Here it is, I finally have the pictures of my holiday trip to Bangkok last month! This is the first time I travel by plane and the furthest place I’ve been to so far. Kevin, George, Eugene (Ujin) and I planned our trip and made our bookings through AirAsia by November last year where we manage to grab the RM59.99 one way deal. Kevin and Ujin had been to Bangkok few times before and recommend us to stay at Silom area cos the area have many nice and affordable hotels and near to Patpong street.
So we finally fly to Bangkok on 19th Jan, which turns out to be Friday. Our flight delayed for about 20 mins (supposed to board at 10.10am but postponed to 10.40am). And as usual, the Malaysian style – everyone rushed to take the queue upon hearing the announcement to prepare to go on board.
Touched down at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport at around 1pm local time, I’m amazed by the airport itself. There’s many different airlines from other countries landed here and it’s fully crowded with people (a scene which I do not see at LCCT and KLIA). The airport consist of 4-5 levels and there’s taxis and limousine everywhere. They’re not touts, as we have in KLIA, by the way. If you take the limousine, it costs 900 Baht to go to Silom and it’s nett price. By taxi, we can negotiate and we boarded a taxi with 400 Baht… lol
All taxi drivers here drive at 110k/h despite there’s many signboard stating the speed limit is 60k/h. When you entered the city, lots of huge commercial signboards greets you, some larger than KL’s. And if you notice, there’s no such thing as potholes, patches or uneven road surface here! Pictures of the Thai king are everywhere, probably due to His Majesty’s 80-year old birthday on this year’s September.
The hotel where George and I will be staying seems a bit hidden cos the taxi driver doesn’t know the direction and we have to call the hotel reception to ask for direction. (Kevin and Ujin stayed at another hotel.)
After checked in, we headed out, hunting for snacks! That’s the purpose we skip our meal on plane lol. We passed by some stalls nearby the hotel and quickly grab some local snacks.
When we reached the main road, then only we know that our hotel is quite near to the Chongnonsi BTS Station, Bangkok’s LRT.
Freshly squeezed tangerine (mandarin orange) juice, minus the additional water and sugar. 20 Baht (RM2) per bottle. Not very sour, just nice. Attractive colour and quench thirst quick. You can see people selling this everywhere.
We met up with Kevin and Ujin nearby Bangkok Bank at night and went to BUA Restaurant for dinner. George wanna dine at the roadside (there’s plenty of stalls by the roadside at Silom area) but due to Ujin is a vegetarian, he can’t eat those food by the roadsides. So we ended up at BUA.
What’s a Thai meal without Tom Yam? lol. Tom Yam Kung with seafood. This one tastes milder than another one we ordered, vegetarian Tom Yam (no picture). The vegetarian Tom Yam is super spicy till I feel like it’s burning my lips! But despite the spicy feature, I can still taste the sweetnees of the soup :p
That’s our dinner. We went to Patpong after that, which is located at the upper part, opposite the street and ended up at the nearby area to watch “show”. Don’t ask me what show is that ^^ After the show, hungry again! And in search for supper, we saw a cozy cafe. Man, speaking about food, you’ll never tired about it!
Mine… Green Chicken Curry with Rice and Crepe Noodle. Sounds weird to me at first, so I decided to try it to see what is “crepe noodles”. It turns out to be lasagne, sliced into long strips and rolled up. The curry tastes very good with lots of chicken meats. Yummy..
Very tired after supper… went back to hotel and fall asleep instantly when my head touched the pillow.