PART DEUX ....
At MBK ... there are 7 Floors of Shopping, where you can get Clothes, Electronic Stuff,
Clothes, Handphones, Clothes and more Clothes!!! Some of the Clothes areas
can bargain too! :)
Another cooool place for Shopping was RIGHT OUTSIDE Baiyoke!
I mean the Thais had stalls everywhere in Bangkok. As long as you have a five-foot walkway,
they would set up a stall to trade business.
So we were pretty delighted to see Cheap Shopping outside Baiyoke!
YUPs ... we shopped and we found CARTERs for 90 Baht!
We should have BOUGHT a dozen and sold them for RM50 in Malaysia!
It was reallly cheap! :)
Being in Bangkok, I HAD to show Tiff the Best Hotel in the World ...
none other than The Oriental, Bangkok located by Chao Phraya River.
WE sat in the Oriental Bangkok's boat at the Saphan Taksin Sky Train stop
and sailed to the hotel.
As expected the Hotel was stunning and classic in its own way!
I managed to catch up with a colleague there as well too!
Digressing slightly ... just wanted to say that The Oriental Bangkok's brand
is jus everywhere. We saw them operating a F&B outlet at Siam Paragon
and another one at Central World Shopping Centre! Amazing!!
Guess where we went for Lunch?
Yups .. it was at the Oriental Bangkok ... next door! hahaha
We were off to the Pier to catch a Boat Taxi .. and we saw some
yummy food stalls next to the hotel and we makan there.
Tiff had the THAI Fried Rice with their Red Hot Chilli Peppers, it was
yummy-licious. And of course i stayed away from the spicy food!!!
Lunch was only RM30 baht per person (RM3)!!! Now that's Savings!
And we then took our Boat Ride up the Chao Phraya river heading to visit the King's Grand Palace, all for only 3.50 Baht (RM 0.35)
And we had nice seats that's next to the murky river .. which tend to splash up into our faces
each time we open our mouth to exclaim!!
We even had a Tour Guide who was explaining the sights and attractions in the 20 minutes
boat ride. Didn't understand a word of his Thai English accent!!
UNFORTUNATELY .. our wonderful Baiyoke Concierge didn't tell us ... NOT to visit the Grand Palace in the afternoon. WHY? Cos its closed!! So yes ... we took our wonderful boat ride all the way up to the Grand Palace stop, and was informed.
Sorry Palace closed. ... there's nothing to see!! Sigh!! Sigh!!! Double Sigh!!!
Although we didn't get to see the KING or his palace ... we had the luxury of
time to actually catch TWO movies in Bangkok.
First of all ... their CINEMAs ROCK!!!
Their Cinemas are new, nice, big, comfortable .. u name it.. they have it!
We noticed that the MOVIE industry seemed to be a pretty Big industry in Bangkok
Cos .. each shopping mall we entered, they all had their own BIG Cineplexes!! Amazing!
And the Cineplexes are HUGE!!
ONE Funny thing that happens while watching a movie is that ....
The Thais will play their National Antheme right before the movie!!
It was weird .. cos everyone STOOD UP for their National Anthem!!
Hmmm. .. i don't think it will ever work in Malaysia!!
We were very BLEST on our last two days in Bangkok to
meet up with Tiff's aunty. Aunty Hwee and her daughter Mary.
They became our guides and showered us with amazing Thai hospitality!
They brought us to so many place to makan.
And we ate and ate and ate!!
On our final day .. we went to Red Dragon Restaurant which boasts of the
LARGEST Chinese Dim Sum Restaurant in the World (see above pic)
We could see them preparing all the food! Tons and tons of DIM SUM!!
It was a super yummy DIM SUM BUFFET!!
That's us with Aunty Hwee & Mary
The Dim Sum .. just came!
And kept coming. They came so fast, that they had to stack the
food on top of each other! And we tried to catch up with them
as the food came. BUT alas ....they WON!!
The waiter mentioned that those stacks of DIM SUM containers
were ours! We apparently ate more than 40!!! WAH LIAU!!!
It was a pretty LARGE Layout with interesting settings.
We had a room to ourselves equipped with Karaoke facilities, and there were
just DOZENS of these typed of rooms all over the entire Restaurants! Amazing!!
After FOUR wonderful days of FUN, we arrived back where we started.
At the Suvarnabhumi Airport!
The Airport was again HUGE!! With many counters.
We bid our farewell to Aunty Hwee & Mary.
Who ferried us all the way from Baiyoke to the Airport.
Inside the Thai Airport Duty Free Shopping, we found things that were on SALE
.. aiyoh .. everywhere-lah also got SALE SALE SALE ...
We are grateful for this wonderful holiday time together, and we cherish it!
Thank GOD for His Blessings!
Hope u enjoyed our HOLIDAY blog :)
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