I'm back with a full post and massive pictures of my Bangkok Retreat.
Took this chance to go on a hiatus and the trip proves to be a rewarding and enlightening one. Glad that I went for this vacay and it certainly was a much-needed break. Somehow or another, I feel better after being back. The reading & me-time were of great help and maybe once in a while, we all should do something like that if we can. Just somewhere near and affordable would be good enough ;)
Spent some time exploring the area near Centara Grand (where Ethan stayed for his business trip and the major shopping malls were all around there. Took a leisure walk and found myself at Central Word / Big C after 5 minutes, Indara Spa for good & affordable spa just beside Big C, and Platinum Mall after a good 15 minutes. Not to forget, Grand Hyatt is also around the corner, so that location already kept me bus walking for two whole days or so.
Didn't plan to visit any place in particular so I don't exactly have an itinerary to follow nor share. But here are some snapshots along the way, so…enjoy the peeks!
#OOTD: Klarra's Fernette Boho Dress & Yventually's boho Creme Bag for the start of the trip.
My favourite waffle place, located at the basement of Platinum Mall. The plain flavour is the best!
Tried the chocolate one before but it was pretty disappointing.
Picked up some street food along the way. The barbequed banana turns out to be disappointing too ;(
Spotted this durian sticky rice which was pretty interesting but I'm not a Durian fan to begin with. Durian lovers, you might want to give it a try next time. Saw this at Big C supermarket.
Spent some time reading in the room with a cuppa tea for the morning. Can't get enough of teas <3
#OOTD: Outfit from Bangkok, wiith Yventually's Boho Creme Bag once again.
Took a stroll and went to Erawan Tea Room at Grand Hyatt for tea & reads.
Only found out about this when I was about to leave.
The afternoon tea set seems enticing & if you happened to be heading there soon, please let me know how is it! June recommended me this place & said the food is good. Saw that most people came here for thai food than tea as well, too bad I didn't get a chance to try it. Hopefully next time. (;
Love this mango dessert place. They sell all sorts of Mango desserts and if you are a Mango fan like me, there's no reason for you to miss out this place ;) It's called Mango Tango and is located at Siam Square Soi 4. Opens from 11.30am till 10pm.
My all time favourite. Love the crispy bits in the sticky rice!
Ethan was done with his business trip, and we spent the last three days touring Bangkok together. (:
Shifted to a new place called Abloom, a service apartment near chatuchak area.
We didn't like the location as there aren't shops around walking distance. The only catch is that it's located near a BTS Station (Salom Pao) & it's just 3 stops away from Chatuchak.
#OOTD: Klarra's Floral Romper (Upcoming, launching soon)
Thailand has one of the best tasting noodle soups. ;)
It's a mall consists of different prominent brands. Not a wholesale mall but if you are looking to shop for their local designers, you might want to pay this mall a visit. if you are looking for cheap thrill and bargaining, you can just skip this mall and probably head to platinum, night markets, sampheng (Chinatown) or Chatuchak weekend market. (; Love the food basement though, some sort like our Singapore's Takashimaya's food hall with unique and tasty delights.
Love churos and bought this at the food hall to try. But this turned out to be really burnt and awful tasting :(
This might sound silly, but does anyone know why Mos burgers' signage is in green in Bangkok? Please educate me!
And the crepe box looks really promising, if you do try, please let me know how it is it too. (;
Dinner was at Shangri-la.
Went on a dinner date on the yacht, courtesy of my Thai friend, Mam (:
International buffet was served on board while the boat toured around Chao Phraya River. We got to witness many different cultural spots & it was definitely an amazing experience. Thanks Mam!
Knew Mam last year in Korea when I was on the familiarization trip organized by Korea Tourism Board. She was one of the guests too (;
So great to meet Mam and to catch up with her over dinner. Absolutely privileged to be dining over a sumptuous meal and to be chauffeured for the night. That's Mam for you, very hospitable, kind & generous.
Patronized one of the newest night markets in town – Asiatique.
Things are generally more expensive and area is more touristy.
Begun the day with a good meal at 'The best of Boat Noodles" located at Victory Monument. (Credits to J2kfm)
Winnifred/Shawn recommended me to try this and it seems like a popular eating place for the locals too.
True enough, food was so flavourful and good! There were basically different kinds of noodles/soups, such as pork spicy, non-spicy, tomyum etc and it was pretty funny how we both reacted when the bowls of noodles came- uber tiny portion! Ethan and I thought it was crazy for couples to be eating like 10 bowls or more but we ended up eating 12 bowls! Shawn even told me customers will get a free bottle of large pepsi for every 20 bowls ordered and I thought it was a typo in the message still! Geez. But well, it's worth a try for sure, very affordable and indeed tasty. Am definitely going back the next time I head to Bkk.
It can be quite confusing for first-timers, so if you need the map, there you go!
Shopping at Sampheng, Chinatown.
June recommended me this roasted duck noodles and it was oh-so delicious!!
Located opposite the only Watsons (under White Orchid Hotel) at Chinatown. It is not a shop but a road side stall.
Ethan had the mixed meat noodles & it was equally good.
Heading to Chatuchak ;)
Chanced upon this place that sells leather stuff with customization while going through rows of shops at Chatuchak. Rare find!
Check out the pretty things this shop does! They allow customization on the beautiful coloured keychains and I made a batch for my girlfriends and family.
Made a couple for myself too, love them!
Another of my favourite snack ;)
The chicken noodles that you have to try at Chatuchak, absolutely delicious (;
Last shot before we head back to Sunny Singapore.
#OOTD: Klarra's Kanedu Abstract Top (in Orange) & Klarra's Tishey Shorts in Neon Yellow.
Matched the outfit with Alexis Bag in Black from Yventually. Love how versatile this bag is and made of good quality too. Comes in a vibrant mustard colour too which I had a hard time deciding which to get. You might want to hop over to take a look at it! (;