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Where to Shop Brands!

by happpymike

Hi, there!
May I ask!,Where are my best choices to make some Good shopping
with reasonable prices!I dont believe on cheap offers!!
TKS in advance,Mike

Re: Where to Shop Brands!

by xymmot

Shopping name brands in Bangkok for original products, I would go to Siam Paragon or Emporiam Bangkok shopping malls. They sell the best name brand . There is main department store in the Emporiam that I like, but forgot the name, but it is a anchor store so you should have no problem finding it. Good luck Cheers Tommy x

Re: Where to Shop Brands!

by Curt1591

Tokyu Department Store, at MBK Center, often has some good sales on "real" stuff.

The Central stores can also be a source.

Re: Where to Shop Brands!

by snailmail

Siam Paragon and Siam Center having good international brands. MBK in nearby area has local brands and Tokyu Dept Store. Within walking distance is the huge CentralWorld Plaza. Fortunately they are all in the same area and reachable by interlinked overhead pedestrian (skywalk). Close to the area is more upclass Graysorn. Happy shopping Mike ;-)

Re: Where to Shop Brands!

by SirHalberd

Make sure you are familiar with the prices of the items you want for sale in your own country. Many things made in foreign countries and sold in Thailand may not be cheaper than what you can buy in your own country especially when they are on sale. Know your prices before you come to Thailand!

Re: Where to Shop Brands!

by mma1234

Hi,

Malls such as Emporium, Central World, Siam Paragon, MBK etc are a good idea!! Plus there are places with major showrooms which you can visit.

Take Care!

Travel Tips for Bangkok

Save some money for departure tax

by UKDaisy

(Please ignore the heading "Favourite Thing", this is on there by default, and paying for departure tax is certainly not something I class as a favourite thing!)

When you leave the airport, you need to pay a departure tax (price at the time of travel in December 2006 was 500 Baht per person), so make sure you have set aside some money to pay for that.

Keep an eye out for the insect vendor

by Rodan44

The Thai are famous for eating many things that would make other people run in terror. The most poignant example of this is the many insect snack vendors that you will find throughout Bangkok. They offer up such delicacies as fried crickets, roaches, cicadas, grubs, and even whole scorpions!

I always get macho and say that I will try some insects next time I see a vendor, but every time I see one I invariably chicken out. Maybe I'm just not drunk enough at the time. Oh well, some day...

Colors

by yen_2

There are soo much to see and to discover in Grand Palace aside from the main highlight of the common ground which is the Golden phrang and the Emerald Buddha(across) as the colours in every Wat are just lovely as it gets! I took these photo just as a simple click in my digi...and it turned out to be just pretty! In visiting Bangkok, it's not complete without visiting the Grand Palace!

Feet rules

by SumTingWong

Remember to always take your shoes off before entering the following places:

A Wat (Temple)
A Shrine
Someone's Home
Someplace Sacred
A straw floored restaurant

Also know that it is EXTREMELY rude to point the bottom of your feet at people. This is very important throughout Thailand. Always pay attention to how you are sitting to make sure you don't accidentally point the bottom of your feet at someone (it's like giving the middle finger in the states). AND ESPECIALLY NEVER point your feet bottoms at a shrine or Buddha image.

Interesting Recipes of Additives and Chemicals

by Bangkokjoe

After "people" and "having fun", "food" is way up there on the priorities of Thai / Bangkok folk.

Even if "merely"having a snack (and there are plenty of excuses for a snack in Thailand. "We're just popping out for a snack" is the most used phrase in this office.) There are two options. Option Healthy: Fruits, som tum (mango salad stuff) and juices decanted into a placcie bag tied with a rubber band with a straw lobbed in the top. Option Hangover: Pot of Mama Noodles and some energy drinks - teeming and crammed with msg, e numbers, artificial colourings and a good many substances that should be on the Grade A list down the D.E.A. If these chemicals don't rebalance your body after a night on the Sang Thip and Singha / Leo, then you might as well give up.

With snacking and eating in Thailand the cultural code is to always offer and share with those around you, offer it around to your mates, ask those in the cab if they want some, or the security guard, or the receptionist, or your tour guide. Once you've offered food you are likely to be well included with the gang. Serious, "bai gin khao" (going to eat rice) and you are away and in there!

Three (possibly four, let's see how we go, eh?) smallish points with food in Bangkok;
1. Show a bit of respect to your food. Messing / joking around with your mashed potatoes, like making mountains and rivers with the gravy, is not good. Your meal is the result of someone who worked hard to make it.
2. Food is not to be wasted... there is always someone who could have used what you waste. (Remember this if you are usually a "pile it high and leave half of it-er" at the all-you-can-eat buffets.)
3. Eating on the move (e.g. walking through the lobby of The Oriental) with a BLT sandwich going in your gob is looked down upon. And walking along Phetchburi troughing on a hamburger looks a bit weird.
...4. Eating on your own can be perceived that the solo refueller is a sad lamp, and has no mates to share / socialise with.

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