An early morning excursion the day before took a toll on me and i slept till 9am. I could have delayed the "wake-up" till much later but there's an important appointment i had to keep.
Our last massage session at Urban Retreat! Experience was so amazing; i regretted not extending my stay just so i could indulge in the relaxing kneading, bending, cracking for an hour or two a day.
A short distance from Urban Retreat was a row of shophouses and one shop stood out for its orange facade. It was actually a massage parlour, Siam Massage, that i had patronised twice this trip. If you have been following my day by day itinerary, you should have recalled the instances when masseurs asked for tips after the sessions. Same shop.
Rate card for your reference in case you have spent most of your money on shopping and couldn't quite afford the pricier massage at Urban Retreat.
Anyway, my purpose wasn't so much to check out Siam Massage; objective was to visit 7-11 convenience store as my friend had requested for a particular brand for seedless dried tamarind known as Tamarind House!
Had to draw Alex's attention away from KFC as we have not had breakfast and i know the bugger had been wanting to have some fried chicken. I couldn't understand why we need to have fast food when we are in a country filled with delicious local food.
The Westin that's opposite Terminal 21 had a supermarket called Top; another place where you can get bigger tubs of Tamarind House's tamarind products.
After our last meal (omelette rice again) at Pier 21, we descended to the level where Mount Sapola was located. My most expensive purchase this trip; ultrasonic aroma diffuser that only cost about S$180 for the large one!
Had to drop by Gourmet Market @ Terminal 21 as i couldn't find the other stuff that my friend had requested. No choice; she would have to make do for other brands. The good thing was that Gourmet Market had someone dispensing sampling for tamarind products and that's helpful!
Back to Park Plaza Hotel for a final bath before we dragged our luggage out to check out. The concierge helped to call for a cab after our very smart Alex affirmed immediately to paying 500 baht! My conversation with him was a maximum of 500 baht!
Whatever the case, i endeavored to be at peace when i am overseas and let's now focus on the international currency notes pasted on the ceiling of the cab.
Reaching suvarnabhumi airport.
Giveaway sign - the many parking airplanes with the purple tail. The national airline of Thailand; Thai Airways, which also happen to be the airline we were taking for our flight back to Singapore.
Arrival - after taking our luggage out of the boot, the cab driver asked for Singapore dollars so that he could add to his "collection"! I am so happy we had Texas Chicken at Changi Airport on Day One as i managed to break my tens into twos.
Checking in - the customary photograph of the yaksha demon warrior statue. Some of you might remember they used to be at the arrival hall and there's an article here explaining their move to the departure check-in area instead.
Last meal in Bangkok - BURGER KING!!!!!!!! I gave in to Alex's demand.
These boxes of mini Bangkok biscuits were delightful and i would strongly suggest you take some samples and judge for yourself! I bought a few boxes thinking i would buy more at the shop nearer to my gate on the other end. Spare me the lugging around at the humongous airport.
Time then was 3.30pm and our flight was at 4.25pm; almost an hour later. I dumped my stuff with Alex near our departure gate and told him to wait for me while i purchase more of the Bangkok biscuits. Time then was before 3.50pm and i was hardly two steps away from Alex when i heard an urgent last call message for our flight!
Why such an early "last call"!? Because we had to bloody take the shuttle bus to the taxiway where our plane was parked! Did i get my Bangkok biscuits? No, i didn't get enough for friends who asked me to buy for them!
@#$%%$#$%^$#$%^ - i was pissed.
What's more; the flight was delayed and it eventually departed at 4.40pm!!!! It didn't help either that it was rather warm in the plane.
Mood changed for the better after i got my meal! Remember it was quite delish except for the raw tasting green beans.
The beauty of the clouds when the sun set.
An explosion of light pollution and the declining plane altitude signify our return back to the place we call home (and some others call little red dot); Singapore!
Luggage collection after splurging at the Shilla Duty Free Shops; i was honestly frustrated for being deprived of this shopping enjoyment back in suvarnabhumi.
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