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The Curious Case Study of Asok Bangkok

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 drawing/ sketch artist impression | Case Study Case and Residence

Case Study Asoke drawing/ sketch artist impression | Case Study Case and Residence

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.

So whats 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. 

Case Study Asoke - A new accomodation concept. Chilling out in one of their rooms on my 1st day arrival in Bangkok

Case Study Asoke – A new accommodation concept. Chilling out in one of their rooms on my 1st day arrival in Bangkok

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 😀

The iconic brickwall of Case Study Asoke Cafe and Residence

The iconic brickwall of Case Study Asoke Cafe and Residence

Case Study Asoke working area and desk

Case Study Asoke working area and desk

Simple design in the room with a long table and white draps. 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.

The exact geographic coordinates of your room. Hpw cool is that? | Bangkok Residence

The exact geographic coordinates of your room. How cool is that? | Bangkok Residence

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.

View from the top of the hipster coffee joint of Case Study Asoke. I really like their metal grill backdrop, adding to a rugged attitude in the location | Pick the best Bangkok Residence for you

View from the top of the hipster coffee joint of Case Study Asoke. I really like their metal grill backdrop, adding to a rugged attitude in the location | Pick the best Bangkok Residence for you

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.

Great coffee and hot chocolate over in Case Study Asoke Guesthouse and Residence

Great coffee and hot chocolate over in Case Study Asoke Guesthouse and Residence

Brunch at Case Study Asoke - Here's a birds eye view | Good Bed and Breakfast in Bangkok

Brunch at Case Study Asoke – Here’s a birds eye view | Good Bed and Breakfast in Bangkok

Our amazing spread of food that we couldn’t stop taking pictures of, with the golden soft sunlight shining in at that moment.

Cez enjoying his hearty breakfast at Case Study Asoke | Bangkok Bed and Breakast Place

Cez enjoying his hearty breakfast at Case Study Asoke | Bangkok Bed and Breakast Place

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:

1. The New Rot Fai Market Ratchada, Also known as ”Train Market’

The pretty view of Train Market at Esplande Station

The pretty view of Train Market at Esplande Station

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. Its probably the place to be to experience the happening night life of Bangkok.

2. Explore the Mysterious Aeroplane Graveyard in Bangkok

Tripod mounted ready for some shots of this dissected aeroplane

Tripod mounted ready for some shots of this dissected aeroplane

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

Best Beef Shop near Phra Khanong BTS Station | BBQ Options in Bangkok

Best Beef Shop near Phra Khanong BTS Station | BBQ Options in Bangkok

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 Platiunum and Terminal21 if you are looking for some international brands

5. Cooking Classes/ Food Tours

Cooking Classes in Bangkok | Activities and Things to do in Thailand

Cooking Classes in Bangkok | Activities and Things to do in Thailand

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

Life has no limit - Chiang Khan Thailand

Life has no limit – Chiang Khan Thailand

Yes, Thailand has much to offer beyond the popular ‘Hangover’ movie city of Bangkok. There is so much variation the country have to offer, 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

Bagan Pagodas and Stupas | Explore Myanmar, just less than 2 hours from Thailand.

Bagan Pagodas and Stupas | Explore Myanmar, just less than 2 hours from Thailand.

A stone throw away are the other neighboring developing countries of Myanmar and Laos. There are plenty of connecting flights/ airline options to visit the nearby countries.

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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