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Erawan Shrine

Traveling to Bangkok twice a year's like a ritual for me. Most Singaporeans visit Bangkok for nightless shopping, and dirt-cheap good food. As much as I try to promise myself never to succumb to the temptation of a weekend of shopping in Bangkok, my sinful girlfriends would always lure me into covet ;)

On the 2nd last trip there, thank God I had the opportunity to visit some touristy spots other than the shopping malls and night market. I went to Wat Pho to see the temples, and had a fun shot at having my fortune told. I'd hope to believe what the fortune teller said about me being to live til 87 is true, that way I could enjoy traveling a for a little longer.

Sad for anyone living in there

I visited the Royal Palace as well, and my eyes blurred at the amount of gold and stones used to construct the palace. It was fun though.

I had my first try at traditional Thai cuisine, and it was not as spicy as I feared it to be. I kinda start liking Thai food now. Just as long as Tom Yam Kung's not in the menu.

I tried the motor taxi for the first time and I love it. Being bad influence, I nagged at my friend to take the first motor ride in her life. I love the breeze and speed. I wish I get my bike license soon someday. Maybe in a foreign land without my mum's notice ;) I tried the public bus too... although it was an absolute risk for there were no indications in English to where the bus would take us too. I was amused how we had to pay the fare to a bus conductor, and how she would whack anyone with her bamboo tray if they refused payment.

Bangkok is good fun. A place to visit at least once in your lifetime. Just to get amazed by how cheap shopping could get, get a painful ass with too much chili in the food, jeering at the silly 'ladyballs', and on a more positive note, checking out the wonderfully crafted temples and palaces.

newtampo says:
Glad you like here, bkk. :)
Posted on: Apr 26, 2007
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Erawan Shrine
Erawan Shrine
Sad for anyone living in there
Sad for anyone living in there
Taking a picture of each other tak…
Taking a picture of each other ta…
Elephants on the street, sad
Elephants on the street, sad
Business-class tuk tuk =)
Business-class tuk tuk =)
Lady with Balls
Lady with Balls
She was trying to catch a shot of …
She was trying to catch a shot of…
Jaynes virgin motor ride
Jayne's virgin motor ride
Princesses in Palace
Princesses in Palace
The Royal Palace
The Royal Palace
The Long and Endearing Ride to Wat…
The Long and Endearing Ride to Wa…
Worlds Longest Buddha
World's Longest Buddha
Buddhas Huge Feet
Buddha's Huge Feet
I Love Ferris Wheels!
I Love Ferris Wheels!
So much food for so little!
So much food for so little!
Whats that behind?
What's that behind?
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