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2015.05.08 | 曼谷悠遊(1)

[Volume 10 Issue 5, #2019]
Bangkok: A 90/10 Leisure/Business Trip (1 of 3)
相信唔少讀者都很好奇我上個禮拜去咗邊.. 唔係咩又遠又高檔嘅地方啦, 泰國曼谷之嘛.. 呢次可以話係個九私(下遊玩)一公(幹)之旅, 去嗰邊見個potential partner, 然之後趁假期之便, 自己extend幾日逗留喺曼谷玩.. 其實冇諗過要寫呢個trip嘅遊記, 只係有讀者提醒咗我.. 點講呢?? 曼谷係「普遍」至好多人都有去過嘅地方嘛, 我其實冇乜特別嘢好寫喎.. 更何況今次已係我第三次去, 2007年十月都去過兩次, 所以新鮮感不大.. 都好, 與其絞腦汁諗要寫咩貼, 倒不如拎我(記得)影低嘅少少相片, 實行以相片分類說故事啦.. 不過放心, 呢個系列會係易消化嘅(因為只有3篇貼), 唔似得日本遊記咁heavy(我知悶親大家), 哈哈!! 希望各位慢慢觀賞啦.. :)
i guess many readers were curious where i was away to for the past week.. nowhere far nowhere exquisite, just BANGKOK only lah.. it was a 90/10 Leisure/Business trip, went there to meet up a potential partner and then extended stay for leisure considering the long holidays.. i actually have not thought of blogging this trip until some readers "reminded" me with their expectations.. i mean, Bangkok is like so "common" and many have been there before, i have nothing special that i wanted to blog about.. furthermore, this was my third visit after the first two in October 2007, hence even less excitement.. okay, rather than having to scratch my head for topics, i shall just blog in categories base on the very few photos i (remember to, sic) have taken.. no worries, i promise you this will be a light series (only 3 posts) unlike the heavy Japan trip posts (i know they bored you), haha!! hope you enjoy~~ :)
曼谷悠遊(Part 1): 交通, 住宿及通訊
Bangkok Trip (Part 1): Transport, Accommodation & Communication
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  1. Ohh, you went to Bangkok, like so 神秘, thought you went Japan again, hahaha!

    1A ~ I know right, Mas really going down this few years, the food the services...maybe some people would said flight is like that one la, don't complain so much...but nope, some flight meal can be very delicious also lo...

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    1. hehe i also wish i were going to Japan again lor.. yalor, really disappointed with MARS Airlines leh, got very nice flight meals with other airlines one leh.. thought of giving it a chance, but this experience really told me to forever forget about this airline already..

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    2. May be this time you were unlucky la! Anyway, I always have good impression with MARS airlines one... But don't know la, may be kena 影响 by the incident last year so performance also 差 already?

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    3. Not all because of that ya, got some other issues as well, which really makes their 士气 decreasing..

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  2. 1B ~ Wondered why she turned it off ya? Want you to use all the cellular data service so you can buy more? But it's unlimited internet right??

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    1. yalor, i also have no idea why she needs to do that.. though unlimited internet, but it will slow down after you used up the 1.5GB quota, maybe she thought some people will top-up once the internet goes slow gua??

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    2. Year....then is not call unlimited lo, it's call 2GB only, sounds like got cheated...but I think for you use fine ba! Like me heavy load internet person 2GB really is not enough for me thouhgh...

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  3. I was wondering where you will be going, so it's Bangkok, hehe...

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    1. yeah, Bangkok nia~~ :p

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    2. SK, ditch the word 'nia'... To me consider very nice already, hehe!

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  4. 1A The onboard meal, don't look appetizing...

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    1. look and taste also not nice at all..

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  5. Wahhhh it's only 10% business and the rest leisure.
    Syioklah!!!

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    1. hehehe, i might as well just say this is a pure leisure trip~~ :D

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  6. Oooo Bangkok.. I also always stayed at boutique hotels, the last time I went, I stayed in Baiyoke, in the centre of Pratunam, syiok man! Day night go shopping, wont jemu, then opposite got Platinum shopping mall..

    Eh by the way today I tuktuk from my phone, coz I no go to work..

    I clicked on all your pictures.. Your meal, to be honest, looks ok, but not really appetizing.. The rice is too dry, I prefer more gravy.. Can choose between 2 options right.. What's the other option? Usually one is pasta meal, another is rice hor?

    I knew it, FF is there too.. When I was clicking your pictures one by one justnow, I was thinking, hmm, sure got FF or Julius one.. Then really wor, hehe.. Wah FF really lucky, followed you everywhere, sit so many times airplane liao..

    I'm looking forward to some PadThai, tomyam, green curry chicken and sticky mango rice soon :)

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    1. haha, yalor, spent most of the time shopping and shopping leh, really a lot of things to buy because they are so much cheaper than in KL leh.. yeah, they have 2 choices, one is sweet and sour chicken with rice, my colleague took that and commented it was awful also.. errr, sorry ah, i didn't eat tomyam and sticky rice with mango this time woh~~ :D

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  7. Lucky Fing FIng got to tag along for the trip!

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    1. Ya lo! Fing Fing is the luckiest monkey in the world, get to go to everywhere with his daddy.

      Not too sure his daddy got bring Fing Fing to see monkey plucking coconuts show in Bangkok.

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    2. haha, there is monkey plucking coconuts show in Bangkok?? i want to bring Fing-Fing there to see, muahahaha!!!

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  8. SK went to Bangkok eh! The last time I went was 10 years ago already. I heard Bangkok now has many big malls, things there are cheap and nice. I wish to go la! I must go back whispering to Jin Jin tonight.

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    1. Oh yes, sure Mama Yannie can tell Jin Jin to visit Bangkok again for massage and some hamsap ah kua show!! It would be a bliss and fun family trip.

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    2. The last time I went Bangkok was in 1996, almost 20 years ago!!!

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    3. hmmm, i hope there will be more Bangkok trips coming~~ :p

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    4. Yannie, you can seriously consider Bangkok again! Since you travel like every year... I also hope I can go to Bangkok again lo~~

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  9. Good Afternoon Bloggers! Sawadee Kub and Welcome to Thailand!
    Sherman Thongchai went to Bangcock with his son Fing Fing to shop, eat and watch Tiger Shows! Wow! They call this lesiure/business trip.

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    1. The last trip I made to Bangkok was together with my whole family to attend my uncle's funeral and it was just a one night's stay. It was so rush and crazy for me. I must go again soon to have a proper trip, at least eat proper Thai food and shop at Chatujak market.

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    2. 1A: So you took MARS AIRLINES and they took you all the way to Planet Mars with their lousy food!!! I am surprised to see the blue box containing the food like a military meal servings in boxes. I know this ailing airlines will undergo some drastic cut on their expenses now but that might scare passengers away instead.

      Let me share a true and honest statement from my Japanese housemate while we were in US. He told me the reasons all Japanese refused to fly MARS because the survey conducted concluded that the food served smells awful while still being stacked up inside our pantry. I was no sure why the polls gave such results that drove the Nippons away until I myself flew MARS from London to Kuala Lumpur after getting off from British Airways from Philadelphia. It was near dinner time and the hostess opened the pantry's door after the food trays were being warmed. The horrible pong that floated out gave me cold sweats. Immediately I remembered my Japanese friend's remarks which seemed true. The food was served to me and I could eat them all, without problem. Years later, I found out that most Malaysian dishes when placed together in closed containers will combine the smells and turn into horrible aroma instead. The best example would be when the caterers deliver some ordered food in metal tiffin carriers to offices, you will get almost the same horrible pong. When the staff separated the tiers of food, the awful smell was gone. Anyone had this theory like mine?

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    3. LOL at TM comment, to think that he thought of Planet Mars, I have never heard of MARS AIRLINES, at first I thought SK meant MAS

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    4. Oh silly me or SK purposely hide the name MAS and created the name MARS, no wonder there is no such airline call MARS

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    5. SK made me confuse

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    6. oh yeah, the food are nice and there are so many things to buy in Chatuchak market, probably can't finish browsing the stuffs in three days, haha!!

      the food served on MARS Airlines were really awful, thought of giving it a chance but this time, the experience told me to totally forget about this airline already, haha!! and regarding your claim on our food creating unpleasant smell, maybe that's true.. many times i smell something awful and to find out someone has actually eaten chap fan earlier on, especially in air-conditioned places..

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  10. 1B: This is definitely the wisest way to be well connected in overseas by using their local SIM cards. I was silly and went to China & Taipei using my phone's roaming data plan for convenience. When i got back to office, I was shocked to see the phone bills but my boss happily paid for me cos he was pleased to know that I could be reached by them and clients even while on long vacation. Oh dear, I am smarter now and would buy these telco services abroad to save big bucks. All the money saved could be used for shopping instead, why not? Smart Thambee, Anay pat your karipap head.

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    1. i used to be "stubborn" to keep using my own SIM card and kena charged exorbitant roaming fees, especially geram when banks and those telemarketing companies called me up to ask if i am interested to get loans and credit cards!!! now, i don't care, with WhatsApp and even free calls from chat apps, i think it's okay to change to a local prepaid card which is so much cheaper.. just need to inform anyone who might be calling you or you are expecting to get calls from to contact via chat apps..

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  11. 1C: What a lovely and affordable hotel you guys stayed at. I heard that Bangkok has the most range of boutique hotels in the world and the trend is popular with tourists now. Next would be Taipei with more kinky boutique hotels for patrons that charge by hours. The location of your hotel is perfect and I tried staying in that area once but the long walk to the BTS station killed my poor aching legs after hours of shopping. Those days I didn't check the google map locations to get precise distance. Now Anay pandai sikit.

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    1. i would say the rates are pretty good deal too, it didn't actually cost a bomb to stay in Bangkok.. i like boutique hotels in contemporary designs, and these small hotels are always more friendly and situated near stations for convenience of backpackers..

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  12. 对于我来说曼谷是个百去不厌的城市。无论是血拼还是吃吃喝喝,如果子弹够我希望可以每年去一次 :P

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    1. 又不能說是百去不厭啦, 也視乎你是去那邊玩還是工作吧?? 工作就應該沒那么享受了吧?? :D

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    2. 我也觉得是百去不厌的城市 ,可能是因为它是女性们的购物天堂吧!
      如果时间允许我也希望能够每年去一两次!不过现在有点困难了。。呵呵 ~或许等多几年吧!>.<

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  13. Good afternoon SK

    aiyo

    paiseh betul...me haent been to bankok la. Sobs sobs...must be kaldip scare i go borong a lot of barang so tarak bring me to bangkok.

    But if i go ..i think i really might borong a lot leh

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    1. hahaha, please bodek Kaldip to bring you there lah.. sekali he is the one who borong more things back home than you leh.. bring him to the digital gadgets mall, sure he will go crazy like you going to a bookstore~~ :D

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  14. Photo 1a

    Looks can be deceiving ah. I see like okay aje. Taste horrible ah. Adui...the meal have to buy punya like air asia or complimentary pulak? Sorry ah...ah chim biasa naik Water asia only. Only go MARS once aje..lol....you ah darn cheeky change the airlines name..i cop la..copy cat can ar?

    Apa itu you makan? Nasi lemak or what..sorry ah..my tablet this cannot scroll up down. Aiyer..why liddat one...terrible food..adui..but maybe they having financial trouble kot hence cannot change vendor...coz some have contract for certain years ma. If change then have to pay compensation leh

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    1. eih, terrible lah, the smell, the look and the taste all failed leh.. last time MARS still okay one, but i think now they are cutting cost so everything also lousy quality already.. that one dunno what sambal fish with rice lah, tsk tsk tsk~~

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  15. Photo 1b

    Now frequent travellers very pandai jor. Must have data connection. 24 hours connected. Hence have to buy prepaid card once touch the down.

    Not like japan..if not mistaken ..in your post about japan here is data connection everywhere for free right?

    Wise idea not only for the data but also to make phone calls. If go with a few friends then if got separated, at least will have means to contact leh. Not like in the old days...wait at one spot at certain time. Sometimes wait till neck also long jor. Lol.

    Hu? The girl turn off wifi and imessage? I dont quite understand coz never use iphone before. So when the two are turned off then means you have to use their line is it? But how does that affect you coz you already have unlimited internet. Means can whatapps viber and etc.

    Samsung phone if wifi turned off canview from the main screen . So will not go unnoticed lor

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    1. eih ya lah, now i don't want to hang on to my own SIM card and kena charged roaming lor.. nowadays all people using smart phones, data is more important than voice leh, so it's okay to just get a local SIM card for internet access lor.. WhatsApp, LINE, WeChat etc can chat and can also make calls mah, good enough..

      dunno why the girl wanted to turn off my Wifi and iMessage (FYI iMessage is between iPhones to send messages through internet and not telco network).. though say unlimited, but after you finished the 1.5GB quota then the connection will slow down.. i think she "bok" people will top-up again once the speed slows down gua..

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  16. Photo 1c

    Same la. Me too wil feel lazy to change hotel if the said hotel give me good rates and easy to get around. Moreover things are good . No complaints. So no need to chage lor. Hahaha.unlike my melaka trip chged 2 hotel..lol...later baru cerita la. Nanti hijack your post pulak.

    The hotel you stayed is it budget hotel? Now many budget hotel have good facilities and clean. Sometimes much better than those 3 stars 4 stars in terms of rates and cleanliness. Service dare not say Lah.

    How you book your hotel? From agoda ka? So pandai find such good hotel leh. Usually i book from agoda and read guests review whether it's clean or not. I scaredroaches running here and there

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    1. yalah, if the hotel is good then might as well just stay lor, moving hotels very troublesome one leh.. need to pack and unpack, and then carrying the luggage here and there.. errr, dunno consider budget or not woh, but certainly not 5-star hotel lah.. we booked through www.booking.com, have been using this website for a few trips already lu, because reasonable and one main thing is that, no need to pay first and can have free cancellation up to 1-2 days before your booking dates..

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  17. Photo 1d..

    Hahaha please ignore my above question. Now i baru tap 1d so got the answer jor.

    Wei boutique hotel not very expensive one meh? I see those boutique hotels in penang and melaka one any minutes can be more expensive than the normal hotel leh.

    From the lobbylooks ok wor. What about the rooms? Got like those theme kind of rooms ka? Those traditional or modern theme leh

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    1. no lah, this one i think 3-star but then okay woh, very clean and neat and comfortable, the room also quite spacious, somemore with breakfast.. very good deal woh, we divide among ourselves also around THB60 per person per night only..

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  18. 1e

    This trip i see fing fing not happy wor...look aje la. Not like in japan trip got double decker bed for him to climb here and there. Normal comfy room for Daddy only wor.

    He tarak throw tanturm ka. See...no banana for him to eat. Last time at least for tidbits to munch leh. 8 days there...he sien or not? Dadygo talk business he trap in the room or stuffed into the bag

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    1. hahaha, Fing-Fing always one macam only mah, maybe the angle i took the photo looks different lor.. no lah, he enjoys the hotel bed so much, Daddy going out also he wants to stay in and doesn't want to follow :D

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  19. Photo 1f

    Wah lau eh..... THB60 kasi youall makan lagi...rugi la...lol...very worth it la like that.

    You said eat same thing daily means they dont have choice like the buffet over here or is it because there got menu and you just need to tick which meal set you wish to have?

    I wonder next photo will show what you eat or not

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    1. yalor, THB60 kasi makan breakfast somemore, though not those 5-star hotel buffet but good enough also.. when we were there, weekends they serve mini buffet, weekdays they just let you choose from the sets and cook upon order lor..

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  20. Photo 1g

    Spots on! I was thinking the same thing to. Have not taken such bus for soooo long time .

    Wei..when you wanna get down from the bus do they stil have the buttons at the top of the windows and the bell strip on top of that hand railing?

    Sure bring back memories for yoU la. Long time never smell stale sweat smell hor in the bus 😁

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    1. haha, the bus is exactly like what we have been taking last time lah.. wooden floor, no air-cond, conductor onboard, and also loceng to tekan if you want to get out of the bus.. but their bus is more spacious comparing to ours woh..

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  21. Hlooking forward to part 2...will come and read but will depend on my line ya. You know la.

    Have a greatweekend, SK

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    1. still got part 2 and part 3 coming, that's all lah, nothing much to write for this trip.. :p

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  22. Welcome back sk!! Oh its been 8 days? Time flies!! 原来you went to Bangkok!! Arhh i have always wanted to revisit Bangkok!! Seriously! Last time i was there for 3 nights only, so rush! Shop not enough! ;p

    Must make it a must to go back to Bangkok again, i miss everything there! Food, shopping, massage and etc!

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    1. wah, i am back from Bangkok and you are back from hospital and now already a mother of two!!! like so many things happened already, hahaha.. you should seriously consider going to Bangkok again if you love shopping, makan and massage.. lots of good deals there~~

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    2. Haha yea ho? So many things changed in 8 days! Wahaha!
      So did you gain weight? :p

      Yes, I really wish to go Bangkok again, since hubby also haven't been there yet! But not at the moment lo! Toby is still so young, feeling 不舍得 to leave him at home, plus not convenient also la, since he needs to be fed like every 2-3 hours... So got to tahan and wait for few more years la! Sob sob~

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  23. Tell you what, I have been to the US more times than Bangkok. In fact, I have been to Japan more times than Bangkok. I have been to Bangkok 0 times. I am the one who is perfectly pathetic :/

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    1. No, you are one lucky chap!

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    2. muahahaha, agree with Libby, you are just a lucky chap!! :p

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  24. Lucky that you realize that your wifi was off and turned it back. Since your last two trips were about 8 years ago, of course you have to extend to do some sightseeing since I believe Bangkok has changed since then. So many days of breakfast still not bored? The breakfast must be very good then. Will you be showing us your breakfast for the next 2 posts?

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    1. yeah, i noticed that when i wanted to connect to the hotel's wifi.. anyway, since it's unlimited usage, even without Wifi also not a problem.. hmmm, this trip we mainly go shopping and makan, not really any sightseeing, haha!! oh yeah, will be showing shopping in Part 2 and then lastly food in Part 3.. stay tuned :)

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    2. Looking forward to your Part 2 shopping and Part 3 food

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    3. hope you'll enjoy the series :)

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  25. 曼谷我一次都冇去過,精品酒店我一次都冇住過,fingfing果然仲幸福過我。

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    1. 原來你係上等人~~ :p

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  26. I haven't been to Bangkok yet. Just seen their airport only during transit. I would to visit it one day.

    It's good that you get their prepaid sim card which enable you to go online 24 hours. Good thing you realised about the wifi being turned off.

    It would be rather troublesome to switch hotels. Most importantly the room is comfortable and the hotel is located conveniently.

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    1. wenn has been to so many European countries and yet she hasn't been to the capital city of our neighbouring country, hehe.. should go there for once, to experience this friendly city with lots of shopping, makan and massage to do, haha!!

      yeah, with the unlimited internet access from the local prepaid card, things have been more convenient.. and the hotel was nice too, that's why we decided to just extend stay in the same hotel..

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  27. AirAsia food is better than MAS. Fly AirAsia next time! Haha. Or fly Thai Airways - that's the best :)

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    1. It's MARS, not MAS

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    2. oh yes, i totally agree with foongpc!! Thai Airways is the best, and AA is even better than MARS..

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  28. I love boutique hotels too! Have never stayed in 5 star hotels in Bangkok before! :D

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    1. me too, i actually prefer boutique hotels than 5-star hotels.. but if the stay is free, of course i don't mind a 5-star :D

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  29. So Fing Fing follows you every time you go overseas? :D

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  30. Must be very hot to go Bangkok at this time

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    1. yes, it was beyond 35°C in the day!! hot~~

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    2. Bangkok always very hot one! So it's a smart choice to just bring sleeveless tops and shorts and sandals there! And if you wanna travel light, just bring 1-2 sets of clothes la, the rest, buy there!! Haha!

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  31. Thank you for coming by my blog despite the heavy schedule you have even when in Bangkok!! Appreciate that....
    I love visiting Bangkok.. thought of making my 3rd trip there too end of this year.. just talking about it.. no definite plans yet... hahaha...
    Lovely lobby... and very convenient too.. !

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    1. hahaha, i think many likes Bangkok because of the food, the shopping and the friendly massage huh?? so when are you planning for a trip there?? you always like spontaneous trips huh, probably we would see you in Bangkok next week!! :D

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  32. Oh really that bad? Think MARS onboard meals probably meant for aliens? Always love TG flights smooth as silk to BKK.

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    1. TG is it Tiger Air? If it is, then I must recommend TG, I must say their onboard meals are awesome

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    2. yeah thought MARS will improve but I was disappointed.. have not taken TG before, heard many said it's good, will take TG in the future..

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  33. Selamat Menjamu Selera tapi SK tak ada selera! Yes, it looks very unappetizing, I see rice, carrots, long beans and a piece of fish that could be curry/sambal. What was it about the smell? Fishy smell? And it tasted awful too. So you just left the food uneaten?

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    1. I recognize the bakery that made the biscuit. There's one near my place of work. I've tried their bakes but not very impressive which explains why you did not like the biscuit.

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    2. I remember my one and only international flight that passds through Narita. The food was also just so so only. It came in a foil box. There was one meal that I totally couldn't eat. It was the Chicken in Tomato sauce. Smelled awful and tasted awful to me.

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    3. So how? Hungry or not? You got smuggle any food like you did when you flew to Japan? hee..hee... I just whacked the peanuts when I couldn't eat. They still give peanuts ke?

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    4. no idea about what's the unpleasant smell, it wasn't the fish, but it's just the food, probably kept in covered environment and then suddenly released, ah, don't know how to describe it.. it's like after somebody ate chap fan inside an air-cond room, you know??

      errr, didn't smuggle leh, cos this trip we were not taking budget airlines mah.. but then, haiz, lousy food, still makan lah~~

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  34. That's a good point to note, to get prepaid SIM card for data access. Wah, that girl ular and switch off your wifi. Luckily you realised it or else you would have run out of service. That's why must remember to check the phone setting.

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    1. I'm still quite blur lah on data plan for phone. That day tekan-tekan and download videos that friends Whatsapp to me and suddenly got message from service provider that I have used up 80% of my quota. Now I only download when using wifi.

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    2. Many times I forgot to switch off my data plan when not in use, then my data plan went flat and started to "eat" my airtime money, in the end my airtime money went flat too

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    3. nowadays everything also data, even you can use data to make calls.. voice comes free with data plans purchased i supposed.. and if like that, you sure must get a local prepaid card, else kena charged roaming then will be a bomb!! your friend must have sent you a huge video file, haha.. :D

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  35. I take it that this D-Varee Express Hotel Makkasan was where you stayed in your previous trip? If I had a good experience at a particular hotel, I would most likely go back there again instead of trying a new place.

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    1. Ya lah, since everything was good - good location, good rates, might as well stay there for the entire trip. It is quite a hassle to pack and move to another hotel.

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    2. The worst hotel I ever stayed is Palm Paradise Resort in Krabi, a lot of mosquitoes, worms crawl into the room and air con take very long to get cool.

      I have never tried boutique hotel before, must try one of these days

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    3. nope i don't think this hotel existed when i was in Bangkok during my previous trips 8 years ago.. in fact i cannot remember where i stayed last time, haha.. well, i think i will try other hotels that i've seen online, must try mah, since there are so many choices.. haha!!

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  36. I don't know what is a boutique hotel. Sounds very canggih. That's show how well travelled I am hah..hah... So I see from your description that they come in contemporary designs. Yeah, the lobby looks very casual and cosy.

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    1. Those little white tables in front of the sofa is cute and very practical.

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    2. boutique hotels are those small hotel and usually 3-star basically, but good enough for a comfortable stay.. i always go for this kind of hotels..

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  37. hah..hah...there is Fing Fing again, tagging along with his daddy! He sure looks satisfied sitting on the bed and leaning on that big blue cushion.

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    1. yeah, he was feeling so comfortable on the bed all the time :D

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  38. The Rose Lamoon Restaurant looks somewhat like a cafeteria. Simple and casual decor. Eh, no pictures of your breakfast? So, just curious what sort of breakfast do they serve?

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    1. Since it was complimentary breakfast, was it served buffet style? Or it was some sort of set menu?

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    2. yeah, it's actually a cafe but can also be a restaurant in the local standard i guess.. it is open for public too, they serve pretty nice food and on the last day while waiting for the rain to stop after checked out, we actually had lunch there..

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  39. Hey, that bus brings back memories of the old buses I used to ride on. hah..hah...I used to take the Foh San bus in Kajang when I was studying in UKM. That bus was a real bone shaker!

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    1. So the buses there are frequent or not? Or are they like what we have here? Really vomit blood during the old days when I relied on bus for transport.

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    2. haha, yes, i had the same thought too when i was in the bus.. i would say the public transport in Bangkok is way better than in KL..

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  40. I have never been to Bangkok, so I am hoping to see and learn some things about your trip in your next post.

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    1. oopss, i am not blogging as detailed as my Hokkaido posts, so i don't think you can learn anything, for i am just sharing some photos.. don't rely on my info, later you kaput and don't blame me ah~~ :p

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  41. so jeles. i always wanted a leisure/business trip. at least i dont feel guilty while having fun bcoz i am actually working too! hehe

    seems like u had a great time.

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    1. well you have been to many places and I also jeles too, haha!! don't care if it's business or leisure, just enjoy and why feel guilty?? haha.. :D

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  42. I've NEVER been to Bangkok. How sad is that. Ok... will read through your post one by one and weep. Coz the way you say it macam it is just next door but I still havent step foot there though I am already soooo old :'(

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    1. haha, maybe Bangkok is second to Singapore when it comes to "macam going to next door".. i am sure you have been to somewhere we have not been to, when your two boys are much older, perhaps you can plan for a trip there.. you only 22 yrs old, still young lah~~ :p

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  43. Oh..my bad . ... I miss this post due to my busy schedule. What a poor start to the defending champions from April... hahaha... Now, I gotta spam two posts in one shot...muahahahaha...

    Aiyo... I thought they have buck up after all the tragedies but it seems they are getting lower and lower. Even the food is terrible... aiyo. My Sat morning breakfast of nasi lemak which only cost me Rm2.50 is much better than this. This seems to be of a very low class catering food. The rice also looks not very fresh and very little ingredients. Maybe they just want to cover everything with the curry or sambal.

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    1. yalor, actually was trying to give them another chance, but then haiyoh, really very bad leh.. so that incident told me not to go back with MARS Airlines anymore lu~

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    2. Better not la... Try SQ better. muahahaha..

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  44. Yeah, I agreed with you that they could be cutting cost, but then don't compromise on the basic stuffs like food la. The food and services, as well as the gorgeous-ness of the pramugari very much represent the country. hahaha...
    How to promote the country when the first stuffs they gave are so lousy ...

    Did you 'lao sai' after eating the food ? muaahahaha...

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    1. haha, thank god though i walloped everything (paid already so don't waste la, right) i did not "lao sai".. :D

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  45. Yeah,nowadays its a must to have data access whenever we go. Just get a limited data plan will do to cover your trip, at least can whatapps anay when you are away...muahahahha..... My SG colleagues too, always ask me to buy SIm card for them whenever they are coming to Malaysia.

    Aiyo... they want you to fully utilised the data plan is it? Disallowed your wifi access and use more of the cellular message..muahahahaha.... What a great service!!! But SK being SK ... you are sharp and realise what they have done to your phone.

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    1. yalor, when i reached hotel and wanted to connect to the free WiFi only i realised she has turned off the Wifi.. and later on when i want to message my friend (who is also using iPhone), i realised she turned off the iMessage too.. so bad lah..

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    2. They do business mah ... waiting for you guys to come back and top up!

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  46. So, you paid 49 baht only for 10 days internet access? That's very cheap!! Got 4G or not ? muahahhha..

    It is so much cheaper than Dagi or Selcom, and moreover their access is not consistent. Sometimes got 4G then suddenly become 2G , even in KL.

    ANyway, on the other hand, if it's not for work, I think its best not to have data. Can relax relax without people kacau-ing you. ONly check your messages when you got ifi access. How nice!

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    1. aiyoh Uncle you look carefully lah, not 49 Baht but 449 Baht leh.. where got 49 Baht so cheap, rugi lah like that the business!! hahahahaha.. well, now no matter work or what, data is very important lah.. better change SIM card lah, so that you colleagues and customers at least cannot call you through voice (unless they use data calls).. :D

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    2. oh..my poor eye sight.. wearing progressive lens also see wrongly... sigh...

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  47. yeah, it is always good to stay at locations with lots of amenities for convenience. With 7-11, you can go over to get those basic stuffs that you needed where all the shops are closed. If its near the laundry, you guys can also dump your dirty clothes there. I dislikes bringing loads of dirty clothes home.

    And you even got some good rates for your extended stay. That's wonderful. No need to pack up and search and move to another hotel, which is a waste of time!!

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    1. yalor, it's actually even cheaper than we booked online leh, somemore it was also holidays there, so considered very good rate, and we somemore nego for free breakfast to be included woh.. save the trouble to move to another hotel lor..

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  48. Oh..so, it was a boutique hotel, good, can save some money for the vacation too. It looks pleasant at the lobby. No wonder you like it there, besides the convenience.

    Anyway, boutique hotels always gave me a not so safe and vice activities picture. Probably, in some places, they charged by hours which is usually meant for vice activities....muahahaha.... I may be wrong!

    Nowadays, whenever I passed by these hotels, they are well decorated and clean with lots of basic convenience like wifi and so on. I haven't stayed in a boutique hotel yet anyway.

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    1. Uncle, i was talking about those very nice and clean boutique hotel lah, you go and talk about those "chicken house" pulak!!! you sure have been to those in Geylang often huh?? :D

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  49. That's great, the room is spacious and have all the basic amenities. And, you are bringing FF around...what a lucky monkey. Even luckier than humans...wahahahaha...

    I am sure it's much better than the capsule hotels in Sapporo as well as cheaper , right ?

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    1. actually capsule hotel is another kind of experience lah, i actually don't mind staying in capsule hotel again, frankly.. :p

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  50. The restaurant looks pleasant. So, what food you guys have been eating the same breakfast daily? Thai cuisines? But it looks western to me. You didn't show the food here but if its me, I will surely go for their local food. After all, you are in Thailand and it's a waste if you don't eat their specialities like tom yum, boat noodles, pineapple rice, basil chicken and etc.
    So, I guess this restaurant provides you guy the meals daily while you are working...muahahaha.... How's their coffee?

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    1. the restaurant (actually more like a cafe) offers both western and local food for breakfast, very nice especially the fried rice.. 1000 times better than that of MARS Airlines, hahaha.. err, not my first time there lah, not necessarily need to eat all local food mah :D

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  51. wah ... you really saved money or maybe wanted to experience their public transports? Usually folks who went to other countries to work, unless it's a expensive city, they will take cabs to go around.

    Anyway, glad you experience their public transports and have fun! No tuk-tuk over there ? hahaha... OK la, they bus looks like those in KL or JB ... and good to have air-cond. how much is the fare ?

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    1. we actually wanted to take the subway, but the hotel reception suggested us to take bus instead because it goes straight to where we wanted to go.. taking the subway needs to walk for some distance from the stations..

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  52. It's ok to blog about any place you went to, whether local or special overseas places like Japan. Bangkok is near but still considered overseas. OK la... just blog on any subjects whatever you like!
    I am sure there are places or stuffs we never heard of.... regardless whether its is a 'common' place. Just blog it!!

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    1. hahaha.. on one hand i like writing travelogue because i don't have to think of the topic.. one the other hand, travelogue is quite time consuming leh.. think of having to write in two languages.. @.@

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  53. Hahaha, can't help but to laugh at photo 1A, worst onboard meal?? Can tell la, the rice seems so dry, and the veges, macam no seasoning only...
    But funny they still say 'bon appetit', xD
    I took AA last time, so no onboard meal, plus only like 2 hours flight, no need to eat la! Save tummy for later, keke!

    Oh ya, smart choice! I think it's worth it to get their SIM card since you were there for 8 days, more convenient! But wifi access is quite convenient also la in Bangkok. Like every shops also got eh.

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    1. Glad to know you guys picked a good hotel. I guess most hotels in Bangkok are nice la, so many competitions wo, sure each and every hotels also wanna provide the best service ever.
      Boutique hotel is good enough, since you are traveling either alone or with friends. Unless if going with family la, then need to switch to bigger hotel for better comfort lo~ This Fing Fing indeed very hang fook! Papa go everywhere he also gets to follow, fuiyoh, jealous nya!!
      Usually hotel provides breakfast la right? Can save a bit. To me, it's ok to eat in the hotel, at least to 医肚子 first, then when we go out, baru go buy something else to eat.

      Oh, you took their bus! What an experience! Hardly can see such buses around, I mean like old and without air cond, can enjoy 'nature wind' blow from the windows, hehe! I bet you also hear those 'eh eh' sounds in the bus? Those coming from the old steels/chairs, hehehe!

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  54. 1C ~ For me, I prefer to stay at the same hotel through out whole trip ya, unless it I was in a group, like group tour, then got people help to carry luggage. I tried that in my past Japan trip, carry my luggage transfer to other place, have to walk damn far, the far is actually not an issued to me, the biggest problem is it has uphill road sometimes, seriously then I got back hurts at night, have to use salonpas like elderly...omg!! Next time don't ever try that, if really have to try that, I won't buy anything, just empty hand go and empty hand bag. Coz I know I go travel for fun not to tired myself ya!!

    Near to the train station is a very good thing, don't need to walk so far, especially when you're with your luggage, coz usually you've your luggage with you from the airport then take public transport to your accommodation, so the first came to mind is find the place to settle down first before say anything or go anywhere right?

    7-eleven near by is very good leh, don't have to worry anything even though got hungry at midnight, can just go down there to buy something to eat. When it was located very far, guess even though hungry, also no mood to eat lo, if really have to walk very far just to buy something to eat, when walk back the moment have already lost all your appetite...

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