Silom Complex in Bangkok
Shopping for old clothes, new bags and quirky sunglasses0
Although there are plenty restaurants and nightlife along Silom Road, one Thai staple that was missing was a shopping mall. Thankfully the recently renovated Silom Complex, only metres away from the BTS at Sala Daeng provides an air-conditioned space in which to shop, grab a bite to eat and escape from the hustle and bustle of the street outside. Owned by the Central Group, it is smaller than the other shopping centres around Bangkok but still offers a nice variety of international and local boutiques as well as the multi-levelled Central Department Store.
There is plenty of open space at Silom Complex, with wide walkways with bright white walls and a variety of stores that offer fun, affordable fashion rather than designer goods. Well-known brands include: Mango, Muji, Accessorize, Apple iStudio, Swarovski and Asia Books. Keen shoppers will find an interesting selection of boutiques to explore and there are also plenty of quirky accessory and jewellery shops at the Silom Complex. Viva Loco sells a wacky range of great value costume jewellery and Noo Yoo offer piercing as well as selling a great range of earrings, from surgical steel to 18 karat gold. DNA, Jaspal and Ivory Garden are worth checking out for the great value clothing and accessories. For shoes check out Naughty Monkey and Ballet Shoes.
The basement is the main focus for eateries, but there are also several outlets dotted around on other floors. There is definitely something for everyone here and diners can choose from a variety of regional cuisines. Popular restaurants include Wine Connection, Piri-Piri Flaming Chicken, Yayoi Japanese and Mrs Balbir’s Indian Food. On the second floor there are two great places for tea and cake. For Bangkok’s famous honey toast head to the popular After You café, and for a slice of cream cake or fresh waffles and ice-cream then try Peony Tea Room. There is also a selection of restaurants on the fourth floor, including some venues which have an interesting view of the BTS station and Silom Road below. This smart shopping mall is a welcome addition to popular Silom Road with enough shopping and eating options to please the whole family, and worth checking out if you are nearby.
- Opening Hours: 10:30 until 21:00
- BTS: Sala Daeng
- Tel: +66 (0)2 6321199