17 DAYS . NO SMOKE.
Driver gua kat sungai.
Bangkok by river.
Muka senyum tapi suspen gak kalau kena KIDNAP! Mana punya anak sungai brader ni masuk ler!
Bebudak thai berlepak-ing atas boat lepas berendam kat sungai di luar Crocodile farm. Gilo ko?
Crocodile farm, yang tengok dari lua pun kira ok la!! Gua bukan Steve Irwin. Kalau tak jumpa buaya seumur hidup pun takpe.
What i see when i look to the Bow.
Temple by the river and buddha yang sedang di betulkan.
Bebudak sadin aje berenang dekat sungai. Kalis Buaya agaknya.
Baru aku paham sekarang. I understand now.
Waiting to sell their wares to unsuspecting boat travellers. The ninja boatpeople.
Well here i am in Bangkok again but this it feels different,
Everytime i have been here it has been for work (Both BUli and Buli Balik was finished in Siam Lab Bangkok), well this time work is still the reason why i am here and Insya'allah the warm, smiley nature of the Thais don't change overnite as they are having peaceful protests here in Bangkok to try and get their King to intervene in the ousting of their current Prime Minister Thaksin. Insya'allah.
Anyway, i decided that since i had a free day yesterday that i would use it to explore BANGKOK and look at their people to get a better understanding of them. I decided to visit them via the river and i have to say my paradigm was opened again.
Eventhough they all say i look Thai, but i guess i must have had tourist written all over my face as my guide did a good job of ripping me off. I had to pay 3000 baht just to take that ride on the boat (i dunno betul ke tak price tu) but eye-opening betul boat ride tu. Everyone from all economic levels live by the river and is like a summary of how Bangkok is.
The main river 'Menam Chao Phraya' plays host to the most luxurious hotels in town like The Shangri-La, The Peninsula, The Sheraton etc. and is busy gila babi with boats which is either shifting reclimed river sand, to other commercial liners and not to mention all the tourist boats that are zipping around looking to pick up unsuspecting tourists waiting on the many-many jetties along the river.. Suspen pun ada pasal lalulintas sungai ni busy gila dan Mamat bawak bot ni macam bawak beca kat penang tu-lah, yang dok belasah aje lawan arus trafik kat jalanraya penang.