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…
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.
okay. if you are wondering what’s this photo all about.
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)
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～
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.
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.
4 hours is definitely not enough, but our stomach is protesting!
so, we stopped & got back w/ a full luggage of buys!
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!
Service is rather effective, as there’s about 15 staffs in a relatively small restaurant like this.
the signature fried chicken. (98 baht)
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!
phad kanomjeen, stir-fried rice noodles.
to be continue…