September 30, 2011

Thai Mobile Expo 2011

The Thai Mobile Expo 2011 is one of the most happening events right now for all those gadget geeks out there. Running from September 29 to October 2, 2011 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre (QSNCC), the fair promises a wide range of the latest in mobile phones and, of course, the undeniable tablets. Visit the official website for details, or see the list below for a sneak peek of the offerings this year. Most of the products come with freebies, mostly phone accessories.

Tablet PCs:

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3G+WiFi - 14,900/18,900 Baht
ViewSonic ViewPad 10 - 14,900 Baht
ViewSonic ViewPad 10s - 7,900 Baht
Motorola Xoom WiFi - 14,900 Baht
Motorola Xoom 3G+WiFi - 18,900 Baht
Blackberry Playbook 16,900 (16 GB), 18,900 (32 GB), 21,900 (64 GB)
Acer Iconia Tab - 13,900 (32 GB), 12,900 (16 GB)
Acer Iconia Tab 3G - 19,900 (32 GB), 17,900 (16 GB)
HTC Flyer - 21,500 Baht

Mobile Phones:

Samsung Galaxy R - 15,900
Samsung Galaxy S - 12,900
Samsung Galaxy S Plus - 14,900
Samsung Galaxy S II - 18,900
Blackberry Curve 8530 - 6,250
Blackberry Curve 3G - 8,900
Blackberry Bold 9780 - 13,900
Blackberry Bold 9900 - 19,900
Blackberry Torch 9800 - 15,900
Blackberry Torch 9850 - 17,900
HTC Wildfire S - 8,900
HTC Desire S - 15,000
HTC ChaCha - 8,900
Motorola Atrix - 17,900
Motorola Defy - 9,900

*All currencies in Thai Baht THB

IKEA in Bangkok

IKEA opens its first store in Thailand on 3 November 2011 at the Bangna-Trad Road in Samutprakarn, just outside east Bangkok, about 8.5 km from BITEC.  The 40,000 sq.m. store will be a stand-alone part of the Mega Bangna Shopping Center, and will have capacity to hold around 8,500 articles.

IKEA is a Swedish home furnishing retailer that had its humble beginnings in a small village in Sweden in the year 1943.  Over the span of decades, Ikea has grown into a popular global brandname with their stores in 25 countries, and it is widely believed to be the world's largest furniture retailer.

The chain specializes in ready-to-assemble furniture, appliances and home accessories. Their products are known for being well-designed, functional and reasonably priced. Their niche ready-to-assemble furniture or RTA is one where the furniture is sold in multiple parts in a box, and requires assembly. The packaged furniture comes with detailed DIY instructions for the buyer to follow in order to assemble it after purchase. The benefit to customers is that it brings down the cost/price of the furniture and requires no delivery service, besides being generally simple with the use of basic tools.

IKEA's popular annual catalog has become a phenomenon in itself, with an almost cult-like following, and is also the company's biggest marketing tool. Containing over 300 pages displaying 12,000 products, the glossy magazine is distributed both in stores and by mail.  Ikea's first ever catalogue in Thailand will launch on 30th September 2011 at the Hard Rock Cafe, Siam Square, where 1,000,000 IKEA 2012 catalogues will be handed out.


September 17, 2011

Index Annual Sale Promotion - September 2011

Index Living Mall is having its Index Annual Sale Promotion of up to 70% off till 29 September 2011 at all its branches.

A popular chain of furniture stores, Index Living Mall is known for their selection of high quality - classic as well as stylish - furniture, and interior decor.  Their wide variety of furniture range from the usual mundane to the unique such as Walk-in Closets or Built-in Wardrobes, Modular System Wardrobes, Daybeds, Kitchens (Compact, Built-in or Modular), Outdoor Solo Swing Chairs, and lots more.

They are also currently having a Mattress Annual Sale of upto 70% off on their bedding until October 28, 2011.

They have 17 outlet malls (standalone) and 8 showrooms (in department stores) throughout Thailand.

You can locate their Bangkok branches at the following places:

 - Central World Fl. 5
 - Central Rama 3 Fl. 4
 - Central Pinklao Fl. 4
 - MBK Fl. 5
 - Sukhumvit 63 (Ekamai)
 - Seacon Square Fl. 3
 - The Mall Bangkapi Fl. 3
 - The Mall Bangkae Fl. 3
 - Bangna-Trad Road
 - Paholyothin Road, Chatuchak
 - Phetkasem Road, Bangkae,
 - Future Park Rangsit
 - Fashion Island Ramindra Fl. 3

For more info, check out their website: