On Friday I was able to take Mum and Aunty Ruth to Central Market and Chinatown without the kids :-) On the drive into town Mum was able to get some photos of the Kings new palace (every other time we have driven this way the camera has been in the boot).
New road ways into the palace.
Typical street scene in the city ... cars & motorbikes waiting for the traffic lights to change.
Driving under the mono rail.
Lanterns hung in preparation for Chinese New Year celebrations.
Chinatown was very quiet, with hardly any people which was so much nicer than all the jostling that you get when you visit during the evening!! Mind you we were still pestered a lot by the men trying to sell us dvds!!
We ducked in behind the hawker stalls to visit the button shop. I needed to buy a zip ... such extravagance ... 40c!! (That's like 17c in New Zealand!)
We (or should I say I) did some haggling for a handbag or three for Aunty Ruth and Mum! Can't show you the purchases though sorry ... Mum found out who Jimmy Choo is though since she bought a bag with his brand on it!! ;-)
On the way back to the car we stopped to buy some lilly's :-)