I am so excited blogging about this post because it is 2014, a new year, a new start and I have already embarked on the first trip of this year this early!
So Bangkok is another place in Thailand that i can now strike off my bucket list of countries that I have visited!
Amidst the protests still happening right now in Bangkok, i was fortunate to be there and back safely during the period of our Chinese New Year.
And thank God with the power of social media nowadays, we relied quite a bit on the updates by @RichardBarrow whilst out and about in Bangkok and managed to avoid a few protest sites in the day.
#1 Famous wonton mee at Soi Petchburi 19 street.
#2 Business as usual although a protest is ahead of them. We skipped these streets for safety and took the BTS skywalk.
#3 peppery bistro for lunch inside one of the big shopping malls
#4 thai massage just a block away from the hotel to relieve our sore tired feets after a day’s shopping.
#5 check in at indra regent hotel.
#6 camho shot in our hotel suite.
#7 quickly snapped a shot of the congested victory monument area whilst on the BTS.
#8 Chatuchak!! On a sunny sunday afternoon 🙂 experienced guide aka my bro took us to the more popular alleys and we found nice things along the way!
#9 bkk’s own version of grass jelly @ chatuchak.
#10 so as reported in the news, they really have live concerts to entertain the protesters
#11 it is this jammed under most bridges :O
#12 ready to fly back to SG.. so sad that the trip is this short but happy to be back home.
#13 i’d always choose the seats that overlook the wings #idunnowhy
#14 neighbouring countries I think, can’t recognise if we are on SG land already heee.
I would really love to visit Bangkok again and hopefully the protests would have ended by then. Thank God that the Thailand government have recently lifted the “state of emergency” as hopes are placed highly on reviving the tourism industry.
Hope you enjoyed this short entry as there wasn’t much to write about since I was only there for 3d2n during the CNY holiday period. One thing to note about visiting Bangkok is, the public train transport is really easy to understand and most people even their locals rely heavily on the BTS sky trains and sky walks going from one place to another. There are public buses and tuk tuk as well but when the road traffic gets heavy, it is usually not as convenient as the trains would be.