My Top Shopping Malls in Bangkok

There are so many shopping malls in Bangkok. Some of them are very good and have a lot of good shops, but others are bad and try to rip you off. Today I want to share my top 4 shopping malls in Bangkok for all types of products, but mostly for fashion and accessories:

  1. Siam Paragon

Siam Paragon is my favorite shopping mall in Bangkok. It has many brand names of shops, such as Gucci and Celine. Its beside SIAM Station and is so easy to get there by train. The only problem about Siam Paragon is that its always crowded with many people. There is a food court at the bottom floor and many good restaurants on other floors of the mall.

The department store here is really great especially the shoes section. There are so many womens shoe brand, plus my boyfriend picked up some Allen Edmonds shoes (which are hard to find in Thailand) here. Everything imported is a little bit overpriced compared to Western countries, but overall the pricing isnt so bad.

2. Gaysorn

Gaysorn is a luxury mall with mostly brand names from Europe and the USA. Good place to empty out your wallet!!! Normally I dont visit to do clothes shopping but this mall has many good places to eat and cafes with some nice menus. Its next to CHIT LOM station and very easy to get there by walking from the BTS.

3. Central World

Central World is the biggest mall in Bangkok. It has many storys and also has a movie theater at the top floor that is the biggest in the city. I think the clothes selection is better in Siam Paragon but Central World has a lot more cheap fashion, like 21 Forever and Zara. If you want to buy some cheap clothes that look good, I like Central World the best.

4. Union Mall

Have you heard about this mall? I dont think so, because it is very far from Bangkoks central area. Union Mall is a clothes shopping mall in Lad Prao with many different brands of clothes from China and Thailand, and some brands from other countries. The clothes here are not great fashion but the style is great and its so cheap and easy to fill your whole wardrobe without spending very much at all!

I hope this guide helps you find some places to shop in Bangkok!

My Favorite Skin Clinic

Keeping good skin is very difficult! I find I get pimples and acne so easily, so often I need to visit the skin clinic to keep my skin in good condition. Bangkok has many skin clinics from expensive, to cheap, so I want to share my favorite clinic today.

Its a chain clinic that you can find everywhere, in most shopping malls. They offer skin treatments from laser to simple formula application that will help prevent pimples etc. The clinic name is Nitipon (website is only in Thai) and they have many branches in the big shopping malls like Siam Paragon or Central.

I find I often get pimples when the weather changes, like at the beginning of rainy winter or when it is cold in the end of the year. After visiting the clinic, normally this problem will disappear. If you have bad skin, give it a try for yourself and see about your results!

MBK: Not So Good for Cheap Clothes

Today, I want to talk about something thats annoying for me! Many of my friends bought clothes in Bangkok and got some good deals, because the price is a lot lower for something cheap and simple than Tokyo or Hong Kong and other cities. But, also many of my friends get high profiles because they shop in the wrong place.

MBK Center is a very popular mall for clothes shopping. For most Thai, we think of it just for shopping for technology and cellphones. But for foreigners, its popular to buy clothes and accessories there. The problem is that often the price is too high, even for a cheap item, and the seller is rude and demanding and will give a higher price than what the product really is worth.

I saw this recently when my friends had to pay 400 baht for some shirts that are very simple and use a cheap textile. Its easy to find these shirts for just 150 baht or even less than this at Platinum Shopping Mall nearby or to go to Chatuchak weekend shopping market on Saturday to get the same price or a lower price.

Always its very sad to hear about people that came to my city and got given some bad deals by sellers that are not honest. I recommend if you want clothes in Bangkok to avoid MBK! It is good for buying cellphone or tablet items but not for clothing and some other things.

Some better options for clothing:

  • Platinum is better for tops, shoes, belts etc. I have bought many items there, including the best leather belt for jeans, and the quality and price are both good.
  • Union Mall is also good with lower prices than Platinum, but the selection is less and the location isn’t so convenient.
  • City Complex is good for wholesale clothes but it isn’t good for new, fashionable clothes.
  • JJ Market is good for interesting clothes but prices can be similar to MBK sometimes.

My Favorite Pizza in Bangkok

Today I want to talk about my favorite pizza in Bangkok. There are many foreign restaurants in Bangkok with American and Italian dish available, but for me I like very fast food style pizza with lots of cheese etc. Thats why my favorite pizza is The Pizza Company! Dont make fun of me! Often its popular for foreigners (my friends) to make fun of me for this taste but I like to eat pizza with a very Thai style, with a lot of cheese and ketchup on the top.

If you like more Italian type of pizza taste, you can also buy pizza from Scoozi. This is also the Thai company but the recipe is similar to Italy and the taste is good. The amount of cheese is less and more bread, but it is still tasty. There are also many Italian restaurants with pizza that will cost 300+ baht and the taste is more authentic like USA or Italy.

I like to eat this kind of fast food and fatty meals but I cant do this so often, because its bad for health and cholestorol. So, instead I try to eat this just once every month. What about you? What is your favorite place to eat pizza and other fat and good tasting fast food in Bangkok?

Korean Area in Bangkok

There are many foreign areas in Bangkok. I think everyone knows about Chinatown near the old part of this city but many people dont know that there are also many small foreign areas in Bangkok in Sukhumvit, Silom and other busy cenral parts of the city.

One of the favorites of mine is the Korean Area (I think called Korean Town??? not sure) on Sukhumvit. It is betwenen Sukhumvit Soi 12. Food there is very good with a great selection of Korean bibimbab, BBQ grill and also fried chicken. Many of the shop brands are from Korea, so you know it will have the authentic taste that you can expect from a real Korean restaurant and not fake Thai-style or Western taste.

The location is simple: at Sukhumvit Soi 12, between Nana and Asok BTS Station. I think the best way to get there is to take the BTS train to Asok and use skybridge to access to Times Square tower. Then, you can walk down from inside the tower and go down the street to Korean Town. Make sure to enjoy Bibimbab for me!

Japanese Town in Bangkok

Bangkok has many different types of people that live here. There are manny Thai (or course) but also some other nationalities. Most people think of foreigners just as European or American but actually there are so many Korean, Japanese, Indian and other foreigners that live in Thailand and Bangkok especially.

Today, I went to visit Japanese Town in Bangkok. Its a area on Thonglor 13 near Seen Space. I like it because there are many Japanese restaurants there with some fresh sushi, meat grill, etc. The price is high for some of the restaurants but in many the price is very reasonable and selection of foods is very high.

If you live in Bangkok and want to try a Japanese meal from authentic chefs, this is the best place to visit, and easy to get there from Thonglor BTS station on Sukhumvit RD!

Why Lazada is So Expensive?

Sometimes I love to shop! Actually I think, always I like to shop. Shopping in Bangkok is very fun because of there is so many options and things to buy. There are many shopping malls and often discount sales that make it very easy to buy something nice without spending so much.

But, sometimes I like to shop online and so use Lazada to buy some things. Lazada is like Amazon for Thailand but the selection isnt so much. Closer to most Chinese online shopping websites I think. But it really annoys me about one thing, that Lazada is very expensive for many items. Electronics and shoes are both cost more on Lazada than in many shops in Thailand, so there is no point to buy there.

You might wonder, why am I so angry to write about this?

Because I ordered many electric items from Lazada for my new condo recently, but now they are also found in other shops for less. Feels disappointing to know I waited for shipping and paid more than that amount I needed to when I thought this website was all for discount shopping.

Just my warning to you. If you wan to use Lazada, make sure you check that their price really is the cheapest!

The Best Nightlife: Thonglor 10

Feel like going out? I often feel like going out and having fun on the weekend, but many locations in Bangkok are not to my style. Often music is very loud or safety is a problem, because in some of popular bars and clubs there are fights and danger. Even shootings have occurred in many popular nightlife areas! Also, there is a big problem with safety in many Bangkok nightclubs, such as when many people died in fires in 2009.

So, today I want to share my favorite street to go out and enjoy nightclubs without too much danger or a bad environment. Its Thonglor Soi 10. To get there is very easy. You can drive in a taxi from Sukhumvit Road or use the BTS Station in Thong Lor, then walk to Soi 10 or use the small bus. There are many bars and clubs, and my favorites are Demo and Muse.

Demo is dance music and electronic and is very popular late at night. You can get the best experience if you go to there after midnight. Muse is live band bar and open since much earlier, so its more fun to visit to there with your friends early in the night. I also like to go to Funky Villa, which is another club in this area that is actually connected with Demo.

If youre visiting to Bangkok and want to go somewhere safe and fun for nightlife, Thong Lor Soi 10 is a good choice!