How to Barter like a true Bangkokian

  • Posted on: September 14th, 2016

ChatuchakBartering might just seem like something fun you do on a trip to a Bangkok market, as an easy way to interact with the locals and feel like you’re engaging in everyday Thai life, but it’s actually an important part of Thai culture, and something you should do with pride and precision! How to Barter like a true Bangkokian

Bangkok’s Best Outlet Malls

  • Posted on: July 14th, 2015

outlet mall BAngkokYou don’t have to be counting your last pennies from the jar to appreciate a good bargain, and bartering and bargain hunting are an essential part to a complete Bangkok experience. While most tourists passing through Bangkok will have toured some of the city’s famous markets, many miss out on the wonderful outlet malls. Bangkok’s Best Outlet Malls

JJ Green Market

  • Posted on: June 3rd, 2015

Jutujak Green MarketOne of the most interesting and fun marketplaces of Bangkok, the JJ Green Market is where Bangkok’s hipsters and bohemian crowd head for their shopping treats. Set by the mammoth Chatuchak Weekend Market, the JJ Green Market is the more cooler and chilled alternative to hectic scenes of its big brother. JJ Green Market

A guide to Thai Gold

  • Posted on: November 23rd, 2014

Thai Gold 3Thai’s seem to have a fascination with gold, with many Thai people preferring to invest their savings in gold rather than using banks or savings funds. There are gold shops on almost every commercial street in town and it’s not difficult to also develop a curiosity and interest. A guide to Thai Gold

Recommended Bangkok Tailors

  • Posted on: September 24th, 2014

bangkok tailor 2Following on from our guide to getting a tailored suit in Bangkok I thought it would be worth mentioning some of our recommended tailors in the city.

These are by no means the cheapest tailors in the city, but as mentioned in the other article, the cheap option is by no means the best. Despite their higher price, for the quality of materials and tailoring you’ll still find great value-for-money and superior quality at the following Bangkok tailors. Recommended Bangkok Tailors

Buying a bespoke suit in Bangkok

  • Posted on: September 4th, 2014

Bangkok has built up a glowing reputation for its value-for-money tailoring. Thanks to wide availability of cheap priced, high quality materials, and a large population of skilled local Indian/Thai tailors, in Bangkok you can design and create your own bespoke suit for a fraction of what you would pay back in the West. Buying a bespoke suit in Bangkok

Best Shopping in Chidlom

  • Posted on: April 1st, 2014

Malls of ChidlomChidlom is at the heart of Bangkok’s commercial district and home to some of the city’s most impressive hotels, office towers, and condominiums, and even more notably, a huge number of mammoth mega malls surrounding you from almost every direction you look. Best Shopping in Chidlom

How to barter like a pro

  • Posted on: October 11th, 2013

barteringFirstly, bartering isn’t about being cheap or saving money, it’s all part of the Bangkok shopping experience. If done correctly it can be fun and a great way to interact with local Thais, leaving you feeling a bit more of a Bangkokian. How to barter like a pro

Best Bangkok Markets

  • Posted on: September 30th, 2013

Bangkok MarketsWhile Bangkok is quickly becoming one of the shopping capitals of Asia, it’s not solely down to the wealth of mega malls and shopping precincts that now dot the city’s skyline. The true heart and soul of Bangkok shopping has to be its many amazing markets, some of which have been around for a number of decades. OK, they may be hot, humid and sticky, and yes, some are so big and chaotic you can easily end up getting lost in them, but if you only visit the malls and avoid the markets then you are really missing out some amazing shopping experiences.

Best Bangkok Markets

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