This is going to be the last part about my Bangkok trip last Christmas.
I went there to shop for some new CNY togs and thanks to Li Ling, who showed me some cool places with really good bargains, I got more than what I had hoped for.
So the following are the few shopping places we went to in Bangkok and what I loved in each of these places.
(Note: 10baht is approximately RM1.00)
1) Platinum Wholesale Shopping Mall
-a mascot we saw promoting magazines-
-one of my favourite buys is this dress for only 130baht (wholesale price)-
-I saw these belts online selling for RM25++ and I got them for 150baht each-
-online boutique selling exact same ones for RM26-
-I also bought this edgy cotton LBD for 16obaht-
First Hotel was situated around the Pratunam area. A short walk away leads us to this road lined with many wholesale shops. I tell you, I was like a little child in a candy store here. Everything was so so cheap and I wish I could buy everything if it isn't because I had a budget to stick to.
Bags and shoes are also pretty cheap here. Love love the T-shirts. Shorts are also cheap but because I have a big butt and cannot try (because they are by the roadside) so dare not buy. If you are XS, S or M, then it is practically shopping haven for you.
-the roads are pretty narrow and crowded with lots of people-
-everyone went crazy for the huge stack of printed cardis (50baht!) and various tank tops of all colours (30baht)-
-I bought this butterfly-printed one, which I later saw in Times Square selling for RM10-
-I also love Bangkok cute T-shirts. Only 50baht each. WaiYin bought so many to last her whole year-
-my favourite shops were selling these candy-coloured tops and dresses. I picked 3 of these for the wholesale price of 100baht each-
-I saw my yellow dress online selling for RM27 and RM30 respectively but Times Sq is only selling for RM20-
3) Siam Paragon Shopping Complex
-our first time embarking Bangkok's own version of our M'sia's LRT-
-we passed by Victory Monument-
-we had to count the stops because we couldn't understand the language-
-decked out in gigantuos Christmas decor outside-
-need to go through scanner just to go in-
4) MBK Center Shopping Mall
A short walk from Siam Paragon brings us to MBK Center, another shopping mall which kind of reminds me of Sungei Wang Plaza. It was here I saw my Big Bang original cds selling for only 230baht. A few months ago, I was looking for those very same cds. After going to several music stores, I gave up and downloaded the whole album.
Because we were really tired and carrying loads of plastic bags of clothes, we didn't walk much but there is one shop in particular, I think is a great bargain shop - all bags for only 199baht. I saw same exact one in Chatuchak for 250baht. So had to get it and Li Ling bought one as well.
Just outside Baiyoke Sky is this whole area that have wholesale stalls operating in the morning and at night. Here, you can get even better bargains. But these stalls are only there for a few hours, until about 10.30am before they start closing. Only thing is, it is also very crowded so very difficult to get a good look at the clothes.
It is here I have the biggest regret. Saw this really pretty satin dress for really cheap price but WY and I decided to called Li Ling and Pearl, who are eating breakfast in hotel. When 4 of us returned to the market, it had already started packing.
-this stall selling so so so many pretty skirts for only 90baht each. Li Ling bought dozens-
-my best bargain, thanks to Li Ling. Only 65baht for this houndstooth trenchcoat. She saw it first but because it was too big for her, she told me about it-
Coming to Bangkok, you must take a visit to the famous Chatuchak market. Even if one do not want to shop, it is great to come here and take a look.
-aboard the tuk-tuk that brings us to Chatuchak-
-a map of humongous Chatuchak-
-also very much crowded, although mostly by tourists-
-these are taken inside the market-
-after a hot day, we hydrate up with some yummy ice-cream-
-some of the stuff I bought-
-other stuff I bought-
Finally I finished this post. ALL other posts will have to wait now as I will be busy in coming weeks.