It's been a while I dont update this blog.
The following photos were my journey to Bangkok for The North Face 100KM Race in Thailand in February 2012.
Arriving at the airport
The air port surrounding - it's my first time here, so, I can take pictures as i like it
On our way to Amphawa - one of the district, 1 hour away from Bangkok town
we saw this gigantic statue of 3 headed elephant
The busy road of bangkok town - once we alighted from the van
On top of the bridge - on our way to Bangkok BTS (LRT system was know by that name here)
Still on the bridge
This photo was at Amphawa while waiting for our van to take us to Bangkok Town.
(I'm in Amphawa for The North Face 100km ultra-marathon..ah..you will get it)
Our F1 Driver, - Driving like mad
Bangkok's Monument - Town Centre
Queuing to purchase the BTS (Bangkot Transit System) ticket
The rush hour, same like us - the crowd
One of the stop
It's almost time to reach home back in KL
Phew....at least they have other language
The map - we're trying to find our way through...
After a long walk with our heavy back pack, it is not to exit the BTS
One of the mode of transport
Please take the taxi instead, the price for this motor taxi was exorbitant ! 300 baht for a less than 5 km distance (RM30-00).
The whole vehicle look's like
Little bit more
One of the shopping complex, near our hotel
The traffic condition
The famous platinum plaza, oh..my feet! It was a tyring walk to reach here
One more shopping complex adjacent to Platinum
They are using Toyota Altis as Taxis a few million baht the driver say
Halal Food! 2 Km from our hotel, it must be our group's lucky day.
Let's peek inside
For those who is in town and looking for halal food, this is the place, you may google it and find the location
Aiyo...the photo is not in sequence, the busy bangkok town when we first got here
Ala kacau la...Orang nak ambik gambar ni - from inside the eatery
Pepsi is the main sponsor for this outlet
The bowl jar contain some sort of chilli paste I think
How cute, a cuppa of Teh Tarik (a small kettle of plain hot water in case you want a refill and a cup of ice chunks in case it's too hot) - I think
Bring the food on the table baby....Crab Omelette, Tom Yam and Spicy Prawn - delicious!
From the road side
Here it was situated
Another Halal restaurant situated nearby just a few shops away, Mak Yah - It was closed
Mak Yah Restaurant
On our way back walking we saw this sign - it's a mosque
This is the road sign leading to the halal food heaven, remember folks
All small outlet at the roadside are halal food
This the place to eat halal food
The mosque - taking from outside. There was this uncle said that you can go inside to take photo
The bird cage hanging
They do have masjid darul aman here
The taxi fare list from the back seat, It's cheap
On our way to Royal Palace
Can see it from afar
The wall (tu kepala botak sapa tu?) The royal palace was closed for ritual something and open back in a few hours. So, we headed to ...
Through busy market...
River Cruise....1 hour journey circling the island
The jetty area
Some sort of wheel to adjust the jetty's up and down movement
Pulling his way through
Still waiting for our long tail boat
We're in the boat already ..so fast!
The activity along the river bank
One of the temple with large statue
we even stop for river shopping
Every house has stairs like these
With a stilt
The boat operator lepaking
We were stop by this enclosure - some sort of river traffic device
Can you see it at the background - the barricade seems to be lifted up
The boat from the other side gushing out
It's our turn to pass through
Can see clearly now there have this green and red light indicator
Heavy duty engine
The floating market
More floating market
The water pipe suppying water to river side houses
Maybe it's their way of life
With their own set of boat
some sort of canooe or something
House on stilt - a unique
The road sign...i mean river sign
It's a fish party!
More house on stilt
One of the main attraction, temple
Dont know what it means
One of the famous temple - and we're going there
The only way to this temple is by boat
Ticket for 50 baht - RM5-00 not bad at all
You cannot wear like this
The detail of the structure
It's hot and steamy
Time to go back - calling our boat
Back to the wall
The opposite of the palace
You cant also wear like these...
Well, I'm wearing shorts, so, need to queue for free pants. You have to put some money as a deposit. I think it was 20 baht
We're in! from afar
You need to buy a ticket to enter or you can stay just at the entrance to enjoy the view, it's also nice
Some sort of bell shape temple
We're in this temple (out of many) - please take off your shoes, there were guards will tell ya..
The fine details
The entrance to the temple, you cant take picture inside, but it look so nice!
Oppss...the 1 GB of storage capacity has been utilized!
No more photos beyond this point