Today we take a run back to Bangkok to meet up with one of our subscribers and decided the MBK Shopping Mall might be a neat place to cruise around, given that Brian has mobility concerns.
MBK Center is probably Bangkok’s most legendary shopping mall, popular with both tourists and locals, and busy with shoppers every day. There are eight floors packed with thousands of shops that sell everything from clothing, fashion accessories, handbags, leather products and luggage to furniture, mobile phones, electric appliances, cameras, stationery and DVDs. Launched in the mid 80’s, MBK Center is a hive of activity, especially on weekends, when half of Bangkok converges to shop for bargains. It’s not as up-market or stylish as neighbouring Siam Discovery, Siam Centre and the glitzy Siam Paragon, but it offers a mind-boggling range of goods.
This was probably the first time in my life that I needed to consider the whole wheelchair access to getting around and I was somewhat surprised about how inconveniently placed the lifts were on the Mall. I can only guess that the placement of lifts is not designed by the people who actually need to use them.
Google Map for MBK Shopping Mall