Chiang Mai Walking Street

Notes From Thai #10

                How Are You Today? Are you Happy? I hope so. Alhamdulliah.Be Happier and Barakah Everyday. I am very happy at night in Chiang Mai City. The sound of street musician was heard from the beginnig to the end at street. If you can play ukulele, harmonica, or sing a little Thai song, you might be able to be a street musician here. The light of lamp so glamour but still humble and soft. Handmade souvenir available for best customer around the world. Delicious foods and fresh drink also avalaible at everywhere. Yupz, i’m at Walking Street in Chiang Mai city.

Walking Street

                Chiang Mai has a large and famous walking street or night bazar for local products, handmade souvenir, arts, and local foods such as Khao Soi Kai, Pad Thai, Som Tam and Longan. Not only in Chiang Mai city, sometimes walking street or night bazar be held in Mae Jo, Rimping Supermarket or other district. At Maejo University, Bazar is held every Wednesday, called Cowboy Market. Cowboy market has Local and Japanese foods, fruits, vegetables, and handicraft.

                Chiang Mai City has three famous place for walking street. Night bazar, near Nawarat bridge. Saturday Walking Street is held along Chiang Mai silver street on the south side beyond Chiang Mai gate. Sunday Walking Street is held on Rachadamnoen Road, the beginning from Tapae Road or Three Kingdom Museum. Which is closed motorized traffic. Police and some taxi “TukTuk” became securities in front of closed gate. The street was fulled by local and tourist for shop and just walking around.

Sunday Walking Street
Sunday Walking Street

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Friday in Chiang Mai

Notes From Thai #9

                Assalamu’alaikum, how are you today? Are you Ok? I hope so. Alhamdulillah. Now, i feel better than yesterday. Every Friday feel different, Especialy in Chiang Mai. Every Friday, i had taken free time for praying. I must see my friend for going to Masjid. It’s not easy, but i get easier. Alhamdulillah.

Masjid At-Tawqa, Chiang Mai
Masjid At-Taqwa, Chiang Mai

                Abu Hurairah reported: The Prophet Muhammad said, “ The Best day on which the sun has risen is Friday. On that day Adam was created, he was admitted to Jannah, and he was expelled therefrom.” (Muslim)

                There are no Masjid near Maejo University. I totally need more than 30 minutes a day for praying in Masjid. It’s challange. It’s same with my first home in Bali. Sometimes this event make me lazy but we must wake up. Keep spirit and keep moving on. Arrive at Masjid, Sholat, Worship. It’s make me feel almost like have been better and reborn.

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Ramadhan In Bangkok

Notes From Thai #8

               Assalamu’alaikum, selamat pagi, Alhamdulillah berjumpa kembali dalam blog dengan tulisan yang baru. Sudah lama nggak nulis karena kegiatan di Fakultas yang sangat padat. Pagi hingga siang hari sampai sore penuh di kandang dan belajar. Yupz, perlu refreshing, memutuskan mengambil waktu istirahat untuk pergi ke Bangkok.

Perjalanan ke Bangkok

                Sebelum menginjak soal buka puasa (karena belum maghrib jadi kita jalan-jalan dulu ya, hehehe), saya mau cerita tentang pengalaman pertama kali ke Bangkok. Awalnya pergi ke Bangkok karena diajak teman dari Indonesia, dr. Hendra, beliau magang di rumah sakit di Chiang Mai. Kita bertemu di Masjid Chang Puak-sekitar Old City dan mengajak untuk ikut agendanya ke Bangkok. Akhirnya kita berangkat bertiga, saya, dr.Hendra, dan dr.Daffo. Naik bus yang dahulunya sempat jadi bus VIP seharga 350 baht. Harga bus termasuk murah dibandingkan dengan harga bus tujuan bangkok lainnya. Satu bus berisi penuh turis manca negara, maklum kita pesan tiket di agen perjalanan. Serasa di Liverpool, heheh…

                Bus yang kita tumpangi tidak berhenti di terminal bus Chatuchak tetapi di kota. Tujuan selanjutnya adalah Petchaburi Soi 7, tempat tinggal dr. Wahyu. Taksi dari tempat pemberhentian bus menuju Petchaburi Soi 7 adalah 150 baht. Petchaburi Soi 7 sebagian besar berisi umat muslim. Di ruas jalan terdapat masjid Darul Aman. Disekitar masjid terdapat warung-warung yang menjajakan makanan dan dijamin halal.

                Istirahat sebentar kemudian melanjutkan perjalan menggunakan BTS Sky-Train. Kita mengambil jenis perjalanan tanpa batas atau one-day pass seharga 120 Baht. Bagi turis atau penumpang yang baru tahu Bangkok disarankan mengambil tiket jenis ini karena tidak perlu membeli tiket lagi. Kita bisa pergi dari utara hingga ujung timur dengan satu kartu. BTS Sky-Train Bangkok buka pukul 06.00 sampai 24.00.

                Perjalanan yang cukup melelahkan dan harus menahan nafsu, haus dan lapar. Bangkok penuh dengan Shopping Mall. Chatuchak Weekend Market menjadi pilihan favorit pelancong untuk membeli produk-produk khas Thailand. Seperti laiknya pasar, harga di Chatuchak harus ditawar, paling nggak ditawar setengahnya. Habis muter-muter, narsis dulu bareng om Jackie Chan, hehehe…

Foto Bareng Om Jackie Chan
Foto Bareng Om Jackie Chan

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