Bangkok is indeed a perfect holiday destination for us, Singaporeans. First of all, there are affordable flights on major carriers to the city, and even cheaper flights on low-cost carriers. Secondly, it’s not an expensive city. I can book a night at a 5-star hotel for less than $300 (including breakfast for 3). Thirdly, it’s an interesting city with great food, friendly locals and lots of family-friendly activities. 😀
That being said, we’ll be heading to Bangkok this month. When I told my friends about it, their first reaction was “Again? I thought you just went late last year?” Haha! 😆 Yes, it’s back to Bangkok again! This time, we’ll cover the places that we missed in our 10-days Bangkok Chiang Mai trip last year.
So, what’s in the plan for our 6-days Bangkok trip this time?
V suggested to stay at Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit again. We love everything about this hotel, including the perfect service and location, but I’d prefer to stay in another hotel for a different experience.
When I chanced upon Le Club AccorHotels Private Sales in March, I booked six nights at the 5-star Pullman Bangkok King Power for THB 22600. That’s S$950 for 6 nights (average nightly rate S$159 including breakfast). That’s a steal, isn’t it? 😛
The hotel is just a short walk from Victory Monument BTS Skytrain Station, and it has the largest infinity pool in Bangkok (I must check this out!). Additionally, it is right next to the King Power Duty Free Complex (yay to more shopping).
One of my favourite things to do in Bangkok is to go on a dinner cruise along Chao Phraya River. The 2-hour dinner cruise is very enjoyable (albeit the crowd) and I can never get enough of the beautiful night view along the Chao Phraya River. So this time, I’ve picked Shangri-La Horizon Luxury Dinner Cruise, and I’m expecting a more luxurious and unforgettable experience. 🙂
We’ve visited a lot of temples during our last trip, including those in Chiang Mai. Hence, we won’t be visiting any temples this time. Besides temples, Bangkok is also very popular for its floating market. Almost every traveller has a visit to a floating market on his first trip to Bangkok but I’ve never been to one.
I’ve read good reviews on the guided boat tour of Damnoen Saduak market. Thus, I’ve booked the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour (+ Maeklong Railway Market) half-day tour on Trazy. So look forward to my first floating market experience, and I’m sure Edison will love it too.
Now, there is one place that V suggested but I’m not so keen. Guess what it is? No prize for the correct answer LOL. The answer is Kanchanaburi! He wanted to visit the River Kwai, Death Railway and War Museum. I’m definitely not a history buff and I dislike anything that has to do with war. Moreover, it takes about 3 hours to get there from Bangkok. 🙄
But then, they kept persuading me to go. Both of them are keen to visit the historic sites of the Second World War in Kanchanaburi, so I gave in (no choice la!). Hence, we’ll be going on a full-day tour to River Kwai & Death Railway in Kanchanaburi.
Other places that we’ll be going is Hello Kitty Café, Chocolate Ville, Terminal 21, Central World (our favourite mall in Bangkok), and After You Dessert Café. I’ll share with you about these places when I return. Meanwhile, happy holidays to you! 😀