5 Reasons You Must Celebrate Songkran Festival in Chiangmai!


Sawadee Pee Mai (Happy New Year)! April is the hottest month of the year in Thailand, so why not engage in some water fight and water splashing activities to cool yourself down? The fixed date for Songkran Festival is from April 13 to April 15 throughout Thailand. Of course, apart from all the fun-filled activities, Songkran Festival actually carries deep meaning. Getting splash serves as … [Read more...]

10 Things to do in Pai, Thailand


About Pai: Pai (not "pie", pronounce as "baai") is a small town in northern Thailand's Mae Hong Son Province, near the Myanmar border, about 80 km north of Chiang Mai on the northern route to Mae Hong Son. It lies along the Pai River. Tucked into a quiet valley amidst northern Thailand’s jungle drenched mountains, Pai is a peaceful town of laidback charm and simple character. From … [Read more...]

3 of My Favourite Hotels in Bangkok


#1 Hansar Bangkok Hansar Bangkok is a small, luxury hotel located on the pristine surroundings of Ratchadamri. Who says that size does matter when you win your guests’ heart with great services? Our 71sqm suite was amazing, tasteful and charming with the clever use of sliding doors and mirrors. The suite’s separate living area includes a fully outfitted workspace equipped with wi-fi, … [Read more...]

My Birthday Celebration @ VIE Hotel Bangkok – MGallery Collection


I arrived to Vie Hotel after a long transfer journey from Gold Coast to Singapore and finally to Bangkok. By the time I checked in, KampungBoy and the rest of our gang were out sight-seeing (they arrived one day earlier).  Fortunately, check in was prompt and efficient. The front desk staffs who clearly care for their guests' needs knew that I have missed the breakfast buffet (until 10.30 am), so … [Read more...]

Krua Apsorn Restaurant @ Bangkok


It is true that great food can always be found in the most unassuming looking restaurant. Krua Apsorn is a good example. Moreover, if David Thompson (executive chef at Nahm Bangkok) recommends it in one of the Lonely Planet books, you know that this is a place to be. We dropped by for lunch after a visit to the Grand Palace. It Is about 10 minutes drive away. Remember to come here before at … [Read more...]

A 3D2N Getaway to Krabi for less than RM 1000!


Hi all, I just came back from a short weekend trip to Krabi! As most of you have asked, how can we afford to go abroad so often? It is actually very simple: make use of public holidays or long weekends and use some money management and budgeting. We always know how much we have and how much we are going to spend even before our trip. I hope this little budgeting table below will help you in … [Read more...]

Hotel Muse Bangkok by M Gallery


As a frequent visitor to Bangkok, I enjoy staying at different hotels around the city. During our recent trip to Bangkok, Hotel Muse leaves a deep impression on us. Hotel Muse is a boutique hotel located in the distinguished residential area of Langsuan, just a stone's throw away from the Siam, Sukhumvit and Silom area. It is a unique design hotel that combines Rama V era of elegance and … [Read more...]

Srinakarin Train Market (Talat Rot Fai) – Best Night Market in Bangkok


As mentioned in our Instagram and Facebook updates, Srinakarin Train Market (Talat Rot Fai) is one of the coolest night markets that we have ever been to in Bangkok (to date). "Talad" means market and "Rot Fai" means train in Thai as it was once an open-air bazaar set beside an abandoned railroad tracks behind JJ market and near Chatuchak area. However, the train market has since moved into a new … [Read more...]

10 Things to Do in Hua Hin, Thailand!


Hua Hin is a popular vacation destination amongst the locals as Thais relate Hua Hin to romantic and elegance. This is due to the royal presence in this seaside town since 100 years ago, thanks to the fascination of King Prajadhipok with the place. However, in recent years, this royal town is slowly gaining popularity amongst the foreign tourists too. We were in Hua Hin for 3 days and 2 nights … [Read more...]

137 Pillars House @ Chiangmai


One of the more common questions we get asked a lot is why we travel?  We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our text books will accommodate. One of our latest excursions to Chiangmai had us noting the differences between North Thailand and South Thailand. Yes, we have been to Bangkok, Hatyai, Pattaya and Phuket but Chiangmai is vastly different from … [Read more...]

KBCG’s Annual Pilgrimage to Thailand – Chiangmai 4D3N Itinerary


As a first timer to Chiangmai, we do not know what to expect. Apart from knowing that Chiangmai is 700km north of Bangkok and it is the second largest city in Thailand; we have also heard so much about its pleasant climate, misty mountains, colourful hill tribes and 300 over temples spanning across the city. This trip is happening because we manage to book our our flight tickets a year ago from a … [Read more...]

A Long Weekend in Phuket – Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort


I flew to Phuket over the weekend and had a blast of a time. I had the privilege to be hosted at Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort, a magnificent beach front resort located along the quaint and beautiful Bangtao beach. Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort reopened in April 2013 and all areas have been completely renovated with modern interiors subtly blended with contemporary Thai … [Read more...]