1 Night in Bangkok
From Singapore we decided to go to Bangkok. The last time I was here was in 1998. So this trip was 9 years after.
The Suvarnabhumi Airport of Bangkok is very modern and HUGE! It is a very big step up from the Don Muang Airport. From the Airport we got a taxi to bring us to our hotel, the Pathumwan Princess Hotel (Located beside the MBK Mall).
It was still to early so we left our bags with the Concierge. While we were walking outside the hotel, a TukTuk driver approached us and told us where we were going, so we told the driver that we were going to a Mall to eat. He told us to follow him to his TukTuk, so we went with him and we were brought to a Huge Place, and it turned out to be a Handicrafts Center! After that he brought us to a Jewellry Center, on the 3rd Jewellry Center we told him to just bring us back to MBK, but he pleaded with us, even if it was just 5 minutes that we go inside so he can get a Petrol Coupon. Oh well, we just agreed with him and after that he was saying there was another place, but we told him to just drop us off near MBK. I found out later that this was a scam, anyway, we were not scammed and we were waiting for check in plus the fare he asked was just 10 Baht.
The Tuk-Tuk driver who took us for a ride.
We had a nice Thai Lunch at MBK Mall. And after we checked in.
Lobby of the Pathumwan Princess Hotel
View from our room at the Pathumwan Princess
In the Afternoon we went to Safari World. A one of a kind Zoo in Bangkok wherein you can touch Giraffes up close! It was such a sight to see giraffes by the droves, the place looked like a game preserve in Africa.
Giraffe at Safari World
In the evening we went to our Dinner Cruise. The Food was too much! It was probably enough to feed 10 People. I wondered what they will do with all the left over food.
Food at the Dinner Cruise
The following day we went to the Chatuchak Weekend Market. And in the afternoon we were on our way back to Singapore.