2011 September Travel: Bangkok Day 3 – Shopping Day and Swensens

On our last day, all we did was to shop! Bangkok is the place to be for cheap clothes! We can’t decide how to go about our direction inside the market since it’s too big. We ended up going on way and didn’t explore the side streets. We shopped for 2 hours or so in Pratunam Market first because it was right across our guest house.

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Pratunam Market

We need to check out before 12noon because the guest house will charge us additional day if we don’t check out on time. So shopping nearby was a good strategy for us.

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Inside Pratunam Market

After checking out, we were invited to eat for FREE Lunch since the house is celebrating their 13th anniversary. They said that they’re doing this tradition every year. So, hint for all those who want to have free lunch in Four Seasons International House, book during the 3rd week of September. Be there by September 21 to be exact. So moving on the day, we went to Platinum Mall to shop again. This building is like 168 in Binondo. A 5-storey building with 4 Zones! It’s like Megamall with Mega A, B, C and D. Imagine how big?!

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Swensen's Bangkok

By the afternoon, we had our break in Swensens Bangkok that is also in Platinum Mall but you have to go outside the building. Have you tried eating in Swensens? If not, better try the one we have in MOA. It opened last September 15, 2011 if I’m not mistaken.

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Swensen's Cute Glass

We both had our own treat of ice cream! A chocolate basket for me and a chewy choco for Reg! The ice cream was just enjoyable!

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Chocolate Basket

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Chewy Choco

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Reg and Me in Swensens Bangkok

Also, since Mc Donald’s was nearby, we took a picture with Ronald McDonald doing the “Sawadeeka” position.

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Mc Donald's Sawadeeka

The day ended around 6pm because we have to go back to the hotel to pack again. Our pick up time to airport was 7pm and our flight was scheduled 12.40am the next day. That’s pretty much what we did for 3 days in Bangkok. I hope you had fun reading our adventure. We do like to go back for more activities but that will have to wait.

Check out the summary of our September 2011 Travel: Bangkok, Thailand.

2011 September Travel: Bangkok, Thailand

True to my goal this year, I wanted to visit Bangkok! Luckily, my friend Reg booked a low fare flight in Cebu Pacific that made our trip possible. Again, as usual our trip was a DIY plan so we were able to experience the joy and difficulty of commuting in Bangkok.

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Bangkok Itinerary

September 18: Evening flight to Bangkok

September 19: Half day City Tour (free), Gem/Jewelry Shop, Grand Palace and Reclining Buddha; The Grand Chao Phraya River Cruise at night

September 20: Whole day adventure to Muang Boran: Ancient Siam; Cultural Show: Siam Niramit at night

September 21: Whole day shopping adventure and Swensen’s Bangkok

September 22: Dawn flight to Manila

Guest House: Four Seasons International House (will eventually be called “Four Seasons Plaza)
Tour Guide: Nittaya Paneechart (NIM) of Acer 88 Travel
Taxi (can be hired to tour around Thailand): Mr. Suwit – Mobile: 089-2213435