Saturday, 26 July 2014

BKK III Day 1: Park Plaza Bangkok

I was excited as it was our first family trip with the hubby and 2 kids! Although Baby Boy and I just got back from London a few days ago, we were all ready to set off again (I never say no to exploring the world =P).

Changi Airport Terminal 2
Koi Pond at Terminal 2's transit
Beautifully decorated and perfect for photo moments before you board the plane
(Please do not feed the fish)
Watching the koi swimming up and down the pond
Can't wait to board our SQ flight

As usual, parents with infants have the luxury of boarding first and sitting at the spacious first row of the Economy Class. Definitely one of the perks of travelling with a baby =)

Singapore Airlines is one of the few airlines that gives cute stuff to the kids that totally made our day! I was also pleased that the kid's meal was very suited for my girl.

The kid's meal, which looks and tastes 100 times better than the adult meal! *envy*
My girl enjoying her meal on her own
Even Baby Boy had his own toy
Baby Bassinet on our flight

Baby Boy did not like the bassinet though and kept crying every time we put him in it (thankfully we had a different infant seat for our British Airways flight to London). We gritted our teeth and bore with it since it was only a 2.5 hours flight (thank God!). Other than having to hold our 8kg baby on our laps the whole journey, it was a pleasant flight with few turbulence. Singapore Airlines is definitely our favourite way to fly (totally not biased or anything! *laughs*).

We arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok and cleared customs very quickly as we had a baby with us. The moment the Thai customs officer spotted me from afar, he motioned me forward to a special counter and stamped our passports in record time. I think this was one of the fastest that we had ever cleared immigration (*laughs*).

We travelled to our hotel, Park Plaza Bangkok Soi 18 Hotel, via the Public Taxi (details on how to do that in my previous post).

Park Plaza Bangkok Soi 18
(Address: Sukhumvit Road Soi 18, Klongtoey, Bangkok, Thailand)

The hubby chose this hotel because of its close proximity to Terminal 21, massage parlors and great food (more details at the end of this post). It was also within walking distance to both the Bangkok BTS (Asoke Station) and Bangkok Metro (MRT) (Sukhumvit Station).

We stayed in the Plaza Club Executive Rooms on the Plaza Club Floor (Level 7, the highest floor)

Spacious toilets (no bathtub)
Shower cubicle comes with a stool,
which comes in handy if you're bathing kids
or have elderly folks with weaker knees (and need to sit)
Complimentary bottled water provided everyday beside the sink
Full range of toiletries
Transparent windows separate the toilet from the large king size bed in the room
Comfy sofa for chilling out in
Clockwise from left: Baby Boy is used to hotel rooms by now;
Complimentary sandwiches and fruits;
Study table with full writing supplies

Staying on the Plaza Club Floor meant that you're entitled to free flow of canapé and drinks every day between 5-7pm at the Mezza restaurant.

Clockwise from left: The restaurant overlooks the lobby below;
Large dining area (where breakfast is also served);
Lounge area for canapé
Clockwise from left: Free flow of alcohol!;
Candy for the kids;
free flow of beer and soft drinks (Coke Light!) for everyone =)
Bite-sized sandwiches and snacks
(Sausages were great, we cleared the entire plate!)
Clockwise from left: Close up on the food;
My favourite Coke Light!; Fried Bee Hoon and soup

We were so full from eating the canapé that we decided to go for a short swim in the rooftop pool and get full-body oil massages (300 Baht each), before going for dinner at 11.30pm, Singapore time (10.30pm in Bangkok, which is behind Singapore by 1 hour).

Palm@18 was located at the foot of our hotel and had rave reviews by tourists who had stayed in Park Plaza previously.

Palm @ 18
Decorated with lanterns and traditional Thai elements
We were one of the few customers left of the night
Ordered the honey lemon tea and banana juice
(Both just as tasty!)
Non-spicy vegetable soup for my girl
(Nothing to rave about)
Morning Glory (Thai version of our Kang Kong) and Pad Thai
(Both awesome, my favourite!)
Fried Crab Bee Hoon
(We all loved this!)
Steamed Fish in Thai Sauce
(Ok only. Once again, nothing to rave about)

I went to bed that night so full that I thought my stomach would burst! And that was only the start of lots and lots of good food, almost every hour of every day! You'll never go hungry in Bangkok!

Continue to >> BKK III Day 2: Union Mall


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