Bangkok-MakanFest Trip 2015

Don't you just love the colour spread?

Hello peeps!

Went to Bangkok for my own Makan-Fest Trip during my Merdeka holidays

Here are the snippets of that I need to jot down for future references ;)

  •      Don’t buy souvenir from the floating market or the main tourist area. I bought mine on the streets near Nana BTS station, along Soi10 and 11. You can get 5 fridge magnets for 150 baht, 3 mini purse for 100 baht
  •      The After You Dessert café is most famous dessert shop in Thailand, particularly in Bangkok. They will have a 10-15 mins queue to get in. Once you’re there, they’ll give you a number and inform you when your table is ready. Tried the Shibuya Honey Toast and it was simply magnificent!

Shibuya Honey Toast
After You Dessert Cafe- G floor, Siam Paragon
  •      The best lady boy show ever is Calypso Cabaret, which will cost you 1200 baht, which include hotel transfers. YOU SHOULD GO. Period.
  •      We stayed at the Galleria Sukhumvit Hotel in Soi 10. Had been rated 8 by and it was really a decent hotel. Good hospitality with strategic location and comfortable room. 10 mins walk to Nana BTS Station
  •      Had dinner in Kram Thai Kitchen in Soi 39. We took a cab from our hotel, which cost 70 baht one-way. Tried the White Tom Yam and few other dishes. Verdict 4/5.

  •      Went to floating market using tour that my friend pre book online. Cost 550 baht per person, including hotel transfers.  The tour fetches us at 7 am and we’re on our hotel bed by 2 pm. At the floating market, you’ll have to pay extra 40 baht for a boat ride along the boat-floating market. On the boat ride, you can buy of food and souvenirs from the other boats. We had grill squid, mango sticky rice, seafood noodle, and seafood pad thai, grill banana and of course Thai Ice Tea! Yup, all we bought was food, food and food. You also get to see the village where they lived in.

Partner in crime

  •      One of the most hipster café in Bangkok was the Casa Lapin. They have 4 outlets around the city. Went to Casa Lapin XAree for breakfast. The next day went to Casa Lapin Phloen Chit for lunch. Tasty food, inventive iced tea drinks, calming décor and great song selection.
  • Casa Lapin X Aree

Breakfast in Casa Lapin X Aree

Casa Lapin Phloen Chit

Lunch in session at Casa Lapin Phloen Chit

Casa Lapin Phloen Chit

Casa Lapin Phloen Chit

Casa Lapin Phloen Chit
  •       Paid 500 baht for an entry to Grand Palace. Definitely worth it. You can see that all the buildings in the compound were so grand! They had bells hanging at the roof edge and when the wind blows it rings. Makes me want to have them for my own house one day.
Side view along Chao Phraya boat cruise

In one the temple compound. 
One of the temple in the Grand palace

Where we had our lunch that day. Had Garlic fried squid and white rice for 40 baht

  •       Wat Arun was under construction, Wat Pho was majestic, and Chao Phraya River boat tour was so-so. We took the Chao Phraya riverboat from the Saphan Taksin BTS station to Tha Maharaj Pier  (Pier 9) for grand palace, temples, giant Buddha statue, and Bangkok national museum, cost 40 baht single journey. The journey back using Chao Phraya Express Boat Company at the Tha Maharaj Pier is 14 baht!
  •        Went to Siam Paragon mall, the ground floor is dedicated for the food freak like me! The entire floor just filled with one word, F.O.O.D.You can find from tom yam to all the Thai’s traditional dessert, Japanese curry house, halal Indian food, sushi, fast food, starbucks, iBERRY gelato, cakes, selection of noodles, meat barbequed street-style, bibimbap and even French brassiere and an English tearoom.

  •        Chatuchak market. They sell all kinds of fashion for male and female clothes, Thailand souvenirs, guys and ladies accessories. Get your money packed and just laid it out here please because its super cheap. You can get a pastel colour-chiffon dress as cheap as 250 baht and t-shirt for 100 baht. And of course street food galore. Was too busy munching , didn't have time to snap food pics. We had sangkaya (coconut ice cream in coconut), rojak buah, air kelapa, fried cuttlefish, and of course grill squid. (had so many squid on that tour, dah tak boleh telan da sotong lepas tu)  

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