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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Day 3: Bangkok shopping

Siam Square has a lot of small shops that offer unique accessories and clothes. There is a shop with jeans bags accesorised with beads which is quite a fresh alternative compared to MBK. The retail concept is more like the Bugis Village or Heeren kind.

Opposite to Siam Square is the Siam Paragon where everything here spells "luxury". It is the newest shopping mall in Bangkok and has just been opened for a month. All the designers label can be found here, even those that are not found in Singapore like Jimmy Choo, Chloe, etc. You can also visit the showrooms of Lamborghini and Maserati. The mall also offers cinemas, convention center, opera theatre and Ocean World.

Siam Paragon

Ocean World

We had our lunch there. The interior design of the food hall is quite cool. High ceiling and big aquariums decorated the hall so that you can enjoy your meal while watching the fish swimming. Even the plates and bowls are not spared, they have some designer touch. All the payments are done with a top-up card bought at the counter.

Other than the food court, they also have the small counters selling snacks, cookies, cakes, etc. Believe me, they all looked so good, especially the cakes. They were very pretty, like those you could find at the upscale cake shop. After browsing around, I tried the sticky rice + mango (SGD 3). The mango was very very nice, I'm not sure whether it was from Thailand itself.

Then there is a supermarket called Gourmet Market. It looked very classy, our Jason's supermarket lost in comparison.

I declare it as the most luxurious shopping mall. Highly recommended.

But anyway, for all my shopping I went back to MBK hehehe... Over there, I bought a few boxes of Acuvue contact lens which was about SGD 10 cheaper per box than in Singapore. I also bought some roseapples (red jambu) from supermarket, which was half the price. They were really sweet.

We went back to Zen again for dinner. This time I had a Saba set meal. The fish fillet was quite big compared to Sakae Sushi portion here, and it only cost SGD 6! What a deal... I really love Bangkok :D

MBK Center

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