Atop an unassuming office building in downtown KL is Helipad — possibly one of the best kept secrets in the city. The concept is simple: a few tables and chairs on a helipad, drinks, and incredible 360 panoramic views. Sadly, it’s the type of place that would probably never exist back home as the only thing between you and a 10 second free fall is the stern warning given upon arrival: “Don’t go over the yellow line”.
It may be a touristy thing to do, but we just had to check out a floating market. After some research, I settled on one that is reportedly the least touristy – Klong Lat Mayom Floating Market. Judging by the fact our driver had no clue where it was and our complete inability to communicate with anyone at the market, I’d say the reports are pretty accurate. As an added bonus, it is also the closest floating market to the city being less than 1hr away. Highly recommend.
In celebration of Independence Day, we headed to Bangkok for the weekend. Why? Because Bangkok is awesome. Our first stop in the city is Chatuchak Market, a massive sprawling market unlike any I have ever seen…and I’ve been to my share of markets: Queen Victoria in Melbourne, Ben Thanh in Ho Chi Minh City, Raohe in Taipei, Nishiki in Kyoto, Kuromon in Osaka, to name a few…and they all pale in comparison. There is literally something for everyone here, with over 15,000 stalls, whatever you are looking for, you can probably get it — if you know where to look. Even if you don’t like to shop (I don’t), Chatuchak is worth experiencing.
Because two days in the rainforest was just not enough, today we spent the afternoon at Skytrex for some more fun in the jungle. All the pics (and one video) below are from Ting Ting’s time on the “Little Adventure” course as I was not able to take my camera on our “Big Thrill” course, but I can assure you, it was quite a challenge.