This December Kryston gets to take his flight to Bangkok, Thailand. Using sky scanner, we manage to find an ideal rate for Singapore Airlines. Despite being parents for 7 years, it is our first experience bringing infant on-board. In fact, an active toddler.
We experienced 30mins flight delay due to bad weather. Kryston was a little cranky because we were kinda trapped in the waiting area.
Alas boarding plane…
Children’s meals were served shortly. Leia had some spaghetti which she didn’t finish.
And Kryston gets to enjoy some bun from his sister meal.
Chinese noodle meal.
Bret and I took turns to eat because Kryston was actively trying to walk around.
The little one was awake the whole time and refused to sit with mummy. There was no time for flight entertainment, my eyes were on Kryston throughout the flight. Here he is playing with bottle warmer given by the airline. Heinz bottled baby food was packed and given to me.
Hubby and I felt so relieved when the pilot announced the arrival of destination.
Besides our family of four, my parents, sister, in-law & her elder sister joined us. We brought our helper Lisa along with us too.
We walked out of the airport and hired a van to our hotel. 30mins later, we arrived. It was close to 9pm. We had a connecting room with in-law, aunt & Lisa while my parents & sister room were opposite us. I had requested during my booking, perfect arrangement by the hotel.
The room was spacious and modern. Everyone was pleased with the rooms.
Pardon the short video as we had to get ready to unpack and prepare for dinner …..
Airline: Singapore Airline
Accommodation: Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel (5-10 minutes walk to Platinum Mall, have to walk an overhead bridge)
Transport: Limo Van, Taxi, Tuk Tuk (We encountered a morning tuk tuk scam but thankfully, no monetary loss except we had to walk a little longer to our destination.)
- Have the hotel concierge to arrange the transport around the city especially if in big groups. We were able to request a limo van, a 2-way return trip to Yaowarat (Chinatown) from our hotel. The fees are reasonably fair and comfortable for all. When Hubby and I asked the concierge on how to go “Style Nanda Pink Hotel“, the staff searched the internet and advised us to take Tuk Tuk due to traffic and cost. He arranged for us and negotiate the price for us too.
- When taking Tuk Tuk, prepare small change like 20-50 Baht because the driver may say “No change” and passenger would have to pay 200 Baht instead of 150 Baht.
- Avoid talking to over-friendly locals suggesting transport mode to your destination …. even if they are in uniform claiming to be in charge of a shopping centre or area. Likely they may bring you to a pretty remote expensive restaurant for food so that they can earn commission or … I can’t imagine further.
More blog posts on Bangkok trip at Dayre … Being a working mummy of 2, the interface at Dayre is much easier to journal my days using mobile. Hmmm