Taiwan; Hsinchu Night Market (1)

Hi hi!! Welcome back. This is my next series of travel and the location in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

I will just cover the night market here in Hsinchu (which I always drop by if I am in Hsinchu). This night market isn’t the biggest or the best but it still has the local food that you can choose to eat or try. The locals come here with their family to enjoy a good meal and also have a short walk about. Oh.. before I forget, this night market only opens on Tuesday and Thursday and it is located behind the railway station.

Walking from my hotel, I had to pass the underground walkway as on the above, are the railway tracks.

20140418-071219 am.jpg

After coming up, you will see the night market just a stone throw away where night market were set up on an open car park.

Wow… look those colourful waffles.

20140418-071235 am.jpg

Lots of food to choose from… mmm what’s nice here?

20140418-071247 am.jpg

or here?

20140418-071300 am.jpg

Fried giant squids anyone?

20140418-071314 am.jpg

… and for the kids and big kids, time for some fun.

20140418-071327 am.jpg

Lots of games stall which you can pick and choose to play.

20140418-071339 am.jpg

and here’s another one.

20140418-071359 am.jpg

Lovely isn’t it? Well… More pictures coming. Stay tune!

Thailand – Bangkok; Walking down the streets (6)

Hi!! Guess you must be wondering 3 postings for a day’s walk in Bangkok city. Well, yes finally this is the final posting for this series and also the end of my trip in Bangkok, Thailand.

Still walking in the Central World shopping complex, I saw this big huge words in the concourse area; ‘LOVE”. What a sight! =)

20140501-021247 pm.jpg

Outside Central World, another shrine can be seen.

20140501-021250 pm.jpg

A shot from the pedestrian  overhead bridge across Ratchadamri Road. Surprised to see the traffic so smooth. =)

20140501-021256 pm.jpg

A random shot of one the building I saw on the side of the Bangkok street when I was on my way to the Suvarnabhumi Airport; Bangkok International airport.

20140501-021300 pm.jpg

Lovely architecture in Suvarnabhumi Airport.

20140501-021304 pm.jpg

20140501-021309 pm.jpg

Lovely decoration they had when I was there at that time.

20140501-021314 pm.jpg

20140501-021318 pm.jpg

20140501-021322 pm.jpg

So.. this is the end of my series in Bangkok, Thailand. Hope you enjoyed it. So you must be asking where’s next? Well.. if you want to know, then follow me on my blog and you will find out.  =)

Thailand – Bangkok; Walking down the streets (5)

Hi! Yup.. I am still walking around Bangkok on my last day. Still walking around Patpong district.

As it got later into the day, more and more people were coming onto the streets.

Not sure what these guys were looking at though. Must some kind of painting that the street painter was doing.

20140501-021043 pm.jpg

Leaving Patpong district, I took the BTS heading to the largest shopping plaza in Bangkok; Central World.

Stopped at BTS Siam station  which is next to Siam Paragon shopping complex. Just a walking distance away.

20140501-021047 pm.jpg

Enjoyed the walk on elevated walkway; skybridge above the busy buzzing streets below.

20140501-021053 pm.jpg

I kept walking and headed to the Central World. This time I wanted to see how big and what’s inside the biggest complex in Bangkok.

20140501-021111 pm.jpg

Lovely design…

20140501-021117 pm.jpg

Shot from the bottom looking up….

20140501-021122 pm.jpg

Top floor of Central World overlooking the city of Bangkok.

20140501-021126 pm.jpg

hmmm. wonder what these 3 ‘guys’ doing?

20140501-021135 pm.jpg

Well… join me on my last posting in Bangkok which will be coming up soon.

Thailand – Bangkok; Walking down the streets (4)

Hi there!! I am still walking along the area of Patpong district from my previous posting. This is for the readers or followers who are curious on how it looks during the day time. =)

Yes.. you saw it right. There’s even Godzilla itself coming to visit and not attacking Patpong!!! LOL!! This fellow that I saw stands about 6 to 7 feet. (if I remembered correctly)

20140501-020857 pm.jpg

Apartments above the shop houses along the street.

20140501-020902 pm.jpg

 

Guess these are the places where all the night happenings happens.

20140501-020910 pm.jpg

 

a temple in the Patpong district.

20140501-020915 pm.jpg

 

Black and white shot….

20140501-020919 pm.jpg

 

Another street shot ….

20140501-020928 pm.jpg

 

A interesting looking fruit but not sure what it is. Anyone can enlighten me? =)

20140501-020938 pm.jpg

 

like I said.. lots of neon signs hanging outside the shops lots.

20140501-020946 pm.jpg

 

Like it? Well, it is not the end yet. Still a little more to go. Hang in here with me here a little more longer and see what’s coming up next. =)

Thailand – Bangkok; Walking down the streets (3)

Hi! It’s my last day in Bangkok for this series. Where did I head to before catching my jetplane back? I guess you guessed it.. it’s Patpong district. Yes, the famous red light area but I wanted to see how it is in the morning instead. =)

As usual, getting around Bangkok was either by foot or BTS (and some say bike or tuk tuk). I stuck to the conventional transport. Haha.

Stop at Shilom MRT Station and started walking. Guess… it was always (and will always be) the best way to see the places walking around. That’s my concept. =)

Lots of over heads bridges to cater for the traffic in Bangkok. Cars motorbikes everywhere.

20140501-020719 pm.jpg

Near the Shilom MRT station is a park; Lumphini Park where I saw locals doing their morning walk and no I did not walk the whole park. =P LOL!!

20140501-020725 pm.jpg

The park is surrounded (nearly 360 degree) by modern concrete jungle.

20140501-020731 pm.jpg

Walking further down Ratchadamri Rd (hmmmm.. that sounds familiar. Yes… it is a long road and it passes through Central World shopping plaza and complex which I posted in my previous posting)

Near by is the BTS Sala Daeng station which is on the BTS Shilom Line where you can also catch the train to get to the Patpong district.

20140501-020737 pm.jpg

Walking down the street in Patpong district in the morning was totally different hive of activities.

20140501-020743 pm.jpg

Of course, it is also not as packed at compared to the night as seen from the picture below.

20140501-020754 pm.jpg

Lots of sign boards sticking out from the shops.

20140501-020759 pm.jpg

Ending here? Hell no!! LOL! More walking along this district in my next post. Stay tune… =)

Thailand – Bangkok; Walking down the streets (2)

Welcome back! Where were we? Oh yes… Ratchadamri Rd towards Rama 1 Rd.

On Ratchcadamri Rd, you can find the largest Central World which is the 6th largest shopping plaza and complex in the world but again, I am not into shopping. =P

Anyway, we arrived at the junction of the Ratchadamri Rd and Rama 1 Rd where you will find Erawan Shrine. It houses a statue of Phra Phrom, the Thai representation of the Hindu creation god Brahma. It is a popular tourist attraction.

20140501-020522 pm.jpg

 

Another shot of the shrine.

20140501-020529 pm.jpg

 

Worshipers coming to pray and give offerings.

20140501-020535 pm.jpg

 

It often features performances by resident Thai dance troupes, who are hired by worshipers in return for seeing their prayers at the shrine answered as seen below.

20140501-020541 pm.jpg

 

Worshipers praying to Erawan Shrine.

20140501-020548 pm.jpg

 

The elevated pedestrian crossing over Ratchadamri Rd and Rama 1 as the traffic there is very heavy.

20140501-020555 pm.jpg

 

Loving it? Stay with me on my next posting. =)

Thailand – Bangkok; Walking down the streets (1)

Thanks for staying with me. If you are new here, welcome to my blog page. This is my 3rd series of my posting on my trip to Thaliand; Bangkok way back in 2008. If you have missed my earlier series, pls feel free to visit them and hope you enjoy reading them. =)

Ok… coming back here, this series is on my walk about in Bangkok  city literally down the street (not whole but part of Bangkok) by foot and also by MRT after my trip on Chao Phraya river cruise.

It was already evening and we took the BTS (Bangkok Mass Transit System) to Siam Center using the BTS – Sukhumvit line.

A view from the BTS Chitlom station where the Erawan Shrine is located. More on that later.

20140501-020317 pm.jpg

 

We walked around the Chitlom area and you will be surprised to see stalls along the alleys.

Aren’t they colourful? Can’t remember what are they (been too long. LOL!)

20140501-020325 pm.jpg

 

More food……

20140501-020346 pm.jpg

 

Our simple dinner…

20140501-020355 pm.jpg

20140501-020401 pm.jpg

 

Their famous dessert; thap thim krop

20140501-020407 pm.jpg

 

Walking back along Ratchadamri Rd on the elevated pedestrian walk.

20140501-020413 pm.jpg

 

Stayed tune for more on my series on walking down Bangkok streets.