I wish i hadn't done it now because even though i think changi is the best in the world, it's not best for the free sleeping even on the massage chairs. I spent about 3 hours walking around trying to find a quiet place to sleep (including 15 mins in mcdonalds) First I went to the E gates (5) and that lounge area was quiet but right next to the smoking area and i could smell that from 2 mins travellator away before i got there.
Then E11 lounge area was noisy with people talking loudly from a certain country but in any case i went back there later and the music around most of the airport makes it impossible for me to sleep even though it's piano music. I then try the F gates and then i walk back along D gates mostly a narrow walkway so when i was relaxing with the laptop, people getting off flights and me feeling like a zoo animal i walked back to E5 to see if the smokers have gone around 11pm. Then i go get the train to T3 and walk up to the highest floor where there used to be an unused huge area of carpet but now they are doing construction, still lots of space but i don't want that concrete dust, that fine crystalline silica to rip my lungs out. So i tried the massage chairs next to the Hard Rock Cafe, the info desk said they close at midnight so i waited, 00:30 still music as they had to wait for the last people to leave but the loud men weren't leaving for their flight to europe so at 1am i left.
So i go back to Terminal 2 and attempt E11, I try to get over the music playing, finally get about 1 hour sleep before being woken up with a tap and hello airport police passport and boarding card check please (that in the rest sleep area?) they did it to everyone.
Arrived in Dong Meoung Airport
Wow! the welcome was…Disappointing…Immigration was fine, Air asia staff standing by the queue, not sure why but anyway they were fine too and let me have a pen to sign the document when i asked before getting to the desk. the line was short but took forever and then it got moving quicker after about 15 mins. The exiting the aircraft seemed to go fine and stopped every now and then for some reason, i think they question people getting off near the aircraft door blocking it for a while.
so i clear immigration, i go to the money changer, i'm greeted by a miserable impatient woman and i change my money. I say hello in thai but i get nothing back. I don't even get a smile. I then go to the bus, luckily the drive sees me along the curb and stops to let me on but the supervisor goes to the driver and argues at her and while doing that she hits me with the clip board, like a tap. then i ask her about the money so i have to then go and get change although maybe lost in translation because they give change on the bus. So i go back to the money changer woman, she gets annoyed that i came back to get some coins.
Now on the bus to the BTS, i get off, go get my ticket from another rude woman, who shouts out 42 baht with fed up, impatient anger waiting. I say thank you have a nice day. Also i say hello in thai but nothing. Once i go she starts laughing with her friend about me. The hostel workers are really friendly! security, cleaners (though a bit shy at first) and reception were chatty. Most of the thai that i meet abroad are always friendly
Singapore - SIN
Bangkok - DMK
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