Look no further than the City of Angels for a high-end eat fest holiday that doesn’t break the bank
By Mavis Teo
Bangkok is one of Singaporeans’ favourite spots for a weekend getaway, especially for cheap street food and bargain shopping. But why go cheap when you can go chic in Bangkok for a fraction of the prices you would pay for similar offerings in other cities?
For just half of what you would pay in Hong Kong or Taipei, you could retire in five-star hotels for the night. You could also feast like a king on tasting menus or at the chef table helmed by chefs of international acclaim for much less than you would pay in Singapore. Whether it’s traditional Thai or innovative Indian you are after, you can have your pick of cuisine. The launch of Michelin Guide Bangkok last December further validated the city’s position as a gastronomic city.
Seventeen restaurants won stars in the 2018 guide, 28 was given the Bib Gourmand while the Michelin Plate introduced in 2018 to acknowledge good quality was conferred on. But because there’s only so much one can eat in a weekend, we have picked out a few we think you shouldn't miss:
There’s really no better way to start your trip to the Land of Smiles than with the national carrier (https://www.thaiairways.com) Experience the Thai hospitality on the national airline on your outgoing flight – the airlines flies from Singapore to Bangkok five times a day (and Bangkok to Singapore four times daily). Depending on flight time, you’d also start your truly Thai experience with delectable local cuisine made from Thai produce sourced under the Royal Projects, an initiative to promote sustainable farming in the country and to help farmers in the north. It certainly makes travel a more uplifting experience when you can make a positive impact, even if it’s indirect.