Friday, 23 May 2008

Bangkok, Thailand - Day 2

Headed to MBK shopping mall right after breakfast on a Thursday morning. About 10 mins ride by cab from our hotel. Simply huge. Bangkok is well known for being a shopping heaven. The prices are pretty reasonable but the electronics might cost a bit more than Malaysia.

For photgraphers out there, I'd recommend you to go see Mr Nai of Digilife (I've just realize the website is in Thai), located at the 4th Floor of the MBK Center. I've just made a good purchase on some EQ's from him. Friendly fellow too!

Fotofile is also a huge supplier of photography EQuipments. They're located at the ground floor & 5th floor in the building. You'll find a wide range of camera body brands, lenses, bags etc. They also accept trade-ins so if wanna let go of your old lenses, check out Fotofile.

Walked passed few other malls which lead us to the temple of The Lucky Buddha. These are basicaly the highlights of our second day in Bangkok besides me shooting at beggars, the many hawkers along the sidewalks, walking passed some gorgeous 'Ladyboys' (don't take pictures ah.. they'll give you a man-slap on the face if your not careful) and of course, being greeted by the humble Thai's.

A video of one tourist greeting staff at a hotel. One word you should know when going to Thailand. "Sawadikap"!

City of Life..Busy life I can say!

MBK Center.. one of the many shopping malls in Bangkok

The ladies were classy too in Bangkok..don't play play ah!

A 'Tuk Tuk' being stopped by an officer for drifting.

"Who says you only wear Fullface Helmet when riding big bikes. Its also a trend to wear one when riding a Vespa, okay!"

Though mobile phones are owned by many, proper 'use-able' public phones are still easy to find in Bangkok. We Malaysians should learn from these people. Love our property, people! Don't vandalize!

A blind man singing his heart out to earn a day's living.

Where is the love?

Temple of 'The Lucky Buddha'. We were informed that this temple is only open once a month.

The temple window. Gold like designs everywhere

Since visitors are not allowed to enter, I took a shot from the entrance. Buddha sure looks rich, coated in Gold everywhere. Need me to say, Thailand is one place you should buy gold & jewels from.

Monks were praying for the people's prosperity and good health.


ScHoePenToeTer said...

Great jurney bro..
i wish i could be there someday. haha..

Anderson said...

Well.. you should go over. Its a nice place to visit.

Bangkok Hotels, Thailand said...

Your picture are so cool. Tuk-Tuk is my favorite vehicle. From my experience of Bangkok trip. I think that looking for accommodation around Sukhumvit are is the good idea because Sukhunvit is in the heart of the shopping district, both in terms of large department stores and the various stalls lining both sides of the road. The various side-streets provide a proliferation of nightlife venues. For the renowned and well-known spots, you will need to walk onwards past the Asok crossroads to Sukhumvit Soi 21 or Soi Cowboy. This area also offers a wide selection of cuisine to choose from, both in terms of air-conditioned high-end restaurants and open air restaurants offering quite reasonable prices.