-)

We brought along an adaptor but were happy to find this international plug socket on the wall.

There is also a safe in the room which allows us to charge our phone/ipad inside. How considerate!

The price is very reasonable and affordable - THB 8120 (about RM810 for 4 comfortable night's stay)
There's no complimentary breakfast. However, by paying around RM20+ per person, you can enjoy the hotel breakfast. We didn't have any breakfast in the hotel in view that there are so many choices out there.

Ideal location. Walking out from the boutique hotel...ready to go shopping.

Walking towards the Asok skytrain station (about 5 mins short walk, very convenient)
There are a few shops offering massage services along the road. 

THB 200 (RM20) for an hour of foot massage.

Praying for more tired and aching legs? 

Providing tailoring service by the roadside

Having breakfast at a roadside stall that is a stone's throw away from our hotel.

  We arrived on Friday. Our first shopping destination was Mabukong shopping centre.

My hubby read from someone's blog about this dish in Mabukong food court. It is truly yummy !

On the 2nd day (Saturday), we were ready for the highlight of this trip - Chatuchak  Weekend Market. (station no. 40 - Mo Chit, ten stations away from Asok)

I nearly went the wrong way as there was another signboard on the left with arrow pointing towards the Chatuchak Park. For shopping, it should be Chatuchak Weekend Market.

Crowd heading for one of the biggest weekend markets in the world. It covers 27 acres and divided into 27 sections. There are so many stalls there, and it is simply impossible to cover all the sections in a day! We spent many hours there on Saturday and Sunday, until our legs ached. Fortunately the foot massage helped. 

On Monday, we went to Terminal 21 shopping mall that has a unique design concept (different floor is decorated with different country theme, e.g. Paris, London, Tokyo, Istanbul, San Francisco etc)

It has the longest escalator in Thailand (up to 36 meters)

We also went to Central World. I bought a NaRaYa fabric bag for my MIL there. It is a famous Thai brand with an affordable price tag. The one I bought was THB 550 (RM55).

Long queue at the checkout counter. What a good business! After I took this photo, a guard came to tell me I was not allowed to do so. 

Buying some art and craft supplies for myself and my kids at B2S in Central World. It is a large book and stationery store that has a vast array of art supplies. How I wish it also sells craft supplies such as polymer clay and fake whip cream for miniature art (one of my daughter's hobbies). 

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