Well, I got this pair of beaded flip-flops for just S$4!
I like this cute “Puma” t-shirt & bought it for my son. The letter “P” had been altered to “C”, which reads Coma with the Puma signature leopard upside down & bandaged. I got this for 100THB, which is less than S$5!
After MBK, Chris & I went over to Siam Square & I also got this lacy top for just S$10!! The trick is to bargain @ these 2 shopping areas.
Shop ’til you drop & explore the 10 facets of luxury, beauty, sports, hi-tech comm, lifestyle & dining @ Siam Paragon. MBK, Siam Sq & Siam Paragon are all within walking distance.
One of the must-buy stuff for S’poreans heading to Bangkok is lingerie. The Triumph & Warcoal brands are so much cheaper. Chris & I got ourselves a basket each & started loading our stuff. It was a fruitful trip.
We hopped over to Erawan area to have our dinner after shopping. I like this cozy & chic Thai restaurant, located on the 2nd floor of the Erawan Bangkok, famed for its traditional Thai cuisine complemented by refreshing beverages in a beautifully-appointed semi-casual setting.
The Erawan Tea Room, has panoramic windows overlooking the fascinating Erawan Shrine & they’ve a wide selection of teas from India, China, Sri Lanka & Thailand available for sale.
Chris & I both have big appetite. Besides my usual orders at this place, Chris added some too. We ended up with 7 dishes just for the 2 of us.
Nice Deep-fried Fish Fritters @ 150 THB. The Pandan Chicken is a smaller version. I like it because it’s not too chunky & big especially for ladies.
I wouldn’t recommend the Deep-fried Shrimp Toast @ 200THB. It wasn’t exactly what I’d expected. This toast was a little soggy & bland, so it’s out for me. The Galangal-flavoured Prawns in Coconut Milk @ 160THB is a must-have whenever I’m here.
Chris added Roasted Duck in Red Curry @ 190THB. I didn’t get to try as I don’t eat duck. She liked it & finished everything by herself.
We didn’t have enough of soup, so we placed another order. This time, a Tom Yam Kung @ 170THB. This is the 1st time I’ve tried this spicy & sour prawn soup here, as I've always ordered the coconut-based soup. It was just ok, not as rich as I’d prefer.
We intended to go to Lumpini Night Market after dinner but was shocked to learn that half the market stalls were already gone. Apparently, the Thai govt is making effort to close down this nite market. Left with no choice, we headed to Patpong instead.
The vibrant Patpong wasn’t so alive as before, or maybe I was already getting tired of the same old stuff selling there. Honestly, Patpong does have its fair share of shopping area other than being a sleazy place. If you're into "nite life" & fake goods, this is the place to go.
For those haven’t been to Patpong, the place is home to the city's most popular & renowned night market & it’s a just couple of blocks between Silom & Suriwong Roads, down from the Sala Daeng Skytrain Station.
Personally, of all the “markets”, I prefer Lumpini & Chatuchak. Much bigger with more varieties. Chris & I finished our stop @ Patpong in less than 15mins. We then decided to go for foot massage.
Green Leaf is located just below the Sala Daeng Station. The 1hr foot massage cost just 250THB & it’s open till midnite!
Before heading back to our hotel, we dropped by Häagen-Dazs to have our ice-cream before saying good-nite.
Read on for more dining & spa experience @ Summer Love In Bangkok. Or you may wanna check out my post on Laksa, Freebies Galore At Changi Airport before my departure to Bangkok!