Day 1-3 of 7

As the title implies, this trip was really intended for shopping and of course partly for food adventures. That’s why unlike any other trip, I didn’t take a lot of photos and just a few random snaps all along. So let’s begin with our Day 1-3 Itineraries.

bag-pink SIAM PARAGON

05.19.2011 – We arrived at Bangkok Loft Inn almost midnight and so we make it a point to rest well, get enough sleep and get up a little later than usual. We had our breakfast around 9:30am and leave the hotel around 11. From the hotel, we walked 3-5 minutes to the nearest BTS station, hop on immediately and alighted directly at Siam Station. At Siam, we go to Be Trend, shop a little and proceed to KFC for some serious spicy chicken.

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Usual Morning Route from Bangkok Loft Inn

Upper - Shopping at Be Trend. Lower part - Late lunch at KFC and A photo in Siam Paragon.

Upper – Shopping at Be Trend. Lower part – Late lunch at KFC and A photo in Siam Paragon.

After the late lunch, we then decided to experience Thai Cinema and since its the opening premiere of Pirates of the Carribean in Thailand, it’s no brainer but to choose that movie, but first we do grab a bucket of popcorn and big tumbler of soda with Blue (Rio) on it before lining up for the film.

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And since its opening day in Thailand, we get to meet Jack Sparrow (Thai Version).

A bucket of BBQ Popcorn, Fanta and Our cinema pass for the 5pm 4D Slot.

A bucket of BBQ Popcorn, Fanta and Our cinema pass for the 5pm 4D Slot.

bag-pink SIAM CENTER

05.20.2011 – On our second day, we went to Siam Center again for shopping, just like the other day, we went out during lunch time and headed to Pepper Lunch to enjoy Beef Pepper Rice. After the delightful and savory meal, we wander the famous Siam shopping strip again for more Bangkok finds.

Lunch at Pepper Lunch BKK

Lunch at Pepper Lunch BKK

Shopping at SIAM Center - Make sure to ask information on tourist discount card for additional perks and discounts.

Shopping at SIAM Center – Make sure to ask information on tourist discount card for additional perks and discounts.

For Dinner, we had a classic Thai street food called kway teow noodle soup and a bottle of cold Pepsi. And then we bought some fresh mango paired with a mix of chili salt and sugar.

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kway teow noodle soup, Thai Mango & Prik Glua (Salt Chili Sugar Dip)

HOW TO GET HERE?

ship-carBy SkyTrain Alight at Siam Station and then take exit 1 for direct link to Siam Discovery and Siam Center and take exit 3 for direct link to Siam Paragon and exit 5 for direct link to Siam Ocean World or cinema complex

bag-pink BOBAE & MBK

05.21.2011 – For the third day, we went out early, hire a taxi and went directly to one of the cheapest markets in Bangkok. They called it Bo Bae Market, we went here around 8am because as per research the best deals happen before the normal trading hours. Bo Bae is famous for wholesalers looking for cheap and bargains. I bought some quality button down shirts for a mere 75 Baht. Aside from clothing for all sort of ages, you can also buy textile and fabrics here in rock bottom prices too.

One of the Cheapest Markets in BKK

Find Prince Palace and you can find Bobae Tower

HOW TO GET HERE?

ship-carBy SkyTrain Bobae is kinda hard to find if you’re new to Bangkok, and the easiest is to alight at BTS National Stadium and take a 10 min taxi ride to Bo Bae. It is located inside Prince Palace Hotel and the Market along the 4th Bridge (Yotse Bridge).

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Bobae Market & MBK

We leave Bo Bae after lunch and then we hired a taxi that will take us to our next stop — Mahboonkrong or MBK, this is one of the largest shopping mall in Bangkok boasting 2,000 shops and 4 story Tokyu Department Store. There is so much things to see and shop here, but after hours of window shopping, we then decided to have a bite at Santa Fe Steakhouse and truly we enjoyed the steaks.

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Dinner at Santa Fe Steakhouse

HOW TO GET HERE?

ship-carBy SkyTrain The best way to get to MBK  is to catch the sky train and get off at National Stadium. Or if you’re in Siam walk for a bit and you can reach MBK in no time.

IDEATRAVEL 101

Avoid BKK Scam by reading and researching ahead of time and this will save you money and time. When shopping in most malls, ask for tourist card or discount card. Always have small change especially if you’re new to BKK currency. Hope this help and see you on the next part.

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