May 31, 2012

Jim Thompson Sale in June 2012

The bi-annual Jim Thompson sale is back this year, taking place during the weekend of June 1 to 3, 2012 at BITEC or Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center in Bangna.  The sale is usually held twice a year - in June and in December, and features the signature Thai silk products which Jim Thompson is famous for, besides cotton fabrics and accessories.  On promotion are a host of home decor items and furnishings, such as upholstery for furniture, drapery (curtains), cushion covers, and lots more.

This time the sale will also offer natural and fresh products from the Jim Thompson Farm, which is situated in Pak Thong Chai (Nakhon Ratchasima), and is basically a silk farm indulging in sericulture.  The Jim Thompson Farm is open to visitors only once a year during the cool season, and features mulberry plantations, orchards, nurseries, gardens of flowers, ornamental plants and organic vegetables, and also a rice field.  The giant pumpkin patch with a display of variety of shapes and sizes of numerous pumpkins is a favorite attraction at the farm.

Jim Thompson's main retail outlet in Bangkok is located at Surawong Road, and there's also one at the Jim Thompson House.  Besides, you can find their shops at several shopping malls and hotels, namely: Central World, Isetan, Siam Paragon, Emporium, Oriental Hotel, Four Seasons Hotel, Anantara Riverside Resort, The Peninsula Hotel, Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel, and Shangri-La Hotel.  Besides Bangkok, there are also shops in Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, Pattaya, Phuket and Samui. 

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May 30, 2012

Homeworks & Power Buy Super Sale

Homeworks, Power Buy and Supersports, under the Central Retail Group, are having a major clearance sale of up to 80% off from May 26th to June 4th, 2012 at the QSNCC (Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre).
On discount will be a host of over 250 brands of electronics products and home appliances, including:
 - [Zone C, 1st Floor:]  lighting and electrical stuff, tools and pumps, hardware, bedding, home decoration, kitchen appliances, bathroom fittings, furniture and houseware.
 - [Plenary Hall:]  televisions, DVD players, music systems, home appliances - refrigerators, washing machines, aircons, mobile phones, digital cameras, laptops, printers, furniture, etc.

For more details, check out:

May 28, 2012

Amarin Brand Sale in May 2012

Amarin Plaza this month features the "In Trend in Town Sale" of upto 70% off from May 23 to June 1, 2012.  Held on the 1st floor, Event Hall, the products on discount are clothing and accessories of the brands G2000, Calvin Klein, FCUK, Miss Sixty, Energie, Izzue, 5cm, Benetton, Hush Puppies, La Senza lingerie, and several more.

Amarin Plaza is a shopping mall in Ratchaprasong district, next to Erawan Hotel, easily accessible by the BTS skytrain (Chitlom station).  The plaza has five floors of shops selling clothes, jewelry, home decor, furniture, handicrafts and souvenirs.   There is also a bookshop, restaurants, and a spacious food court with a city view, which is just perfect for afternoon relaxation.

For more info, check out their Facebook page:

May 14, 2012

Air Asia Sale May 2012

AirAsia's mega sale is on again, with the following promotions:
 - Buy now Fly now - booking period from May 14-20, 2012
    All-in-fare starting at THB 790 for travel period May 21 to August 10, 2012
 - Big Sale - booking period from May 16-20, 2012
    Fares start from THB 0++ for travel period next year Jan 4 to May 22, 2013

The Buy Now Fly Now discounted one-way All-in-fare from Bangkok to various destinations are as follows:


Bangkok to:
- Nakhon Phanom, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani at THB 790
- Chiang Mai, Hat Yai, Surat Thani, Trang at THB 990
- Narathiwat at THB 1,090


Cambodia: Phnom Penh - THB 1,790
China: Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, Shenzhen - THB 2,790
India: Kolkata, Chennai - THB 2,590
Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur - THB 1,990, Penang - THB 2,190
Myanmar: Yangon - THB 1,590
Sri Lanka: Colombo - THB 1,990
Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City - THB 1,790, Hanoi - THB 1,990

Besides these, there are also some flights from other Thai cities with promotional fares.
Some of the attached conditions are: the tickets are non-refundable, changes to flights and dates are permitted subject to change fees, but changes to name are not permitted.
Tickets are only available for online bookings at

The Big Sale "Free Seats" promotional fares are for travel period during next year, January 4 to May 22, 2013.

The offer is valid on the following flights from Bangkok, besides several others from other Thai cities.  Listed below are one-way all-in-fares for flights starting from Bangkok:

Bangkok to:
- Chiang Rai, Nakhon Phanom, Trang, Ubon Ratchathani, and Udon Thani at THB 107
- Chiang Mai, Hat Yai, Krabi, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat, Phuket, and Surat Thani at THB 300


Cambodia: Phnom Penh - THB 860
China: Hong Kong - THB 2,000, Macau - THB 1,400, Shenzhen - THB 1,600, Guangzhou - THB 1,700, Chongqing - THB 2,000
India: Kolkata - THB 1,800, Chennai - THB 2,000
Indonesia: Medan - THB 1,700, Bali - THB 1,900, Jakarta - THB 2,000, Surabaya - THB 2,000
Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur - THB 1,200, Penang - THB 1,500
Myanmar: Yangon - THB 1,000
Singapore: THB 1,400
Sri Lanka: Colombo - THB 1,500
Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City - THB 1,000, Hanoi - THB 1,200

Besides the above, there are also connecting flights from Bangkok via Kuala Lumpur to international destinations in Australia, Japan, and South Korea.

May 6, 2012

AIIZ sale

As a typical female office worker, one of the most pressing dilemmas facing us is what to wear to work.   When it comes to office wear, there just seems to be no shop or store out there that have any clue as to what working women actually want to wear.  But one brand that does come close is AIIZ, which offers a wide variety of clothing styles, be it formal, semi-formal or casual.

AIIDress, a brand of AIIZ that specializes in, you guessed it right, dresses, is having an end of season sale of upto 50% off at all branches from April 24 to May 24, 2012.  You can find their outlets and counters at Paragon, Robinson, Emporium, Zen and The Mall.

As a background, AIIZ is a popular clothing brand of the Reno Group which was founded in 1992.  It has today become a leading fashion retailer with over 400 stores and outlets across Thailand; and it besides, it also exports to several countries in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

While AIIZ brand is a young casual brand targeting teenagers, "AIIZ Career" aims for the working ladies, and there is also the "AIIZ XII" brand for children's clothing.

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May 1, 2012


Megabangna is the latest addition to Bangkok's ever-expanding collection of shopping malls.  Opening in May 2012, Mega Bangna is a "mega mall" - purported to be the first low-rise super regional mall in Southeast Asia.  With everything under one roof, the main anchor tenants of the mall are: Robinson Department Store, Big C Extra, HomePro, Mega Cineplex and IKEA store - yes, IKEA is also part of this gigantic complex.   It is located in the suburbs of east Bangkok, technically in the neighbouring province of Samut Prakarn, on the Bangna-Trad highway Km 8.

The Mall has only 2 levels and is divided into 9 zones: Mega Food, Mega Fashion, Mega Kids, Mega Tech, Mega Home, Mega Wellness, Mega Sports, Mega Banking and Mega Lifestyle.  There are over 300 retailers in the realm of fashion boutiques, children's stores, home decor, IT & electronics, sports equipment, beauty & wellness.  Besides, there are over 100 cafes and restaurants!  As it is a huge shopping mall, you might want to leave any ideas about covering the entire complex in one day.  IKEA is a very large place in itself and deserves a whole day to do it justice.  The best way to get there, if you don't have your own transportation, is to get on the BTS skytrain and get off at Udomsuk station, where there is free shuttle bus service to the mega mall.

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