Akhmal Travels: Royal Plaza, Pratunam Market & Siam Paragon (Thailand Day 3)

Greetings. Hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday. Feels good to be back home. It is a gloomy afternoon in Brunei, a nice weather to stay in.

A day has passed and I still cannot get over Bangkok. After being flooded with questions about the trip coming from the family, I believe they're planning to go there for a shopping trip. Probably in December? We'll see.

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Day 3.



Day 3 was undoubtedly the most tiring day of the trip. We started off going for an educational visit to Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon (RMUTP) and we were greeted by wonderful people with vibrant colours of flowers and fruits everywhere. We truly felt welcomed there. 

Thank you for the great hospitality. Shoutout to Daimon & Suri, two of the many people I met there (...quite goodlooking too!)


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Without following the original itinerary, we dropped by to Royal Plaza nearby. The view was magnificent, for a moment I thought I was in France. The great architecture of the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, together with the King Rama V Equestrian Monument erected with pride, made a perfect combo.



And then, I rode my very first Tuk Tuk.



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We continued our journey to Pratunam Market afterwards. You can imagine how tired I was by now. We made our walk from one end of the market to the other and decided to shop in Platinum Mall (Air-conditioned, thank God. I nearly fainted cause the market was crowded and steamy).

We met fellow Bruneians here, as well! I found out later that day why it is such a hot spot for Bruneians. 


The items are extremely cheap! I realised afterwards that Pratunam Market has that similarity with Masjid India in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. So, I can say it's a family-friendly place for a shopping trip. Especially for the shopaholic babu-babu Brunei. 

I was too tired I did not buy anything.

Just stayed at a coffee shop, took a little nap and had myself a cup of Cappuccino while others did their never-ending shopping.


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Sure by now you think we went straight to our hotel? Nope. It was around 4 pm and to Siam Paragon we went.

Exhausting.

BUT,

I can honestly say that Siam Paragon is ultimately my ideal place to shop. It is that shopping place for the elite people. Designer shops in every direction! It was enough to give me pleasure by looking around, surrounded by people dressed in expensive things. Though, I felt so underdressed and filthy. 

LOL to that.


I finally did some shopping in H&M (finally!) and grabbed some books in Kinokuniya before ending our day.

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Personal survival tips:

1) The weather in Bangkok can be very unpleasant. Have a bottled water, an umbrella or a wet tissue with you if you're planning to go out for the whole day.
2) We were given a prior warning to keep an eye on your bag the whole time. Don't want pickpockets now, do we?

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