Monday, 29 July 2013

Bangkok Trip June 2013 - DAY 2 & DAY 3

Hi all! So on my 2nd day in Bangkok which was on a Sunday, of course the one compulsory thing to do when you're in Bangkok over the weekend is, Chatuchak Weekend Market!!! :D

Day 2 : Chatuchak Weekend Market - 9:30am

OK so we arrived pretty early at Chatuchak as not all shops were open yet hehe. But by slightly over 10am all the shops were ready to be invaded by us! Chargeeeeee!!!!! :P Anyways I've put an entry on Chatuchak in my previous entry here ---> Top Things To Do In Bangkok so do have a look ya.

This clock shop was really really cool! And cheap! This large one was only 450Baht without discount. Imagine the price after you bargain! :)

Can get as low as 50Baht for these.
By 1pm we were all getting really hungry so we had lunch at one of the two Halal restaurants there in Chatuchak. I wrote about the other one in my previous entry here ---> Halal Food in Bangkok 

So this time we went to Kak Jah. Or was it Mak Jah. Hurmmmm whatever it is the last name was Jah hehe. If you want to go here the easy way to direct you is from the other Halal restaurant in Chatuchak. So just go to the clock tower, ask any of the shop owners in Chatuchak where the clock tower is and they should know it. When you reach the clock tower, just walk around it until you see the restaurant (there is only one restaurant in front of the clock tower). Ok so stand in between the clock tower and the restaurant. Make sure the clock tower is on your right slightly at your back and the restaurant on your left. The main road of Chatuchak should also be on your right. Now just walk straight ahead along the small alley in between the main road and the restaurant. Just walk and don't stop at other restaurants until you pass by Kak Jah on your left. You will see the name Kak Jah at the restaurant wall. Basically Kak Jah is on the same row as the other Halal restaurant. Food at Kak Jah are fairly cheaper than the other restaurant in Chatuchak.

Flat Noodles Tom Yam. Was nice.
Chicken Tom Yam. Hot & spicy! :)

Papaya Salad was seriously good!

The Green Curry Chicken's broth was too light for me.

Please please please order their Iced Tea!!! Superb!!!

After lunch we continued shopping! Hehehe. We finally got back to our hotel at 6pm. Almost 8 hours of shopping in Chatuchak but believe me it was still not enough. Especially if you are first timers. :D

The damage done at Chatuchak for 9000Baht only. :D
So basically our 2nd day was only for Chatuchak. At night we just walked around Patpong Night Market and did some last minute shopping. Hehe hello this is Bangkok. Just shop till you drop! :)

Day 3 : Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour - 8:00am

Since one friend and my flight was at 6pm on our last day in Bangkok, we decided to try the half-day Damnoen Saduak floating market tour (never been to any of the floating market in Bangkok even though I have been there 7 times hehe). We booked the tour at our hotel's front desk for 550Baht. The tour brought us first to the floating market, then to an elephant ride farm, then to a wood carpentry center, then to a snake show and finally back to the hotel at 2:00pm.

After 1 and a half hour we first arrived here. We then boarded the boat that will bring us to the Damnoen Saduak floating market. The ride took around 15 minutes.

On the way to Damnoes Saduak. It's fun to cruise along the waterways!

Approaching Damnoen Saduak we passed by local houses.

As it gets nearer to Damnoes Saduak the waterways become narrower.

About to go to market to sell some fruits.

Going back already???
We're here!!!
Once you arrive at Damnoen Saduak you can choose to rent a tail boat or just walk around the floating market. My friend and I chose to just walk and just enjoy the market our own way. We were given 1 and a half hours here.
Love to see them doing about their business.

Grilled bananas!

Heavy traffic at the floating market!

Love the experience here. Unforgettable.

Abundance of fruits!

Spotted a springroll seller. And Halal!

We decided to buy the some springrolls and the aunty that had to pass the springroll to us was unhappy! Hehehe.

The springroll tasted good! The veges inside were fresh and crunchy, sauce was tasty and eating them with the fresh basil leaves were a bonus! We thought the leaves was only for decoration but we were told to eat it. Hehe only God knows if we were bluffed. :P But it did tasted good so...we were happy and bought more for our 2nd serving...  :)

After walking around the area we just sat at one of the many stools on the side of the floating market and enjoyed the really juicy and sweet pineapple cutlets and just watched the boats go by. It was really nice and relaxing.
After the tour we went to Deen Muslim Restaurant (in my Day 1 entry) again for our last lunch in Bangkok... Were really satisfied with all the dishes we ordered. As usual I'd order green curry chicken. Superb!!! :)

Goodbye Bangkok. Till we meet next year in March 1-4. :)


Sunday, 28 July 2013

Bangkok Trip June 2013 : DAY 1

Hey guysss! How are youuuuu? Apa khabarrrrrr? Neehawwwww??? :D Ok so I'm obviously in a good mood today. Hehe. More towards a little crazy perhaps. :P Anywaysss... Just wanna write a little something on my last trip to Bangkok. Which was urmm... 1 month ago. Yeah... yeah it's almost a rotten story...but I still wanna write bout it! Haha. So here goes... ;) 

As usual, below is my most favorite hotel in Bangkok at Patpong. You guys can click here for my previous post on the hotel ----> Take A Nap Hotel Bangkok

Below are the pictures of the rooms taken by us for this trip...

We really love the hotel. It's very clean and comfy and most important for Muslims, the breakfast is Halal. To bargain hunters, it's also just a few metres away from one of the most liveliest night market in Bangkok, Patpong Night Market. So go ahead and book yours too! :)

Day 1: Exploring Madamme Tussauds Bangkok - 11:00am

My trip this time was a really short one. 3D2N only. So we had to really make full use of the time we got. The first thing we did right after we checked in our room was to explore Madamme Tussaud's Bangkok. Guysss...PLEASE BUY YOUR MADAMME TUSSAUD'S TICKETS ONLINE. You will get 50% discount from walk in price for the tickets. Normal walk in price is 800Baht. So you'll get it for 400Baht online! Just click here for their website ---> Madamme Tussauds Bangkok

Now let's enjoy some pics! (perhaps you won't since they are all of me haha!)...
I'm short! :P

With Tata Young at MTV Awards After Party. :P
Oprah was friendly. :D
Camwhoring wit Willy! Hehe
More camwhoring! With Jules. Haha.
I don't know who she is be she looks real!

Day 1 : Lunch at Mak Yah Restaurant - 1:00pm

So after our trip to Madamme Tussaud's we decided to have lunch first before going to Platinum Mall. We went to Mak Yah's. One of the few Halal Thai restaurants in Bangkok. Mak Yah is really close to Platinum Mall so you can also eat here if you're nearby. You can read my previous entry on some of the Halal food in Bangkok here ---> Halal Food in Bangkok

At Mak Yah's. Place is air-conditioned and cozy. Owner is very friendly. Price reasonable.

The very very delicious Green Curry Chicken. Creamy and tangy. Yumyyyy!

Tom yam was also great. Just enough sourness and spiciness. Yeah! :)

Day 1 : Platinum Mall  & My favorite Swensen's Ice Cream! - 2:30pm

So after filling our tummy with lots of tom yam and green curry, we head straight to Platinum Mall for some retail therapy. Please read my past entries on shopping here ---> Top 8 Things To Do in Bangkok 
So as usual after the few hours of shopping we had to rest our feet and where else better that Swensen's just at the entrance of Platinum Mall! :D The best and value for money ice cream in Bangkok!

The Bangkok team...

Caramel Nutty something something. Seriously good and yummy! only 120Baht.

Yummy too!! Also 120baht only. :)

Day 1 : Dinner at Deen Muslim Restaurant - 8:00pm

So after Platinum Mall, we head back to our hotel and had some rest. After our needed rest, we went for dinner just nearby our hotel. 3 minutes by taxi maybe. Of all the Halal restaurants we went in Bangkok this is the cheapest and food still tasted good! Please read my previous entry on Halal Food in Bangkok to know more on the restaurant.

I seriously love the stuffed omelet. Really tasty!

Nothing can go wrong when you order tom yam in Thailand I guess. :)

The Chicken Cashewnut was not my favorite but my friend loved it.

My friend's Beef with Flat Noodles was really delish!

The Bangkok team again. Once you're full then you can start camwhoring. Hehehe.

Day 1 : Khaosan Road - 10:00pm

So right after dinner we took the cab straight to Khaosan Road which cost us only 100Baht. This is my 2nd time to Khaosan Road and I would like to just shout again that I LOVE KHAOSAN ROAD! For all you exciting people who love having fun and people watching and bar hopping and night market shopping and street food hunting, this is the place to go! Seriously people...please go. :)

Just look at the horde of tourists at this Bar! They really were having fun! :)
Khaosan road night market.

Well....that's was all for Day 1 of my 7th trip to Bangkok. See you again in my next entry for the rest of the days for this trip to Bangkok! :D Take care all!  Love ya.