08 March 2012

Amazing Thailand (MBK and Pantip)

It was our last day at Amazing Thailand and as much as we wanted to go to more beautiful places in Bangkok, time and money aren't on our side. With our flight taking off later that evening, we chose instead to just go around the malls for some window shopping MBK and Pantip.

Located just outside the Skytrain's National Stadium station, MBK Center, also known as Mahboonkrong Center was named after the developer's parents, Mah and Boonkrong. It opened in 1985, the same year our very own SM City North Edsa opened. MBK Center is huge and you can find almost anything you need, in the same spirit as SM's "we got it all for you." The food center have a variety of food choices and uses a coupon system.

After having lunch and shopping for some last minute pasalubongs at MBK, we went next to Pantip plaza or some techie stuff. Walking towards Pantip Plaza we passed by a couple of malls barricaded, visibly damaged by the protests months back.

From LG, HP, Lenovo, Sony, Epson, and other familiar electronic brands, the brand that attracted me the most was A&W. That familiar smiling bear and his rootbeer float was surely missed.

After a quick snack at A&W we walked around some more until we reached the Baiyoke Tower II, Thailand's tallest building. At the ground level was a huge clothing market, closely resembling Tutuban's Cluster building. When it was time to go back to our hotel, it started to rain and we got lost so we hopped on a taxi to bring us to the closest Skytrain station.

For dinner, we chose a nearby place, just below the Chong Nonsi BTS. The food was good and the homemade spicy fish sauce was priceless. I wish they'd sell those in bottles. After dinner, we were supposed to take a taxi to the airport but after reading the local newspaper, we found out that the Airport train was recently opened and accepts passengers for free. Awesome.


Lunch at MBK: Php150
Float and Fries at A&W: Php75
Day 3 Transportation: Php75
Dinner: Php165
Day 3 TOTAL: Php465

Airfare and Hotel TOTAL: Php9,738.52
Day 1 TOTAL: Php1,435.50
Day 2 TOTAL: Php3,615.00
Day 3 TOTAL: Php465
Entire Trip TOTAL: Php15,254.02

***exchange rate assumption: 1BHT = Php1.50


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