September 8, 2018

Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin

Talad Rot Fai (='Train Market') is a popular night market on Srinakarin Road behind Seacon Square. The market opens at 5 pm and goes on till after midnight. It is an open-air bazaar featuring rows upon rows of hundreds of tent shops selling all kinds of wares such as clothes, bags, shoes, accessories, knickknacks, souvenirs, antiques and also food.



The bazaar is located in the south-east of the city center, as highlighted red in the map of Bangkok below.



Contrary to the name, there is no train passing by the market, neither is it connected to the city's mass transit lines (BTS/MRT) yet. So it is best to get there by taxi. The market is right behind Seacon Square - one of the largest shopping centers in Bangkok. Seacon Square and the night market would together make up an ideal day trip for your shopping goals.




Note that there is another train market also called Talad Rot Fai (Ratchada) located on Ratchadapisek Road, nearer the city center and accessible by MRT train.  To avoid confusion, when getting to these markets by taxi, make sure to tell the driver the road name as well - "Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin" or "Talad Rot Fai Ratchada".



December 10, 2017

Gift ideas priced 500-1,000 Baht

A selection of gift ideas in the range of THB 500-1,000 for your Christmas gift exchanges or New Year party lucky draws. 
 
Asia Books

  • Artpiece Puzzles - Baht 750
  • Jar Reading Light - Baht 595

  • https://www.asiabooks.com/




    Uniqlo

  • Star Wars Porg T-shirt - Baht 590
  • Star Wars 'May the Force be with you' T-shirt - Baht 590

  • http://www.uniqlo.com/th/





    Boots

  • Soap & Glory Pick & Spritz - Baht 790
  • Extracts Bath Glitter Fizzer Set - Baht 590
  • Soap & Glory Glow Maintenance Set - Baht 990

  • http://www.th.boots.com/en/christmas-gifts.html

     





    December 9, 2017

    Gift ideas under 500 Baht

    It's that time of the year again when you have to buy gifts for family or friends or colleagues, for Christmas gift exchanges or New Year party lucky draws.  So here is a selection of handy gift ideas that are easily available around town for your inspiration.


    Body Shop

  • British Rose Mini Treats [shower gel, body butter, bath lily] - Baht 390
  • Satsuma Mini Treats [shower gel, body lotion, bath lily] - Baht 390
  • Shea Soft Hand & Warm Kisses [hand cream, lip butter] - Baht 490

  • http://www.thebodyshop.co.th/2017_giftcatalogue/






    Loft

  • Parker Ball Point Pen & Refillable - THB 470
  • Blacksmith Mitsubishi Zero Toy - THB 390

  • http://www.loftbangkok.com/





    Central Online

  • Tuk tuk keyring - THB 195
  • Tuktuk snow globe - THB 250

  • http://www.central.co.th/en/d/b2s

     



    B2S

  • Faber Castell Classic 36 Colour Pencils - THB 405
  • Good Weather Thailand Scratch Map - THB 490

  • http://www.b2s.co.th/






    Asia Books

  • Loqi bags - Baht 390

  • https://www.asiabooks.com/




    Festive High Teas in Bangkok (Dec 2017)


    Sukhothai

    Festive Chocolate Buffet
    Lobby Salon
    Dec 22-25 & Dec 29-31, 2017
    THB 1,200++ per person

    http://www.sukhothai.com/promotions-en.html


    St. Regis

    Festive Afternoon Tea
    The Lounge
    Dec 1, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018
    2 pm to 5 pm
    THB 2,000++ per set for two

    http://www.stregisbangkok.com/festive


    Anantara Siam Bangkok

    Festive Afternoon Tea
    The Lobby
    Dec 2-31, 2017
    2 pm to 6 pm
    Weekdays: THB 850++ per person
    Weekends: THB 999++ per person

    https://siam-bangkok.anantara.com/Fragrant-Festive-Afternoon-Tea/default.aspx


    Siam Kempinski Hotel

    Festive High Tea
    Hanuman Bar
    Dec 1, 2017 - Jan 5, 2018
    2 pm - 5 pm
    THB 850++ per person

    https://www.kempinski.com/en/bangkok/siam-hotel/dining/festive-season-2017/


    Dusit Thani

    Festive Afternoon Tea
    Lobby Lounge
    December 1-31, 2017
    2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    THB 1,550++ for 2 persons

    http://www.dusit.com/dusitthani/bangkok/dining/


    Okura Prestige @ Park Ventures Ecoplex

    Festive Afternoon Tea
    Up & Above Bar
    December 1-31, 2017
    2 pm - 5 pm
    Baht 1,190 with coffee or tea for 2 persons
    Baht 1,750 with sparkling Sake or Prosecco for 2 persons
    Baht 2,750 with Champagne for 2 persons

    http://www.okurabangkok.com/en/hotel-offers-bangkok.html


    Westin Grande Sukhumvit

    Festive High Tea
    Zest Bar & Terrace
    Dec 2017
    12 pm - 6 pm
    THB 813 net per set for 2 persons

    http://www.westingrandesukhumvit.com/twistofcitrushightea


    Grand Hyatt Erawan

    Christmas Afternoon Tea
    Erawan Tea Room
    December 24-25 & Dec 31, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018
    2:30 pm - 6 pm
    THB 750 net per set

    https://bangkok.grand.hyatt.com/en/hotel/news-and-events/news-listing/festive-indulgence-2017.html