ian matthews: Pratunam market is juz below Baiyoke sky. You can buy lotsa T-shirts from there cheaply.
Take note that Baiyoke sky have smoking/non-smoking rooms, they might juz throw you a smoking-room even though you booked non-smoking and also turn on and test all their equipment to make sure they are in working condition cos some stuff usually spoil. Sometimes toilet bowl choked or basin choked which is disastrous. Change room immed if there is any prob cos their room service takes very long to come or don't even come despite several complaints made in a day.
if i am not wrong the service charge is payable if you take your taxi from arrival hall or prob someone help you get the cab. If you get your own cab or prob from departure hall, then there isn't any service charge.
usually they dont charge by the meter to hotel from airport, they usually say eg 300BHT (a whole sum), excluding toll amt. Toll amt is fixed, there will be a station and someone will collect the amount from the driver.
and they wont bring you ard to the hotel, maybe they could have gone the long route instead of short route, which means you will reach hotel later and have less then for shopping.
Fixed price taxi won't bring you around the world. But some metered taxi will, depending on how honest the driver is... Not only from airport to hotel but from shopping to shopping. Esp when you travelling from Suan Lum/Chatuchak/Chinatown/ChaoPraya to main town area Sukumvit and vice versa. At most you pay 350baht for round the world trip
hee... i'm bk fm bkk last wk... gots lots of stuff!!!
Taking BTS is better than cab! It save us lots of time. For example fm my htl(Arnoma) if take cab will take abt 30-45min. We took BTS fm Chit Lom (jus round the coner of Arnoma) to MO Chit where chatuchak is only 15min...
Had a bad experience wif the cab on the 1st day so we gave up taking cab. We wanted to go for dinner @ SomBoon seafood n the 1st taxi driver took us to Somboondee seafood. I say tis is not the place as i've seen the place fm internet b4. He insist its the same. I went to hv a look @ the menu n a crab cos 850 baht!!! Some1 fm the restaurant indroduce himself as the boss n say tis is the rest i'm looking for. I say i'm looking for Somboon n not Somboondee! We told the cab to sent us bk to the htl. We took another cab fm the htl. The htl staff told us tat he can't gurantee tat the driver will bring us to the rite rest, we hv to try our luck. Sure enough, the 2nd cab took us to Somboondee again... b4 he turn in, i stop him n say no. Not tis 1. We sure him the map n insist he bring us to where we want. Finally we get to eat the famous curry crab recommended by the other forums...
hi Yukie ... tks for sharing so much with us .. very informative
jus wanna ask u...i intend to go back to Suan Luan Night Bazaar to take a look at home & deco stuffs as there r some very unique tings there the other time i went in march 06... do u still see those shops around?
oh yes...abt the curry crab..seems so yummy! do u hv the exact address? which forum recommend tat? i m now compiling a list of nice food to dig out during my BKK trip end nov..
ok let's calculate this way, 254-60=194
60 is the bkk airport tax.
then -4 then =190. compared to the last time i took air asia which is 124. its slightly expensive by 66 but i still feel its quite cheap compare to no promotion. Mayb yah ling can advise.
I am still on hold now leh. cannot get hold of them.
hi dreamer, have u tried booking eastin from another website? i had booked eastin for my dec trip. tried booking on asiarooms.com but it was fully booked then i tried on directrooms.com and managed to book it.
i have just read from new paper 11 nov 06 mentioning that JJ market 500 stalls out of 1000 were ruin due to the contract thingy. I will be going to bangkok Jan but was worried about the market will it still be open by then... Disappointed just book tickets not even one wk and hear this kind of news...