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Cruise Dining in Bangkok

From the previous post, I wrote about belated dining with friends at the rooftop bar in Bangkok. That was one day after my BD. On my BD I arranged to dine with my family on the cruise in Bangkok along Chaophraya River. First of all, I did a lot of research where I can book the journey, how much the price, what kind of food, how many types of cruise they have.

I checked on the internet, called agencies to compare prices and promotions. I decided to go with a small cruise called Wanfah with the reason that bigger cruise, more crowded but the smaller boat we have more privacy. Apologies for the photo of the ship where we boarded is not available, I was not able to take a photo of my own boat in that time. I took a picture of the big cruise where we passed instead then the blog readers will have an idea of how it looks like.

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We have to choose the menu, whether seafood or traditional Thai food once we book the table with the agency. The money we paid for the reservation is non-refundable. So make sure first if you are not going to cancel later.

We went to the pier at Bangkok River City, the boat will depart on time at 7 pm and will return at 9 pm. There was a photographer who took our photo before we were on board (we have to pay later, it’s not free 🙁 )

The entry started with spring rolls and deep-fried noodle. For Thai menu, you will have Tom Yum soup, stirred mix vegetable, Chicken red curry, steamed jasmine rice, Thai dessert and fruits.

The Seafood menu will go with Grilled salmon dish and seafood basket then Thai dessert and fruits. Drinking water is free and refillable, but soft drink and alcohol.

The boat cruised along the river, passing many significant landmarks such as the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Wat Pho etc. The sightseeing at night makes them look mysterious beautiful.

There is a trip guide on the boat who will explain the stories of historical landmarks where we passed. The weather was good, no rain as we were afraid, just only humid in the air.

There was live Hammered dulcimer music and Thai traditional dance performance to entertain the tourist until we returned to the pier.

We returned to the pier on time at 9 pm, enjoyed and had a good time with family. I’m now thinking about what the next creative birthday celebration will be.

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Rooftop Dining in Bangkok

The second home visit this year on my birthday makes it more special to spend time with my family and friends. It’s been several years that I didn’t have a chance to celebrate my birthday in Thailand.

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I spend time celebrating with my family on my birthday and a day later with my friends. We booked a table at a rooftop restaurant at a riverside hotel in Bangkok. I picked the hotel on the west coast, not in the city so we can see the river Choapraya view at night without any overshadow. 

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In that evening, the sky was totally blocked out with nimbus about 6 pm-ish the rain poured down. The electric roof shade was spreading cover us in the restaurant. I started ordering my first drink “Lady mermaid”, that looks purple and good choice!! Following up with Shushi and Tacos while waiting for my friend’s arriving.

The rain was gone an hour later, everything was back to normal. The sun has gone,  the sky was partly clouded and nightlife in Bangkok Metropolis awaken appreciating all audience from the top view. 

Once they arrived, we have our own drinks and ordered other dishes. We also have double sushi (recommended, it’s nice).

We enjoy good music and good food. Late-night those bartenders showed their throwing shaker mixing skill to customers. Good time to spend with friends talked for several hours about midnight. Time filed, we need to go home. 

On the bill, 5% service charge is included. Not too expensive and acceptable. We felt comfortable and have our privacy. Nice place for a couple as well, there is a private table facing the river view. 

See you until next time.

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Little tips when you arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport

Thailand is the one of the world most destination as the view of the tourist you may not know many little tips that could be useful once you visit Thailand. 

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First of all, our main airport is Suvarnabhumi International Airport, and its code is “BKK”, but the airport isn’t located in Bangkok as people think. The airport located in Samut Prakan Province that is Bangkok’s perimeter at the East.

The currency is Thai Baht and it’s rate is floating on US Dollars in the market.

Once you arrived the airport, I would suggest you not to do any exchanged at the bank kiosk inside the airport because you will lose some money due to the low rate. The place where you can get the better rate exchange is “Super Rich” kiosk that is at the basement. You will need to go down under the last basement and walk to the Airport Rail Link Station, you will see many exchange counters there, but keep looking for Super Rich in Green Color. I am emphasis again “Super Rich Green Color”. There is 2 colour, orange and green, I suggest you go to green. It offers you the highest rate among those kiosks in the Airport.

About the telecommunication i.e. telephone number, SIM card. Once you grabbed your bags and walked out from the Customs area, you will find the telecom network provider on the left hand, there are AIS, True and Dtac that you can take information and purchase the package during your stay. Also another option at the 4th floor, far right corner, same area as the post office where you can buy SIM card from CAT Telecom (which I have never tried before).

The airport offers you 2 hours free WiFi, you will have to register your passport and email address at the first connect to the WiFi. The internet is provided by AIS, True and Dtac then you can choose whichever you prefer. 

At the passport control, there is E-gate for Thai Passport on the right hand. Foreigner passport has to go to the left. There are 2 passport control at East and West and usually the West is faster for early morning arrival. 

You are allowed to bring 1 ltr of Alcohol through the Customs.

These are simple tips as I can remember from every time I came back home. If there is any new things I discovered, I will share to you.