Before the Chinese New Year coming, i decided to go to Bangkok for a short trip and of cause shopping! I supposed to go together with my good friend – Joey, but didn’t make it. So end up my darling accompanied me to go.
Whenever i go to Bangkok, i’d prefer somewhere more interesting, maybe a boutique backpacker place which is not too far from the city centre. My priority for my hotel room is clean and convenient! This time we stayed in First House Hotel.
First House Hotel located in Pratunam area. You have no idea, staying here is super convenient! believe me! This place is clean, comfortable and offer very good prices, breakfast provided and free wifi. For an internet freak like me, free wifi is extremely important! However, i am not so happy with the wifi here due to the weak connection all the time. Our room was clean with wooden floor (but it’s cleaner than those carpeted ones), clean toilet, hot water (weak water pressure, but it was fine), fridge, hairdryer, toiletries provided but I suggest you bring your own or buy at 7/11 just downstairs. Big bottle of water given everyday, TV with many channels, clean sheets and pillow, spacious room to put all your shopping stuffs, great location! McDonalds, 7-11 stores are just across the road. 5 mins walking distance to Pratunam Market, Platinum Fashion Mall, Shibuya, Big C and etc! For this trip, we did not take any public transport in the city except taxi to and from airport. We walked from hotel to Platinum Shopping Mall, Central World and Siam Paragon. Really near and convenient!!
One of the main purpose of coming here is praying. I knew tomorrow will be anti-government protest here so i after checked-in the hotel, we headed straight to The Erawan Shrine (Thai: ศาลพระพรหม, San Phra Phrom). It is a Hindu shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, that houses a statue of Phra Phrom, the Thai representation of the Hindu creation god Brahma.
The shrine is located by the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel, at the Ratchaprasong intersection of Ratchadamri Road in Pathum Wan district, Bangkok, Thailand. It is near the Bangkok Skytrain’s Chitlom Station, which has an elevated walkway overlooking the shrine. The area has many shopping malls nearby, including Gaysorn, CentralWorld and Amarin Plaza.
I wondered why everywhere are Teddy bear. Inside and outside of Central World, along the street of Siam Square Soi 5 and etc. Maybe it’s Teddy bear’s day or something like that? Anyway, i like soft toy (yea, i know i am like a small little kids.. :P) and obviously i am excited when i see those cute Teddy bears!
My Mr. S bought me to this lovely mango shop for dessert after a long walk. He was introduced by his Thai friends and this is his second time came to this shop. Please prepare to wait if you come here, due to the small seating capacity in the restaurant, it’s always long queue.
Tucked away at a corner of Siam Square Soi 5, Mango Tango is a small little dessert shop that specializes in mango dessert.
Prices stated clearly was in the shape of a Mango menu.
The rustic white walls with black graffiti and low hanging lightnings. Very tiny with a seating capacity of less than 20 people.
Mango Pudding + Fresh Mango + Mango Ice Cream (145 bath)
A heavenly combo to be shared!
Mango Thai Sundae (75 bath)
The rice was soft, moist and aromatic. The perfectly concocted coconut milk drizzled over the sticky rice made a whole thing perfect!
A mango a day keeps the doc away!!
Cute mangoes!! These are all fake mangoes ya. For deco purposes only.
This restaurant is very clean, and apart from their fresh juicy mango, the variety of mango desserts may also be the reason for the good crowd. For pricing, it’s very decent for their quality mango.
They do have branch at other places. Visit their official website for more information.
MANGO TANGO @ SIAM SQUARE
Siam Square Soi 5, Bangkok
Business Hours: 11:30 am to 10:00 pm
Tomyam Fish Noodle at the food court of Platinum Fashion Mall. So-so only. Very very little noodle.
Phat Thai. It was a bit sticky and tasted so-so.
Ham and cheese pretzel bites. Love it!
When come to Thailand, one mustn’t miss is to eat coconut ice cream! Unfortunately, this is not as good as the one i ate in Chatuchak Market.
I find that Thai people likes to add more ice into water. Haha!
This crepe stall is very popular! Located somewhere opposite Platinum Fashion Mall, beside main road. Easy to find.
Majority of restaurants closed very early due to protest. Initially we planned to go to AfterYou for dessert then nice dinner in Paragon. Unfortunately, the dessert shop is under construction. So ended up no dessert, no nice dinner!
The only place opened is this duck rice stall in Siam Paragon. We don’t like it. Too sweet!
Pomegranate drinks had become ubiquitous in Bangkok!
Siang Pure Massage Oil & Balm is a pharmaceutical composition of herbal medicines used in the daily self-medication to relieve tendons and joints. Each for 20 bath.
I like to buy this collagen drink when i am in Bangkok!! There are many type of collagen drinks selling widely in Bangkok. But i find this better as it is sugarless! This collagen drink can be found in most of the hyper market and 7-11.
For transportation: Our taxi fare from Dong Muang International Airport is 700 THB (Toyota Camry). From hotel to Dong Muang International Airport is roughly 400 THB. Van is available for large number of people which you can share the money with other pax so you can really save alot! Maximum pax for a van is 10 people. We shared with other 5 people (they are also going to the same airport), so altogether 8 people in a van included driver. So we only paid 340 THB for 2 person.