Friday, 31 July 2015

Babylon Foam Party

Filepic from internet: of Babylon foam party
Truth be told, I've only been to Babylon twice..

The first time I went, I was so bored as the place was so dead and full of angmoh..

Babylon has its famous foam party on the last Saturday of each month.. and it coincide with my holiday last weekend with my buddies..

We have nothing much left to do so we went to watch Ted2 in SFX Cinema in Terminal 21, the only cinema that has plenty of seats..

After our movie, we decided we have a lot of time in the evening before it's even time for DJ Station.. So we looked at each other and nodded "Babylon" it is..

As we were out shopping the whole morning, we didn't have with us swim wear or anything that we can wear for the foam party.. so that left us with no choice but to go into the courtyard area nude..

Not that it was any problem.. Some of the guys went in naked as well..

Entrance fee was THB290, which is still very cheap compared to all other saunas in the region (Aniki Taipei NT$1000 now, 357 Sydney $18 I paid, Cruise Club Singapore - how much now?).. and last Saturday changed my perception of Babylon.. it's a stark contrast between a normal day and a foam party day..

It was packed.. Packed to the brimmed!

Majority are Taiwanese and Koreans and they come in big group of friends.. Yum yum.. angmoh probably made up of a small tiny weeny bit of percentage as Asians ruled the night..

The night started with a luckydraw session - nothing sexual, followed by drag queen lip-sing with dancers in jumper suits.. And it was complimentary free-flow beer all night long, drink as much as you can!

Then once they vacated the courtyard, the foam starts pouring from a huge nozzle suspended from the ceiling in the middle.. It poured and poured on and on.. and throughout the night it kept on pouring..

After dropping our towels and putting them by DJ console near the staircase, we went into the foam area naked..

The foam was quite cold and feeling it within the thighs and lubing up my cock and balls right away, it didn't take me long to get hard and plenty of hands were roaming around.. the foam kept pouring and it was a pile of mountain in the middle while chest high towards the edges so it's pretty convenient to touch around, stroke some cocks, brush cocks on asses..

All while pretending to lather up the foam..

It was real fun..

Filepic from internet: Babylon Foam Party
Pretty soon, I was with a group of Thai and Malaysians touching and lathering up.. hands were everywhere I can't even tell whose hands were on my cock and ass.. I don't know - probably 4 or 6 hands or what.. but who cares..

It's dancing and "clubbing" with the beer and the thud-thumping loud music sans clothes.. How often really does one get to dance naked?

We set a time to leave so after playing and shooting my load in the nearest showers adjacent to the courtyard (it was all foam in there too!!), I went in search for a cleaner shower to wash down.. Imagine walking around the place naked, cos I was covered in foam from walking through the courtyard, and I cannot wrap the towel back cos I needed it to wipe dry later..

The whole place is literary a mess thanks to the foam everywhere.. once I found a shower that has no foam on the floor, I quickly showered, and dried up and went to meet my buddy back in the lockers..

We left and got a quick dinner, and went off to DJ Station to continue dancing and clubbing, with clothes of course..

If you are visiting Bangkok on the last weekend of the month, make sure you don't miss out on Babylon's Foam Party..

It's worth going..

It really is..

No kidding..

Just remember, if you play, play safe ok?



 How to get to Babylon:
1. The easiest way is to get a taxi/tuk-tuk.
2. If public transport, just take the MRT to Lumphini station, come out from Exit 2 and walk towards Q House Lumphini.. (Fitness First members should know this place)..
3. Turn left at Soi Sathorn 1 alley and walk for about 10 minutes till you see an empty plot of land on your right..
4. Turn right and walk till the very end..
5. Babylon is the last mansion on the left..



Thursday, 30 July 2015

Pla Tong Mookata (Pan Fried Pork) - Thai-Western Fusion BBQ

Foodies would know.. Cheap eats in Bangkok has to include the Pla Tong mookata (pan fried pork),.

Do note this place is NON-HALAL!

For dinner, my friends and I came here.. It is located just at Victory Monument BTS.. Most directions available online aren't clear.. Although it's very, very easy to get here, we still got lost, thanks to Google Maps (because searching for this place usually leads you somewhere else), and blogs who gave very contradicting directions (because they can't draw a map), yes that blog..

Pla Tong Mookata is fairly cheap.. At just THB159 per person, it's all-you-can-eat buffet.. Drinks (only have water, beer, EST cola, ice) are charged separately (reasonably).. If you dine alone, it's THB199 as I noticed.. If you waste food, it's another count of THB159 extra..

Staff speak little English as this place is pretty much frequented by locals.. But there's nothing much to order anyway except perhaps drinks.. They will give you a trolley to put your drinks and a chit.. You eat first and pay when you're done..

There's a huge selection of meat such as seafood (frozen in ice/icy water - I can tell you it's really fresh), chicken and pork marinated in different flavours, you can try a little of each and find your favourite..

There's also bread and a few choices of spread (butter, jam etc).. And another row of finger food like sausages, croquettes, fries.. and another row of greens and leafy vegetables..

On another corner there's the make-your-own desserts, from ice-kacang with ice from the ice-box, sweet desserts, and a few kind of fruits such as guava, pineapple, watermelon, melon, etc..

There's no oil to cook with, with the pan, they'll give you hot water for boiling and my suggestion is to pick some pork belly and "wipe" the plate for the lard..

Main Entrance

Plenty of meat selection.
(chicken, pork, seafood)

Finger food & vegetables

Desserts

One half of the dining area

And that's us.. 

How to get here: 
BTS - Victory Monument
1. The easiest way to get here is by using the BTS.. One cannot NOT know how to use the skytrain..  Get off at Victory Monument.. Use Exit 2 and walk down the stairs..
2. On your left is Century The Movie Plaza..
Eat Am Are
3. In front of you is a T-junction with a corner restaurant with the name "Eat Am Are"..
4. Cross the road, Pla Tong Mookata is just right beside "Eat Am Are"..
You cannot miss it.. It's just 30 seconds walk from the BTS.. 

Google Maps
1. Type "Pla Tong Pan Fried Pork".. Not any other words..



Taxi/Tuk-tuk:
1. Just say BTS Victory Monument, in Thai, it's actually called Anusawari Chai Samoraphan..
2. Then set your eyes on the Century The Movie Plaza, and follow the directions set out above..
Seriously, taxi? Tuk-tuk? Unless you are staying in this vicinity.. Otherwise, BTS people.. BTS..!!!

I set out to get this map for those who are visual people..


As simple as it is..

Forget other blogs - because other blogs made us lost our way..





Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Krung Thep is never just about Songkran.

Back in the days when AirAsia was a very small airline, in 2001 I still remember, I made my first trip to Bangkok.. That opened up an myriad of international flying.. But that was then..

Only 18 years old, Bangkok excites the gay in me.. Fast forward 14 years and 16 Bangkok trips later, I am still excited over Bangkok, a short trip is always welcomed.. I am not sure if I would want, or even survive a longer stay..

My last Bangkok trip was in Oct 2013, so when my buddies and I decided we should go Bangkok together, I jumped at the thought, and quickly we were making plans and off we went last weekend..

They flew from Singapore while I flew from Kuala Lumpur.. Friends from across the Causeway, divided by the distance but never the friendship..


I bought my flight on Thai Airways on the lowest fare basis - apparently only for online booking - on 24 July and back on 27 July.. TG420 from KL to Bangkok was operated by an Airbus A320 featuring "premium economy" and economy seats..

Only because the A320 is a 3-3 config, the "premium economy" seats functions like a business class seat would, only that the middle of the 3 abreast is kept vacant.. And the passengers enjoy full business class privileges..

No - I didn't fly business.. I booked the cheapest restricted ticket.. Haha.. but with the complimentary seat assignment, I assigned my own seat to be the first economy row, just behind the "premium" seats..

Flight 420 depart KL at 0805am. I was already in KLIA at 5.30am.. But it was delayed a little because the runway was congested..


Row 34, right after "premium economy" seats

Boxed breakfast set 

Neatly arranged. All in cardboard boxed with plastic cutleries.

Descending into Bangkok - the city centre skyline seen in the horizon

Near Survanabhumi Airport

Landed in Bangok about 9.30am local time.. I straightaway headed out and bought DTAC simcard at THB299 for 7 days with 1.5GB data and hopped on to the public cab right away..

Traffic along the Bangna Tract Road was heavy heading into Bangkok on a very hot and bright Friday morning.. I was sweating in the cab.. The journey took about 1.5 hours and when I arrived at Quad Suites, my friends have already checked-in USING my name ON my behalf.. I was amazed how they did it and how the hotel could allowed that.. But they didn't collect any payment as I was the one responsible to pay as my credit card was held in guarantee..

Quad Suites Silom

Living room

Kitchen

Bedroom 1 

Toilet 1

Bedroom 2

Toilet 2

Hallway
Quad Suites was our stay for 2 nights - a 2 bedroom serviced apartment just at Chong Nonsi BTS, conveniently located and with some restaurants and a local food court, 7-11 and McDonald's around it, Dean & Deluca opposite it and some others.. Fitness First Sathorn Square is just across the road..

Pool

Super small studio

Super small gym with enough room for 2 machines. Only.

Airwell and lift

The suite comes with a living room and a fully equipped kitchen, with 2 bathrooms and one of it with a bathtub.. with an occupancy of 4, only 2 key cards were given, and I was not happy the video intercom wasn't working as we tried to unlock the door from the suite.. The intercom kept dialling but in the suite, there was no response..

On the 3rd night, I moved next door to Holiday Inn Express Sathorn.. Always have been delighted by an IHG property, I made the right decision to stay there.. Holiday Inn Express Sathorn is really a gem, fabulous staff so much so I remembered a few names.. Nice cosy room and all the better it comes with breakfast and on the such dirt cheap rate as a privileged travel agent..

Holiday Inn Express Sathorn facade




You can choose to take out your breakfast


No. The guy in the back is not breakfast. 






I await my return flight Thai Airways Flight 419 to Kuala Lumpur on Monday, also on the same A320.. I took the aisle seat, leaving the middle seat vacant while a hot muscular Thai boy occupies the window seat.. I only managed to snap a photo of him from behind..

Managed to check-in my bags at the very minute before it's closed. 

Muscular Thai boy

Dinner box set

More or less the same.. sandwich again..

In the next few days, I will write more in details of the trip, covering Pla Tong Mookata, Babylon Foam Party, DJ Station and my Amazing Race to the airport, and how I ran through the terminal, custom and immigration to the gate in half an hour.

Come back soon :)








Thursday, 23 July 2015

Malaysia 2016 Long Weekends


To see the larger image and the dates, go to: 2016 is an amazing year to travel. Here's why!

It's about time to start planning your 2016 holidays!

The long weekends calendar is out, there's up to 12 long weekends (if you happen to work in Kedah), or between 10-11 long weekends for all other states including Federal Territory.. this is for national and state public holidays.. then you have your annual leaves.. and the normal weekends of course..

On the same note, AirAsia is resuming flying direct to Maldives, being the only Malaysian airline to do so direct from Kuala Lumpur.. couple that up with Club Med Kani/Club Med Finolhu, your Maldives holidays is now cheaper than you think!

Malaysia Airlines have already (almost, I understand) completed their chopping board, which routes that has been trimmed or changes can be seen at Malaysia Airlines Rebrands.

With this guide, I am postponing my Europe trip probably to summer or autumn of 2016, but Hari Raya seems to give the longest holidays, at the time when Europe is at the hottest.. as summer ends, flight tickets to Europe will start picking up as people head back after the summer holidays.. so I am kinda torn actually... Sept might be a good time, right?

So where are you going next year?




Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Travel is the only expenses I never regret spending

In life, one cannot run away from the big ticket items spending.. It can be a house, a car, gadgets, travels and what nots..

I am not a gadget person.. In fact, I am contended with whatever works.. I don't need the latest phone or the latest tablet.. I don't need the most fancy car, one that suffice in doing what it needs to do with the least amount of upkeep (if I stay within Klang Valley in the entire month, my fuel consumption is only an average of 100 litres.. or 2 tanks' worth.) but enough for me to not even consider a local brand for it's infamous problems and milo tin quality..

When it comes to travel, I pay for the experience.. I don't just become a tourist (of course I still do touristy stuff), I go to a place and I experience life..

Nudity permitted yo!
Like going nude in Sydney's nudity permitted clothing optional Obelisk Beach.. I am not sure why many have not been/heard, won't you want to try it?

After all, it's PERMITTED! Let me tell you, the awesome possum experience is far greater than there is to be shy about.. Go alone, if going with friends isn't your kind of thing..

Uh.. I'm actually gonna go Australia again for Chinese New Year next year for family holiday.. so no nude and 357 :(((

12 Apostles helicopter ride
If there is a helicopter ride and it will be a life time opportunity to get on it, I will, and I did (at 12 Apostles).. If there is a super cool roller coaster, in fact most roller coasters are super cool, I will get on it..

I've had amazing travel experiences that I never regret spending for.. and it'll not stop here, it will continue to be something I will continue to spend on..

And having said that, I am going on my 16th Bangkok trip this weekend.. my last trip was 2 years ago, it's about time again yo lol! Although I have been contemplating on taking on a cooking class while I am there, I am still unsure if I would want to, mainly because the menu isn't something I can't make..



I guess I'll just leave Bangkok as what it should be - a "gay city"..



:)






Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Japanese galore

I had dinner in Minori in Royal Bintang Damansara Hotel recently with the bf.. I did not know of this place mainly because it's a little of out of my "affordability" scale.. but since he suggested we should try it, I agreed..

Mind you, it does not come cheap..

These are my portions cos I didn't take photos of his portion lol





My verdict:
Food quality: 5 thumbs up
Service: 4 thumbs up (cos they weren't very attentive)
Price: $$$$
Overall: 4/5



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