Catch the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale during the period of 15th July-15th August yearly. (Laughs! Even Ultraman is here in Central World to shop.)
As the 6th largest shopping mall in Bangkok, Central World houses a SF World Cinema in its mall. A weekday non-peak hour ticket cost 200 thai baht. I happened to catch the movie – Pacific Rim and noted somethings everyone must take note in the cinema.
1. Nearing to the time of showing the movie after the usual lineup of advertisements, there will be a video played – honouring the Thai King and his family. It is a must that everyone rise from their seat and stand to show respect. The video takes only 1-2 minutes long. I’m guessing it may be the Thailand Anthem and for me being the first time, it was something really interesting to watch. There is nothing like this in Singapore so Singaporeans heading there should take great notice if you are intending to go for a movie anytime, to avoid being disrespectful.
2. If you are watching a movie in the daytime especially when you are a tourist, please take notice of your surroundings. There isn’t much people in the huge cinema during the day. When urgent for the washroom, do get your mates to go along with you. I realised the toilets were a little far from the movie screening theaters and the place inside is dead quiet. Ladies do get your men to go along with you and wait at your door for no-one will ever hear you if you get into any danger.
You can find the cinema on the 7th floor beside Central World Food Hall and supermarket.
The supermarket sells everything you need and if you are not accustomed to Thai products, fred not! Here you can find familiar to eye products such as Loreal shampoo, Nestle coffee mix, USA cherries and so on… But I doubt you would really want to get these kind of things available back home unless so necessarily a must.
My recommendation is to buy “Blue Elephant” brand’s Jasmine Green Tea Leaves (Available in vacuum pack and also tin-can). Another must buy is the pork / chicken floss rolls. It is absolutely fantastic in flavour and I can gurantee the price here is reasonable. Its a great gift for anyone and I must say all those I gifted to they loved it!
Central World has a huge array of shops here from food to home necessities to beauty grooming and anything else you need head to toe. You can find shopping with casual brands such as Naraya (Do take note Naraya does not have tax refund. Prices here are really a steal, worth buying.), Stradivarius, Cath Kidston, Forever 21, Charles and Keith, Melissa and Mango, even Japanese brand Isetan, to luxury brands like Furla and Omega.
As a music enthusiast, I was so delighted to see many musical instrument shops and finding one that is familiar to most – Kawai Piano.
Japanese Mega Bookstore also available here in Central World to fix your crave for latest Japanese magazines and reads.
Aliens!!! Lots of quirky stuffs and accessories on sale for you to decorate your home with.
Ice creams and crepes are much loved other than Mango Sticky Rice in Bangkok. Its a perfect relief for the hot and humid weather.
Tired from a day of shopping? Sit down for a cup of tea/coffee paired with delicious cupcakes from Cupcake Love.
Donuts are globally loved! Look out for Mister Donut to satisfy your crave for a variety of freshly made donuts!
Boyfriends and Husbands Red Alert! Beware of your pockets when you shop in Central World. Your ladies’ will not be able to take their eyes off these huge and cuddly bears sitted in pairs and smiling ever so sweetly to all.
Opposite of Central World is another shopping mall – Big C Supercenter. Others nearby are Platinum Shopping Mall, Gaysorn and also the Chit Lom BTS.
Special tourist privileges are offered here in Central World. All you have to do is register yourself for the card beforehand. See http://tourist.cpn.co.th/about-1-CentralWorld for list of privileges you can enjoy and register now!
How to get there
Take BTS to Chit Lom Station and walk about 5 minutes along the overhead bridge (they call it Sky Walk) to reach escalator and enter into Central World.
Want to know more about what I did in Bangkok? Check out my itinerary here!