Bangkok has been known as a top destination for international tourists for its wide variety of activities, ranging from shopping, dining, entertainment, sight-seeing and much more. Fierce competition amongst retailers in Thailand has led to a revolution in the retail industry. In the past, most department stores would position itself as a place where people come to shop. Nowadays, department stores have evolved into a shopping complex where shopping, dining, entertainment, and lifestyle facilities are integrated with modern technologies to offer an even more engaging experience for the customers. One of the most successful examples of the retail revolution is the three malls under the Siam Piwat Group: Siam Paragon, Siam Center, and Siam Discovery.
TIPS: You can apply for a Tourist Card at the Tourist Lounge or Information Counter(s) at Siam Paragon, Siam Center and Siam Discovery to get up to 30% discount coupons, a 6% tax refund and many other benefits you can enjoy at selected stores in the three malls.Enjoy the Unique Highlights of Three Malls All at Once
All three shopping complexes are located in the heart of Bangkok. Access is made easy as it is connected with BTS sky train Siam station, and there is a skywalk linking all three buildings together, making it easy to get around even when it is raining. Now, let’s get to know the highlights of each complex.Siam Paragon: Wide Selections of Luxury Brands, and the Best Destination for Family Trips
Every luxury brand that you can think of, can be found at Siam Paragon. It also features a world-class Cineplex, and the one and only, SEA LIFE Bangkok indoor aquarium in Thailand. Fun for the whole family!Siam Center: A Hunting Ground for Local Designer Brand Lovers
Thailand’s creative design works are internationally-recognized, and Siam Center is the hub of Thai designer brands! Everything from Thai fashion brands to accessories along with small home decorations that boast uniqueness and quality. This place will never fail to meet the expectations of a fashionista like you.
Siam Discovery: Where Technology, Arts, and Creativity Meet
Siam Discovery has always been the hub of technology, arts, and creativity in Bangkok. Having undergone the breakthrough interior and exterior redesign overseen by Oki Sato, a world renowned architectural genius from Japan, Siam Discovery has made a comeback with the most unique way of displaying its products. The creative use of space and the integration of modern technology allows for more interactive and engaging experiences with its customers, and you can always find a new surprise in every nook and cranny of this place. For this reason, Siam Discovery has become one of the landmarks for the Bangkok Creative City project. In addition to its amazing selections of design and lifestyle products, “My Kitchen” – a multi-restaurant space with a touch of minimalist design on its 4th floor will also impress you with its fine selections of international cuisine.Six Highlights of Siam Piwat’s Three Malls, Recommended by VISION THAI Editor:HIGHLIGHT 1: Replenish Your Creative Well @ Siam Discovery
In addition to the Japanese lifestyle store Loft and the British home furniture Habitat, you will not want to miss the local lifestyle & design products from Pinsel on the Shelf and DEESAWAT. You can also find a wide variety of products from small local brands in every corner of this complex, such as the award-winning Thai brand O.D.S, as well as the other 130 brands for you to do the treasure hunt to your heart’s content!HIGHLIGHT 2: Madame Tussauds @ Siam Discovery 4FHIGHLIGHT 3: SEA LIFE @ Underground Floor of Siam Paragon
The one and only SEA LIFE aquarium in Thailand is located in the underground floor of Siam Paragon. Discover the underwater world, a home to more than 30,000 sea creatures, featuring over 400 different species, including cute little penguins and fierce-looking sharks. With many intriguing shows and various interactive games to enjoy, this place is the best option for a family trip and a romantic date.HIGHLIGHT 4: Finest Selections of Thai Fashion Brands
All three floors of Siam Center is your own personal runway. You can find the finest collections of Thai local designer brands here at this complex. With so many choices offered, you never have to worry about leaving empty handed.
The first Madame Tussauds wax museum in South East Asia is established here at the heart of Bangkok. This place allows you to get real close to many important historical figures and celebrities from all over the world, and you can even take selfies with them! And of course, this place is a must-visit for Thai movie fans, as you may find wax figures of various Thai idols including Mario Maurer from Pee Mak the movie.HIGHLIGHT 5: My Kitchen (4F) and Jamie’s Italian (GF) @ Siam Discovery
My Kitchen has been recognized as “The best hangout destination in Bangkok downtown.” The unique design makes it one of the trendiest dining spaces in the country. The combination of food, art and technology makes it the prime destination to hang out with your friends, while enjoying exciting performances and savoring the great selections of international delicacies. Another recommended restaurant is Jamie’s Italian, the famous restaurant of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. You might have seen him on TV, but this is the chance to taste his recipes for yourself!HIGHLIGHT 6: Indulge Your Taste Buds @ Siam Paragon
This place offers almost every dish that overseas tourists seek for, such as the most famous seafood restaurant Crab & Claw, as well as the the award-winning Thai delicacies at Nara… totally worth a visit!
TIPS: You can apply for the Tourist Card at Tourist Lounge or Information Counter(s) at Siam Paragon, Siam Center and Siam Discovery to get up to 30% discount coupons, a 6% tax refund and many other benefits you can enjoy at selected stores in the three malls.