Bangkok

ribenaberry

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Zenn, I am thinking of staying in a studio apt in Sukhumvit (havent confirm).

Taxi from airport
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If you are taking taxi from airport, go to departure hall to take the taxi. No queue, no airport tariff. Insist on meter and I heard there are no jam even if you do not go by highway. My last taxi fare from airport to Pratunam was 161B (with highway tariff borne by ourselves). My coming trip arrives in BKK in late morning, so intend to go by non-highway.

General taxi tips
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Before getting into the cab, insist on METER. We were @ MBK doing our last min shopping before we leaving for the airport. The taxi drivers outside MBK approached us to offer 500B, 400B, etc .. However we insist our stand and walk to get the taxi which ran by meter - 251B.

When taking cab, give EXACT fare. Otherwise, the driver may keep the change as his tips.

For those who are going as a group of 5, you can squeeze into 1 cab. I encountered a driver wanted to charge higher during the journey. We paid him by the meter, and gave him loose changes while quickly ran away.

Roadside stalls
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Have tried the roadside stalls opp MBK on our last day. Nice and cheap. No 'side-effect' thereafter.
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The sandwiches store located beside MBK BTS were nice. We tried all the 5 flavours * 12B each.

Thai Massage
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I luv thai massage. Paid 350B for 2 hrs @ Fortune City B1.

Day tours
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If you are interested in having some day tours, you can go khao San Road (backpackers area, also has cheap thai massages) for good deals.
 


melodie

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zenn, marilyn...

really nothing to see in town ah?

i thot thru'... might wan to stay 2 nights!

considering veranda resort & spa nw...
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fat

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Christine - Heard from my galfrens that Arnomo also not bad..at least the distance to the nearest BTS is shorter than from Amari Watergate. Arnoma is just direct opp World trade Ctr and besides Gaysorn Shopping Ctr too.....
 

caicai

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hi everyone , my flt to bkk will eta around 0030hrs (midnite)
is it safe to take the taxis from airport ? kinda freaky ? do they hv midnite charge or it is a flat rate ? can any1 advise on this ?
thanks
 

tupper_mum

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Caicai, if you are worry, you can get a limousine service at the airport which is safer however charges more. Think its about 700 baht for one way.
 

ribenaberry

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I have 2 $100 round-trip travel vouchers, which I forgot to utilise when I made the flight booking.

If there is any kind souls who would like to buy Jetstar Asia tickets, can you pls let me know so that I can make redemption of the vouchers?

The travel period is 4 Jan to 31 May 2006.

For more details, pls pm me. Thanks.
 

fat

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Hi Gintonic, my galfren juz went this year to get her wedding favours there too. You can try Chatuchak or Suan Lum Nite market. i also saw a shop selling juz all the wedding stuffs somewhere near Siam Sq but abit pricey lor...you can find the same stuffs in both market but in lower prices.
 

estben

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Hi paopei and mrc,
i am glad both of u received the maps. Happy shopping.

I hope that the map can help u plan your trips. My intension is to help all shoppers more convenient by having maps in hand for better preparation so that planning make smooth.......

Gintonic, for wedding favours yup chatuchak there are a few stores price reasonable. As i bought for my friends for wedding this coming Jan 21 as they got no time, a key chain its a XI one sided gold one sided silver comes with a bag around 10Bth each for 1000 pcs cos she and her sister in law friend share in quantity. Suan Lum, patpong and siam sq quite exp and not as much variety in chatachuk, like photo frame of a wedding bride and groom, pen with both the names........too many to describe in chatuchak. I hope my info do help u and all other brides to be
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ribenaberry

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Hi Esther, by preparing our own wedding favours, what kind of things can we exchange for with the restuarant/hotel, or will the restuarant/hotel reduce the cost (how much deduction per piece)?

Can you pls share with us a snap shot of the wedding favour u buy? Does the store pack the favours in carton and deliver to your hotel?
 

marilyn_chh

New Member
schnauzie,
you been to healthland spa right? try to go to their website but down leh..the place is operating or not? want to book now leh before i go BKK this saturday..

you happen to have their price list?? still wondering if i should go to bloomingspa (let's relax) or healthland..
 

schnauzie

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mrc, the site is up..i just checked: http://www.healthlandspa.com/home.html

no need to book now, u reach then ask the hotel to book also can. i walk in to the sathorn outlet without callin..the main room (350baht) need to wait for 20mins so we top up to 450 baht to use the private room. i love healthland, foot reflex, thai massage, v good n professional!
 

marilyn_chh

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somehow just can't go to the website..may be my company block it..weird man..

anyway, can provide the number to call? do you know how much a spa package say a bath and massage like there? the ambience good?

Thanks so much schnauzie!
 

sing_gunner

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Copy n paste the following:

For furthur information please contact us at
Health Land head office.

Address: 70/84 Soi Sutiporn
Prachasongkroh Rd.
Dindang, Bangkok 10400
Telephone: (662) 247 8620-8
Fax: (662) 247 8629
E-mail: [email protected]

Program: Milky Bath + Body Polish + Aromatherapy Body Massage *
Time: 3 Hrs.
Price: 2,400 Baht
* Available only at Pinklao.
 

marilyn_chh

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sing_gunner, cai cai and schnauzie,
thanks for the details..

still unable to go to the website. so, I will email them for the details and booking..
 

schnauzie

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mrc better check which outlet is nearest for u. i went to sathorn..10 mins drive from mbk..near lumphini..suan lum night bazaar there
 

weixiongy

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hello im new to this thread.
i am going to bkk on 20 Jan and would like some help from all the experts in here.
read that you all have a compilation of the nice place to visit and wat to do in bkk???
don mind sharing that with me coz i wanna fully utilise the time there. will be staying in baiyoke sky ^^
thanks alot in advance!!!!!
email: [email protected]
 

estben

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Hi all i get from my friend the XI picture and post it. ribena they don't pack and send to us in hotel cos it is quite light 1 normal plastic bag holds the 1000 keychains and pouch. There is 1 stretch of stalls that sell wedding favours. Many fanciful ones to choose from.

Ribena as for what to exchange with first and foremost u must know what they offer to the diff package. Maybe u can e-mail to me your query and i can share with u in details perhaps......
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Hi wxyang, infact in bbk all you do might only be shopping, praying and sightseeing......exchanging our culture and experience their lifestyle. Baiyoke sky is good, the rooms to service to breakfast.......all thumbs up! How many days are u going might want to focus 1 area by another? Need a copy of the map? Cos if we were to list u the places to shop u might not be able to plan it to cover all? I still have 3 maps left u can sms me at 9027 3388 if interested.
 

suetan

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wxyang> I went bkk in Jan 05, stayed at baiyoke suites. Lots of shops in the same building that sell women clothes. I enjoyed shopping there, but during weekdays. Weekend is hell, cos the patunam mkt packed with ppl n the the car can continue to move....
 

summersnow

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hi all,

can i juz chk this with u guys/gals? my colleague told me yest dat the patunam mkt is only open on fri to sun, is this true? kindly do advise me as i have not been to bkk for more than 10 years already and hence is very lost now. oso, is there any nite mkt or pasar malam near mbk/wtc area or than the suan lam nite mkt?
thanks for all yr assistance! all of u hv been a GREAT help!
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schnauzie

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esther ..the stretch sellin wedding stuff do u recall what is the section number? or near where? is it near the art gallery, pets corner or near the gardening corner?
 

aquarius_888

New Member
hi all

went to parkway parade to change thai bahts...it's 24.45 or 24.40 according to what my hubby told me.

So excited cos we are going next week.
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melodie

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esther, tks for the map... u're e best!
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i'm thinking of staying at either reflections hotel or majestic grande...

anyone tried either?
 

fat

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Christine - think it only open middle of the week to Sundays....base from my exp.

MRC - A fren of mine told me there is bathtub..actually if you want double sure, you can chk with your travel agent since if they do liaise with DMA Pavilion hotel. This Hotel also not bad...near Siam Sq but its situated behind lah....

Aquarius - Wow...leaving next week oredi!!!! Shiok rite! Anyway enjoy your trip!

Gals - another place you can consider to change your $$$ is in Suntec ( opp Watson ). Very good rates too....
 

summersnow

New Member
hi zenn,

not sure, dat's wat my colleague told me.

hi mrc, ka,
thks for the info! actually we wanted to go in feb, but two frens cannot mk it, so can only go in mar... still so long away hor? i cannot wait any longer... hw arh? i oradie started dreaming abt bangkok liao... heehee!
 

marilyn_chh

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zenn,
yap, got the info from another forum.. probably it's still opne but then many shops/stalls close bah..

KA,
yeah, i know DMA has bathtub for i think it's for deluxe and above room type..so, not sure if ours (superior room) has.

hi gals,
me leaving tomorrow..hehe...
 

aquarius_888

New Member
Hi Christine

For me is the one located at dunno level 6 or 7 of MBK...name is called Fuji something. They have many branches...think there is one at Siam Square. Cannot really remember but confirm have one in MBK.
 

marilyn_chh

New Member
christine,
me going too..heard the jap food is very reasonable there.. so, gonna check out the MBK branch since i'm going there for some shopping
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aquarius,
when are you flying?
 

aquarius_888

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hi MRC flying next Sat.
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Wanna go this week one but the hotel we wanted fully booked so postpone one week.
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You staying at which hotel? The Jap food is definitely reasonable! That time we ordered a lot of food (whole table full) for 4 paxs...bill came up to only $50plus.
 

fat

New Member
Christine - Think Aquarius have oredi ans your question...actually they have another name call Zen besides Fuji. I bet your hubby gonna love it coz good and cheap somemore.
 

summersnow

New Member
hi aquarius, ka, mrc,

thanks so much for the info! will definately go there! hehe, will be verie convenient for us since we staying at pathumwan princess hotel. can't wait to go... but there's still 2 mths away...
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bloomiey

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Zzz... Bad News from Today Straits Times.. No Bak Kwa from Thailand allowed to be brought into Singapore. Only little bit allowed for personal consumption.
 

lilybud

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May I join in this thread ? Thks

I'm leaving BKK tonight. Will be there until Tuesday. Staying at Novotel Siam Sq. Anybody stayed there before ?

I've heard a lot about the Oishi Jap Buffet. Heard that Oishi Grand at Siam Discovery is the most ex. There are similar Oishi buffet restaurants but cheaper ... not sure where .... heard they're very good too. Anyone been ?
 

marilyn_chh

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aquarius,
which hotel you're refering to? why dun you change hotel instead? must be very good hotel i guess?? :p

christine,
pathumwan pricess..wow, should be very nice..
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fat

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Lilybub - try the Jap resnt we mentioned above. Its call " Fuji....." located at MBK as well as Siam Ctr. The resnt outside ( Window display ), you will see a lot of bamboo sticks with leaves etc. Certain seats inside require you to take off your shoes wan.
 

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