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Nice little row of street food vendors right across from the Rama 8 Park. This is a perfect spot to come if you’re looking for some munchies after enjoying a walk in the park.

Video Transcript

So Jibs brought us here right across from the Rama eight Park look at this nice old lady here where there’s just a nice row of street food we’ll get her to tell us a little bit more about it but once you’re done over in the Rama eight Park which is another pin you can click you can come on over here for a snack so the park is over there and I’m here with Jib also from idea Studio her partner in crime Dana was in the Rama eight Park video yeah this is Jib’s neighborhood you grew up here?
Jib: Yeah level board apart before the Park yeah really like it feels like I don’t know maybe 10 years.
Chris: The park was okay and what’s this where are we now?
Jib: This is like a called Arun Amarin area yeah that was like uh the road next to the park which is like a I believe before coating this is more food window here because like that’s a big uh Arabic part over there like people
Chris: So you can do aerobics
Jib: Yeah!
Chris: If you want to do aerobics Jib’s got you hooked up here.
Jib: And then like after exercise walk to this world and get like snack or dinner or drink and then drink food some like a little street food smart Street like a grilled pawpaw or some fruits or drink all that like many things that you can get here are like uh just like fall it from the park just cross the road yeah.
Chris: Nice nice all right Jib this is just the start for them this is little Jib’s little Magical Mystery Tour we’re gonna throw a few pins in her home neighborhood so uh we’ve got the park we’ve now got some street food but uh look around there’s more in the area on Teenee thanks to Jib.

 

Additional Information

Bangkok, Thailand has some of the most epic shopping anywhere on earth. Many of these massive mall complexes would put their counterparts in Europe or North America to shame. The Holy Grail of Bangkok shopping is IconSiam. This is a newly built architectural masterpiece located right on the east side of the Chao Praya river across from central Bangkok. It has anything and everything that you could think of. Whether you’re looking to purchase something from a luxury brand like Gucci, Chanel, Fendi, Rolex, etc. or simply want a basic Tee from Uniqlo, this place has it all. You can even buy a Ferrari right in the mall if you’re looking to spend some serious coin. There’s also an epic food court on the ground level of IconSiam which features all sorts of tasty Thai treats that you can get at street food prices. One thing that’s actually quite common across many Bangkok shopping centres is to have at least one or two food courts that act more like Thai markets than they do a typical eating area. The food in these areas are both tasty and cheap. The reason that these exist is because the developers or owners of these massive shopping complexes want to drive as much foot traffic as possible inside of their real estate. So, they give significant rent breaks to the vendors that would normally have to compete for space in an outdoor market. What ends up happening is that residents find a specific vendor or restaurant that they like, and make it a weekly routine to go and enjoy some food from that specific location, inside of whatever mall it exists in. The food courts inside of these malls actually become attractions on their own, resulting in more foot traffic inside of the mall.

 
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