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Old 05-01-2011, 03:45 PM   #1
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Old 05-01-2011, 03:45 PM   #2
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Bangkok Trip

Just got back from Bangkok trip during the weekend, brought back quite a couple of hotel info from their local papers. Most of these places are not in shopping area, but I'll just share the links here for info. Note that I've not stayed in any of these hotels before so I cannot vouch for the hotel service.
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Many things has changed since this thread first created. I will just update some useful links for bkk travellers to refer to.

Travel Ideas
Bkk map

Tourism Thailand (SG)
Travel ideas by Thai Airways
DIY tours (by Thai Airways)
Explore Bkk by BTS (BTS)
Explore Bkk by BTS (travelfish.org)
Bangkok Guidebook

Exchange Info
bank exchange rates
Super Rich (Green+white logo)
Super Rich 1965 (Green+orange logo) (Change at head office near big C to get best rate)

Transport Info
BKK airport
Bkk subway/MRTA
BTS

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Old 05-01-2011, 03:45 PM   #3
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on board now with myammar air. So susprise they giving free prepare sim card during check in.

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Old 05-01-2011, 05:21 PM   #4
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which is the cheapest airline to go with during CNY?
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:12 PM   #5
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hi, i am going over to BKK soon,
can anyone advice me on which SIM card to purchase to call back Singapore?
And where to purchase them?
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:19 PM   #6
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Hi sue88! regards to the message pasted below (which came from the old thread) what i was refer to was the extension of hours to 0230.

"The airport link info was posted here half a month ago...

You read it here first on HWZ

View Post dlrowehtleah wrote:

& d baggage check-in service @ Makkasan will begin service on 4th Jan 2011.

View Post sue88 wrote:

Just to highlight that the airport link will revert the prices back to normal rate from Jan 1st. The normal rate for city line will cost between 15 to 45 baht(now promo cost 15baht) and express line will cost 150 baht (now promo cost 100baht). "
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hi, i am going over to BKK soon,
can anyone advice me on which SIM card to purchase to call back Singapore?
And where to purchase them?
Happy SIM works fine for me..
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hi, i am going over to BKK soon,
can anyone advice me on which SIM card to purchase to call back Singapore?
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buy true move, the others charged like 5 bahts per min. truemove charge 1 baht / min
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buy true move, the others charged like 5 bahts per min. truemove charge 1 baht / min
Thanks bro, but can call back to Singapore right?
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Happy SIM works fine for me..
thanks bro, where do you get Happy SIM from?
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Old 06-01-2011, 01:24 PM   #11
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Hi,

I checked thru various sites and couldn't seem to find any news on the extension of hours. Even official site mentioned up to midnight here

Thanks to you, I found something interesting...

There is a shuttle bus service that runs between Makkasan to hotels and it costs 100 baht per person. Obviously it is cost effective only for lone travellers. Here is the details. It would be nice to get feedback from anyone who have tried this service.

btw, the downtown check-in right now is only for passengers flying Thai Airways and Bangkok Airways.


Hi sue88! regards to the message pasted below (which came from the old thread) what i was refer to was the extension of hours to 0230.

"The airport link info was posted here half a month ago...

You read it here first on HWZ

View Post dlrowehtleah wrote:

& d baggage check-in service @ Makkasan will begin service on 4th Jan 2011.

View Post sue88 wrote:

Just to highlight that the airport link will revert the prices back to normal rate from Jan 1st. The normal rate for city line will cost between 15 to 45 baht(now promo cost 15baht) and express line will cost 150 baht (now promo cost 100baht). "
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does the bkk airport sell the data sim??
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Old 06-01-2011, 02:42 PM   #13
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I will be booking a hotel at Novotel soon..any places of interest near there? How do I get to the diff shopping places(eg siam paragon etc etc) from the hotel?
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The best would be to use googlemaps, and look for routes, to see if its walkable or if there is public transport. Avoid getting limos from hotels, their expensive.
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Remember if you need to take a taxi. use only those in pink color. Many taxi play trick on the meter.
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