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Sensoji Temple, Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

We started our day by visiting the famous Sensoji Temple in Asakusa. On Nakamise road between the Thunder Gate and Sensoji Temple, there are so many souvenir shops as well as restaurants. We grabbed a quick lunch of curry pork rice, followed by shopping on Nakamise road. My mom did most of the shopping while I did the documenting of the surrounding. Then we went to Sensoji temple, paid respect to the god, and went for a walk towards Tokyo Skytree. It was quite a walking distance across the bridge over Sumida river. Fortunately there are plenty of vending machine around, so we bought drinks to quench our thirst. Read More

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Tokyo, Haneda Airport, Toyocho Station

I’m visiting Japan for the first time!

I stayed overnight at Changi Airport on Friday 18 July 2014, in order to catch early morning flight at 7.10am to Kuala Lumpur. I took Jetstar flight from Singapore, therefore I landed in KLIA at 8.15am. It took me 1 hour to get off the plane, cleared immigration, and took KLIA transit train to KLIA2. Upon reaching KLIA2, I had breakfast at Hometown Hainan Coffee, which has quite expensive food. Read More

Last day in Bangkok, Curry Crab, Don Muang

For our last day in Bangkok, we enjoy a slow paced day. We had breakfast in the hotel, packed our bags, checked out almost noon, took BTS to Siam, had curry crab for lunch at Somboon Seafood at Siam Square One. We also had duck web noodle at a chinese restaurant before taking BTS to Mo Chit Station. From Mo Chit, we took bus 29 to Don Muang Airport. At Don Muang, we had our dinner before boarding our flight at 18.20 pm. We arrived at Singapore at 9.40pm.

Curry Crab from Somboon Seafood Restaurant

Date visited: 14 July 2014

Bangkok Wat Arun, Mookata, Baiyoke Sky Hotel

We started our day quite late today. We had breakfast at hotel and a short swim in the swimming pool. We then took BTS to Saphan Taksin. The ferry is just outside BTS station. We bought the day pass of the Chao Phraya Tourist Boat for 150 baht. The waiting time was quite long, however the tour guide instruction and the map were very clear. Our first stop was Grand Palace. However, after realising that Grand Palace was so huge and the admission was quite expensive (400 baht), and it was already 2pm and our boat only operates until 5pm, we decided to give Grand Palace a miss. We then took the boat to Wat Arun and spend some time exploring the area. About 4.30pm, we left Wat arun and went back to Saphan Taksin. Read More

Ayutthaya Temples, Bangkok, Chatuchak Weekend Market

We started our day with a bowl of boat noodle for breakfast along Naresuan Road. We rented bicycle for whole day from our hotel, and we were making our way to Wat Maha That when we spotted boat noodle stall. In Wat Maha That, we witnessed the famous Head of the Sandstone Buddha Image. From there, we continued to Wat Phra Ram and witnessed elephants on the way. After that, we went to Wat Phra Si Sanphet. It happens that 11th and 12th July are Thailand’s national public holiday, related to religious event, therefore all the temples admissions are free of charge in Ayutthaya. At the same time, all shops are prohibited from selling alcohol. Read More

Visiting Ayutthaya via Bangkok

So I’m back again in Bangkok after 2.5 years! This time, I’m travelling to Ayutthaya as well. Me and my travel partner will spend 4 days in total. Our journey started early morning of Friday, 11 July 2014. Our flight was scheduled at 10.55 am from Singapore and we arrived at Bangkok Don Mueang Airport at 12.20 noon. Read More

Bangkok Central World, Pratunam Market, Meeting with Family

On the last day of my solo trip, I decided to stroll further to Central World. I was greeted by crowd of decorations for the new year celebration. From Central World, it’s pretty easy to walk to Pratunam Market. Read More

Museum of Contemporary Art Bangkok and Jim Thompson House

The train arrived late in Bangkok, therefore I had breakfast on the train, and it feels good.

Upon reaching Hualamphong station in Bangkok, I took public train to Siam, and then walked to Lub d Hostel. I was lucky because I walked in and there is available bed for me for the night. After checking in, I took shower in their clean and comfortable toilet. My friend recommended this hotel to me and I must say that the location is very good. I can easily walk to Museum of Contemporary Art Bangkok and MBK. Read More

Christmas and Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai

We started our Christmas day with magnificent view from the camp site. Clouds in front of our eyes and beautiful sunrise. It’s beyond magical. Read More

Camping in Huai Nam Dang Chiang Mai

My original plan for Chiang Mai was straight up: temples and old town. However I was so blessed to have met my friend and to have them accompanied me in Chiang Mai because I get to visit places I never thought I would have visited otherwise. Read More