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Baisiri Maya Hotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Modern, cosy, comfortable, boutique hotel with some awesome views from the Premier Room, located inside Chiang Mai city centre, 10-15mins away from Chiang Mai International Airport and major tourist attractions in Chiang Mai. Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce Baisiri Maya Hotel!

This was the hotel that Team #EpiphanyGoChiangMai (Team Epiphany Duplet: Tiffany Yong and Peps Goh, along with Valentino Tan and myself) stayed in during our recent travel adventure to Chiang Mai from 29th January 2018 to 3rd February 2018. Baisiri Maya Hotel was our home base when we visited, explored and covered a few tourist destinations in Chiang Mai.

For the duration of our stay at Baisiri Maya Hotel, we stayed in the Premier Room. Personally, I really love this room, it’s very spacious (in the bathroom too!), beautifully designed, comfortable and cosy, together with a great view in front of you, a landscape scene of the mountain range located at Doi Suthep National Park. The late afternoon sun rays shine through and into the room, lighting up the chandeliers on the room ceiling, projecting light artwork on the room walls. When the sun sets over the mountain range, you can sit down on the bed or sofa inside the Premier Room and enjoy the tranquil moment and gorgeous sunset scenery. Late in the night, switch off the lights in your room, look up into the night skyline of Chiang Mai, observe and enjoy the pretty starry starry night!

Breakfast is available at the hotel lounge, just beside the hotel lobby. With a mix of local Thai breakfast choices along with Western breakfast choices, guests can have a hearty breakfast before starting off on their Chiang Mai travel adventures!

If you just want to relax in the hotel, they have a swimming pool inside the hotel, this is definitely not your conventional swimming pool design, rather unique and special, they are great for relaxing by the swimming pool , remember to pose and take lots of instagram photos, selfies and wefies! Oh, do remember to look up above and spot the decorations hanging from the glass rooftop!

There is also a gym that you can visit and do your exercise workout, if not, you can also relax in the hotel lobby with some snacks and drinks that you can purchase from the hotel front office area. Keep a lookout for their iconic and distinctive chandeliers inside the hotel!

Thinking of heading out to somewhere nearby for delicious local Thai food, there is a night market opposite Chiang Mai University, about 20 mins walk, a relatively short 1.4km distance from the hotel. The night market is trendy and hippy, with students from the Chiang Mai University hanging out there for night market shopping and food!

That’s another night market, smaller in size, around 300m away from the hotel, about 5mins walk away. Team #EpiphanyGoChiangMai had a local Thai food feast at the night market, a great and fun local dining experience! Do check out the photos in my Flickr photo album for more photos! There is also a 7-11 convenience store beside the night market too, if you need to stock up or buying something, you can visit 7-11 convenience store before heading back to your hotel.

A further distance away from Baisiri Maya Hotel, you can visit Warorot Market and Chiang Mai Night Bazaar. These two locations are excellent locations to visit for night market shopping and eating local Thai food. In order to get there, I would recommend taking their local taxi or private car hire such as Grab.

Baisiri Maya Hotel, is suitable for families with children, cosy and comfortable, located at a pretty convenient location, not too far away from Chiang Mai International Airport and major tourist attractions! I highly recommend the Premier Room if you are bringing your family with children to Chiang Mai for a holiday!

I would like to thank Baisiri Maya Hotel for their warm and friendly hospitality during our visit and stay in Chiang Mai. Thank you Baisiri Maya Hotel for hosting Team #EpiphanyGoChiangMai during our travel to Chiang Mai! A special shoutout to Tiffany Yongof Team Epiphany Duplet who worked tirelessly on the media trip planning to Chiang Mai for Team #EpiphanyGoChiangMai! Do visit her website and check out her article on Baisiri Maya Hotel!

Information

Address

21/190 Moo 2 , T.Changphuak, A.Muang, Chiangmai , Thailand 50300

TEL. +66 (0) 53 219595

FAX. +66 (0) 53 216837

EMail.info@baisirimaya.com

Website

http://www.baisirimaya.com

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/Baisirimaya/

Nearby amenties

Fresh Food Market / Small night market / 7-11 store

Night market / food eating place – opposite Chiang Mai University

Maps

Baisiri Maya Hotel – https://goo.gl/maps/WQbqZQMLfkH2

Fresh Food Market / Small night market / 7-11 store – https://goo.gl/maps/rENpbRecmPw

Night Market opposite Chiang Mai University – https://goo.gl/maps/4uVn3oY54kN2

Baisiri Maya Hotel


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Chiang Mai, Thailand 2018


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Reflecting Q1 2018 (Photography only)

31st March 2018, time flies fast and furious, it’s not something that we do not know. Today is the last day of the first quarter of year 2018 and I decided to take a few hours of quiet time for me to reflect on my personal and business side of photography during this first quarter of 2018.

First and foremost, let me start on the business aspect for my photography:

  1. Slow and small growth, not exponential, in this current economic climate, it’s still pretty difficult on the ground level.
  2. Photography business portfolio is expanding, need to upload and showcase more diversification when the opportunity arises.
  3. A partial travel familiarisation trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand during end January to early February 2018, a golden opportunity to add on to my travel portfolio and hopefully gain more traction for future travel opportunites in the near future.
  4. Phootgraphy and travel blog/website is back working again, my content still needs repairing and tweaking, this would take some time. At the same time, I am looking at making changes and improvements to my blog/website. A change of template is coming soon!
  5. Not chasing “numbers” anymore, I am chasing quality content over other benchmarks.
  6. Photography business can be cyclical, I must always be prepared, continue my marketing, content creation, awareness, engagements, collaborations, slow and steady growth is my motto.
  7. During Q1 2018, there had been hits and misses, all these are part of running any business and life. Learn from the life lessons and carry on moving forward.
  8. Always learning and improving my photography knowledge and skills, constant reminder to myself.
  9. Avoiding negative people and those people who “put me down” in my life, whether in business or personal life.
  10. Partnerships and collabroations: The foundations had been laid and built since last year, looking to grow and expand this segment even bigger, wider and further. Check out Hpility SG, The Epiphany Duplet and also Love At Second Sight project.
  11. During the most recent UQ alumni networking event in Singapore, I had the opportunity to catch up with my alumni seniors who holds management/executive level positions in their organisations, it was humbling to chat with them, listening to their advice on the difficulities in running a business (no matter how big or small). They were encouraging and helpful to share their work experiences, invaluable and priceless to me.

Next, let me share and reflect on my personal aspect of my photography:

  1. Less time for leisure/personal photography: when I am not doing commerical/work photography, majority of time were spent on planning, marketing, pitching, discussion, content creation etc etc
  2. Spend quality time on quality personal projects: Returning to my inner most photography self, taking on photography works/projects close to my heart.
  3. Commit to fewer organisations: Some organisations don’t deserve my precious time and photography. It’s time to reduce my commitment to just a few organisations.
  4. Not chasing “numbers” anymore, I am chasing quality content over other benchmarks.
  5. Always learning and improving my photography knowledge and skills, constant reminder to myself.
  6. Avoiding negative people and those people who “put me down” in my life, whether in business or personal life.

As Q1 2018 draws to a close, Q2 2018 opens, I am currently reading this book “The Little Book of Ikigai: The Essential Japanese way to finding your purpose in Life”. 生き甲斐 a.k.a Ikigai, has been my guiding principles for my photography, in both personal and business aspects.

Here are the 5 pillars of Ikigai (I brought this book along when I traveled to Chiang Mai, Thailand)

That’s me, reading “The Little Book of Ikigai” in Chiang Mai, Thailand; Peps Goh took this photo.

My journey continues, a big thank you from the bottom of my heart to those who have followed and supported this journey of mine that I embarked on. It has been very very tough and difficult journey, no words can describe it. There were times when a small pat in the back, or even pulling me up when I am down, small achievements and recognition lifted me up and kept me striving onward.