“Taking a break isn’t indulgent; it’s a necessity for living longer.”
I have been very stressed up with my work, as I wasn’t sure if I am really doing the thing I want. I know I need a break. A break away from work that is sucking all my energy. I need a change in perspective.(｡•́︿•̀｡)
Our home for the next 4 days – Eastin Hotel Makkasan.
It’s a 4 star hotel. We stayed in the superior connecting rooms (with breakfast), for RM435 per night. It’s about RM215 per room, per night. &, yes, FREE WiFi available.
Average loacation, not as good as my previous stay in Bangkok, no BTS nearby. There’s Taxi & tuktuk outside the hotel, but it is not easy to get a metered taxi. You have to really negotiate the price of the taxi. However, it’s only less than 10 mins walk to Pratunam Market, Platinum Mall, & the other major malls in Bangkok city. Also, there’s lots of street food around the hotel area, & a 7-11 just a stone throw away.
Met up with Jordan who’s already in Bangkok.
Quick change, & did some #wefie before we get started with our trip!
First stop : CHOCOLATE VILLE, a newly built European-themed village in Bangkok.
(Everyone is raving about this place online.) ✌(‘ω’✌)
I did a reservation at their FB Page. We took a metered taxi there, it cost us 250baht. The journey is 45mins away from our hotel due to heavy traffic. (If you’re coming here, take a map to show to the taxi driver because they might not be familar with this place, we directed the taxi driver through WAZE.)
I have made the reservation at 5pm. We were running late due the some delay cause by the heavy traffic, & we were reminded that the reservation will be automatically cancel if we are late. So, we need to rush to our table before exploring the beautiful place.
Mixed German Sausage (195 baht) // Ham & Mushroom Pizza (235 baht) // Spare Rib (425baht) // German Ham Hock (420Baht) (all price quoted are nett of Thai Baht)
Food was just average. It’s quite disappointing to be honest. The pizza is so bad, it’s cold & almost tasteless. Well at least, the price is still reasonable. But trust me, after this post you will understand why is this a restaurant that you probably would not want to come back for the food, but for the environment, you would!
We ordered a bottle of wine (950 Baht).
Wine was good, I am glad.
It is best to visit this place in the evening around 5pm before the sunset, you can first enjoy your dinner while waiting for the sunset & for the lights to be up. The whole place is truly fascinating when all the lights are up.
Now, this is what you call B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L.
Look at the reflections of the lights on the water, so unreal; it’s just overwhelming!
It’s still christmas-winter season in Chocolate ville.
Snow falling from the lighthouse that night.
It’s a whole new spot with different setting in every few steps.
Vintage little red wooden gas station.
Definitely instagram worthy, now I understand why is this place on everyone’s lips.
I know I know, I seem to join in the crowd, raving about this place.
But, it’s indeed beautiful! A must-visit if you are in Bangkok.
Second stop: Sirocco & Sky Bar, LeBua at State Tower, 63rd floor.
(title as the world’s highest al fresco restaurant, & was featured in the movie Hangover 2)
#annoyingbff recommended this place, & mentioned that it’s a #MustGo.
We took a taxi there, cost us 150baht. & our plan is to go there to have a drink and a gander at the marvelous 360 panoramic view of the entire Bangkok city.
Third stop: Myst, Thonglor (rooftop bar)
This placed is filled by mostly Thais. It’s unexpectedly good. Good music, good ambiance & reasonable prices! Definitely a hidden gem in Bangkok! ( ᐛ )و❤
MYST is very well known for their impressive presentation of drinks! I couldn’t agree more on this. This is the RAINBOW BOOM James ordered for Liang (for his belated birthday). It’s basically creme smoke boom + rainbow shot! It’s a waste that I didn’t get to record it. (⌣_⌣”)
However, here’s a video I found online – rainbow boom!❤
With that, we called it a night.
To be continue!
Good night! ♥”