The hotel we stayed in is conveniently located within walking distance to Erawan Temple, World Trade Centre and train station. There's even a cheap massage place within 2 mins walk from the hotel. We paid only S$45 per room per night. Breakfast is normal and filling but hey, for that price...you can't ask for too much. I thought that it is a very good bargain! Arrival at the airport was easy though I must say the immigration queue was long. For the moment, I thought the whole world has arrived in Bangkok!
Safari World. I don't normally take pictures of the toilet...ok, sometimes I do if the toilet looks out of the ordinary. The theme looks really "nature".
Another highlight of the safari is feeding the giraffes. This is where you can come up close and personal to the long necked friends. They don't bite, they are only interested in the leaves you are holding in your hands!
Cabbages & Condoms Restaurant. They serve authentic Thai cuisine at reasonable price. Chef recommendation will be the roast chicken. It is yummy but because I am a big fan of Tom Yam Soup, we had to order that...and oh, my favorite kang kong too!
This restaurant was started by The Population and Community Development Assosiation [PDA]of Thailand. It is a non-governmental organisation existed to created AIDS awareness while promoting family planning. Condoms were available readily around the restaurant. Even pretty flowers were made of condoms!
On our trip to the Grand Palace, we decided to take their public transport instead. We queued like every one else at the bus stop. It takes us only B14 for the 30 mins journey. Very worth it. Upon reaching, we realised that the Grand Palace was closed in the morning for some Buddhist function and will only be opened from 12pm onwards. A kind soul who looked like a tourguide approached us and explained that we can actually hop onto a Tuk Tuk and wander around the area (there are quite a number of temples we can visit). He hailed a tuk tuk for us and got us a good deal of B40 for a 2 hour ride around. The tuk tuk driver even stayed with us while we walked around the various temples.
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Safari World: 99 Panyaintra Road, Samwatawantok, Klongsamwa, Bangkok , 10510
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Cabbages & Condoms Restaurant: 6 Sukhumvit 12, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110. Tel: 66 2229 4611 ext. 266 (Thai), 331 (Eng). Fax: 66 2229 4632. Email: email@example.com