After 15 minutes, I've reached my destination, where I took the train to Phrom Phong BTS Station, located in the green line. Phrom Phong is a quiet neighborhood with its nearest shopping mall, the Emporium. Its surrounding feature an array of Japanese themed dining, wellness services, and convenience stalls. Surprisingly, it is not difficult to get a seat in the Japanese restaurants in Phrom Phong, given its genuine look and the quality of food and service given.
The day before, I booked a bed from MonkeyNaps Hostel via Agoda. The cost was very affordable at only S$19 for two nights. However, it is located about 4 streets away from the BTS station. Being a hostel that was still undergoing renovation, it took awhile for me to find out where it was as its location wasn't clearly shown in Google Maps.
In the end, I found it after a tip given by a helpful passerby that noticed the 'Help me I'm lost' expression. Check out my review of the hostel through my TripAdvisor profile!
After checking in, I went out looking for dinner. So, yup I spent my first night in Bangkok savoring legit Japanese cuisine. Chancing upon a Japanese restaurant that didn't just serve sushi, I ordered a bowl of Salmon Sake Rice (140 Baht) & cup of Matcha Ice Cream (60 Baht).
Both filled me lightly as it was already near to midnight. Dinner was great! I needed some really good pressing at my back after months of working previously. Walking around, I surveyed massage establishments and decided on the one that was the most proper. After an hour of massage, I was back at the hostel for the night.
At the hostel, I chanced upon a fellow Malaysian named ShuWai. We introduced ourselves and I learn that it was his first solo backpacking trip overseas. In this case, it was Bangkok for 10 days (or longer) then train rides back to his hometown. Well, it seems pretty interesting! Perhaps I should try that soon in future.