This is the last post for my 6D5N Bangkok trip! Hehe so sorry for flooding what may be uninteresting to you but when I get busy or tired, I find personal/leisure posts the most easy to edit & write. And for such posts, you may find most grammar mistakes as I just type whatever came to my mind.
Now, you know I can be a very “sum-pat” person by reading my English!
The morning sun & hungry “ghost” queueing for some super yummy food!
It’s a very famous stall with their specialties – Wanton Mee & Pork Rice.
Only a few minutes from the hotel I was staying at!
I can easily “whack” 2 bowls of this Wanton noodles, soup & all.
The soup was really fragrant & a friend who tried the dry version commented that she will only go for the soupy one next time.
I didn’t manage to get a photo of the pork rice. Maybe one of them did. I tell you, I have never eaten so much pork & rice for breakfast before. It was so good that I shared a plate of it with my friend after my own bowl of Wanton Mee.
My money ran out on day 4 and coz it was night time, I didn’t get to change & relied on C’s pathetic balance. Day 5 morning after breakfast, change more $$$ for last minute shopping!
In the afternoon, A & her group of colleagues flew in to BKK & we all met up to go try more delicious food! Hee!
This particular road has many dustbins (which is rare in Thailand)! Glad they are improving!
This woman soooo hungry she gotta eat & eat while we walked to the BTS station.
We alighted at “Monument Victory” station to go find this Boat noodles that W & T highly recommend!
After walking so much under the sun, I totally appreciate this giant bottle of coke (which I usually don’t drink) with a cup-ful of ice. Super refreshing!
8 of us had 3-4 bottles of this!
Then, our noodles started coming one by one until they gotta be stacked up.
Each bowl of noodles cost 40baht (sgd $1.60) which a man can finish in 1-2 mouthfuls, and ladies 3-4. Initially I thought it’s VERY CHEAP but….
If you have a good appetite, you can jolly well clean up 10-15 bowls of this by yourself.
And that means, you spend an average of SGD$16-$24 on just eating noodles. Hahaha!
Because I had a lot of coke & got bloated, I only managed to eat 6 bowls.
Shopping around the area after a huge lunch!
Followed by some drinking at night outside Novotel Hotel.
We wanted to go for massage as a group but they were kinda packed so we split up. 3 of them decided to go to Siam night market & the remaining 5 of us thought we should eat something since we didn’t really have dinner. We were still feeling full, so we agreed to just have a few bites…..
however, the bites ended up as really big bites LOL!
Salted Grilled Fish that is damn nice with their green chilli!
Prawns. The most expensive dish in Bangkok.
The more we ate, the more we wanted!
So we ordered another huge fish. ;-p
This wasn’t as nice as the first one we had though.
C also collected her tailored business shirts & pants from Newman Exclusive at Amari Watergate. It’s kinda opposite Platinum Mall.
Day 6 soon came & we were all packed & ready to come back to SG! My 28″ luggage standing at my hip & 100% of shopping loots. ;-D
Someone was really sad about leaving Bangkok.
Here’s a summary of my Bangkok trip:
Things are much more expensive as compared to 5 years ago.
5 years ago, I spent $800 for the whole trip. This time I spent around $1300. Almost same amount of shopping worth 13kg. (For your reference) If I am really in a shopping mood I figure I need $2000-$2500.
Hard to bargain for cheap prices anymore as they go by this wholesale rule which isn’t really very cheap either. Eg: 200baht/piece, 180baht (min 3 pieces). The 20baht convert to sgd is a mere $0.80 off which isn’t a significant difference to use but as a tourist, we die die want to have some discount.
Good thing about fixed prices is that those who dislikes/can’t bargain finds it easier.
Bad thing is that some shop assistants/bosses will tell you 350baht is the fixed price but when a thai fellow asked them in their language they replied it’s 200baht for the same clothing. Just happened I understood that & I told C to just leave it & go.
I did not get to eat my “non-pai” (fried worms) & I was really upset. Try again soon.
Read the rest of my BKK posts: