Thursday, May 10, 2012

10 NEW SIGHTS IN BANGKOK



10 New interesting discoveries and experiences in Bangkok besides food.

(1)  SALT FARM
      There is no seaside or lake nearby but these are mounds of salt produced at the outskirts of Bangkok.




(2) FLOATING MARKETS
     It's once in a lifetime experience to visit a floating market if you happend to be in Bangkok.
     Here you will find fresh produce from the orchards and fields around the region of Thailands
     being sold in the open air brought to you in a long boat.  I bought a bunch of  lychees
     and they are lusciously juicy and sweet.  These klongs meander through the river and the stall owners
     on the embankment actually use a long hook to pull your klong to get your interest in their wares.
     We actually travelled about one and half hour away from Bangkok to this place.
     The Floating Market is only available in the morning and we understood by afternoon they go back to
     their field to tend the soil or do other jobs.




(3) CENTARA GRAND & BANGKOK CONVENTION CENTRE AT CENTRALWORLD
     From my hotel room window at Novotel Platinum, I have the pleasure to enjoy and capture
     such a spectacular nightly visual view of this landmark with its unique and stunning lightup
     of a myriad colours of neon lighting, switching colours every moment from Purple to
     Orange to Red and Pink.



(4) KHAO SAN 
     It's a laid back area highly popular for backpackers and budget travellers.  Here you will fin cheap
     budget hotels, guest houses, street cafe, pubs, music shops and bars.  It's an old fashion charm with a
     laissez-faire atmosphere.






(5)  MEET THE IDOL - GREYSON CHANCE FIRST TRIP TO BANGKOK
      Mostly young teeny-bopper teenagers, they screamed and crooned together with their
      14yrs old idol Greyson Chance who is touring Asia.

      His popular album HOLD ON 'TIL THE NIGHT captivated the audience at a shopping mall.




(6) THAI WEDDING BETROTHAL
     
They are not the bride and bridgegroom but an entourage who will present the elaborate wedding
      betrothal gifts on the wedding day.  I sighted gold bars amongst others, signifying a show of wealth and
      status but with soaring gold prices, it's hardly affordable to present such gifts though it is a must have.

 


(7) TOO FAST TO SLEEP CAFE
     Next to Wat Hualampong, I discovered this prominently full window cafe and the storeys of books
     as a backdrop with funky hanging lamps.  It's a cafe but everyone is either with a book or their laptops
     and they are surely mugging hard through the night BUT NO SLEEPING IS ALLOWED.
     Seemed like a nice and safe place for students to cram their brains.


(8) BEAUTY IS SKIN DEEP - WUTTISAK
     At BIG C Mall, we come across a beauty house called WUTTISAK and the walls features a number
     of popular artistes here.  We were drawn to it and despite being handicapped by Thai language, we
     managed to get a slot for two to have a 45min facial treatment at only Baht500 (about SGD20).
     No pain, lots of cream and they did not press you to sign up expensive packages.  We walked out
     with clean, shiny faces happy to clear the polluted air that clogged our face pores in Bangkok streets.


(9) LAZY TO HOLD THE NEWSPAPER WHILST HAVING BREAKFAST?
     We came across an innovative way of reading the morning papers handsfree whilst having your
     breakfast.


(10)  HOTEL'S INNOVATIVE WAY OF SAVING WATER
         Not sure if this is the hotel's way of saving tons of cubic litres of water or poor design.
         The outflow is slow and the depth of the toilet floor connecting to the dry area is shallow, thus
         when you shower, it does not take you long before the water overflows onto the dry area and
         you will naturally stop !!!!!!  Save Water & Save The Earth !!!!!!


1 comment:

DarKScoRpioN said...

To me, Bangkok is always one of the best places to consider for a holiday. Friendly folks, nice food, shopping sprees, entertaining night life, etc. Read more about Bangkok here.

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