Monday, October 28, 2013

BFF trip to Bangkok 2013: Shopping, giveaway and the end

Yep, this is the last post of my Bangkok travelogue. Very fast isn't it? Cause I was there for just 4D3N =)

So this is the main thing to blog about this trip, shopping!! Everyone knows Bangkok is a shopping paradise, for the ladies especially. And this has become the main purpose of our BFF trip this time. 

There're a few main shopping points in the city of Bangkok and I think we had most of them covered.


1. Pratunam market
Just a 5 minutes walk from the hotel we stayed, quite a large area with lots of shops and stalls. Selling mainly ladies fashion and some food. I personally like this place as there're lots of choices! And of course, price is crazily cheap!




2. Platinum fashion mall
About 10 minutes walk from Pratunam market, alternatively you may take the skytrain(BTS) and get down at Siam station. We had been here twice during the trip, cause we both feel that it's a nice shopping place with lots of varieties! They caters wholesale clothes so in order to get wholesale price, one has to buy a minimum of 2 pieces. It's definitely more worth to buy 2 or more cause the individual price and the wholesale price can be very much different!
Opens daily from 9am-8pm (starting to close around 7pm).



3. Siam Square
The place is quite big with a few streets (called Soi in Thai), and is packed with fashion boutiques, accessories shops, cafes and restaurants. The easiest way is to take the BTS to Siam station. 


4. Siam Center
Just around Siam Square too. But this is a more classy shopping mall hence my friend and I din't shop for long inside. We opted for something cheaper outside, haha xD



5. Siam Paragon
Just next to Siam Center. Also another classy shopping mall, with lots of international designer brands. Not for us as well, just walked about 10 minutes inside and then we left :p 




6. MBK mall
Medium-classed mall I'd say, something like Sg Wang Plaza in KL. However I find their fashion not to my liking, but we did shopped in their departmental store, Tokyu. 
It's easy to get there, just use the connected walkway bridge which connects Siam Square and Siam Paragon.




7. Terminal 21
A newer shopping mall in Bangkok, with free wifi (just register at the counter), special for its themed floors. There're about 8 world cities in this mall, such as Paris, London, Istanbul, Tokyo and San Francisco. Things are slightly expensive here, but the quality is somewhat better. 
Get there by taking BTS to Asoke station.




Even the toilets are themed! 

Their skytrain (BTS) is very convenient, and information and guidelines are very user friendly too!


8. Asiatique riverfront
It was raining most of the times during the trip, I was so worried that we couldn't visit this place! Thank God we managed to drop by this place during the last night.
This is a shopping and lifestyle complex just next to Chao Phraya river. Clothes selling here is slightly expensive, and they looks much more classy too. There're lots of eateries here as well.
How to get there: Take BTS to Saphan Taksin station, then take the Asiatique free shuttle boats which runs til 11pm daily. 
But the queue of the shuttle boat is usually long, so we paid 20 Baht per person to take the express boat, which surely saved us some times.







The big ferris wheel is the attraction here, but we din't take the ride due to time constraint



9. Chatuchak weekend market
As the name suggest, it operates only on the weekend. This is a must-go if you're visiting Bangkok. The market is HUGE with thousands of stalls, and it has divided into many sectors which sell different items like clothes, souvenirs, food, antiques, accessories, handcrafts and etc.
The crowd is big here as well, and it's very hot too! 
We came here on the last day before heading to the airport, and managed to sapu quite a lot of stuff, haha xD

No wonder Bangkok is so famous among the tourists cause shopping in Bangkok is really fun!! Most of them are really cheap, but we can't try on the clothes though, so have to buy base on 'our eyes'. 
My luggage weighs 9kg when leaving Malaysia and came back around 20kg (actually should have buy more cause I bought 30kg luggage weight with Air Asia, LOL!)

I know I may sound jakun but this shopping trip is indeed the most satisfying one compared to the rest of my oversea trips. In Bangkok I can shop without thinking/converting the price! Haha xD
But once is surely not enough, I tell myself I MUST go back there some day ^_*

(Anyone wanna see fashion post? :p)

Children clothes are plenty and cheap too!

And NaRaYa is sure a must-buy there



So I have 2 small gifts to giveaway this time. Same old rules, opens to all Malaysian and Singaporean. 
To participate please comment with the tagline 'I love Bangkok!', together with your name, and tell me what you like about my blog.

Giveaway ends 30th October 10pm.
Thanks for reading and good luck!!

Relevant travelogue:

104 comments:

  1. I am first! I love Bangkok!

    What I love about your blog, ummmm, let me think......ah because got cute Aden photos to see and can read about Hayley mummy trips to overseas because she always go travelling.

    Hope I can win the gift.

    Cheerio!

    Have a good week ahead everyone!

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  2. The kids clothings look so colourful and cute!

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  3. I hope the quality has improved. Went Bangkok/Pattay/Haadyai many many years ago - nice shopping, everything looked great...but did not last one washing in the machine. :(

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    1. Well, to me, can't complain much la, cause it's really cheap!

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  4. Morning Hayley.

    I love Bangkok although I havent been there yet but I love what I seen in your posts. A shopping and food haven.

    Enjoyed reading all your travelogue. Keep it up, girl. And I also love seeing Aden's photos in your blog.

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    1. Well you have to make a trip there! ;)

      Thanks for the support!

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  5. I love Bangkok!
    I want to go there once again.. the other time I went, I finished up all my bahts in just two days! hahahaa... This time I better change enough to last... yes, the clothing there is very cheap... my girl bought so many that our suitcase nearly over exceeded the weight!
    What I like about your blog is that you always sound very jovial.. I can see a very happy family there... loving husband and an adorable baby! :)

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    1. Haha I can relate to that! Buy buy and buy right? Til pk already xD But money changers are a plenty there la!

      Wow, thanks for the compliment!

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  6. I love Bangkok!

    What i like about your blog is about the sharing of your life like traveling, Aden, etc...

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  7. Just try my luck, got prize or no prize, i will still come and visit your blog... :)

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  8. 我要看花生秀!!

    'I love Bangkok!'
    ivywongleelin@hotmail.com

    我喜欢你的游记,有漂亮妈咪看,还有可爱的Aden!!

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    1. 哈哈!谢谢捧场!

      花生秀嘛,好吧,我尽量!;))

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  9. Oh Chatuchak my favourite shopping place. Wah you bought lots of clothing leh.

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  10. yapi!!! ~ 'I love Bangkok!' ~

    我好钟意你所介绍的旅游的景点,交通,购物广场,多数游客会去的名胜地。
    给你一个赞!I also like you take the photo, due to the photo have attach with the shopping mall signboard name so easy to know.
    chiewmeiwong@hotmail.com

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    1. Haha, thanks there! Good luck to you~

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  11. 天啊~~~我想念bKK了!我要去扫货!!!!!!
    我那时也买了很多很多,到现在还很回味那种买东西不需要多想的感觉!!
    'I love Bangkok!'
    scyee0402@yahoo.com

    我喜欢你写游记,特别是欧洲那些地方!

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    1. ‘买东西不需要多想的感觉’,有痛感!!

      呵呵,谢谢支持!

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  12. 'I love Bangkok!'
    我爱曼谷美食,曼谷的商场,曼谷的热太阳(骗人的)

    我喜欢你的游记。。你宝贝的成长记录。。

    ericanne1979@hotmail.com

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    1. 我也很爱曼谷啊!好想再去一次!

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  13. yeah, lots of shopping to do in BKK, i think it's another shopping paradise in Asia - probably better than KL?? hehehe, maybe i'm already bored with KL shopping~~ :D

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    1. wow, so many (new) places i have not been lah, my last visit to BKK was in 2007 that was 6 years ago.. i think i've been to Chatuchak, Siam Paragon and MBK from the list you blogged about only.. the Terminal 21 and Asiatique are kind of interesting to me woh.. but maybe just go see see look look lah, i still prefer to buy some cheaper things we cannot find in KL if i go to BKK lah.. :p

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    2. wow, you very geng!! really bought a lot of things this round, from 9kg to 20kg!! hahaha, one bag go two bags back huh?? so happy for you.. and you are showing us everything you got?? including that two bra?? haha~~ errrr, so BIG meh?? muahahahaha!! :p

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    3. this is a very informative post lah, i like it!! besides being a travelogue it also reads like some review or "lonely planet" kind of thing introducing shopping in BKK.. cool! :)

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    4. SK, Bangkok is truly a shopping paradise! Yea, definitely better than KL!

      I know, I've read your Bangkok blog! Keke~ Yes, Terminal 21 and Asiatique are new.

      Haha, no la, same, still one luggage only :P
      Yea, that 2 bras too, haha, what's so funny about it?

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  14. ' I love Bangkok! '
    hi =) i enjoy reading your blog because i love the way u writing ~ simple and make people interested to continue reading it ^^
    Hope you having a nice day =D

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  15. I love Bangkok!
    ... and i am [SK] (errr, this is how you want it when you say together with our name??)

    hehehehe, not really intended to win anything but just want to give you support lah.. what i like about your blog?? i think i would say your blog is nice to read and also you are one generous blogger to share almost everything with your reader, you are not shy and do not hide - everything from what you see down to your very personal thing.. always a giveaway following your trips and ah, i love Aden!! :p

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    1. Haha, either way, as long as I see the name la!

      Hmm, thanks for the compliment and support! But I also support your blog kao kao la! ;)

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  16. I love Bangkok.
    Actually, I went there last month and I want to go back there again. Things there are so much cheaper than Malaysia, it is a heaven for us who like to shop.
    Your blog is very informative and interesting. It makes me realize that I still have so many places can visit.
    Thank you.

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    1. Definitely! So much cheaper!!

      Haha, thanks for the support anyway~

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  17. I wnna see fashion post! hahahaha

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  18. I love Bangkok and plan to bring the kids there. Will use yr blog when i do

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  19. argh!这么快写完啊!!! 我四天三夜可以写很久哈哈哈哈哈哈哈哈哈哈!xD
    ok啦,这篇很好用,以后有机会去曼谷一定来记下全部血拼地点哈哈哈!ngam我xD
    基本上看过很多人包括你的曼谷游记,Terminal21 还有Asiatique最吸引我了^^ 还好你还有机会去到Asiatique,要不然就遗憾啊,那里很美!
    血拼应该还是Chaktuchak吧!

    我要看fashion show!!!快!最好那个bikini 也一起fashion show xD

    i love Bangkok哈哈哈!我要参加!
    喜欢你的部落因为你写的咯哈哈哈哈哈! xD

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    1. 哈哈我知道!你肯定可以写很久!我就不想拖太久。

      对,Asiatique那边的确很不错!

      哈哈,bikini也一起?你就想!xD

      LOL,好吧!我接受这个理由~

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  20. I love Bangkok!

    我喜欢看你的blog,是因为可以用这种趣味的方式来学习英文,你是我第一个有跟踪看的英文blog来的~~~ by Sherlin

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  21. gosh....really shop till you drop :)

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    1. I love Bangkok but if i go there sure pokai come back :p

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  22. Bangkok is a shopping heaven!
    I love Bangkok!
    I like you blog about travel and your cute son, Aden :)

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  23. I love your posts about Bangkok! It is so detailed and informative for me. I think I have been to Thailand no less than 100 times since I was born but only less than 20 times to Bangkok to visit mother's relatives and friends. Honestly, I have not visited most of the shopping places you went as I always went to Chatujak Market and Central World so often. Shame on me!

    I LOVE BANGKOK!
    I LOVE BANGKOK!
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    I LOVE BANGKOK!
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    I LOVE BANGKOK!
    I LOVE BANGKOK!


    Thanks for the lovely gift which I have received! I really love it!

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    1. Haha it's ok, can plan another trip there with your family!

      Glad that you've received it!

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  24. asiatique市集真的不错,很美,只是有点远而已。。
    我和老公还跑去坐那个摩天轮~

    我也要看花生秀!

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    1. 还好啦,我坐BTS去,感觉不会很远。
      哦,我就没时间坐咯。

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  25. 我喜欢逛Pratunam market,东西便宜到笑!!而且沿路有很多流动摊贩,小吃饮料是随走随吃。Terminal 21是近几年才开的商场,据说厕所也是景点,我还没机会见识呢!XD

    幸运抽奖我就不参与,纯粹来留言支持你游记。^^

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    1. 没错!而且也很多选择!
      对啊,每一层的厕所都很美!

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  26. Wahhhh...shopping spree! Envy. I don't think I am able to shop like that anymore. Old already. Walk a few meters...tulang sakit jor.hahah

    I love Bangkok!

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    1. Hehe, that's why I shop more now before I grow older, kakakaka xD

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  27. 我来不及留言就写完了人,我最近很忙,努力回来找你们了〜哈哈!

    我就不参加了,因为我没有每一篇留言、哭。

    但是我喜欢你的部落,因为你常常分享很多事情,特别是旅游!

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    1. 你真的很忙!!

      没关系,谢谢你的留言!

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  28. 這篇我不參加了〜
    順便告訴你我收到禮物了!謝謝你噢!!

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  29. Wow.. another givesaway? You are very generous and love your readers though. I saw you buying some bras, were it cheap? Wacoal?

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    1. Yea, another giveaway!

      Erm not Wacoal, it's Sabina, their local brand, price is reasonable.

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  30. Spot that, I want to see your fashion post!!! =]

    'I love Bangkok!'
    sheta88@gmail.com

    Love your travel post lo, cause those are gonna be my dream places to go, especially the Europe trip!!! =]

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  31. wow, I love Bangkok! I have been there about 17 years ago. Maybe I should make a trip there some time.
    I love to come to your blog as you are so sweet and you have a cute little Aden! I learned a lot from your traveling posts which I love very much!

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    1. Yes perhaps you should, there're so much changes already.

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  32. wow....Bangkok really nice place...

    I love Bangkok!
    What I like about ur blog: Ur travel post, cutie Aden's development and pictures and foods!

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  33. 'I love Bangkok!'
    我要参加 ^^

    喜欢你部落很多东西啦,关于Aden,游记,烘培,关于你的生活 =)

    我要看花生秀!拿好凳子来等了 XD

    这篇如果以后要去曼谷,可以看这个做功课:)
    Terminal 21美,asiatique摩天轮很浪漫耶

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    1. 呵呵,谢谢支持!

      花生秀。。好吧!我尽量安排,keke~

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  34. You are so geng. How do you know so many places to shop..haha.

    I love Bangkok! Only been there once long time ago where I had my training there.

    I like your blog because I love your style of writing and your lovely pictures. Love reading your posts bout Aden and everything la. :)

    Yes..fashion post pls. ;) nice loot

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    1. Cause I did home works before flying! ;))

      Thanks there, will do a fashion post soon.

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  35. I love Bangkok!

    I like you blog about travel, lifestyle, fashion and also movie review. :)

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  36. I love Bangkok!!

    哈。我最喜歡你的blog的更新速度,非常快,而且都是新的文章,哈哈哈 因為我的都是逾期的。娃哈哈~

    加上你分享的咨詢都很齊全 :)
    當然還有可愛的aden拉~ 喜歡!

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    1. 呵呵,说得好!xD

      谢谢支持!!

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  37. Good information and beautiful collection of pictures...

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  38. I LOVE BANGKOK

    liyinlek@gmail.com

    我觉得你很用心的在经营你的部落格,还有育儿。喜欢看你写游记,还有aden的大小事~

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  39. i love bangkok
    i havent go before lerr..hahaha
    i like you to share everything in ur life

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  40. Wah, really a shopping paradise! You can really shop. Salute! :)

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  41. I sure do agree with you! I love my Bangkok shopping trip and can't wait to go again!!!

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  42. having won twice...I will skip this round of the giveaway. Good luck commenters!

    Good job with the Bangkok posts! Will look forward to checking the place syou mention when I pop over in 2 weeks!

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  43. hmmm seems to be awesome trip eh! *wanna go!*

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  44. I love Bangkok!
    Just discover your blog and found that we have similarity of we are mommy blogger, we like travel, food and shopping!

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  45. I's missed the giveaway, but I still happy to see those nice pics that you posted :)

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