Assalammualaikum and Hi there!
It all started when the whole family came up with a plan to organize a family trip for this year and to celebrate all the March (Mum’s, FF and SIL) babies as well. After a long discussions and arguments, the final destination are Bangkok, Thailand! As usual, we have to prepare the itinerary since time are very limited for us due to rescheduling of flight by the airlines.
When you are travelling in a group, you should consider everyone interests and how flexible is your itinerary. It’s important to get a sense of everyone’s expectations before you go since we might travel in different kind of style. Oh, enough travel tips for this time! Let’s move on! :D
We settled down in Bangkok Boutique Hotel in Sukhumvit after safely landed in Don Mueang International Airport. Airport Rail Link is only attached to the Suvarnabhumi Airport. So, the best is to travel to town by taxi and bus.
Our so-called eco room! Love the concept! Spacious room as well!
After a short refreshing moment, we decided to explore and to have dinner at Terminal 21. As reviewed, Terminal 21 should be on the list of things to do even on a short visit to Bangkok. It’s really a fun place to visit as it was designed like an airport departure hall with boarding gates. We cheated ourselves since we finally covered Carribean, Rome, Paris, Tokyo, London, Istanbul, San Franscisco and even Hollywood (in just 2 hours)! The main attraction here is definitely the longest escalators in Thailand which goes up to 36 meters long which takes you directly to the top-level. Terminal 21 is a one floor one concept shopping mall.
How to get here: BTS – Asok Station (Exit 1), MRT – Sukhumvit (Exit 3)
The overall view of Terminal 21.
Chinese New Year fever is still on!
Tokyo. What does it mean? Anyone?
The big red bus.
San Franscisco with the famous Golden Gate Bridge.
Hollywood Studio Town. You will see the golden Oscar statue and the SF Cinema City.
Not to forget, they even offered Halal Food here in the Pier 21 Food Court at Level 5. Menu are limited ranging from yellow rice with chicken curry and fried rice only. It’s better than nothing right?
In overall, it was such an experience for both of us and our family indeed. Amazing details and the person behind all this are BRILLIANT!
Our next destination is definitely Siam Center since our ‘big brother’ wanted to get his personal collection of HRC shirt. Personally, this is definitely not a shopping mall but another ‘ART CENTRE’ for us. Our eyes couldn’t stop blinking appreciating every details of the shops at every levels. As we read through their pamphlet, the management stated that they are currently “creating an ‘IDEAOPOLIS’ – a place where great new ideas are presented, where art, fashion, technology, lifestyle and entertainment converge to create the unexpected and an inspiring for every visitor and at every visit”. Physically, we do find that they really convey their principle well!
How to get here: BTS – Siam Station (Exit 1).
The BTS rush hour.
Night view – The road to Soi 2 from the pedestrian crossing bridge. Another night bazaar / market by the street all the way to the Hard Rock Cafe.
We wrapped up the day and to get a full rest since we’re going to invade the outskirt of Bangkok on the next day!
We will continue our journey on Part 2 – Samut Songkram (MaeKlong Railway Market).
Zara AB & FF
The Province of Chroma