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12 times in a decade at least I have visited Thailand, not just Bangkok but also Phuket. I am sure the Land of Smiles has way more to offer but for now, Bangkok still ranks tops for shopping paradise. I wish I documented the previous travels but nothing is too late.

Cheap Stays

The Period Pratunam - Breakfast and Accomodation for less than SGD 50!
Dream Hotel - Not so dreamy afterall.

Indulgent Stays

Banyan Tree - A classy experience.
Swissotel Nailert -   Not sucha grand property, afterall.

Gone upmarket!

Le Normandie - An opulent French restaurant overlooking Chao Praya River.
Le Beaulieu - French in an upmarket district, cab drivers are not too familiar with this area though.
Nahm - Thai food through an angmoh's palette - Asia's Top 50. 
Joel Robuchon - French in Bangkok, only in JR.
Bo.Lan - Thai food for the angmoh's palette - Asia's Top 50. 

Drink Up!

Moon Bar - Next to the famous Vertigo Restaurant in Banyan Tree Bangkok.

Go where the crowds go!

Another Hound Cafe / Again - Just like our P.S. Cafe
Have a Zeed by Steak Lao - Terminal 21's crowd puller
Ice Mania - These rolled icecreams have made their way to Singapore. 

High Tea Checkouts

Erawan Tea House - Very affordable and delicious high tea sets

Do as ALL the tourists do

Ban Khun Mae - They claim to be authentic.
Mcdonalds and KFC - Limited Editions!
Kaiton Chicken Rice - Locals and tourists love this place.
Asiatique - The famous ferris wheel.
Maeklong Railway and Floating Market - Train is coming, train is coming!
Or Kor Tor Market - Thai durians and the impeccably clean food center. 
Pee Aor Tom Yum Soup - I satisfied my curiosity of the THB 1,200 tom yum soup noodle dish. 

Eat where the locals eat

Hawker center near Banyan Tree - As local as it can get in their hawker centers
Jay Fai Cuisine -  Crabmeat omelette and the lady in goggles.

Befitting of the sweet tooth

Milk Plus - Milkshakes!
Dunkin Donuts -  The first love
Mister Donut - A girl can never have too many donuts.
Krispy Kreme - Redefines how I ever view a donut again.
Roadside Crepes - Best crepes alive. Word that.
After You - Thick toast and icecream starts here. 
Candy Crepes Bangmad -  Even socialite Jamie Chua considers this as a favourite!
Mae Varee - Best mango sticky rice? It exists!

Food for thought when the shopping gets tough

Platinum Mall Eats - Enough variety to give you a headache (2012)
Convenience Store Eats - Grab and go!
MBK Food Court - Really, not worth a while (2013)
Platinum Mall Eats - 2013 Edition
Mandarin Oriental Bakery - I have been a fan of their white chocolate macadamia nut cookies since forever. Better than famous amos. .
Auntie Ann's - Cheaper than anywhere else in the world.
Chatuchak Market - Pricier than any other market.
Black Canyon Coffee - Caffeine to refuel after all the shopping.
Crepes - Opposite Platinum Mall in a push cart.

Only for the garang and strong tummies

Street Food - 2012 Edition
Chicken Rice at Pratunam - Who says chicken rice is authentically Hainanese?
Pad Thai Sala Daeng - Because the locals say it's best.
Thong Lor - Not cafes but the pretty lady mango rice and crab meat wanton mee.

Last minute airport eats

Cafe Ritazza - Grab and go!

Drag, drag, drag them home!

Souvenirs Galore - 2012 Edition
Souvenirs Galore - 2013 Edition

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