I just came back fm BKK and I wld advise all to change money there. Before I left, most money changers here were only offering 23BHT but at the airport in BKK, they were offering 23.18. And I changed at Pratunam 23.28
Anyone can intro me more shopping mall beside the below shopping mall.. Anymore shopping mall is nice to shop
1) Siam Paragon
2) Central Plaza (which includes Central, Isetan and Central plaza shops)
3) Platinum Mall
4) Siam Square (opp siam paragon)
5) Siam discovery centre and siam centre nothing much but nice to see (more high end stuff)
6) gaysorn (high end stuff)
7) central chitlom (departmental store)
I just came back midnight, the rates yesterday at Pratunam is 22.98.
I have 2 pre-paid Happy SIM card to let go. 1 card still have around 26 baht and the other one dunno the amount cos didn't check. Expiry date is 8 Dec. Letting go both at $8.50(postage inclusive). Interested pls email me at [email protected]
if u book from asia room...there is a thai address there. Print 2 copies (cos u will need to give one when you are at the hotel. Alternatively, u can give that 1 copy to the hotel then take their "hotel card" at the reception.
To Samran, taxi around 350 baht. When from hotel to airport, it was 400 baht (included a trip from MBK to Hotel)
take a cab. Fare is around 330 - 400baht. So if the taxi drive say 400 baht for all (i.e. toll & the 50 baht service) take it. It's okay.
To Platinum Mall, take a cab. Should cost around 35 - 50 baht. The last time I drop off at Pratnum, cost me about 37 baht.
**At Samran, to catch a cab...best u cross over the other side. (i.e. when u leave the hotel, turn left...walk down, there is an overhead bridge to a 7 eleven...there also got pple sell sticky mango rice....easier to catch a cab) Be careful for the "tutu" drivers. There is a service staff there, a young man (more like 17/18 boy) he wears lipstick or whatever, but he is very++++ nice.
Print 2 copies of the address in Thai and the map.It should help.
Some taxis do not know the name of the hotel but they know how to read the Thai address. Airport to hotel is around 350baht onwards. So if they offer 400 baht + tolls, it's okay to take.
As for the condition of samran place, as mention several times, as long as you are not expecting 3-5 star standard, it is fine. Hotel is far better than First World Hotel in Genting. Bathroom includes bath tub.
Hi vine ... it takes abt 5-10 mins walk to the skytrain stn. Yup, I went chatuchak by skytrain too. Quite fast. I dun walk to MBK coz it just 2 station away. But u can walk if u want coz I walked fm Platinum Mall back to my hotel. Quite a long walk. =p
From airport to hotel - 350 bht & from hotel to airport - 300 bht. =) Enjoy ur trip!
How's their MRT? It's underground and so is it safe? I intend to go Suan Lum and travel by BTS then transfer to MRT. The BTS looks new and safe since it's skytrain. But for the MRT, is it similar to BTS? Kindly advise me. Thanks.
May I find out whether is Suan Luam Night Bazaar and Chatuchak market still around? I went to these two places in 2006 - since then, I heard news that these two places would be closed. I am heading for BKK in end April - yeah, just bought the tix under the Tiger Airways promotion.
hey sailor & march....we bot the tix under tiger promo too...going early apr as well....=)
march...when will u be going...im going on 06 apr morning flight....kekeke
any good hotel deals to share...im thinking of either samran place or baiyoke boutique hotel...as for CTC market....not too sure but my fren went in nov last year and it is still around....can consider pratunam area for shopping otherwise....malls + wholesale centres....dats wat i understand....=)
I normally go after breakfast around 9am. Some shops will be open liao. Got food around the area too.
Just tell cab driver Chinatown - Sampeng Lane (u can show them the map also). Oh, sorry the cab price is for Pratumna market..hahaa. I can't remember how much...but I think less than 100 baht by meter? *paiseh*