White Palace


On my previous entry I blog on another hotel we stayed in White Palace Hotel and head to famous weekend Chatuchak market. . .(click here). In our Bangkok Trip I keep mentioning our driver, and now please let me introduce you our driver which I have been talking about. . .

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He do not really know how to speak or listen English but my friend Tatt can still talk to him by using alot body and sign language, its funny to see how both of them talk and best of all, this guy understand . .

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A very clean and cosy car that his car also won a few awards that he send into competition for the street car exhibition. He is only available during the weekend, as he tour people around as extra income on weekend. Usually he is fully book by the locals and if you would like to engage him, best is to find some one that can speak Thai to him. If you were to call him directly, you will be finding it hard to communicate.

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Coming to Bangkok besides girls doing heavy shopping or shop till drop, it would never be perfect if you do not do their Massage. Its a combination not complete if you step into Bangkok whereby for us massage is a must which is what they are famous for. Thai Massage. Goft introduce this place to us Urban Retreat which is very well know to many international tourist for their good service and massage.

I asked Goft ‘ Weiii..y so high class, not the normal shop that on the streets?’ she answered she just wan us to enjoy the best and its more well trained, those on the road site later break your bone then you know. We all just laughed~

And of course the best you have to pay different pricing. Those little shop on the streets can go as cheap as RM30 or 300 bhat for 2 hours massage, as this place is more upclass and the pricing would be double form those little shop. We choose our package ‘Thai Massage with Herbal Ball’ cost us 900 Bhat = RM 90 which the pricing is quite similar to Malaysia already. (for more pricing on packages click here)

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When you went in, you will be greeted by their friendly staff at the reception and its extremly full on that day. Luckily Goft help us do booking and we saw alot of walking in customer were turn away because its full house for whole day.

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all of us reach this place were already very tired and indeed a massage is a MUST now! Nancy just cant wait to hit into the room and enjoy the massage as you see her look . .  half dead~ keke

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We were first brought to this place to wash our feet clean . .

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please ignore my hairy legs. .

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Then the masseur will lead you to respective room and for couples do not worry, they have lots of couple room or room in pair ..

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So for this round me and Steven will be in the same room . .

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and we have to change into their outfit.. Thai Style . .:D. I was very tired and doze off while they were doing massage for me and of course not fully asleep and I just love how they twist and turn on my body after the whole massage I felt so loose and light now. Energetic back and ready to hunt for more food!

No wonder Goft wanted to bring us here, a recommended Massage place if you do visit Bangkok.

They have 3 location in total and all are located easy acess of public transportation.

If I am not mistaken – this outlet is the location of BTS Phrom Phong


BTS Phrom Phong Branch: +66(0)2204 1042-3

Phrom Chai Branch: +66(0)2204 2008-9

Asoke Branch: +66(0)2229 4701-3

For all location of the 3 outlet (click here)

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After that head back to hotel area to change and do some street walk ..  Our Hotel is White Palace Bangkok (to view click here). Conveniently right outside our hotel there are alot of things to see and buy as it hit about 6pm it will be night market which we do not have a chance to pay a visit cuz we are in hectic schedule . .

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Taking a short stroll along the streets to look for transport to head to Paragon to meet Goft for dinner. .

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One thing that Tatt cant stand is he keep bugging me to take the picture of the heavy wiring located on top of the pole. .  he said that this is so outdate that most of these cable wire are under ground and not still put up there. Its very dangerous ..

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The biggest shirt I have come accross is only XXXL. .  and for the first time we seen 20 XL and this is how big the shirt is. So in Bangkok if you are very big in size, this area have what to offer you . . I think this shirt can fit 6 of us perfectly. .

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Our hotel is just down the street then you can see Baiyoke Hotel which is another nice hotel that my friend recommend to stay.

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In Bangkok, the most famous mode of short distance transportation is called Tuk Tuk a mini bike with 3 wheels that can fit max 4 small size person in it . .

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Tuk Tuk that attracted many tourist to ride on it but actually there is not much difference comparing you taking Taxi. If you would like to experience it, its good to try out . .

But just beware that these Tuk Tuk know that you are foreigners or tourist they will try to rip you apart on the fare. Some are very ridiculous especially those Tuk Tuk around this area. We board on the transport and they insist us to visit a few tourist destination spot as told us its on the way, and we look on to our map its heading different way and we told them where got in the way, the place we want to go turn left, and you want to turn right!!! no no no.. please take us to the place we want to go. .  Yet they still insist we should visit the place and we ask how much is the fare he mention a ridiculous price. We said don wan can drop us some where and he just drop us right on the spot and went off . . .

So just beware on those Tuk Tuk  . . .as some places are quite okay like those in China Town. . .

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so we end up taking taxi there and taxi fare is quite cheap. So from experience now we know that taking taxi is better ..

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and this round Tatt bugging me to take on the pillar of those highway..like spider..

Our Bangkok trip – After we return from Pattaya stay over the night, we hurried and check into our next hotel White Palace Bangkok, which is located on the other side of Bangkok which is nearer to Platinum mall and Chatuchak Market area. .

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This hotel was recommended by my friend as she previously stayed here that with cheap price and strategic location. Right outside this hotel there is a very long night market which we have miss it due to insufficient time.

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Hotel is pretty decent which is simple and nice that is hidden behind some housing and office area. . .

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A simple double room, neat and clean is something that we are looking for as most of the time we will be out and just need a place to rest. If I am not mistaken this place we paid about RM120 per night book over Agoda.

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White Palace Bangkok – http://www.whitepalacebangkok.com/

40 Soi Petchburi 15 (Somprasong 3), Phayathai
Rajtavee Bangkok 10400, Thailand

Tel: 66 (0) 2255 2701

Right after we throw all our luggage into the hotel room, we head to one of the most anticipated or well known or all my friend said its a must go market. The locals call them J.J market.


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All getting ready, hat ready, leg ready, and the most important is get ready your pocket as you will spend alot in this world famous or South East Asia biggest weekend market. This place is known as Chatuchak Market as I said the locals call it JJ Market.

Back to 56 years ago in 1978  JatuJak Market happen whereby a goverment policy to transform the Royal Plaza or “Sanam Luang” (Royal Park) into a leisure ground. As from then the market evolve from the name of Pahonyothin Market to then later in 1987 change to Jatujak Market.

Its so well known that, if you come to Bangkok and did not come to Chatuchak market its like having sex never cum! Not complete.

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Why is that so my friend said its a must visit market as it host more than 8,000 stores selling variety of items in this market. Products ranging from Street food, hard to find antique and some people rate this market as the imported version on Portobello Market in England. If you are a bargain hunter, love to bargain, this is certainly one of the market MUST VISIT by you as it offer alot of items in low price and divided into 8 product zone.

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This place is really huge, and I mean its huge! My friend often advice me be there early as you will never finish walking and I critise them back, are you sure its that big. When I am there only I realise how big it is and by looking at the map, my Jaw Dropped!

This is how big this market is, and you see the little lining in between the stalls, it indicates the stalls in between.

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As we arrive while Goft is waiting for us in the market to bring us a hidden gem inside this market itself that is one of her favourite stall that she seldom miss whenever she is here.

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There is a little ally that host many of this little food stalls and be sure you know how to find your best food under this one HOT roof! walking in here is burning and we are sweating non stop.

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Its a place also not many locals know about it as only the regulars know~ Its a small little stall that runs by husband and wife.

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According to Goft, if you want to look for this place, just print this picture out as its with the name of the stall in Thai that I do not know how to read and translate. . 😀

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Goft told me that this chef and his wife are both MBA holder and hold quite a high position in a company and as he loves to cook, he jus operate this stall just over the weekend also to look for some extra cash.

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If you ask me when I am here, I will just point what ever pictures they have on the wall luckily we have Goft that had help us to order all the food.

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All are very hungry, sweating, and found ourselves like in oven.  To hunt for good food its not always easy especially good local street food.

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When we saw the price in the menu, its obviously cheap and cant be said too much with its location too.

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His own secret mix of various types of chili sauce.

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Goft is very camera shy` ish!

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Fried Lala

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Fried Kang Kong

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All the food that she help us order, its all damm good even this ommelet, well fried not too oily and its just perfect to go along with rice.

Its one of the best authentic local food we had so far and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by me to those of you that are visiting Chatuchak Market!

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The challenge is how do you locate this stall as its very easy. After you see this Kamphaeng Phet MRT station turn to your right which you will see

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KarmaKamet Secret World as the stall is located this section! Ask anyone in there they should know when you show them that picture.

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There are a few ways to come to Chatucak Market. One of the easiest way is by MRT as Bangkok is famous for its traffic condition therefore take MRT and stop at this station – Kamphaeng Phet as its just located direct below the market. Right inside the station there is a Tourist Information Center that will provide all the traveling details and convenience services, meeting and resting place along JJ Market.

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As what Goft advice us where to meet and which landmark to look far as this place is massive huge that will get lost easily. .. So always located back this station then she can located back us~

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So let the walk and hunt begin! The super huge market where farmers and craftsmen carefully selected their agricultural and handmade products out to become a wholesale.

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of course must take lots of pictures.. .

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In the ally, the its not a huge walkway as there are a few people standing there and stare at some of the items it will start to create human traffic jam around that area. Its narrow that if you want to pass you have to squeeze through.

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As the market evolve too, it has now have street performer to make the whole market even more lifely~ Music, Food, and enjoying your shopping is something very hard to resist or its near perfect.

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This coconut desert stall is swamp by alot of people and we decided to join the crowd.

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You can choose to have young coconut which is very refreshing under this hot weather yet something tell us to try something better. ..

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Which is this Coconut Ice Cream Desert.

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Shave coconut slice  .. .

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Top with a scoop of coconut ice cream. . .

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Then add with some peanuts, nata decoco and  some other ingredients. .

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This is the end product. .!!! Its not too sweet yet can bite small tiny slices of coconut in the ice cream, very aromatic not too milky and combine the whole sensation under this hot weather, what could you ask for! I ended up having 3 of this by myself! Damm good!! –Highly Recommended!

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Malaysia we have teh tarik and Bangkok too,

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they are more aggresive as they pull the tea with 2 pot at one go from very high till very low. . The tea is so sweet till I can only manage 2 sip and I have throw this whole thing away. Their sweetness level is like our normal teh tarik with double shot sugar!

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I do not know what is this but according to Goft its one of the most famous snacks around the area. I do not know how to enjoy this only manage one bite, yet Nancy and Collen like it. . .

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Tatt need alot of energy and he went to buy whole box of mini egg. *faint! No one wanted to help him finish it and after lots of forcing, we all decided to help.

When you come to Bangkok, Chatuchak is one of a must visit place, of course you have to plan your trip as the market only open on weekend from 10am – 5pm.

More information on public transportation please click here 

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