Friday, October 9, 2009

Naked Bangkok Part II

Next morning was rise and shine for every shopping fanatic favourite place, Chatuchak Market! Had breakfast there - Mango Sticky Rice (50baht), fried chicken noodles and fried rice (40 baht). All of which were prepared upon order. Fresh!

Snacks while walking around the market included juicy sweet pineapples from the pushcart, home-made coconut icecream which was creamy and smooth and had bits of jelly inside and kaya custard bread.

Time for lunch! We had beef slices with beef ball kway teow. The beef balls were huge! About the size of my fist. I love the kwayteow, it is so smooth and silky and goes well with the soup. The beefballs were not bad though the beef slices had abit too much fats. All in all, still a pretty satisfying meal.

After an entire day's of shopping, it was time to change and head out for dinner and drinks, but not before having our complimentary welcome drinks on the top floor, the observation deck on the 85th storey. Although it was only fruit punch, it was worth it for the view was good. The relaxing lounge was abit of a disappointment though, because it was quite small and there's nothing to do there except to sit, chill and see the view. Maybe they should learn from Singapore's New Asia Bar at the top floor of Westin Hotel and have a dance floor or play some nice music instead of Westlife.
However, if you don't stay at Baiyoke Sky Hotel but want to experience the view from the tallest tower in Thailand, you can pay 200 baht to go up to the observation deck for a drink and the view.

Headed to Suan Lum Night Market for dinner and some sight seeing. Dinner was at the Suan Lum Beer and Dinner Garden, where everything is situated under a huge black tent, with a stage and live performance and rows of beer and zichar stalls. We ordered pineapple fried rice, green curry, tom yam seafood and fried kangkong. Not bad except portions were abit small for 3 people. Along with Asahi beer (which was cheap), we watched live performances by the locals singing Lady Gaga, Westlife, Backstreet Boys etc.

After an hour of fruitless shopping (because everything at Suan Lum is overpriced. Just a night market tourist attraction), we headed to RCA, where the locals go to party, destress and chill. The last time I was in Bangkok, I was at the club Route 66 which had cheap drinks, good music and a really posh setting (the toilet had a string quartet playing). This time we chose the club called Flix and as we were tired, we didn't join the party crowd inside, but just sat outside on the cushy seats while chillaxing over our drinks. I had the Singapore Sling which was quite sour. Ordered a bowl of mid-wings to share, which is chicken wings cut into half though it looks like frog legs. It was really tasty!

Bangkok Part III to be continued soon!

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