Sunday, January 27, 2013

Thailand Day 4 - River Taxi and Platinum Mall

07 Jan, 1100 - Last day of our Thailand trip. We slept late and woke up to have breakfast in Pair's house. After breakfast, we took a river taxi with Pair's mom down to Platinum Mall. It was an interesting and amazing experience that people can get to places via the series of river canals built over the years.

River Taxi

Platinum Mall

After the shopping trip at the mall, we proceed to the airport via the sky-train. It was a rather smooth ride and we arrived at the airport within 30 mins! With that, it marks the end of our 4 days journey in Bangkok. Congrats to Eve and Ong again and wish you two a blissful marriage!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Thailand Day 3 - Ko Kret Island

06 Jan, 1115 - Ko Kret (locally known as เกาะเกร็ด) is a small island located in Chao Phraya River in the province of Nonthaburi, and is some 2 km long and 1 km wide, 20 km north of Bangkok. Thank you Ong & Eve for sparing the time to bring us there. We enjoy the cycling trip round the island! =)

Stall selling fried vegges before boarding the boat to the island

Stopping by a local desert stall, which was retrofitted from the original timber house

Traditional pottery making

Beautiful Sunset by the river side

Roast Chicken for dinner! Yummy!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Thailand Day 2 - Ong & Eve Wedding

05 Jan, 1100 - So happy for both Ong & Eve that they are now finally husband and wife! This is the highlight and the main reason for our travel to Bangkok this year. We managed to meet up with some of our Cedar Point Thai friends and had a great day chatting with one another.
Catholic Wedding

Exchange of ring

Cedar Pointers!

The church where the wedding ceremony was held

Thai custom for the newly wed

The party begins at Pier 92

Complete with a river side view of Chao Phraya River

Ong & Eve - the newly weds

Cedar Pointers again

Evening view of the river

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thailand Day 1 - Bang Pa In Palace

04 Jan, 1200 - Board an early flight out of Singapore and touch down at Bangkok around 8am to attend a friend's wedding on Saturday. It has been such a wonderful journey to meet all the Thai friends from Cedar Point where it all began in 2009. Pair has graciously hosted us for this short trip and has planned to show us around Bangkok, starting with the Bang Pa In Palace in the adjacent province.

European Style palace build around the 1800s, which is unique in Thailand

A mixture of Europe and Thai Culture

Reflection in water

Chinese Style Palace which I think was influence by the close trade with the Qing Dynasty

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Les Miserables

Synopsis: Ex-prisoner Jean Valjean is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. [Source: Yahoo! Movies]
Finally, the musical moves to the screen! Having seen the Broadway in NY, overall I think the movie is decent. The music is definitely not as nice, but the singing was relatively good. Screen play wise, it provides a better understanding of the story than the musical. This is definitely a must watch show for the holidays!
Rate: 7/10

How I wish to go back to NY to relive the experience again...