[ Manmade light seems brighter than God’s.] – fastfinger on Flickr, 31st Mar ’06
Day 2. So where’d we go this morning? Woke up nice and early, LS and her boy discovered some nice internet cafe nearby that was like THB9 an hour. That’s right folks, THB9 a fcuking hour, not a minute. Cheap and comfortable with decent speed, what else can you ask for?
So yeah, we took a cab and headed down to stop number one for the day.
One word: Chinatown.
I’m not sure if these pics captured the feel of the hustle and bustle, but hey at least I tried.
Kewl looking telephone box : )
It was at this point that SJ jie‘s A80 died on me, so yeah no pictures for this part. LS and her boy went back to the hotel, while V and I continued walking around Chinatown, literally walking up-down-left-right. We tramped through the small alleys, squirmed our way through the crowded backlanes and had our fill of window shopping.
And yeah, we finally made our way back via the train service. The train service’s different from the BTS over there, incase you were wondering. The BTS is mostly overhead, while the train’s underground. Kinda like our MRT actually.
Hualamphong railway station, courtesy of V’s K750i once again. My trusty backup cam as always.
This is the actual train station. MRT station I mean.
The ticket dispenser’s nothing too out of the ordinary..
.. but look at what we got. Woot, not tickets dude. Plastic tokens!
Apparently China’s using the same system as well, according to V. The value’s encoded into the tokens, and you drop ’em into the gantries after getting out. Sweet, no need to head back to the machine to get your refund : )
(Now if only Singapore had this too, it’ll be a lot friendlier to the tourists.)
And the rest of the station seems to be pretty much the same.
We took a couple stops up, got out at Si Lom station and headed for the nearest shopping center. Boy, were we starved at that point. Walking too long without food is no good for your stomach.
And yeah, this looked good. I say again, looked. Chester’s Grill wasn’t all that fantastic.
We crawled our way back to the hotel after that, and took a long rest. Me? I took time out for a leisurely soak in the bathtub, reading my copy of Eragon. One doesn’t get a chance to do that at home after all heh heh.
Dinner later on was at Outback Steakhouse.
(Honestly, I hadn’t even eaten at this bloody place back in Singapore heh.)
This outlet was pretty good; nice quiet place to have a leisurely dinner, relax and chat. Other than the un-ordinary pricetag once again, not too bad at all.
Pretty post-Christmas lights at Siam Paragon : ) The displays there are really kewl, I’ll show you guys another one in the upcoming posts. Singapore’s displays?
One word: bah.