Trip to Bangkok - Shopping Day
Sneakers are the most comfy for a really long shopping day
Our two tickets to National Stadium station
Fann's first stop - MBK
Saw this cool doggy lying on the floor at the BTS station
As we strolled along the mall, we saw some locals gathering around a small TV of a shop. Being very busybodies, we took a peek and noticed that they were watching the King's live telecast of His birthday celebration on TV. Only to remember that on the 5th of December was their King's birthday. It was a huge holiday for the Thai people and I'm guessing that the crowd in the malls is going to be massive.
We tried these little pork pretzels at MBK's Auntie Anne's.. Yummy!
Fann on the Christmas throneWe went to Siam Paragon mall next. This mall was closest to the BTS station called Siam. It's also just right next to the station. This mall is more of a higher class mall. Lots of rather branded shops in it. It's more of a Starhill Plaza for KL people. Here at the Paragon, we didn't get to purchase anything because most of the things there, we couldn't afford. We strolled around a little and then left the place in half an hour.
Platinum Fashion MallOur next stop was to the Platinum Fashion Mall. The name of the mall says it all. It's Fann's fashion heaven. I gotta warn you, this mall is filled with CLOTHES! We walked an awful distance just to get to this mall, because it's Fann's MUST GO on her shopping list.
Getting to this mall requires some stamina. The closest BTS station to Platinum is Ratchathewi Station. The walk from the station to this mall takes roughly 10-15mins by foot. So, if you're a princess who doesn't walk outside of malls, just take a cab. It's also the first time I've seen Fann so hardcorely walk this distance - just for shopping duh~
Don't let these bags fool you, they are filled with Fann's gold
Yay, watermelon juice and mango sticky rice
We saw people gathering outside by groups. We thought that there was a show. We tried to get pass the crowd in order to get to the station but we more and more people gathered. They were holding a lit yellow candle and some with flowers. They were all looking towards the direction of another small TV. It looked awkward until I noticed that they were chanting songs and the TV screen was showing the King. They were singing to the King, each and every one of them.
KFC employees singing outside A&W with others
Locals giving wishes to the King on a guest book at an alter
Stall mongers with their candles
Hehehe... I know... wait til you see Fann's
Fann & I @ Siam Paragon