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18 comments:

  1. baby is so cute. stumble upon your blog when seaching for the making of thai love song by namewee

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    1. Hello Lerler,

      Thanks so much for your compliments, and thanks for dropping by the blog! Hope you enjoyed reading and learn new things about Bangkok everytime to come here.

      Eddie

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    2. Hi I am flying to bkk in 2 weeks time, nothing to emphasized if I am travelling with family or friends but this time round I am travelling with my 11 months old daughter for a 4D3N trip ! Hearing lots of voices .. ahh not so appropriate to bring along an infant to bkk, polluted, crowded, unsafe city to travel to, etc .. is that true ?? Though I don't think so .. I want some support from locals and I think you are qualified to be the one to advise Hehe

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    3. Hello Jess

      I actually agree on some points and disagree on others. I have a 3 year old and a 8month old, both born here and growing up here, and I have to say the Thai people love children very very much! They are very forgiving to their behaviour and always smile at them. The heartware for being a kid-friendly city is certainly there.

      Now for the hardware. One thing to note is that many restaurants might not have baby chairs or baby chairs good enough for little babies (more for toddlers). The normal streets are not suitable for strollers (I recommend carriers).

      The air is not as good as Singapore or some parts of Malaysia, and there are not that many trees, but I think it's still very bearable, compared to other cities like Beijing etc. It's pretty densely populated especially in the tourist areas, but if you are from Singapore or been to Hong Kong you should not find this very unique as well.

      If you are bringing your 11 month old along, what I suggest is that you stay in a hotel very very near or even connected to a BTS station and spend more time in the malls. If you do not wish to bring a stroller as Bkk is not too stroller friendly, there are malls which 'rent' out strollers too. One of them in town is Terminal 21 at Asoke BTS station. At the other malls, they might have some too, but not displayed to the public, you may ask at the information counters.

      In terms of safety, there are rare cases of pickpockets, I feel that as long as you are not flashy, and keep your valuables properly, Thailand is a very safe place (I've been here for more than 5 years). You are likely to get a lot of help because you have a baby, rather than be in more danger.

      Enjoy your trip.

      Eddie

      PS. Be prepared for wet weather if you come in 2 weeks' time.

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  2. Thanks Eddie for your detailed and supportive explanation ! I avtually replied and click publish just now but don't know if succrssufully sent. I am niw concern with MERS in bkk, what's the 'real' condition in bkk ? Safe to travel with my 11 months old girl ? Thanks again for your response.

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    1. Hello Jess

      It's life as normal actually but of course everyone tries to avoid Bumrungrad Hospital as that's where the first case was found.

      Otherwise aside of a few more checks on the entrances of malls and hotels where some guards will remind you to disinfect your hands, everything remains the same.

      Eddie

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  3. Thanks Eddie 😉
    I am a Malaysian too but has been working in Singapore coming to 16 years. Time flies..
    Like your blog, especially the recent post on father's day .. hearwarming.
    Wishing you and family healthy and happy always.

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    1. Wa 16 years. I lived in Singapore for 28 years man, before permanently moving to Bangkok.

      Thanks for your support and do some back here to have a look once in a while as I share my experiences here. I am sure you will enjoy your trip, everyone does.

      And if you need me, I am just a msg or an email away (strangerinbangkok@gmail.com).

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    2. Thank you Eddie !
      I am sure I will enjoy the trip .. looking forward to it ..

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  4. Hi Eddie,

    Hope you are doing well...
    Nice blog on Jim Thompson farm in Khao Yai.
    I am from Singapore. Need some advise from you.
    Would like to check with you, as I m planning one week's family trip(my parents and my children 8 yrs & 6 yrs old respectively in last week of Dec to Khao Yai, would like to know if spending 3 Nights at Khao Yai would be too much or just nice? Planning to hire driver with van at Khao Yai to tour around.
    Day 1 25 dec( arrive BKK Airport) noon time, airport transfer to Khao Yai
    Day 2 26 Dec : visit Jim Thompson Farm
    Day 3 27 Dec: Chok Chai Farm and Palio
    Day 4 28 Dec: Check out hotel and head to Bangkok city
    Day 5 - 7(28th Dec to 30 Dec) Free and Easy at Bangkok
    Day 8 - going back to Singapore

    Many Thanks in advance
    Best Rgds, Mum of 2 boys

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    1. Hello Jacq

      Thanks for reaching out. I think at Khao Yai, everything is very far apart. I think to have a free and easy feel, it's really important to have time, so I think your plan is pretty spot-on!

      If you have time you can even throw in a trip to PB Valley or Granmonte Vineyards, they have pretty good dining options there and a view that is not expected in Thailand.

      Enjoy your Christmas break, it's a perfect time for Khao Yai.

      Eddie

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    2. Thanks Eddie, Happy Father's Day to you!

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  5. Hi Eddie,
    I'm thinking of hiring a driver and van to pick my family and I from Bkk and to khao yai.

    Do you happen to have any recommendation of an experienced guide?

    Thank you!

    Lynn from spore

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    1. Hello Lynn

      Thanks for reaching out. As far as I know I don't think Khao Yai is a place that is popular for guided tours. Usually people will rent a vehicle and drive there or get a vehicle with a driver, who will usually not act as the guide.

      I don't have any contacts for you off hand though, because I live here and have my own transport. Sorry for this.

      Eddie

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  6. Hi Eddie,

    I have a similar itinerary in mind for my trip to Bangkok and Khao Yai as posted by Jacq. Except that I am exploring renting a car for the airport to Khao Yai transfer plus the stay in Khao Yai.

    Would you advise that if we have not driven in Thailand before? Do the road signs have some English words as well? We have driven in Australia before and wonder if it would be sufficient to just rely on Google map or GPS.

    Appreciate you time in giving your comments.

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    1. Hello Jusmoi

      Actually if you are confident and experienced, I feel that driving outside Bangkok will be pretty easy. But driving inside Bangkok is a different animal.

      I would say 80 to 90% of the road signs will have English so it should not be a big issue, and GPS should be fine if you are going to places which are already established and identified on the GPS system.

      Eddie

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  7. Eddie,
    How are you? Hope everything are going good and smooth. My wife was stay at Ipoh 5 months already and everything going good. My parents are happy to stay with her and have a lot fun with my 9 months old daughter. I'm travel every month back to Ipoh see my daughter, glad that my wife never make noise of staying with my parents. Haha...

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    1. haha u lucky la you! how are u? the leg doing good? When are u treating me kopi in Bkk?

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