Bangkok sight: Personalized tags

I think it was my last trip, I was trying so hard to find this place at Chatuchak. It was mentioned online that you can get personalized/customized engraved tags at Chatuchak. It was one of those things where when you didn’t make any effort to find it, the thing comes to you.

Here’s the place if you had Googled customised tags at Chatuchak. Btw, I gave a little counsel to the owner that they should have their name on Facebook in English for easy searching. Well, at least they have a website I suppose.

Got a few done for my Dadster because I was feeling guilty I didn’t get anything for him the entire trip


Lady M at Marina Square

My first encounter with Lady M was on the other side of the globe, in New York earlier in March. It kinda sparked my fascination to find the best mille crepe cake available in Singapore. I had Classic Cake (which I.. kinda forgot where the pictures went, but try the Salted Caramel brownie. That is heavenly!), Humble Beginnings and Lady M. Of all three, I think that Lady M has the best offering!

I was ecstatic to hear that there’s an outlet in Singapore. However, this lovely dessert is not cheap at all. If you couple it with a latte, it comes at $15 a pop. I do get it why it’s so expensive, there are twenty layers of crepe (hence the name, duh) with vanilla cream ensconced in between. The top layer of crepe is lightly torched and comes slight smoky and caramelized.

My gripe is that: The layout of the place doesn’t seem very smart especially during peak hours. It can take up to half an hour to get a table especially during peak period e.g. 2pm right after lunch. I went there at off peak twice, 11am and 4.30pm, and I didn’t have to wait. The wait staff also took a while before they served me and forgot to bring me my bill, twice. It also looks hard for groups of more than 4/5 to get tables.

Will I head back there? Yes, only at off peak timing.

They have other stuff too

Lady M Confections Singapore (Marina Square)
#02-103 Marina Square Shopping Mall
6 Raffles Boulevard
Singapore 039594
Opening Hours: Daily 11am to 9pm

Bangkok sight: Makura Cat Cafe

Well, we intended to head to Talad Rot Fai but we stumbled upon Makura Cat Cafe. I hadn’t had any inkling of this cat cafe’s existence but hey, lady luck must be on my side. It’s right on the way into Talad Rot Fai, opposite the rows of Thai bars/cafes.

It was also Halloween night so the cat cafe was decked in Halloween festivities. But no trick or trick sadly! There is a little basin at the entrance of the cafe. All patrons are required to wash their hands before entering. If you had googled cat cafe Bangkok, you’re likely to find Purr Cat Club. I’d say skip Purr Cat Club and come here instead.

The cats are pretty fun and active and they oblige humans. It was a more enjoyable and interactive experience as compared to the other cat cafe I’ve been to in Hong Kong. It’s a new cafe, having opened only in July 2013.

It’s separated into two segments, the other side is elevated. BUT it doesn’t protect you from the kitties.

One of my favourite cats! This cat has a thing for bags

Makura Cat Cafe
Address: Srigarindra Rd. Bangkok, Thailand
Opening hours: 12-10.30pm on Wed, Fri-Sun, 12-9pm on all other days
Directions: I alighted at Udom Suk BTS and took a cab that costs about 80 Baht. It’s right behind Seacon Square