Wednesday 3 July 2013

[Day 1] Our Family Trip to Bangkok (BKK), Thailand

Sorry for this super "late" Bangkok (BKK) trip writeup which I have drag more than 6 months since December 2012 till now. And for friends and readers who have follow me on my Instagram or Facebook Page, you would probably know that we just had just returned from our awesome Taiwan trip last week. So in order to pen down as many memories as possible on our travel experiences for future reference, I need to first clear our BKK backlogs before I could start sharing something on our recent trip on Taiwan.

After 5 years (our 1st trip to Bangkok was in December 2007) finally we managed to make our 2nd visit back to Land of Smiles, Bangkok. We were all very excited to set foot back to familiar places like MBK, Chatuchak, Siam Ocean World as well as exploring new places and eateries recommended by my brother who frequent Bangkok.

Getting ready to board our flight  to Bangkok and it was a great experience traveling with Thai Airways again.
Our flight takes off on time without much delay.
Thai Airways Economy Class in-flight facilities comes with larger screens and touch-control commands for passengers to choose between many of the latest multi-lingual hit movies, classic oldies and popular TV programmes. There are also news, travel destination and information channels plus interactive games and kids cartoons too.

*Note: USB Port is also available for charging purposes. 

[Thai Airlines In-Flight Menu] Honestly, the Kid's Menu from Thai Airways do look and taste good as compared to some other airlines which we had travel on-board before. Also from the photo above you could see the varieties of item given which consists of Main Course, beverages, snacks, fruit and etc.

[Thai Airways In-Flight Menu] The Adult menu was more towards Asian palate with choice of either Stir-fry Seafood Noodles or Asian-style Black Bean Fish with Rice and Vegetables. Although I am not in any favour for in-flight food but surprisingly most of all their dishes still taste quite decent.

[Thai Airways In-Flight Menu] Asian-Style Black Bean Fish With Rice and Vegetables
Window Seats View
My kid is always fascinated with window seats so that he could enjoy the beautiful scenery high up from the plane through the windows.

View of sunset from our seats before landing.
Love the experience to debark from the aircraft  runway and board the Passenger Bus which ferry us from the aircraft to the airport terminal.

[Stay Connect] In order to stay connect with your family or love ones back home, you could get one of this Thailand local mobile SIM card known as "Happy Instant SIM" which is part of the “Happy” Prepaid SIM brand by Dtac. It comes with user-friendly English instructions, packaging and other beneficial services customized for both foreign leisure and business travelers whom visiting Thailand.

SIM card can be purchased from Airport upon arrival at the service counter or any of their mobile outlets at major shopping malls such as MBK also known as Mahboonkrong. Happy Instant SIM bundles are available shown below:-

- 49 Baht for 1 day Unlimited EDGE/GPRS
- 249 Baht (SG$10.15) for 7 days Unlimited EDGE/GPRS
- 999 Baht for 30 days Unlimited EDGE/GPRS

While for Roaming Charges, please call Dtac Care at 1678 to activate international service.

Upon arrival at Suvarnabhumi Airport (Bangkok International Airport), we took the Phaya Thai Express Train service located at basement level of the airport to our hotel which is located near Phaya Thai BTS station. The whole journey took about 20 minutes and it cost THB 90 (SG$ 3.70) for single trip ticket and THB 150 (SG$6.10) for round trip ticket.

[Travel Companion] Traveling around Bangkok would be a breeze with one of this BTS (Bangkok Mass Transit System) top-up card. You can enjoy your own luxury time exploring Bangkok city with the convenience of tap and go and these top-up cards can be easily purchased at any of their train station.

At Phaya Thai Station, we transferred another train to Victory Monument BTS Station (one stop) which is beside Century Movie Plaza (near Victory Monument BTS Station).

From the back entrance of Century Movie Plaza, we took the complimentary Tutu Shuttle service by King Power to Pullman Hotel.

During our four nights at Pullman King Power Hotel, we are staying in one of their 30 suites which located on upper floor view with private living room. Special facilities for suite guests includes, pillow menu, spacious lounge access, iPod docking station, Nespresso machine, in-room fitness and 15% and 20% Discount Card for shopping at King Power Duty Free Mall and etc.

Since my brother is one of their regular guests, they even prepared some welcome fruits and sweet snacks as a complimentary items.

[Suite Room] Living Room Facilities and Snack Bar
[Suite Room] View and facilities in the bathroom
[Suite Room] Get ready for bubble bath time
[Suite Room] Executive Suite with 1 king-size bed
King Power Pullman Bangkok is 30-minute drive away from Suvarnabhumi Airpor and it's located in central Bangkok with 6 fashionable bars and restaurants as well an infinity pool that overlook a botanical garden and exquisite spa. There are 366 rooms ranging from Superior, Deluxe, Executive and Suites which offer their signature Pullman bed and free WiFi service throughout the hotel for you to select from.

8/2 Rangnam Road, Thanon-Phayathai
Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400 THAILAND
Telephone: +66 (0) 2680 9999     Fax: +66 (0) 2680 9998



  1. Hi Ellena

    I'm your regular reader and thanks for sharing your travel experience.

    Please advise when you debark from the aircraft runway in Bangkok, passengers have to walk down the long flight of steps to the ground? I need to know as I'm travelling with old folks and steps may be an issue to them.


    1. Hi there! The connecting skybridge is depending on availability so sometime it might need to alight at the runway to board the airport bus to the terminal. But before hand, you can actually check with the airline or so when u do your booking. HTH :)


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