Short Breaks, High Luxury – Your Weekend in a Bangkok Serviced Apartment
One night in Bangkok is not just for sailors and flight layovers. For Singaporeans and Hong Kongers, now is the perfect time for a short break to the Big Mango. While Bangkok is a thriving and affluent metropolis, the Thai currency still remains relatively weak compared to currencies in Singapore and Hong Kong – making long weekend travel and short holidays as affordable as they are fun.
Where to stay? While the city is filled with hotels, there is an option where you can get much more space at a very reasonable price – luxury serviced apartments, Bangkok’s accommodation secret.
A Bangkok serviced apartment provides an ideal combination of a home-like environment with all the amenities of a hotel. For example, the one- and two-bedroom suites at Anantara Baan Rajprasong Serviced Suites Bangkok (http://rajprasong-bangkok.anantara.com) come with a full kitchenette, allowing you to whip up some of your favorite home-cooked meals during your stay (with housekeeping coming in to clean-up after). Don’t feel like cooking? Pop over to the Tetto Lounge or Terazz Café for the kind of amazing food you would expect from a five-star hotel. Whether you want to feel at home or feel like you are on holiday – either way, a Bangkok serviced apartment can be both!
From your serviced apartment, Bangkok is yours to explore. This cosmopolitan city of about 10 million people is jam-packed with restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and culture. Though most tourists only see the main sights, the Big Mango – as it is affectionately known – has many exciting secrets to share, even if you only have a few days.
For instance, Bangkok is an international shopper’s mecca. From high-end designer goods in flagship, air-conditioned stores to high-end designer knock-offs on the streets (and many in air-conditioned stores!); from armfuls of cheap souvenirs to some of the best and rarest antiques in Asia; from custom-designed suits and clothing in silk to quirky fashions by young Thai designers – anything and everything can be found here. Fill your Bangkok serviced apartment with shopping bags – including the extra suitcases you are sure to need!
After you shop ‘til you drop, you will probably need some rest and relaxation – and Bangkok can take care of your desires here, too. Excellent spas abound in the City of Angels – as do excellent prices. Out of the comfort of your serviced apartment, Bangkok beckons with many high-end spas offering spa packages that will pamper and relax you for a half or full day. Or, sample a new spa each day with a massage here, a facial there, a pedicure the next. Whatever your spa fantasy, Bangkok can accommodate – and still leave room in your wallet for that pair of shoes you saw in one of the malls earlier in the day!
Once you have fully recovered in your home-away-from-home apartment and the city’s indulgent spas, get ready for a night out on the town. Put on those freshly bought shoes and that new outfit, and explore the many options of the Bangkok nightlife scene. In fact, one of the most sophisticated and unique options are the “sky bars” that sit on top of some of Bangkok’s largest hotels and boast excellent views of the glittering cityscape all around. See the whole of the City of Angels in one night – from the 52nd floor of a skyscraper with martini in hand – before retreating back to your Bangkok serviced apartments to finish the evening in luxurious comfort.
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Maddox G. Raphoya is a travel writer based in Thailand and writing about luxury resorts, hotels, and travel worldwide.
Step into Bangkok Jam, and you will fall in love with the restaurant’s refreshing take on Thai dining—from its modern bistro-styled interior to its cosmopolitan treatment of Thai fare. It embraces Asia’s “City of Angels”, better known as Bangkok, and its metropolitan qualities that make it a melting pot of culture, style, language, and cuisine.
By weaving Western spices and cooking styles with classically Thai spices, herbs and cooking methods, Bangkok Jam dishes out contemporary Thai and pan-Asian cuisine that is unique yet familiar. Some hot favourites that will have you coming back for more is its juicy and flavourful Peek Gai Tod or crispy chicken wings marinated in fish sauce and fried with pandanus leaves. Then there is also its appetite-whetting Tom Yum Soup that is rich in flavour and filled with fresh ingredients. It’s the perfect dish to fire up your palate for even more exciting dishes to come.
Here are some further Bangkok Jam Singapore-related references that I am adding in a January 3, 2013, edit to this post:
All in all, the food at Bangkok Jam was worth the money. Check it out this weekend! They have 3 outlets currently: Great World City. 1 Kim Seng Promenade #02-26, Singapore 237994. Tel: 6732 4523. Wheelock Place …
Bangkok Jam. Found out about this chain restaurant at the new Plaza Singapura (PS) extension. As a lover of Thai Food, I decided to try it out. Sadly I was quite disappointed, price was quite expensive and food was so-so.
This will really cut down your travel time. I miss Bangkok… shopping…food… massage… I recently had lunch at Bangkok Jam, a Thai Restaurant located in Wheelock place, Singapore Nice and interest decoration, but to me, …
Bangkok Jam: funky Thai diner in Singapore. with family. We have been eating at this funky little diner in Great World City for a while…every revisit is a pleasure. The food is more Thai than fusion, the service by the resident …
If you’re inclining towards really good food (and not ambience), then The Kitchen Table is not for you. They do … Bangkok Jam for dinner with Jolene & Kellyn on a Monday night. … 2 McCallum Street Singapore 069043. *** …
Bangkok Jam & Freshness Burger. December 6th, 2012 … Almost all my upcoming entries are food-related. That’s bad. I classify … Singapore Blog Awards 2010 Finalist is proudly powered by WordPress · Entries (RSS) and Comments (RSS).
I’ve never been to Thailand yet (although I was planning a trip in November but today’s bombing has somewhat deters me from heading there) but I’ve personally had my fair share of Thai food in Singapore – Bangkok Jam, …
Bangkok Jam is another concept by Creative Eateries, the same group who run Siam Kitchen, Sho-Teppan, Suki-ya, 吃在台北 and 小辣椒 (si chuan cuisine).. This restaurant was actually the 2nd outlet in Singapore, the 1st …
so it was a weekday dinner with Bf, Josephine & Elmo. We went to the extension of Plaza Sing & we had BangKok Jam! Plaza Singapura (NEW OUTLET). 68 Orchard Road. #03-85. Singapore 238839. Tel: 6341 9188 …
Bangkok Jam. 19th Sep 2010. Just days before I went for my Phuket trip, I had Thai food with my family at Bangkok Jam. A modern bistro-styled Thai restaurant in Great World City that serve comtemporary Thai cuisine. Food is not very … Bangkok Jam Great World City 1 Kim Seng Promenade #02-26. Singapore 237994. Tel: 6732 4523. Opening hours: Weekdays: Lunch 11.30pm – 3pm, Dinner 6pm – 10pm. Weekends: 11.30pm – 10pm. Posted by Wen. Labels: *Great …
Belated X’mas celebration with the 2 besties @Bangkok Jam. Lucky I’m early to get a table first, cos the queue in every restaurants/cafes on a Friday night is horrifying. Well, food ordered tasted decent, but the portion is way …
Bangkok Jam. Seriously, one should just eat less if want to lose weight. I have serious issues with people who try to sell diet programmes and meal replacements. Such things just take joy out of eating and living a humanly life. … because sweet and starchy stuff are my Achilles heel. So all it takes is just a bit of self-control and management. If I can happily eat and maintain a BMI of less than 20, so can you. Bangkok Jam 501 Orchard Rd #02-26, Singapore 238880 …
Click Here to View Photo Gallery Bangkok Jam, what an interesting name for a Thai restaurant. The décor is not reflective of the typical.
Launched this month at Subang’s Empire Shopping Gallery, Bangkok Beat Bistro is the sister outlet of the Bangkok Jam restaurants in Singapore, Taipei & Taichung. There’s probably something for everyone on the menu of …
The food was lackluster, with very few barely passable dishes, and the price tag not commiserate with the quality and value. Maybe we ordered the wrong dishes. Maybe the chef was having a … The Panang Moo ($11.90), a classic Thai curry, should have been good, but the pork was overly tenderised. It reeked so much of artificial tenderizer, that the mildly spiced curry couldn’t quite mask it. Bangkok Jam 501 Orchard Road #02-26. Wheelock Place Tel: 6836 0989 …
Reviews of restaurants, food stalls in Singapore and around the world. … Fancy calling your restaurant by the infamous Bangkok city jams…Step in to this funky, modern … For me, Bangkok Jam is a great restaurant. It is part of …
It just dawned on my that I could probably find hundreds of my images dotted throughout the web!! Here’s another I have found…this time for Creative Eateries.
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