Archive for the tag 'MBK'

Jul 12 2012

Finding Western-sized women’s clothes in Bangkok

Published by under Shopping

If your bottom is any larger than a peach, shopping in Bangkok for clothes can be a frustrating experience at best and out-and-out humiliating at worst. Perhaps you’d considered yourself reasonably slender when you first touched down in the Big Mango. That opinion may be challenged when you take your first wander around a night … read the full post

Jan 20 2012

Buying cheap clothes in Bangkok

Published by under Shopping

Thailand is known for its lush silks and elaborate textiles, but in Bangkok proper, cheap and trendy clothing abounds. As we can see from Bangkok’s haunted mall and airport terminal, shopping is a bit of cultural obsession, one that is highly contagious. You can’t avoid shopping in Bangkok even if you try: opportunities for snapping … read the full post

Jan 09 2012

Bowling in Bangkok

Published by under Sightseeing & activities

The bowling alley that I grew up going to was dark and cheap and rank: dented lanes, wheezing ball machines, worn furniture, and the smell of warm beer and cigarettes. The alley was inhabited by my middle class neighbours: secretaries, builders, teachers blowing off steam, chain-smoking cougars on the prowl, college kids lured in by … read the full post

Sep 03 2011

DVDs in Bangkok

Published by under Shopping

As much as a complimentary foot massage, free cookies, and a wide screen at Siam Paragon sound appealing, sometimes you just want to watch a DVD from the comfort of your own bed. There is no Blockbuster, Netflix, or Hulu in Thailand, and WiFi, even at its prime, can be as slow as a food … read the full post

Jun 23 2011

Electronics shopping at MBK

Published by under Phone & internet,Shopping

Upon arriving in Bangkok, one of my first orders of business was purchasing a mobile phone. A day or so of asking around resulted in the same advice from multiple sources: buy a phone from MBK, the huge mall located in the Siam Square area. More than slightly overwhelming, MBK is a frenzied mall that seems … read the full post