Day 2 marked the beginning of shopping adventures!
Our first stop was Platinum Fashion Mall, a six-storey structure (only found out about this a day after we got back, I wonder what we missed), home to just about anything you want to have. It’s a more organized version of 168 Mall in Divisoria. The mall had just opened when we stepped inside, so there was less people going around and looking at stuff. The prices were incredibly cheap! Most of the tops are priced at 200 baht (around PHP 300) but if you purchase two or three pieces from the same store, you get a staggering discount that can go for as low as 170 (PHP 250) baht per piece The only downside I could think of about shopping there (in general) is that most shops do not allow prospective buyers from trying their garments. Miraculously, all the clothes I bought in Thailand fit me well and most of the styles they carry are “my style”: the asymmetrical hems, unique sleeves and collars, and edgy cuts! This mall is now my favorite mall (not based on frequency of visit of course, but who knows?).
Arguably one of the best things about being in another country is the gastronomical experience. One of the things I always do whenever I am out of the country is to try a fastfood place that Manila also has because they have meals on the menu that aren’t available in MNL. We walked all the way from Platinum Fashion Mall to Central World for lunch. Since my cousin wanted chicken, we settled for KFC. Now, I barely understood a thing from their menu but thank goodness for images, I decided to let myself believe in what I see and chose the meal that looked appetizing. It turned out to be Roasted Wing Herbs and it is very delicious!
Central World is pretty upscale, a cross between Gateway Mall and Shangri-La Plaza Mall here in the Philippines. Check out the pictures:
It’s connected to yet another mall, Siam Paragon which I think is more high-end, all the major designer brands are there. It was in Siam when I finally tasted authentic Thai food… Tom Yum Goong Noodle Soup explodes with flavor!
Sadly, I wasn’t able to finish my Thai meal. My tongue could no longer stand the spice and sour party going on. I guess my tastebuds aren’t used to that combination.
We passed by a McDonald’s too, doing the wai which is a Thai greeting.
With all the shopping malls we went to that day, I conclude that Bangkok is a city males would not like unless they enjoy shopping mainly for apparel.