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2015.05.12 | 曼谷悠遊(2)

[Volume 10 Issue 5, #2020]
Bangkok: A 90/10 Leisure/Business Trip (2 of 3)
我哋原先都冇諗住要extend咁多日嘅, 之不過因為公共假期關係, 機票特別貴.. 所以決定逗留耐啲, 因為俾多兩晚住宿都經濟同值得過俾peak-season嘅額外票價啦.. 一共有八日咁長, 都有諗過可以花一兩日去清邁, 巴提雅或者大城府, 但係最終放棄呢個打算.. 與其咁緊湊, 倒不如輕鬆自在留喺曼谷啦.. 就咁, 除咗見客嗰一段時間, 我哋其余時間就周圍去行下(當然中會有空檔返旅館擺低嘢同休息)同埋搵幾位嗰邊嘅朋友見下面..
we did not plan to extend stay for that many days initially, but due the overlapping public holidays, airtickets were more expensive.. hence, we decided to stay longer in Thailand since two more nights of accommodation was a lot more economical and worthwhile than paying for the extra peak-season airfares.. having 8 days in total, we thought of an excursion to either Chiang Mai, Pattaya or Ayutthaya, but we ditched the idea and ended up taking it easy and relax just in Bangkok.. therefore, besides the meeting, we spend our time "exploring" around (with intermittent breaks back to hotel to unload and take rest) and meeting up with a few friends there..
曼谷悠遊(Part 2): 所去到, 所看見, 所血拼, 所享受
Bangkok Trip (Part 2): The Been, Seen, Shopped & Pampered
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  1. I know Terminal 21, I'm so attracted to their every country landmark decorations (can fake that you've been to that place ya, hahaha!) But why you didn't take picture of the toilet ya>>? Hahaha

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    1. Haha, their toilets also interesting, each floor different themes! Salute the designer's ideas!

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    2. Hayley, yah lo, I wish we've some kind of shopping mall like this at KL, so I can go there pretend I've been to many countries as well, hahaha...

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    3. Yeah, if got then sure very cool la hor? Hmm but who knows, may be there'll be one in KL soon?

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  2. Wah, total 8 days in Bangkok, and just in Bangkok.. Well, ok la, as it’s a leisure trip, and very relaxing, can arrange the activities according to your time and convenience, back to the hotel for showers, naps and rest before heading out again, ok wor, very “tarn sai kai”..

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    1. Yep, it’s a smart move to stay two more nights there, to avoid the “peak season” airfare.. Why pay more when you can relax for few more days in Bangkok? Things are cheap there, lots of things to see, eat, play.. Oooo I’m familiar with 2A – MBK.. I remembered we went for a boat ride, then after that, the cab driver can drop us to one place of our choice.. Some chose to go back to hotel.. So we chose to go MBK, can shop and walk ma.. I remembered eating a giant ice cream waffle and bird nest tong sui there, sedappppp…

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    2. Who can miss 2B? Pratunam babe !! I can spend the entire morning til afternoon in Pratunam.. Pratunam is my favourite place !! I bought more than 10 dresses in Pratunam in less then 1 hour !!

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    3. Oooh, Thailand Toy Expo? Sounds very interesting.. It’s good you can visit expo in other country, can expose and explore more.. Haha, they distributed paper fans.. Eh, cute also ma, I also will take a few if I’m there..

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    4. Ooohhh, Chocolate Ville? Never heard of it.. Sounds and look high class.. Looks like our Bukit Tinggi French garden.. Eh, but hor, when I see the name, I thought it’s a place selling or manufacturing chocolates wor.. Like a chocolate factory, but no wor.. Hmmm…

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    5. Ahhh, 2F, I must brag about this.. I went to Baiyoke Sky for Valentine’s dinner many years ago.. It was a buffet dinner, hotel food la, what else.. Not bad.. Good experience.. That time, married but not yet have kids.. Then the next year, we wanted to go there again, but pregnant with Kz jor, so no more trips until now, huhuhu..

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    6. Hahaha, yeah, massages and spa are a must in Bangkok.. You stayed there so many days, of course must go massage lor.. If not, nothing to do jor, hehe.. Eh, you bought very little stuffs only wor.. If me ahh, my luggage would be packed with dresses and shoes and other cute girly stuff, haha..

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  3. Good morning bloggers. Today SK will demo his shopping spree in Bangkok. I need to be updated on this as I have not stepped into any new shopping joints there for some years now. I remembered the last 2 trips were in a hurry to attend a wedding and a funeral. I must make a shopping trip soon.

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    1. I am surprised that you guys stayed 8 days in Bangcock alone without going anywhere else!!! That was crazy and you must be smelling like Tom Yum Goong now! I bet there was so much excitement for you as this city is full of vibrant lifestyle entertainments that keep all the farang coming back over and over. Muahahahaha

      Mai Pen Rai. Mai Pen Rai.

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    2. 2a- I totally agree that the shopping malls and entertainment areas in this City of Angels are somehow lined up well along the stretch of Sukhumvit's which runs for miles. I would not say that it has something to do with the good planning of the city's planners but it just happened naturally if you are well versed with their old Thai history. Anyways, the folks curse their city planners instead for causing the massive traffic jams and floods! All their "Klongs" or canals are always overflooded with stagnant water anytime of the year. That's how the also got the name Venice of The East.

      We should be thankful that our shopping malls are scattered all over the whole Klang Valley areas thus making shopping lesser fun but this actually helped to prevent traffic congestion like Bangkok. They have built BTS and Sky Train lines much later than us, yet they could not solve their jams! The school kids have to leave their homes about 4-5 am in the mornings to reach school on time. The poor parents have to let them eat breakfast inside their cars and nap till they reach the schools. very far away before the parents would wind their way to offices. Their lifestyle is terrible in this category and I often heard my cousins complaining to no end.

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    3. I must go to this popular Terminal 21 which so many people have been bragging. I have no idea how fantastic they are but I fully trust my Thambee's words because Thambee is a fussy and perfectionist shopping aunty! Wakakakaka

      Luckily you guys didn't visit Ayuthaya or Pataya. You might be disappointed since if you guys have visited Angkor Wat or Bali. That was how I felt when I visited Ayuthaya as their ruins were not that many compared to Angkor Wat's huge kingdom of ruins! Of course Chiengmai would be good and very interesting but it is like a 2 full day trips to travel to & fro. You might end up 3 days there with lesser time to discover Bangkok.

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    4. 2B - I am so jealous that you guys had the luxury time to visit and browse all the small shops in Pratunam area. I could only select one mall and one trip to Chatujak market only. It often had to tie up with meeting friends at the malls and walk around with me. I know I sound like a VIP but that's my problem for not allocating ample time for each visit.

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    5. 2C - This shrine is so famous in the world today! I think it is more well known in Hong Kong news than Malaysia after that Nicholas Tse's mother made a vow to fulfill if her wish was granted. In the end, her wish came true and she went to back to this shrine followed by hundreds of paparazzi and crowds. The shrine had to be covered and barricaded with cloths for her to dance nude around the shrine!!! I am sure many of you must be shocked to hear this. Anyways, I personally felt that the feng shui of this 4 faced Buddha is located in a very auspicious location that granted many wishes for the devotees! I always liked to watch the Thai dancers doing their traditional dances at the request of the devotees daily.

      So what wish did Thambee make there? I am curious dei.

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    6. 2D - What a fun filled trip you guys had. You could even attend the Toy Expo! I had never seen one such expo in my life except Books Expo in Bangkok many years ago. I know Thambee is very young at heart and sleeps with many soft toys & mannequins on the bed! Wakakaka
      What did you buy from the Toy Expo?? Honestly, I always asked the Thais to suggest the most suitable shopping centre if I have only one night's stay in Bangkok and they all would suggest Central World!!! I kinda like that place too for its size and location plus the stores that impress me and my pocket. Whenever the folks had the street protests, this poor mall had always been the favourite target in order to scare the tourists and shoppers away.

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    7. 2E - I think I have seen these photos in many Thai Facebooks. If I am not mistaken it is called Suan Phueng Resort in Ratchaburi which is located towards the West of Bangkok. Many tourists do not know this place and may not like replicas so much but it is very popular for Thais who like a short trip getaways, away from the stress and din of the city. In Winter the temperature there would drop til 5 Degrees C!!!

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    8. 2F - I am also ashamed to confess that I have seen and passed Baiyoke Hotel many times but yet to step inside to enjoy the panoramic sky view of Bangkok City. I think Baiyoke is the tallest hotel in Thailand with the best city view 360 degrees radius. I heard that hotel's lobby is like located on mid level and all the floors below are retail outlets for clothes and garment merchants doing wholesale business. That was the reason why I never checked into that place to sleep. Still, I am very keen to stay there at least once as the morning buffets at the top floors have received the most amazing reviews from all the guests!
      Anyway, I was like you. I was taken by the Thai hosts to other hotels to chill and drink at the upper floors which have world class settings. I used to stay at Emporium Suites and the view was also fabulous enough to make me happy. I am just wondering how come this Westin Hotels always have good city views! Their Westin Shanghai also have the best views at night for drinkers.

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    9. 2F - Oh yes, their mango seasons is around April to June and you will see so many stalls selling the sticky rice with mango laced with coconut milk. Oh so yummy and heavenly nice!

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    10. 2G - I knew you would definitely go for massage!! Who would miss this heavenly touch when they visit Thailand as their massage is quite different yet very cheap if compared to what we get in KL. I love the way they twist and unknot all our aching limbs. They don't do the typical Chinese or Malay styles that press, squeeze and bruise our bodies. I love the Thai massage. Once I stayed at the Petchaburi Road's hotel which was a mistake as it was so isolated but a cheap massage shop was just by the hotel's fence. It was a bonus and we had massage everyday for a week!! One day would be leg and the next day would be full body. Cheap Cheap!
      How come Thambee's legs looked so silky smooth like Jim Thompson's Thai silk fabric?? You shaved all your bulu kah? Muahahahaha

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    11. 2H - I could not believe my eyes that Thambee bought so little for a week's stay in Bangcock!!! What happened to our shopping aunty? Hello? I guess you have the same thoughts with me as Thailand no longer have the cheapest and best clothes for male shoppers. We are at the uncle age category now and our taste have somewhat changed to plain and safe colour modes. I would normally window shop only and spent all my money to eat, eat, eat and just eat!!!!

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  4. Uncle, you forgot Bukit Bintang area when you mention KL malls are spread far apart? XD

    As for the other malls, it is basically due to the nature of tenants demand. If you noticed, most of the anchor tenants in all the malls are the same: Uniqlo lah, Padini lah, etc.. If the developers build 5 malls in one area, those tenants will only rent lots at one of the malls (why have outlets in the same shopping area to kill off each other?), there will be oversupply of shops, then the place quickly becomes dead town.

    Maybe Bangkok is different kot, got a lot more individual shops and boutiques to fill up a concentrated malls area?

    If I go to Bkk, I don't think I will dare to go for massage. Rumor has it you will be in great pain if your body is not healthy, and I am not so confident of my body. :/

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  5. Photo 2A

    Good morning SK and all

    As I mentioned in earlier post, I have not been to BKK before but heard sooooo many people say good shopping there


    last year read a travel blog by Diana Diane Teo. wah ....hers very details. Got mention the Terminal 21 leh. that time was morning la she went. also good review. there.

    lovely model bridge there wor...each floor different ah. like that very unique

    kakaka...must ask Kaldip bring me there jor

    wei...you went looking at the washroom in every floor ah? hahaha otherwise how you know each floor different leh. *paiseh no eyes see*

    Why tarak snap photo of the attendant too....sure many people did that leh. Gotta pay tips ka?

    Hmmm dunno whether it is like KLCC ...got premium toilet have to pay rm2 to go in punya or not

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  6. Oppps.sorry sorry...tarak intro straight jump into commenting

    Ya wor not worth it if wanna buy air tickets at high price due to holidays. Two nights accomodation is cheaper leh some more you said it was THB60 per night only right? Makan and minum there shouldn't be that mahal gua. Add together just need to tambah a bit more for the flight ticket kot.

    That is what best about travelling with cincai punya friend. all last minute can agree to change without having a big fight over everything. Easy going leh.

    Why suddenly ditch the idea to go to Chiang Mai , Pattaya or Ayutthaya? Coz of the holiday season too and transport price mahal? But there tarak celebrate 1st of May, right?

    Maybe too far kot?

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  7. Photo 2B

    Small stalls ah? hmm...something like Night market or petaling street ? hmmm got cut throat one or not?

    Pratunam...can borong lot of clothing la. Like that you guys got borong or not/ But maybe tarak borong kot coz otherwise luggage will overweight leh

    am interested to go Chatuchak weekend market la. might just wanna look see look see but dont think will buy la unless it is hand letters to give to friends

    baju and accessories punya thingy i kurang minat but am so so so wanted to go see the biggest books sale there. Last time Anay said in Thailand dunno which part they have this biggest books sale. even bigger than BBWs. I think i will go crazy there

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  8. Photo 2c

    aiks...hahaha so funny when you said u pass there before but didnt know that is the place you wanted o visit.

    Ahem....memang biasa that many people or was it due to wesak day weekend? Heard wesak day not celebrate same day in other country. Dunno true or not

    dark business? But why dark business go to temple one? very confused la

    so...you in bright business so you go clockwise la.

    Hahaha...got langgar with anyone who is going anti clock wise or not?


    After prayers may you business and personal luck bloom :)

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    1. to be continued tomorrow....too many people liao lol....wanna pengsan.


      okay looking forward to clicking next photos tomorrow. have a nice day SK

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  9. So nice to have a meeting that also coincide with the long weekend so that you can combine both business and leisure.

    Best lah!

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  10. So nice to have foot massage also after all that walking around, yeah? :)

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  11. And look at that shopping stash! Rather a respectable stash. Hahaha

    Did Fing Fing got anything? ;)

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  12. Your Bangkok trip is so tempting. I suppose I need to see for myself the four faced god which is popular in Thailand.

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  13. Many people said it's worth having massage in Thailand. I have yet to experience massage over there. It must be cheaper than over here.

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    1. Yes wenn, next time you go Bangkok must try their massage, either foot or body massage (or both xD), simply relaxing and most importantly, so much cheaper compared to Msia!

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  14. 2E, no pictures of you with cute pose in it, hehe...

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  15. So you and company decided, what the heck! Just stay put in Bangkok and explore instead of the hassle of going to Chiang Mai, Pattaya or Ayutthaya. I think it's a good idea lah. More relaxing that way. After all there is lots to see in Bangkok itself.

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    1. When I first looked at the top left photo, I though that was a real bridge with cars on it. But it turns out that it is a shopping mall and upon closer inspection, yah lah! I kena tipu!

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    2. So it looks like our mega malls are not as big as those in Bangkok, huh? Honestly, I haven't even explored most of our malls here like Pavillion or the many other malls around here. To me, you see one, you see them all.

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    3. If the malls are centralized and conveniently connected to each other, then it makes it a lot easier for us shopper to merayau and merayap all over the place. Can just walk or take the public transport, which I presume is a lot more efficient than what we have here.

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    4. This mall, Terminal 21 sounds interesting. Each floor with a different city theme is very unique. I wonder how many floors are there and what cities are represented.

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    5. Oh, and the uniforms of the washroom attendants match the national costumes of the city represented on that floor? Wow!

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    6. I guess people who love shopping would have a grand time here mall hopping. But not me. I prefer to go sightseeing instead.

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  16. You know, I think I prefer to visit these small shops and stalls rather than the big shopping complexes. The only unpleasant thing would be the heat, unlike in the mall where it is air-conditioned.

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    1. I understand that clothing can be dirt cheap over there. I know of a boutique owner who goes to Thailand to borong all the lovely silk blouses and sell at triple or 4 times the price. Even after doing clearance sales at 70%, the boutique can still make money.

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    2. The Chatuchak Weekend market must be very interesting. Did you visit? I would be interested in the food stuff. You know lah, this auntie loves to eat!

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    3. So it is advisable to bring extra luggage to put all the goodies that one is bound to buy home from Bangkok.

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  17. It is interesting that the Erawan Shrine is situated in the Siam shopping area. Convenient I guess for the devotees to visit. After praying then can go shopping.

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    1. Yes, it looks very packed! I wonder is it always like this or it so happened that it was a special occasion when you visited. I usually do not like crowded places.

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    2. I have hear of this four-faced God. If I am not wrong, this God is very powerful and can grant wishes. I hope that your wish comes true.

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    3. I find it quite amusing that even if you are in the "dark" business, this God will also grant you an audience but you must go anti-clockwise. It makes sense, right? The righteous go in one direction and the not-so righteous go the other way.

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  18. Oh my! I remember in Japan you bumped into the Doraemon event and here in Bangkok you bumped into the Thailand Toy Expo. I think the Gods know that you like cartoons and fated you to bump into this sort of events.

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    1. So what sort of toys were exhibited? Must be quite many. Got Doraemon or not?

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    2. I do not recognise that cartoon character on the fan. If fact I have lost touch with cartoons! You are still young or young at heart and still love cartoons, no?

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    3. It must be very uncomfortable at the expo with 37C temperature. So hot! I would have sweat buckets and felt miserable.

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  19. So cute, this Chocolate Ville! Like being in a fairyland. Do they sell chocolates there since it is called Chocolate Ville.

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    1. Alamak, you fell asleep pulak on the way there! So did you have a meal there with your friends? Are those individual houses restaurants? And do they serve themed meals as well?

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  20. The view from the 7th floor of the Westin is good enough I guess. But it would have been great to go to Baiyoke Sky and see the sights from there. You been there or perhaps next time?

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    1. Mango Mojito sound so exotic and delicious. I have not tried Mojito before.

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    2. Your friend got a good deal at 50 discount and so nice that he belanja you all. Without the discount, I think not worth it lah to pay high price. No joke lah to eat and drink at The Westin.

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    3. This reminds me of the revolving restaurant I went to in Penang. I used to wonder how ah can a restaurant on a building revolve? Won't we feel giddy? I was so naive. I found out that it revolves very slowly and you won't notice it at all until you look out the window many minutes later.

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  21. Muahahahahaha! Uncle tayang his trotters! You made me laugh so loud lah!

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    1. So you had a foot massage and that must be good. There are Thai massage outlets over here, in fact there's one near my office. But I am not keen to try.

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    2. One lady told me that the full body massage is very good and relaxing. But she warned me that must make sure the masseuse is a woman. Of course lah. But not for me, I am not into massage by a stranger.

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    3. A classmate once gave me a back and shoulder massage. At that time I was living in a hostel. She was very good at it and at the end of the massage, I felt so light and relieved. All the tension in my shoulders were gone. That was the first time ever that I appreciated why people love massages.

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  22. Ah, you bought clothes! And Fing Fing is helping you to stack them up. In the last photo he is drowning in daddy's loot hah..hah...

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    1. That;s quite a lot lah, looking at the photo. New wardrobe so no need to shop for the next few moths already.

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    2. I came back to take a closer look at the clothes you bought (kay poh mode full on). From the 3 photos, the stack of clothes look like different sets. Are they? Are they all yours or was Fing Fing being naughty and hugged your friends' new clothes too?

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    3. Assuming those are all yours (which you said "few pieces of clothes"), I counted something like 22 pieces? You call the few? hee..hee...

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    4. Are those just tops or some are actually pants? I am visualizing that yeah, you have three stacks of new clothes and therefore they will need an extra bag . So you actually brought an extra bag along in anticipation?

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  23. Going there with one suitcase and coming back with two already means kuat shopping lah! I heard about the toilet decorated to be like different city on every floor so now whenever my friends go to Bangkok, I will ask them, did you go to the place where the toilet on each floor is like different city. They must be so annoyed with me for asking them this every time, hahaha!

    Thanks for the info on clockwise and anti clockwise. I did not know about this before but it is ok because you won't catch me going there to pray.

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  24. Nice to hear that you have a great shopping experience in Bangkok. Well, the malls in KL are really all over the places. You have to drive dunno how many KMs to reach another mall and so on. Maybe I am used to the life in SG , everything is so centralised here and it's so convenient to shop. And, there's almost one mall near the MRT. Well, I supposed I don't have to mention Orchard Road.
    The bridge looks real good in the top left. It looks like the London bridge....muahaha.. The malls in the pic were really nice!! Kudos to Bangkok!

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  25. Yes, let's not forget the smaller but economical and historical places, other than the malls. These are the places where you can get the authentic stuffs or bargained stuffs, compared to malls where it sold the same stuffs everywhere.

    Pratunam area... looks like our Petaling St but I am sure no Banglas there selling...muahahha... So, did you got any clothes?

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  26. I heard of this Erawan shrine before but I dunno it hosted the four-face buddha. I am sure it must be a huge statue. There was also a big one in SG, at Bugis Street. Coming back to Erawan, this must be a world famous worship place as it is quite well-known.

    I am sure it is crowded since there are so many tourists and devotees there. Once I went to Phuket's Chawan temple and it was very crowded too!! Some of the tourists objectives to Thailand are to worship the Buddhas there, especially those from HK and SEA.

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  27. 2D - I love to attend events

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    1. Can share what you saw and what they have inside the Thailand Toy Expo, need any entrance fee? Did you go in?

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  28. 2E - Must take photos in this Chocolate Ville, it is so beautiful

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  29. So, did you went into the Toys expo ? Yes, it always great to bump into these events whenever you are outstation. Don't mentioned outstation, I also felt excited when I bump into exciting expos in MY or SG, like the Doraemon expo in JB last year.

    Oh ... any Doraemons there ? You seems holding a Mario bros. Ah...37 celsius ? How come ? No air-cond inside the hall or too crowded? Did you go in to the exhibition?

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  30. I would wish if I can bump into those Japanese Kamen Riders or Ultraman exhibitions in Japan or HK... It's something I would love to see which is difficult to find here, even in SG.

    Some other exhibitions I would like to see would be ...of course, Marvel comics toys with the Avengers in full scale size. And not forgetting the terminator, Predator, Aliens ....etc.

    Oh..boys are boys... don't you agreed? muahahha....

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    1. You should come to KL and bump into the cosplay figures walking here and there. Seems like the culture is fast catching up in KL too. I went to One Utama shopping and saw a whole family of parents and kids wearing the Japanese Anime costumes pushing the food trolley around. It was such a sight and made the shopper's heads turn.

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  31. 2H - Got buy anything for Fing Fing?

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    1. I am sure he bought many Thai Kuehs and massage services for Fing Fing. He must be expert in speaking Thai now. BTW they call monkey as "Ling".... LOL

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  32. I almost went to the Chocolate Ville in Dec but the trip was cancelled due to full house and bad schedule. I heard it's a beautiful place from my daughter's gorgeous kindy teacher where she able to make the trip, but it was very hot there. The sceneries were great and if I am not wrong, it is near to Hua Hin, another tourist spot.

    However, you will be surprise there is no chocolate factory or chocolates for sale there. That's what I heard from the gorgeous teacher . It's just a place to take photos and that's all. But , its worth exploring this place.

    I might go there this year.

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    1. Ya, Hua Hin, another new tourist place in Bangkok, wonder if SK went there this time? It's a like a mini Santorini... Very beautiful!

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    2. Oh I got mistaken of this Chocolate Ville thinking that it looked like Suan Phueng Resort which also used European themes. Hua Hin is a popular beach resort where the Thai King always retreat in his palace by the sea. In fact, the King is there right now after getting discharged from the hospital.

      How come this Chris must specially elaborate "my daughter's gorgeous kindy teacher".....!!!!!!????? This is not the first time I heard this statement. Can you post her pix in your blog, Chris?

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    3. TM - Of course ...cannot la... muahahahaha...

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  33. 2F - Isn't that Lime Juice?

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  34. Eh....Uncle ...the night pic a bit too small leh. Uncles like me cannot see properly , as you know. I even see the baht wrongly in your previous post. Night scenery as beautiful such as this must enlarge....muhahha.... I m sure the night views from Westin Hotel is damn nice!!!

    Oh..that mango drink... is it an alcoholic drink ? Looks interesting!!

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    1. eh....got any Thai lady companions to drink with you guys ? muahahahha...

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    2. I think SK took 1001 photo shots and dunno which to enlarge. Maybe these Bangkok scenes are nothing new to us, so he would ask you go and google for them if you want Big & Bigger boobs.

      I would think they guys went to offer their companion services to the Thai ladies there! I am sure the ladies went nuts and gaga after seeing the cute Fing Fing!

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  35. Oh yeah ...massage is a must in Thailand, regardless you walk a lot or not. They have so many skillful masseurs there and it's so cheap compared to the rates back home, like those Odyssey Spa, which was so expensive.

    So, you only do leg reflexology ? Never do full body massage? if its me, I will do a two hour body massage follow by a foot reflexology ...wah... so shiok. One of my colleagues nearly had massage daily when he was in Bangkok ...as a Singaporean, he said it's very cheap!!

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    1. Those masseurs usually will sit/stand outside the shop and call for business, cause there are too many competitions there, so must do something to attract customers, but from what I see, usually most massage shops are full one.. Cause too many tourists already~~

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    2. As a Malaysian, I also found their massage services very good and very cheap. For Singaporeans with higher spending power would definitely find everything very dirt cheap there. They probably could have 2 massage services daily like morning and nightly sessions. Chris should make a visit with your male buddies for Bachelor Parties in Bangkok. You can hang out nightly at the famed areas like Soi Cowboy and Soi Nana. Oooooo-La-La! You will not wanna go home after that.

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    3. TM - Don't want... very dangerous..muaahahaha...
      Yeah, I agreed with you it's very cheap over there and that is why one of my colleagues did almost every day!
      Aiyo..if its me, sure whole body pain if everyday.

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  36. 2G - Next time I go Bangkok again, must try the massage

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    1. Massage in SG very expensive

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    2. Yes Libby, whenever you go Thailand, must try their massage, so much cheaper and very relaxing!
      Here massage also not cheap, though they say is Thai massage, but due to currency, not so worth la I think.

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    3. Singaporeans earn a lot and the cost of living is very high in the republic. Naturally the masseurs and the parlour owners have to charge higher to survive. I wonder what is cheap in Singapore??

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    4. The SG ones always ask you to buy pacakage and super crowded. In addition, the masseurs are mostly Malaysians. Might as well massage in Malaysia to save some $$.

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  37. I also remember when I went on a cruise to Phuket, they have a tour for massage only. Wow... I was wondering what the hell are they doing for half a day on just massage!! Of course, no hanky panky (but not too sure too)... but that tells Thailand is the place to go for a nice massage!

    I usually had Thai massage in JB and that cost me RM140 for 60 mins... It's so much cheaper in Bangkok and I am sure the masseurs are more skillful!

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    1. So shiok lah your cruise took you to massage! My cruise took me to see nonsense factories and just 2 hours shopping free & easy. I have learnt a lesson to take a cab direct to Phuket town in future for my own activities.

      Oh My Buddha! chris paid so much for the Thai massage in JB. Either you had a happy ending or you looked like Li Ka Shing to them without glasses on. For RM140, you could enjoy 7 sessions in Bangkok!

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    2. TM - Its part of the itinerary where you can signed up. I didn't take up that package as I have the family and kids with me. I also went shopping where they bring us around Phuket in an excursion bus.

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  38. Nice to buy some clothes over there! i am sure it's much more affordable than Malaysia. And, Fing Fing almost got drown by the shirts.....muahahahha....

    Powerbank? eh... surprise ... why buy powerbank ah? Is it very cheap ? I thought Xioami is cheaper or you need it to juice up your phone since you got no time to charge it ? Yes, I always brought my Xiaomi powerbank whenever I go. It's very handy to provide juices to our phones.

    Yeah,,you should buy more stuffs since Bangkok is a shopping haven. Never mind, there's alway next time!!

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    1. I think some gadgets are pretty cheap there.

      Agree, save for next time, so that we get alasan to go again ma! LOL!

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    2. Everything is cheaper in Thailand from cars to houses and food to entertainments. It has been a haven for retired expatriates who have built homes in the sanctuaries of Phuket and Chiengmai areas. Those who never married could find lovely wives there who would treat them like idols. Those who needed to release steams could find lovely services from the good looking catalogs too. They also have the most number of temples in the world in case you need to offer prayers there. That is the Land Of Smiles!

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    3. Not sure if the gadgets are original or not, though cheap. I know there's even Xiaomi imitation gadgets. The stuffs they sold are already cheap compared to other brands but there are imitations too. I don't think it's a good idea to buy imitation stuffs especially gadgets.

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  39. Hihi everyone!

    Oh, so ngam ho, got overlapping holidays during your visit, can't help it, air tickets sure expensive during this time...
    Good also la that you guys got think to extend the stay, actually it's a good
    excuse to extend and play, keke...
    8 days are quite long actually, but a bit wasted if just stay in Bangkok, I mean
    no doudt Bangkok is a nice and fun place to explore but 8 days wo, macam too
    long already, plus you have been there before right? Might as well take the chance
    and go to nearby cities, if for me I will do the same too!
    Chiang Mai or Pattaya I heard before, but not Ayutthaya... But anyway, I bet all
    these 3 places must be fun also since it's Thailand! I always love Thailand!
    Their food is yummy and things are cheap! Truly a nice place for shopping, makan and relax!

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    1. Yep, those big malls in Bangkok are quite centralised. And most importantly, convenient
      to get to! Either by train or taxi also very convenient. Some even within walkiing
      distance, if you can walk la! Like last time I went, me and my gal friend stayed at
      a hotel about 10-15 minutes from the BTS station, we wanna save money so we walked
      a lot! To and fro like that, wah damn exhausting man! But we don't mind la, since
      we both take it as part of exercise to burn fats, so that we can eat all we want
      without feeling guilty, LOL!
      Terminal 21 is quite new and advance, got free wifi to access~ And each floor different
      themes, nice right? Even the bathroom also got themes, hehe~
      MBK I find it so so only, gives me a feeling like our Sg Wang.
      Siam Paragon pula very classy, macam our Starhill, cannot afford to buy anything there,
      I mean for me la, haha! Just window shopping ok la!

      What I like is still the Platinum mall and the Pratunam market, we spent most of the days
      wandering there. And not forgetting Chatuchak market la, a must go if visit Bangkok!

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    2. These days the air fare from KL to Bangkok is no longer expensive anymore due to the slashed prices from MASS. We can easily get it for under RM400 return from MASS or other supporting airlines making AA squirm to loose its popularity now. Book now and plan for Winter in BKK.

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    3. Yep, always got promotion one so now everyone can fly! Plus Bangkok is just like 2 hours flight away, super convenient and affordable la!

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  40. Hmm the Erawan Shrine, we missed it last time! :( I think I din't do enough homework before going, aiseh! How can we missed it right? It's so famous! Must go and pray pray ma!

    Oh got toy expo? No Doraemon? But got Mario also not bad la!

    Chocolate Ville, I heard before, but due to time constraints it wasn't in my itinerary.
    Hopefully, next time I get to visit this place. Looks so beautiful from your photos, lots of backgrounds to take photos.

    Baiyoke Sky, the view from top there is simply amazing! And it's so windy up there~
    My gal friend and I had our birthday celebration at the top floor during our last trip,
    if you can recall la, hehe. It was a nice buffet! Expensive but hey, we deserve la right, since it's our birthday, kekeke :p

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    1. Oh, foot and body massage!! Must do if going Thailand! So cheap! And service also better
      compared to those here.... I remember I did body massage once, and foot massage once during the Bangkok trip, not enough one, but what to do, no extra time already since it was a short trip...

      Oh your shopping loots! Like this called nothing much?? Haha!
      Quite a lot I see from the photos! I guess clothes, bags and shoes are something most people will buy when they go Bangkok, there are just so many choices there and most importantly is they are cheap! Of course cannot complain much about the quality la, since they are kinda cheap... 一分钱 一分货 ma! For me, worth buying lo if can wear
      like more than 10 times, hehe! xD
      No buy food? Their 7-11 got lots of nice junk food~ Even the markets too!

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    2. Oh yes, I remember that Hayley went to Baiyoke to celebrate. I had never been there. I think I should sleep a night there for once. The rates are unbelievably cheap for under RM200 a night. What am I waiting for?

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    3. Haha, you have good memory! Yes I went to Baiyoke to celebrate birthday, so nice!

      TM, I too wondering what are you waiting for? xD

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  41. Picture 2A, wow! Amazing! You told us the shopping malls in Bangkok are much better what we have in KL. I love it. I love shopping the most. It is so tempting. I want to go Bangkok next year. Eh! Why not this year? This year I have other plan le!

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    1. Picture 2b, I don't mind shopping at small shops and markets. I know I can get nice and cheap things there. Sound like I need to take more luggage if I plan to go there.

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    2. Picture 2C, since you are already there, it is good to go to temple to pray for good healthy and good luck. It is really so happening there.

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    3. Picture 2d, you got so many cute fans, you can then give them to your nephews and nieces, they sure will like it.

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    4. Picture 2e, Chocolate Ville, I thought that is a place selling chocolate. If it is a chocolate and candy garden, it will be so romantic. It is a fine dining place which has nice landscape. Not bad!

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    5. Picture 2f, so nice that you could have Mango Mojito and enjoy the nice night view of Bangkok. This is a wonderful experience and beautiful memory for you.

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    6. Picture 2g, I love foot massage and body massage too. Looking at the price, it is considered very reasonable. Massaging is something that we couldn't be missed when visiting Thailand.

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    7. Picture 2h, just look at these 3 heaps of new clothes, Yannie's is so envy. Yannie loves shopping and buys clothes the most.

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    8. Spending 8 days at Bangkok and you could visit and enjoy so many things, it is really worth while.

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    9. Yo! This Queen Of Larut wants to go to Bangcock next year because she has other plans this year! Where will the JAMY go this year?
      I am sure you can walk many rounds the Bangkok city with your powerful legs now. So many shops and malls for you to visit and buy till you drop.

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  42. I like 2G best!! Massage two hours... wow.. I could do that every alternate day in Bangkok! Simply love to relax...
    Ok, other than food la... shopping will be the third priority... hehehee... You really enjoyed yourself well in Bangkok..yes, actually this is a very nice place to visit, again and again.. one will not get fed up... :)

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    1. Everyone loves 2G the most! It is truly a bliss to get good massages and i could do it everyday for its cheap prices! It would be nice to go out walking all day around the city and hop into a massage centre before we call it a day. It would give us a good night's sleep. Wake up next day feeling revitalised, we could go out ronda-ronda again. So shiok la.

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  43. hello again SK

    to continue

    Photo 2D

    eh...your system or is it my laptop ah....when i click your blog ah..it auto stop at photo 2D. I thought you have new blog post today hence got the mario brother punya gambar. then open eyes big big...saw it stop at photo 2D kakaka., This one ah...memang want me to spam la is it? Muhahaha

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    1. you seems to have luck ah with all these events. Last time in Japan also bump into the DOreamon event. now toy expo pulak. got borong any toys back for me or not...hint hint wink wink...hari raya coming wor kihkih *any excuses to bodek for toys*

      The Mario bro fan does looks nice.

      ya lor...we als wentgo if got distribute fan we also take. like last time bon odori in shah alam. wah so hot leh. sapu a whole loads of fans back. Too bad it's not durable. very fast rosak

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    2. 37*c out there still okay la...you know KL here sometimes goes up to 42 ah? crazy lo. This earth warming business is really serious la. Maybe anay will write more about it. quite sometime liao since his last post.

      You know anay likes online shopping ah. maybe he can o have idea when or how to cool down when traveling. next time you go there will have ways to cool down la

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    3. Luckily I warned Ah boy about the hot weather there. So he wore sexy singlets and skimpy tight shorts to walk the whole streets of Sukhumvit and Silom to attract the folks and aunties there. LMAO!!! Muahahaha

      When on earth Malaysia's temperature went up to 42 degrees??!!! Horrors! I am sure meow's furs would catch fire too!

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    4. Muhahahah.....pengsan lo....like that we must really "force" him to show off his "bikini" tan...not that he was wearing bikini la.


      now i know liao. he must be wearing the sexy singlet and skimpy tight shorts when he told the chef at the hotel that the fried rice is very good. That was why the Chef fast fast hands and legs go and specially fried one plate of rice for him to eat. Hahaha.

      got la....hot till plants also die kau kau ler

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  44. Photo 2E

    No need to say. Totally new to me. Tarak tau apa tempat itu. Never been there before

    Chocolate ville? interesting name leh. I wonder why it is called this name.

    when i saw that name i thought it is a place that sells all sorts of things made of chocolate and maybe even have chocolate houses and all those things. But from what you say it's a place to makan and jalan jalan and take selfie...sound like normal only leh...like the Bukit Tinggi Resort. Bukit Tinggi Resort also have places like this. Have to pay ka to go in there or it's just like Setia Walk...can jalan in just like that

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    1. garden? did i read garden? wah i wanna put it under my list of place to go la. wanna see the plants there is it our plants or maybe thy managed to plant tree and flowers from a cooler climate. Would be wonderful to see that

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    2. I think this Bukit Tinggi resort is quite old and outdated now with just thematic buildings and nothing more. This one in Thailand is a hilly resort that really looks like European countries with farms, small cottages, murals and roaming sheeps!! Anyone could be easily fooled by the photos taken by the tourists there. best of all, the winter gets really cold there and the guys would all wear wooly thick coats and jackets to say they went to Holland.

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    3. Went to bukit tinggi once. Think once is enough. Nothing much to do or see over there.

      Oh this one is hilly resort in Thailand ah. Now wonder Sk said he doze off in the car. I thought somewhere in the city itself.

      Real Roaming sheep? Wah lau eh....what this SK tarak say one. Hahaha. I thought houses shape like made of chocolate only.

      winter very cold? wei...very high up the mountain ka? wokay later i google. Must be interesting place then. Very good that SK can go on this trip on top of the business trip.

      I wonder if SK got snap some wacky snaps there or not hahaha

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  45. Photo 2F

    what la you...hahaha...dunno whether wanna laugh or not. why la call yourself uncle la...some more say waste money go there.

    aiyer...holiday ma. well earned rest. not waste money la. some more hang out with dear friends leh. Thailand friend some more. must be long time did not meet or maybe never met before. Must chit chat and talk talk mah. Cantonese say "friendship talk heart, not talk money" one la.

    Hmm.,....this Thailand ah....it is like one year 365 days also mango season leh. everywhere also can find mango it seems.

    hmm...that one is photo of mango mojito? Hmm......does not look very much like the ones we have here.



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    1. I was a bit surprised that Thambee has Thai friends and Anay doesn't even know. Who? Who? Tell. Tell. Tell....
      Hey, there is a season for mangoes in Thailand and not 365 days as you claimed. Usually every house would try to grow one or two mango trees. They will wait for after winter when the mango trees start to flower and bear fruits around April to June. The whole country would smell mangoes and it is a tradition that people give the very best and top quality mangoes to temples, relatives and friends. This is so unheard of in Malaysia. I never received any free mangoes from neighbours or friends. Maybe if I am lucky, I could curi a few from other houses! Wakakakaka

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    2. Piak! kaypoh la you. Friend mah friend la. wanna tell the world punya meh. Need to name names like someone punya meh "My Thai friend, xxx , bring me eat xxx at xxx" ka.

      Hahaha...thai not 365 days mango season ka. Seems like people go there everytime also spotted mangoes punya leh. Import from other places ka?

      Woi...your neighbours have magoes tree ka? Hahaha. why they so kedekut no give you. Maybe they scared you look down on malaysian mangoes kot. After all you already taste the sweetness of the that mangoes.

      curi ah...now if neighbours hilang mangoes and happens to read this blog will come find you liao

      me kinda lucky la. Next door neighbour got plant a lot of plants..got brinjals, banana etc. Sometimes when have fruit, she will give me. Dunno how people say banana only fruit one time but hers always seems to have fruit punya. already given me 2-3 times liao.

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  46. Photo 2G

    Ahem ahem...tahu pun it is unsightly. Lucky i am not in the middle of a meal or else gonna cekik you liao. LOL....Just joking la.

    wah Thai Masssge....what type of thai massage ah...the goodie type or the naughty type...kihkihkih

    anyway....memang good la you go pamper yourself. walk so much already. must relax kau kau before come back and start work lo

    foot massage ah... 1 hour of foot massage. I salute you leh....Me very ticklish. scare of foot massage . when i go for full body massage ...i ask them to omit the foot massage leh. If you like foot massage then should follow Lina go for massage from the blind people in brickfields. should be very good. they are very professional i heard

    How was that Thai Massage? I have never had Thai Massage ., Is it the type where the fella stand on top of you while hands holding railing on the ceiling and step on you. That one sound very painful wor. also saw in TV shows that they also go pull the hands and feet till got krung krang sound. scarely la for me. dont know whether they are professional or baru dapat licence. salah pull have to go for doctor jor.

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    1. Aiyo meow never had massage before? Ask Kaldip just sit and guling over your back. Sure can hear creaks and angin coming out of your chutes. It is very important and healthy to get massages often to prevent sickness and stress that could lead to heart disease and even cancer. No kidding la. Meow has no stress one, easy life, so no urge for massages. Now I can understand la.

      Adoi...you asked SK whether he had naughty massages??!!! He won't confess here lah even he had happy endings. Sssshhhh...!!

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    2. had massage before but not thai massage. Usually go to beauty saloon for massage la.

      Sometimes go for their guasar massage coz they have guasar massage too. that one very nice though the back will end up blue back after being scrap(correct spelling or not ah?) . all the blood circulation will go smoothly.

      I purposely tease that SK mah. See what he reply hahah. maybe he is blushing now leh., or maybe terbalik he will be very daring and come out with funny names of the ahem ahem massage. his brain darn pandai twist one mah

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  47. Photo 2H

    what... some more you dare to say "these few pieces of clothes" hahaha...i counted in the 3 photos have at least 20 baju leh. no wonder la you go one bag and come back two bag. so the bag you also buy from there to fuill your clothing la? hahaha

    Novice already like this. If pro...i no eyes see jor...

    what is Fing Fing doing there? He crying ah? Daddy never buy anything for him ah?

    Powerbank ah? very cheap meh? real or fake one leh? your phone is iPhone leh. dont play play leh. later meletup habis liao.

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    1. Why would Fing Fing be crying there on a luxurious holiday? His papa brought him to daily massages where they did monkey pose tantric massages for this little monkey boy. Wakakakaka
      Why this meow has doubts that Thambee who is an MBA holder with IT expertise buy something so dangerous? He is the most fussy and careful shopper when it comes to IT gadgets and mobile phone accessories. He probably need to advise us how to shop instead lah.

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    2. Sk tarak say he bring Fing Fing for massage mah. then the photo only shows the baju for SK geh. Tarak show baju for Fing Fing leh. So Fing Fing might be crying lo.

      MBA holder with IT expertise is also human leh. Mana tau if he ter-buy fake ones. Now fake ones are so hard to spot leh .

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  48. 泰式按摩有冇無敵烽火輪架?買到咁多仲話少少?好勁囖!

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  49. 2B I know this place, read from several blogs, guess extra one luggage is not enough, saw their souvenirs always can covered the whole bed though...

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  50. 2C So with that, did you stay around to see who's praying clockwise or counterclockwise ya? I wonder those half dark half bright business one, how they pray ya?? half clockwise then half counterclockwise or full clockwise then full counterclockwise? hahahaha~~~~

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  51. Yeah, finally I bought air tickets to BKK to coming October!!!

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