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Where To Go In Bangkok If You Only Have 24 Hours

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Home to show-stopping temples, colourful markets and dazzling attractions, Bangkok can be an overwhelming city for a first timer. But with the smorgasbord of places you can visit in Bangkok comes one undeniable advantage—you’ll never run out of things to do. As such, even if you only have 24 hours to kill in Bangkok, you’re bound to maximise every minute. Well, that is if you know where to go in Bangkok. In this Bangkok travel guide, we’re taking you on a 24-hour adventure around the city that guarantees a spectacular time and an experience to remember.

Where To Go In Bangkok: Morning Escapade

All days begin with a good breakfast. Before you head off to your 24-hour long jaunt in the city, fuel up with a hearty and heavy breakfast at your Bangkok hotel of choice. Whether you’re staying in an upscale or a budget hotel, don’t pass up on Bangkok hotels’ breakfast buffet! Make sure you sample local favourites such as omelette and rice, khao tom and jok.

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Now that you’ve properly filled up, it’s time to visit your first attraction. Wondering where to go in Bangkok? The Grand Palace, of course. Built in 1782, the Grand Palace is one of the top Bangkok tourist attractions that you shouldn’t miss. Unbelievably gorgeous in the sun, the Grand Palace seems to sparkle—further highlighting the intricate details and majestic architecture. Make time to explore the complex because inside you’ll find even more stunning buildings. The Grand Palace is open daily from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm.

If the heat becomes unbearable, head out of the Grand Palace and make your way to Siam Paragon. Here, not only can you cool down and enjoy lunch but also visit another exciting Bangkok attraction called SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World. It doesn’t matter if you’re travelling with kids, flying solo or have a travel buddy with you. At SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, the attractions are bound to pique everyone. Even better, they have two new fun-filled activities that you must not miss.

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Love penguins? Then you must visit the Penguin Ice Maze attraction where you’ll get to see the adorable Gentoo Penguins, which typically stand at an adorable 20 to 35 inches. When you do visit the Penguin Ice Maze, keep your eyes peeled for the Gentoo penguins named Happy, Je T’aime and Mafia. These baby penguins were bred at SEA LIFE! There’s also no reason to fear them because besides being cute, they’re very social as well. Moreover, you’ll also feel what it’s like to be on the Antarctic Peninsula because of the cool climate.

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Photo Courtesy of SEA Life Bangkok Ocean World

Another new attraction at SEA LIFE is the new SpongeBob SquarePants 4D Cinema. For only 350 Baht, you get to join SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy on their ocean floor adventure! Just make sure you reserve your tickets ahead of time to secure your seat.

Where To Go In Bangkok: Afternoon Adventure

Want to wind down in the afternoon and spend it an art gallery or a museum? Once you’ve seen all that needs to be seen at SEA LIFE Bangkok, go on a short 5-minute walk and you’ll arrive at Madame Tussauds Bangkok.

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Photo Courtesy of Madame Tussauds Bangkok

From your favourite athletes to the most popular Hollywood celebrities, this is the only place in Bangkok where you can rub shoulders with them—literally! The detail that goes in every display is incredibly realistic that you’ll forget you’re seeing a wax figure and not the real person.

If seeing all the stars isn’t enough to pique your interest, animated movie characters also have their own wax figures here, just like the three main characters from Ice Age. Besides getting up close and personal with Sid the sloth, Manny the mammoth and Scrat the squirrel, guests can also have their own snow experience at Madame Tussauds. How? Through a nine-minute film showing of Ice Age: No Time for Nuts 4D.

Now, after you’ve seen all the prominent figures on display at Madame Tussauds, it’s time cap off your day with a trip to a nearby night market in Bangkok. One such place is the Pratunam Market, which is a shopping haven that is open from dawn until dusk. It’s here where you can score bargains on clothes, shoes and other accessories. You can also tame that rumbling stomach of yours at the Pratunam food street. From Thai fish cakes to moo ping, you’ll be spoilt for choice with all the local street food on display.


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5 Simple Steps to Sign Up as Travel Influencer with ATC

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Being an influencer, you are a Pro in using Instagram and other social media platforms. But coming to follow instructions, probably not. Fred not! Just follow these 5 simple steps and you can sign up now with ATC in becoming a travel influencer.

Step 1: Sign up as an INFLUENCER by using Messenger or WeChat

The first step in getting started with ATC is through Messenger or click here. We are also available in WeChat as well. If you are scratching your head and had no idea where it is, we made it up for you. Please scan the QR Code Below.

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Step 2 Fill in your details and social media profile

Needless to say, fill in all your data as required by ATC and don’t forget to attach a copy of your photo, preferably a mugshot of your face shown clearly. You might also want to add in as much social media profile that you have, to show your versatility in managing various types of social media platforms,

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Step 3: Select the Country and Hotel that you desire

Once you have done with the sign-up process, select the country and hotel that you would desire to stay with. ATC has provided more than 20 hotels across Asia, from Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, China, Singapore, Malaysia, etc.

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Step 4: Choose the nights of stays and social actions

After clicking onto the desired hotel, you will have to choose the number of nights that you wish to stay (Maximum 3 nights). As an influencer, you would also be given the option of social activities that you can deliver to the hotel. (At least 3 social actions) You could also leave some notes for the Hotel to increase your chances of being selected. For more information, you can refer to the Social Action Guidelines provided at the Social Action Guidelines column.

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Step 5: Submit and Wait for Approval

Yes, yes. This is the torturing part of the whole process. Once the request has been submitted, you would have to wait patiently for their reply. Sometimes it could take up to a week for them to reply on your application status.

Meanwhile, you can like and follow on ATC Facebook and Instagram Page to know more ATC and how to become a travel influencer while waiting for your request.

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Malaysia Travel Guide: Budget Travel in Kuala Lumpur

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Travelling in major cities can be costly at times, it is pretty hard to budget travel especially in the capital city of the country. However, this does not necessarily applicable to the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.

Surrounded by richly diverse culture and historical heritage within the city, Kuala Lumpur is the best place to visit if you plan on a budget travel trip. Experience Kuala Lumpur by trying to be a local, indulge yourself in the arts and handicrafts, enjoy in traditional Kopitiams (coffee shop) and have a nice and cosy stay. Check out the best way to budget travel in Kuala Lumpur.

Explore Kuala Lumpur with a 360˚ view at KL Tower

Travel141 | Budget Travel In Kuala Lumpur | Explore Kuala Lumpur with a 360˚ view at KL Tower

Besides Petronas Twin Towers, most tourist would like to visit the KL Tower, another historical landmark situated in the heart of the city. KL Tower is currently the 7th tallest free-standing tower in the world, with a revolving restaurant on top of it, an observation deck and a Sky deck.

Their latest attraction is the Sky Box, a fully transparent view box where visitors can have a panoramic/unobstructed view on the city, and a test of height with literally sitting on top of a glass 300 over meters above ground level.

For those of you who are afraid of height, fret not, as you can still enjoy the breathtaking 360˚ view that Kuala Lumpur city provides inside the revolving restaurant or observation deck.

KL Tower is located up on top of the hill of Bukit Nanas, where tourist can easily accessible via the RapidKL train. Below KL Tower also have some nice attractions such as KL Tower Mini Zoo and KL Eco Forest Park. The tower opens daily from 9am till 10pm.

Visit Central Market

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With over 131 years of history, Central Market Kuala Lumpur has developed from a wet market during the British Colony of Malaya, till today that exhibits Malaysian culture, art and handicrafts.

Ever since it has been classified as a heritage site, Central Market is one of the tourist attraction that sells different types of arts and craftworks from all over Malaysia, attracting both local and foreign tourist. It is also the best place to visit in Kuala Lumpur, witness art & cultural events and shop for authentic souvenirs.

Located at the city centre, Central Market is within walking distance to some of the top attractions in Kuala Lumpur such as Petaling Street, Masjid Jamek and KL Sentral.

The operating hours for Central Market is from 10am to 9.30pm daily, inclusive of public holidays.

Food hunt at Petaling Street

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Just a few minutes away from Central Market is the renowned Petaling Street. There are lots of delicious and tasty local cuisines flooded in the area, where tourist just can’t get enough of it.

You can enjoy the best food in Kuala Lumpur, such as traditional Wantan Mee, Char Kuey Teow, Nasi Lemak, traditional Mochi, Apam Balik (local pancakes), Fried Sweet Potato Balls, Soya Bean and Tou Fu Fa, all in one place.

In the evening, you will also find Hokkien Mee, Claypot Chicken Rice, and back-alley hawker stalls for dinner. Malaysia is regarded as a food haven for a reason, and Petaling Street pretty much cover most of that.

Stay at RED by Sirocco, Kuala Lumpur

Photo courtesy of RED by Sirocco, Kuala Lumpur

RED by Sirocco, a modern-concept boutique hotel that stood tall and located strategically within the touristy city of Kuala Lumpur, pinched its landmark by having a 25 storey tall mural outside of its building, solidifies their status as having the tallest mural in Malaysia. With 143 spacious and inviting rooms, RED by Sirocco provides you with the best hotel to relax, enjoy & dream while staying with them.

You can also have a taste of South Indian & Western Cuisine at BaRnana Leaf Restaurant or a sip of coffee with freshly baked bread and pastry at BaRkery. If you keen on therapeutic treatments, do drop by RUB Bar and enjoy a relaxing body massage or foot reflexology.

For those who wanted to have a local experience, you can go to Yut Kee Restaurant, a famous Kopitiam that is a few minutes walk away from RED by Sirocco. Do take note that the restaurant would be closed on Mondays. RED by Sirocco is simply a wise choice for a stay in Kuala Lumpur.

Whether you’re looking forward to a budget trip or explore a city that was full of rich culture and heritage sites, Kuala Lumpur would simply be the best choice when you are looking for budget travel.



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Address: RED by Sirocco, Menara M101 Dang Wangi, No.3 Jalan Kamunting, 50300 Kuala Lumpur


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Tips On How To Make The Most Out Of Your Long Weekend Getaway

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Holidays give us a great opportunity to relax, unwind, and give ourselves a break from our busy days. Thus, we have been eyeing on the list of long weekends every year to plan how we will spend them. So, how can you make the most out of your vacation? Continue reading below to know how!


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No matter where you go – within your own country or overseas, always try to speak to locals. It is not only when asking for directions they will be helpful but also in learning more about the place, even the culture. As locals, they can tell you more about their home and it would definitely be a unique experience. Besides, it would be great to make new friends too!


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We won’t tell you to pack light or even pack heavy as you know yourself. Rather, we tell you to pack smart. How would this be? Just pack what you really need and what you think you will need. If it would turn out to be either only a backpack or tons of bags, what’s important is that you are complacent that you got everything you need. Also, come prepared because we’ll never know when emergencies will occur!


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From itineraries to hotel or car rental bookings, one of the most important things to do before your long weekend travel is planning. Of course, you wouldn’t want to waste any minute during your travel, right? However, spontaneity isn’t being disregarded. In fact, it could make any getaway a more memorable one.

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Plan everything beforehand but don’t expect everything to turn how you exactly planned it. There may be some problems because they can’t be avoided. Just go with the flow! Aside from that, scout for the best travel deals online. Perhaps joining a travel club like Asia Travel Club (ATC) that can give you a free stay from one of their partner hotels in Asia could help. Yes, you read that right! Want to know more about it? Send them a message at


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Are you worried that no one will accompany you in your long weekend getaway? Don’t worry about it and do it! Don’t wait for anyone to be with you. Travelling alone doesn’t mean you are lonely. In fact, it would be a refreshing feeling to be able to explore a place all by yourself.

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“Don’t be. I assure you that once you go travelling, you are never really alone. You’re always bound to meet people along the way and they could eventually become your best friends for life. They may be locals or they may be travellers like you, and this whole process is one of the best gifts of travel that you should not miss out on.” – by Aileen Adalid, a Filipina digital nomad from her blog entitled: Top 15 Common Travel Excuses That Should Not Hold You Back!

So, whatever reasons you have that make you want to travel, those are enough for you to do it. There are so much more things, places, and people in the world that are yet to be discovered. As a matter of fact, those things are best to see with our very own eyes.


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