Saturday, 31 January 2015

Bangkok trip – 31 Jan 15

I have done the web check in online 3 days earlier and since Tiger offer Direct to gate service to Bangkok, we can skipped the check in queue and proceed straight to the immigration counters.
Mickey & Minnie

We make used of my priority pass and had breakfast at SATS Lounge before boarding the plane. The food spread here pale in comparison to the Terminal 1 SATS Lounge.

The flight was delayed by 30min as there was heavy traffic at the runway. We landed at Suvarnabhumi airport at 11.30am and were one of the first to alight from the plane. There was no queue at the immigration counter and we do not have checked in luggage, we are at the taxi stand in 15min. Now, we have to board the taxi which the kiosk ticket has allocated. There was no such practice when I visited last year.

Although we reached the hotel before the check in time, we are able to check into our room.
Hotel lobby

We stayed at the 16th floor and the room offer the same view as the one which we stayed last year. We left one of our luggage in the room and took the other with us to Chatuchak market.
View from the room
Deluxe room

By the time we reach Chatuchak, it's already 1pm. We are starving so we bought BBQ pork stick before we continue to search for the famous Chatuchak Pork Chop
Food stall

The famous Pork Chop is located at Section 22 Soi 4/2. The pork chop is sold by weight (THB45 per 100g) and the bun itself cost THB5. We bought 200g of pork chop and 4 buns. They will cut the pork chop into smaller pieces and slide them into the bun which makes it convenient for us to eat. It is solely takeaway from this stall.
Pork chop stall
Cute Couple T-Shirt

We also ate the coconut ice cream which is located at Section 1 & 2. It used to be the only coconut ice cream stall but now there are many other stalls selling coconut ice cream in Chatuchak market.
Coconut ice cream
Imitation coconut ice cream stalls

There is a DHL stall here and it cost THB70 ~ S$3 per kg to courier back to Singapore. It's definitely much cheaper than paying over weight baggage at the airport.
DHL stall
Kid busker

We wanted to take a cab to Siam Center but the taxis outside Chatuchak market are asking for a ridiculous price of THB500 ~ S$20. We ended up taking BTS from Mo Chit to Siam station.

We had dinner at Siam Center Som Tam and it's not crowded at all. We ordered fried fish, fried chicken wings, salted egg mango salad and Thai ice tea for THB418 ~ S$17. Finally I get to try the fried fish as it was sold out when we visited last year. The fish is extremely crispy and I guessed it's the same BBQ fish which I had outside Central World.
Som Tam Nua
Dishes which we ordered
This is actually entrance to the toilet

We then took a cab to Ruen Nuad for 2hr Thai massage before ending the day shopping for snacks at Ratchadamri Big C supermarket. The Big C supermarket is crowded with tourists especially at the tidbit sections and some of the tidbit are out of stock! I found this blog useful as it recommend the food to buy from Big C supermarket. 
Big C Supermarket

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