Bangkok Pattaya Trip Day 1

May 19th, 2011 by poobalan | View blog reactions Leave a reply »
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Managed to squeeze a short holiday to Bangkok and Pattaya (thanks Then) last month (no Internet, so that explains lack of activity on blog and social networks). Here’s the short and long of the trip:

Day 1 is basically getting to Bangkok from KLIA and nothing much to visit. Took a two-hour flight at 12.30pm and reached Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport (which looks similar as KLIA) at 1.30pm or so (Bangkok is (-1) hour from Malaysian time).

From Bangkok Pattaya Trip Day 1
From Bangkok Pattaya Trip Day 1

The trip to Bangkok centre took nearly an hour, traffic was not as bad (it was school holiday as well) as usual. Noticed that Bangkok looks clean. The people are similar to Malaysians (you have Malay and Chinese looking people), and the weather/environment/plants/cars/roads etc all look similar to Malaysia. In fact, if you don’t notice the signages and don’t hear the Thais speak, you’ll be thinking that you are in Malaysia. Oh, one difference – can see more dogs and also lots of non-halal food.

Our guide, Alex, warned that the weather is a bit unpredictable and that it has been very hot lately.

From Bangkok Pattaya Trip Day 1
From Bangkok Pattaya Trip Day 1
From Bangkok Pattaya Trip Day 1

Checked in to hotel at nearly 3.30pm since our tour group consisted of people from different packages. We stayed at Siam City Hotel at Si Ayuthya road. Early dinner at 6pm at a local restaurant. Met some of the other tourists – few elderly Chinese couple (some Malaysians and some who migrated to Australia). Later took a walk to Victory Monument roundabout (15 mins from hotel) just to see the city environment and after office movement.

From Bangkok Pattaya Trip Day 1
From Bangkok Pattaya Trip Day 1

Rest of the photos here:

 

Day 2 coming up next.

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