Time to Scoot

Conrad Bangkok

Scooter taxis is an other new transport option

Not content with the usual clunky limousines, the Conrad Bangkok, tel: (66-2) 690 9999, recently added a mean-looking Mercedes-Benz SLK 200 sports roadster to its fleet. But given the Thai capital's notorious traffic jams, we're left wondering just how frequently that 1.8-liter supercharged four-cylinder engine will be put to the test. It's far smarter to opt for the hotel's other new transport option: scooter taxis. These zippy little Platinum Jungle scooters will get you to your destination about 30% quicker than a regular cab, the hotel p.r. says. Sure, the 150cc motor sounds more like a electric shaver than an engine,...

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