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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bangkok free and easy Itinenary 2012 ( shopping, massage and eating)

Just came back from a trip from bangkok.
Stayed in two hotels, holiday inn express and pathuwan princess.

I reached at night so we took the train to our hotel as we don't feel secure taking taxis at night especially with communication barrier.

Day 1:
Purchase sims
Train to hotel
supper at restaurant beside hotel.

Day 2:
Breakfast at holiday inn express
Yaowarat(Bangkok Chinatown) for shopping by taxi
Bodytune for 1 hour body massage by taxi
Mk Gold for steamboat and roast meat by train
Bubbletea by foot
Siam Discovery and Siam Paragon for supermarket shopping and touring by foot
Street market outside siam square by foot

Day 2:
Breakfast at holiday inn express.
Check out and check in pathuwan princess hotel by foot
Chatuchak market (JJ market) by train
Samboon Seafood Restaurant by train
Platinum mall by taxi
Big C supermarket by foot
Burger King for dinner by foot.
Street market outside siam square by foot

Day 3
Cup noodle for breakfast
Chatuchak market (JJ market) by train
Or Tor Kor market by foot
Lunch and shopping at Or Tor Kor
Terminal 21 at Asok by train
Grand Hyatt Erwan for high tea
Boots and Watsons at MBK
ASiateque market

Day 4
BReakfast at Mac
Pratunam Market by Taxi
Platinum Mall by foot, bubble tea
Check out
Lek Massage for 2 hour massage
Siam square Shopping
Lunch at SomTam Nua
desserts at MAngo Tango
Taxi ride to hotel
Chatuchak market (JJ market) by train


There are steep discounts for buying in bulk. Bangkok, is really good to go with friends and is good to make friends as they really give discount if you buy in bulk or wholesale. The price can be cheaper by 30% to 40% for the wholesale price. the number of pieces required to purchase differ by vendor.
Therefore, remember to ask the price, then ask the whole price and number of pieces required. The hair accessories is like so much cheaper than Singapore price but the thing is we have to buy in bulk.

This trip, I realise that tuk tuk price has increased like twice or thrice and now is much more expensive to take it compared to taxis. The advantage of tuk tuk is definitely the experience and it is able to squeeze through tight spots.
However, the air is quite polluted and sometimes I feel tuk tuk is a bit dangerous.
My preferred transport is train as I hate traffic jams, is so boring and sometimes the taxi driver talk non stop and is quite worrying when I don't understand a single thing.
And on the train, I can play with my hp with ease.




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