Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Bangkok Day 3 of 4

On day 3, we woke up @ around 8.30am before we headed down to have breakfast at our hotel cafe. Nice buffet provided by Budacco.

After breakfast, we headed to Erawan Shrine.

This trip to Bangkok, we didn't have any itinerary printed out nor did we carry any travel guide books. We just followed wherever our heart lead us to. Of course, we did read up on the internet before we decided if we were going to any places.

I like such arrangements because for example when I want to visit a shrine, I will tell Xiaoxin and she will agree to go with me. Or when she says she's hungry, I know it's time to visit macdonald for her beloved Samurai Pork Burger meal.

Such free and easy trips are nice because there is no element of timing and thus, no arguments or disagreement. During this trip, we might have a few squabble over taking which transport mode but that's about it. No quarrels or disagreement. =)

After visiting the Erawan shrine, we headed to a less well known shrine to tourists - Chao Mae Tuptim. We choose to take a motor ride over there as we had never been on a Bangkok motorbike before. Hee.. It was a cheap thrill as we get to ride without helmets. Hee.. =)

If you need the location and how to go to this shrine, you are more than welcome to email me for it. =)


The shrine was originally dedicated to Chao Tuptim, a female animist spirit who people believe has been residing in the banyan tree next to the shrine for hundreds of years.


Years ago though, a woman came to pray at the shrine asking for help from Chao Tuptim because she couldn't conceive. Nine months later, she gave birth to a healthy son. She was so pleased with her child that she came back to the shrine and left a large wooden carving of a giant penis in thanks.

On our way to the BTS Station, we went to a Condo showflat. It was beautifully done up with a private lift for each unit.

Any developers or organisations willing to sponsor us a unit in Bangkok, we would be more than willing to blog about it for you! Hee.. =)

This time in Bangkok, my wife is such a nice girl. She did not shop at all. Usually, she would spent 3 full days at Platinum Mall but this time round, we were there for just 3 hours. Hee... But still, we had to collect our custom made orders from our previous trip.

So, when you are in Thailand, move your goods like the Thai people. Do I look like a local thai here? Hee... I think we have fully immerse ourselves with Thai culture.

Dinner was spent with the lovely Thai families of Chak Nu, Aunty Joy and Non. They treated us to a sumptuous dinner! Thank you! Kob Khun Karp!

We met this family just 3 weeks ago in Singapore and although we need to communicate through our translator, we still have a great bonding with them. Especially Chak Nu & Aunty Joy. When they invited us to their house, we did not expect them to give Summer and I each a gift that we would never forget this lifetime.

I do not know how to express my gratitude to her but all I can say is, we are indeed very very thankful to have met this family.

Chak Nu is of course taller than me! Hee... But we made him stand on the road while we stood on the curb. Hee... Else, I would have look really really short over here.. =)

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