December 28, 2010

2011 New Year's Eve Buffets at City Hotels

This post goes totally against the theme (and ideals) of this site as it promotes no bargain at all, but will rather burn several (unworthy) holes in your pockets. New Year's Eve and Day is that time of year when hotels up the prices of their buffets to serve the exodus of revellers wanting to eat out while the numerals of the year increase by a digit. Needless to say, it is not financially the best of times to savour hotel food. But then, who wants to sit at home - watching some boring old TV and eating the regular delivered-pizza - while counting down to the new year? We all need excitement in our lives, plus you have to find ways to spend that bountiful bonus too. So here's a sample of some of the city's top hotels and the prices of their new year buffets:

Banyan Tree Bangkok

New Year's Eve Dinners (31/12/2010):

Vertigo Grill and Moon Bar - 7 Course Set Dinner - Baht 18,000 net
Taihei - "Bonenkai" Japanese Set Menu - Baht 5,300 net
Saffron - Thai Set Dinner - Baht 7,700 net
Apsara Dining Cruise - Baht 6,000 net
Romsai - International cuisine - Baht 3,000 net / Baht 3,500 net with wine, beer, soft drinks

New Year's Day Lunch (1/1/2011):

Bai Yun - Dim Sum Lunch buffett with noodle, soup, dessert - Baht 1,200 net
Romsai - Baht 2,011 net

source / contact:

The Peninsula Bangkok

New Year's Eve Dinners (31/12/2010):

The Peninsula Lawn and River Cafe and Terrace - gala dinner buffet - Baht 14,800
The Lobby Terrace - six-course Western set menu - Baht 14,800
Thiptara - six-course Thai set menu - Baht 10,800
Mei Jiang - seven-course Chinese set menu - Baht 8,800

New Year's Day Brunch (1/1/2011):

River Cafe and Terrace - Baht 2,500

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Dusit Thani Hotel

New Year's Eve Dinners (31/12/2010):

D'Sens - 8 course dinner menu - Baht 8,000+ / 10,500+ with free flow wine
The Pavilion - buffet dinner Baht 3,500+
Hamilton's - 6 course set dinner - Baht 3,000+
Il Cielo - 5 course set dinner Baht 1,800+ / plus Baht 300+ for desserts

New Year's Day Brunch (1/1/2011):

The Pavilion - Baht 1,000+

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Shangri-La Hotel

New Year's Eve Dinners (31/12/2010):

Poolside Gala Dinner - Baht 12,800
NEXT2 Cafe - buffet dinner NEXT2 Terrace: Baht 8,800 / NEXT2 Inside: Baht 5,800
Horizon Cruise - Buffet dinner on the boat - Baht 8,800
Salathip - Thai set dinner with champagne - Baht 8,800
Angelini - Italian gourmet set dinner - Angelini Indoor Baht 6,800 / Angelini Terrace Baht 12,800
Shang Palace - Chinese festive set dinner menu and champagne - Baht 8,800
The Long Bar - Three drinks and tapas - Baht 1,800

New Year's Day Brunch (1/1/2011):

NEXT2 Cafe - riverside brunch buffet - Baht 2,500

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Bangkok Marriott Resort and Spa

New Year's Eve Dinners (31/12/2010):

Riverside Terrace - Grand International Buffet - Baht 5,999+
Trader Vic's - Special Set Menu - Baht 6,999+ / plus Baht 2,999+ for wine and champagne
Brio - Luxury 6 course Italian Set Menu - Baht 4,999+  / plus Baht 2,999+ for wine and champagne
Benihana - Emperor's Japanese Set Menu - Baht 3,999+ / plus Baht 599+ for soft drinks & beer
Manohra Cruises - Thai 8 course menu - Baht 7,999+

source / contact:

The Landmark Bangkok

New Year's Eve Dinners (31/12/2010):

RR&B - 5-course gourmet menu with Champagne - Baht 6,500+ / 3-course menu - Baht 4,200+
Atrium - Buffet Dinner - Baht 2,800 net (come 4 pay 2)

source / contact:

Plaza Athenee Bangkok, Royal Meridien

New Year's Eve Dinners (31/12/2010):

Reflexions - six-course dinner - Baht 4,500 net
The Rain Tree Cafe - Gala Buffet Dinner - Baht 3,040 net

New Year's Day Brunch (1/1/2011):
The Rain Tree Cafe - gourmet buffet brunch - Baht 1,980 net

source / contact:

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit

New Year's Eve Dinners (31/12/2010):

Orchid Cafe - Dinner Extravaganza Buffet - Baht 3,390
The Sala - Seafood and Barbecue Buffet by the poolside - Baht 3,390
Rossini’s - 6-course Italian set dinner - Baht 4,800 / Baht 6,800 (Prosecco/wine and Prosecco)
Basil - Thai Set Dinner Menu with wine - Baht 2,200
The Living Room - Baht 3,390

New Year’s Day Dinner (1/1/2011):

Orchid Cafe - Dinner Buffet - Baht 1,450

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The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok

New Year's Eve (31/12/2010):

Taste - Dinner Buffet - Baht 3,180 net
Kisso - Japanese set menu lunch / dinner - Baht 2,240 net

New Year’s Day (1/1/2011):

Taste - Lunch Buffet - Baht 1,770 net
Kisso - Japanese set menu lunch / dinner - Baht 2,240 net

source / contact:

Grand Millennium Sukhumvit

Atelier and Tapas Y Vino

New Year's Eve Dinner (31/12/2010):
Baht 1,999+ (including soft drinks) plus 1 Countdown cocktail at inBlu
Baht 2,299+ (including sparkling wine, house wines, soft drinks), plus 1 Countdown cocktail at inBlu

New Year’s Day Lunch (1/1/2011):
Baht 1,600+ (including soft drinks)
Baht 1,900+ (including sparkling wine, house wines and soft drinks)

source / contact:

Holiday Inn Bangkok

New Year's Eve Dinners (31/12/2010):

Cafe G, Charm Thai & The Lobby Bar
Party Line Buffet - Baht 1,299+
Beverage Package - Baht 899+

New Year’s Day Brunch (1/1/2011):

Cafe G - International and Thai Buffet - Baht 599+

source / contact:

Centara Grand at CentralWorld

New Year's Eve Dinners (31/12/2010):

The World & Ginger - Buffet - Baht 2,011+
55 Steak House - five course menu - Baht 5,555+ / Baht 8,555+ with wine.
Red Sky - five-course menu - Baht 9,955+ including a bottle of Champagne per couple

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Pathumwan Princess Hotel

New Year's Eve (31/12/2010):

CiTi BiSTRo - 4 course set dinner - Baht 2,011 Baht nett
Kayageum - Royal Korean Buffet lunch/dinner - Baht 1,414 Baht nett
Loop Italian Restaurant Terrace and Bar - Dinner Buffet - Baht 6,000 / Baht 4,500

New Year’s Day (1/1/2011):

CiTi BiSTRo - Seafood & BBQ Buffet Dinner - 1,090 Baht nett
Kayageum - Royal Korean Buffet lunch/dinner - Baht 1,414 Baht nett

source / contact:

For Christmas buffets in December 2011, please click here

For New Year buffets in December 2011-January 2012, please click here

December 21, 2010

Gift Ideas at Boots

Boots has come out with some interesting gift sets of their attractive house-brand products - perfectly ideal for last-minute gift shopping as well as for those clueless about the art and science of gift buying. What's more, there is even a Buy 1 Get 1 deal on these gift packs, an ongoing promotion from Dec 7, 2010 to Jan 4, 2011.

As pictured, the offerings are as follows:-

Boots Extracts Mango / Cocoa Butter Selection Box - 750 Baht
(Body Wash, Body Butter, Sugar Scrub)

Boots Extracts Cranberry Bag of Treats - 995 Baht
(Body Wash, Body Butter, Bath Cream, Body Scrub)

The Garden Collection Lavender / Rose - 790 Baht
(Body Cream, Hand Lotion, Hand Wash, Bath Gel, Soap, Cotton Flannel)

The Garden Collection Lavender Vanity Bag - 1,100 Baht
(Body Cream, Hand Lotion, Bath Gels)

To visit the Boots Thailand site, go to

December 8, 2010

Bonjour French Fair 2010 at QSNCC

The Bonjour French Fair this year is taking place from December 9th to 12th (Thursday-Sunday) at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, 10am-8pm. With the theme of 'Bonjour Provence', the fair will feature many products imported from France - including wines, champagnes, food, cosmetics, perfumes, leather goods, sports goods, stationery, kitchenware, furniture, etc. - all at very 'special' prices.

December 4, 2010

AIS Movie Month & True Move Movie Lovers at Major & EGV

Watching a movie at a cinema in Bangkok can set you back anywhere between 120-180 baht for just a normal seat ticket. So it does help to take advantage of all the discounts available to reduce the pinch to our wallets. There are bargains galore for movie lovers these past couple of months at the Major and EGV group of cineplexes, some of them are as follows:

The AIS Movie Month promotion gives users of the AIS mobile network discounts for all movies every Saturday and Sunday at just 60 Baht per ticket until Jan 2, 2011. The catch here is that your monthly call charges - prepay or postpay - should average 300 baht per month, and the discount is for 1 seat/per number (only normal seats) at normal cinemas (not the digital ones) at Paragon Cineplex, Esplanade Cineplex, Paradise Cineplex, Major Cineplex and EGV all branches. To check if you are eligible for the offer, call *545*0# and wait for the message.
PS - Instead of the advertised 60 baht, we were charged 80 baht per ticket while using this offer (not sure why).

Major Cineplex also has the ongoing promo of Wednesdays as Movie Days, when all tickets are priced at 80 Baht.

True Move Movie Lovers promotion is, as the name suggests, for users of True Move to avail the 'buy one get one' deals on movie tickets at all cinemas of Major Cineplex, EGV, Paragon Cineplex and Esplanade Cineplex. But there are limited number of 'free' seats being given out each week and month (4,500 tickets per month), so you have a greater chance of bagging the offer in the beginning of the week than, say, in the weekends. This offer has been going on for quite some time and is until March 2011. To avail the offer, you have to send an SMS with an 'M' to the number 9989. You will receive a password if seats are still available, or else an informative message, if not.

There are several other ways to watch movies at cheaper rates, for example if you are over 60 years you can avail of the senior price of just 80 baht a ticket.

For a list of all promos, go to

November 24, 2010

Siemens Warehouse Sale 2010

The Siemens Warehouse Sale 2010 is taking place on November 27-28 (Saturday-Sunday) 10am-7pm at the Siemens service centre on Pattanakarn road between sois 17-19. There will be discounts of upto 80% off on select and limited number of products, which include household electric items like electric ovens, electric chimneys, refrigerators, washing machines, cooking ranges, etc. There is a free-delivery service for Bangkok and outskirts, but also other attached conditions like no return/exchange after purchase and only a 1 year guarantee. For info, visit

November 21, 2010

Loft - Gift Ideas

One of the best places to shop for gifts in Bangkok is undoubtedly the Loft, which is located at just 3 branches around the city:

- Loft Siam Discovery (10am-9pm)
- Loft Chamchuri Square (11am-8pm)
- Loft Paradise Park (10am-10pm)

With the festive season of celebration around the corner, the gift shop chain is having a promo called "The World of Ultimate Gifts 2011", running from Nov 9, 2010 until Jan 9, 2011. The stores offer a wide range of gifts of all types for all occasions. You can have a nice look at their selection right on their website,

Here's a few of the funky and cool gift ideas from Loft:

  • Vintage Mugi Magi luggage bags (small-sized) in retro colourful polka dots design - 1,900 baht

  • Mobile phone pouches / bags shaped like an old telephone and an old camera - 660-810 baht

  • Classy Tea strainer / filter set including plate, made of good quality aluminium, from Japan - 240 baht

  • Mini Cooper USB flash drive, with over 15 colour designs - has see-thru glass windows, turning wheels and headlights that turn on while the USB is in use. With a capacity of 2 GB, the flash drives cost 1890-2250 Baht each.

  • Multishot Camera which can take 4 actions in one frame, with a film roll included, available in two colours - gold and silver. Imported from Japan, a camera costs 1,290 Baht.

  • Oscar style golden statuette - 1295 baht; customizable wordings on bottom plaque (3 lines) for a personal touch will cost an additional 100 baht and will take about 2 days. Who says you have to be a star celebrity to win an award?

  • Hairband with horns - 280 baht, for that naughty prankster of a sister to wear to the new year party.

  • Magnet collection, mouse-shaped - 198 baht. We can never have enough of the 'cute' factor in our lives.

November 14, 2010

Asia Books Carnival Sale 2010

Asia Books - one of the largest English bookstore chains and distributors in Thailand, offering varieties of books and magazines - is having a Carnival Sale of upto 85 % off and more special offers. Unfortunately,  the sale is not at all its branches, but rather at only 2 select places as follows:

Fashion Island 3rd Floor (Food Island Zone) on November 12-28, 2010
Siam Paragon 2nd Floor (Lifestyle Hall) on December 4-9, 2010

Asia Books Carnival Sale

If you bookworms are too lazy to leave the comfy of your cozy couches, then you can even indulge in the joys of online shopping from home! Visit their nicely designed and user-friendly website:-

Besides, there is also a Free Delivery within Thailand until 31st Dec 2010, with some conditions, of course.

October 30, 2010

Mansion 7

Mansion 7 is Bangkok's latest niche concept retail & lifestyle complex on Ratchadaphisek Road. It is a "Boutique Thriller Mall" - a combination of "Boutique Mall" and a "Haunted Thrill Park" - that aims to attract young urbanites to a new leisure & shopping experience. The Mansion 7 is scheduled to open on October 31, Halloween Day - in line with its theme of eerie darkness and a haunted house - feeding on Thais' fascination with ghosts.

The complex has 41 tenant shops, divided into three major zones: fashion, restaurants and playground, including several bars, ice-cream outlets and even a 'Beer Mansion'. The main entertainment attraction though is a three-storey haunted ghost house named "Dark Mansion" occupying about 900 sq.m. area - and, like those at the amusement parks, there is entrance fees.

Mansion 7 is located at Ratchada 14 near Huai Khwang MRT station and it is open from noon to midnight (12:00 - 24:00). For more details, visit their haunting website:

October 16, 2010

BIG + BIH - October 2010

The BIG and BIH Fair, that is the Bangkok International Gift Fair and Bangkok International Houseware Fair is back again this year, taking place at BITEC Bangna from October 19-24.

This will be the 30th event of Big+Bih and the theme this time will be "Soul and Style of the Orient". Highlighted products are gifts, premiums, home decoratives, artificial flowers & plants, handicrafts, household items, spa products, home textiles, toys & games, stationery, and other design objects.

Trade days are from October 19-22 and public days from October 23-24. For further details check out their elaborate website:

 For information, the previous fair was held earlier this year in April 2010 as mentioned here.

September 25, 2010

Krispy Kreme in Bangkok!

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts are finally coming to Thailand, opening their first shop here on the G floor of Siam Paragon on 28th September 2010.

What's promote their shop, they have interesting and tempting enticements for the first 200 customers as follows:

 - 1st customer gets 1 year supply of a dozen donuts per week
 - 2nd customer gets 6 months supply of a dozen donuts per week
 - 3rd customer gets 3 months supply of a dozen donuts per week
 - 4th-100th customers get 1 month supply of a dozen donuts per week
 - 101th-200th customers get 1 dozen free donuts

So make sure to get there early in the morning and book your place in the queue! The department store opens at 10 am, and there is sure to be a huge crowd awaiting there - you have been warned.

Krispy Kreme, founded in the United States in 1937, now has franchises in 18 countries, including the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. They plan to develop 20 franchised Krispy Kreme outlets in Thailand

The menu of their first outlet in Bangkok consists of coffees and the following varieties of donuts
  • Original or Classic Glazed
  • Chocolate Iced Glazed
  • Chocolate Iced Sprinkles
  • Powdered Strawberry Filled
  • New York Cheesecake
  • Chocolate Custard Filled
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Vanilla Cake

For more info on where to find Krispy Kreme in Bangkok, visit

[Update 16th Nov 2013]

Krispy Kreme has further opened several more branches around the city, bringing their numbers to 9, including the two Airports:

 - Siam Paragon, G Fl.
 - Emporium, 5th Fl.
 - Central Lardprao, 1st Fl.
 - Central Plaza Rama 9, 1st Fl.
 - Central Plaza Pinklao, 1st Fl.
 - The Mall Bangkapi, 1st Fl.
 - Seacon Square, 1st Fl.
 - Suvarnabhumi Airport, Domestic Terminal, 2nd Fl.
 - Donmuang Airport, 3rd Fl.

September 12, 2010

Siam Paragon "The Color of Living" Sale

If you've had enough of the similarly designed furnitures at the repetitive furniture fairs held several times every year (in deja-vu style), it is time to visit Siam Paragon's "The Color of Living" sale which is on from Sept 10 - Oct 10 on its 3rd floor, featuring 80 percent off on furniture and home decoratives of popular imported brands. Check our their website -

September 6, 2010

Paradise Park

Paradise Park is the latest addition to Bangkok's myriad of shopping malls, lest you be deceived by the misleading name into thinking its a park. Located on the Srinakharin Road in eastern Bangkok, it occupies the building that once housed the Seri Center shopping centre. The building has been completely refurbished, with the only remnants of the old shopping centre found in the Seri Market which still takes up a section of the Ground floor. For updated info about the shops, eateries and others that you can find there, check out their website:

Here are 5 reasons why you should visit the Paradise Park:
- it is the newest mall in town
- to kill time, as you have nothing better to do
- you are bored to death of walking the same old aisles of the same old malls for probably the hundredth time in a year
- you need a new topic to chat/discuss with your colleagues about during lunch hour & also don't want to feel left out when hearing others talk about it.
- your quest for that dream pair of shoes and dress has not yet been fulfilled by the existant dozens of malls

August 17, 2010

Fashion & Beauty Brand Sale

The Fashion & Beauty Brand sale of upto 80% is going to be held from August 19-22 (4 days, Thurs-Sun) at the Sirikit National Convention Centre (QSNCC), Zone Plaza (10am-8pm).
Products featured at the event are:
 - Clothing
 - Accessories
 - Cosmetics
 - Fashion
 - Beauty & Health products
 - Gifts & Decoratives

Brands include L'Occitane, Rojukiss, Beauty Buffet, Eucerin, Etude House, Lola, Heel Care, Vichy, Tony Moly, Anne Semonin, Wacoal, BSC, and many more.

For more info, visit

July 11, 2010

Central Congratulations sale 2010

It is the season of pompous Graduation ceremonies where new graduates go through a 'right of passage' consisting of hours of torture and expenditures just to get an album-ful of vanity photos of themselves posing in fancy academic regalia.
Central has thus come up with the CONGRATULATIONS 2010 sale from July 15 to August 31, so that we can buy gifts to splurge on our graduating friends (and thus feed this overrated commercialised culture).
Back to the topic, the sale will basically feature discounts of 20% off on regularly-priced items at the following sections / shops of Central department stores:

 - Sanrio and Giftshop at every Central store.
 - ZeenZone at Central branches of Chidlom, Lardprao, Bangna, Pinklao, Rama III, Silom Complex, Phuket and Chaengwattana
 - Build-A-Bear Workshop at Central Chidlom, Lardprao, Bangna and Chaengwattana (Pinklao open 1 Aug '10)
 - Teddy House at Central Chidlom, Lardprao, Bangna, Pinklao, Rama III, Rama II, Rangsit and Chaengwattana

Don't forget, you can also avail yourself a 5% On-Top Discount by refusing the shopping bags - during the 'No Bag Days Sale' on the 15th, 16th, 17th of each month. Just tag along your handy cloth bag.

June 23, 2010

Commart XGen 2010 Exhibition

Commart June 2010
Starting from 24 June to 27 June 2010 is one of Thailand's biggest IT and electronics exhibition - Commart X'Gen 2010. Like every year, it will be held in Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok.

The Commart X'Gen exhibition features consumer electronics product showcase catering in-trend lifestyle; featuring state-of-art technnology and innovations, and latest updates on gadgets and consumer IT products.

Featured products include Intel's 2010 core processor family, Samung's LED 3D TV, Acer's smart phone, Toshiba Satellite laptops, Polaroid digital camera and gadgets including Kindle and iPad. There will be special promotions from AIS for smart phones and air cards.

Exhibition doors will open at 10 AM and will close at 8 PM
For more information visit

June 19, 2010

Book Sale at Neilson Hays Library

The Neilson Hays Library is having a Used Books Sale on June 19th-20th (Saturday-Sunday) from 9.30am to 4.00pm - comprising lots of used secondhand books, old books, CD/DVDs and videos at great prices.

Located on Surawong Road in Silom, the Library is about 15 mins walk from Chong Nonsi BTS station or Sala Daeng BTS/MRT station. With more than 20,000 books, the Neilson Hays Library has probably the largest collection of English books in Bangkok, including a wide variety of fiction, non-fiction, magazines and newspapers. The library is open for membership and has approximately 600 members of all ages and many nationalities.

There are several annual membership categories and fees to suit different needs – as follows:
  • Family: 3,300 baht (or 2,400 baht for 6 months) entitled to 12 hardcovers at a time - including 4 books from "new" category
  • Adult (age 22+ years): 2,500 baht (or 1,900 baht for 6 months) entitled to 6 hardcovers at a time - including 2 books from "new" category
  • Senior (age 65+ years): 1,500 baht (or 1,200 baht for 6 months) entitled to 6 hardcovers at a time - including 2 books from "new" category
  • Child (age up to 12 years): 1,700 baht (or 1,200 baht for 6 months) entitled to 6 hardcovers - including 2 books from "new" category
The "new" category books refer to those that are less than 1 year old.
A one-off book deposit of 500 baht is required of new members.

A non-profit organisation, they depend for survival on membership subscriptions, fund-raising events and sponsorship. The library accepts donated books and also welcomes volunteers for helping in its management and activities. For more info, visit their site -

June 12, 2010

Jim Thompson Sale 2010

Jim Thompson Sale 2010

BITEC will be hosting the Jim Thompson 2010 sale for 3 days from June 11 to June 13 with discounts between 50 to 70 %.

Sales of Thai Silk Products, Cotton Fabrics and Accessories will be available at the event. The event starts from morning 10 AM and runs till 5 PM on all the three days.

For more information contact:
Jim Thompson:
Tel: (66)-2-632-8100, 2-762-2600
Tel: (66)-2-749-3939

June 11, 2010

Lotus Arts de Vivre Sale

Lotus Arts de Vivre is holding a Sale of upto 60% on June 12th and 13th (10am-6pm) at the Lotus Arts de Vivre Gallery on Rama III.

An alluring and exclusive upscale Thai brand of lifestyle art products, Lotus Arts de Vivre has neatly carved a niche for itself since opening its first shop in 1985 at Bangkok's Regent Hotel (Four Seasons Hotel). Over 25 years of the brand has seen it passing hands of 2 generations of the von Bueren Family, and its popularity has been ever-soaring.

The brand is popular for having maintained very high standards in creating legendary and captivating pieces of designer jewelry, accessories and interior decorative arts. There just seem to be no sufficient adjectives to describe their priceless objects d'art - the very high prices speak for themselves.

Their Bangkok boutiques are located at:
Four Seasons Hotel, 155 Rajdamri Road.
The Oriental Hotel, 48 Soi 40 Charoenkrung Road.

For more information about their products and outlets, visit their website

June 6, 2010

Bargain Buffets in Bangkok in June 2010

The fallout of the political unrest has seen some amazing shopping promotions in recent days, but the great deals on hotel buffets should not be overlooked, even though, the latter mostly owes its dues to the upcoming FIFA World Cup. Some of the more interesting buffet offers going on in June 2010 around the city's top notch hotels are briefed as follows:

Amari Atrium – Cascade
International buffet lunch (special food stall, fruit, dessert corner and more)
June 5th onwards, Mon-Sat
250 baht net - first 10 guests of the day pay only 1 baht.

Ambassador Bangkok - Am Café
International buffet lunch
Tuesday-Sunday (12 noon-2 pm)
399++ baht per person, ‘come 4 pay 3’ promotion.

Baiyoke Sky
International buffet (incl. Japanese food corner)
390 baht

Chatrium Suites Bangkok
River Barge Restaurant
‘All-you-can-eat’ a la carte dining (Thai and International dishes)
Until August 31st – Daily Lunch (12 noon – 3 pm)
Baht 350++ per person
Silver Waves
All-you-can-eat dim sum lunch
June-July - Weekdays (Mon-Fri)
Baht 590 baht, ‘come 2 pay 1’ promotion

Grand Mercure Fortune – Agehan
Japanese buffet - lunch and dinner (with teppanyaki, tempura and salad bar corner)
350 baht

Grand Millennium Sukhumvit – inBlu Bar
World Cup Fever promotion - South African wine buffet
June 11 - July 11 (from 9.30 pm)
690 baht net

Holiday Inn Silom – Tandoor
Sunday brunch buffet - North Indian cuisine
Baht 399 net

Le Meridien Bangkok - Bamboo Chic
Asian-inspired hand rolls menu served with Follador Prosecco wine unlimited for 120 minutes
Baht 1,000

Millennium Hilton Bangkok - Flow
Sunday brunch - Intercontinental cuisine
12 noon – 3 pm
1,500 baht (additional 600 baht for wines).;jsessionid=DBE3680AF2744B12A8B3754A6EE87B74.etc73

Novotel Bangna - The Square
World Cup buffet
June 11-20
650 baht net for lunch, 770 baht net for dinner, 999 baht net for Sunday brunch

Pathumwan Princess - Citi Bistro
World Cup buffet (wide variety incl. German sausages, Mexican beef quesadillas, etc.) with free flow of soft drinks.
1,090 baht net

Peninsula Bangkok - River Cafe and Terrace
Seafood market buffet (Boston lobster, yellow fin tuna, king crab, blue crab, Hokkaido scallops, salmon, mussels, tiger prawns and more)
Every Sunday from 12:30 pm – 4 pm.
2,010 baht per adult, 500 baht per child (6-11 years).

Plaza Athenee Bangkok - Silk Road
All-you-can-eat dim sum lunch
Every Sunday
899 baht per adult, 450 baht per child

Royal City - Cheiw Tien Lao
All-you-can-eat dim sum lunch
300 baht.

Shangri-La Bangkok - Next2
Grand buffet of Asian food and international spread of salads and dessert
Baht 700 net for lunch (Mon-Sat)
Baht 1,000 net for Sunday brunch and buffet dinner (Sun-Thurs)
Baht 1,300 net for seafood buffet dinner (Fri-Sat)
50% discount for children.

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit - The Living Room
Sunday Jazzy Brunch + Free Flow Drinks (French oysters, Alaskan crab, fresh seafood, sushi, Indian curries, Thai cuisine and traditional roast beef, selection of desserts and ice creams)
Sundays (11.30 am – 3 pm)
Baht 2,354 net per adult, Baht 1,236 net per child

Sofitel Bangkok Silom - Shanghai 38
All-you-can-eat dim sum lunch
588 baht on weekdays, 788 baht on weekends with special Peking duck.

Swissotel Le Concorde Bangkok - Fountain Café
International buffet dinner
June 2nd – July 31st
Baht 699++ per adult, Baht 350++ per child (6-12 years old), with a ‘come 3 get 1 free’ promotion.

Swissotel Nai Lert Park Bangkok - Genji
All-you-can-eat a la carte lunch menu (appetisers, sashimi, sushi, California roll, tuna roll and more)
Mon-Sun, 11:30 am - 2 pm
599 baht, ‘Come 3 pay 2’ for all a la carte orders from 6-10 pm (dinner).

June 2, 2010

The Mall Survival Sale 2010

The Mall Survival Sale 2010

Starting from today is The Mall's survival sale with upto 80% discounts in the Greatest sale of the nation. The sale will be held in BITEC Bangna from 2 to 6 June, 2010.

There will be about a million products under 1000 different brands. Products from different sections of The Mall Deparment store including Beauty Hall, Luxury and Lifestyle, Ladies' Boutique, Shoes and Bags Salon, Lingerie Salon, The Living, Men in Trend, Sports Mall, Watches, Kids Planet, Be Trend, Power Mall, Gourmet Market and Home Fresh Market, Food Hall.

The sale is organized by The Mall Group and will run for 5 days from June 2 to June 6 (Time: 10am to 10pm)

May 9, 2010

SOS Siam Super Sale

With no end in sight to the political turmoil haunting the heart of Bangkok, Siam Center and Siam Discovery retailers have come together to hold a sale event at offsite locations. The "SOS Siam Super Sale" will be held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre and Midtown Thonglor from May 11-16 as follows:
 - Queen Sirikit NCC - Ballroom and Reception Hall A - from 10.30 am to 8.30 pm.
 - Thonglor Midtown - Event Hall (Sukhumvit 55) - from 10 am to 9 pm.

Upto 90% discounts on products will be up for grabs from the over 200 participating shops that will offer over 200 popular brands in fashion clothing, accessories, cosmetics, audio devices, sports goods, home furniture and furnishings.
Featured brands include Adidas, another F.C.K, Billabong, EQ:IQ, FCUK, Jaspal, Kipling, Lacoste, Miss Sixty/Energie, Nike, Paul Frank, Quiksilver, Roxy, Rip Curl, Shu uemura, Swatch, Tag Heuer, Theatre; and the Midtown Thonglor event will feature popular Thai designer wear from Mob.F, 27 Friday, 27 Nov, Baking Soda, Greyhound Original, Playhound, Seneda, Kloset, Kloset Etcetera.
So go ahead, save the retailers' souls by filling their empty coffers, as well as save your own shopping-starved souls!

April 19, 2010

BIG and BIH Fair April 2010

The Bangkok International Gift Fair and The Bangkok International Houseware Fair (BIG + BIH) starts from April 20 and runs for 6 days till April 25. The event is being held at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Bangna and is organized by Thai government's Department of Export Promotion.

The event is open to traders for the first three days and to the public for the last two days as follows:
Trade days : 20-23 April 2010 (10.00-18.00 hrs.)
Public days : 24-25 April 2010 (10.00-21.00 hrs.)

List of Exhibits:
  1. Artificial Flowers/Plants and Potpourri
  2. Christmas Decorative Items and Candles
  3. Gift, Decorative Items and Handicrafts
  4. Home Textile and Fabric Decorative Items
  5. Household Products
  6. Toys and Games
  7. Stationery
  8. Others

There will be approximately 600 companies occupying 1,600 booths from both domestics and overseas exhibitors. Participating Countries include Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Korea, Cambodia, Myanmar, Ghana, Nepal, Hong Kong.
For more information visit

March 30, 2010

BIFF & BIL 2010

Bangkok International Fashion Fair and Bangkok International Leather Fair 2010 is taking place from April 1-4 at the Impact Muangthong Thani (Challenger 1-3).
Trade Days: 1-2 April 2010, 10am - 6pm
Public Days: 3-4 April 2010, 10am - 9pm

With an emphasis on Textiles, Apparel and Leather, the fair this year is themed on ASEAN integration, with partipating countries including those in the ASEAN region (including, of course, Thailand), Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Around 1,000 companies / 1,200 booths from select domestic and overseas exhibitors are expected.

Exhibition Profile :
  • Fashion Designers
  • Sourcing from First to Finish : Fiber to Fabric, Textile and Clothing Accessories, Clothing Manufacturers from OEM to ODM
  • Brand Preference : Clothing and Fashion Brand names
  • Pick and Pay : Clothing, Textiles & Fashion items ready stock for retailers
  • Exotic Asia : Ethnic & Crafted Textiles; Clothing in Asian Styles
  • ASEAN and Overseas : Pavilions from ASEAN and other countries
  • Fashion Accessories : Fashion & Costume Jewelry, Hair Accessories
  • Bag & Totes for all occasions - fashion, work, party, leisure and traveling made of Leather & other materials
  • Footwear: All kinds of shoes for sports, casual to formal occasions
  • Leather : Leather materials for fashion & lifestyle products
  • Fashion Support : Fashion Magazines & Medias, Institutes & Schools, Technology, Equipment & Machinery, Software & Services related to fashion industry.
Also note that,
* Children under 15 years of age are not allowed into the exhibition hall during trade days.
* Business Attire or Smart Casuals only (no shorts, sandals, slippers are allowed in the exhibition hall).

For more info, visit

March 17, 2010

Commart Thailand 2010 Summer Sale

The summer season's most famous and biggest Computer and Electronics sale - Commart Thailand 2010 will be held from March 18 to 21 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC).

The event features promotions and discounts on cheap laptops, LCD montiors, storage media and a range of other products from leading brands. Best Buy offers huge discounts on HD TV sets and Air Conditioners to keep you cool this summer. Hardware House's Mega Sale offers special discounts at a particular time of the day and also includes lucky draw with a chance to win a car.

For more information visit:

March 7, 2010

Bangkok Hi-Fi & AV Festival 2010

Bangkok Hi-Fi & AV Festival is an event showcasing the latest in high-end and hi-tech Audio-Visual Media equipment, HiFi, Home Theatres, AV multimedia entertainment devices, Music performance demos, etc. There is also a select theme of Edutainment this time. The fair is taking place on March 11-14 at the Ambassador Hotel (Sukhumvit 11), 10am - 9 pm.

For more info, check out: (the website is in Thai).

February 24, 2010

iBug Fair 2010

'Import Brand & Urban Goodies' fair 2010 is taking place on March 3-7 (10am-10pm) at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. The 5-day event will feature 400 exhibitors of popular imported brands, as well as select hip local brands in various product categories, including:
- Fashion clothing
- Shoes, Bags, Watches and Accessories
- Cosmetics
- Korean Zone
- Sports Equipment and Sportswear
- Food: Packaged food, grocery items, wine, chocolates, ice-cream
- Home Decoration items
- Hobbies

The fair was previously held in November of last year (2009), and this is its second event. For more info, visit the organizer's site -

February 22, 2010

Thailand International Furniture Fair 2010

Thailand International Furniture Fair 2010 (TIFF 2010) is back this year, taking place from March 10–14 (with March 10-12 being the trade days and March 13-14, the public days). The event is taking place at IMPACT Exhibition Center, Muang Thong Thani, and is organized by the Department of Export Promotion (Thai Ministry of Commerce). There are expected to be about 200 exhibitor companies in 800 booths, comprising local and overseas manufacturers & exporters. For more info, visit A variety of furniture and furnishings are featured at the fair:

- Bedroom Furniture
- Children Furniture
- Dining Tables & Chairs
- Casual Furniture (Outdoor/Garden/Summer/Rattan etc.)
- Living Room Furniture
- Office Furniture
- Upholstered Furniture

Interior Furnishings and Accessories
- Bathroom Furnishings
- Kitchen Furnishings
- Built-in parts of Interiors (Wallpapers, Stairs, Windows & Doors, Blinds, etc.)
- Carpets
- Flooring
- Lighting
- Home Decor

& more...

February 13, 2010

Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair 2010

The 45th Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair is back this year, happening on February 26 - March 2 at Impact Challenger Hall in Muang Thong Thani.
This biannual event (March and September) showcases over 1,200 exhibitors from over 35 countries, and is more or less targetted towards trade buyers from all over the world to source their supply of precious stones and jewellery. But that doesn't mean that we commoners cannot sneak a peek at the dazzling displays of luxury, or even pester our benefactors to buy us the tiny objects of infinite joy.
The fair is free for trade visitors (see website for qualification) but there is an entry free of 100 baht per person for the general public; and children aged under 15 aren't allowed to enter.
More info, visit:

February 2, 2010

CMG International Brands Sale

CMG group is organizing an International Brands Sale on February 4-7 at the Sirikit National Convention Centre (Meeting room 1-4) with discounts of 30-80% on major fashion and cosmetics brands, including:
- Wrangler
- Fcuk
- Guess
- Hush Puppies
- G2000
- Benetton
- Elizabeth Arden
- Miss Sixty
- Samsonite
- Payot
- Sasch
- Jurlique

January 29, 2010

Amarin Brands Sale

Amarin is back with the 'Fashion Addict Brands Sale' featuring 40-80% discounts on clothes, bags, shoes and accessories of the brands:
 - Greyhound
 - Playhound
 - Hound & Friends
 - Issue
 - Theatre
 - Animal House
The sale is on from January 30 - February 8, at the Event Hall (1st Floor) of Amarin Plaza. For more info:

January 28, 2010

IT City Warehouse Sale

The IT City chain of IT and electronics superstores is having a 'Warehouse Sale' with offers of 30-50% off. The promo is going on till January 31st at all their 38 branches nationwide. There are over 60 items of IT products and appliances at special prices from over 10 leading brands such as Acer, ASUS, Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, LG, Panasonic, Samsung, etc.

Acer Day 2010

Acer Day 2010 is an event featuring discounts of upto 80% off on Acer products. It is taking place from January 28-31 (11 am - 8 pm) at IT Mall Fortune, 3rd floor. It is purported to be a once a year warehouse sale; there will be the Aspire line, notebook PCs, LCD monitors, projectors, etc, and new products are also available, some on upto 50% discount. For more info, they have a facebook page -

January 25, 2010

Thailand Mobile Expo 2010

The 4th Thailand Mobile Expo is taking place on February 4-7 at the Sirikit NCC. The event promises some interesting offers and promos for those looking to 'upgrade' their mobiles to the latest models. All the major brands are participating in the fair, including Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, LG, HTC, and of course, the star-crossed rivals Blackberry and iPhone. For more details, visit:

Sony Happy Days

Sony Happy Days is a 3-day event on January 29-31 at the Sirikit National Convention Centre. The fair will feature a host of Sony products at special/clearance prices, including:
- Bravia LCD TV
- Home Theatre
- Cybershot digital camera
- Handycam
- Alpha SLR camera
- Digital photo frame
- VAIO notebook computer
- Sony Walkman
- PSP Playstation Portable
- Sony Ericsson

January 20, 2010

Blythe Dolls in Bangkok

If you are one of those bitten by the Blythe bug, but know not where to get those big-eyed dollies, here is a list of shop locations in Bangkok where you can get them. Do check out their interesting websites.

Q-Concept (
- Siam Paragon, 3rd Floor
- Central World, F Floor

Leo Toy (
- Tesco Lotus Pinklao, 4th Floor
- Central Chidlom, 6th Floor
- Central Ladprao, 4th Floor
- Zen Department Store, 5th Floor

Dollitahouse (
- The One Park Shopping Mall, Shop A78, (Phahonyothin Road, Jatujak)

Ichigo Heaven (
- Nawamin City Avenue, Ground Floor

January 15, 2010

Pathumwan Princess Hotel's 50% weekend discount at restaurants

Pathumwan Princess Hotel is having 'Non-Stop Happy Hour Weekends' with 50% discount on ALL Food and Beverage, on all weekends from now until the end of February 2010.
The non-stop hours refer to the continuous 56 hours over a weekend - from Friday at 5 pm until Monday at 1 am.
All kinds of food and drinks at participating outlets are offered at half price:
- All Seafood Buffet Dinner, World Cuisine Buffet (lunch and dinner) and Sunday Family Lunch at CiTi Bistro.
- All cocktails, spirits, beer and wine by the glass at Studio Bar and at Loop Lounge outdoor bar.
- All Korean Seafood Buffets (lunch and dinner) at Kayageum, the best Korean buffet restaurant in town.
- All food from A La Carte Menu (lunch and dinner) at Loop Italian Restaurant, Terrace & Bar.
- All Afternoon Tea Buffet at t@Lobby

January 13, 2010

Coach Final Sale

Coach Leatherware is having a 'Final Sale' on select handbags and accessories from today until January 17th.
Coach outlets in Bangkok are located at:
 - Central Chidlom (1st floor)
 - Siam Paragon (1st floor, Unit 1-20)
 - Emporium (1st floor)
 - Erawan Bangkok (Unit # 111)
Check out their website -

Central Baby Toy Days

From January 14 to 31, at all branches of Central, there is a sale of upto 70% off from toy brands - Fisher Price, Minibear, Chicco, Disney Toy, Toyroyal, K’s kid, Vtech, Tiny Love, Sassy, Brigth start, The First Year, Play gro, and Lamaze. Visit for more info.

January 7, 2010

Central End of Season Sale Jan 2010

Central End of Season Sale on January 7-31, 2010 at all branches of Central with the following offers:
- 30-70% off select product brands
- 20% off participating brands of Electronics
- 10-50% off counters with the sign "Central LET’S CELEBRATE 2010"

Central World Sale up to 70%

Central World Sale throughout the month of January 2010 is having upto 70% discounts at participating stores.
Some highlights are:
Aerosoles - 20% off
Geox - 20% off
Bebe - upto 70% off
ESP - End of Season Sale upto 50% off
Massimo Dutti - End of Season Sale
Ted Baker - End of Season Sale
VNC - upto 80%
Samsonite - 40-50 % off highlighted products
The Calinan - upto 30% off selected items
For more info, visit their website:

January 4, 2010

Gift Shops in Bangkok

The much-awaited (and dreaded) 2010 is already here, but it is never too late to buy a gift for friends and family! Loft, ZeenZone and BE-Trend are popular gift shop brands located at shopping malls and department stores. They have many branches scattered around the city, and abound with funky gift ideas.

Siam Discovery Center (3rd Floor)
Chamchuri Square (3rd Floor)

Central Chidlom (3rd Floor)
Central Lad Prao (4th Floor)
Central Pinklao (3rd Floor)
Central Bangna (2nd Floor)
Central Chaengwattana (3rd Floor)

Siam Paragon (3rd Floor)
Emporium (4th Floor)
The Mall Thapra
The Mall Bangkae
The Mall Ngamwongwan
The Mall Bangkapi