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Happy Holidays in Bangkok

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There's lots to do over the holidays in Bangkok. Thailand doesn't officially celebrate Christmas, but it does celebrate any excuse for a party!

I'm in Bangkok to show Pang the Christmas lights, and enjoy some shopping mall time. There are plenty of excellent Japanese restaurants here in Bangkok, and we'll be celebrating news years here too.

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I've been meaning to visit Groove at Central World (the big mall near Siam) for a while. This is Central's nightlife, outdoor area. As new malls have come along and stolen Central's crown, so they've up-ed their game to compete.

In Phuket, Central Festival, got a new mall building: Central Floresta. While in Bangkok their malls have been refurbished, with new extensions, like Groove.

The best thing here is iO, Italian Osteria. Their chicken was delicious, and they do a pizza plate with a huge selection of different pizzas at a very reasonable price. We couldn't eat them all, so we took some away.

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At Seacon Square, there use to be a Korean Pizza place on the top floor, but when I went to visit, it had gone! Replaced instead by an unlimited Japanese Buffet restaurant, "Okami Sushi". Not just sushi in this restaurant, they had a huge selection, meat skewers, tempura, even fried crabs in their shells. This was baby Pang's first test of crunchy fried crabs in their shells.

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Christmas calls for a traditional Turkey lunch, and for that we headed over to the Londoner Brew Pub. Busy and noisy at Christmas, you have to book. But it is a decent 4 course meal with all the trimmings.

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For the New Years Countdown, we opted for Mega Bangna's show. Bami was to perform, but sadly at 11pm, past the Baby's bed time, so I'd have to watch the last part of the show and countdown on television. That's probably for the best, it was very very busy inside.

Happy Holidays everyone.

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