Pi-ee was ready way earlier than us both. Kita yang bagi dia wake up call, yang blom siap2 pon kita jugak. So, he went down to buy a drink and this is what he got for us. Drank this to alas perut as we make our way to Chatuchak Market.
Its an original cereal milk, I tried the Chocolate Brownie flavour… This later became my alas perut for the next 2 days. The drink macam very filling, so if you’re gonna have a late breakfast, this drink serves it purpose. At least it works for me ar…!
Truth be told, I was actually worried about the flood situation. I tried googling for news on Chatuchak with the free wifi that the hotel provided, but was just out of luck. Nothing I came across gave me the exact tip that I needed to know.
It was somewhat important for me to find out the condition at Chatuchak as the market was located at the end of the Sukhumvit BTS line. I didn’t want to waste our time travelling only to find out that the market was closed due to flood.
Both of them however, assured me that it was ok for us to just give it a try. So we went ahead as planned.
Alhamdulillah, the weather was nice to us the entire morning till the time we were about done and leaving.
To get to Chatuchak Market, drop down at Mo Chit station. It costs us 45 baht ~ approx SG$1.80 to reach. From there, follow the signs leading to the market, though if you couldn’t see the sign, you could just follow where the crowd is going blindly. Chances are, they’re heading the same way as you (i.e: to one of the World’s Largest Market).
We were already there by 9.30am.
Went to find our way to a muslim stall located at Section 16. I’ve eaten here once before, had their tom yam soup. Till today, I still think none of the tom yam I’ve had back home could win this. But since it was too early in the morning, didn’t want to take the chance. Nanti tengah2 shopping nak cari2 toilet plak…. So I opted for a safer option – Fried Rice with Chicken, which as it turns out, wasn’t a bad choice either.
The whole meal costs us about 400 baht plus minus ~approx SGD16. Couldn’t recall the exact amount. Their fresh homemade lemon tea was great too. Such a good thrist quencher.
And the shopping begins!
This is where we exhausted all our money. Yikess…
These Fragrance Soap…. Fuuuuulamak……. Mintak ampun bau nyer~
Couldn’t get these any cheaper.
Our favourite question that day “Buy more, got less (discount)?”
The sales girl was like “Buy 10 – Get less. 1 = 80 Baht”.
The price was initially 99 Baht.
Pi-ee wanted to buy 6, Ina planned to get 2 and asked me to get another 2 in order to get that offer.
Mata Ina, sampai terbeliak…. Bau sabun wangi~
So I grabbed a small basket, the intention was initially to buy 2 right? Abih bau
mango sedap, bau papaya sedap, bau strawberry sedap, bau mangosteen sedap…
Semua bau la sedap!!!! I kept putting in one after another into the basket, not knowing whom I’ll give it to. The fragrance was just so……. I dunno how to describe……. That I couldn’t decide
which 2 to get that I have to buy more. Teeehehehe *blush*
Came across a stall selling mini donut. We bought the mix box. Flavoured chocolate, mocha, green tea and several others.
Other than it being super small and cutesy, I think the taste was rather bland, but don’t take my word for it. You should give it a try if you get the chance. Why we may have thought it wasn’t that nice was because after several hours of non-stop shopping and bargaining, the first thing we wanted was WATER, DRINK….!!!
Kira-kira macam gini ar, kalau nampak air, macam nak minum sampai gitu skali! Masuk kepala dalam cawan and all… Hahaha…
So yea, maybe we’re a bit biased that way, cause we were freaking thirsty, what with the heat in the stuffy market and all.
My loot for the day?
I bought maxi dresses, shirts, cardigans. Well, mostly tops la.
Of coz cannot forget to buy my sayang something right? *cough*cough*
So I got him some Tees and a pair of slippers.
We left Chatuchak at around 5pm. That’s like 7 HOURS of SHOPPING!!!
Time flies sooo fast when you’re having a great time spending your money away!! Cuba kalau time pat keje, haizzz… rasa mcm jam tak bergerak ehk~
Our legs were all tired from walking, so we tried the foot spa near out hotel area.
Pi-ee didn’t join. Apparently, he dislike foot massages… Dia kata geli~
So, while we had the massage, he berembet back to the hotel with his, as well as our loots.
Thanks Pi-ee!!!! Sumpah tak make use of kau! Mintak tolong jer~
Ina kata, “PI-EE SUNGGUH BAIK HATI”….
Btw, nama kedai dia mcm weird skit eh??
The 1 hour foot massage costs us 250 Baht ~ approx SGD10.
After that, back to our hotel, touch up a bit and out again for dinner.
While waiting for us, Pi-ee sempat mandi, pakai baju baru lagi!!
We stopped by the front desk to ask regarding the floating market. I asked if it was affected by flood and according to them the flood area was outside of Bangkok and it was safe to book a tour if we intend to book one.
So we went ahead and book a half day tour to Damnoensaduak Floating Market for the next day. Paid in full at the front desk, everything else were settled by them. We were informed to wait at the hotel lobby at 6am the next day.
Dinner at Al-Khayma Lebanese & Russian Restaurant.
Pages and pages for your selection…
Took us awhile to decide what to get…
I LOVE THAILAND lagi!!!!
What Ina had…
What Pi-ee had…
What I had…
And we shared a medium sized Pizza, thin crust.
Delicious, awesome good stuff!
Makan dah tak ingat dunia~
It rained when we were on our way back to hotel. While they preferred to use umbrella, I was tooo lazy for the life of me to be holding on to anything. So its poncho time again…
And looking great in it is a MUST! Hahahahahaha….
Ada Arab-arab tu, tengokkan kita jer~
OK, I’ll continue with the 3rd day on our trip to the floating market soon.