Saturday, October 19, 2013

Spring @ Jeju-do Part 1

Visited Korea earlier this year, never had the time to blog about it, suddenly feels like sharing my tour to one of the most beautiful island in the world, Jeju Island, it has been selected as the 7 wonders of the world.

We hired Mr. Won's service as our tour guide around Jeju island. Excellent service I would say, he was highly recommended by a lot of bloggers or trip reviewers when we were doing some research on tour guide service in Jeju. He can speak english, mandarin and japanese. He is a very friendly person and we really enjoyed our time in Jeju with him.

Mr. Won's contact number, he can also be contacted through whatsapp, kakaotalk or viber

I love flowers, Sakura everywhere~ It's Spring!!!
Mr. Won purposely brought us to this university to take photos with sakura trees~~

Sakura trees all along the road, such a beautiful view
Canola flowers

Beautiful canola flowers are just everywhere

 Teddy Bear Museum - A great place to visit if you are a teddy bear fans

Teddy bear band~

Teddy bears from all around the world

Teddy bear miniatures

Trick Art Museum - Camera click click click~~~

somebody save me please~~~

I'm a giant bitch... LOL

Lunch of the day - Abalone Porridge and Fried Fish 

Thanks Mr. Won for recommeding this place to us, the food is awesome!!!!!
Jusangcheolli Cliffs - Overcrowded with tourists (Admission Fee - 2000 won)

Amazing right? But the place was overcrowded when we were there, didn't even manage to pose with the view
Secret Garden Filming Spot (Free admission)

It's the place they filmed secret garden!!! Can't recall what's the name of the hotel, it was not in our plan, but it was really near to Jusangcheolli cliff, Mr. Won told us about this place so we decided to drop by :)

It's the bench that they kissed!!!
Jeongbang Falls - Waterfall that falls directly into sea (Admission Fees - 2000 won)

Cheonjiyeon Waterfall - Breathtaking scenery (Admission Fees - 2000 won)

Amazing views, while we are on our way walking towards the waterfall

That's a wrap for Day 1!!!!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Maeklong Railway Market and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Elephant Camp

Follow up with my previous post on my experience with Bangkok Beyond Car Rental Service, we hired their service to bring us to the famous Maeklong Railway Market, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market as well as the Damnoen Saduak Elephant Camp.

Maeklong Railway Market
One thing about visiting the railway market, you don't want to miss the train for the world. According to our driver, he said the normal schedule for the train to pass by the railway market is 8.30am. However, the train in has never been on time. So, the driver came and pick us up at 6.30am. We reach there after 1 hour ride, we got lucky that the traffic was not bad at all~

So, here we are in the Maeklong. Nothing much to see actually, all we were doing was taking photos and waiting for the train to come.


The market become more and more crowded when it's approaching 8.30am

Finally, here comes the train at 9am.....

Finally, here comes the train~ after 1.5 hours wait :)
Fascinating, I wonder if we can experience this in any other country. It's so amazing that how the locals keep all their stuff right before the train came and rearrange it right after the train pass by

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

A must-go tourist spot in Bangkok...

wohoo~~ starting our boat ride :)

the price of the stuff along the "river" were all hiked up, it's really not wise to get any souvenir there. But you can try out the food there, I found that it's quite interesting to have food inside a boat, I tried the mango pulut, coconut drink, pad thai, as well as soup kuey teow (can't recall the name in thai), they pass you the bowl to eat inside the boat, and after you finish, the boat driver will bring you back to the same place to return the bowl, I was wondering how they gonna collect the bowl from us earlier... haha

jam in a "river"

very expensive~~

nyum nyum~

After the trip, we take a walk around the Damnoen Saduak market, and we found this place called Paew's Souvenir, everything here is fixed price, it basically has everything that you have seen from everywhere around Bangkok. The price is very very cheap, when we compared the items to what we have bought before at other tourist spots, only we realized the real price of the souvenirs.

Definitely the best and highly recommended place to buy souvenirs.

Damnoen Saduak elephant camp

wohoo~~ my first ever elephant ride

jungle trekking ?? :D

The elephant rider suddenly brought up a box, trying to convince us to buy some souvenirs from him. According to him, he need some extra money to feed the elephants... sigh~ he make this pity face which made me and my sister can't resist but buy a bracelet from him at 300baht... But I really like the bracelet though... hehe

We took another 2 hours to get back to Bangkok due to the bad traffic, really thanks to our driver for his service all day long :)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Chinatown @ Bangkok

Right after visiting Terminal 21, we head over to Hua lampong station through Metro in order to get to Chinatown (Thanon Yaowarat).

@ Asok metro station
I thought that I could get there by walking, but figured that it would be a bit dangerous to walk at night. We plan to get there by taxi but too bad we din manage to grab one. So, we end up to get on a tuk tuk who plan to charge us for 100 baht for the trip, which is clearly overpriced. But we have to accept it since we were all famished.

On our way, the tuk tuk tried to convince us that Chinatown is not opened and want us to go to another night market instead!!! This is the 2nd time in Bangkok that someone tried to trick us that some popular tourist spot did not open. The driver keep telling us that chinatown is not opened on Sunday. And we were almost fooled as along the way, all the shops were closed, I really thought I did not do enough research and Chinatown is really closed.

 He stopped a distance away from Chinatown and claimed that we were already there. We almost asked him to turn around but luckily I managed to spot Chinatown from far and insist that we will walk there.

Finally~ Chinatown!!!

Anyway, the main purpose for me to be here, no other than having dinner at T&K Seafood restaurant. The place is so crowded. You need to get a number and wait for your table. We waited for like half an hour. Anyway, it's so easy to order food over there as the staff can speak mandarin and a little bit english too.

Full house~~
T&K Seafood, the menu~
Menu, written in 3 languages
Fried chicken for my sister

forgot what fish is this, recommended by the staff there, yummy~

Curry Prawn, I wish it could be spicy

The food there is really delicious and more importantly, cheap!!! All of these with drinks and white rice only cost us 1000 baht!! Totally love it.

After that, we went for massage!!! oh my god, I miss my life there. We went to this place called Dr.Reflexology which is just opposite side of the restaurant.

Enjoying the foot massage :)
We left chinatown around 10.30pm and grab a taxi to get back to the metro station. It only costs us 40baht, was cheated by the tuk tuk driver :(

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Bangkok Beyond Car Rental Service

Just to blog a little bit on my experience of using Bangkok Beyond car rental service, as per promised.
Maeklong railway market, damnoen saduak floating market is actually quite far from the bangkok city. With the congested traffic, i really do not want to take my chance of taking public transport to get there. I figured it's going to take forever.

So, I've been researching on the available car rental service in Bangkok. Bangkok Beyond quoted 3950 baht for our day trip to railway market, floating market and also to the elephant camp. We think that the price is quite reasonable after doing some comparison. We chose Bangkok Beyond in the end as they are able to provide discounted fares for our boat ride in floating market as well as elephant ride. 

For boat ride, it's 800 baht per boat (6-person boat), and 500 baht per person for the elephant ride. Just some extra information, while i researching, quotation that I get for boat ride, it goes from as low as 400 baht per boat up to 650 baht per person!!! So, a tip, just keep asking around for quotation until you found the best option.

Anyway, our driver provided a really good service. He showed up on time, being really patient with us who spend a lot of time shopping. He even bought water and some little snacks for us along the way.

The whole trip starts from 6.30am until 3pm in the afternoon.. I would rate 5 out of 5 for the service provided.

For those who interested for the service, you may visit their website for more details:

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Terminal 21, Shopping All Around the World

Terminal 21, a shopping complex located in Sukhumvit, Bangkok. I would say it is one of the must visit shopping mall in Bangkok. However, instead of shopping, I think most of the people will take most of the time taking photos instead. Everywhere in this shopping mall is a photo spot.

Each floor in Terminal 21 represents a city, from Carribean, Rome, Paris, Tokyo, London, Istanbul, San Francisco and Hollywood.

Entering Terminal 21
Statue everywhere, must be in Rome!!!
Ready to cycle?

Departing to Istanbul!!! Love the departure and arrival gate at the beginning and the very end of the escalator.
What I loved about this place, not just the shopping area, even the toilet was designed in a way to match the theme. Even the staffs, may it be security guards or cleaners, they have a different uniforms in different levels.

Carribean style washroom
Washroom in Istanbul


Red telephone booth - London!!!

Oscar statue - Now I'm in Hollywood!!!

With Buzz~~ :D

How to get there: Take BTS skytrain to Sukhumvit or MRT to Asok Station