Bangkok Trip: Day 1 of 6

While I as on my way to my service apartment from Thailand airport, I looked out of the taxi and a question suddenly appeared in my head.

“Will I ever want to live in Bangkok or any part of Thailand for good?” – No.

This was when I realized that despite the excitement and enthusiasm of having a holiday overseas and spending much lesser, I still love living in Singapore. #randomthought

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Bangkok, 5 years ago, was dirtier than what I saw on my recent trip. For this, I am very glad. They are surely improving, except for the signature dangling everywhere electric cables which look like a great hangout for birds (if electricity don’t leak). Well…. as much as the shopping cost too.

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The 6.35am flight landed us in Thailand at 8am. Which is super early!

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Reached Somerset Sukhumvit Thonglor Bangkok service apartment!

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Concierge reception area.

We were supposed to check in only at 12noon, however the staff were so helpful to arrange for 11am check-in!

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We left our luggages with the concierge & head out for some food arouind Thonglor area!

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Sleepy but very excited when it comes to food. Hahaha!

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A nice bowl of kway teow soup with meatballs & fishcakes by the roadside!

Went back to the hotel before 11am to check out the pool & facilities!

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Infinity pool! Which I was already very excited about when C just booked this serviced residence apartment!

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Bar at the pool area.

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Gym on the same level, facing the pool.

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Check out the changing room, shall we?

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The showers are big and clean but we didn’t get to use throughout the 2-nights stay. I suppose it rarely used as most expat residents would head back to their own apartments for showers.

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Sauna.

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Steam room.

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2 crazy people photo-bombing each other.

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Here’s how our room looks like from the door!

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Fully equipped kitchenette & washing machine!

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 Extremely spacious! 

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Bathroom with bath tub. 😉

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Living room & bedroom merged. LOL. There is a small balcony which I didn’t go out to.

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Work desk & TV.

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C shows you how big the room is.

And since we were in Bangkok so early, we decided we could use a swim after the hearty breakfast that had us sweating like crazy!

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When we were dressed and outside, we perspired like mad… but the water was super cold! And it wasn’t really very sunny. I think the building structure & direction can’t get a lot of sun.

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Gorgeous view.

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After the swim, we were so cold so we microwaved Tom Yum Wanton Soup while I put the bath. ;-D

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From CP. hehehe. A bit too salty I feel!

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Brought a small jar of the Honey Bubble Bath Melt from The Body Shop and see how well the foam holds!

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Foam overflow! I thought the small jar was not sufficient for the whole tub of water so I pumped in a tiny bit of shower gel too. By the time I came back to the bathroom, I gotta yelled for C to come help scoop mountain pile of foam off.

The foam you see in the photo above was already under control!

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Mohawk bubble hair.

After the long soak-and-play-with-bubbles until our skin got wrinkly, we headed out to Pratunum area for more food & to tailor C’s business wear.

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Hot & Crispy Banana Chocolate Crepe. Yumz.

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My first time taking BTS! At Chit Lom station.

After some shopping we headed back to Thonglor via BTS & went to find this cafe called Greyhounds which has some good reviews!

Everyone was really well-dressed! C & I felt a tad out our slippers and bags of shopping and food. ;-O

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Thank goodness for the 3G data sim card. I was on social media updating whenever I can.

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Juices that were very nice!

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Onion soup with cheese!

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Chicken wings that aren’t quite the norm elsewhere as they were much smaller but darn delicious.

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Can’t remember what pasta is this… Lobster bisque maybe? Or seafood? It was damn awesome!

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Chicken with nacho. Yummy until…!

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C & I went to the Top Market (supermarket) to buy some food to make for breakfast… I know.. we are in Bangkok should have eat out but the apartment’s kitchen we just gotta use at least once then shiok! The ingredients not any cheaper than Singapore man! No wonder expats’ $$ so good to earn.

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 Frigging awesome Mango Sticky Rice from Mae Varee. The shop is just a few steps from Thonglor station and they are very well-known as well as a big shop on their own! This is definitely the juiciest & sweetest mango I ever tasted! Sticky rice we tried the red beans, original and pandan ones. I personally only like the original plain & pandan one.

That’s all for my Day 1 trip in Bangkok! I hope I can do the rest soon! 😉

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