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Bangkok Day 2 #1

I just got back from Sabah, it was overall a good one.
but before I get started with Sabah, I shall continue w/ my Bangkok trip Day 2, part #1 (due to too many photos, I’ve decided to separate it into two post.)

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back to 26.10.2013…

outfit of the day, a very casual one to fir the hectic shopping schedule.

First stop:
Pratunam market & Platinum Mall.

How to get there:
From my hotel(Bangkok City Hotel), we took a tuktuk over.
It costs us 60baht/per tuktuk for the journey. We took 2, because it fits only 4 person/tuktuk.
note: tuk tuks don’t have meters so passengers must negotiate the price with the driver in advance.

I will consider Tuktuk as a must-try in Thailand.

The smile on their face is just, priceless.
that’s what i love, they were all so happy throughout the trip. ( ^◡^)っ❤

okay. if you are wondering what’s this photo all about.

I was attempting to capture a photo of me & my shopping partners in tuktuk through the mirror reflection, but obvious enough, i failed miserably. ƪ(‾ε‾“)ʃ

The journey is about 10-15mins as there’s jam here & there.
arrived, at pratunam market! here, it’s all about S-H-O-P-P-I-N-G! ♥~(‘▽^人)

Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm (close on Monday)

We were a lil early, some of the stores along the foot paths are still closed.
grabbed a oh-so-cool reflective shades for 100baht. & it’s photo time.

oh, let me introduce my shopping partner.
the bestie, adelechow (who i manage to convince her to tag along for the trip, in 5 mins) & the always so pretty, Rachel! (^○^)オ(^▽^)ハ(^0^)ツ~

family portrait. hahah. ヽ(愛´∀`愛)ノ

separated with the family, because they probably cannot take my crazy shopping.

*no photos in pratunam because we were too busy shopping, & negotiating*
I already had my whole bag filled up in Pratunam, & nothing cost more than 200baht. \(*T▽T*)/

Then, we decided to head over to Platinium Mall, everyone’s favorite shopping heaven. It’s just walking distance from Pratunam, & there’s still plenty of stall along way. We need to control ourself so badly, reserving for Platinium.

die-die-must-take-photo.

even when hair’s all mess’d up. haha! ( ⋂‿⋂’)

Platinum Mall, wholesale shopping in Bangkok!
It’s best to tag along with 2-3 friends to consolidate your purchase to get the much cheaper wholesale price!

We were a lil disappointed when we first enter at the higher level, as things are more expensive compare to everything in Pratunam. But we were very determine that we could get cheap nice stuff here like what everyone that came Thailand mentioned.

So we went to the lower level, & yes, it’s heaven! (。♥‿♥。)
things here cost range from 50 baht to 300baht. & there’s wide range of selection, from clothings, to cosmetics, to accessories, to heels.

*no photo taken too, & this is the only photo i took when i was resting by the side after I got too tired due to 3hrs of massive shopping*

4 hours is definitely not enough, but our stomach is protesting!
so, we stopped & got back w/ a full luggage of buys!

yes, our earlier hand-carried-bag couldnt fit, so we bought a luggage to carry all our buys.

Look at all our happy-post-shopping-faces, nothing is more satisfying than this! ٩(^ᴗ^)۶

Got back to the hotel, changed, we head over to Siam Square for food!

How to get to Siam Square:
we took a taxi there, costs us about 150bath due to the heavy traffic. (it can definitely go cheaper, but we didnt bother negotiating further because we were too hungry ƪ(‾ε‾“)ʃ) You can also reach by BTS, as it is just footsteps away from Siam BTS Skytrain Station.

Decided to go to Somtam Nua, Adele recommended this place.

According to her, there’s heaps of good comment on this restaurant online. They said if you are going to Bangkok, you definitely have to go try this restaurant. It is highly reviewed by tourists, as well as the locals!

the modern decoration of the place.

Service is rather effective, as there’s about 15 staffs in a relatively small restaurant like this.

we were expecting pineapple rice and pandan chicken, but none is found in the menu.
so, we asked for a few of the recommended dishes instead.

self-entertaining before food being served.

the signature fried chicken. (98 baht)

Sprinkled with crispy garlic and fresh spring onion.
Though it’s crispy outside, it’s still very juicy inside!! ❤

my fav. som tam khai kem, also known as the preserved egg papaya salad (65 baht), they definitely nailed the art of it! it’s sour, salty, sweet & sour all together, so good, so addictive! ॱ॰⋆(˶ॢ‾᷄﹃‾᷅˵ॢ)ӵᵘᵐᵐᵞ♡♡♡

extra salted preserved pork!

i couldnt comment much on this as I am never a pork lover, but this one, the sweetness & tenderness really got me hooked up. so yea. 〜( ̄▽ ̄〜)

tomyum soup.

very different from the thick orangy looking one that i have back in KL, this one comes in a clear soup base, yet not losing it’s spicyness & sourness. *likeeeee*

phad kanomjeen, stir-fried rice noodles.

it served along w/ a generous portion of chicken floss.
one of the favorite dish of the meal too! ❤

that’s all for now…

& before i end this post, there goes the buy-of-the-day.
*evil grinssssssssssssss* (•̀ᴗ•́)و ̑̑…success.jpg

to be continue
Cheers. v(。-_-。)v

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