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Apart from Siam Square, Platinum Fashin Mall is our favourite shopping destination in Bangkok. This massive wholesale mall is a source for retail shops all around Bangkok, from Khao San Road to Chatuchak Weekend Market.
Tips for Shopper at Platinum Fashion Mall:
1) Platinum Fashion Mall caters especially to wholesale clothing, so most shops would require you to purchase a minimum of two pieces in order to have the “wholesale” price. No problems for us because we can always mix the designs. Wholesale price is always 50-100 baht cheaper compared to retail price.
2) Cash payment ONLY.
3) The mall has six floors which are filled with small outlets – most of them specialising in women’s clothing and fashion accessories. So if you find something that you like, get it straightaway or jot down the shop’s lot number or else you will never be able to find it again.
4) Platinum Fashion Mall is divided into two buildings. Zone 1 & 2 is at the older building while Zone 3 which specialises in bags and shoes is located at the new wing.
5) The best time to hit Platinum is in the morning on a weekday, right after the mall opens at 9 a.m. Otherwise, get ready to fight with the weekend crowds. Most stalls close before 8 p.m.
It’s also not surprising to see shoppers pulling huge trolley bags around the mall. They are mostly fashion business owners stocking up latest fashion apparels here.
T shirts designed by aspiring young Thai designers.
Left: Cute hand made knick knacks/Right: key chains, phone straps, etc
There’s also a food court located at the sixth floor of Platinum Fashion Mall with 28 stalls serving hot, fresh and cheap Thai food.
Platinum Fashion Mall
Address: Petchaburi Road, Pratunam
Opens daily from 9am to 8pm
Getting Here: BTS Siam, BTS Chitlom, BTS Ratchatewi – 10-15 minute walk to the mall.
Just across Platinum Fashion Mall one can find the best Thai chicken rice in town.
Affectionately known as the pink shirt chicken rice, Kaiton Kao Mun is a 40 years old eating establishment which draws huge crowd every single day and night. There’s also a green shirt chicken rice situated less than 50 metres away from them.
chopped chicken clotted blood anyone?
We were totally clueless when it comes to order; as everyone looked so busy. Fortunately for us, a Thai uncle seated next to us helped us to order by just mumbling a short string of Thai words. The chicken was juicy and tender, the rice was fragrant and everything taste better when we put a little bit of the sweet soy sauce on the rice. It was a good plate of chicken rice but for most Malaysians and Singaporeans, it is no fight compared to our version of Hainanese chicken rice.
He also got us a bowl of soup with chicken bone. It may looked scary but the soup packed a powerful punch of flavours.
refreshing cup of Chinese tea
Guess how much our total bill was? 60 baht inclusive of 2 plates of chicken rice, chinese tea and soup! The chicken rice was not remarkable, but it was a good experience to blend in with the locals.
Kaiton Kao Mun Kai Pratunam
on the corner of Petchburi Soi 30, Petchburi Road
Tel. +66 (0)2 252 6325
Opens daily 5:30am-3:30pm, 5pm-3am.
We found this Chinese map and translated it for our dear readers perusal. Hope it helps!