Five Things I Like About Bangkok





Sawadika dearies ^_^,

I just got back from my one-week-family-vacation in Bangkok last Sunday, 15.12.2019. It was my third time in Bangkok. So in this post, I am gonna share with you five things I like about Bangkok. First, let me share with you a brief summary about Bangkok. Bangkok is Thailand's capital city. The city's ancient name is Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Krung Thep). Bangkok is a very cosmopolitan city with skyscraper buildings. Bangkok occupies 1, 568.7 square kilometers in the Chao Phraya River in central Thailand. The city has over eight million population.

Now here are the five things that I like about Thailand's capital city...


#1 The Thai People Are Creative, Innovative, and Imaginative

Bangkok is one of my favorite cities to visit in Southeast Asia. I am always amazed by the Thai people's creativity, innovativeness, and imaginativeness. I love visiting malls in Bangkok and enjoyed looking at their visual decorations. This time we were lucky to visit Bangkok nearly X-Mas. Most of the malls that we visited (Siam Paragon, Siam Center, Siam Discovery, MBK, Gaysorn Village, and Central World) are beautifully decorated with X-Mas displays. Most displays are so imaginative and magical. It makes you feel like you are in a magical snowy land. Most of the displays are also Instaworthy. For those of you who love posting pictures on Instagram, you must visit malls in Bangkok. Most malls provide an imaginative and interesting display for you guys to pose and take pictures. To me, Siam Paragon has the most beautiful and imaginative X-Mas displays. In fact, Siam Paragon always has the most beautiful and imaginative visual displays among all the malls in Bangkok. Siam Paragon is my favorite mall in Bangkok.


Siam Paragon's Magical Tale theme is the most beautiful, imaginative, and magical. It makes you feel like you are in a magical winter wonderland.


My mother and me at Siam Paragon


Dior's Blue X-Mas display at Siam Paragon fascinates me the most. It's so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!


At Siam Center. This mall also has a unique and futuristic X-Mas display to take pictures with.


At Siam Discovery


In front of the Siam Discovery entrance. This mall is very imaginative and revolutionary.


At MBK Mall


At Central World Mall  


At Gaysorn Village Mall




#2 Bangkok Is A Fashion Hub

Bangkok is also one of the fashion hub cities in Asia. Most people in Bangkok are well-dress and stylish. This is one of the things I love and enjoy about Bangkok. To me, Bangkok is a good place for clothes shopping. All their fashions are up-to-date, affordable, and most of them are made-in-Thailand. For those of you who want to shop for affordable and up-to-date fashion, I would suggest you visit Platinum Fashion Mall. Platinium Fashion Mall is similar to Tanah Abang and Tamrin in Jakarta, Indonesia. The mall carries a variety of trendy fashion from various high-street brands. Platinum Fashion Mall is located at Phetchaburi Road, opposite Pratunam Complex. Platinum Fashion Mall all is also near to the Central World Mall.

It's raining clothes at Platinum Fashion Mall


One of the clothes I bought in Bangkok

Me at Suvarnabhumi Airport before flying home. The pink blouse is another clothes I bought in Bangkok




#3 Bangkok Is A Food Heaven

I believe point number three comes without saying. Bangkok is always known as a food heaven. Thai food is absolutely delicious. I am a Thai food lover. If you visit Bangkok, you must try Phat Thai, khaoniao mamuang (mango sticky rice), and somtam. I also highly suggest you guys to dine at Yana Restaurant if you visit Bangkok. Yana Restaurant serves halal Thai food. The restaurant is located on the fifth floor in the MBK Mall.

Khaoniao mamuang (mango sticky rice)


Somtam at Yana Restaurant


Green Curry Fried Rice at Yana Restaurant. One of the best dishes I've tried in Bangkok.


Phat Thai at Krung Thong Plaza



#4 The Thai People Provides Good Customer Service

Like the Japanese, the Thai people also provide good customer services to their people and tourist. Every time me and my family travel to Bangkok, we always stayed at Marriot Vacation Club. The hotel staff always welcome us well and give us a five-star service during our stay. That makes our stay at Marriot happy and joyful. We were given welcome drinks and towels. Plus, on our second last day (14.12.2019), it was my mother's birthday. The service employees gave my mother a birthday cake. We were happy. Thank you, Marriot Vacation Club Bangkok. Besides Marriot staff, most retail associates at shopping malls and shops are also friendly, cheerful, helpful, and attentive to customers. They all look happy while serving people and performing their tasks.

My mother received this cute birthday cake from Marriot Vacation Club employees. Thank you, Marriot.

Me and family at Paragon Cinema



#5 Their Service Industry Has A Lot Of Employees

I was amazed to see that Thailand's service industry has big manpower compare to our country, Malaysia. Plus, most of their service employees are local people. Like at Marriot Vacation Club, there were four-five people taking care of the customer service counter and we were served by all of the service employees. Having big manpower makes the workers cheerful, motivated, and enthusiastic to perform their duty. Besides Marriot, most retail outlets also have big manpower. I was amazed when I saw two people standing at the cashier counter - one person does the cashiering and one does the packaging. This also makes their service efficient and fast.

Like in Malaysia, we have small manpower in the service industry. Companies are not hiring many people to perform the service task. This makes the customer service in Malaysia uncheerful, unfriendly, and inefficient. I used to work in the service industry too, and I believe we need big manpower to perform the service task. Small manpower will make our service employees have more than one task, became tired and have no work-life balance. This will make them unhappy, uncheerful, unfriendly, and won't be able to perform their tasks well. We need to have a big manpower in our service industry. Having big manpower will also help employers to create a work-life balance for their employees. Having big manpower in the service industry also creates jobs for the local people. This is something important for the Malaysian government and the private sector to take note of. As a Malaysian, I have to honest that our country has high rates of unemployed people and these people need a job. I believe the service industry is the best place to help these unemployed people. Every country needs more people in its service industry. Companies should hire more people for the service job instead of training their staff to do multi-tasking and use machines. Plus, if we want to attract foreign tourists to our country, we must do something about our service industry. Good service will attract more tourists to our country.

Halal Hawker Stall at Krung Thong Plaza


Eating Phat Thai and other Thai food at Krung Thong Plaza




So these are the five things that I like about Bangkok. I believe these experiences and knowledge are valuable for me as a traveler. Insya'Allah I will visit Bangkok again for the future. Before I end this post, let me ask you three questions...

1) Have anyone of you here been to Bangkok before?
2) What is your opinion about Bangkok?
3) What do you like about Bangkok?

Pls, share your Bangkok experience and opinion with me in the comment box below.

That's all for now. Thank you for reading. Have a good day.

XoXo,

Fadima Mooneira ^_^


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Comments

  1. I have never been to Bangkok but I would love to. Thanks for the guide and pictures are awesome. I love all the clicks. Hoping to hear more from you Mooneira :)

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  2. Never been to bangkok but interested to go there because of your article.thank you for the information..��

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    1. Thank you. Glad my article inspire you to travel to Bangkok.

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  3. Dah lama tak ke Bangkok. bila baca entri ni teringin pula nak pergi balik san lihat perubahannya.

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    1. So when was the last time you visited Bangkok? Yep, my Auntie who used to stayed there pun cakap Bangkok Dah byk perubahan skrang. Makin maju. Malaysia really need to catch up too. X boley Jalan dgn ASEAN neighbors.

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  4. Bestnya jalan2 kat Bangkok. Kat situ banyak makanan yang sedap2 kan kalau tak silap saya.

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    1. Yes, and Dah byk halal too. Plus, Dah byk Muslim workers bekerja dlm service and FnB industry. So no problem traveling to Bangkok.

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  5. Do more of this kind of articles! Literally love it and nice photos!!

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  6. Tak pernah pegi Bangkok . Nampak best jer kat sana. Byk tempat2 menark yg bkh dilawati.

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  7. Bangkok is one of my favourite cities, I go there yearly, love the food there as well as the choices of shopping we can get.

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    1. Yearly? Wow! You’re lucky. I wish I can do the same.

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  8. I've never been to Bangkok but it does look amazing!

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  9. 1) Have anyone of you here been to Bangkok before? Yes! Seronok naik Tuk-tuk di hari yg panas. Walaupun pakai singlet tetap berpeluh2.
    2) What is your opinion about Bangkok? Menarik dan tak jauh beza macam KL.
    3) What do you like about Bangkok? Food! Historical places. xoxo

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    1. Wah! Thank you Kak Bell jawab sumer questions kita.

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  10. Never been to bangkok yet . Heard that bangkok has been boom recently right? Is it safe already there?

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  11. Tak silap last 2 years sis ke Bangkok. Apa yg bestnya kalau kesana.."makanan". Apa2 shj makanan thai mmg sis suka. Tgok gambar pun boleh buat sis terlioq

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    1. Hehehe....... Thai food kat sana jauh lagi sedap dpd yg kat sinie.

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  12. seronoknya pergi thailand, mesti banyak shopping souvenir kan. rindunya nak makan original tomyam kat bangkok!

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  13. antara tempat yang teringin nak pergi.. makanan dia pun sedap jer.

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  14. Cannot lah tengok pulut mangga tu hehe. Ya by the way, nice sharing. Hope one day berpeluang pergi Bangkok.

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  15. I would love to go to Bangkok one day! The food looks absolutely amazing@

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    1. Yes!!!!!! Yummy-licious!!!!!!!! Trust me, once you visit Bangkok you will make an objective to visit there again and again. Ahax!

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  16. Tak pernah sampai Bangkok lagi tapi ada juga dalam list nak pergi sana. Qiss suka tengok dekorasi kat sana. Semua cantik-cantik dan kreatif sangat. Nak shopping baju......jugak..

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    1. Yes, all the visual display are so Instaworthy and fashion sumer nyer up-to-date babe.

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  17. I will now put Bangkok on my bucket list! The food looks amazing! Thanks for sharing your adventure.

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    1. Your welcome. You will love Bangkok once you visit there. Btw, pls put Malaysia in your list too.

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  18. tak pernah sampai bangkok lagi, tapi nampak banyak tempat yang menarik boleh dilawati, ada peluang boleh sy travel kesana juga satu hari nanti jjcm food kat bangkok sekali

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    1. Yes, there are so many interesting things to see and do in Bangkok.

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  19. I wish will go to bangkok by next year. Cant missed out the food and also shopping baju. Tak sabar nyaaa nak jalan ke bangkok

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    1. Yes!!!!!!!! Make that one of your 2020 resolutions!!!!!!!!

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  20. Bestnya travel di Bangkok. I wish i will go to Bangkok one day. Teringin nak shopping dan kenal budaya orang Bangkok.

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  21. Mouse mommy also been to Bangkok before. Haha! Love the 7 Eleven shop that can found anywhere in walking distance. The food really yummy and suits Malaysian taste buds. Massage is a must not missed activities in Bangkok - Thai style massage.

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    1. Oooohhhh......... I have been to Bangko trice but haven’t try the Thai massage. Maybe i’ll try that on my fourth visit. Thank you dear.

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  22. Aww, Bangkok..... I haven't been there but I'd love to visit it one day! Your pictures are just amazing and you are so sweet as always! Thanks for this post! Bangkok will be in my bucket list for next year! ✔️

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    1. Auwww!!!!!! Tqvm for your compliment. You are sweet too. Yeah, I hope will be going for a vacation in Bangkok in the future. Pls travel to Kuala Lumpur too, so that we can meet up.

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  23. Amazing pictures!!! I agree with thr creativity of Thai people! Its a fascinating place and I can't wait to visit!

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  24. Would love to visit Bangkok soon! The culture and food seems divine. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Sounds like a really interesting place to visit. Thanks for sharing!

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