Amazing Thailand, Day 1 Part 1


2nd December 2016 (Friday)

Continued from Upcoming Media Trip to Bangkok & Amphawa

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

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Overjoyed to be invited for this 4 days 3 nights media trip to Bangkok & Amphawa from 2nd to 5th December 2016 hosted by Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

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Thai Airways, National Carrier of Thailand

3+3+3 seating layout on Thai Airways (TG) wide body jet Boeing 777-200 ER

It has been a while since I fly with Singapore Airlines (SQ), but my personal opinion is that I find Thai Airways (TG) Boeing 777-200 ER (“ER” for Extended Range)  aircraft seats are newer and spacious than Singapore Airlines. There are generally two classes of travel on B777-200 ER, namely Business Class and Economy Class.

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In every airline in the world, flight attendants not only need to look impeccably groomed throughout the entire flight, they are also responsible for upholding on board service and safety standards. When I boarded the aircraft, this Thai stewardess attracted my eyes because I like her make up and she is very pretty. Her eyebrow embroidery and smoky brown palette eye shadow with dramatic thick, false long eyelashes are all on point. But.. the ear rings maybe abit too big.

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Jeslyn Ng (Editor from Tripzilla), Me and Jaclynn Seah (Travel blogger, The Occasional Traveller)

Sit back, relax and enjoy the in flight entertainment system or…just sleep.

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From left to right: Jaclynn (Travel blogger, The Occasional Traveller), RuiMing (Journalists, Shin Min Daily News), Me (Travel blogger, Irene-Travelogue.com), Jeslyn (Editor, Tripzilla), Nicolas (Marketing officer, TAT) and Jiayu (Travel blogger, flyhoneystars.com)

That’s us, a group of social media influencers, making our way to clear custom formalities in the Kingdom of Thailand.

1200 hrs Lunch at Nui Seafood (Mahachai)

We were drove to have our lunch at Nui Seafood Restaurant (Mahachai) to sample some seafood gourmet delights. My favourite dish is Barramundi Fried Fish, deep-fried to crispy, and served with green mango and chili fish sauce.

How to get there:

The restaurant is located in Mahachai, about 1.5 hours from central Bangkok.

Address: Mahachai, Samut Sakhon, Thailand 74000.

Phone: +66 34 421 166

Website: http://Www.jnuiseafood.com

Click to view a larger image of the menu

The price for each dish is reasonably priced and range from THB250 to THB400.

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1300 hrs Explore Saint Anna’s Church

After our delightful lunch, we went ahead to explore Saint Anna’s Church, Samut Sakhon, located by the Tha Chin River.

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The statue of Saint Anna is one of the largest of its kind in South East Asia
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Wat Ban Laem Temple. Photo Courtesy: TripAdvisor

1400 hrs Explore Wat Ban Laem

Departed for Wat Ban Laem Temple. Wat Ban Laem is the most important temple of the province and Thai people have worshiped Wat Ban Laem Buddle for ages due to his supernatural power.

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1430 hrs Explore Maeklong Railway Market

Next, we explore the famous Maeklong Railway Market, also known locally as the Umbrella Market.

Maeklong Railway Market looks like any other open-air market in Southeast Asia with vendors selling tropical fruits and vegetables, freshly caught seafood and other local foods. The market is sheltered by low-hanging umbrellas and the railway track is actually the walkway of the market.

The local guide brought us to a good spot to watch the train running through Maeklong Railway Market.

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Jiayu (Travel Blogger, flyhoneystars.com) and me chilling at the café, having our caffeine fix iced thai milk tea while waiting for the train to pass through the market.

 

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Video Courtesy: AsiaOne.
Watch: A piercing siren will sound and in a flash the market transforms with the stallholders whip away their produce and pull down their umbrella to make way for the train to pass.
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Dodging train at Mae Klong Railway Market
– End of Day 1 Part 1 –

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