Wednesday, 25 July 2012

1st day in Bangkok and Terminal 21

OK the first day of our Bangkok trip. I have shitloads of photos of Terminal 21, the shopping mall, because before I went to Bangkok, I was very interested and was busy looking for photos all over. What's special about this mall?

Well, Terminal 21 is designed to house several famous cities around the world, i.e. Paris, Rome, London, Istanbul etc, under one roof, and each level is different to reflect the city. Sounds pretty awesome eh. So that's why I took so many photos so you can feel as if you went there with me!! Not really but you get the picture. Lol pun. 

Start at the beginning first.

Start of the vacation..excited max!

Winnie was busy at the beginning and the end of every plane ride blowing and then deflating her inflatable neck pillow. Worse thing was it wasn't even comfy. Haha! At least it kept her busy. 

But she doesn't need to be busy really. She slept throughout all the flights! Kch-KL-BKK-KL-Kch. Damn lihai. Maybe not for the entire flight, but she definitely fell asleep on all of them. =.= Jealous. She slept on the taxi too to the hotel. Zzz..

Winnie still busy in the corner hahah..

On arrival in Bangkok, my mum had to go get a visa on arrival due to her Taiwanese nationality. So we went to take photo and got it done. Very fast actually. 

I estimated one hour to get through immigration and it took about that time cos we still had to find our luggage upon arrival (because we took so long at customs that we were the last to get our baggage already), and then find our taxi driver (I got the hotel to send us one), and we got lost trying to find him!! Bangkok airport is huge lah and confusing to first timers like us.

Found our taxi in the end (phew!) and about 30 mins later, we arrived at the hotel!! Citypoint Hotel at Asoke. Service was good and close to the BTS and MRT. 2 mins walk to the BTS (skytrain) and connected to Terminal 21. Awesome eh? We booked through Agoda.

Complimentary drinks at the hotel lobby. 

Hotel was very clean and new.

Our bedroom! So happy that its clean and new. Didn't disappoint at all! 

Toilet glass was a bit see through. It was fine for Cs and I, but for non-couples, could be a bit tricky. Our hotel in Phuket was also see through. Just blinds covering them. Wondering is this a trend in Thailand or something?

The breakfast area.

Shrine at the hotel lobby. It seems to be so normal to see temples and shrines by the road side, outside buildings, and everywhere in Bangkok. After a few days, you kinda get used to it. 

Four of us in the pic!

Walked to the BTS, which is connected to Terminal 21 and went to take lots of photos.

It was so cool! They even had the scanner at the front door like at airport scanners. Ha! Was so SPK walking around taking photos of everything, particularly in the toilets. But you get thick skinned after a while. :)


Parisian toilets. Winnie, Cs and I walked into each toilet on every level. Mum waited for us outside. Her loss! Hahah.


Tokyo! So pretty and so cool!

This looks wrong eh? 


Toilet wallpapers were the tube station map! Was looking for Bermondsey but couldn't find it. 

I'm running out of captions. 

Still in London. Buckingham Palace guards!

After that was Istanbul!

Photo does not do it justice. When we got off the elevator, we were like wahhh... There were a lot of jewellery stores on this level.

Another floor, another toilet. This is getting tiring. 

We were looking for the food court as well as we went on the different floors. Found it at last on the 5th or 6th floor. San Francisco. Fisherman's Wharf. Hence the toilet designs.

Crabs on the ceiling. 

Can you believe this is all in a shopping mall. Mad cool lah. Kuching catch up!

At the food court, you have to buy a card and insert credit  inside (any amount you like), then buy food using the card. Faster lah this way. Just swipe and you're done. The rest of the money is refundable within 30 days. 30 days only refer to Terminal 21. When we went to Siam Paragon, we had to refund on the same day; at MBK, you get the card first then pay later. 

I love this! Green curry fried rice is yum! 40 baht. RM 4. I had this twice!

Oyster omelet - didn't really like it.

Tom yam kung was good! A lot of prawns, squid and mushrooms inside. Nice! 50 baht.

Pad thai was good too! Also 40 baht.

Later we went for dessert!

Winnie ordered this. Don't really like it just because of the whipped cream on top.

This is good though! Just look at it! Imma find a way to duplicate this.

I took this photo because the elevator ride was longer than normal. Three times the length. Cool. Saves time.

The top floor was the cineplex, hence the name Hollywood. 

Had to check out the toilets as well. Getting a bit lazy already by then..

But the best toilets were in Rome!

I must get to Rome! And Venice! Must! One way or another, I'm getting there. 

There you go. Rome toilets! So clean, so new, so awesome! 

OK night. Too many photos - I'm too tired to check for mistakes. Bye.

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