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Old 08-10-2011, 05:54 PM   #1
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Smile My Bangkok Trip

Day 1

Finally got a chance to visit Bangkok for a few days. Main purpose of this trip was to go for makan and some sightseeing.

The below pictures are that of the departure hall rather than the arrival hall as I did not take any pictures due to camera in my bag.




Their MRT is very clean and cool, in fact I find it cleaner than ours and definitely much cooler in the train cabins. They have at least one attendant on each side of the platform to handle the human traffic.





Their BRT (Bus Rapid Transits) which is a bus service running on a partial dedicated lane so you won't have traffic jam most of the time and allows the bus to run smoothly. Same here, they have at least one attendant on each side of the platform to handle the human traffic.

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Stayed at a friend's condo throughout the trip.



Proceeded to Tesco Lotus to purchase some items like mineral water etc...

Dunkin' Donuts




They also selling freshly baked stuffs like these Tau Sar Piah.


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This Paus and ManTou are steaming in their containers.



Pink colour fried Bee Hoon



This Roast Chicken cost only 109 baht which is S$4.50 for a large chicken. This was also our first meal in Bangkok, OK, just a snack.




They also got many flavours of Lay potato chips not seen here, this one is BBQ Pork I think.

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Chatrium Hotel Riverside - After our light snack of the roast chicken, we proceeded to our main course.





Chao Phraya River - A riverside view of the sunset.


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A dinner buffet at River Barge - We were welcomed by the warm and friendly waiters and waitresses. Here you really can feel their sincere heartfelt warm, a far cry from our service staffs.





Teppanyaki counter


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Some flowers and Mimosa lookalike plants at the Teppanyaki counter. We order some to try.



Telosma cordata



Water Mimosa



Roast Lamb



Sashimi and Sushi counter


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The Poultry Station



Cold Cuts and Dish counter



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The Hot Food counter




Grilled River Prawns (Big Head Prawns) and Mussels - This freshwater prawn has a big head and small body yielding a tiny flesh. Texture wise, it had a slight crunch and less firm akin to our sea prawns being kept in the fridge for a few days and not that fresh any more.

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Some Spicy Duck - Very tender meat and not too spicy.



Pork Tenderloin - Unlike the name, it's not at all tender.





What's on my plate.


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Usually hotels' dim sum cannot make it but not these, the Siew Mai has got pieces of prawns inside and they use real crab leg not some imitation crabstick.





How can one not drink the Tom Yam Soup when in Thailand? They have got two version, one non spicy and the spicy one. Of course we opted for the spicy version below. The soup has a smooth taste to it, just the right combination of spiciness and sourness from the chilli pepper, lemon grass, lime juice, fish sauce and of course other spices.


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The flowers and Mimosa plant stir fry. The Mimosa tasted horrible, so tough.






Live band

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Dessert time.




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More desserts.





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We koped the mango minus the rice.





The Bill - They gave us a 50% off for being there early!!!



We took a walk along the road outside the hotel area and chanced upon this BBQ store. To full to try it though.



End of Day 1
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Very interesting and nice photo
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