We then separated again. My hubby, me and ++ went to hotel to check in and had a little break there before we headed ourselves to Phatphong area. Ching's friend, Pui, drove us to Jim Thompson Cafe, somewhere around there to have dinner (local Thai food). My opinion was that.. the food was almost the same w/ the one served in Thai restaurant in Singapore =D So.. not very fantastic. But they served durian w/ glutinous rice for the dessert and it reminded me of the same thing that my father used to cook, he probably still cooks and eats it the way it is.
Finally we had our breakfast buffet at the hotel. We missed it in our first day. The food was nice and fresh. After having breakfast, my hubby and I browsed around the hotel area. We went to see the swimming pool, the pub near the pool, forest area, tenis court, spa, etc. Then we decided to go to Royal Palace to see how beautiful it is.. 'cos we feel like it's not complete to go Bangkok without seeing this place ^^ There is a dress code to enter in the place so my hubby and I changed our clothes then went there by taxi. The weather was really damn hot!!! But the place was very beautiful. It's designed in a very special way. It's very beautiful inside the temple of Emerald Buddha but we weren't allowed to take a picture inside. We went around the area that were opened for public.
And when we went out, there was someone who offered us to take tuk tuk and see few places for only Thb 20 per person. It was sound impossible and we were afraid of getting cheated, so we went away and decided to go to other places. But again, another tuk tuk offered us to Wat Pho (one of the place that we want to go) and he offered even a cheaper price, only Thb 10 per person. And since we haven't taken tuk tuk before since the first day we were there, my hubby agreed to take the service and for the first place, the tuk tuk driver brought us to see the 40m long of Buddha. We just entered in for a while to take pics then went off. This time, the driver brought us to 4 different stores before reaching the next temple. Wow.. we went round and round and all shops sell things that we didn't have any interest in, such as: gems shop, antics, textile, carpets, expensive hand made crafts, etc. We just went in to take a look then went out w/in 5 minutes. Then we knew that by doing so, the tuk tuk driver earned free gasoline from the shop. Haiyah.. wasting our time lehhh... we went for 2 hours and ended up only to see 2 places. The other place was Golden Mount. While the Wat Pho that I really wanted go.. we didn't even find it. He showed us the other place instead of that one =((
We went to Big C first (opposite of Isetan) to browse around their local shop and supermarket before went to Isetan to buy toys for my son. My hubby was looking for snacks/food but couldn't find the one that he likes. So we just walked around and went back to hotel by TAXI. We took a bath and rest.
We're supposed to go to Sky Bar and meet Ching there. But she was still busy w/ her friends and she asked us to go there ourselves, afraid that she'd be back too late. But I was quite tired after going around the whole day so I decided to just go to the hotel's bar downstairs, called Syn Bar. Only 4 couples including us there. But at least they have live singer. 2 women and 1 man. The woman didn't sing very well but it was enough to entertain us.
I tried their specialty drink, called Thailander. It was written mixed of tom yam thing and vodka. But after I tasted it, it doesn't taste like tom yam at all, but it does taste spicy. My hubby ordered Pinjata, mixed of Tequila, vodka, dragon fruit and pinneaple. Once my drink finish, I tried another one. Drink mixed w/ vodka, tamarind and passion fruit. So so lah.. hehehe...
We ordered finger food as well, spring roll filled w/ peking duck skin. I thought the skin was soft, but they actually deep fried it. The oil was not that fresh, got some smell in it. Not so impressive but we still enjoyed it, "have to" ;P I excused myself to the toilet and when I came back, I asked the waitress to inform the singer to sing a "Happy Birthday" song to my hubby who celebrates birthday on 27th.
So when the time turned to 12am, the band started to sing happy birthday song. My hubby who was very tired, singing along and then realised that he was the person that they're singing to. He was very surprised and happy... really didn't expect it at all.. hehehe... We stayed for a while after that then went back to our room for sleep.. zzz... zzz...
Finishing the massage, I was having another round of face treatment, which costs only Thb 250 plus mask (u.p. Thb 300-400), and altogether costs Thb 500. I was having it alone while my hubby browsed around the area. Once I finished, time had shown 2.15pm.
We hurriedly had our lunch at road side stall. We ordered 2 bowls of beef kway teow soup, spring roll, and something square looks like Indonesian martabak's egg plus 2 Thai iced tea. Total was only Thb 145 (around SGD$6.60) damn cheap!!!! We finished eating at 2.40pm and faster took taxi back to hotel.
Unfortunately the driver wasn't really familiar w/ the hotel so he brought us round and round plus traffic jam and we only reached the hotel at 3.45pm (we supposed to check out at 3pm). So once we reached, we went separately. I went to front desk to check out, while my hubby went up to our room and took our luggage. And when he went down, he told me that the hotel arranged a birthday cake for him in the room's table. But he knew that he wouldn't have time for it, so he just took pic of the cake.
Then we went to airport by taxi. Lucky the road wasn't jam and we took a highway that was no traffic jam at all. We reached the airport w/in 40 mins. We were still quite early to check-in and still had time to browse around inside the airport. Too bad the prices were very expensive inside there.. so we only saw and walked around without buying anything. The flight was at 6.15pm and everything was fine.
We reached Singapore at 9.15pm. I managed to buy a new taste of Absolut Vodka, which is Pears, and another one doesn't have any taste except vodka (50% Alc.) - Absolut 100. We reached home, unpacked things, etc. and I only managed to take rest at about 1am.
Overall I'm very grateful that we were fine and everything went well during the whole journey, most importantly of being safe and healthy. We also looked a bit here, tasted a bit there. Although the places we've been to were limited, we still satisfied w/ it.