(this is going to be a very long post)
- Tribute to my friend
- MBK, Siam Center, Siam Paragon
- Clubbing - Route 66
I woke up to a very very bad news. One of my primary school friend, Amron, was knocked down by a car on the expressway and passed away in the hospital early in the morning. This was too sudden. He was still talking to us in our pri sch class' Whatsapp group chat 12hours before the accident. Dear Amron, I'm so sorry that I couldn't make it to see you as I wasn't in Singapore. I promise that I will pay a visit to your grave. Hope that you and your girlfriend's family will reunite and live happily in a better world. Thank you for the joy you brought to us, you will always be remembered. To all the drivers out there, please drive cautiously!! That reckless driver took FOUR innocent lives. No matter what kind of penalty he gets, nothing can bring them back to life. Haiz, life is so unpredictable.. ='( This is why I'm always worried when my BF drives; he can be very careful while others may not be.
|Farewell my dear friend, Amron Ayoub ='(|
|#OOTD - Macarons Top and Bottom from Platinum Mall|
BF and I took a tutuk from our hotel to MBK. Okay, everyone who wants to get to a place fast via tutuk, listen up! When the tutuk driver asked for your offer, give him an X amount which is lower than what you are willing to pay and then if he tells you that he will bring you to somewhere else first (for 5-10min) in order to accept your offer of xx baht, tell him to bring you directly to the venue you wish to go and offer a slightly higher price. This was what happened to us when we took our first tutuk. The driver asked us for an offer, I told him 20 baht (SGD 0.80), he agreed to it but he said he has to bring us to a shop nearby our destination for 5min so that he can earn commission from the shop he's going to bring us to. We thought that it's alright to just take a look at the shop for awhile so we agreed to his condition. The journey to the shop was approx 10min, it's a tailor shop. We went in for awhile and left within 5min. However, the traffic was so heavy that the driver couldn't make a safe U-turn and he had to go into small roads, back to Pratunam and then go up to MBK. The total journey took us 45-50min -.- It was supposed to be a 10min drive from our hotel straight to MBK, according to the map. Well, at least he didn't trick us, we accepted his offer willingly.
|Us on Tutuk|
|Yum Saap's Interior|
|Nice Ceylon Tea!|
|BF's dish, not bad|
|THE CHICKEN WAS OMGLY NICE|
|LOVE THE SPICY CHICKEN, SUPER LOVE|
|Fried Tofu! Tofu by itself was pretty dry and the sauce would be better if they've used the sauce they applied on my chicken's dish|
Honestly speaking, I don't know what's the hype about MBK cos there's nothing much to shop here. =/ I looked through the mall's brochure, walked to all the possible shopping places and didn't manage to buy anything. But! We found a good place to chill - Star Coffee. It's a bit similar to Starbucks but half priced! =P The hot chocolate was tasty! It's not as sweet as Starbucks' Signature Hot Chocolate too.
|Hot Chocolate - medium sized|
We got so bored at MBK and made our way to Siam Center and Siam Paragon which are just across the road. A cool Magnum Cafe was spotted when we entered Siam Center! The cafe will be shutting down on 26 Aug (if I never rmb wrongly). We regretted not giving it a try. =(
|Cute display outside of Magnum Cafe|
We were on our luck!! There's a muay thai match starting in Siam Center. Hehe. They were pretty friendly in round 1 and got more and more furious in round 2 and 3. Quite an eye opener and this was the first time we witness people fighting on a stage, live.
|Muay Thai Match|
|Cool ceiling of the mall|
|Very cool concept!|
|Roller coasters with teddy bears in Mr. Jones Orphanage|
|Can't help but I had to take this 'act-yi-ge' shot|
|Best mall I've ever been to|
Then we moved on to Siam Paragon which is just sitting next to Siam Center. They sell cars in this mall.
|Butter Sugar Toast from B1|
|Macaron Stall spotted!|
|LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING. We bought 3 to try, THEY SUCK. Please refrain from buying from this stall.|
Here comes the worse part of our trip.. We were stuck in a traffic jam while we were on our way to Chinatown from Paragon.... It took us nearly 1.5 hour to get to Chinatown. =( Thankfully the cab fare was cheap. It was THB 161 = SGD 6.50. But a lot of time was wasted..
|Jammed all the wayyyy|
|R & L Seafood|
|Scallop - THB 200|
|SCALLOP - NICE!!|
|Black Pepper Crab - So so only, overpriced at THB 400|
|Mimosa Plant - not bad!|
There's nothing much in Chinatown at night except food, food and food. The street was considerably short too. We took a cab back to our hotel, washed up and changed into our clubbing attire! We googled for famous/recommended clubs in Bangkok and the reviews for Route 66 (RCA) were rather good so we decided to head off to that club. The taxi fare only costed us THB 60 (approx. SGD 2.45). Taxi driver alighted us opposite RCA area and we had to cross the road. It's quite a short distance though.
Entrance was THB 300 with THB 300 worth of drinks, so basically the entrance is free as you'll get THB 300 coupons to exchange for drinks in the club. I'd prefer The Level as it's more R&B, however I find it very squeezy; there's no proper dancefloor, many tables in the club and it got super crowded after 1am. The music was good though!
|Walking into the clubbing area, after crossing the road|
|3 different clubs at Route 66 - The Novel (live band), The Classic (House/Techno) and The Level (R&B)|
|Area outside the club to chill and smoke if you want (ps: we don't smoke)|
|Huge statue of suggestive banana in the Female Toilet|
|Band performing IN THE FEMALE TOILET|
|The Novel - Thai Live Band|
|Entrance of The Level|
|DJ of the night|
|Us on the 'dancefloor'|
It's our last day in Bangkok!! We gonna miss all the awesome and cheap food/shopping. =( We checked out before 12pm and left our luggage in the hotel so that we can have street food and do some last min shopping.
|#OOTD - I got this dress cos it matches my Hater Snapback!! Look at the same big mouth birds!! =P|
|Brunch Place along the street of Mcdonald's and Shibuya 19, opposite Platinum Mall|
|THE PORK LEG WAS SUPERB!!!!|
|He can speak Teochew!|
Finally, our short holiday was coming to an end. We took Airport Link to the airport, it took us about 30min from Pratunam.
|Airport Link - Ratchaprarop|
|Blurred; very happy us on the flight|