Fun family trip up north to Thailand for Malaysian family

While in Pattaya, the writer and his family enjoyed some water activities like parasailing. — PAO FOOK SEONG

The reputation of Thailand as the “Land Of A Thousand Smiles” is well known throughout the globe. Its rich culture, history and its “feat” of never being colonised by a Western power add to its mysticism.

A few years back, my family and I visited the country – we went to Bangkok and Pattaya for the first time. The drive from the Suvarnabhumi Airport to our hotel in downtown Bangkok was an eye opener for us as we did not expect the city to be so developed, with its elevated highways and much talked-about notorious traffic jams.

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