After we crossed out Taling Chan Floating Market experience from our bucket list, we headed to the Bangkok temples Wat Arun and Wat Pho for some Thai cultural immersion in the afternoon.
Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)
Our boatman dropped us in Wat Arun right after our tour in Thonburi Canals. People say that Wat Arun is like the sister of Angkor… [Read more...]
We were supposed to visit Grand Palace for the day but made a last minute change to visit Taling Chan Floating Market instead. It was Sunday morning and already on our way to Grand Palace when we learned that Taling Chan Market is only open on weekends. From the Chao Phraya river bus, we immediately alighted at the next pier – Tha Tien pier. We wandered… [Read more...]
From our hotel, we took a cab to Grand Palace. Our agenda for the day was to visit Grand Palace and Wat Phra Keo. Too bad, the guard refused to let us enter because we’re not wearing long pants. We were then instructed to go to the cloth borrowing booth which required us to deposit 100 Baht (~USD 3) per item. All they had were man’s polo shirts… [Read more...]
For our last day in Bangkok, we decided to avail the 1 day BTS tourist pass to visit Jim Thompson House and malls along the train station line. We alighted at National Stadium BTS Station. We found it hard to locate Jim Thompson House since it’s not along the main road but got there in 5 minutes. Thanks to the green signage which pointed us to the right… [Read more...]
My 1 day itinerary for Macau was supposed to be a tour of the cultural sites (Lagro de Senado, St. Paul’s Church, and the like) but we ended up in Sands and Venetian the whole day. But don’t get me wrong! I’m not a gambler!
We arrived in Macau Ferry Station at about 10:30am. There were lots of tourist guides offering us to tour around… [Read more...]
I decided to add Kuala Lumpur to my Singapore travel itinerary when I took 1 week vacation from work. These two cities are quite near to each anyway. 8 days to tour Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Genting felt just right. It was not too rushed nor too long. It took me a month to piece my travel itinerary all together just so I get to travel between these two cities… [Read more...]
There are numerous options on how to get from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur – via bus, train or flight. It took me sometime to choose but finally decided to do our transfer via bus. Luxury buses plying Singapore and Kuala Lumpur route are plenty with strategic pick-up and drop-off locations right in the city center. Also, the transit time via bus… [Read more...]
The Petronas Twin Towers
Knowing ahead that Petronas Twin Towers tickets are limited, we rushed to their ticket office right after breakfast. It’s a good thing that these towers are only located within 5-minutes leisurely walk from our hotel. We arrived at the concourse level… [Read more...]
How to get there: Take the LRT train and alight from Terminal Putra Gombak. Purchase tickets from the Genting Ticket Booth located in the ground floor of the terminal for a bus and cable car ride up to Genting Highlands.
Entrance fee: We paid MYR 26.00 (~USD 8.00) per person for Genting promo package last 2007. This includes bus… [Read more...]
Bayview Hotel Singapore
We arrived at Bayview Hotel Singapore at around 5pm coming from Kuala Lumpur and had the same great experience with Aeroline. The only difference is that the journey from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore leg is longer by 30 minutes versus the other way around. Could it be traffic? Maybe. I love Bayview Hotel Singapore for its central… [Read more...]