Fantastic Thailand Amazing Lipe

  • 29 Aug – 1 Sept 2015

30 Aug 2015

Most people may think low season may not be good time to visit any island resort, guess this is generally true but may not be all true. We chose to visit Koh Lipe during the monsoon season for

  1. Hotel room rate is so much cheaper
  2. Not so crowded beaches and restaurants
  3. It cannot be raining for all the days during monsoon season-Hopefully

Koh Lipe

Continue reading Fantastic Thailand Amazing Lipe

Temples exploration in Chiangmai

6 Nov 2014

I had done some readings regarding temples in Chiangmai and was overwhelmed with many names of the wats mentioned. I somehow never jotted them down and relied upon our hired faithful and knowledgeable driver Ah Dee.

He first stopped us at Wat Chedi Luang, which i deemed a must-go if you were to visit temples in Chiangmai. It was an old temple with intricate craftings and architecture. The inner of the temple is grand and yet sirene. I would had snapped more photos if not because of family members wanting to move on to other places.

Wat Chedi Luang

DSC_5656
Continue reading Temples exploration in Chiangmai

Yi Ping and Loy Kratong 2014

6 Nov 2014

This trip was specifically planned for my wife, who wanted to participate in the massive Yi Ping event held annually at Myojo University at Chiangmai.

Lots of efforts and studies were done, including speculating when the event at Myojo University would be held. As a norm, a massive event for local Thais will be held near the actual Yi Peng day, while another opened specially for Farang would be held about 2 weeks after the actual Yi Peng day. To prepare for this, I had planned to arrive 1 day before actual Yi Peng day and leaving only 2 days after Yi Peng, but that is only so much one could planned as in this year, the organiser had decided to have the ceremony for local Thais to be held about 2 weeks before actual Yi Peng day but left the actual day for celebration by Farang. Feeling disappointed? For sure, end up wife was the one who consoled me that it was OK to miss the Myojo University celebration.

We were soon to find out that she was absolutely correct, as on the actual Yi Peng day it self, there was a massive celebration near a bridge at Chiangmai town and trust me, the crowd was massive, this was a Yi Peng cum Loy Kratong celebration where ones let go off Lanterns as well as Crating (boat) at the river.

We stayed at the strategically located Centara Duangtawan Hotel where the walk to the bridge took us less than 10 minutes. We saw the crowd started building up by 8pm, where lots of people heading to the bridge, passing by our hotel.

Along the way to the bridge, there are peddler selling beautiful Kratongs, Lanterns (Both plains and some with designs such as Angry Birds, Bears etc). There were also hawkers selling bags, shirts . Along the road were restaurants and also small pubs.

We reached at about 8.30pm, where the place was already so crowded, managed to find a place for letting go Lanterns

DSC_5853
Continue reading Yi Ping and Loy Kratong 2014

Floating Market at Amphawa

5 May, 2012 Amphawa

Guess most  people would think of Damnoen Saduak when comes to Floating Market in Bangkok. To wake up at six o’clock in the morning and get to the floating market before nine o’clock just to get the glimpse of the morning market activities at Damnoen Saduak, well… Not my cup of tea.

There is this solution for lazy fellow like me, who wants to have a look at floating market and yet not willing to leave the comfy bed in the morning…

Continue reading Floating Market at Amphawa

First Night in Bangkok

May 4, 2012 Bangkok

There is a reason why we get ourselves in Sala Daeng, but without GPS and with five exits at Sala Daeng BTS, we just didn’t know which exit will lead us to Sala daeng Soi 2. We took the No 3 exit finally and get ourselves at Thaniya road instead. Passed by lots of road side stalls selling various staffs from T Shirts to ornaments to light sheds, we felt exhausted and rested ourselves for nice cup of coffee and Swiss roll.

Continue reading First Night in Bangkok