A brief summary on the itinerary
Escape Plan to Bangkok in April 2013:
Total duration 5D4N
Singapore is 1hr ahead of Bangkok, Thailand.
Flight time is 2hrs 25mins direct flight on Airasia from Singapore to Bangkok.
Friday evening flight on 26th Apr and arrival in Bangkok in the night.
Day 1 Flight
Day 2 Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Chinatown, River cruise
Day 3 -4 Shopping and Massage at Urban Retreat Spa ( return visit as this was a good spa) and Body Tune (massage was strong and good, though we would prefer more privacy since it was in a room full of people)
Day 5 Home Sweet Home
This escape plan was triggered by the lack of travel from our 2012 year end trip till date and envisioned that this travel drought would continue till August 2o13 due to work commitments, we took this short break to escape to Bangkok for some R&R and shopping. Returned before Labour Day 1st May 2013 as it was cheaper and allowed for a day rest before going back to work.
Only Day 1 and 2 would be mentioned in detail as the 3 other days were mainly shopping in the many malls of Bangkok.
Budget nature: Easy on the wallet
With a strong SGD against the baht, everything in Bangkok became cheap and good.
Complexity: DIY possible for the beginners
This is an easy place to navigate with good transportation structure and English everywhere signs. Touring the city with little planning is possible and should be DIY for maximum costs savings and flexibility.