Bangkok Thailand

Pungky Utami

Mom of 3

Age : 6 year old boy, 3 year old girl and 18 month old girl

Resident for : 6 years

Profession: Full time housewife, sometimes I also write articles in Bahasa Indonesia for Indonesian travel magazines.

#1 Travel Tip: Since Bangkok is one of the world’s congested city, consider taking public transport, that is skytrain, to your destinations. Please be aware that some stations are not yet designed to be children/disabled friendly (no elevators). In addition, plan no more than 2-3 activities a day, especially when travelling with children.

About Bangkok :

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, welcomes more visitors than any other city in the world and it doesn’t take long to realize why. Bangkok is a city of contrasts with action at every turn, with gleaming temples, floating food markets and delicious cuisine at every turn.

GET TO KNOW PUNGKY

Tell us about living in your city

The city’s life is very dynamic with plenty of choices for food, places to visit, friendly people, not to mention hot weather most of the time. I always equip myself with umbrella, hat, and water bottle.

What’s one cultural quirk?

Never touch the head of Thai person, including children as head is considered sacred and touching the head shows disrespect.

Why is traveling important for a family?

In fact, we introduce the family values to children while traveling, so traveling is important for us because that is when we “educate” the children in a very casual and enjoyable environment.

What’s the hardest thing about traveling with kids?

When they are sick

What’s your favorite family travel destination?

Loire valley in France, where we go every year, but there’s always new things to discover in this beautiful countryside.

What’s on your travel wish list?

All parts of Morocco

What’s the one thing you do that makes traveling with kids easier? 

Thorough research and planning in advance on our destination

Give us a song from your road trip playlist.

So far, our favorite road trip playlist comprises all French, Indonesian, and English children songs that are regularly sang at home. One to be named is “Wheels on The Bus”