Wednesday, September 03, 2014

45336 Steps Around Bangkok!



After two failed attempts this year, we finally flew to Bangkok for an exhausting 4-Day trip! ^^

It's the family's second time to Bangkok together. First trip was... waaay back in 2009 (blog entry here!) where I didn't really enjoy myself because I was young and foolish... Lol. It was actually because Gary, Weishan, Jolene and Karena were also there, but I never got the chance to explore Bangkok with them. They had so much fun!!!! :(

Anyhow! Our trip this time was a lot better. Walked a lot!!! Approximately 45,336 steps according to my pedometer. LOL! We still had to visit temples and whatnot, but we also got the chance to finally visit the actual Chatukchak! Back in 2009, we were brought to some weird mall because it was closed, and my mother had an impression that it's all Chatukchak had to offer. Tsk. She now know she's very very wrong though... This trip, she bought the most during our shopping spree at Chatukchak!

I'm also happy that we got to go around Terminal 21 (our apartment is very near there!) and check out Asiatique~ The new places in Bangkok, checked! :D

Another reason that made this trip good was the fact that I had started work, and it was a good break after a full month of working. xD


It was a very early flight, but I barely slept because I was excited. Lol. As usual, we got to the airport and checked in before having breakfast at a fastfood chain. This time, my sister chose MacDonald's!

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Us still in Singapore.

After this trip, I've concluded that Bangkok doesn't have much to offer me.
I didn't spend much at all (other than on temple offerings) because there was hardly anything that caught my eye. In chatukchak or the malls. But, I did buy a $2xx bag for my sister IN CHANGI AIRPORT before flying off. LOL. /fail

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Us arriving in Bangkok!!

The first thing my sis and I did, was to hunt down the Telco booth and get our Prepaid SIM Cards! (Y)!! /sociamediaaddicts
Got DTAC's Happy Tourist and was indeed happy throughout our trip. xD

Thereafter, we set off to a pretty long car ride to the famous Four Face Buddha.

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It was my first time there, but the place wasn't exactly unfamiliar for me; Thanks to a Thai horror movie I'd watched many years ago. xD

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The weather was very hot and humid.

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The lady in blue was gorgeous!

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Done with prayers, crossed the road to the mall opposite for lunch!
There was some Japan event going on then, and the mall was filled with plenty enthusiatic cosplayers!

After lunch, we took another long car ride to our apartment!

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Checking in!

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We've stayed in better apartments, but this was also nice.

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Apartment is the best type of lodging for a group of people because we'll get to gather around in the living room every night! Especially useful when you have people visiting you as well!

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The masterbedroom!!!!
Sister and I got to sleep in the masterbedroom this trip. HEHE. All thanks to my mothers' friend who joined and didn't dare to sleep alone. Hahahaha. Because of her, my mother took the room with two single beds and my dad didn't wanna sleep in such a huge room alone. (Y)!

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The view!
To be honest, this was the first and last time I ever saw what was outside. LOL.

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Exhausted after the flight, long car rides and terrible hot weather.

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Mother's favourite part of apartments: KITCHEN!!! and,,,

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After resting in the apartment for a few hours, we finally went out for some dinner.

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Out via the apartment's tuktuk to Terminal 21!
First time riding one!

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Dinner place was nice!

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This was soooooo good!!!!

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Back in the hotel early to rest for a long day next!

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DAY 2 - Chatukchak & Asiatique

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Freeeeee breakfaaaaast!
I was sad there were so little scrambled eggs left. :(

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Told them to pose, but my mum went "Must take candid when we're eating"
So, here's an unglam shot of her telling me that. xD

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The only family photo we took. :(
&In a terrible angle.

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Thanks to our 'friends' in Bangkok, we got the chance to ride their public transport (just their trains)!!!
It is so so so rare for the parents to hop on public transport aboard. I'm glad it was a pleasant experience for the both of them.
Hopefully, they'll stop traveling around with cabs in other countries we visit.

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Perfect for the crazy hot weather.

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Another shot because it was so delicious? xD

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These were nice too!!

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The mother who claimed Chatukchak won't have much to buy. -.-
At the end of the day, it was my who really didn't have anything to buy.

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Had our lunch at this place.
Something more local!

Was googling about this place to understand more about it, and came to know that it's actually the 4th best fresh market in the world. :O
There was indeed a lot of stuffs.

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Everything in this picture was damn good!
Even their wanton noodles!

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&My favourite would be the curry dish!
Can't remember what it's called but it's good! The noodles is just meepok but I've never liked meepok until trying this!
Ah... Craving for these right now. T^T

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These lights are so pretty!!!
But I never see the practicality of these decorations.

After hours of shopping, and having lunch at Or Tok Kor Market, we decided to go our separate ways. Old people (aka parents) back to the apartment for some rest, while the young ones continue the day at Asiatique.

I was feeling a little guilty because our 'friends' had work the next day, but insisted to bring us to the place because it could be dangerous for us. I was hesistant to go because I didn't wanna be burdens for them, but I didn't wanna miss this chance to visit Asiatique more. :X

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The terribly hot and humid weather gave me really bad hair days. T^T

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Our 'friends' in Thailand!!!!
I don't know how should I introduce them actually. Lol.
They are not relatives nor friends.
Just... children of the parents who know each other through prayers?

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A cute shot of my sister. ^^

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There was nothing much in Asiatique. LOL!!!
It was a nice place, but it was like.... an expensive chatukchak. :/
We didn't get the chance to chill at their pubs and cafes though... Didn't wanna be inconsiderate to our friends.

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The first thing we did in Asiatique was get a good leg massage. LOL!!

Pricer there but my legs were yelling for help.
It's amazing how these massages instantly relieves all the sore and pain!

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Some sweet tea after the good relief.

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The food was mediocre.
Phad Thai was too starchy for me, and the Pineapple Rice was just... bland.

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Asiatique really look a lot prettier at night!

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But we had to go home already. :(

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Clothes for Sugar!
Probably the only thing we bought. LOL.
They were super duper cheap though!!!!
If I'm not wrong, they cost just $2!!!!

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Well prepared for the Year of Goat. xD

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Dinner that night for the parents.

DAY 3 - Temples & Chinatown

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It was extremely serene and this was just... gorgeous.

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Love the ceiling.
It looked like it was filled with millions of stars!

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A self-timed shot before we leave the place.
I was very worried my camera would fall backwards because the handle was pointed. :O
I really need to get a tripod.

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This picture does no justice to how gorgeous the entire thing is!

After visiting this temple, we headed down to another one near Chinatown. My sister had left for the apartment after this though; Weak kid fell ill.

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Literally a money plant. xD

After checking our Chinatown (my mother had another shopping spree!), we had dinner at this sharkfin specialty restaurant nearby.

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I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!
Birdnest in a coconut. I was probably overdosed on coconuts, but this was just too good?!
Went back to the apartment with one packed for my sister but she couldn't finish so I gladly oblidged to finish hers too. HAHAHAH.

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Stupid terrible weather gave me a mop-hair. =.=

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Went around with my hair tied thereafter.
This is only possible because I'm overseas! xD

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This is some area in Terminal 21.
We headed back and came out for a little bit shopping.

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The best buys I had.
Well prepared for Christmas already. MUAHAHAHAHA.

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OH! We also checked out all their toilets at each level. Hahahaha.

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Coincidentally found this spa we were introduced to a year ago.
We actually know the bosses (from our cruise trip, here!), but didn't bother trying to get more discount from the already very cheap prices!

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Our masseurs!
I tried Thai Massage and loved it! Can be clothed, and no need to apply oil! WHOOP!

DAY 4 - Going Home

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A short day.
Visited our aunt's place to receive blessing from the monk. :)
We had a really good lunch thereafter and slept on our way to the airport. :D

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I've never been so lazy with my posts before...... but BYE!

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