14 November 2015

SabX2 Wanton Mee 云吞面专家 (Bangkok)

The well-known wanton mee located at Pratunam, Soi Petchburi 19 is within walking distance from GLOW Pratunam Hotel. The place has limited seats and is always crowded, you'll need to wait for a while before getting your seats.
How to get there?
Address: 4/32-33 Soi Phetchaburi 19, Pratunam, Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: +66 2653 9618

Along Phetchaburi Road, turn left into Soi Phetchaburi 19 and walk about 5 minutes, the shop is on your right side

Nearest Station: Ratchaprarop (walk about 15 minutes)

Opening hours
Daily from 9am to 3pm

The wanton mee (dried) came in really small portion but just nice for breakfast.
60 baht for the wanton mee
 The braised trotter seems tempting and we ordered that too!
300 baht (about S$12) for the braised meat!

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11 November 2015

Health Land Asoke (Bangkok)

Massage after shopping?
Health Land Asoke is located near to Terminal 21 shopping mall which takes about 15 minutes' walk from the BTS station.
How to get there?
Address: 55/5 Sukhumvit 21 Rd. (Asoke), Khlongtoeinuea, Wattana, Bangkok 10110
Tel: +66 (0) 2261 1110
(Call to make reservation first if you are going in a group)

Nearest BTS Station: Asok (15 minutes' walk)

Opening hours
Daily from 9am to 11pm

Website: http://www.healthlandspa.com/home.html
We had the traditional thai massage in the room.
Remember to give a small tip to your masseur, best to standardise the amount among your friends.

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04 November 2015

Ruamkatanyu Foundation 泰国義德善堂 (Bangkok)

Coffin donation for a good cause!
When you travel to Bangkok, you can make coffin donation at Ruamkatanyu Foundation for a good cause. 
捐棺木做功德, 功德无量!
(Photo courtesy of Wallace Chin)

According to some websites, Ruamkatanyu Foundation was founded on 22 June Buddhist Era 2513 and the purpose is to provide coffins for those who passed on and no one came to claim the body.
How to donate?
Once you enter the Foundation, approach the counter to inform of the amount that you would like to donate.

Fill in the pink merit slip with your name, signature and donation amount. Pass the donation monies to the counter. You will be given the temple-issued value certificate.
Put the glue at the back of the pink merit slip and paste the slip onto the coffin.
Take 20 joss sticks for praying, 3 joss sticks to 1 censer and 1 joss stick at the entrance (left and right).
After praying, hit the bells and the drum three times.
Burn the certificate in the burning urn near the entrance before leaving.

How to get there?
Take MRT to Sam Yan and Exit 1. Ruamkatanyu Foundation is on the left side of the exit which is near to Wat Hua Lampong.

By taxi from Pratunam area will cost about 100 baht.

Opening hours
24 hours
Thai iced milk tea at the stall outside of the Ruamkatanyu Foundation.
As Chinatown is nearby, we hailed for a cab to Chinatown for dinner.

30 October 2015

GLOW Pratunam Hotel (Bangkok)

Where to stay in Bangkok?
About 45 minutes away from Suvarnabhumi International Airport, GLOW Pratunam Hotel is located from 7th floor of Shibuya Pratunam shopping complex. The hotel is located very near to the popular Wanton Mee shop and about 5-10 minutes of walking distance, you'll reach Platinum Fashion Mall and Palladium shopping mall.
Free WiFi login/password is provided when you check-in the hotel.
How to get there?
Address: 919 Petchburi Road, Kwang Thanon Phayathai Rajdhevi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Tel: +66 225 73999
Website: glowbyzinc.com

By Airport Rail Link, alight at Ratchaprarop station and walk to the hotel (about 15 minutes). I wouldn't suggest walking to the hotel unless you do not have a luggage with you. The road is a bit rough along the way so I'd suggest you to take a cab.

By taxi, we were given a ticket at the taxi stand which is located at the basement. It was a fixed rate of 500 baht for 5 persons (inclusive of toll charges) to travel from airport to Glow Pratunam Hotel.

Hotel room is definitely spacious. We can even have a small gathering at the sofa area.
Hotel amenities are well provided except for the comb. Couldn't locate the comb.
If you need some exercise, hit the gym which is usually quiet in the morning.
Or have a swim at the pool. The pool is really small, need to swim a few more laps.
After our short trip, we took a metered taxi back to Suvarnabhumi International Airport which cost about 250 baht (inclusive of toll charges). Do check with the taxi driver to have the meter started, some drivers preferred a fixed rate charge.

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28 October 2015

DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe

Thanks to my friends for choosing this cafe to celebrate my birthday!
One and only official DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe that serves american cuisine such as burgers, sandwiches, etc.
Superman's Soup
Alfred's Parmesan Truffle
 Mr. J's Crazy Chilli Cheese Fries
Superman Has Gone Bizarrd for Bolognaise
 Batman's Dark Knight
 Aquaman's Friends with Fish.. & Chips
Suicide Squawk
 Rainbow cake!!
How to get there?
Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, L1-03/04/05 Bay Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Tel: +6566887610

By Car -
  • Along Bayfront Avenue towards Raffles Avenue, turn left into MBS carpark

By Public Transport -
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 03511 (Marina Bay Sands MICE) - Bus No. 97, 106, 133
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 03509 (Marina Bay Sands Hotel) - Bus No. 97, 106, 133, 502, 518

Nearest MRT Station: Bayfront (CE1)

Opening hours
Sun to Thurs: 10.30am to 11pm
Fri, Sat: 10.30am to 11.30pm

A Big Thanks to my friends who celebrated my birthday and thanks for the gifts!

16 September 2015

Wheeler's Yard

A cosy bicycle cafe in an industrial warehouse setting, let your hair down and enjoy your meal! Fret not about the parking, they have free parking available next door.
How to get there?
Address: 28 Lorong Ampas Singapore 328781
Tel: 6254 9128

By Car -
  • Along Balestier Road, turn into Jalan Ampas, turn right into Lor Ampas and turn left to the building next to Wheeler's Yard. Free parking next door.
  • Alternatively, after Jalan Ampas, park at the kerbside carpark lots and walk to Lor Ampas. (limited parking lots and coupon parking)
By Public Transport - 
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 50201/ 50199 (Shaw Plaza/ HMI Balestier Hosp) - Bus No. 21, 130, 131, 145, 186
  • Alight at Bus Stop No. 52099 (Opp NKF) - Bus No. 21, 124, 125, 131, 139, 186, 565

Nearest MRT Station: Toa Payoh (Take Bus No. 145 or 139 from Interchange)

Opening hours
Tues to Thurs: 10.30am to 10pm
Fri to Sat: 10.30am to 11pm
Sun: 10.30am to 10pm

Wheeler's Yard Facebook
Cheese Fries
Or Lu Lu Sotong
Pork & Roll
Sambal Udang
Grilled Chicken