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The 72 Hours Hens Night in Bangkok

The travel destination was all set. Out of the many hot spots in South East Asia, Bangkok took precedence as it was handpicked by the bride herself as the place for us bridesmaid to host an unforgettable bridal shower in under 72 hours. The task was rather daunting as all 4 bridesmaids came from different corners of the world and to top it off, we barely knew each other. At that point the common thread was that we all had agreed upon a city that exuded vibrancy with a dash of culture.


1) The Perfect Hen's Coop

In every direction, one is met by high rise buildings, each towering the next. The city's expansive area makes it even puzzling to choose just the right accommodation. Smacked right at the intersection between Sukhumvit Soi 18 and Sukhumvit road, is the Central Bangkok Apartment, a 3- bedded living space fully equipped with all the necessary facilities with tip-top cleanliness. At a rate of RM 649 per night, this cozy loft can accommodate up to 5 people and emanates a homely sense with its modern furnishments and spacious layout. There were no inadequacies in this selection and the icing on the cake was its central location, being only a stone's throw away from one of Bangkok's highly charged shopping mall, Terminal 21 and Asok metro station.

The Living Space

The Living Room

The Bedroom

The Bedroom

The Kitchen

The Kitchen

The Loft

The Loft

The View from the Balcony

The View from the Balcony

2) Lunch at Cabbage & Condoms

Don't let the name be of any aversion as it is a rather popular eatery at Sukhumvit 12. The name alludes to the owner's tenet that contraception should be made accessible and in this case, FREE! Contrary to its name, the menu is as diverse and varied as the city's gourmet experience, not to mention affordable. From the delectable local cuisine to the non-spicy western dishes, this joint has the right ingredients to satisfy all taste buds. When it comes to the design and decoration, the owner certainly wasn't kidding with the generous use of colorful condoms as part of the lighting as well as life-size mannequins made entirely out of 'rubber'.

The Inviting Signage

The Main Entrance

Condom inspired lights everywhere!

Santa made entirely out of condoms!

The home favorite Tom Yam curry

Fried prawns in chilli paste

The menu

3) Explore Chatuchak Market

This well-known market holds the record as one of the largest weekend market in the world, covering a whopping 27 acres with 27 sections, each with more than one category of goods for sale. Name any product and you will surely find it at this seemingly never-ending trail of shops. It is almost impossible to cover the entire area in a day so being selective and focused in your shopping will really be beneficial. The best time to bargain is right before closing time as vendors become more generous in giving out last minute discounts before closing sales for the day.

Welcome to one of the largest weekend markets in the world!

Find almost everything you need in this popular market

The limitless trail of shops at Chatuchak

4) Party at Khao San

Though most backpacker's experience is equivalent to roughing it out on a shoestring, the nightlife at this backpacking universe is anything but ordinary. Forget the delicate evening cocktail parties when you step into this alley made famous by the movie 'The Beach'. The strings of raucous and squawky pubs/clubs with its pulsating music, booming away throughout the entire street will keep your head banging and body swaying throughout the night till the wee hours of the morning.

The party scene at Khao San

The strings of bars along this popular backpacker's alley

The crowded street of Khao San that brings it to life

5)Spa Retreat at Health Land

In close proximity to Asok BTS, this ethereal spa retreat guarantees to pamper the weary body after a long day on one's feet. The imposing exterior is equally as impressive as its Zen-like interior, creating an out of this world massage experience for anyone looking to unwind and relax. A 2 hour Thai massage costs 600 Baht and advance booking is recommended it gets packed and full.

The tranquil escapade

The main facade of the massage parlour

The interior provides a zen-like experience with its myriad fragrance oils percolating around the main counter.

The price range of popular massages offered by Health Land.

6) Muay Thai Experience

If you have seen Ong Bak, then you will know that this beloved combat sport is synonymous to Thai's ancient martial art scene as well as being Thailand's official national sport. Bangkok is strewn with Muay Thai schools ranging from beginner to advanced level each with its own unique experience. The Rajadamnern Singha Muay Thai aca