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Kicking off year 2013 with a meaningful start by starting to do charity with McD. Was given the opportunity to stand right in their operating kitchen to help out and also to make the customer waiting longer with our inexperience yet challenging to work in the Kitchen to serve the waiting customer. The charity event took place at McD Kota Damansara on 19th and 20th January 2013 to raise proceeds for more than 60 local charity homes.

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WE are here early before the lunch crowd on the weekend. . .

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The banners are all posted in all McD outlet accross Malaysia on that weekend.

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One unique thing about this outlet is that, this McD have McCafe in it. When I was in Australia, McCafe is all available in most of the McD outlet and in Malaysia is only on selected outlet at the moment as they have plans to expand it further to more outlets soon.

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Coffee and cakes are available. .

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Coffee in McCafe are pretty decent as price are reasonable too.

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We were firstly brief by the outlet manager on the procedure of the whole kitchen operation, on how the counter punching in and to which burger line that will start preparing the burger first. This remind me of a game Burger Rush or something like that that every burger creation are in order.

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They event have mini flipcharts for staff that are new in the kitchen to get easy understanding.

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I just love their sauce can that located on top. Every click is the right amount of sauce being put onto.

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Then comes to the beef patty griller. Look at those juicy yummy slices that been take out from the pan . .

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Kitchen operating crew is very effective as every one know where their bay is and their job scope to make it efficient. We were told that to get the whole process from burger right to waiting customer the whole experience should be less than 3 minutes. That’s why its known as Fastfood!

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We are all getting ready and excited to be hands on the war zone. We were told that we have to wash our hand for 30 seconds for hygiene purpose and also have to wash again every one hour.

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Are you ready to eat our own made burger? 😀

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Before we start, we camewhore abit with Anna and Benjamin

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Since this would be our first experience in the kitchen, we are given a easier task, instead of making Big MAc with 3 layers we go for the easiest and also their charity product for that weekend. Prosperity burger that we will be handling.

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So we were given 1st round of demo before we being. Bread toasting machine ..

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Follow by adding on 10 slices of onions – yes .. that specific on the supervisor but sometimes it may be more or maybe less depends on the staff experience. Then grab the slices of meat in the gravy and top on, pack and ready to go out to customer.

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We were told that, every order came in, there are 2 lane in the burger production area. More experience staff will be place in line 1 is also known as priority lane, or fast lane. Line 2 are more for training staff as when line 1 are filled with order then it will flow to line 2 automatically to cut short customer experience in waiting.

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Follow by we have our hands on with supervision on second round. .

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and jeng jeng jeng. . . we are all by ourself on making burger. Its fun to work in here yet its a bit challenging when lunch crowd is huge and you make the line jam.

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follow by Benjamin . .

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After 1 hours in kitchen, we are out to enjoy our Prosperity set.

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Available in 2 types, chicken and beef. I used to eat beef when comes to prosperity burger set. This round decided to try out chicken and to my surprise, Chicken taste much better than beef. Black pepper taste is pretty strong to my liking and slight spicy. On that weekend, every prosperity set sell throughout Malaysia McD, RM1 will be donated out to selected charity homes.

It was a great experience to be able to assist in the kitchen and also learn that its not easy to handle all that. It definitely look easy but when you hands on, its different story.

If single patty is  not enough for you, then now Double Prosperity is available for you.

Every year, some of my friend are looking forward for their prosperity set from McDonalds . This special limited edition burger had gain its popularity since 1994 and capture some of its loyal fans throughout the years. This limited edition burger is also only available in Malaysia back in those days and not only that, it has been so successful that countries like Singapore and Hong Kong have followed suit, serving the McDonald’s Prosperity Burger in its restaurants to a growing number of fans around the region.

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The McDonald’s Prosperity Burger consists of meat patty made with 100% beef. Dipped in a signature black pepper sauce layered with crunchy slivered onions and tucked in warm sesame bread, all it takes is a single bite to discover the great taste of the McDonald’s Prosperity Burger. Also, complete your prosperous meal with the deliciously seasoned Twister Fries and the refreshing Prosperity McFizz. McDonald’s Prosperity Burger is available for a limited time only, from 26th November 2012 to 17th February 2013.

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Every year, comes to any big festive season, its actually time to give back some to the community known as ‘Prosperity Gives Back’ . As for this year, which is the 3rd year and in conjunction with the 20th Anniversary of the Prosperity Burger, the prime franchise in Malaysia is dedicating 19th and 20th January 2013 to raise proceeds for more than 60 local charity homes.

Not only that, the word ‘PROSPERITY’ stands for 10 values that McDonald’s holds dear, ” Happiness, Friendship, Love, Satisfaction, Peace, Abundance, Sharing, Family, Affection and Joy”. Prosperity Gives Back marks the first 2013 community initiative by McDonald’s to touch as many lives, as far reaching as possible across the nation. On these 2 days, RM1 will be donated to the ‘Prosperity Gives Back’ campaign with every purchase of a Prosperity Meal.

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Nicholas Ong, radio announcer of OneFM; Melati Abdul Hai, Head of Marketing for McDonald’s Malaysia; Phat Fabes, radio announcer of FlyFM; Sarah Casanova, Managing Director of McDonald’s Malaysia and Regional Manager of McDonald’s Malaysia & Singapore, Leya, radio announcer of HotFM

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The campaign comes with a  huge success that help many of the center.

“Thanks to a generous donation from McDonald’s Prosperity Gives Back program, we were able to settle a significant portion of our expenses including the deposit and rent for our premises, at a time when we were in a desperate need for funds. This timely contribution ensured that the folks under my care continued to have a place where they could call home,” said Norma Safa, caretaker of Nur Home for the Disabled.

Log on to www.mymcd.com.my/prosperity to read stories of true ‘PROSPERITY’ shared by our fellow Malaysians.

Find out more about McDonald’s Prosperity Gives Back Campaign and the Prosperity Burger on http://www.facebook.com/My.McDonalds

Be part of the Prosperity Gives Back movement on the 19th and 20th January by purchasing your favourite peppery treat at the nearest McDonald’s counter.

I will be there at Kota Damansara Outlet. See you on the date if any of you pop by.

One thing I love about Bangkok is not only their transformation on public transportation that enable us to access conveniently to many places is that they have all this pedestrian walkway connection all malls and many other main spots as even it rain on that day, we are still able to walk to quite a distance to reach our destination instead of stuck in the mall itself or have to take cab while we are heading to this Taling Pling Thai Gastro Cafe.

I really wish that my country have this that can make the business grow also. Something  similar like Hong Kong. All acess to many malls and public transportation with shades.

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Okay, after we head a very heavy lunch steamboat buffet (click here) we walk and shop for the last round before we are heading back as Day 3 we had shop quite alot too (click here on shopping destination in Bangkok)

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As night proceeds, went back to hotel, shower and came back to this area again as to meet Goft for dinner. She wanted to bring us to another restaurant which is her favourite that often she brings her client to dine there, one of the reason is that after the dinner she wants to bring us to eat the best Mango desert and also to new sky bar around the area.

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Shopping mall area around Central World that easily have at least 3-5 malls around that area.

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As evening process when we came back to the same area, we were a bit suprise as now it is packed with street hawker as right outside this nice mall, there’s lots of food there you can hunt for. .

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To all the girls, this is a must go Shop NARAYA, which is a famous local brand to alot of foreigners on its design and the main attraction was the price is CHEAP! some girls shop and end up with a few basket. That’s Crazy!! No doubt that the design is nice that suits all ages and its cheap.

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This is the restaurant that Goft want us to dine in, Taling Pling. A restaurant with solid reputation on its home cook style food that offers customer to dine in a very comfort contemporary experience.

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The gastro cafe  is painted in black n red, turns out the colour to be pretty nice.

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Its a thick menu book and best of all, all dish comes with pictures even though IF its written in Thai I have no problem on pointing. Of course the menu do have english translation. Price is very reasonable or on the cheap side for this kind of ambiance.

We do not know what we have order again Goft is incharge of our food menu again.

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Preparing money to pay off the meal . .

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Been walking all day long, all of us need coconut juice to cool our body down . .

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all hungry and waiting for the food to arrive. . .

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I have big problem on getting the food names and price now as I have lost the receipt .. .

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This is one of a must order dish. Do not really know what its called but it have well balance taste.

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This tomyam is towards more sourish and the fiery red is just a colour. . .

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Tomyam is our favourite as its spicy, a bit milky taste, something more unique to us.

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Morning Glory Salad – stir fried vege along with prawns. Perfect to go along with rice, as some veggie had been deep fried then top on top.

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Spicy Squid, chewy and its fresh, sour at the end and fine chopped chili add the extra spice and minty taste .

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Pineapple fried Rice

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‘Stir fry morning glory with garlic, chilli and oyster sauce’ @ 95 Baht

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As walked in to the outlet, I saw the desert and cakes are pretty tempting and decided to order after we are so full. Told the rest how can we come here dine and walk out without trying off their desert.

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Overall the food is good, as what Goft mention. Quality is there and prompt service from the crew. Price are very reasonable and if you would want some where clean with nice ambiance to enjoy pretty good Thai cuisine, no doubht that this is one of the restaurant to recommend.

On the down side is, don bother to try on the deserts or maybe I just had tried better ones before during my stay here.

Apologize on the lack of dish name and price.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10,  Recommended~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Locations:
Taling Pling Thai Gastro Cafe
3rd Floor Atrium Zone, CentralWorld

Operation Hours: 10 am-10 pm.
Tel:+66 (0)2 613 1360-2

Nearest BTS: Siam and Chidlom

Tel: +66 (0)2 613 1360.

Right after floating market, and before hitting to Pattaya Night Life, Nancy is the one that actually came to Bangkok many times and she highly recommend us to visit this restaurant which is made of condom. . YES!! you heard it right..Condom, as actually its some of the mannequin that filled with full condom decoration like clothes and others. Bangkok Trip.

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In the first plan, we are suppose to head to Condom & Cabbage, Bangkok as we have very tight schedule so we slide it and decided for Condom & Cabbage Pattaya instead as the have totally different environment compare to the one in Bangkok.

Let me tell you why Nancy highly recommend this restaurant is because of a reason. This restaurant promotes health and safety use of condom in sex life by fun and amusing manner and not only that as ALL the proceeds from the restaurants are used to fund the social development programs of PDA. So, that is why so Nancy insist us to come.

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One thing which is very different compare to Bangkok that to head to the restaurant, you have to walk thru this mini garden trail for 2 minutes that is dimly lit up and its fun to have something different where by usually the restaurant you go, is right at your door step!

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You will go thru a few sections of the garden till you reach this huge and spacious Tropical Jungle area as actual fact, this restaurant is sharing a garden with this beautiful resort.

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So as you reach, you will be greeted by this 3 person wearing condom all over their body.

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Then as the waitress guide us to the main dining area, we are suprise on how big this area is, as this section is on the upper deck of the hill side where by you can choose to be on top of the hill that over look the sea or head down there next to the sea . . .

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Of course we choose head down there to be next to the sea . . and it seems pretty occupied. Its really a huge restaurant on a jungle style.

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As we hike down, there are a few more tiers like another 2-3 more sections besides the upper deck.

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All of us tired + hungry + sticky and grateful to be seated down at the moment at this beautiful area. One thing we find that, if you come here around sunset, I am very sure that its going to be a very beautiful place. If you do have a chance to stop by here, please do so during sun set and tell me how it feels. . 😀

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You will be very surprise on the variety of the menu they are offering and not only that, its the pricing the most important and we thought that we might got ripe off in such a pleasant dining ambiance but we are wrong!!!

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This fried prawn fritters are perfect, crispy on inside out and the prawns are very fresh. Dip it with the thai chili sauce to make it more perfect.

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Mix Veggie that are in plain fried yet it goes along very well with white rice. Simple and aromatic!

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Green Curry Prawn, as the prawn is fresh with solid in meat and a bit coconut milky that is not too spicy, mild and the taste is totally very different from the one available in Malaysia as theirs is a bit sweet too, Mix with rice make it flood, perfect!

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In Thailand of course you must not miss Tomyam but in this restaurant we tried out 2 different version of tomyam, one which is similiar like Malaysia Style Spicy tomyam (Tomyam Talay) @ @ 200 bhat. Its cook to perfection that its spicy, abit sour and sweet in taste because of the seafood that cook along.

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To compare of course this Tomyam Prawn @ 200 bhat, stoods out to be better as the clear version of tomyam which lean towards more on sour spicy that the after taste kicks in after you drink it which is a bit more challenging and very nice in taste!

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I always love Phad Thai Gung Sod @ 90 bhat, therefore come here also will not miss, fried with wok hei, noodles are quite sticky and squeeze along with lime and mix everything together, is how the way they eat it. Taste Fairly good but it leans towards a bit more on the sweet side.

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Basil Chicken is another great dish that cook till the flavor absorb to the meat, which is not too dry, with the sauce that they use that  pairs very well with the flavor. I don like Basil but this taste pretty good.

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Pandan chicken is nothing special just that the sauce is very good, sweet in the first taste spicy at the end!

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This is another challenging dish, looks simple but use the pork and dip along with that bowl of sauce, super spicy as you do not feel it at first as after a few more pieces of the meat with the sauce, your whole tongue gets numb, as the challenge is we just cant stop eating, as it taste sooooo good!

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Stir Fried Chicken with nut and dry chili, something also not to be miss.

One thing, as we are super full from so many dishes and the total bills comes to about 2236 bhat which surprise us alot! Its a cheap bill we would say. Food here is good, and well price, so do not miss if you do come to Pattaya!

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As we walking out, we love the sign that place around the garden’s . . Just suitable to be use locally .. 😀

Location:
Cabbages & Condoms Resort & Restaurant (Pattaya)
366/ Moo 12 Phra Tam Nak 4 Road,Nangprue
Banglamung,Chonburi 20150

Tel:(038) 250556-7

Website: www.pda.or.th/restaurant/

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After satisfying lunch, so we went to check in our hotel which is very late and long day hectic travel day we have and they all were cursing me why plan till so hectic as I said, its a short trip so have to fully utilise it. Kekekeke .. .

I have to thank Goft for helping me to arrange this superb accommodation as this Grand Hotel Pattaya which is smack right in the middle of Pattaya hottest night life street! Scroll further down to check out the street! Its a 3 minute walk out from the hotel to reach the busiest night life street.

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We check into our hotel as we book 2 rooms, my room which is the biggest more like a family suite that have a huge living room + 2 bedroom that comes with queen size bed each which is a Family Room.

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Huge room that comes with a toilet each so need not cramp for toilet on the next morning.

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All basic necessity is provided. After a quick refreshment and we quickly head out to our next destination which is :

Location:
103 Moo 10, Soi 14 Walking Street
South Pattaya, Pattaya City,
Chonburi, Thailand 20260

Tel: 66-38-429-696

Website: www.grandhotelpattaya.com

email: [email protected]

 

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Hard Rock Hotel that most of them wanted to get the merchandise and end up they did.

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All of them got a bag each and only me and Steven did not because don have our size and their size is pretty odd that M and L are quite huge in difference.

Location:
Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya
429 Moo 9, Pattaya Beach Road,
Cholburi 20150, Thailand

Tel: +66 38 428755-9

Website: pattaya.hardrockhotels.net

Rooms Reservations: [email protected]

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Next of course we head to the most happening street in town, which is Walking Street Pattaya. Walking street is the most famous street in (soi) Pattaya that host many good bar, clubs, strip club and many more. Some people rate this street as one of the most exciting street to look for fun that with 1000 meter long of fun street as besides bar there are also places like Gogo Bars and of course hostesses. You will surely find your fun here.

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I would rate this is one of the best place for night life in Thailand, as I have visited nightlife in Phuket, Hatyai and Bangkok and I rate this the best. You should probably spend about 3 days 2 nights here itself!

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A Go GO bar.. means what? you should drop by here to find out yourself~

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More types of bars

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Open concept type of pole dancer bar  . .

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Alcatraz A Go Go

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Well, according to my friend and Driver Moulin Rouge is one of the hottest one in the street whereby you should drop by to visit especially mens. . .

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As we walk along the streets and we finally decided to hit the bar that looks the coolest and decent of all . ..

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Walking Street bar that seriously have a big vintage car smack right at the side of the wall. . .

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See how strong these women can do? Well, a piece of advice from my friend that, if you hit to any bars in Pattaya especially girls, do not take drinks or beer from strangers as chances of the drink got spike is 90%. Well, if you want to have a fun memory adventure in Pattaya, you can try that . .:p

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By Looking in the web that our hotel have a very nice scenery during sun rise as  I miss out the sunrise I just went up to take a quick glimpse of it. . The view up here is just superb! A very relaxing feeling that overlook the whole place of Pattaya. After a quick check out we head back to Bangkok for our continuation of city adventure.

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Then we stop by at the highway rest stop and its freaking huge compare to those ones in Malaysia. They have many restaurant, also shops that sell local delights.

Next to check out in our list is Chatuchak Market, Bangkok!

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