Sawaadeekap from Bangkok, Thailand!
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Arrived by train – one of the best travel experience
Yesterday I posted my experience of the sleeping train ride in this post, and so far it’s the best land transportation we had since our travel started.
Tuk tuk in Bangkok is more powerful
I wonder why tuk tuks haven’t become official sport event or something. Tuk tuk in Bangkok is by far the fastest and most powerful (in terms of horsepower) we experienced so far. Compare to Laos and Cambodia, this is fun stuff.
And we wonder, it will be crazy if this tuk tuk can do wheelie. (answer: yes it can)
We are staying at cyber cafe
Not exactly la… the hostel we stayed is a cyber cafe + restaurant + accommodation. Everything mix under one roof. This is pretty common in Thailand. We even saw gym room that offers place to stay, cyber cafe, restaurant, and whatsnot. It’s ridiculous, lol.
Catch up more work while having beer in the afternoon. Spent some time digging up must-do and must-eat at Bangkok. Luckily Shannon has been in Bangkok so he knows some of the must-visits.
Heavenly deep fried pork lards
First thing, we need to solve our lunch! And guess what we found? I die a happy man!
Then off we go explore the Bangkok city!
MBK Shopping mall
This is big brother of Low Yat Plaza. The items they sell and all sorts of variations are amazing. I don’t know how many shops are there and all of them carries the newest gadget in market, with so many competition in same place I wonder how they make money. All of them looked the same too!
I am going to fix my iPad screen here tomorrow. I’ll chop my kuku if they don’t have this service.
Whoa this shopping mall is some serious glamour shit. So many good looking people here – male and female models I think? Then we only realised Channel V office is here.
Channel V VJ Y U NO WORK TODAY?! I want to see leng lui and maybe short appearance in TV since I’m very good looking as well hahahaha.
All of these shopping mall are within walking distance so we spend most our time in these malls, mainly looking at pretty girls > than shopping. We don’t have much money to spend anyway, lol.
This is one of the biggest mall in Asia, so plenty of things to look at here. Last time when people says they want to go shopping at Bangkok, I’d say they are crazy. Plenty of shopping mall in KL la what for go Bangkok.
Now I know. I would say the same too. KL shopping mall compare to Bangkok shopping mall, is like 鼻屎. No joking.
“Dude! Batman in cinema already, go watch ma?”
“OK on. I want to see Batman speaks Thai, it’ll be hilarious”
The cinema is located at top floor of Siam Paragon. When we arrived, we are dumbstruck.
HOLY SHIT IS THIS PLACE EVEN A CINEMA? WHY SO HIGH CLASS ONE?
… and we are severely underdressed. We felt like we just walked out from kampung nearby. It’s so funny we keep laughing the rest of the night.
“Many rich people wear like they have nothing, so we just have to pretend we are them”. I say. lol.
This is like… a small part of the cinema. There’s also bowling and restaurants inside the cinema. If not mistaken, this floor hosts 14 cinemas and it’s called Cineplex instead of Cinema.
I’d say Ci-Nya-Ma is more appropriate because it’s really that huge.
During the movie
The advertisement and movie trailers played for 30 minutes and I am glad there’s no advertisement of KFC and the quality of the advertisements are high. I don’t mind if they play more advertisements for another 2-3 hours before the movie starts.
Before the movie begins, every one is required to stand up when the King’s song is played, to pay respect I think? It’s a wonderful ritual in Thailand. It’s not something you can see or experience in Malaysia.
I bet everyone will not bother to stand up if it’s Najib’s face on the screen. I love Malaysia, but not him.
PS. Batman didn’t speak Thai – it shows Thai subtitle instead. Meh. Or else I’ll be laughing like crazy during the movie.
Khao San Road
This is the central of backpacker in Bangkok, the hub where most backpackers starts or end their South East Asia trip. The street is filled with Westerners that you don’t feel like you’re in Bangkok when you walk at the street.
This is where they sell cheap cloths, some street food, plenty of bars and it’s simply a nice place to hang out.
More street food!
What the hell is this? How can a massage parlour be so jammed pack? It’s ridiculous. My mum is going to cry if she sees this scene because my mum owns a massage parlour. The size of her shop and customer base is like 鼻屎 compared to this. Haahahaha. I’m going to laugh her when I return.
Pad Thai is like kolomee to us. It’s every whereeeee. I wonder if I bring in Sabah’s specialty 生肉面 I can make big money or not.
Pad thai is simply chaw kuey tiaw, if you don’t know.
One thing I particularly dislike about my travel trip is that many stalls are similar and they do not have USP (unique selling proposition) which makes their stall stands out or differentiate themselves from other competitors.
If you see someone selling pad thai at the street, chances are you will find many more similar pad thai stalls that sell exactly the same thing along the same street. I wonder if the stall owners are working for same underground secret company that belongs to one owner, the BIG BOSS.
After dinner? Supper lo
Don’t know what is this. We saw people eating – so I walked up and do the "peace sign” again.
Always wanted to taste Bangkok’s dessert, and curious what is this. After finished all of them I still don’t know what is it. Hahahha.
Where am I now?