Subject: Re: Bangkok
And apart from all these, you have to

1) Go to the Chatuchuk weekend market for some really super bargain

2) Take the 'Skytrain' to Patpong for the night market (though it's rather expensive there and you BARGAIN!! big time)

3) More shopping at Siam Square especially Maboonkroong (or MBK for short), probably the city's largest shopping mall

4) Eat Thai food at Baan Khun Mae in Siam Square (458/7-9 Siam Square Soi 8, Rama 1 Rd). It's way better than alot of the hotel's Thai restaurant (including the one at the Regent Hotel)

5) Stay at the Peninsula Hotel in Bangkok for the view of the city (though it's on the wrong side of the river, it has a regular ferry that takes you to the right side and you can take a taxi from the Oriental to wherever you want to go to). Room rates for such a spectacular hotel with really ggood service start from about US$90 up.

6) You might want to note that most taxi have meters and they are really affordable, and you really don't need to bargain a price before moving.

7) Go to Bangkok's Chinatown and do a seafood dinner at any of the streetside restaurnats/foodstalls. Some might be outdoors, so you might want to make sure that the weather is good before going.

Have fun!!

Edmund in Singapore