Back in bustling Bangkok…
Not the first for me, given I am from a rather nearby country Singapore; and have been to this busy city of Bangkok pretty often for short holidays/ getaways with friends. However this time, I do not have a packed schedule of shopping/ work meetings back to back, but time to work on my freelance work, explore Bangkok in the free time and spend some much needed time catching up with people I miss 😉
A place we decided to set our base at is this residence called Case Study Asoke. What am I talking about here..you will soon find out …
Case Study Asoke is a cool simplistic design residence/ bed and breakfast that is started by 5 architecture graduates and 1 Le Cordon Bleu chef, all with a passion for design.
Fancy doing some Case Studies in Bangkok? ?? Definitely not the ‘case’, coz this chic & classic @casestudyasoke residence is more of a gorgeous Bed + Breakfast ? place to sleep & recharge to work the next day. Cez from @etramping really loves the breakfast and coffee they have here, and I love the convenience how the room is just upstairs! #bangkokbnb #asoke . . . #bangkok #bangkokresidence #casestudyasoke #brunch #bedandbreakfast #thailandhotels #bangkokguesthouse
So what’s the hype about Case Study Residence?
This residence is a boutique bed and breakfast, given its tasteful design and that your morning breakfast is not just in any restaurant, but down a staircase to the classy hipster cafe.
The general interior of the residence is mostly black and white, with a dash of wood/ brick here and there, to give it a tasteful finishing. Cez got me a lovely bunch of roses as a welcome gift and it truly brightens up the whole room 😀
Simple design in the room with a long table and white drapes. Very practical layout and conducive to work at. I love how the WiFi is really consistent and good, making it very reliable to get your important work done.
A Peaceful Hideaway Cafe
One thing we really enjoyed about this Case Study residence is how they have a lovely cosy cafe concept just downstairs. Its not packed with people like that of Tom toms, Starbucks or other coffee joints/ cafes in the busier streets. The people working here are mostly residents and it is quite conducive to sit here all day and work remotely with some nice background music playing. Upstairs, there is a large discussion table that people can host meetings and discussions over a cup of coffee.
We had some lovely breakfast/ brunch at the Case Study Cafe on the 2nd day before continuing with work. Ordered a serving of eggs Benedict/ a japanese dressing salmon salad to share and yummy hot chocolate. I must say the food is really tasty and definitely not the standard you get in an average motel that ‘provides’ breakfast.
Our amazing spread of food that we couldn’t stop taking pictures of, with the golden soft sunlight shining in at that moment.
Location Location Location!
The location of their residence is in central Bangkok; about a 10 minutes walk to Terminal 21, one of the biggest swankiest malls in Bangkok. The nearest mrt stations to this little crib is Sukhumvit MRT Station and Asoke BTS Station. So as you can see, the location is quite prime.
>>So that sums up a little overview of the cosy crib of Case Study Asoke. The next time you visit Bangkok and need a hideout to work and play, you know where to go.
>>If you are interested to staying with them, you can find them on Case Study Concept website, Online Travel Agents ( Booking.com/ Agoda.com) or AirBnB, depending on your preference. Have a good time in Bangkok.
Suggestions: What else to do in Bangkok/ Thailand & Beyond:
So, Bangkok has a whole world of things to explore, from the popular hangouts to the less touristy parts of Bangkok. Let’s see what they are:
1. The New Rot Fai Market Ratchada, Also known as ”Train Market’
Located at Esplanade Station and near Thailand Cultural Centre, this place is an utterly amazing place to be, full of shopping, bars and food options from grilled fish to phad thai to seafood galore. It’s probably the place to be to experience the happening nightlife of Bangkok as well as get great stuff in Bangkok on a budget.
2. Explore the Mysterious Aeroplane Graveyard in Bangkok
Anne and I drove a bit to the outer fringes of Bangkok to hunt this location down, and it definitely was a very interesting experience. Read more about this dangerous aeroplane graveyard adventure.
3. Eat a local Thai BBQ
We came back from a night of rock climbing and went past this stretch of bbq shops in the cab. The scene looked so happening and good that we stopped our driver to go back to this place to eat. And boy, we sure are NOT disappointed.
HUGE spread of meats and seafood and veg at just 1 price, we were so hungry and happy as we cooked and eat and chat away. Check out the one we visited call Best Beef Shop near Phra Khanong BTS Station.
4. Shopping Galore in Bangkok
This is probably a known fact already, but yes, Bangkok is a popular shopper haven, with large wholesale goods on sale, tailored shirts and suites at affordable prices and many more! Always come prepared with a bigger suitcase/ extra soft shell bag to pack all the clothes/ goodies you bought. Places to shop include Platinum and Terminal21 if you are looking for some international brands
5. Cooking Classes/ Food Tours
I had the privilege to do a really fun one in Bangkok, and there are plenty available to pick from. Whip up your favourite dishes like tom yam goong, green curry and more.
Activity Alert! Want to try rock climbing in Bangkok? Explore the list of local gyms available!
6. Explore nearby cities like Chiang Mai, Chiang Khan, Phuket, Krabi
Yes, Thailand has much to offer beyond the popular ‘Hangover’ movie city of Bangkok. There is so much variation the country have to offer that is not the usual touristy stuff in Bangkok, from the rustic villages/ wooden houses of Chiang Khan, the party nightlife of Bangla Street of Phuket to the beach and rock climber beach haven of Krabi.
6. Visit nearby countries like Myanmar and Laos
For a more comfortable full freight airline/ flight with meals, there is Thai Airlines/ Myanmar International Airlines to Yangon/ Bagan from Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. There are always other budget options like Nok Air, Air Asia etc, but sometimes they can cost as much as a full freight airline.
Here concludes my post about Bangkok accommodation and beyond. Share with me your thoughts about what else I missed out in Bangkok city!
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