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Bangkok, Thailand Part 3
Thursday, November 22, 2007

If I were to translate the meaning of Bangkok in one word, it would be shopping. Seriously, you can spend weeks and months shopping in Bangkok and you can't cover the whole city. Everywhere you go is OMG I WANT THIS .... and so you buy it and everything is so cheap which leads you to the end of the day carrying at least 10-15 bags of shopping goods.

There is just one thing about Malaysia's shopping malls, all their concepts are pretty much copied from overseas shopping malls. For example, Siam Paragon. Pavillion KL is exactly like Siam Paragon, from the well carried out food court, spacious walking areas and to the luxurious shops.

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MBK can be regarded as the Sungai Wang of Bangkok but ten times bigger. The amount of technological goods in there can make you go gaga. From PS3, iPhones, DSLRs...only one can dream of owning them all eh? The shopkeepers are so dodgy that the prices they shout out for goods makes you go, are you for real? Lets take for example my dSLR equipped with AF lense was bought for RM5600, and they were selling it at Bangkok for only RM4900. How is this possible?

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Ok, lets move on to other stuffs. The real view of Bangkok. Like street stalls :) They are the best I tell you because you can bargain all you like and be VERY happy for stuffs you buy in the end.

They always tend to open a price in an enormous amount and you have to cut 2/3 of it and give them a new offer and start pulling cockstunts like walking out of the shop and they will call you back and accept your offer. Bargaining is an art, and it's really funny at times.

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And if you were to shop in Bangkok, don't forget to visit the wholesale market at Bo Bae because whatever you get out in the streets, these people sell it for 50% cheaper. The sad part was that I only found out of this place at the last day which sucked or not I would have bought so much more. Honestly, where can you find those funny wording t-shirts for RM5 and fits you perfectly?

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I even visited the morning market to see how the life was in Bangkok and it was rather scrappy and it makes you feel really thankful sometimes on how good a life you're leading.

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Look at how big they are X)

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I guess that's all for now, will blog about the aquarium I visited soon!



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