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Asiatique The Riverfront (Bangkok)

Missuschewy is going to Bangkok on Friday so I decided to rush this post out for her! I was in Bangkok back in July 2012 and I had the chance to visit Asiatique. Asiatique is a modern and humongous lifestyle project located along the banks of the Chao Phraya River. It comprises numerous restaurants, cafes as well as shops selling all manner of goods ranging from bags to trinkets to clothes.

Asiatique is pretty new, so not many people have visited it, even the locals! I only knew about it because my father’s 2 Thai colleagues brought us around. Asiatique used to be the pier which started off international trade between the then Kingdom of Siam and European countries, so you’re stepping into a pretty historic place when you visit Asiatique.

We had dinner at the Ko Dang Talay Seafood Restaurant, which is the 1st restaurant nearest the carpark facing the river. Yes we anyhow whack, but whack correctly we did because the food was very good. Will post about the restaurant in the next post, hopefully. Meanwhile, enjoy the photos and if you’re looking for a spot of shopping coupled with good food in a relatively clean and trendy environment, you can consider Asiatique. Prices are steeper than what you’d find around Bangkok but still good when compared to Singapore.

Oh btw, Asiatique only opens from 5pm onwards and closes at midnight. But don’t go too late because some shops do close earlier than that! Really, I would advise you to go at 5pm because there are so many small shops to browse through! Nice toilets here too (for once!), air-conditioned!

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Bangkok Street Food

This will be a series of posts on my recent trip to Bangkok, the Capital of Thailand. The last time I was there for a holiday was way back in 2006. 6 years later, I feel that Bangkok has changed somewhat from what I remember it to be. There are just malls and malls and malls lining the streets, with more shopping malls being built as we speak. Obviously, Bangkok has always been a shopping haven, but it just seems even more overwhelming now. And previously, a number of the malls were average looking, but now, each mall looks so glitzy! I especially love Siam Paragon, which I did not get to visit back in 2006.

But to me, a holiday’s never only about shopping. I love exploring the side streets and scrutinising how the locals live. So while I enjoy the glitz and cleanliness of the new malls (I use the toilets there), it’s the dirty alleyways and the roadside food stalls that truly makes my holiday.

Enjoy the pictures below of the roadside stalls near my hotel. There will be many more posts on Bangkok so do stay tuned. If you’ve come by my blog in search of Singapore food, do use the Search Function located at the top of the right side bar.

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I like these round balls very much. They were cooked right in front of me and piping hot. Looks like a humongous fish ball, but tastes of coconut and tapioca, and still a little gooey in side. Only 25 baht for 6! Scroll down to the end to see how he makes them.

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