Sunday, 29 June 2008

Bhutan in a word = Picturesque!

Here's a few pictures from Bhutan to whet your appetite!

(click on pic to see larger version)

 Punakha Dzong

Prayer wheel


Punakha valley 

Prayer flags

Was the trip worth it? Definitely!

More summary of the trip coming up...

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Shopping for Cars

Where's the best place to shop for cars in Bangkok? Why, in the shopping mall of course! More specifically, in Siam Paragon.


There's the Lamborghini


The Lotus


The Maserati

And lots more!

(Ok, my bro will probably kill me cos I didn't get the names/models exactly right...)

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Bhutan, here I come!

The idea of a Bhutan holiday came about when my colleague was suppose to go there for work. Such an intriguing county/culture. I even got this Bhutan book for my birthday.


But due to the very government controlled tourism, this is the most expensive holiday I've ever had to pay for! THB 66,000 for a 5-day trip. At least I know my money will be going to the development of the country, not into some corporate con's pockets.

Will update if the trip is worth it or not. Tune in next week!



Trends are everything here. Once you get a new trend, you'll see it everywhere you go. Remember the "I'm not a plastic bag" trend? Well, now you can send that same environmental message on your dog!

Not a plastic Dog!

p.s. This makes a great wallpaper - click on pic to download

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Ko Samet

Ko Samet is just about 3 hours away from Bangkok by bus. A nice beach within reach of the city centre, a perfect getaway for the weekend.


A view from under the umbrella. Blue skies, clear waters... ahhh...


If you wake up really early, you can see the sunrise. I got up at 5.30am, and its already bright! The sun was up. But covered with some clouds. What a wasted effort...


You can rent a boat to bring you around the island. We got the boat to see the sunset, and then drop us off at a cool place for nice dinner.


Sunset was also kinda cloudy


Choices of kebabs or fresh seafood for bbq

Then you get to have a nice lovely night sitting on the peer and chilling out.


And doing silly things with the camera in pitch black darkness...


Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Sunday Brunch

Sunday brunch is such a sophisticated sounding thing to do. And indeed it is... for a price that is. For about THB 2,000 per person, you get to have brunch at the Bangkok Marriott Resort and Spa, overlooking the Chao Phraya river.

Getting there is easy. There's a free boat taxi to bring you across the river directly to the resort. Click here to find out how to get there.


All the cheese you can eat, with names you cant pronounce

Needless to say, food is of excellent quality! Quantity counts too. Choices are just too many - from cheese to barbeque to fresh oyster to Indian and Japanese. There's even truffles if you'd like to give it a go (just don't have too high expectations on it).


Yes, its real truffles!

ice table for fresh seafood

Ice table for the fresh seafood... which they later threw into the river

There's even a good selection of wine and cocktails. Yeap, I had wine from morning to afternoon! No,Iamnotadrunkard...

Wine chillien wine enjoying the wine

And dessert... mouth watering!



Of course, the obligatory chocolate fountain...


And when you're too full, you can sneak into the swimming pool and order more drinks!

drinks by the pool

Don't forget to watch the sunset as you catch the train back...

pollution makes good sunsets