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Monday, September 18, 2006
Bangkok - Shopping - Sight Seeing- R&R...
How much? Cheap cheap ? You good I good ??
These phrases have been dominating my 'conversation' for the past one week... I think later I go buy chap fan( economy rice) also I will start to bargain with the aunty... :P
RM4.00 ??
No NO..
RM 3.50- last price...
Haha...
Top 10 stuff about Bangkok......
  1. Bangkok is a SHOPPING HEAVEN !!! I spent 8 days there. Half of the time I am shopping... Things are cheap there !! I went crazy ! As long you are not brand-conscious, you can go bankrupt there!! :P And even the Guy Laroche merchandise are so cheap there.. Instant noodle and it is so yummy!!!!!
  2. Bangkok is INFESTED with 7-11 convenience stores. They are everywhere !! Just at the place I am staying, one stretch of road- one on our left, one on our right, one opposite.. MAN !! My Bkk fren told me that there is 3,200 7-11 in Thailand. Whew!
  3. Thai people are ADVENTUROUS... See this is what they eat... and it is sold out early every day. I wanted to try the grasshopper so that I can blog about it.. But after seeing this... no way ler !!! WELL... they don't have grasshoppers maaaa....
  4. The fren's place that we were putting up at does not have any pay channel. So at times, I spent the evening watching Thai sitcoms, news and shows. And commercials.. and I like their commercials. It is really creative and funny too... :) (may be that is the only thing I can understand on their TV)
  5. Ah.. and the Thais are quite leng chai and leng lui also... I forsee ( **Thumb touching each of my fingers in random sequence**) that Thai Soap Operas would be a hit in near future- after the Jap and Korea fad....
  6. Alot of local people talk to me in Thai... Hmm... So even though they are different than us, however, alot of them have Chinese blood. Just that they don't speak, read or write Chinese.... But at the tourist area, they can speak enough English to bargain and sell... :)
  7. The Thais worship their King and Queen. His Majesty's photo can be found anywhere. And on Monday, everyone wears this T Shirt.. their national uniform... It is to celebrate His Majesty's reign of 60 years!! Kinda scary to see everyone walking around in the same colour shirt. Also, they celebrate Mothers' Day in August and Fathers' Day in December. That is on the exact birthday of the Queen and King of Thailand. Very much respected...
  8. I went to this German beer brewary. It is a restaurant that brews its own beer. Beer is fresh !! Aaahh..!! And food is yummy!!! This is a really good concept but sadly it is not legal to have it in Malaysia..... On top of that, they have shows... Dances, cabaret, songs performance, games.. interesting !! This place has just celebrated its 7th Anniversary and going strong !!!! Have 400 staffs including the perfomers.... WOW....
  9. Something that I am quite astonished is that even though Bangkok has more foreign tourists than KL,anytime, the people there does not speak English very well.. Espescially the taxi drivers... Susah ler the language barrier...
  10. Generally, the standard of living there is lower. Espescially the food and clothes.. Imagine RM 10 for a fancy blouse... RM 19.90 for a handbag ( imitation or leather bag without brand though), RM 19.90 for those shoes with beads... RM 5-7 for a nice beach sandals.... Food at fancy restaurants (where the locals go one lar)- are also very very reasonable.. About RM 15-RM 25 for a dish.... Hmmmm.... Beer is cheap too !! SO cheap !!!!! Rm 2.50 for a can of beer..

All in all, it was a good trip.. We did shopping, shopping and shopping.. Then we do one day of sight-seeing to Ayuthiya and river cruise..

Then spent 3D2N in a nearby town called Hua Hin. Beautiful and quiet place. Rest and relax.

Well, that completes the trip.. Now, am back to reality..

And ppl, REALITY IS CRUEL..

Sigh........

posted by sming @ 3:42 PM  
11 Comments:
  • At 12:46 PM, Blogger Patrick said…

    Hahaha.... you must be broke now..! not worry.. work hard and save more money.... then continue ur travel journey...!!

     
  • At 12:49 PM, Anonymous ah_loong_siu said…

    eh how come so few pics only... i thought u like to put a lot of pics mah... and i think its about 4200 7-11 stores in Thailand.. thats wut G said... anyway had a nice trip right??

     
  • At 3:11 PM, Blogger sming said…

    Patrick, hehehe.. Still ok. Coz I save alot of accommodation mar. N I din shop like siao.. just nice. :)

    Ah_loong_siu, Blogger very slow. I beh tahan. About to give up d. So put some for the feeel....
    I did !! Complete trip !!

     
  • At 3:58 PM, Blogger ctchia said…

    no idea about hua hin!! what the attraction there?

     
  • At 5:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    damn spoilt brat lar u ....hehehe Taxi driver din give u gigolo brouchure meh :P So this trip can b consired ur pre-honeymoon eh? Considered over the sea oso wat ..........hahaha

     
  • At 6:28 PM, Blogger sming said…

    CtChia, Hua Hin is a quiet beach town but with nice place for shopping. They have tesco.. Attractions? I think you can go to the elephant village , caves and some temple nearby. We were broke. So just R&R and eat Thai Maggie Mee.
    Went to bkk came back pkk... :P
    bkk- bangkok
    pkk- pok kau kau..

    Anon,I know who you are !! U think u can hide meh???ChewHK!! hehe.. you are the only one who always wanna spoil my dream honeymoon !!!!

     
  • At 8:18 PM, Blogger nyonyapenang said…

    aiyah, shud have tried those fried and caramelised insects la. very crunchy wan.

     
  • At 9:07 AM, Anonymous E said…

    Lucky u came back frm bkk 'd. Read paper today. Military coup in thailand!

     
  • At 9:18 AM, Blogger sming said…

    nyonyapenang, err... tai tou dou mm hoi wai worr....
    very geli ler.... the cockroaches.. the big bugs.. the dragonfly with the eyes big big.. lagipun i scared.

    E, uh huh... yeah.. really lucky.. at least went and came back with a peace of mind...

     
  • At 10:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Aiyo..
    The bomb didnt got you,
    if not u be ilke those fried stuff :P

    the military didnt got u,
    if not will have a replay of "The Terminal" :P

    Dont know to say u r lucky or u brought bad luck to them...
    incidents happen just after u came back :P

    now i cant plan to visit Bangkok...

    hahahahah

    but anyhow it was nice to have u all back safely :)


    8enji

     
  • At 12:49 PM, Blogger Las montañas said…

    insects are the next big thing for our protein needs.

    eat up! *crunch* can feel the legs and juicy inside mixed with saliva in the mouth.

     
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