December 29, 2009

Thailand Mega Show 2010

Thailand Mega Show, purported to be Thailand's biggest public consumer fair, is taking place on January 9-17, 2010 (11 am - 9 pm) at the Impact Muang Thong Thani, Hall 1-8. The following products and services will be featured by over 1,000 exhibitors in over 2,600 booths:
- Furniture
- Home Decor
- Gardening
- Fashion & Jewelry
- Wedding
- Health, Beauty & Spa
- Travel & Leisure
- Mom, Baby, Kids & Toys
- Books
- SMEs
- Food
For more info -

December 24, 2009

Bangkok Electronica 2010 at The Mall

Bangkok Electronica 2010 event is taking place during December 22, 2009 - January 5, 2010 at the MCC hall (4th floor) of The Mall Bangkapi and The Mall Bangkhae. The fair has a focus concept "3rd Generation" - electronics with latest technologies in 3D, 3G and DLNA. There are exclusive discounts/cashbacks of up to 20% in audio devices, consumer electronics and latest IT gadgets. The 'over a 100 brands' (sic) include Sony, Fuji, LG, Acer, and more. Featured products include LCD TVs, Digital cameras, Laptops, Digital Readers, Mobile phones.

There is also a 'Gift Fest' running at the same time (from December 22, 2009 - January 5, 2010) at the Power Mall department of ALL branches of The Mall, and also Emporium and Siam Paragon. There are numerous discounts, promotions for various credit cards, and also options for 0% installment purchases on some cards. As it is in Power Mall, all consumer electronics and latest IT gadgetry are in focus.

December 21, 2009

Ratchaprasong Winter Sale

From December 1st 2009 to January 31st 2010, five major shopping centers in the Ratchaprasong District: Gaysorn, Amarin Plaza, Erawan Bangkok, CentralWorld and President Tower Arcade are having discounts of upto 70 percent off across more than 900 shops (including local fashions, luxury brands, handicrafts and home decor).
Shoppers are also eligible for double bonus:
1st bonus – By collecting receipts (within the same day) from participant shops, shoppers can redeem premiums worth up to 5,000 baht from participating credit card providers including Bangkok Bank, KBank, Krungsri GE and HSBC.
2nd bonus – Any top spender from each participating credit card providers have a chance to win a special gift.
For more info, visit:

December 10, 2009

Gift Ideas at B2S

"B2S Feel Gift Feel Good" is the bookshop chain's new year promotion running until January 6th, 2010, with over 500 gift items including books, stationery, music CDs and more - there's sure to be something for everyone. Featured are many discounted items, Buy1-get1 offers and also special freebies with some purchases. They also have a free gift-wrapping service. To view the online brochure, go to Here are some interesting items:

Cute pencil sharpeners in the shapes of a train, a carrousel and even a fruit cart for 320 baht each:

Who would've thought that you get spy gadgets at a bookshop? Yes, B2S has just introduced these new products - Digital Video Recorder Sunglasses for 4,490 baht and Digital Video Recorder Pen for 2,290 baht. It may be good news for spies and wannabe spies, but for the rest of us, it is a nightmare - now you never know who is watching and recording your every move.. in secret!

And for Twilight fanatics, there seems to be a whole array of books out there on the popular actors in the series, such as these:

December 8, 2009

Bonjour French Fair 2009

"Bonjour French Fair 2009, Bonjour Languedoc-Roussillon" is taking place from December 10 to 13 at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (Grand Ballroom) - 10am-8pm. The fair is organized to promote French products and services in the Thai market. It is a unique event gathering French exporters and Thai distributors/importers of French goodies including champagnes, wines, food, clothing, cosmetics, leather goods, kitchen ware, as well as services such as tourism, hotels, airlines, tour agencies, education, etc. This year will be the 7th edition of Bonjour French Fair, with a highlight on "Languedoc-Roussillon" which is a world-renowned wine-producing region of France.

December 3, 2009

DKSH Fair - upto 70% off!

The DKSH Fair is taking place on December 18-20 for 3 days (Fri- 11am-8pm, Sat/Sun- 10am-8pm) at the Queen Sirikit NCC, Plenary Hall. The event is to mark the name change and rebranding of the company Diethelm to DKSH. There will be over 100 popular brands of consumer products on discounts of upto 70 percent off. On sale will be a wide variety of stuffs in all product categories - food, beverage, health foods, snacks, clothes, cosmetics, eyewear, pens, leather, watches, footwear, toys, sports goods, new year baskets, etc. As shown on the right, brands featured range from Oreo, ChipsAhoy, Kraft, Twinings to Nivea, Prada (eyewear), RayBan, Adidas, Levis, Braun, Lego, and so on. For more info:

November 29, 2009

Gift Ideas - Body Shop

The holiday/shopping season is here - which, besides joy, also brings along the challenge (read: Pain) of buying & splurging on gifts for our well-deserveds. Presented here are some sensible gift ideas which would almost certainly bring a smile to the gifted (they'd definitely bring one to me!). The Body Shop is a great place to shop for any special female in your life. You can locate their outlets at all major shopping centers. Here are some of their sureshot winning products:

Moroccan Rose Shower Gel 250 ml - 550 Baht
Moroccan Rose Body Butter 200 ml - 790 Baht
The 'Moroccan Rose' line of products is soap-free, made with precious oil from roses hand-picked at dawn. Also included in the range are: Moroccan Rose Body Milk and Moroccan Rose Eau de Toilette.

Strawberry Body Polish 200 ml - 520 Baht
Strawberry Body Butter 200 ml - around 600 Baht
The 'strawberry' range includes Strawberry Shower Gel/Cream and Strawberry Lip Balm. The Body Butter is perfect for dry skin in winters.

November 23, 2009

Thailand Best Buys 2009

Thailand Bestbuys, an annual consumer exhibition for gifts, souvenirs and decorative products, is being held for 10 days during December 4-13 (10 am - 8 pm) at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. The event is in its 10th year running, and is estimated to have more than 800 vendor booths this year. You will find a wide variety of high-quality products including leading brand names. So if you are looking for ideal gifts or premiums for the upcoming new year season or decoratives for your home, this event is worth a checkout.
Products featured include:
- Gifts and Premiums
- Decorative Items
- Home Furnishings
- Greeting Cards / Stationery / Calendars
- Toys - Dolls
- Clothing, Shoes & Bags
- Jewelry
- Household Products / Appliances
- Beauty & Spa / Cosmetics
- Food & Beverages - Bakery
For a complete list of exhibitors or more info, go to

Update: Some international clothing brands are on upto 70% off - Esprit, Bossini, Timberland; and also cosmetics - Red Earth, Bloom, Laneige.

November 20, 2009

Watsons New Year Celebration

Leading health and beauty retailer Watsons is having a New Year Celebration promotion with 50% discount on the second piece of the same product purchase. Participating brands include Pantene, Sunsilk, Listerine, Johnson's, Palmolive, Protex, Scott, Kleenex, Lux, Garnier and many more. The sale is at all store branches (which number over 150 nationwide), from November 19 to December 23. For more details or to view the online catalogue of the discounted products, visit:

November 16, 2009

Motor Expo Thailand 2009

The 26th Thailand International Motor Expo 2009 is taking place from December 2-13 at the Impact Challenger 1-3, Muang Thong Thani. The timings are:
Monday - Friday: 12.00 - 22.00
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 11.00 - 22.00
For more info, visit - (only Thai language content).

November 6, 2009

Thai Designer Brands sale upto 70% off at Eight Thonglor

Eight Thonglor Lifestyle Retail Centre is having a shopping fest "Shop ’Til You Drop" on November 13-15 (10.00-22.00) featuring 21 top Thai designer brands with discounts of upto 70% off on all items. Some of the popular local fashion houses in the sale include Klar, Dancing Riot, Philter, Stretsis, Asava, Munchu’s, Issue, Senada, Kloset, Tube Gallery, etc. There will also be an opening fashion show for the Autumn/Winter 2009 collection by notable local designers, on Friday, 13 Nov, 6.00 p.m. The retail centre is on the 1st and 2nd floor of Eight Thonglor, Thonglor Soi 8 (BTS Thonglor Station). Website:

YWCA International Bazaar 2009 at Central World (Nov 28-29)

The YWCA International Bazaar this year is taking place on November 28-29 at Central World. The 2-day event, organised by Diplomats' wives and the YWCA (Young Women's Christian Association), will sell imported products from over 40 countries spread out over 180 booths. The fair will take place on the 1st floor of Central World at the Atrium, Beacon, Eden, and Forum Zone; you can check out their website: The exhibition is a good chance to find popular brands of imported products not usually sold at supermarkets. The total revenue generated from the event will be donated to charitable projects.

November 4, 2009

iBug Fair 2009

An interesting event, the 'iBug Fair 2009' is being organised by Glamzene from November 12-15 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. The 4-day extravaganza themed 'Import Brands & Urban Goodies' is expected to have approximately 400 exhibitors. The fair will feature well-known imported brands, as well as select chic and hip local brands in the following product categories:
- Fashion merchandise for women, men and children (Clothes and Apparel, Shoes and Bags, Accessories, Watches, etc.)
- Sports (Equipment and Sportswear)
- Toys & Hobbies
- Home Decor items
- Christmas Ornaments and New Year Gifts
- International Food, Confectionaries and Wines
For more info, visit the organizer's site -

Sports World at the Fashion Island shopping center is organising the "Golf Sale of the Year" promotion, featuring golf clubs and accessories from top brands at discounted prices of upto 70% off. There will also be a driving contest "Golf Challenge on Simulator" for golf enthusiasts and a “Swing Clinic” where Thailand’s pros will share practical golf tips. The campaign runs for 10 days from November 6 to 15 at Center Court on the first floor of Fashion Island, which is located on Ramintra Road in the suburbs of Bangkok. For more info, check out

October 29, 2009

USA Fair 2009

The AMCHAM and the US Embassy in Thailand are organising the USA Fair 2009 for the 4th year in a row on November 19-22 at the Royal Paragon Hall, 5th floor of Siam Paragon shopping complex. The high-profile exhibition will feature top renowned American brands offering their wide range of consumer products and services, with an expected number of 103 exhibitor booths. The fair has been attracting huge crowds every year and becoming ever more popular amongst buyers looking for American treats that are not usually available on local supermarket shelves. It is advisable to go during the early days of the event as the much-demanded goodies get over very quickly. Recollecting the event coupla years ago, more than half of the booths were sold out and closed on the last day of the fair.
The theme of the 4-day annual event this year is 'Clean & Green', and there will be 4 main zones as follows :-
- Lifestyle USA - Electronics and ICT, Cars and Accessories, Sports and Leisure, Financial Institutions, Consumer Products, Household Appliances, Home Devices, Health and Beauty, Fashion and Garments
- Travel USA - Airlines, Travel Agents and Cruise Liners, Visa processing and Immigration, Car Rentals, Hotels
- Education USA - Universities, Colleges, International Schools, Language Centers, Research Institutes, Special Skills Universities
- Taste USA - Food and Beverages, Restaurants, Wines, New Lifestyle Foods

For more information, please visit

October 25, 2009

Commart Comtech Thailand 2009

Commart Comtech is back this November from Nov 5th - 8th (10am - 8pm) at the QSNCC (Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre). As usual, Commart exhibitions are famous for all gadget geeks to check out the latest innovations in gadgetry technologies as well as newbie buyers or discount hunters looking for good bargains. Needless to say, the 4-day week-ending extravaganza is expected to be a crowd-puller, packed by hordes of people; so if you are planning to visit, better brace up! There is a website with some info, but in Thai language:

October 23, 2009

Jeans Expo at Robinson

Robinson Department Store is having an "I Go Jeans Expo" from October 30 to November 9 at all branches having discounts of upto 30% on participating jeans brands.
Purchase of 1 pair of jeans will avail you 20% off, with 2 pairs you get 25% off, and 3 pairs will get you 30 percent off.
Some exclusive jeans are also to be featured including Levi's latest "Black Story Collection" (inaugural at this event), and other Limited Editions from Wrangler, Mc, Big John, Lee, Hara, Playboy and Dapper. Other brands on sale include Lee Cooper, Rock Express, Nobody, Jeans Studio, Pacific Union, Adidas, Heavy, ESP, etc.
For more of Robinson's promos, visit their website,

October 20, 2009

HomePro Expo

There is a HomePro Expo going on from October 16-25, with sale and discounts of upto 80 percent at the Impact Muang Thong Thani (Hall 5-8). For complete details and online catalogue, go to

October 11, 2009

A 'Fake' Sale

Not every sale is genuine. If you are wondering how on earth a sale could be 'fake' it shows that maybe you haven't lived in Bangkok long enough. I don't know if they happen in other countries.

There were times when even supermarket sales here often had the reputation of being dodgy - I have heard that sellers would inflate prices of goods and then discount them - thus selling them on the same price but fooling the buyer that they have been discounted. But such instances (in supermarkets, that is) are unheard of these days - maybe because the sellers have realised that shoppers aren't that dumb after all.

But the same can't be said of department stores. I have had first-hand experience of witnessing these dodgy kind of sales at a popular department store (say Store A - Sorry, will not reveal name, I am petrified of defamation suits) - not once, but at least twice now - though only at one particular branch, as I haven't had the opportunity to check out other branches.

My most recent stint was 2 weeks ago, when they were having a store-wide promotion and a 30% sale on their hair accessories. All pieces - every hair clip no matter how tiny - were labelled with their price stickers. So I picked a very simple tiny clip and saw the price was 80 bucks. I was quite sure that it was the original price and after discount would cost lesser by 30%. So I asked the sales assistant whether the label was already discounted, or they will deduct 30% from the label price. The sales lady said that it was already discounted (WHAT?).

Now imagine this - the label was looking quite old, and seeing that the sale had just begun the day before, it means that they their personnel managed to change ALL THE PRICE TAG STICKERS ON ALL THE PRODUCTS into their new discounted prices OVERNIGHT! but that still does not explain why the price stickers looked old? I just knew it was not right. Two years ago, I had this same experience in their bedding section with '50% discount'- and of course, the label was already discounted! Wow, they changed all their labels into their new discounted price labels overnight - must have been quite a feat to watch!

The next day I went to another popular department store (another group) having a sale too. Now here was a 'genuine' sale - because the stated discount was availed on the labelled price. Thus something worth 80 bucks, after discount would cost you say 65 bucks - that makes complete sense. Some months ago, I had even bought a nice blouse at a famous local brand having 80% sale! The original price was over 1000 bucks - and I got it for around 300 - a real steal.

Most other retail establishments have genuine sales - I haven't yet experienced bogus sales anywhere else other than in the above mentioned Store A. I hope they stop thinking that they can fool the customers this way.

Beauty Buffet

Beauty Buffet - most of us aren't aware of what on earth this is, even though might have unknowingly passed their shops a hundred times while walking the aisles of the countless Bangkok shopping malls.

Beauty Buffet is a brand of a local company Cosmeda that offers a complete range of beauty products - cosmetics, body care, skin care and hair care products; and whats more, the products are claimed to be made from all natural ingredients and are quite affordable too.

It is hard to miss Beauty Buffet shops as they are an eye-candy for us females, being decorated with a myriad of pinkish cosmetics of all varieties, to appeal to our senses, of course. There are more than 26 retail store branches in Bangkok alone (which itself speaks volumes about the popularity of the brand - mostly among the youth, I think) and many more in other provincial cities outside the capital.

You can find some of the outlets located at popular hangouts of Bangkok:
Mahboonkrong Center (MBK), Fl-2
Central Ladprao, G62
Seacon Square, 2ND FL, 2037 and 2096.
The Mall Bangkapi, GS-C19
The Mall Ramkhamhaeng 3, 1B-R4,5
The Mall Thaphra, 1B R10-11 Fl-1
Central Pinklao, G12 Ground Fl.
Neo Siam
Siam Square (Lane 4) 292/2
Big-C Huamark, 156 FL-1
BTS Sala Daeng, S2-20/7

To view their product catalogue, a complete list of store locations, or for more info, check out - or

October 10, 2009

Amarin Brand Sale

Amarin Plaza has come up with a promotional event running for almost 2 months from September 22nd to November 12th, with a tagline of "Refresh your Wardrobe" featuring sales of upto 80% off on 4 brand styles - each running for 10 days. Details are as follows:

Days: September 22 - October 1
Theme: ACCESSORIZE - Beauty Wish List
Brands: Only Sugar, Century 22, Rococo, Morgan, Lollipops, Burberry fragrance, Paul Smith Parfums, Gianfranco Ferre, LeSasha, Charles & Keith, etc.

Days: October 12 - 21
Theme: SIGNATURE - Young Designer Brands
Brands: Rebecca, Klar, headquarter, Shaka, Oak, Theoddyssee, Workshop, K&Bros, etc.

Days: October 23 - November 1
Theme: ACTIVE FASHION - Quiksilver & Roxy
Brands: Quiksilver, Roxy

Days: November 3 - 12
Theme: SHOES & BAGS REFRESHMENT - Shoes & Bags Sale
Brands: Apple Choice, Villains SF Footwear, crazy Step, Tango, Kipling, Tracy & Belle, etc.

October 9, 2009

AUSSINO End of Season Sale Oct'09

Aussino - popular Australian brand for beddings - is having an End of Season Sale with discounts of up to 70 % off from October 1 to 28 at the following 3 branches of Aussino House in Bangkok:
- Chidlom Rd.
- Central Ladprao (Fl-3)
- Fashion Island (Fl-1)
Also, if you make purchases of 4,000 baht, you'll get a free bath mat (floor mat).
For more info, check out their local Thai website

October 8, 2009

Bangkok Gift and Houseware Fair October 2009

The popular Bangkok International Gift Fair and Bangkok International Houseware Fair 2009 (BIG & BIH) is returning for a second time this year (the previous exhibition was in April 2009) at the Challenger hall, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, during the following dates:

Duration : 13-18 October 2009
Trade days : 13-16 October (4 days), 10 am - 6 pm
Public days : 17-18 October (2 days-weekend), 10 am - 9 pm

Organized by the govt's Department of Export Promotion, this 28th BiGBiH event will feature approximately 750 companies / 1,900 exhibitor booths - both local and foreign - presenting the latest and innovative designs of high quality products.

List of exhibits:
- Artificial Flowers / Plants and Potpourri / Spa products
- Christmas Festive Decorative Items and Candles
- Gifts and Handicrafts
- Home Textiles, Fabrics, Decoration Accessories, Ceramics
- Household Products (Tableware, Kitchenware, etc)
- Toys and Games
- Stationery
- Others

Visit their website for more detail,

October 7, 2009

Bangkok Electric and Electronics Fair 2009

The 3rd Bangkok Electric and Electronics Fair (Bkk E&E 2009) is taking place at the Impact Arena Muang Thong Thani on the following days:
Trade days - October 07-09 (10 am – 6 pm)
Public days - October 10-11 (10 am – 6 pm)

Organized by the Thai govt's Department of Export Promotion, approximately 70 companies / 125 booths are expected from domestic and overseas companies featuring the following products:
- Home Appliances
- Audio and Visual Appliances
- Lighting
- Industrial/Parts/Accessories
- IT and OA
- Communication
- & others

Running parallel to the BEE Fair on the same days is the 7th Bangkok Refrigeration, Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning Fair (Bangkok RHVAC 2009). Approximately 180 companies / 525 booths from domestic and overseas companies will feature the following products:
- Air-Conditioning
- Refrigeration
- Heating
- Ventilation
- Part, Material and Service
- Tools & Equipment
- & others

For more info, check out:

October 3, 2009

Mega Sale at SiamParagon and Emporium

There is a Mega 'Wild' Sale at Siam Paragon and Emporium Department stores from September 30 - October 11, themed "Hunt for Discount".

Discount structure in the sale features :-
- 15-60% off on participating brands
- 20% off on regular counters
- Upto 10% additional 'on-top' discount for M Card members.

There are many brands on sale; some of them are Angey, Bebe, Ligne, Crazy Step, Reebok, Portland, Pierre Cardin, Lee, FCUK, FQ&L, F&M, Hush Puppies, Geox, Aldo, Timberland, G2000, John Langford, Mc, Vanheusen, and many more.

For more info, visit or

October 2, 2009

Central Denim Festival 2009

The Central Denim Festival 2009 is taking place from October 2nd - 18th at the sections of jeans, casual menswear, men's accessories and luggage (bags, etc) at every Central store and ZEN (focusing more on the 'for-men' stuff).

The more you buy, the more discounts you avail, as follows:
- 20% off with purchase of 1 item
- 25% off with purchase of 2 items
- 30% off with purchase of 3 items

There are more discounts on world-famous brands:
- 15% off Calvin Klein Jeans
- 20% off Bossini, EDC Men's, Giordano, Guess, Esprit, Kamimura, MK Homme, and Muji Jeans.
- 40% off BG Lab and Defry 01 Men
- Up to 30% off at the men's accessories and luggage sections.

The 1 Card members get 5% on-top discount.

There is also a new jeans Levi's 508 Slim Fit Jeans Limited Edition debuting in Thailand only at Central, for which you get additional 5% discount when buying with the 1Card.

Other sales currently going on include Private Sale (till 6th Oct) and Central BED 'N' REST FAIR with 20-80 % discount at Central Chidlom (October 1-18). For more promotions happening this month, check out their site

September 30, 2009

'Taste of Italy' festival at TOPS supermarkets

Taste of Italy: Amo l’Italia food festival at all branches of Central Food Hall, TOPS market and some participating branches of TOPS super, from September 30 to October 27, 2009, with a wide range of Italian brand products at discounted prices. The promo is only for SPOT rewards cards members, which is easily applied for and obtained at any branch free of charge.
For more info, check out and

September 25, 2009

Watsons International Beauty Parade

Watsons has launched its 'International Beauty Parade’ promotion running for 4 weeks from September 24 to October 21 at its 150 stores nationwide in Thailand.
There is a wide choice of international health and beauty brands from over 500 participating products. It is a beauty buffet sale with brands from different regions/countries highlighted each week with special offers.

Each week features offers on beauty products from various brands as follows:-
- Korea and Japan (Beauteen, Rojukiss, etc)
- Europe (Optimum, Ponds, Nivea from England, etc)
- France (Elseve, Clinique, L'Oreal, etc)
- USA (Maybelline, Olay, Neutrogena, Protex, Pantene, etc)

In addition, there is also a ‘Unilever Beauty Rewards’ - with any purchase of 200Baht of Unilever products entitling shoppers to buy participating Unilever products such as Sunsilk, Dove, Clinic Clear, Lux, Vaseline and Close-up at only 29 Baht.

Watsons is a leading health and beauty retailer in Thailand with the highest sales for five consecutive years, For more information about the promo, click here or visit their main site

September 23, 2009

Sony Warehouse Sale 2009

Sony Thai is having a Warehouse Sale for just 3 days on September 25 - 27 at Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre (QSNCC).
The event is featuring offers of upto 80 % discount on a range of Sony products such as:
- Home theatres
- Cybershot cameras
- Handycam
- Sony Alpha (Sony α) digital SLR cameras
- S-Frame digital photo frames
- VAIO notebook computers
- Walkman
- Sony Ericsson mobile phones, etc.
For more info, visit:

September 20, 2009

Boots Buy1-Get1 Sale

Boots Retail celebrates its 12th Anniversary with promotions of 'Buy One Get One Free' and other price discounts on over 1,000 items during September 18 – November 1, 2009, on all its 160 branches nationwide.
There is a wide range of products with the BoGo deal and other discounts, such as the Boots house-brand, No7 cosmetics, Blackmores, Ponds, Olay, Nivea, Vaseline, Jergens, Revlon, Johnsons', Dove, etc.
Also, if you purchase 1000 baht worth of Boots brand products, you will get a gift set worth 300 baht; and on 2000 baht purchase (of Boots brand) you'll get a gift set worth 750 baht.
For the latest promotional brochure, click here:

September 17, 2009

Aussino 'White and Bath Fair' Sale

Aussino's "White and Bath Fair" going on from September 10th - 30th offers upto 50 percent off on bedding products featured in the theme.

You can locate Aussino stores at:
- Chidlom Rd
- Central Plaza Ladprao 3F
- Fashion Island 1F
Aussino products are also available at the bedding sections of the following department stores:
- Siam Paragon 4F
- Emporium 5F
- Index Living Mall - all branches
To visit their Thai website, go to

September 16, 2009

Power Sale at Amarin Plaza

Amarin Plaza is having a Power Sale of up to 80% off on Household Appliances & Home Electronics from GE, Ariston, Delizia, Aconatic & Pensonic. The sale is on from September 11-20 at the Event Hall on the 1st Floor of Amarin Plaza. Products featured include refrigerators, washing machines, ovens, kitchen stoves, home theatres, music / sound systems, TVs, DVD players, etc. For more info about Amarin or directions to get there, go to

September 7, 2009

Modern Furniture Fair

Modern Furniture Fair taking place from September 12th - 20th (10.30 am - 9.00 pm) at QSNCC (Queen Sirikit National Convention Center) is an exposition of quality furniture for all purposes as well as other home decorative items. It is one of the largest events of its kind in Thailand's furniture industry, with the main objective of establishing export trade connections between local furniture businesses and overseas furniture buyers. The exhibitor products on show include Furniture for restaurants, cafes, casinos, retail shops, hotels, schools, offices, banks, bedroom, lounge, dining, outdoors, occasion specific, as well as Furnishings & Fabrics, Lighting & Lamps, Rugs & Floor coverings, Artwork & Framing, etc. Target visitors are Architects; Interior Designers/Decorators; Wholesalers, Distributors, Manufacturers, Importers, Exporters & Retailers of Furniture; and also the General Public.

September 5, 2009

Jaspal Home Collection Sale

Jaspal Home Collection is having a 17th anniversary special sale from Today till September 30th, with 17% discount on ALL items. Plus you can win a free gift worth 1,700 Baht when you spend 10,000 Baht. Their branches are located at:
- Siam Paragon 3rd floor
- Emporium 4th floor
- Main Sukhumvit soi 15-17
- Central Festival Pattaya Groung floor
Also visit their website:

Another of Jaspal's brand, SANTAS beddings is also on Luxury Sale of upto 60% till September 8th at Index Living Mall

September 3, 2009

German products promo at TOPS supermarkets

For those of you looking for German food products in Bangkok, the place to be this month is Central's Tops supermarkets (including Food Hall) which are hosting a German Food festival titled "The Wonders of Germany". Featured are high quality products imported from Germany on special discounted prices. There is a long list of them, including a variety of German sausages, salami, condiment/seasoning sauces, fruit juices, jams, instant soup powder, chocolates, instant coffee, etc.

The festival is at selected branches of Central Food Hall, Tops Market and Tops Super from Aug 26 to Sept 22. You can view their latest sales brochure at

September 1, 2009

B2S Stationery - Buy1 Get1

Looks like it's time to take time off our busy schedules and revisit that favourite wonderland for all us booklovers, artists and wannabe-artists. That place is none other than B2S - the leading books and stationery chain-store in Thailand. Currently going on is the 'B2S Stationery Xtreme' sale featuring 'Buy 1 Get 1' deals on more than 100 quality stationery products. The promotion is running from August 27 to September 23 at all their branches; for more information visit their vibrant website,

While you are there, don't forget to check out Dan Brown's forthcoming novel, The Lost Symbol, which is expected to be released on the 15th of September. If it is not yet out, you can at least book your copy in advance ;-)

August 31, 2009

Bug & Bee Brunch Buffet

Bug & Bee - a cafe restaurant in Bangkok, known for its creative fusion food - is extending its weekday lunch buffet at Silom to weekends (Saturdays & Sundays) too. The brunch buffet, themed "All Fusion, All You Can Eat" includes unlimited freshly made-to-order dishes, iced fruit teas and desserts, from 11am-2pm everyday, and is priced at 229 baht (50% discount for kids under 12) with a time limit of 90 minutes.

Bug n Bee has a pleasant easy-going and relaxed atmosphere, with Wi-Fi internet. Its extensive fusion menu includes signature dishes like Spinach Crepe Lasagne in Italian Tomato Sauce, Cioppino Crepe Noodles with Calamari, John Dory Fish in Choo Chee Curry with Crepe Noodles, Crepe Pad Thai, etc, with new items added throughout the year.

Bug and Bee's Silom branch is located right at the Saladaeng BTS escalator; and its other branch at MBK (3rd Floor near BTS Walkway) also has the buffet promotion daily.

You can see their interesting, elaborate and mouth-watering menu at

August 27, 2009

Wedding Fair 2009 and Baby & Kids Best Buy 2009

The Wedding Fair 2009 by NEO - Winter is promoted as the grandest and most comprehensive wedding fair in Thailand, aiming to be the ultimate one-stop shop for couples looking to get married in style. The event is taking place during August 27-30 (11.00-21.00) at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre.
Featured exhibits/exhibitors include:
- Gems and Jewelry
- Hotels and Catering
- Card and Souvenir shops
- Photography services / Photographers
- Wedding Studios
- Wedding Dresses and Suits
- Beauty and Slimming centres
- Honeymoon and Travel services
For more info, check out their dedicated website,

Curiously at the same time is another related event, the Thailand Baby & Kids Best Buy 2009, which brings together a broad spectrum of products and interesting activities for mothers and kids. There are sales of upto 80% off with discounts and freebies at all booths; having everything you would ever need for a baby, under one roof. Its taking place at the QSNCC during the same days as the Wedding Fair, August 27-30, but the timings are different: 10am - 8pm.
For more info, check out:

August 7, 2009

Former Rich Market

The Market of the Former Rich (ตลาดนัดคนเคยรวย), or the 'Formerly Rich' which first made its appearance during the 1997 Economic Crisis, is back - every Sunday (8 am to 6 pm) at the same place, the Benz Thonglor dealership on Sukhumvit 55. Here, you can BUY OR SELL, USED or NEW cars, watches, jewelries, diamonds & other valuables.

The market became quite popular back in 1997 and even attracted global media attention; as the 'former' rich used the platform to sell their accumulated assets to offset their losses in the recession. All kinds of things found their way into the market those days - private airplanes ( I definitely remember seeing a Cessna on display), Mercedes-Benz sedan cars, luxury watches - some amazing Rolex ones, Jet-skis, Golf gears, a lot of used branded clothing, and even an expensive electric toy Porsche car (ride-able by kids)! To view some photos of the market back in 1997, visit

July 31, 2009

Levi’s Swap Jeans

I am sure that most of us have an old pair of jeans lying around somewhere, under a pile of clothes, in a dark corner of the cupboard. The good news is that the pair could now be worth 1,000 Baht for you (well, assuming you have no other emotional attachment to it). Levis has created a wonderful opportunity for us to trade in old jeans in return for an instant discount of 1,000 baht on a new pair of Levis jeans....but wait, there is a catch - the Levis should be worth at least 2,500 Baht. An alternative trade-in would be to buy 1 pair of Levi + another Levi's product = totalling minimum 2,500 bucks. But the best thing is that the old jeans can be of ANY brand. The old pairs collected will be donated to various foundations for charity. This 'Levi’s Swap Jeans' campaign runs for 1 month from August 1 to 31 at Levi’s shops in Central, Robinson, and The Mall Department Stores, and also at the 130 Levi's Shops in other locations nationwide.

July 30, 2009

Amarin Book Fair 2009

The 8th Amarin Book Fair is taking place from July 29 to August 2 at the QSNCC - Queen Sirikit National Convention Hall A (almost at the same time as the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale Fair - so you can visit both the fairs in one day!).

July 28, 2009

Thailand Grand Sale at IMPACT from July 25th to August 2nd

There are several sale fairs going on at Impact Muang Thong Thani this whole week, from July 25 to August 2, comprising 'Thailand's Grand Sale 2009':

Furniture Sale
Wedding Grand Sale
Fashion & Jewelry Grand Sale
Thailand Travelling
Book Grand Sale

The sum of the entire event features furniture, home decorative items, sanitaryware, housing and real estate, condominiums; cosmetics and beauty & spa products, traditional Thai massage; clothing and accesories, leatherwear, jewelry; food products; books and learning resources; flowers, gardening equipment, electronics; wedding-related services, hotels and resorts, travel agencies, and so on.

For info, check out the organiser's website:

BIFF & BIL 2009

The much-awaited Bangkok International Fashion Fair (BIFF) & Bangkok International Leather Fair (BIL) 2009 is taking place next month for 4 days from August 13 - 16 at Impact Muang Thong Thani.

Trade Days : 13 – 14 August (10 am – 6 pm)
Public Days : 15 – 16 August (10 am – 9 pm)
Venue : Challenger Hall 2-3, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, Thailand

Organised by the Dept. of Export Promotion (Thai Ministry of Commerce), the exhibition is purported to have 1,000 companies / 1,200 booths of local and international exhibitors.

On showcase would be everything related to the Fashion Industry including fibre-to-fabric manufacturing process; textile & clothing accessories; fashion brand names, young local designers, fashion shows & trend forum; Asian ethnic and crafted textile/clothing; fashion & costume jewellery; hair & fashion accessories; all kinds of bags, totes and shoes (for all occasions) made of leather & other materials; leather manufacturing, and many other services related to the fashion industry.

To get to IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, besides the usual 'Impact Link' shuttle bus service from Mo Chit Skytrain Station (every 30 minutes; 30 baht per person), there are also special shuttle buses from some hotels in Bangkok arranged for the exhibition days - the schedule is here -

July 24, 2009

Jaspal End of Season Sale 2009!!!

Starting July 24th is Jaspal's End of Season Sale, featuring discounts of 50 % off.

Jaspal has been a leading brand in the Thai fashion industry since 1970s when it opened its first store here. Today, it has grown into a renowned elite brand for fashionable ready-to-wear clothing at affordable prices, with more than 26 stores throughout Thailand and some outlets in Malaysia.

Jaspal's clothing and accessories (including bags, shoes, belts and ties) stand out for their unique designs, made with superior quality imported and local fabrics, and immaculate workmanship.

You can spot Jaspal's stores at the following locations in Bangkok:

Amarin Plaza, 1st Floor
Central City Bangna, 1st Floor
Central Plaza Chaengwattana, 1st Floor
Central Plaza Ladprao, 1st Floor
Central Plaza Pinklao, 1st Floor
Central Rama 3, 1st Floor
Central Rama II, 1st Floor
Central World, 2nd Floor
Emporium Shopping Complex, 2nd Floor
Fashion Island, 1st Floor
Future Park Rangsit, 1st Floor
Seacon Square, 1st Floor
Siam Center, 2nd Floor
Siam Paragon, 1st Floor
Silom Complex, 1st Floor
Sukhumvit main rd, soi 15-17
The Mall Bangkae, 2nd Floor
The Mall Bangkapi, 2nd Floor
The Mall Ngamwongwan, 1st Floor
The Mall Ramkamhaeng, 2nd Floor
Times Square, 2nd Floor

For more info, and location of stores outside Bangkok, check out their informative website:

Fashion Bazaar at CentralWorld

Fashion Bazzaar is being held from July 22 - August 2, 10.30 am - 10.00 pm, at Central World, 1st floor, (near B2S).
Organised by Central Trading - Central Marketing Group - CMG, the event is featuring sales of upto 80 % off from leading fashion brands such as:

- Clothing - G2000, Benetton, Miss Sixty, Energie, FCUK,, 5cm, Lee, Wrangler
- Cosmetics - Payot, Elizabeth Arden, Laura Mercier, Jurlique
- Watches & Accessories - Casio, Guess, Nike, Marc Ecko, Nautica By Design

SCB credit card payments get an extra 5 percent off.

For more info, visit their website

July 21, 2009

GRI brands sale

The 'Gorgeous Fashion Sale' by leading fashion brands importer GRI will be held from July 27 - August 2 at the Fashion Hall of Siam Paragon. Discounts of upto 90% are offered on several brands including EQ-IQ, Joan & David, Karen Millen, Nine West ready-to-wear, AK Anne Klein NY, Lucky Brand Jeans and Francesco Biasia.

PUMA Clearance Sale at MBK Center

The 'Puma Impossible Wow @ MBK' sale from July 24 - August 2 will feature discounts of 30-70 % off on Puma's products such as sporting apparel, shoes, bags, and sports accessories. It will be held on the 1st floor of Mahboonkrong shopping centre.

July 10, 2009

Shopping Marathon Sale at Siam Center & Siam Discovery

This 5-day shopping bonanza is being held on July 15th - 19th and features discounts of 50-80 % off. On Friday the 17th and Saturday the 18th, the shopping centres will be open till midnight. There are also several parallel offers of promotions - such as, if you use credit cards of Citibank, Kasikorn Bank or Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), you can avail additional 5% discount on your purchases. There will also be lucky draws held every two hours on all days - you get a coupon for every 4,000 Baht purchase - prizes are mainly electrical appliances. Plus there is a Grand Lucky Draw Prize of a Volvo car - the coupons for which you will receive with every 2,000 Baht purchase.

July 3, 2009

July sales at Jaspal Home Collection and Decor Mart

Decor Mart - Storewide sale on 'Every single product' for the whole month of July 2009; you can locate their branches at Thonglor 19, Midtown and Phuket.

Jaspal Home Collection's 'Dining pleasure' sale on artistic dining table decor, offering upto 50 % discount till 31st July, 2009. Branches at: 3rd floor of Siam Paragon, 4th floor of Emporium, main Sukhumvit soi 15-17, Ground floor of Central Festival Pattaya. More info, visit:

July 2, 2009

Central Chidlom Clearance Sale, July 02-12

Central Chidlom Clearance Sale from today, July 02 to July 12, with discounts of 50-90% off at the Event Hall, 3rd floor, Central Chidlom. Need more be said? Hurry and catch the best bargain items before someone else snatches them away!

Amazing Thailand Grand Sale Festival 2009

Most of us are unaware that there is a grand sale festival going on in Thailand, offering visitors great bargains from June 1st to August 31st, 2009. The Amazing Thailand Grand Sale, an annual three-month shopping extravaganza, offers special discounts of 10-70 percent on a diverse range of products and services - all extended by participating department stores, shopping complexes and retail shops. Not just stores, there are also interesting deals at spas, hotels, eateries, golf courses, travel packages and even medical check-ups at top hospitals.

The shopping campaign extends beyond Bangkok to several other cities such as Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, Cha-am, Pattaya, Phuket, Krabi and Samui Island. To locate the participants of this grand sale fair, simply look out for the "Amazing Thailand Grand Sale" decal sign on display at the outlets.

In Bangkok, you'd've noticed many malls and brand outlets having mid-year sales / end of season sales - these are all part of this grand festival. For new visitors to the city, most of Bangkok's major shopping centers are located along Ploenchit and Sukhumvit roads - right on the Skytrain route, and many of the department stores have direct walkways linking them to Skytrain stations - making it very convenient to hop from one store to the next. Some of them are Siam Paragon, Central World Plaza, Gaysorn, Central Chidlom, Home Pro Plus, Robinson, Emporium and so on.

If you are looking for more info, check out these links:

July 1, 2009

Commart X-Gen Thailand 2009

The Commart X-Gen Thailand 2009 exhibition is taking place from July 2 - 5 at the Sirikit National Convention Hall (QSNCC); timing: 10 am - 8 pm. This mid-year sale event will feature the latest innovative gadgets and attractive discounts.

Some highlight products to be launched at the event are:
*Aiptek Pocket Cinema - a small hand-held projector
*Kindle e-book reader - Kindle 2 and Kindle DX (a dream for the ebook-lovers amongst us),
*Panasonic DMC-G1 - the smallest interchangeable lens SLR digital camera
*Brando's USB Dock with speaker.

As always, many brands are actively promoting their offerings of discounts and promos - for more details, check out the following links:

USA month at Central Food Hall and Tops supermarkets

For all you suckers of US imported products, Central is celebrating the American Independence Day this month with a 'Taste of USA' festival running from July 1 to 28. It's a 'Health Trendsetter' festival for health-conscious consumers, featuring healthy food products imported from America at discounted prices. The wide range of over 3,000 American products also includes fresh fruits such as raspberries, strawberries, cherries, apples, peaches and nectarines, high-quality tender beef, salmon, etc. The fair is taking place at all branches of Central Food Hall & Tops Market, and participating branches of Tops super.