May 20, 2019

H&M stores in Bangkok

Offering the best in latest fashion trends for clothing, shoes, bags and accessories, at affordable prices, H&M is a favorite for fashionistas. 

There are 18 H&M shops in Bangkok, at the following shopping malls:

  • Central World
  • Siam Paragon
  • Terminal 21
  • EM Quartier
  • Icon Siam
  • Grand Rama 9
  • Show DC
  • Fashion Island
  • The Mall Bangkapi
  • The Mall Bangkhae
  • Future Park Rangsit
  • Central Plaza Bangna
  • Central Plaza Chaengwattana
  • Central Plaza West Gate
  • The Crystal Mall
  • Gateway Bang Sue
  • Paradise Park
  • Mega Bangna

April 21, 2019

Uniqlo shops in Bangkok

Uniqlo, the Japanese casual wear brand, has been growing in popularity all over the globe. It has been in Thailand for several years now, with 31 branches in Bangkok and more stores in other provinces.

Among its casual clothing, the retailer is known for its comfortable jeans and the AIRISM comfort technology innerwear line ideal for hot summers. 

Besides, the brand's signature HEATECH warming innerwear and duvet jackets are indispensable for Thai travelers vacationing in cold climes.

Their collections are also available for online purchase on their website:

Uniqlo branches in Bangkok:

  • UNIQLO Siam Paragon Store
  • UNIQLO CentralWorld Store
  • UNIQLO Central Embassy
  • UNIQLO Emquartier Store
  • UNIQLO Rama 4
  • UNIQLO Megabangna Store
  • UNIQLO Phatthanakan
  • UNIQLO CentralPlaza Grand Rama 9 Store
  • UNIQLO CentralPlaza Bangna Store
  • UNIQLO CentralPlaza Chaengwattana Store
  • UNIQLO CentralPlaza Lardprao Store
  • UNIQLO CentralPlaza Mahachai
  • UNIQLO CentralPlaza Pinklao Store
  • UNIQLO CentralPlaza Rama 2 Store
  • UNIQLO CentralPlaza Rama 3 Store
  • UNIQLO CentralPlaza Salaya Store
  • UNIQLO CentralPlaza WestGate Store
  • UNIQLO CentralFestival EastVille Store
  • UNIQLO Fashion Island Store
  • UNIQLO Gateway at Bangsue
  • UNIQLO Lasalle's Avenue
  • UNIQLO RoadSide Boonthavorn Pinklao
  • UNIQLO RoadSide Index Living Mall Chaiyaphruek
  • UNIQLO Robinson Srisaman Store
  • UNIQLO Seacon Bangkae
  • UNIQLO Seacon Square Srinakarin Store
  • UNIQLO The Mall Bangkae Store
  • UNIQLO The Mall Bangkapi Store
  • UNIQLO The Mall Ngamwongwan Store
  • UNIQLO Zpell @ Future Park Store

February 1, 2019

Valentine's Day Dinners in Bangkok (2019)

Here is a selection of Valentine's Day dinners at top hotels on 14-Feb-2019 for you to spend a romantic evening with your beloved.

Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort
Trader Vic's - Seafood Buffet Dinner & Bubbles: THB 7,999++ per couple
Manohra Dining Cruise - THB 8,999++ per couple
Brio - 5-course Italian dinner: THB 4,999++ per couple
Riverside Terrace - Seafood Buffet: THB 4,999++ per couple
Benihana Riverside - THB 5,800++ per set for 2 persons

Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel
Dining by Design – 6 course dinner: THB 14,000++ per couple
Biscotti – Italian 4 course dinner: THB 4,490++ per couple
Madison – Steak & Seafood 5 course dinner: THB 5,500++ per couple
Shintaro - Japanese 5 course dinner: THB 5,500++ per couple

Bangkok Hotel Lotus Sukhumvit
Coco’s Cafe - Valentine dinner: THB 1,300 net per couple

Continent Hotel Bangkok
Medinii - THB 4,599 net per couple
H2O - THB 4,999 net per couple
Bangkok Heightz - THB 4,999 net per couple

RR&B - 3-course set dinner: THB 8,000++ per couple
Atrium - Dinner Buffet: THB 3,500 per couple

Marriott Marquis Bangkok Queen's Park
Goji Kitchen & Bar - International Buffet: THB 2,352++ per person
Akira Back - 6-course dinner: THB 3,500++ per person
Lobby Lounge - Valentine’s Afternoon Tea Set: THB 999++ for 2 persons
ABar Rooftop - drinks & appetizers: THB 9,500++ per couple

Medici - 5-course Italian dinner set: THB 4,400++ per couple
Babette’s The Steakhouse - Seafood Platter or Tomahawk Set: THB 5,000++ per couple
The Speakeasy - Platter set: THB 3,200++ per couple

No. 43 Italian Bistro
Italian set dinner: Baht 980++ per person

Novotel Bangkok Fenix Silom
The Square - Dinner buffet: THB 2,499 net per couple

Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit
The Square - Dinner buffet: Baht 3,800++ per couple
Sky Lounge - 6 course Dinner: Baht 6,000 net per couple

Okura Prestige @ Park Ventures Ecoplex
Up & Above - Buffet Dinner: Baht 2,500 per person
Elements - 6-course set dinner: Baht 4,900 per person

The Pool - 5-course western set dinner: THB 7,900++ per couple
The Lobby - 5-course western set dinner: THB 6,000 / 7,900++ per couple
Thiptara - Thai tasting menu: THB 18,999++ per couple
River Cafe & Terrace - Seafood Buffet Dinner: THB 5,600++ / 7,500++ per couple
Romantic Afternoon Tea: THB 1,400++ / 3,300++ a set per couple

Plaza Athenee Bangkok
The Reflexions - Set dinner: THB 7,600++ per Couple

Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit
Atelier - Dinner Buffet: THB 1,699++ per person
Tapas Vino: THB 3,900++ per couple

Pullman Bangkok King Power
Cuisine Unplugged - Dinner Buffet: THB 1,999 net per person
Tenshino - Japanese set menu: THB 1,999 net per person
The Junction - Valentine Afternoon Tea set: THB 499 net

Shangri-La Hotel
NEXT2 Café - Buffet Dinner: THB 3,200 net per person
Salathip - Thai set dinner: THB 3,200 net per person
Horizon Cruise - International buffet: THB 3,200 net per person

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit
Rossini – Italian 5-course dinner: THB 8,400++ per couple
The Sala – 5 course set Dinner under the Stars: THB 3,800++ per couple
Dine in the Dark: THB 3,800++ per couple

Siam Kempinski Hotel
Brasserie Europa - Buffet Dinner: THB 1,800++
Niche - 4 course set dinner: THB 4,500++ per couple
Sra Bua - 8 course set dinner: THB 12,999++ per couple

St. Regis
Viu - Epic Valentine buffet: THB 2,300++ per person
Jojo - 5 course set dinner menu: THB 7,500++ per couple
Exclusive Poolside Romance - 6-course dinner: THB 15,000 per couple
Afternoon tea set: THB 1,500++ per couple

La Scala - Set dinner: THB 2,900++ per person
Colonnade - Buffet dinner: THB 2,200++ per person
Lobby Salon - Chocolate buffet: THB 990++ per person

Disclaimer: Please check with restaurants for precise rates and further details.

January 6, 2019

Top 10 Shopping Malls and Markets in Bangkok

Travel experience as well as local lifestyle in Bangkok is incomplete without soaking in the ambiance of the vibrant shopping malls.  Social media culture reveals shoppers' preferences of malls in the form of reviews, check-ins, hashtags and 'likes' on websites or apps such as TripAdvisor, Foursquare, Instagram, Facebook, etc.

Aggregated from information available on these sites is the following list of the most popular shopping malls in Bangkok as at the end of 2018:
  1. Siam Paragon
  2. Central World (including ZEN and Isetan)
  3. Terminal 21
  4. EmQuartier & Emporium
  6. MBK
  7. Central Chidlom
  8. Platinum Fashion Mall
  9. Siam Center
  10. Siam Discovery

The top 5 shopping markets in Bangkok, in order of popularity in 2018, are:

  1. Chatuchak Weekend Market
  2. Train Night Market Ratchada (Talad Rot Fai Ratchada)
  3. Asiatique The Riverfront
  4. Train Night Market Srinakarin (Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin)
  5. Pratunam Market

What do you think of these lists? Do you agree? Are any of your favorite malls or markets missing?

Vote for your favourite Bangkok shopping market and shopping mall here:  Survey