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Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Eccentric Bangkok

Previous installment - Once Upon A Time in Bangkok ....

It's a long, 3-days weekend, therefore I'll spare you the endless rantings, and instead let the pictures do the talking ..... 

Theme for the day? Bangkok, best described as Quirky, Wacky & Eccentric? ......=)

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#1 - The Relentless Traffic Jams - 5 lanes vs 1 lane?


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#2 - Talking Eggs searching for lurve Loft in the mall ....

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#3 - Fans cheering for the guys & gals doing the Macarena

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#4 - Dun pray pray .... Eyelashes longer than your fingernails !!

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#5 - Of Knights and Wizards ... POSERS.

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#6 - How nice if our politicians dress down sometimes, and live out their fantasies like the Thais ....

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#7 - Fairer than your SKII/Shu Uemura/Bedak Sejuk ambassadors

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#8 - Want some of my BALLS? No thanks, my hands are stuck to my cap. The politically-incorrect, WHITE Michael Jackson

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#9 - Even the staff of the restaurant were dancing for no reason! Wui, mogok ah?!!

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#10 - MK Platter - Lacklustre at best. C'mon, they thought we're dumb enough to fall for the fish-impostors?!!

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#11 - Green, mean and lean noodles, Saviour in the form of the spicy/tangy dipping sauce, and the pot of vegetables in clear (bland) broth

MK Steamboat Restaurant has many chains all over Thailand. One of their most famous chain,alongside Fuji Japanese Restaurant, and Bar-B-Q Plaza, which one can find in most major shopping centres in KL.

At 12.30pm sharp (not sure about the other 'performance' hour), the whole restaurant will come into a standstill, with every single staff dancing to the music, with some tongue-in-cheek, and rather cringe-worthy moves. FOC, don't worry. They don't ask for donations either.

The meal was rather disappointing, with an almost tasteless soup base. The set with mixed seafood and meats, as well as another that came with an array of vegetables, were nothing out-of-the-ordinary. Total damage = 492baht/RM50 for the four of us, which although was reasonable, but left us craving for more.

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#12 - Get your Sugar Fix Here .... Khanom Buang @ 10baht each (MBK Shopping Complex)

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#13 - Trudge Strut along the Walk of Fame .... Siam Paragon-style.

And with that, Happy Weekend everyone. 

P/S : This has gotta be my shortest post ever.

*Ahem, I see you clapping back there .... !!

21 comments:

wm said...

Good guide to makan in Bangkok, will be going there in Oct. Been there on 2 previous occasion but didn't cover as much ground as you.

hcpen said...

i love bkk..it's one of my fav holiday destinations, in fact i think thailand has so much to offer~

hApPy HaPpY said...

I love Thai food cheap good and lot of variety. Hope to be there soon...

Sean said...

the macarena?! good lord, is this post backdated from 1995?!? :D
suddenly our own city's streets seem bland and lifeless by comparison...

fufu said...

erm...yeah the land of smiles =p love the taxi there... so colourful :) erm... and i wanna eat those authentic thai food XD... yumyumyum

550ml jar of faith said...

It's true, it's true, the Thais know how to party - KL folks are practically reticent compared to them. I say this fresh from an experience at a Hen's Night on Fri night when the bride-to-be, who was approaching strangers to complete her tasks in a crowded pub, was flatly declined. You'd think they had just been asked to participate in some devious MLM scheme, and not just say yes to a harmless belly dance!!

ai wei said...

i spot SALES!!!

cariso said...

I love MBK! A lot of things to shop for! :)

email2me said...

So lucky you to bump into their cosplay event. :D

Selba said...

Great shots! You really captured those pictures very good. My favorite one is the last one! :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

god the 1st pic looks like it was taken in bukit bintang..till i noticed the pink taxis!

J2Kfm said...

wm : you're lucky, frequent traveller you ... =) envious ...

hcpen : i seconded that statement. never a moment of boredom, really.

happy happy : me too. there's something deeply satisfying in every bowl of noodles, rice. or even snacks on the streets.

Sean : haha, they were not doing the Macarena la .... but dancing to some tune from anime. beats me what's it called though.

fufu : aiya, for you so easy only .... serial traveller.

550ml jar of faith : hahahaha,..... pity her, being turned down that way. but typical M'sians, with more reservations, and not as open. i speak for myself as well. :)

ai wei : and so did we.

cariso : that road alone can waste you a few hours. or a day. or two.

email2me : we had no idea the event was such a fuss. but more screaming adolescents than old hags like us.

Selba : the starry walk of fame? yeah, we spent a considerable amount of time camwhoring there also.

Joe : haha ... Bkt Bintang got overhead bridge meh?

backStreetGluttons said...

Bangkok is best known for itself !

Most sinful City on earth

Hulk said...

Now I miss my favourite local Thai food in Bercham, Ipoh. Wife gone for surgery & husband decided to stop. outlet now only sells Clayport rice at nite.

BTW, the Cosplay @ Bangkok is nothing unusual..we have that in KL. U shd me dress up as SAILORMOON back the old days.

Traveling to Indonesia said...

Nice story and pictures. Now I miss my favourite Thai food also, hehehe. Would you like to exchange our links?

Traveling to Indonesia said...

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