Bangkok Trip 19th-23rd January 07 (Day 1)

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.

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First time to take photo above the clouds! Heh…

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AirAsia menu… we didn’t order any food, just drinks.

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Moshi Green Tea. Taste more like jasmine than green tea and quite sweet.

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Paper cup with holder. Talking about budget ^^

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.

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Cheesy Sausage wrapped in “apom” with chilli sauce. Something new! The sausage is a bit bigger than the normal ones and tastes good.
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George enjoying his first Thai snack.

When we reached the main road, then only we know that our hotel is quite near to the Chongnonsi BTS Station, Bangkok’s LRT.

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Bangkok’s BTS Route Map. Simple and easy to understand.

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Silom main road area. There’s a square shaped overhead bridge for pedestrians.

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“Sawadee kaa”!

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Can you see the cables? You can’t differentiate the telephone and electrical cables in Bangkok cos it’s all mixed up!

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Enough of a brief sightseeing, we went back to our hotel nearby area and found a small street with stalls. Food!

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First thing we saw are skewers! Mini pork chops and other unknown meats are skewered and barbequed. Only 10 Baht (RM1)! Tastes very nice, meat texture not too hard.

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Some fried thingy… don’t know what’s that cos didn’t try but looks delicious :p

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George with his barbequed meat balls stuffed with rice! Tastes like dried meat but very fragrant.

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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.

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Aunty selling some kind of dessert. From what I see, it’s sweet potatoes with sago in coconut milk. We wanna buy to try it but too bad, it’s sold out. All those above are bought by a customer.

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Deep fried fish and pork meat balls with Thai chilli sauce. The boss speaks Teochew!

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Skewers again! It’s a popular snacks here.

We went back to hotel finally to shower and then, dinner!
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Hotel room. Cozy and comfortable.

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My room overlooking the Bangkok Bank and Diamond Tower buildings.

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.
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1st dish… some sort of fried rice but I forgotten the name. Not bad, just not used to the long beans cos they’re raw.

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Mango Salad. Quite sour for me but the others liked it very much.

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Spiced Pork Slices. The meat are fragrant, thinly sliced and come with a special dipping sauce. Thumbs up!

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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!

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The cafe’s called Bug & Bee. Serve mostly Thai fusion and western cuisine. Nice and warm place to hang out with friends.

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The cafe consist of 5 levels including ground floor, to our amazement. The highest floor overlooking the Silom street.

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Kevin’s order… lasagne. Forgotten what lasagne is that but he say it’s good.

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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..

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Ujin’s order, some sort of pasta also… He’s vegetarian, remember? :p

Very tired after supper… went back to hotel and fall asleep instantly when my head touched the pillow.

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10 thoughts on “Bangkok Trip 19th-23rd January 07 (Day 1)

  1. WAHHH!!!! Lots of yummy yummy food!!!! Lucky that your flight didn’t delay long. Mine delayed 2 hours from KLIA!!!! Can’t wait for my trip in 3 weeks time! This time am going to attack street food like no tomorrow. LOL!!!

  2. Pea aka Ivy, how long you’re gonna stay there? Yeah, lucky the flight didn’t delayed long. I like the grilled skewers there, very tasty. Awww… I miss Bangkok!

  3. Very short only cos last trip in July, flight delayed so i missed the Chatuchak Market. So this time going Saturday so I can spend whole Sunday at Chatuchak..then coming home Monday. Ya ya…the grilled stuffs so delicious and soooo cheap. You should try Chiangmai, very nice place with lots of great food.

  4. Pea: That’s very short stay! If you spend whole day at Chatuchak, then you can’t go anywhere else.

    Jackson: Ah.. cos no one wanna take picture for me! That’s why I have to be the cameraman šŸ˜¦

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