March 06, 2008

Shopping in Bangkok

My last trip to Bangkok was in March 2006, shortly after I went back to work after maternity leave having had Yiu Yiu. She was about four months old then and my first business trip away from her lasted one whole week, with hubby taking care of her alone at night and over the weekend. I was exclusively breastfeeding her then and managed to express and brought back a decent amount of breastmilk. But I digressed; this post is not about what happened two years ago, it's about my recent trip with lots of shopping, food and more food.

Amidst the 5½ days meeting, my colleagues and I found time to go shopping. We went to Suan Lum Night Bazaar twice, but surprisingly, this time round, I didn't buy anything unlike the previous trip when I carted home numerous blouses, accessories and some little trinkets for the house. The atmosphere around Suan Lum was lively, with bars, restaurants and a huge covered food court with live bands nightly.

Most of the stuff I bought came from Pratunam Market, a big wholesale center with a vast array of inexpensive clothing. Unfortunately this place is only open till about 7pm so we only managed to go once when our meeting ended early at about 3pm one day. The other place we went was Mah Boon Krong, or MBK. Thai teenagers worship this shopping centre with inexpensive stalls and shops selling mobile phone accessories, clothings, wallets and handbags. The clothings here are more or less the same as those in Pratunam market but slightly more expensive, but I bought two imitation LeSportSac bags at THB199 each, which I thought was a steal.


jazzmint said...

hey, my girl has the same baju that u bought, the one with yellow bottom, but hers is green skirt

A Mom's Diary said...

Jazz, what a co-incidence. Did you buy them from Bangkok as well? Next time if we have chance to meet, must put them on this same pair of clothes.