Monday, April 30, 2012

Holiday in Bangkok September 2011 - Part 2

Welcome to the second section of my recent vacation in Bangkok, Thailand in September 2011. This section will mainly explain on how we spent our first two days of shopping at CentralWorld, Siam Paragon, MBK Center, and Central Chidlom.

Part 1 ~ A Day of Shopping in CentralWorld


The next day, which was a Friday (2 September), we woke relatively late at around 11 a.m.. We had quite a long sleep the previous night for about 10 hours. 
We then had a shower and changed up to start the day correctly. There was nothing much to do that day. At around 1.30 p.m., we decided to go down to CentralWorld to shop for some new items. We also decided to have lunch while shopping at CentralWorld.


Our living room in our hotel room shortly after we awoke


A Bangkok Skytrain (BTS Skytrain) approaching Siam BTS Station


Siam Paragon and downtown Bangkok as seen from our hotel room


More of downtown Bangkok


The lobby of Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld in the afternoon


The main hotel lobby lounge on the 23rd floor

The top floor of CentralWorld


Looking down the atrium of CentralWorld


Overlooking the top floor while taking the escalator down


Looking up towards the upper floors of CentralWorld


Looking at the information map in the ground floor

After looking through the CentralWorld restaurant information map, we decided to have lunch at a cafeteria located in one of the lower floors. This cafeteria was known as 'Patio', which has been closed since somewhere in mid-2012 for unknown reasons.


While we were at Patio, we had a sumptuous lunch of chicken wings and spaghetti alla carbonara. My spaghetti alla carbonara, in particular, was very flavourful with cream cheese, which went very well.



The logo of Patio cafeteria


The exterior view of Patio cafeteria


One of the seating areas in Patio cafeteria at CentralWorld


The food and beverage menu of Patio cafeteria


Looking through the pasta dishes page in the food and beverage menu of Patio cafeteria


My mouthwatering dish of spaghetti alla carbonara in Patio


A side order of fried chicken wings


A lobster dish for my mum


A plate of nachos coated with cheese and vegetables


An ox tail stew for my dad


Several shops by Patio

After having a sumptuous lunch at Patio cafeteria, we passed by a few more shops in CentralWorld. Having nothing else to do that afternoon, I decided to go up to the hotel lounge for a drink. On our way back up to the hotel, we looked by some shops and shopped for new items, such as shoes.



The ice skating rink in CentralWorld


Looking down towards the lower floors on the escalator


Looking up towards the upper floors on the escalator


Rows of shops and food parlours in an alternate concourse of CentralWorld

After looking through some shops in CentralWorld, we headed back to the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre. From the 23rd floor of the hotel, we took the elevator up to the World Executive Club Lounge on the 51st floor. While at the World Executive Club Lounge, I just had a simple glass of bottled Coca-cola. While in the lounge, I shuddered at the thought of getting caught by my teachers when school re-opened following their presents' delivery.


The main lobby lounge at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld


Inside the World Executive Club Lounge on the 51st floor


The skyline of downtown Bangkok from the World Executive Club Lounge


My glass of Coca-cola in the World Executive Club Lounge


The World Executive Club Lounge in the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld

After having a well-earned drink in the World Executive Club Lounge, I decided to head back to the hotel room to have the rest of the afternoon off. As I was feeling bored and tired, I did my own personal stuff on my laptop computer to keep myself busy.

Later that evening, after I had a well-earned afternoon rest, my family came back from their shopping. They then had their rests and pondered at where to eat for dinner later that night. After much pondering, we decided to go down to CentralWorld to look for a good restaurant for dinner. We then went down to CentralWorld from the hotel at 7.50 p.m..



The main hotel lobby on the 23rd floor at night


The main hotel lobby lounge on the 23rd floor at night


The top floor atrium of CentralWorld at night

After we looked through the map carefully on the floor just below us, we finally found a good Japanese & Korean Barbecue Yakiniku Restaurant, by the name of Sukishi Charcoal Grill & Japanese Restaurant. Once we were outside Sukishi, we requested for a table for the four of us. 
A waitress at the entrance then showed us to a good table, and everything was prepared for us. We then had a look through the menus before we made our dinner orders.

The logo of Sukishi Charcoal Grill & Japanese Restaurant


The last top floors of CentralWorld


The interior of Sukishi Charcoal Grill & Japanese Restaurant


The cover page for the food menu of Sukishi Charcoal Grill & Japanese Restaurant


Some of the many popular beef cut platters in the food menu of Sukishi Charcoal Grill & Japanese Restaurant


Some of the many popular beef cut platter sets shown on the food menu of Sukishi Charcoal Grill & Japanese Restaurant

After we made our reviews through the food and beverage menus, a waitress finally came by to our table to take down our meal orders for dinner. We placed our orders for several of the meat cuts depicted on the menu. Soon, we had a huge charcoal barbecue dinner feast at Sukishi Charcoal Grill & Japanese Restaurant that night.



A portable charcoal barbecue griller placed under the smoke chute for the smoke to be extracted


The first platter of beef short ribs


The first platter of beef tongue


Four pieces of beef tongue being grilled on the portable charcoal barbecue griller


A platter of salmon sashimi served in a clam shell


A few pieces of sliced beef briskets being grilled on the portable charcoal barbecue griller


A small side plate of tempura don for my brother


A large platter of thinly sliced marinated beef brisket


Three more pieces of sliced beef and a beef rib bone cooking on the portable charcoal barbecue griller


A bowl of Korean Bibimbap for my mum


A bowl of spicy Kimchi soup on our dining table


Three more pieces of sliced beef cooking on the portable charcoal barbecue griller


More pieces of beef tongue and slices cooking on the barbecue griller


The last platter of beef short ribs


Several cuts of beef being grilled on the portable charcoal barbecue griller

After having a large, hearty and sumptuous charcoal barbecue dinner at Sukishi Charcoal Grill & Japanese Restaurant, the clock was already showing 9.10 p.m.. Knowing that the everything in CentralWorld would be closing in an hour's time, we paid our bill and decided to head back up to the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld.

Upon arrival at the main lift lobby of the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre, we took the elevator up to the World Executive Club Lounge on the 51st floor, whereas I went up all the way up to the top floor before heading back down to the World Executive Club Lounge for a drink. On the top floor, there was a classy luxury hotel restaurant, which was known as Red Sky.



The interior of Sukishi Charcoal Grill & Japanese Restaurant just before we left the restaurant


The 23rd floor lobby of the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld at night


The main lift lobby towards the 55th floor in the 23rd floor hotel lobby


The night view of downtown Bangkok from the World Executive Club Lounge


The first view of Fifty Five Restaurant on the 54th floor at night


The massive dining table in the inner area of Red Sky Restaurant on the 55th floor


The night view of Red Sky Restaurant on the top 55th floor


A rather dim and deserted dining area in Fifty Five Restaurant on the 54th floor


A brighter dining area in Fifty Five Restaurant on the 54th floor


An alcoholic beverage table in the middle of Fifty Five Restaurant


More seating areas including a private dining room at Fifty Five Restaurant


The night interior view of the World Executive Club Lounge on the 51st floor

After having some light bites and drinks in the World Executive Club Lounge, we took the elevator one floor back down to our 50th floor room. Once we were back in our room, we had a shower and changed up before doing anything else. Having nothing else to do for the rest of the night, we were all in bed by around one or two o' clock late that night.

Part 2 ~ Siam Paragon and MBK Center Shopping Day


On Saturday (3 September), we woke up late again, close to 12 noon. We then had a hot shower and changed into our day's attires to commence the day. 
My parents then informed us that today, we would be going to Siam Paragon, which was located just nearby our hotel across the roads. After we prepared all our necessary belongings for the day, we took the elevators all the way down to the first floor lobby floor via a change of elevators on the 23rd floor.


The 23rd floor lobby of the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld in the afternoon


The lift lobby in the ground floor of the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld


The ground floor lobby of the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld on a sunny afternoon

After we arrived at the ground floor lobby of the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, we exited through the glass doors and walked along the pathway towards Siam Paragon. As Siam Paragon was quite near our hotel, the walk took no more than five to seven minutes.



The roundabout road near the entrance to the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld


The tall building of the Centara Grand Hotel at CentralWorld on a sunny afternoon


The overall exterior view of the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld on a sunny afternoon

While at Toy Studio at MBK Center, I purchased three new Herpa Wings Scale 1:500 commercial aircraft models. The models were as follows:


1) Air France Boeing 777-328/ER Herpa Scale 1:500 (506892)



Air France Boeing 777-328/ER Herpa Scale 1:500 (506892)

2) Delta Air Lines Boeing 747-451 Herpa Scale 1:500 (506915)



Delta Air Lines Boeing 747-451 Herpa Scale 1:500 (506915)

3) Qantas Airbus A330-203 "Oneworld" Herpa Scale 1:500 (518116)



Qantas Airbus A330-203 "Oneworld" Herpa Scale 1:500 (518116)

This now brings the second section of my short holiday in Bangkok, Thailand in September 2011 to a close. The final two parts will be published as soon as I have put in the best pictures.

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