2017-12-30

2017 Christmas trip in Bangkok

We were just back from our Christmas trip in Bangkok. This was the second time we celebrated Christmas overseas.The kids and I were in Singapore on Christmas in 2015.

We stayed at Silom Sp8ce Hostel, we gave this hostel 9/10 points. These hostel staffs are very friendly and helpful. They always greeted the guests with smiling faces. The hostel room is clean and comfortable. Though breakfast was not inclusive, it provided bread from morning until noon. Other than that, we were allowed to help ourselves with the instant noodles and the beverage such as coffee, tea, chocolate and ginger tea all day long. I personally find the hostel owner was very generous to the customers. Another thing is important to mention, the WiFi was fantastic. My daughters screamed hurray while using their network, no jam at all.

We booked the two layers beds room. My daughters were so excited climbing up and down the stair . Of course, they choose to sleep on the top layer.
It has a hammock build on top the layer as well. May loves lying on the hammock and surfing net every evening.

Let's see where we went in Bangkok. We went to Maeklong Railway Station Market. I remember the taxi took about 1.5 hours to reach there. We had tom yum kung, mangoes sticky rice, coconut water, mangoes smoothies and duck leg noodles while waiting for the train to passby.
The train arrived and stopped right in front of us, so it was just nice for us to take a selfie before the huge crowd came and blocked the train.
One more picture with the station signboard. We left for floating market after shopping for some local snacks at the market.

We went to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. It was a very fun ride on the boat. So many things to watch such as shops along the river, sellers cooking and selling food on boats.

We found the food sold in this floating market was more expensive than other places, therefore we didn't buy anything there.

We went to Asiatique - The Riverfront market. We were there buying lots of goodies, such as snacks, skincare products, and souvenirs. We had dinner there too.
A picture with the gigantic Ferris-wheel at Asiatique. 

By the way, being a big fan of Jacky Cheung, my husband wanted to pose next to his idol's concert banner in Asiatique, Bangkok. 

It was so nice of the hostel to give us a Christmas party on Christmas Eve. All residents in the hostel were invited. The staffs decorated the place and prepared the food for the celebration.
My husband and I were wearing the 100baht batik pants that we bought from Chatuchak weekend market as our special Christmas party costume. lol!
Cheers! We had a free flow of Thailand beers - Singha and Chang. Yannie bottled up two, and my Jino three.

On Christmas day, we went to Chocolate Ville. A place we took plenty of pictures. We were in Universal Studio Singapore on Christmas day in 2015.
I love our family portraits that we took here. We had the natural lighting and the greenery plant as the background
We didn't dine in the restaurant in the park because it was too pricey. However, later the taxi driver took us to a seafood restaurant, it was equally pricey. T___T


In Bangkok, other than hunting for good Thai food, the best thing to do is shopping. We went shopping at Chatuchuk, Pratunam market, Platinum Mall, Big C Supermarket, Terminal 21, Central World Bangkok and Ratchada Train Market.
Yannie at the 3rd level of Terminal 21, which is Tokyo street.
Yannie and Jino at 4th level, Terminal 21, which is San Francisco street. Terminal 21 food court is reasonably priced and the food tasted well.

That's all to conclude our 7D8N (22 December 2017 - 28 December 2017) Bangkok trip in one single post. Hahaha! Yannie is actually getting very lazy in taking pictures of food, shopping loots, and places. These pictures here are credited to April and Jino. Yannie only focused on enjoying herself.

Jino went for body massage once, Yannie went twice. JAMY family bought lots of  goodies like Bento snacks, Banana and Mangoes Pocky sticks, dried mangoes & coconuts, instant noodles, scarfs, Beauty Buffet skincare products, Big Apple sandals, Naraya evening bag, Kipling sling & shoulder bag, Riya handbag, clothes, jeans, T-shirts, evening gown, 7-Eleven banana cakes, Snake Powder and other popular Thailand souvenirs that I couldn't name all.

Folks, 1 more day to end 2017. Here I wish all who know me to have a very blessed brand new year 2018.


12 comments:

  1. We used to spend all the festivals away from home, Christmas, Chinese New Year - a good time to get away, no need for all that hassle but we can't go anywhere now. Gotta be around for my bed-ridden mum, 10 years already. I went to Bangkok a long long time ago, before our girl came along - would love to go again someday.

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    1. The previous time I went it was also more than 10 years ago. It is so much different now.

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  2. Well done for summarising the whole trip in a single post. Very enjoyable family bonding trip. Happy new year to you and your family!

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    1. Thanks Mun. I think lengthy travelogue would be kinda of boring. Hehehe!

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  3. Nice way to spend Christmas. Overseas!!

    Happy New Year 2018 to you and family!

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    1. It is very memorable and nice indeed. Thanks Rose!

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  4. My previous comment disappeared, I think it has gone into your Spam folder.

    A wonderful and memorable way to spend your Christmas overseas with your family.

    For shopping, we only went Chatuchak Weekend Market, Pratunam Market and Platinum Fashion Mall, did not go to Asiatique and Terminal 21 due to time constraint as our trip is only 4D3N.

    So you went Chocolate Ville too? Nice right, the scenery?

    Happy New Year 2018 to you and your family!

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    1. Bangkok has so many things to explore, 5D4N is just nice, I reckon.

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  5. That's a fantastic holiday with your family! Looks like a lot of fun. Happy New Year to you and your family, Yannie!

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    1. Thanks Phong Hong, we truly enjoy the trip, a very memorable stay indeed.

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  6. That was a wonderful trip ! I love Thailand too but always ended up in east Asia like Taiwan and China cos my family and I live cold places ! Hahahha..

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    1. Bangkok is good for shopping, feasting on Thai food and body massage. You should plan one to Bangkok with your family in future.

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