AirAsia Bloggers: Adventure of Chiang Mai (Part 1)

Warning: Heavy images!  Long Post! Many Food  Photos including non halal food!!

Some photos are in different format as they are taken by different people and different devices.

The following trip is sponsored by Air Asia.

LOL seems like the rest also didn’t sleep or sleep a little like me. XD

Everyone is super excited and can see this sparkling smile under the eye bags.

except our nanny from Air Asia..

A shot of some of the bloggers coz I’m not in it. XD

Well, you didn’t see any cat, then there’s no me. :D

A cup of warm Milo to keep myself awake and energized before boarding the plane.

Oh, Air Asia has direct flight from KL LCCT to Chiang Mai daily, you might wanna check it out.

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later that

hehehe.. Forgot there’s a time difference. We’re 1 hour faster than Thailand.

Anyway, it was a good timing for our breakfast. It was already arranged by Air Asia.

So we just sit back and enjoy. XD

First time having Air Asia Nasi Lemak, usually I order Briyani but I must say the Nasi Lemak is awesome! No wonder, my friend orders that every time =.= and never tells. 

Anyway, it wasn’t long and we arrived at the Chiang Mai airport. Sometimes I find Malaysian very funny, we seldom listen to laws when we’re in Malaysia but when we’re at oversea, we all become very obedient people. XD

You know when you at the immigration check point, there’s a line where u need to stand behind so you won’t be too close to the counter. Well…

that happens. XD

I guessed sometimes we just afraid we might done something wrong and denied entry or have this weird guilty feeling and afraid of get caught. hahaha.. Then again, we have anything to hide.

okay, i admit I smuggled a angel hamster and a devil hamster. :|

Our awesome tour guide, later will let you know why. :D

First thing to do when in a foreign country!

Get a Sim card!! Get connected! :P

Before we checked in to our hotels, our tour guide decided to bring us to the Arts and Cultural Centre which located right in the middle of the city centre. The centre features the history, cultures and all backgrounds of Chiang Mai City.

Upon entry the centre, you will saw these three statues in front of the centre. They are the three Kings that founded Chiang Mai in the old days. I heard actually there’s 4 kings, the last one was kinda short, fat and orange in colour, so they didn’t feature him. :P

oh, hail to me. XD I iz king

Everyone still trying to connect to the internet. XD

The centre is very big and very detail covering a wide range of topics on Chiang Mai.

They used a lot of these miniature replicas to tell the history and stories.

There’s real life size replicas too.

I suspect the aircon broke down or something as it was kinda hot at the Centre and couldn’t really concentrate reading and stay at a spot too long. I think will spend more than an hour just to read all the stuffs, the place is huge.

Another thing is we still can’t connect to the internet. T__T The Thai language messages are not helping at all. =.= Then a good Samaritan in our group decided to share his roaming broadband.  

hahhah I’m going to hell for this. (joking bout his head)

The moment he share his line, everyone started surrounding him. XD

It’s a very funny scene where everyone just follows him around.

We all followed him back when he noticed he left his hat in the Cultural Centre’s cafeteria. XD

Everyone piled together just to have the awesomeness of internet. XD

Our nanny couldn’t stand looking at our sufferings and went to a nearby shop to get us new Sim Cards. So a tip here for those who wanna visit Thai, either you get a Thai friend to help you or you have the Thai seller get you online at the spot.

While waiting for our phone getting setup, we chilled out at the coffee shop next door and turned out they serve awesome Beef Noodle, Pork Noodle and also Fish Ball Noodle. If not mistaken each bowl is only 20 or 30 baths.  

Beef Noodle

Fish Ball Noodle.

If you happen to be at the Art and Cultural Center, do check out this coffee shop at the right side of the centre. You can notice the cook wears a white chef hat and it’s beside an ice cream cafe.

Our tour guide was awesome, he said he will bring us to “non-tourist place” to have our meals and a famous one among locals.  It was only 10 minutes walk away from where we were and so we walked.

The great thing about a “non tourist eatery” is that the food is cheaper and more original. Only problems are only locals know the place and usually the people at those places do not speak English. Luckily, we had our tour guide to order for us.

We’re the only non Thais at that shop. XD

Our main dishes, Spciy Noodle and Curry Chicken Noodle are good and the Chicken Soup was a surprise to our taste bud, it’s sooo good. I can finish a few bowl of rice with this chicken soup.

Then again, I can’t since there’s other dishes waiting for my tummy. XD

Not sure it’s otak otak or not but looks like one and I prefer our Malaysia otak otak more. :P Next, deep fried pork and pork sausage. Both are awesome. We even ordered another plate for both dishes.

Sorry, Pork again. ^^” All three are awesome and goes very well with rice. I like the pork with Thai spices, I like the taste of the spices.

Do you know they called pork as moo in Thai? It’s rather confusing as moo is the sound made by a cow. =.= So be careful when you ask  someone “What meat is that?” and the person answer you “Moo”.   

Another must try is this mango juice. It’s awesome. At first, I thought it was just normal mango juice. I took a sip and it is really good, very fresh and smoothing. Someone should either import or make something awesome like this. And yes, the two bottles in the picture are mine. XD Bwahahah

You should check out this shop when you’re in Chiang Mai. It’s called Huen Penh and located at 112, Ratchamanka Road. Unfortunately, it appears to be non halal eatery but do not worry as Chiang Mai has a lot of halal eateries. Just ask your tour guide to bring to good, very local, no tourist place to eat.

After the meal, we head to check in our hotel, the Imperial Hotel.

I shall see you all in my next post.

This post took me many many hours to complete. T3T

So please do click like, comment or read again and again, if you can. :)

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37 Comments

  • her
    August 16, 2012 - 10:13 am | Permalink

    You made me laugh so hard!

    When my colleague asked me what I was laughing about, I told her that I was reading a travel post and she went – o_O what’s so funny about travel post??

    Haha keep the posts coming!

    Reply:
    hehehe happy you enjoyed it.
    I’m preparing right now

  • liya_helia
    August 16, 2012 - 10:17 am | Permalink

    the last one was kinda short, fat and orange in colour << ahahaha XDD

    it seems like fun there~ :D
    i want to try that otak otak? o.o… it seems yummy~
    do post more food.. -q- i don't mind looking at them again n again~ <3

    Reply:
    it was really fun.
    The otak otak thingy kinda hard, not as smooth and soft as ours.
    do check out their beef noodles. it’s nice from what the others said.

  • August 16, 2012 - 10:24 am | Permalink

    ahem. trying to deceive ur reader ah u’re not in first pic lol

    Reply:
    where got..
    I actually trying to deceive in all pic XD

  • Daniel Wong
    August 16, 2012 - 10:42 am | Permalink

    I am expecting ladyboy in first Chiang Mai post…

    Reply:
    LOL didn’t go visit the ladyboys XD
    and i prefer pure thai girls lo XD

  • August 16, 2012 - 10:44 am | Permalink

    LET’S GO BACK TO CHIANGMAIIIII.

    Reply:
    Yes!!!
    Actually anywhere in Thai will do XD

  • August 16, 2012 - 10:45 am | Permalink

    HAHAHA wifi head!

    Reply:
    ahahah our saviour yo, no play play

  • August 16, 2012 - 11:27 am | Permalink

    I read through 3 times! Hahaha and I can’t get over Daphne’s look. Kenapa styled like that??

    Reply:
    hahah u mean octo eh?
    coz she likes octo XD

  • June L
    August 16, 2012 - 11:32 am | Permalink

    if the guy who shared wifi wear yellow clothes… will he become digi man? :P

    Just that the slogan will change to be “we will follow you~” heheh!

    Reply:
    hahaha ya hoh XD fit perfectly to digiman shape.

  • babybear
    August 16, 2012 - 11:39 am | Permalink

    I see you in the pic :D

    Reply:
    Where got, no cat means no me :D

  • August 16, 2012 - 11:58 am | Permalink

    oh… i saw jess n kenny…~~~~

    and i feel hungry now!!!

    Reply:
    uh hum :3
    I just knew them, awesome people

  • August 16, 2012 - 12:13 pm | Permalink

    I can see Meow… hahahhaha.. XD

    Reply:
    hahaha no no just your imagination XD

  • Redbuttockz
    August 16, 2012 - 12:14 pm | Permalink

    Thai pork is always awesomeeeee! *licks fingers*

    Reply:
    hahaha but that day too much pork adi.

  • yung .
    August 16, 2012 - 2:23 pm | Permalink

    Clapping for the long post. =D

    Reply:
    Thanks mann :D

  • TimmY
    August 16, 2012 - 6:27 pm | Permalink

    awesome.. great way 2 know bout chiang mai. ^^

    Reply:
    Thanks ^^ heheh

  • August 16, 2012 - 9:38 pm | Permalink

    Wow, your timing is so good…you woke up just in time for breakfast! Hehe…

    Everyone walked to the restaurant but Miao rode a triycle?? Did you get there faster? :P

    So many jokes, it makes it such a nice travel post. I will share it! :D

    Reply:
    hahah nope, coz i dunno the way XD
    aww thank you ^^

  • August 16, 2012 - 10:39 pm | Permalink

    Lol Jason..the wifi part was damn funny!!

    Reply:
    hahaha luckily he didn’t kill me for joking bout his head

  • August 16, 2012 - 10:47 pm | Permalink

    I thought it was Bahts @_@ i was wondering why that guy was asking for 20 BATHs per person. Tak mandi meh? ^^”” jkjk hahah xD

    Reply:
    Typo, my hands hv auto correct, and correct it into English XD hahah

  • August 16, 2012 - 11:02 pm | Permalink

    I should’ve quit my job and don’t go to my company’s training and join this trip =P

    Reply:
    You too eh? sixseal suppose to join us too.

  • August 16, 2012 - 11:06 pm | Permalink

    Tipu…i saw you in the picture…and you are in most of the pictures…XD

    Reply:
    Where got, if got me, i sure put mask 1. :P

  • August 16, 2012 - 11:06 pm | Permalink

    I spotted miao! hahaha and I can totally understand on the Internet connection part, it is always a problem when traveling! So nice Walauwei shared xD

    Chiang Mai looks like an interesting place to visit! Shall plan… ;)

    Reply:
    he’s an awesome fella :)
    it is!! plan plan.

  • j0ez
    August 16, 2012 - 11:23 pm | Permalink

    slp like a piggggggggggggggg~!! :P

    Reply:
    oink!

  • Keith Goh
    August 16, 2012 - 11:40 pm | Permalink

    I am planning to visit chiang Mai too – free & easy style. Any website can recommend for reference?

    Reply:
    I not sure. usually google around.
    i found this tho, http://images.asiarooms.com/asiarooms/pink/customer_email/travel-guides/Chiang-Mai.pdf

    oh do you read chinese?
    If you do, you should check out 清迈 五百. And when you in Chiang Mai, you must get his travel map, it’s very detailed 1 with suggestions and coupons.

  • August 16, 2012 - 11:50 pm | Permalink

    I’m commenting here because I understand how long you took to blog such an interesting post! Viewed 2 times in a day :D I’m from West M’sia & came over to Kuching for studies. Glad to know that you’re from Kuching! And too bad there aren’t so many activities for bloggers here. Supported you all the way since last time and will still support you :)

    Reply:
    woahh thanks for viewing and commenting!! :D
    oh welcome to Cat city XD how long have you been here? have you visit/travel around Kuching yet?
    ya it’s kinda quiet in the blogging scene here beside usual food tasting for Sarawak Bloggers.
    The biggest event is twtup then nothing much adi, I think.

    • August 23, 2012 - 2:13 am | Permalink

      I’ve been here for like 1 year! :O Time flies. Studying in Swinburne Uni. Yeap so far get used to the life here already :) Only waiting for more shopping malls to come bwahaha. Yeah I hope they will have more events for bloggers here T.T

      Reply:
      Ouu..quite some time adi lor.
      Got time can go travel around since it’s so big :P
      hahah this year end or early next year will hv 3 new malls ar.
      Event susah a bit unless we organize ourselves. There will be a TwtUpKch this december ler.

  • gillian
    August 16, 2012 - 11:54 pm | Permalink

    looking at food at this hour make me hungryyyyyy! supper where are u haha..
    was wondering is it all the bloggers are facebooking, twittering, instagraming, then take photo n photo n photo all the time? do u guys talk much?

    Reply:
    hahaha supper waiting for you to bring him home.
    Well depends, some bloggers are very talkative and active and some are quiet but they hv something common that is to stay connected.
    We need to stay connected during this trip too, to share our stuffs.

  • August 17, 2012 - 8:59 am | Permalink

    Keep the posts coming! I reread your post three times ^^”” Hehe.
    I thought go on holiday should keep all technology away. Bad Malaysian habits to keep on sticking to technology. ^^” hehe.

    Reply:
    hahah coz it’s half half, a holiday-work where our work is to hv a holiday but share the activities while at it.

  • August 17, 2012 - 9:22 am | Permalink

    wow!:D internet wifi movable ~ XD

    Reply:
    hahaha yep XD and easy to spot too

  • comet
    August 17, 2012 - 9:55 am | Permalink

    wa..share the tour guide contact !!!

    Reply:
    Sure thing. :D
    just email him.

    Mr Chenn,
    Chenn_chenn@hotmail.com

  • amanda
    August 17, 2012 - 10:26 am | Permalink

    meow, this hari raya go to brunei shake hand with sultan & get green pao. yea

    Reply:
    Me want too XD i mean green pao

  • peggy
    August 17, 2012 - 1:57 pm | Permalink

    Great Post Miao~~ I feel im travelling in Chiang Mai~~ cant wait for the other post about it!! You’re awesome~~ :D

    Reply:
    Hehehe thanks :D
    writing this way really traveling together.
    I wanted to include video but my sis’s digital camera isn’t working. :(

  • John
    August 17, 2012 - 6:14 pm | Permalink

    mIao. its Thai Baht not Baths hehe. ALso theres no S in Baht. So it’s just 20 Baht.

    Reply:
    ouu.. thanks john :D
    at first i thought it’s like 1 dollar , 2 dollars XD

  • August 18, 2012 - 11:54 am | Permalink

    wow.. Thailand bloggers trip. so good leh~

    Reply:
    it is nice :D

  • August 19, 2012 - 5:12 pm | Permalink

    order nasi lemak then later sakit perut how?

    *ngek ngek ngek*

    Reply:
    Lol you on plane? go toilet lor :P

  • kayy
    August 20, 2012 - 2:31 am | Permalink

    by reading this post at 2.30 am is really killing me.
    ME WANT FOOD!!

    Reply:
    then it’s time to go Balabababa XD

    • kayy
      August 20, 2012 - 2:31 am | Permalink

      oh ya miao, HAPPY 5TH ANNIVERSARY to your blog! =DD

      Reply:
      Thank Kayyyy~~ :D

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