Hope you are all well. We have started getting into the shopping scene here in Bangkok and there are a couple of shopping centres that have clean blown us away! MBK is definately one of them.
When we talk about shopping centres back home, visions of a area with maybe 10 - 20 shops comes to mind. Here, we've been to at least 6 shopping centres that clean blow anything in the UK away! It's not just the size of the shopping centres, but also the diversity.
MBK, for example, has at least 8 floors and is perhaps a mile long. It's massive! We found it to be a good source of clothes ("Not copy! Not copy!"). It also seems to have a booming trade in all types of software, mobiles and computer hardware. We've already spent a few bob in there and have our eyes on a lot more too.
To get to it you need to take the Skytrain (the elavated railway) to "National Stadium" then walk across a "Sky Bridge" which connects you into MBK.
In the evening Gareth's Dad and girlfriend took us down to "Shelter", a local Thai club which is in the South Eastern suburbs of Bangkok. At the club people sat and ate in a social environment, whilst live bands played. It was great! We also had the chance to try Thai beer - called Singha! This stuff is a bit renowned for hangovers...
The club had a great atmosphere, with people dancing around the tables and various well known Thai bands playing throughout the night.
The price of goods continues to astound us, with whole meals for 4 rarely costing more than 10 - 15 pounds.
All is good - we're having a great time!
Lots of love from Gareth and Helen x x x