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Bangkok #1: Asiatique The Riverfront, Nasa Vegas Hotel Review & UBER Thailand

Hello there earthlings!
This is the first Bangkok travelogue post, I hope I don't stop after this post just because the semester break is over -.- Good luck to me. Anyway, it all started with a random thought back in January where Jerr and I decided we needed a short getaway, so we spontaneously booked our flight to Bangkok on AirAsia. Got money or not? We didn't care hahaha, but it was a good motivation for us to start saving for the trip. Few days later, my parents decided to tag along, so they then bought their own flight tickets.

After a long semester, the time has finally came for us to fly and leave the country! We were so excited!
Click here to jump to Asiatique!

Here's a picture of the excited Jerr and I at the airport waiting to board!

Jerry has only been to HongKong and Singapore, so this is his first visit to Thailand. He is extra excited! Haha

We arrived at Bangkok in the evening which means there are not many places to stop at before the day eventually end. But since Asiatique looks better at night, we decided to head there as the first stop of our whole 6 day trip!

Before going to Thailand, we ensure that we had UBER on our hands because we really did not want to be chopped by un-metered taxis and tuk tuk drivers that think they can cheat us cos we're tourists. True enough, as soon as we got down the plane, we went to ask for the total amount it would take to taxi us to our hotel. The taxi driver quoted us 850 THB. It was crazy! So, we decided there and then that UBER would be our mode of transport throughout the trip. It cost only 445 THB to UBER to our hotel and we were in a MAZDA 2!

It was a little more economical to uber around because there was the 4 of us. By dividing off, we saved more even when compared to taking the train. Aside from the stops we made that was on the train line, we UBER-ed almost everywhere. The drivers and cars only got better and better beyond our expectation.

Very standard pricing. The price we paid to uber from the airport to our hotel is exactly the same as the price we paid going back.

We checked in to our hotel as soon as we arrived because there was no time to lose. We chose to stay in Nasa Vegas Hotel mainly because Jerr and I are cheap and poor, and we do not want to spend too much on the hotel as we would only be spending our time sleeping there. The hotel we stayed in was only 500 THB per night so we didn't expect much from it.

We were very nervous when we arrived because I just want to let you guys know that...
90% of the reviews of this hotel on Google are very bad!

People were complaining about everything, from their first step through the door, the staff, the rooms, the noise, everything! Jerr and I had a very low expectation! Hahaha, that's the way to go right? But, to our surprise, it wasn't bad at all.

It doesn't look bad at all. 500 THB leh.

Right outside the hotel was a train station, which was one of the reasons why everyone was complaining. Some people commented that they couldn't sleep at night due to the noise produced every time a train passes the hotel. It did not bothered us at all. It is either because our room was at the other side of the building or the fact that every time we came back to the hotel, it was already past 12 midnight and the train station would be close by then. Or maybe we slept like logs and couldn't hear la. But I would go for the second option haha.

The receptionist and staffs were really friendly, they even had a doorman which is definitely not what I was expecting from a hotel this cheap. Not only that, the receptionist even upgraded our room to the superior room which had a sofa and coffee table. No complains about the service lo.

This Mr. Bean key system though. Hahaha. 

Although the place does look run down, I felt oddly comfortable throughout the 6 days.
But I honestly understand where the bad reviews are coming from.

There is a convenience store just opposite the hotel so it was super easy to get food and supplies.

Because of this stupid FamilyMart, I ended up eating a bag of chips and seaweed and drinking a bottle of Sprite every night before I go to bed -.- No self control much T_T

A buffet breakfast was available at Nasa Vegas too. We did not ate breakfast during our first few days in Bangkok but I thought I'd include it in this post because this is titled Nasa Vegas. See, not much to complain about la. But the buffet is 180 THB per person.

All you can eat bacon omg. Bacon is life. 180 THB for all you can eat bacon leh. Good enough for me! Yeah, I put that slab of butter over there, don't judge me. Holiday ma, fat a bit lo :P

You know what? I thought of writing a good review for this hotel on Google but I'm a bit lazy. There really isn't much to complain about because you get what you pay for hahaha. 

How to get to Asiatique The Riverfront.
Since our hotel was just outside the train station, we took the train from Ramkhamhaeng to Saphan Taksin. As soon as we arrived the station, it was really easy la, just follow the signboards. At the end of the pier, there is a free shuttle boat that will take you to Asiatique. The boat runs until 11pm, so don't be late for the last boat ride from Asiatique back to the station.

There were lots of people waiting in line for the shuttle boat too. Oh! Do not get onto the wrong boat hahaha. Because Asiatique shuttle boat isn't the only boat that does pick ups at this point.

The view of Asiatique from the boat. Look at the pretty lights!

Overall, it is a rather insta-worthy place, so get your best photographer friend!

Le parents!

Happy Jerry holding my vlogging camera. He wrote in his blog that he was very reluctant to hold it -.-

Thank you pro-photographer Jerr!

There were kiddy rides and a gigantic ferris wheel!

After walking and shopping, we had our dinner at one of the Thai restaurants there. We dined at So Far So Good. The food here was beyond amazing! Not to mention that the staffs were so polite and friendly. Our dinner came up to 2431 THB.

This is how it looked like from the outside.

We went upstairs.

Happy Jerry!

Coconut forever coconut.

Amazing Tom Yum for 280 THB.

Stir fried Kangkung for 180 THB.

Fried Calamari for 200 THB.

This to-die-for sweet and sour fish for 550 THB!

Fried beef with oyster sauce for 300 THB.

Chicken Green Curry for 220 THB.

Dinner was yummy so so yummy! Best meal of the trip! Are you wondering how I managed to remember all the prices? I didn't. I didn't take picture of the receipt either. Hahaha but my mom did. I just went to her Dayre to look for the name and prices of each dish. Hahaha had to la, otherwise no caption :P

This was 45 THB. Its some kind of ice. Seriously perfect for the Bangkok weather.

The we continued our shopping! The clothes and bags sold at Asiatique are not that pricey but it's definitely not Chatucak cheap la. But, it is definitely unique. I mean, the things you see in Asiatique, you might not be able to find in the other markets of Bangkok. So, my advice...

Buy it if you like it!

I will update the rest of my Bangkok trip soon! Read my Dayre to see what actually happened during this day hahaha (p/s: results were released -.-) Also check out Jerry's Bangkok travelogue for a more detailed post! Plus, you can see all the unedited photos haha!

We also went to Terminal 21, Patpong Night Market, Unicorn Cafe, Ramkhamhaeng Night Market, Platinum Fashion Mall, Pratunam Morning Market, Siam Square, Chatuchak Weekend Market & Union Mall. Waaa that was a mouthful. Okay la. Hope I will update hahaha

Till next time!
Eunice signing off! xx


  1. You already fall in love with Thai foods and you will be back for them soon,I guess.bye bye.


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