Continuing my previous post.
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 – Bangkok, Thailand
In Bangkok, we did not need to be in a rush, since we spent more than 1 day here. We woke up late on the next morning and enjoy our time. Our plan was to go shopping at Platinum and MBK. We had our late breakfast and early lunch at KFC since we don’t want to go too far .
After lunch, we went to money changer at Khaosan Road and then back to our hotel since we want to buy Simon Cabaret ticket show there.
At first the ticket price was THB1200, but my friend successfully persuaded the sales person, so we only need to pay THB700 for one ticket.
We took taxi to Bus Station. It was quite difficult to get taxi in Bangkok, especially if you were in group. You need to ask the driver first and make sure that he will use meter. We got rejected several times, many of them were pink colored. We bought bus ticket to Phuket at the bus station and then headed to Platinum to shop. Yeayyy…
For women, I think Platinum is heaven. We can spend hours at this place. There were three zones here and you can find many clothing stores here. Unfortunately, we needed to go back to hotel before 6.30PM since we will need to go to Asia Hotel to watch the Cabaret show (Lady Boy show). To go back to hotel, we walked for 10 minutes to the nearest BTS (Sky Train) station. It was really exhausting since we have shopped for like 3-4 hours and we still needed to walk in the middle of the sunny and hot weather. Tired and sweaty, finally we arrived at the BTS station. Bangkok BTS (Sky Train) and MRT (Subway) system are quite new and it has improved Thailand transportation system. You should try them! They are quite similar with Singapore and South Korea.
A free pick up was arranged by the travel agency to pick us from Greenhouse Hotel to Asia Hotel. Since we didn’t have enough time to change clothes, we headed to Asia Hotel with the same clothes as this morning. We looked really messy, but we tried to stay cool. Hehe.
The cabaret show was really amusing and interesting. The lady boys were really pretty and very looked alike with real ladies. I wonder how they did the trans-gender surgery and how much they’ve paid for it.😛
They acted, danced, and imitating popular singers on that stage. The show was so well prepared and performed. Even though the ticket price was quite expensive, but it was worth to watch.
I asked my friend who ever watched similar show in Phuket, she said that they were not allowed to take pictures during the show. That did not apply to us, we can take pictures and video during the show in Bangkok. After the show, you can take photographs with your chosen lady boys and give them some tip. Usually you can give them around THB50-100. Put the money inside their palms after taking photo.
KFC: THB80/ person
Simon Cabaret Show: THB700/ person
Taxi (Greenhouse – Bus Station): THB100
Ticket Bus to Phuket: THB626/ person
Taxi (Bus Station – Platinum): THB170
Shopping at Platinum: ~THB1000 (Optional)
BTS + MRT (Platinum – Hua Lampong): THB38/ person
Taxi (Hua Lampong – Khaosan): THB80
Bus (Phrom Pong – Khaosan): THB15/ person