Even typing out the last day at Bangkok post makes me feel heavy hearted, what more being in that moment.
Twins, Poh, Piao, and Alvin went home the next day after Sensation White while Fatty, me, and the others stayed for another day.
I’d stay for five more days if I could, haha.
Since Alvin wont be staying with Fatty and I, we decided to book another hotel.
Trying out hotels has now since become my not-so-often-hobby. :)
So Muse Hotel it was, located at Chidlom and we paid Rm400+ for a night stay.
It was an expensive stay for my standardÂ but since we saved up quite a lot on the first four days so I gave it a green light.
5 days of accommodation at Bangkok cost me Rm400+. Reasonable, ain’t it?
Here comes my heavy post and please do excuse my pictures’ quality because Iphone’s flash SUCKS!
Or my boyfriend’s Iphone flash sucks, one way or another.
#1 Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan, a little outdoor corner for smokers to take their ciggie break.
#2 Stepping into Bangkok’s finest design boutique hotel, you’re welcome by a classy European style lobby.
#3 Check in area.
#4 I love this boutique hotel the moment I saw it on the net while Fatty argued that it might not be as nice as the pictures we saw.
Honestly, we both do have distinct choices when it comes to picking hotel but most of the time he gave in and let me choose what I like. How nice. :)
#5 Bringing together the essence of western and eastern cultures with a modern blend. Cant say no to European decoration with a touch of class and luxury.
#6 Complimentary Macbook Air usage for the guests.
#7 Welcome drink for us, two shots with alcohol and another two without.
#8 We booked Deluxe King bedroom which comes with ultra softÂ mattressÂ and fine bed linen.
#9 Working table and a no-ordinary-cabinet. I might be jakun or this might be something different, I asked Fatty ‘Where’s the tv? There’s no tv in this hotel after paying such a sum? Couldn’t be!’.
Ahh, it must be the cabinet so I tried operating it by opening up all the drawers and finally trying to press the top of the cabinet with both my hands. Fail.
We later found out that there’s a remote control by our bed and the tv will automatically move up from the cabinet when we operate it with the remote. Canggih. Or me being jakun.
#10 No fighting over basin and everything else just looked so well placed.
#11 One major reason that leads me into choosing a hotel are the bath tub and toilet. As long as the hotel has got a rather unique bath tub, I’ll want to stay in it. It’s called soft spot.
#12 Glowing toilet or stupid flash. Everything is of the best quality or second best, if not the best.
#13 Bathrobes. :)
#14 Of course, full length mirror in the room is a must.
#15 Going for a vacation together could easily be the best thing!
#16 Free tuktuk service provided by Muse Hotel to Chidlom’s BTS which we took.
The last day was meant for exploration since we dedicated our first four days to shopping and partying.
Also because we doubt any of our friends are interested at the place we both wanna go, so we kept it for the last.
Bangkok shouldn’t only be about shopping, there’s so much more to it.
#17 Soi Thonglor or known as Sukhumvit 55 is a whole new different place from Pratunam.
Soi Thonglor used to be all about wedding shops but recent years has changed itself into a fashion extravaganza.
If you’re at the right corner, you’ll get to meet designers, architectures, photographers or sort.
Â #18 If you love art and design, you’ll love this area.
‘At one end of Thonglor, you’ll hit Sukhumvit Road, which is lined with Bangkok’s most upmarket malls, and at the other you’ll discover H1, a modest but sleek collection of businesses – an ice-cream parlor, two restaurants, a club, an art-book store and a furniture showroom – clustered around two relatively serene courtyards. In between these points are more shopping centers frequented by both expats and wealthy Thais, as well as hip pubs like Escudo and Red Bar and, down the labyrinth of alleyways that connect Soi Thonglor and Sukhumvit Road, some of Bangkok’s most expensive residential real estate.’
#19 Creative pubs.
‘Open since late March, Playground! is, according to its developer, the real-estate mogul Thongchai Busrapan, Thailand’s first “concept store,” modeled after shops like Colette, in Paris, where a selective collection of high-end housewares, clothing, CD’s and art books are displayed side by side (some would say willy-nilly).’
We tried looking around for Playground! but it’s not in sight, how sad is that. :(
#20 The Iron Fairies, a blacksmith workshop, bar, restaurant, and a gallery owned by an Aussie.
#21 Enter into a whole new world of fairyÂ mysteriesÂ behind those wood doors.
#22 Seriously, excuse my hideous pictures. :( Spot fairies and potions if you can.
#24 My pictures do not do justice of how interesting Iron Fairies is!
#25 Toilet with a creepy bathtub and a mini tv airing some black and white movie.
Time constraint crossover unpredictable weather, we didn’t stay for long seeing that it’s about to rain after Fatty’s glass of beer and my plate of pancake.
Our legs were in so much pain from all the walking I started to suspect if my musclesÂ tore.
#26 Most kesian look ever!
We went for another foot massage before we roamed the street in search of food.
There’re lots of Japanese and Korean food around Soi Thonglor but how can I let myself do that, not eating Thai food at Thailand?
#27 Japanese, Korean, or expensive Thai food made meÂ indecisive and then I came across this food stall called ‘Thai Food Very Good And Very Cheap’.
I burst out laughing at the restaurant’s name. I was thinking, seriously!?
Due to the reason that I could no longer wait for another second for food, we gave it a try while I prayed that the food better be good.
Cant blame me for beingÂ skepticalÂ when the name itself is so self-promoting, or amusing I must say.
#28 And let me tell you this is the best tomyam soup ever! Fatty was like, ‘Omg this tomyam soup is so goooood!’.
#29 Stir-fry seafood basil.
#30 Green curry chicken.
#31 Thai steam fish for only 150 baht!!
#32 One of the most satisfying meal at Bangkok!
#31 Gobbled down everything and the bill came up to 350 baht ++ ONLY!
I almost couldn’t believe the price! Indeed, thai food very good and very cheap! Haha!
Use Foursquare for direction if you’re planning to have your dinner there. I bet you wont regret. :D
After dinner, it was sky bar moment for the both of us.
There’s a sky bar at Muse Hotel called Speakeasy but we just went up to catch a glimpse.
#32 Travelling with your partner, make or break.
#33 Nothing beats Lebua State Tower’s sky bar, overlooking the city and Sirocco roof top restaurant.
#34 ‘Suspended in the sky on the 63rd floor of The Dome at State Tower, the Skybar is one of the world’s highest open air bars, overlooking a panoramic view of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya River. ‘
#35 Bangkok city under our feet. :)
#36 Drinks are really pricey as expected, about 1000 baht for both drinks but then again it’s your choice to order a drink for yourself.
There are no seats at the bar area, so you’re welcome to just go up and have a view for a short moment.
#37 Yours truly.
#38 We then head down to 52nd floor and this purple lighted bridge took my breath away. It’s like walking down a beautiful aisle HAHAH!
#39 Breeze, just a few floors below Skybar is far less crowded and is definitely a great place if you prefer somewhere with less noise. If you see clearly, the mirror reflects hotel rooms which sits right opposite.
#40. Bar on your right and restaurant on your left.
Sirocco or Breeze, looking at their tasting menu excites me especially on an open air roof top.
After a glass of drink and exploring around, we head for supper and finally back to our hotel.
Sleep was five star, though short because we’ve got an early flight to catch.
There’s one restaurant at Bangkok that I’m dying to try but our budget disagree, so it’ll be in my list for the next time round.
The name of the restaurant is ‘Dine in the Dark’ and from the name itself you can partly guess what the restaurant has got to offer.
Dine in the Dark is a fine dining restaurant located at Sathorn road, inside The Ascott Hotel. Their unique concept attracts me, providing customers an unique culinary experience whereby customers will of course, dine in the dark.
There will be no lights, no candles and phones plus watches will be temporaryÂ confiscated toÂ maximizeÂ the experience.
You are allow to choose between Thai cuisine, International dishes, or Vegeterian menu where you will be served a three course.
Prices ranging between 750 baht and 850 baht, I must say that the price is not at all expensive.
Don’t you hate it when you’re out of budget when travelling?
Back to Dine in the Dark, you will not know what you’re served and will only be revealed at the end of course. Your sight will be temporary unavailable while you try to eat your dish, trying to figure out the food while you savour it. You will also get to pour yourself a glass of wine but make sure you don’t spill em.
Also, you’ll most likely be serve by a waiter/waitress that is blind and they will guide you along the way.
It’s nice to feel what they feel so that we’llÂ appreciateÂ what we always take granted for.
Do try out this restaurant if you’re ever going to Bangkok, bet you wont regret bringing home an unique experience. :)
Bangkok, till then.
Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan
55/555 Langsuan Road, Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2 630 4000
Fax: +66 (0) 2 630 4100
For general inquiries, please contact H7174@accor.com
395 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thong Lor) Thailand
Lebua State Tower
1055 Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 Thailand
Tel: (66) 2624-9999 Fax: (66)2624-9889