And the last of my Bangkok, Thailand trip 07.
Should be blogging as usual from now on. I am extremely lazy to update my blog. Holidays gah.
If I were to translate the meaning of Bangkok in one word, it would be shopping. Seriously, you can spend weeks and months shopping in Bangkok and you can't cover the whole city. Everywhere you go is OMG I WANT THIS .... and so you buy it and everything is so cheap which leads you to the end of the day carrying at least 10-15 bags of shopping goods.
There is just one thing about Malaysia's shopping malls, all their concepts are pretty much copied from overseas shopping malls. For example, Siam Paragon. Pavillion KL is exactly like Siam Paragon, from the well carried out food court, spacious walking areas and to the luxurious shops.
MBK can be regarded as the Sungai Wang of Bangkok but ten times bigger. The amount of technological goods in there can make you go gaga. From PS3, iPhones, DSLRs...only one can dream of owning them all eh? The shopkeepers are so dodgy that the prices they shout out for goods makes you go, are you for real? Lets take for example my dSLR equipped with AF lense was bought for RM5600, and they were selling it at Bangkok for only RM4900. How is this possible?
Ok, lets move on to other stuffs. The real view of Bangkok. Like street stalls :) They are the best I tell you because you can bargain all you like and be VERY happy for stuffs you buy in the end.
They always tend to open a price in an enormous amount and you have to cut 2/3 of it and give them a new offer and start pulling cockstunts like walking out of the shop and they will call you back and accept your offer. Bargaining is an art, and it's really funny at times.
And if you were to shop in Bangkok, don't forget to visit the wholesale market at Bo Bae because whatever you get out in the streets, these people sell it for 50% cheaper. The sad part was that I only found out of this place at the last day which sucked or not I would have bought so much more. Honestly, where can you find those funny wording t-shirts for RM5 and fits you perfectly?
I even visited the morning market to see how the life was in Bangkok and it was rather scrappy and it makes you feel really thankful sometimes on how good a life you're leading.
Look at how big they are X)
I guess that's all for now, will blog about the aquarium I visited soon!
So here it is, this is partly the reason why I went to Bangkok; to support my mum in the Asia Hairdesigner Association. The show involved two parts, one being a hairdressing competition whereby hairdressers compete in different categories and two being an international hairshow carried out by various hair salons in the Asian region.
I don't really take an interest in hairdressing, so I have no idea on how to blog on this event but I'm pretty sure the pictures can justify how intense the night was.
And that's all for now, quite a dull post huh? Will post about the happening places in Bangkok tomorrow. I hope.
Dinner time :D
Just when I thought that I could finally enjoy my summer holidays at Malaysia, it was damped by the fact that I was going to Bangkok on the same day I arrived home. Anyway, thanks to Chow Vi for picking me up from KLIA. Barely managed to squeeze in some time for a mamak breakfast with Kur Win and Chow before heading off to LCCT with my sister and father.
It's the first time ever I had been in 3 countries over a day, turned my time backwards twice and traveled on a low cost carrier - Air Asia. Frankly speaking, Air Asia is not that bad at all! I would say that the pilot was definitely more experienced to MAS.
Anyway after 90+minutes of traveling in the air, I've arrived at Suvarnabuhmi Airport, Bangkok, Thailand. The airport terminal was crowded with foreigners and we had to queue up for ages just to get our arrival checked.
On the short notice, I was told that this trip was a "family" trip and after that I found out that I was attending my mum's hairshow. To such dismay, I was literally OMGWTFBBQ but in the end it turned pretty well as our accommodation was covered which means more SHOPPING.
I'm not too sure on how to break down my vacation on the blog but this is how it goes, I'm gonna start off with accommodation. Had the privilege of staying in a 5 star hotel at the State Tower, Lebua. Why 5 Star? I believe because they had a Sky Bar overlooking the whole city and the standard was so high that they did not even let me enter because I was wearing jeans. Geez
Below are some random snapshots of the hotel of what it can offer
Sadly, we had to degrade our hotel to Prince Palace simply because my mum went back and my dad didn't wanted to waste good money on accommodation which we hardly spend anytime at.
The benefits of staying here is .... its located at the heart of the wholesale retailers which means BUY BUY BUY SHOP SHOP SHOP!
I guess thats all for now! Will upload photos from the Hairshow, Shopping Malls, Thai Food and etc. Stay tuned for my trip to Bangkok, Thailand 07 :)
Exams are over and I'm on a high. This feeling sucks because you feel so easy going and you tend to spend so much because you just don't care. For the past two days, I've been spending too much on food and I need to work again to compensate my addiction to sumptuous food :(
Anyway, had dinner at Sofia's today because Marc had a craving for it. I believe Sofia's is the only restaurant so far in Melbourne that satisfies your hunger. Ben's Pollo Valentino could possibly feed 3 girls.
Guess what? I'm leaving Melbourne this Sunday, sorry for rubbing it in fellow Melbournians. I really hope I could pass my Accounting or not its Summer School for me but I'm certain that I will not do it this year.
The only drawback of not coming back during Summer is missing the Australian Open and bloody Wy Keith gets the privilege to watch the final and other opening matches! Then again I rather stay in KL for Summer just because everything I've come to love is at home.
*crosses fingers that I won't fail a subject*
A random shot of the ever growing fat ass rabbit, Dinner.