Vacay in BKK, Thailand: Part Two

Waking up in Bangkok was like waking up in the heart of Manila until you get to read the street signs and hear the Thais speak.

View outside Indra Regent Hotel

View outside our hotel

Day 2 marked the beginning of shopping adventures!

The Platinum Fashion Mall

The Platinum Fashion Mall

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!

KFC menu in Thailand

KFC menu in Thailand

KFC Roasted Wing Herbs

KFC Roasted Wing Herbs

Central World is pretty upscale, a cross between Gateway Mall and Shangri-La Plaza Mall here in the Philippines. Check out the pictures:

Central World

Central World

Central World

Christmas is here!

Central World

Santa ala Matryoshka

Central World

Art pieces scattered in the mall

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!

Tom Yum Goong Noodle Soup at Siam Paragon Food Court

Tom Yum Goong Noodle Soup at Siam Paragon Food Court

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.

Thai Ronald McDonald

Thai Ronald McDonald

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.

Check out part one, three and four of the Vacay in BKK, Thailand blog series.

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