The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore

July 2, 2017 by David Herd

Famous Restaurant district

Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore

Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore

 Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore is one of the cities best districts for food. Very popular after work meeting place for office workers, in fact this quaint little waterfront area is dwarfed by high rise office buildings.

Original buildings preserved

Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore

Boat Quay is the name of the road along the quay, which has been converted into a pedestrian mall. As early as 1822, Sir Stamford Raffles had already designated the area south of the river to be developed as a Chinese settlement. Boat Quay was completed in 1842 and the Chinese, mostly traders and laborers, settled there in large numbers. Conditions were squalid but Boat Quay flourished, rapidly exceeding in volume the trade on the north bank where the Europeans had their offices, houses and government buildings. WIKIPEDIA.

Established in the 19th century

Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore

 Boat Quay is one of the early roads established in the 19th century when the Singapore River was the main port area of the colonial city. 

Expats meeting after golf.

Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore

A very popular meeting place for expats, here is a group of friends dining at an Italian restaurant at Boat Quay.

Chili crab is my favorite

Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore

These monster mud crabs are imported from Sri Lanka are are delicious.  Rather expensive of course like most things in Singapore, however you can haggle over the price at Boat Quay.

Alive & kicking

Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore

You certainly can’t get any fresher than this. 🙂

Victorian London Pub

Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore

 

Victorian London Pub is one of the very popular pubs in Boat Quay where you can meet friends for pre dinner drinks.

A very colorful character

Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore

 

This guys certainly brightens up the place. 🙂

Great view across the river

Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore

As the sun sets the city lights up.

Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore location

Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore

 

Certainly should go on your bucket list if you are visiting this great city.

Fullarton Hotel

Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore

One of Singapore’s many five star hotels opposite B oat Quay.

Farewell from Boat Quay.

Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore

Thanks for visiting my Boat Quay Live Seafood Singapore photo blog.

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Australian Expats love Singapore

June 5, 2015 by David Herd

Wine Angel

Singapore safe exciting city

Australian Expats love Singapore, and there was rain, wine & food in abundance when I was visiting friends in 2007. Anne Lacy worked at Parkview Square where the wine Angel would fetch our preferred tipple raising herself high on the end of a hook.

Up she goes

Australian Expats love Singapore

 

Quite an interesting method of collecting your wine choice.

Too much red wine is never enough

Australian Expats love Singapore

That’s Duncan Paul on the left, Anne Lacy, David Herd, Kate Paul and Steve Bates.

Sadly after a long battle with cancer we lost Anne in March 2017, RIP.


 

Parkview Square

Australian Expats love Singapore

    A rather imposing Singapore building.

Boat Quay Singapore

Australian Expats love Singapore

    This is the place to go in Singapore for world famous chilli crab, make sure you haggle on the price.

Boat Quay Singapore

Australian Expats love Singapore

  Here is we eat the wonderful Chili crabs imported from Sri Lanka. 

Say no more

Australian Expats love Singapore

  Imported from Sri Lanka, they are often much bigger than we can get in Australia.    Chilli crab in Singapore is the world’s best, one my way to Istanbul on February 24th 2015 I have arranged a 9 hour stop over in Singapore so I can visit The East Coast Seafood Centre for another wonderful dining experience.  

 Yellow Lamborghini

Australian Expats love Singapore

  There are lots of wealthy people in Singapore.  

See what I mean?

Australian Expats love Singapore

  This is one guys private selection.  

 Sentosa in the rain

Australian Expats love Singapore

 

Tropical storms are almost a daily occurrence this time of the year in Singapore.

 When it rains it comes down in buckets

Australian Expats love Singapore

 

Huge drops of rain.

Sentosa casino

Australian Expats love Singapore

Resorts World Sentosa is an integrated resort off the southern coast of Singapore. Attractions include one of Singapore’s two casinos, a Universal Studios theme park, and a Marine Life Park, which includes the world’s largest oceanarium. The S$6.59 billion (US$4.93 billion) resort is the third most expensive building ever constructed. The resort will cover about 121 acres of land. 

Marina Bay construction.

Australian Expats love Singapore

  The ever changing Singapore skyline.

Morton’s Atrium Bar

Australian Expats love Singapore

  Anne, Kate, Duncan and Steve Bates. In Singapore, the Morton’s Atrium Bar has  long been one of the most popular bars in the city, thanks largely to the exceptional offerings of the “Mortinis Hours” of 5pm-7pm on week nights when the iconic Morton’s Martinis are attractively priced and served with complimentary filet mignon steak sandwiches.

Australian Expats love Singapore

Australian Expats love Singapore

  These happy people are some of Anne’s workmates. Anne is a director in a large insurance company while Steve plays golf and goes to lunch. 🙂  


Singapore rain wine food

Australian Expats love Singapore

  I did call this post Singapore rain wine food, well here is some more food. 🙂  

Let’s move on to Changi Golf Course

Australian Expats love Singapore

  Here is an Aussie Duncan Paul teeing off at Changi Golf course near Singapore airport.  

Old friend Steve Bates at Changi Golf Club

Australian Expats love Singapore

Changi is a reminder of Singapore’s historical connection with WWII, as the course winds through an area filled with mementos of the British presence like the soldier’s barracks, officer’s quarters, gun-emplacements and air-raid bunkers.
 

The view from Changi Golf Club

Australian Expats love Singapore

 

Steve Bates waits for lunch at Changi Golf Club

Australian Expats love Singapore

 

Steve enjoying a cold Tiger beer.

Happy waitress at Changi Golf Club

Australian Expats love Singapore

 

Now that’s what I call a big smile.

Steve Bates & Duncan Paul at Changi Golf Club

Australian Expats love Singapore

 

Both Aussie guys living in Singapore supported by their hard working wives. :)
 
Thanks for visiting my Australian Expats love Singapore photo blog.
 
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Bosphorus river Cruise Istanbul

February 28, 2015 by David Herd

Istanbul is a super city

Bosphorus river Cruise Istanbul

Bosphorus river Cruise Istanbul

Bosphorus river Cruise Istanbul is a must for your bucket list, I took the long cruise to Anadolu Kavağı, departing 10.30 from Galata Bridge with a 3 hour break for lunch and returning at 4.30.

Bosphorus bridge connecting Europe and Asia was completed in 1973,  it is the 22nd longest suspension bridge span in the world.

The trip starts here

Bosphorus river Cruise Istanbul

The ferry leaves from the Galata bridge for the 1.5 hour cruise to Anadolu Kavağı.

Rumeli Hisarı Fortress

Bosphorus river Cruise Istanbul

At the narrowest part of the Bosphorus, Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror ordered the great fortress of Rumeli Hisarı to be built on the European shore in order to control commercial and military traffic in preparation for the siege of Constantinople.


 

Homes on the Bosphorus

Bosphorus river Cruise Istanbul

You really get an appreciation of the sheer size of the city when you take the Bosphorus Cruise Istanbul. Anadolu Kavağı is about 25 kms towards the Black sea and on both sides of the river there are thousands and thousands of homes.

Luxury home on the Bosphorus

Bosphorus river Cruise Istanbul

Looking back I realise I should have allocated at least a few more days to explore this interesting part of the world.

Up market Istanbul

Bosphorus river Cruise Istanbul

There are many upmarket areas in Istanbul.

We have arrived at Anadolu Kavağı.

Bosphorus river Cruise Istanbul

Time to leave the Bosphorus river Cruise and have some lunch.

 The restaurants wait for customers

Bosphorus river Cruise Istanbul

It must be the off season as there are not many people in the restaurants.

Many restaurants to choose from

Bosphorus river Cruise Istanbul

They all compete aggressively for customers, each guy seems to use the same spiel, they say the price of this fish is 20, but for you 16, and so on.

Street cooking

Bosphorus river Cruise Istanbul

  This is a good way to sample the food which is very reasonably priced.  

Two very friendly guys

Bosphorus river Cruise Istanbul

These happy fellows really made you welcome.

 The seafood here was reasonably priced

Bosphorus river Cruise Istanbul

  Except the large king prawns were very expensive.  

Decision has been made

Bosphorus river Cruise Istanbul

The fish was quite good, the salad average, with a small bottle of sparkling water & a basket of nice fresh bread the cost was only $12 AUD.

Waterfront homes

Bosphorus river Cruise Istanbul

  Right beside the wharf with the waves splashing on their doorsteps.


 

Bosphorus river Cruise, now will this rust bucket get us home?

Bosphorus river Cruise Istanbul

Thanks for visiting my Bosphorus river Cruise Istanbul photo blog, please add this city to your bucket list.

That’s all folks

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                        Here is a short video of the riverside  

Here is my post on Istanbul city.

 

Head west for a while and you will arrive in Budapest.

 

Budapest was united from three cities in 1873 and seven years later the Diet resolved to establish a new, representative…

Posted by Travel blogger Fivestarvagabond.com” on Monday, March 23, 2015

Take a look at the entire trip.

 

A stand out feature of this trip was my selection of hotels and apartments, everyone of them was in a perfect location…

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Dubrovnik was fascinating,

 

Dubrovnik is a magic city, check out my travel blog for lots more great photos. http://fivestarvagabond.com/dubrovnik-medieval-croatian-city/

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Bangkok canal cruise longtail boat

January 7, 2015 by David Herd

Bangkok canal cruise

Bangkok canal cruise

Bangkok canal cruise in a long-tail boat, which is known as Ruea Hang Yao, a type of watercraft native to Southeast Asia, which uses a common automotive engine as a readily available and maintainable power-plant.

As you can see many of the waterfront homes resemble shanty towns, unlike other parts of the world including the Gold Coast in Australia and Fort Lauderdale north of Miami,where any home on the waterfront is usually an expensive mansion.

No luxury here

Bangkok canal cruise

 

In real estate terms this is what we call the povety pack.

The daily catch

Bangkok canal cruise

 

Lunch is ready. 🙂

Bangkok canal cruise in a longtail boat

Bangkok canal cruise

 

The craft is designed to carry passengers on a river & may include a lightweight long canoe hull, up to 30 meters long, and a canopy. There is a great variation among these boats, some have evolved from traditional craft types, while others have a more improvised look, the sole defining characteristic is a second-hand car or truck engine.


What a huge engine

Bangkok canal cruise

 

And bloody noisy as you can imagine.

Waiting in the lock for the water to rise.

Bangkok canal cruise

Until recently, the canals of Bangkok accommodated many social, cultural, and commercial activities, functioning as important public places for residents of Thailand’s capital city. Dating from the founding of the city in 1782, the canals in Bangkok are of cultural importance to the Thai people, having originated as a means of providing security against attack, as a source of sustenance (food and water), as the focus of religious ceremonies and celebrations such as the Loy Kratong Festival, and as a site for recreational activities such as swimming and boating activities and competitions.  

Luxury waterfront home, I don’t think so.

Bangkok canal cruise

Faced with the combined threats of land subsidence and rising temperatures and sea levels, the World Bank has predicted that Bangkok’s flood risk will increase four-fold from now by 2050. Bangkok is among the top 10 cities in the world facing the biggest potential impact from coastal flooding by 2070. The Thai capital, built on swampland, is slowly sinking and the floods currently besieging Bangkok could be merely a foretaste of a grim future as climate change makes its impact felt, experts say.

She does not instill confidence

Bangkok canal cruise

The river and canals are very busy with water craft buzzing past at a rapid rate, on this day out driver was not at all concerned, but I can assure you we were. 🙂   Not everything goes to plan when you take a Bangkok canal cruise, here is a story from a Thai lady who works for the Bangkok Post.  So my advice is if an operator seems angry of unfriendly simply try another one until you are comfortable with your choice.  

Wat Khun Chan

Bangkok canal cruise

    From the Phasricharoen canal  

Wat Khun Chan Buddha

Bangkok canal cruise

 

Lots to see on a Bangkok canal cruise.

Genuine Louis Vuitton copies?

Bangkok canal cruise 

A little river shopping for a bargain.

That’s all folks.

Bangkok canal cruise

Many thanks for joining me on  my Bangkok canal cruise photo blog.                             

Not everybody is happy on the river Chao Phraya river 

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A Vietnamese cargo ship ploughed into riverside houses along the Chao Phraya River in Phra Pradaeng district yesterday April 5t 2017, damaging three homes.

Residents fled to the streets in panic as the cargo ship loomed over them. Three houses were damaged, one badly, but nobody was injured.

iCheck Inn Soi 11

Bangkok Budget Sukhumvit Hotels

 

When I’m in Bangkok I like to stay in Sukhumvit Soi 11, here is an excellent budget hotel, if you USE THIS LINK you will get a great rate of around B1100 per night, or $30 USD.

 
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Fabulous views, excellent restaurants & a very good room rate if you book through THIS LINK.

The building in the middle is the Holiday Inn, on the left is the Amari Hotel which is another very good five star hotel. Use THIS LINK to book for a very good room rate.

Sabai Wing North Pattaya

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The best Pattaya budget hotel, 3 pools & opposite Central Marina shopping mall. For a great room rate just book through THIS LINK.

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Pattaya Hilton

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This is the view from Horizons the amazing rooftop bar. A great five star hotel located opposte the beach & above the Central Festival shopping mall. Just book through THIS LINK for an excellent room rate. 

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Pattaya Luxury Five Star hotels

July 3, 2013 by David Herd

Five Star hotels in Pattaya.

Pattaya Luxury Five Star hotels

Pattaya Luxury Five Star hotels

Siam @ Siam is a Five Star Hotel

Pattaya Luxury Five Star hotels overlooking Pattaya beach are The Amari, The Holiday Inn The Hilton & the Dusit. Amari has the nicest grounds & pool area + the magnificent Mantra restaurant, the Hilton is above an upmarket shopping mall & is the most central, Holiday Inn has the best pizzas, the Dusit in North Pattaya has the best Dim Sum. 😉


The Beach Club at the Pullman Hotel.

Pattaya Luxury Five Star hotels

Book through THIS Link for a great room rate.

The Pullman Hotel

Pattaya Luxury Five Star hotels

 Wongamat has a far nicer nicer beach than Pattaya, check out the Pullman Hotel. Their Beach club is a great bar with a happy hour every day from 5 to 7pm. Excellent seafood buffet Friday & Saturday night. The Pullman is really a 3.5 star hotel in a 5 star location, &  should not be in my budget section.

 

Video of the BBQ seafood buffet at the Beach Club

The Dusit Hotel

Pattaya Luxury Five Star hotels

The luxury Dusit hotel is perched on the point at North Pattaya, lovely well kept gardens and loaded with old world charm. A special travel tip is to seek out the the Peak Chinese restaurant which is rather hard to find.  Perhaps that is why it is rarely crowded at lunch time when they serve the best Yum Cha in Pattaya. There is also a nice Italian restaurant called the Bay with views, you guessed it, overlooking the bay.  Book your hotel here for the guaranteed best price and choose when you wish to pay, now or when you check out. I also reviewed The Peak on TripAdvisor.

Peak restaurant Dusit.

Pattaya Luxury Five Star hotels

Hilton Hotel, Beach rd Pattaya.

Pattaya Luxury Five Star hotels 

The fabulous Pattaya Hilton Hotel.

Pattaya Luxury Five Star hotels

 

Located at the center of Pattaya beach and perched on top of Central Festival, a world class shopping mall, the Hilton hotel has it all. Wonderful restaurants, amazing decor and a breathtaking view across the bay. This is definitely one of the best Pattaya Five Star Hotels.  Book the fabulous Hilton here.

Hilton.

Pattaya Luxury Five Star hotels

Nick & Sharon from Australia relaxing at the Hilton.
 

Horizons at the Hilton

Pattaya Luxury Five Star hotels

 

Happy hour every night 5 to 7 pm.

 

The Amari Hotel

Pattaya Luxury Five Star hotels

The Amari hotel is in a great location with beautiful grounds and excellent swimming pools. They also have the best restaurant in Pattaya, the magnificent Mantra.  This is one of my favourite Pattaya hotels, you can book it here.

Sunday brunch at the Mantra.

  Pattaya Luxury Five Star hotels 

I believe the Mantra Sunday brunch is the best value five star food in the world. Alaskan Crab, Oysters from France, New Zealand lamb cutlets, the list goes on. There are seven different kitchens offering food from all around the world. Cost is 1,999 Baht or $80, 4 years ago t was B1,700.  

The Amari & Holiday Inn.

Pattaya Luxury Five Star hotels

These two great Pattaya Five Star hotels are are the north end of Beach rd in Pattaya.  

Holiday Inn

Pattaya Luxury Five Star hotels

Situated on Beach rd north Pattaya next door to the Amari Hotel. The Holiday Inn serve wonderful wood fired pizzas in the courtyard, if you order before 5pm or any time Tuesday the pizzas are half price. Another nice feature is half price sandwiches, cakes and pies in the coffee shop off the foyer after 7pm at night. Book the Holiday Inn here.

Pizza at Holiday Inn.

Pattaya Luxury Five Star hotels

The only time I have had a better pizza was 3 years ago in Florence with my friend Francesca. The wine I am enjoying is called “Kiss my Kangaroo”, can you believe that name? However it is surprisingly good and so is the Cuban music. My apologies for the poor quality photo. I also put a review on TripAdvisor.

Havana bar at the Holiday Inn.    

Amari & Holiday Inn

Pattaya Luxury Five Star hotels

To the right of the Holiday Inn is where I live at Markland Condo.

The Royal Cliff Hotel.

Pattaya Luxury Five Star hotels

For a luxury hotel away from the maddening crowd you can’t go past the Royal Cliff. An elevator will take you down to Cosy beach where the water is clean and you can enjoy a massage on the beach. This is where I stayed on my first visit to Pattaya in 1980. This is definitely a five star hotel.

The Royal Cliff Hotel.

Pattaya Luxury Five Star hotels

The Royal Cliff is certainly on of Pattaya’s best hotels, very popular for conventions and has great ocean views. An elevator takes you down to Breezes restaurant and Cosy Beach. A little bit away from downtown Pattaya which many people prefer.

The Royal Cliff Hotel. 

Pattaya Luxury Five Star hotels

  Royal Cliff Hotel,  opened in 1974 & was in fact  where I stayed on my first visit to Pattaya in 1980. Look closely and you will see the elevator that takes you down to Cosy beach.

Breezeo at Royal Cliff

Pattaya Luxury Five Star hotels 

Breezes is a great spot for a nice casual lunch by the sea.  For great room rates book the Royal Cliff here.

Cape Dara in Wongamat.

Pattaya Luxury Five Star hotels

Cape Dara is one of the new Pattaya Five Star hotels at Wongamat which is the next beach north of Pattaya.

Nice pool at Cape Dara

Pattaya Luxury Five Star hotels

The hotel has a bus service to take guests on the short five minute trip to Pattaya, the hotel address is 256 Dara Beach, Soi 20, Pattaya-Naklua Road, Pattaya, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand Phone:+66 38 933 888.

MING XING RESTAURANT

Pattaya Luxury Five Star hotels

Great decor at the Cantonese restaurant, I had the Dim Sum which was great value at 490 Baht or $15. Eat as much as you want, hard to beat at this price. Book a room at Cape Dara here.

SIAM @ SIAM, the new kid on the block.

Pattaya Luxury Five Star hotels

I took these photos on the day Siam @ Siam opened, Sunday December 13 2013. Th first guests are due on Dec 24th. These shots are from the Car bar on the ground floor. I will add more when the Sky Bar opens soon.

Car Bar

Pattaya Luxury Five Star hotels

Book a room at the fantastic hotel here.

Fantastic lamb shank

Pattaya Luxury Five Star hotels

Each week I visit Siam @ Siam to have the wonderful Massaman curry slow cooked lamb shank. I reviewed it on TripAdvisor.

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Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya

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Located at the southern end of Pattaya at Phratamnak, a few steps from the beautiful beach, this five-star hotel is just 10 minutes from Pattaya city centre and less than two hours from Bangkok. Centara Grand Phratamnak features a stylish design with a dramatic marine themed lobby, Italian furnishings, and a pool and Jacuzzi on the rooftop. The hotel features 165 exquisitely appointed guestrooms, each including smart TV, Nespresso machines, a large balcony or terrace, delicate cotton bed sheets, in-room safe, and rain shower.

My lovely friend Amy

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My lovely friend Amy has moved from the Mantra at the Amari hotel to the Centara Grand, I recently enjoyed their first Sunday seafood buffet which was outstanding.

Sunday seafood buffet

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I think the buffet is once per month, however I will clarify it soon.

Beautiful suite at Centara

Pattaya Luxury Five Star hotels

Centara Grand Phratamnak has some beautiful family suites with a separate bedroom for the kids, flat TV screens everywhere. Book a room at Centara here.                 

 Kantary Hotel, 2.5 hours north of Pattaya.

Pattaya Luxury Five Star hotels

Kantary Hotel Kabinburi is rather special, particularly if you are a golfer. The standard of the hotel is fantastic & the golf package can’t be beat. For 3000 Baht or $90 usd, which sadly is now $104 aud, you get 2 18 hole rounds of golf on the magnificent Kabinburi Sport Club which proudly boasts of being the longest course in Thailand. Add to that one nights accommodation & breakfast included, makes this the best value golf package in Thailand. If that was not enough the three of us were all upgraded to a wonderful one bedroom suite which is the best hotel accommodation I have ever seen anywhere in the country.

 

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Holiday Inn

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Fabulous views, excellent restaurants & a very good room rate if you book through THIS LINK.

The building in the middle is the Holiday Inn, on the left is the Amari Hotel which is another very good five star hotel. Use THIS LINK to book for a very good room rate.

Sabai Wing North Pattaya

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The best Pattaya budget hotel, 3 pools & opposite Central Marina shopping mall. For a great room rate just book through THIS LINK.

Sutus Court is a great budget hotel right i the heart of one of Pattaya’s main bar areas, just use THIS LINK for a terrific room rate. 420/100 Moo 9 Soi Buakhao.

Pattaya Hilton

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This is the view from Horizons the amazing rooftop bar. A great five star hotel located opposte the beach & above the Central Festival shopping mall. Just book through THIS LINK for an excellent room rate. 

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Here are some good Pattaya restaurants

 

Koh Chang is only 4 hours away by car

 



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