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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Bangkok Trip 2013

Sept 14th – Sept 17th 2013


2nd BKK trip in 2013!
An all girls trip which we’ve been anticipating for since the start of the year!


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Flying with Tiger!


It was a chaotic morning for me
I cabbed down to the airport around 5am
Got to the airport only to realize that I’ve forgotten to bring my antibiotics!
Checked in our baggage, got our boarding passes & then I rocket home to pick my meds & back again just in time!


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Pics with the girls at the Sunflower Park in T2’s Departure hall



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L to R : Jasmine, TingTing, Jasmine again & Dongs



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Independent woman sitting alone hahahaha



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Thought she gonna have all 3 seats to herself but apparently flight was fully filled!
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Touched down at Suvarnabhumi Airport late morning
Got our data sim cards and cabbed to put our baggage at our hotel


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Specs overload


Couldn’t check in yet cuz it was still early.
Left our stuff there and headed to our first stop!
Chatuchak!

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Lunch @ Chatuchak
Super yummy beef beehoon soup



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the must-have Thai Coconut Ice cream @ JJ market



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Everyone looted something from JJ but I didnt.
This is my so called 忍功before I spam hard at Platinum




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Weather was really kind to us since we touched down in BKK
Used to sweat buckets making shopping at JJ super unbearable
But this time round it was still humid but the heat was tolerable.


1st day was all about traffic jams
Finally checked in our hotel after Chatuchak!

Behold! The awesome Siam Swana Hotel
Our hotel resource manager, Lin Dongs high source low source
& settled for this hotel which i think is mad awesome!


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Our 2 bedroom suite!


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Comes with a massive large lounge area



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2 huge ass bedrooms – ROOM 1



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2 huge ass bedrooms – ROOM 2



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2 private toilets both in separate bedrooms
No tubs only showers.


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Total of 3 TVs 2 in separate bedrooms 1 at the lounge area

Comfy huge bed, great service. No lifts in hotel but it wasn’t an issue cos the bellboys were really helpful with our baggage & shopping loots

Location’s really good too!
Walkable distance to Platinum Mall & extremely short walk to the nearest BTS station


Only minor downside is that their Nat Geo Channel is in Thai
HAHAHAHA point not necessary unless u’re a tv freak.


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Cldn’t find my usual fried chicken from JJ so tapau and make do with random chicken cutlet
Still yums cos of their chilli



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Our room’s located on the 4th floor
A little workout everyday with the stairs.
No lift, No problem.


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Touristy pic with the decors in the hotel



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Pool felt a little out of place though


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Continued our night shopping at Siam Square

& then to source for the highly raved about Som Tam Nua @ Siam for late dinner



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We ordered based on those that comes with a chef’s recommendation icon
HAHAHAHAHA


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Fried Chicken 98baht/130baht
We took the 130baht portion



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Hot & Spicy Crispy Fish 105baht



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Extra Salted Preserved Pork 98baht – Not really as salty as its given name



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Northeast style spicy soup with pork bones 105baht
Very spicy til I don’t dare to touch

Overall verdict, SO-SO not fantastic
a bit over raved by bloggers


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Took a tuktuk back!



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To Asian Thai Massage just beside our hotel!



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Foot massage for an hour at 200baht




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Soooo shiok after a day of walking/shopping


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Awesome foot massage to mark the end of a very long Day 1!



Day 2 with my roomie
Always the first to wake hahahahaha


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NUA



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Day 2 to wipe Platinum!



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VERY VERY VERY meh kuay chap @ Platinum
MBK’s 10x nicer



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Crepes to end our day of shopping



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Headed back to the hotel
Fooled around hahaha Check out my instavid on my IG



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Room service for dinner!
Then it started pouring like M A D


Took umbrellas & headed out to Asian Thai Massage again!
For Foot & Aromatherapy Full Body Massage.
200baht & 400baht.
2 hours of pampering!


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DAY 3!
Dongs & I woke up early & we walked to Pratunam for breakie!
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Wanton mee @ Soi Petchburi 19.
Just beside Shibuya 19 mall.

It was packed with Singaporeans!


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Pig trotters rice to share
But I siam the rice



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& Wanton mee



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Then it was Platinum again!
For MORE shopping!

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Reunited with the girls



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Your eco friendly shoppers with recycled bags



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Dropped our loots back at the hotel & took a BTS to Terminal 21!



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My Pearl lookalike
hahahahahaha



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The first BTS ride of this trip!



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Beside this young face Jasmine I look like her mother!!!!!



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Terminal 21!



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They have soooooo many pretty looking cakes!



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Western Lunch @ Santa Fe



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Went into the toilet & got stuck there for a good 15 mins



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Nautical themed toilet!



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Bought nothing from Terminal 21 cos everything was too pricey



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Its just a mall for touristy pics



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Saw H&M got really excited
But Bkk’s H&M is pricier than SG’s
Same collection of clothes, so no point



Took the BTS back to Siam
Had pretty cakes & tea @ Mr Jones Orphanage
located in Siam Center level 2
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So purddddy!



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Kit Kat Monster & Red Velvet


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Earl grey tea in a pretty pot!



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Teatime with Dongs



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K, striked off another to do on our list
Mr Jones Orphanage checked!


Back to the hotel for a swim!
More like for a dip la cos the pool is really small

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Hiao liao lor



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In our robes like a boss



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Cuz it was our last night,
we had to pack our stuff


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Really didnt know how or where to start
But we eventually did hahahaha



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Room service for breakfast on the last day of our trip!


Went to roam about @ MBK for fun
& took a tuk tuk back

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Lunch was at Sushi Masa just within our hotel premises
It was a pricey place for lunch
But extremely yums

MAXIMUM WIN FUJI


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The unagi sushi MELTS IN UR MOUTH
It is so meaty so juicy so ZOMG its the awesomest unagi i’ve ever had
with no irritating bones that pricks.

80baht per piece. NOTE, PER PIECE.


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Super generously sliced Salmon sashimi
So generous its a bit jelat but still, really fresh. 270baht



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I WILL GO BACK FOR THEIR UNAGI
like seriously talking about it now makes me salivate.


Good meal to end our trip!
Still a bit bang that I didn’t get to eat mango sticky rice this time
&&&&& I think my loots weren’t fantastic

Can’t wait for the next BKK trip
which I suppose is happening REAAAAALLLY soon!!!