Shopaholics rejoice. The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s annual promotion returns next month featuring big discounts at leading malls throughout Bangkok
BANGKOK’S commercial heart is set to beat that little bit faster next month with the arrival of the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2016.
From June 15 to August 15 many shops and restaurants in malls such as CentralWorld and Mega Bangna will offer between 10 to 80 percent discount on their respective wares. Some malls will also host special events focused on different product ranges, such as the Sneaker Showcase (June 10-19) and Shoes & Bags Parade (July 22-31) at Terminal 21.
If you have friends visiting from out of town (that is, tourists) they may also qualify for special deals. Take them to Platinum Fashion Mall, for instance, and if they spend B5,000 or more they’ll receive a free ‘Elephant Calendar. International Visa holders who spend B15,000 or more at any of the malls in the Ratchaprasong District (Amarin Plaza, CentralWorld, Erawan Bangkok, Gaysorn, and President Tower Arcade), meanwhile, will receive a B500 dining voucher.
Here, in a nutshell, is more information about just a few of the malls that are taking part this year.
AS WELL as hosting over 350 flagship stores of the world’s most luxurious brands, Siam Paragon is also home to Southeast Asia’s biggest aquarium (Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World), Bangkok’s largest kids’ attraction (Kidzania), and the superb Paragon Cineplex, which offers a great movie experience – especially if you opt to go VIP! Connected to Siam BTS station, the mall’s also super easy to get to.
THIS huge one-stop lifestyle destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment boasts over 650 shops representing leading Thai designers and international fashion brands. You can also enjoy superior eats and drinks at the trendy two-storey hangout, Groove. Register for The 1 Card International at the information counter to qualify for between 5-70 percent discount at participating shops and restaurants.
www.centralworld.co.th (Siam and Chidlom BTS stations)
ART, fashion, and technology combine to create a distinctive shopping experience at this trendy mall right next to Siam BTS station. Highlights of the international brands include Sephora, Tag Heuer, Superdry, Pull & Bear, Victoria’s Secret, DKNY Jeans, and Estée Lauder.
www.siamcenter.co.th (Siam BTS station)
EXPECT nothing less than a world-class shopping experience at this luxury commercial hub comprising three distinctive buildings in Phrom Phong – The Emporium, The EmQuartier and The EmSphere. Over 20 billion baht was spent bringing this project to life, and it shows in the wealth of bars, restaurants, shops, and fun activities spread between the three buildings. Definitely spoilt for choice.
www.emquartier.co.th (Phrom Phong BTS station)
EACH floor has a different international theme at this popular shopping mall right next to Asok BTS and Sukhumvit MRT stations. But wherever you shop – ‘London,’ Istanbul,’ ‘San Francisco,’ ‘Paris,’ or ‘Rome’ – you can expect to find all kinds of fashionable clothes and accessories from local designers and international brands. Special product showcases during the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2016 include the Sneaker Showcase (June 10-19), Fresh Farm in Town (July 15-20), Shoes & Bags Parade (July 22-31), Mum Fest (August 9-14), and Sense of Spa (August 19-28).
www.terminal21.co.th (Asok BTS and Sukhumvit MRT stations)
BANGKOK’S anchor of arts and antiques has just completed extensive renovations and is now back on the scene bigger and better than ever before. The first Saturday of each month you can try to find the deal of a lifetime at the internationally recognised Riverside Auction House. Visit any other day and you’ll still find plenty of other tempting items on sale at the many shops within the main mall. The shops and restaurants which overlook the river are well worth a visit, too, and you can even arrange to enjoy your dinner while cruising down the Chao Phraya.
OTHER MALLS taking part include Amarin Plaza, Erawan Bangkok, Gaysorn President Tower Arcade, Robinson, Asiatique The Riverfront, The Mall, Siam Center, Jewelry Trade Center, Fashion Island, The Promenade, MBK Center, and Mega Bangna.