30 September 2010

sawadekaa! @ Day 2

our 2nd day in bkk was a day filled with more walking & shopping of course! woke up around 8.30am. breakfast was included in the hotel room reservation so it was really nice. small cosy lil coffeehouse, but it was full of people, mainly malaysians or singaporeans, a few westerners, and japanese. the breakie served was the usual american & continental food

our fren jason was on his way to meet up at the hotel but we told him we will be walking towards platinum mall, and lets meet there instead. so we head over to platinum mall again! this time i was more prepared & ready to shop till drop! we were at platinum around 10am plus & hubs head straight to black canyon coffee place to wait for jason to arrive. me? busy shopping lor...

platinum mall consist of 6th floors, mostly on woman's clothing, few on kids & man's wear. i spend a good 2-3 hours shopping there and i finally gave up. too many too see, very little money to spend, so i head down to swensen to join the both guys. the swensen here is so affordable & yummy, only around rm5.50 for a scoop of yummy ice cream, and drinking water is served for free! unlike here, drinking water is chargeable everywhere!

after our sweet treat in swensen, i got a call from my cousin who has arrived from belgium together with her husband. so happened they are heading to bkk a day later than us. i have not meet her for few years already since she has moved to taiwan for her studies & then married off to belgium, so it was really nice for us to be able to meet again after so long. my only regret was i did not visit taiwan when she was there, if not free tour guide services! hehe!

we meet over at siam square area, then proceed to check out the retail shops. one particular retail outlet is Boots, which sadly is not available in malaysia. gosh, how i love their botanic stuf. on the 1st day, we spend almost 1800baht and i got a free toiletry bag from Boots which i heart so much. we shud have spend another 200baht and got the bigger toiletry set! my cousin went in and did some toiletries shopping & i bought another big tube of body wash. i just love the smell!

after Boots, we walked around and end up in a nails salon! hehehe... apa lagi, me & my cousin settled in for a pedicure for myself, and manicure for her. it was so affordable compared to kl, how nice if kl has this pricing. the guys end up in the same massage place that we went over on day 1 to have another round of oil massage. life is a bliss in bangkok! hehehe...

after siam square, we decided to head down to chinatown! the trip to chinatown seems like forever, all i can remember is we walked, walked & did more walking, one train station to another, we arrived in chinatown.

then more walking till i really wanna give up, haha! till i saw the big big pintu gerbang, lots of neon lighting, and i know we have arrived! hahaha... and not forgetting the traffic jam!

we then head to a seafood restaurant, which was packed. business is so good here, means only one thing, food must be damn good too! thanks to jason, we got to experience really good thai seafood that night over in chinatown

there were 5 of us with 10 different kind of dishes. there is fish, crabs, prawns, oysters, veges, tomyam & others. it was superduperyummylicious! and guess how much was the meal for 5 of us? 1500baht only! what a good deal rite? you gotta know the right place, with the right food, and the right crowd!

after chinatown, time for us to head back to
hotel as it has been a loooooooooooong day!

7 comments:

Mummy Gwen said...

Nice trip ler. So many things to see and buy too. Really shopping haven. The food also damn good. I must plan a trip there one day.

MeRy said...

Nice trip and nice pics.....

Wonderful Life said...

Ooo... I missed BKK food!!!

Hey, can pay your cousin a visit to Belgium what... *wink wink* =)

LittleLamb said...

yeah..suddenly u made me miss bkk.. ahhh next biz trip i must go already and dont allow my staff to go...heehhehe

Tekkaus said...

Ouh...so manicure and pedicure is cheaper in Thailand lar? :p

Mummy Moon said...

Went China town so san fu only makan saja? I missed this place. Heard ppl said buying fabrics here is cheap.

mNhL said...

the ice cream look so tempting.

so nice to meet up with your long time no see cousin in a foreign country.