A very useful video clip explaining the odd-numbered Sukhumvit sois from soi 1 aaaaaaaall the way to soi 19~!!
Never mind that the weather in Bangkok is hot as hell. Some people still love to have carpets in their homes. If you’re into carpets (which I call dust collectors, but hey, that’s just me) and don’t want to stick to just random, un-special carpets, you might want to check out the Al-Mubeen Carpets shop in Sukhumvit 24. They specialize in PERSIAN carpets, and judging by this clip, they can customize your dust collector’s design, too~!!
Shama Serviced Apartment in Sukhumvit 2 will be holding a Farmers’ Market event in October 21 (Sunday)~!!
There will be organic fruits, vegetables, drinks and oils for sale.
Now if only I can wake up early enough to check it out……
And if you’ve got the dough, you can rent it~!!!! This traditional wooden Thai-style house is located in the Ekamai (Sukhumvit 63) area, and I’ve got a feeling that some seriously loaded foreigner with an Oriental fetish would luuuurve staying here~!! If you’re that person, you can contact Siam Home Source HERE. For those of you who aren’t rich enough, well, y’all can just perve on the house from this clip:
You can buy ANYTHING in Prakanong (the area around Sukhumvit 71) because it has EVERYTHING~!!
The area around Sukhumvit 3 (Nana) is popular with Africans, South Asians and Middle Easterners. Hell, you won’t even feel like you’re in Thailand when you’re there~!! Nana is where you’ll find Arabic signs, halal restaurants, Muslim fashion, sheesha bars, kebab shops, and yes, even fake and illegal goods if y’know what I mean (*wink wink*) wahahahaaaaa…
Dropping by the Nana area always guarantees an eyeful/earful/noseful adventure~!!
The community mall trend isn’t slowing down yet.
Proof: a new “Brit-inspired” community mall is being built in Onnut (Sukhumvit 77). Called Pickadaily Bangkok, it’s going to mimic London’s Piccadilly Circus.
Here’s the promo video:
And here’s how it’s supposed to look like:
Hmmmmmmm (*massages chin*)… That fake Big Ben looks just teeeeny tiny lame, IMHO. And what will happen when the dreaded rainy season (which spans several MONTHS) comes~?? You’re gonna get soaking wet trying to walk around… Oh well…
K-Village in Sukhumvit 26 is holding another painting exhibition~!!
This time it’s dedicated to just one Thai artist: Sudrak Utayophas. The pieces on display look very dreamy and whimsical, like this one titled “Land of Imagination”:
I especially like this one, titled “The Rain”:
The exhibition is from September 27 to October 28 on the 2nd and 3rd floors of K-Village:
Titled “Himmapan 2012”, this exhibition is organized by Silapasri Art and will be on until 23 September. Proceeds will pay for the Thai government’s new old folks’ home.
I gotta admit that I’m quite ignorant when it comes to “art”, but at least I know that TWO paintings in this exhibition were painted by the same famous painter who has painted for Hu Jintao:
Enjoy feasting your eyes on these beauties~!!
Oh, I just can’t stand the pathetic-nessss… (yea, I know I just made up that word) of the Gateway Ekamai mall. I’d already made a post about it (read it HERE), whining about its overall lameness.
So the Gateway Ekamai is holding a “Matsuri”-wannabe with fake kimonos, fake torii (temple gate entrance – pictured left), fake maneki neko (Beckoning Cat), fake wishing tree, you get my drift. While I totally understand that reproductions could be made, the ones at Gateway Ekamai just look TOO FAKE.
While I was there (and taking pics as “evidence”), the “festival” itself was already sputtering its breath. VERY FEW PEOPLE were actually “participating”: Continue reading
Sukhumvit 33/1 has a nickname – Soi Fuji. It’s the unofficial “Little Tokyo” of Sukhumvit Road (OK, so a lame new mall in Ekamai has ambitions of wrestling this coveted title from Soi Fuji, but I say BAH~!!!).
FYI – Fuji is actually the name of the Japanese supermarket inside this soi.
So anyway, apparently there are lots of CHANGES going on inside Soi Fuji~!!
First of all Fuji Supermarket itself is lookin’ quite spiffy now:
Perhaps something nice to do in the weekend when you want to take a lil’ trip?
However, I’m starting to get really fed-up with the idea that stamping “JAPAN” on anything will somehow attract customers and make money.
Case in point: a new (lame) mall named Gateway Ekamai, recently opened in the Ekamai area (Sukhumvit 63).
It looks quite cute from outside:
Another good point is that its entrance is connected to the BTS Station:
The thing is, when you go in, the lameness hits you. This pathetic mall tries to be Japanese sooooo much, and it can’t even succeed. Continue reading