shopping

Thailand is really a shopping haven:

Bulk toiletries such as shampoo, toothpaste from Makro

Makro Thailand- bulk toiletries

From where I came from, most of the favourite brands of toiletries that we are using such as Head & Shoulders, Lux and Nivea are manufactured in Thailand. Therefore, if you are buying these items, it is cheaper to get from Thailand than from other countries. Makro hypermarket chain in Thailand is frequented by Thais [...]

Thai ointment and massage oil for pain management

Massage oil and creams for pain relief

Thailand is well known for its massage- which helps to loosen out muscles as well as for pain management and relief. Usually they would use massage oil and ointment to make the massage more effective. Nope, I am not referring to the type of massage that people go for in dingy massage parlors which sometimes [...]

Thai calendars sold in bookstores

Calendars in Thailand

From year end (about October/November) till about early February the following year, you would be able to find calendars sold in bookstores across Thailand. This year, I noticed there are more varieties of calendars including those in English language. There are various themes of calendars that are being sold…. including those featuring the glorious kings [...]

Western Union is available at Robinson’s Customer Service section

Western Union service in Robinson

If you need to send or receive money via Western Union, you may try to approach the customer service country at Robinson Departmental store. I find a number of Robinson departmental store available in Central Plaza shopping complexes which can be found in many places in Thailand. The customer service counters are usually found in [...]

Bookstores with English books- SE-ED, B2S and NAIIN

English bookstore in Thailand

There are a few bookstore chains in Thailand that sells English books. The ones you would see more commonly is SE-ED, B2S and NAIIN bookstores. Over the years, I’ve purchased calendars, diaries, Thai phrasebooks and dictionaries from these bookstores. There are much more varieties of Thai dictionaries and phasebooks that you can find in Thailand [...]

Buy snacks back home from 7 Eleven, BigC, Lotus or Makro

Usually when my friends travel to Thailand, they would buy back souvenirs in the form of keychains, fridge magnets, little purses, Tshirt or other handcraft items. Initially it was what I bought for my friends and colleagues as well when I travel. Later, I started noticing that when my friends travel to Japan and Korea, [...]

Buying a laptop with Thai keyboard

Laptop with Thai alphabets

About three years ago, I purposely bought a laptop from Thailand to enable me to type in Thai language easier. I already have basic knowledge of the alphabets and vowels in Thailand as I have attended a Thai class in Malaysia. In order to be able to type in Thai language, a keyboard equipped with [...]

Inexpensive Acupressure and guasa tools from Thailand

acupressure and guasa tools from Thailand

You can often obtain inexpensive acupressure and guasa (guadsa) tools from stores in Chatchuchak or malls. The tools are useful because it can provide a portable and instant pain and discomfort relief. Below are the acupressure and guasa (guadsa) tools that I had brought from my trips in Thailand: Let me describe each of the [...]

Buying Diaries, Calendars and Planners from Thailand

Since the past few years, I had been visiting Thailand during the year end. Each time, I would take the opportunity to buy a diary, calendar and planner for my own use. Reason is because I am trying to learn the Thai language and to have the planning tools available to me in Thai language. [...]