Shopping Malls

by FieryTree on April 6, 2013 · 5 comments

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Today’s post brought to you by the letter “M” for mall.

On this day, I was toured through SIX different malls, which sounds really impressive until I confess that three were right next to each other. They were all multi-level and some truly impressive though. They included: Siam Discover, Siam Center, Siam Paragon, Central World, Amarin Shopping Center and Union Mall.

For as much as markets, like Chatuchak – a weekend market with just about everything – is popular, there are these AMAZING malls, that are always packed. My friend suggested this is because, Bangkok is so hot, people go there to escape the heat.

The malls are interesting to me because there are so many floors, with a consistency to what is on each level. Stationary/Office Supplies on the bottom, various clothing items (by gender or age), restaurants, then movies on top. I’m big into pens and pencils so the various fashions in between that and the movies is a bit lost on me. Mall may also specialize in certain items, for instance, we were on a quest for a yoga mat, so we went to Amarin Shopping Center (because they have a lot of sports equipment). Want a Japanese market or food, then Central World is the place to go. Central World also has a wonderful library (and so on).

The Siam Center mall had the most creative displays to date though. I could have photographed every window but then my friend would have probably abandoned me and there were more malls to see. With the skytrain and a bit of foot power they are all easily accessible though.

For me, they are beautiful malls, but I love the theory of a bargain, so JJ may get most of my shopping dollars. And oh yeah, I’m a minimalist-sort of, so even if I don’t make purchases, the various stalls are too much fun to look through. Love the chaos of the tight hallways and millions of different items within reach.

Care to shop?

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1 beth bailey April 6, 2013 at 8:37 pm

That looked incredible. I love the fact they are making the shopping experience just that ___not overload of media messages piercing your brain

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2 FieryTree April 7, 2013 at 3:54 am

Oh there is still at TON of media overload too but they are just neat. I think most malls have at least 5 floors. Tones of American shops and then lots of fine shopping, especially in the Paragon mall, they had a line outside of Louis Vuitton store.

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3 Karen April 7, 2013 at 8:27 pm

You are letting me see how another part of our planet lives and it sounds so fascinating. I can see why you love it there so much. So much to see and do!!!
I saw your parents in church this morning. They just returned from their trip. Your mom said that they ate their way through San Antonio. They also mentioned how much you are enjoying the culture over there.

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4 FieryTree April 8, 2013 at 2:02 am

Glad you are enjoying the pictures and saw my parents! Nice to hear from you!

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