25th October 2004, 10:20 AM
Bangkok! What to Buy? Buy? Buy?
Going off to bangkok soon for a short trip! I heard stuff there is really cheap.... so what and where can I buy!?
Btw, any good camera shops to reccommand too?
25th October 2004, 10:50 AM
T shirts. Aynwhere in Bangkok you will find T shirts, they also sell pants, pyjamas, dresses, etc etc.
If you want to be disorientated, go to Chatuchat weekend market.
If you want air-con comfort, go to MahBoonKon Shopping Centre or nearby Siam Square, Siam Discovery Centre etc.
And in Bangkok, taking taxi is cheaper (but slower) than taking MRT. My last trip most taxi drivers used meter so no need to bargain.
Aviod the famous tuktuk, I heard my friends were charged almost S$30 for a ride which normally cost $5. (My friends cannot speak Thai)
25th October 2004, 10:58 AM
25th October 2004, 11:10 AM
Cannot speak thai nevermind.... must know how to show fingers can liao... thats how i bargain with those non-english pple there.... the tutu prices depends on season also.... tourism season... usually price are high.... off-peak season usually can bargain alot more... but 1 thing for sure... dun like the price can just walk off.... there are many many other shops/transport to choose....lol
25th October 2004, 11:21 AM
25th October 2004, 11:27 AM
For sight seeing, there always the Grand Palace, the buddist temples (many), the snake farm, the river cruise, the safari zoo, the Ayuttayya ruins, etc.
For shopping, there are hundreds of shopping malls.
Bangkok is generally safe, every where and every hours there are always ppl around, you are hardly alone.
Places to avoid:
- go-go bars
- railway train stations
- any jewellery shops that taxi drivers recommend
- any silk shops that taxi drivers recomment (in fact any place taxi drivers recommend)
25th October 2004, 11:34 AM
25th October 2004, 11:36 AM
When are you going? I am going too leaving on Wed. I go there very frequently. MBK got a camera shop. Canon sells cheap there, but not Nikon.
Last edited by JackRussell; 25th October 2004 at 11:39 AM.
25th October 2004, 12:02 PM
Ppl from other provinces like to come to Bangkok, most arrive at the Railway station. So these typcial stuffs will happen there:
Originally Posted by Zplus
- fights among different group of ppl
- con artists
25th October 2004, 12:03 PM
25th October 2004, 12:31 PM
Bangkok is ok for free and easy diy trip. You need a guidebook and a map. You can go around by taxi, very cheap and plenty available on streets.
25th October 2004, 12:37 PM
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25th October 2004, 01:55 PM
Bar girl love at Nana Plaza, Soi Cowboy and Patpong.....
Hahaha... just kidding (Sorry if i offend anyone. I am really kidding. Personally I do not condone the flesh trade)
But seriously, some of the handicraft stuff is very nice. Try to go to the parts of the city that are less visited by tourists... its cheaper there.
25th October 2004, 04:45 PM
16th November 2004, 05:10 PM
16th November 2004, 05:16 PM
The rate it goes, u would see more Singaporeans than Thais in Bangkok one day.
Food, massage, spa & tailor are everywhere in Bangkok. Give the hotel bellboy a 100 baht tip and he will tell u everything he knows abt food, massage, spa & tailor.
17th November 2004, 12:42 AM
that depends on how good the bellboy is lah. anyone has good experience with specific spa and massage places?
17th November 2004, 12:43 AM
u may want to take a look here
Originally Posted by Zplus
all at Mahboonkon market