Bangkok Travel log 2012- Day 3 [Shopping, Health land massage & Chinatown]

23 May

Hello friends 🙂

Cheers to my day 3 post of my Bangkok trip (like finally). This post is mainly on the places which we went to shop and the food that we had. After all, most people come to Bangkok for shopping isn’t it, so how can we miss that most important part out right?

Rise & Shine and had breakfast at the hotel.

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Our first stop on the itinerary was to shop at Platinum Mall. It’s about 10mins walk  around from our hotel. And while walking, we will attracted by the fragrance of the fried chicken

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and decided to get one and try! If I didn’t remember wrongly, it costs about THB$30 (S$1.30)

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While walking towards the mall, we kind of got lost and decided to take a tuk tuk there.

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Finally here! Platinum Fashion Mall is about 7 levels and is divided into 3 zones. At the 7th level, it is where the food court and the accessories are sold. Do note that they are mostly wholesalers so the more you buy, the cheaper it will be. Usually if you get minimum 2 pieces of the item, you’ll get a slightly better offer. A heaven for people who love to shop!

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Just a shot of how it looks like inside the mall. I think we probably spent our 5-6 hours shopping in here and also more last-minute shopping on the last day. Do note that there’s a new wing for platinum mall, which I personally do not like it all at. The mall is new and clean but the service staff there are less friendly.

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For lunch, we had this very yummy wan ton noodles and pork intestines which my friend introduced. It is directly opposite Platinum Mall. And it looks like this.

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The wanton noodles

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And we ordered a plate of intestine to share. Really yummy as well.

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They cooked the intestine just right outside the stall.

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After that we headed for more shopping and had afternoon snack. My friend recommended the crepe that is located in the basement of Platinum Mall.

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Got a chocolate and banana crepe while my friend got donuts!

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On that day, we also booked for massage with Health land spa & massage (Sathhorn)- one of the more reputable massage parlour in Thailand. My friend didn’t like Thai massage so I opted for the Thai massage and my friends took the aromatherapy massage.

As we were running out of time, we wanted to take a cab there. Boarded on a cab and the taxi driver was so nice and he told us that there will be a massive jam on our way there and it will take like an hour ish to reach there so he dropped us at the BTS station and in the end we took to Chong Nonsi Station and asked around before reaching health land.

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I’ve got a room for 3 all for myself. Thai massage costs about THB$450 (S$18) for 2 hours and for aromatherapy massage, it costs about THB$850 (S$35) for 1.5hours. You can check out more of the various outlets here: www.healthlandspa.com

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I absolutely love Thai massage! Totally felt my muscles and body in relaxed mode after.

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And after massage, we hopped on a taxi and headed for Chinatown

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The busy street of Bangkok.

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Went to Chinatown for yummy seafood meal. There are many stalls selling seafood there. My friend recommended T&K seafood whose staff are in green colour.

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Really affordable and awesome yummy seafood!

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Look at what we ordered for the 3 of us!

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Veggies

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Crab Tang Hoon noodles Must order and try

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Very huge prawns

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Oyster with egg

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and mussels!

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All of that for the price of THB$1120 (S$46), can you believe it?

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After that, we walked down the street to get some local snacks home

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Some of the local snacks that I think it would be good to get is the pork floss, kaya/durian rolls is good too.

Look forward to my day 4 & 5 combine post where we went to terminal 21 mall, Siam night market, Siam paragon and then head back home! 🙂
After the Bangkok post, I will most likely post my Vietnam trip first (I’m so excited to share!) before posting my way overdue LEGOLAND experience in Malaysia and my Bintan trip.

So please look out for this space! Till then.

Love,
Raine Ong 🙂

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2 Responses to “Bangkok Travel log 2012- Day 3 [Shopping, Health land massage & Chinatown]”

  1. Lily La May 28, 2013 at 06:35 #

    Thanks for the follow! This post looks amazing. Thailand’s street food is definitely a worthy reason just to visit. Thanks for sharing!

    • travellingwithraine May 29, 2013 at 00:09 #

      Hi Lily, thanks for the comment and the follow as well 🙂 Your blog post looks awesome too. Looking at your posts just makes me want to visit Korea soon!

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