Thursday, April 24, 2014

Around The World in Terminal 21

Date Visited: 18th October 2012
13th February 2013

As it was my maiden trip to Bangkok back in year 2012, I always did a research beforehand to see which attractions and tourist spots should I go and visit. This is where I came across Terminal 21 from one of my favourite food and travel bloggers, Kampung Boy City Gal's blog.

Terminal 21 is a mixed-use complex which consists of two parts - shopping mall and hotel & residence. But what attract most travellers and tourists to visit Terminal 21 was for its uniqueness and mesmerising interior design, even for the restrooms as well. So, when I visited for the very first time, I instantly fall in love with this place and went back again for the second time with my family a year later.

Day 2 Bangkok, Thailand - Terminal 21 01
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Day 2 Bangkok, Thailand - Terminal 21 02
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Before start your adventures around the world in Terminal 21, head on the information counter to grab a mall directory and also don't forget to get free WiFi password from the lovely and beautiful counter service assistant who dress as a flight stewardess.

Terminal 21 is divided into 9 floors with 9 different interesting travel concepts and themes decorated based on well-known and popular streets in cities under one roof such as London, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, Istabul, etc. This mall even has the longest escalators in Thailand, up to 36 metres.

LG Floor - Caribbean
This floor theme is based on Caribbean Beach Town, decorated with a beach, a sea anchor and a lighthouse. It houses a supermarket, quick service restaurants, banks, bookshops and convenience shops.

G Floor - Rome
This floor is specially reserved for the luxury and high-end boutiques with the theme of "Heaven of Rome". The whole floor is decorated with sculptures Roman mythological figures, paintings and marble

Day 2 Bangkok, Thailand - Terminal 21 Rome 01
#4: Sculptures of Roman mythological figures in the middle of the hall

M Floor - Paris
Decorated with sculptures such as Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower, this floor houses the local Thai designer's boutiques and beauty shops. 

Day 2 Bangkok, Thailand - Terminal 21 Paris 01
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Day 2 Bangkok, Thailand - Terminal 21 Paris 02
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1st Floor - Tokyo
This floor is inspired by Harajuku Town where the unique fashion street comes alive here. It houses for ladies boutique and the floor is decorated with numbers of Japan famous icons and symbols such as Tori, Sumo and Maneki Neko (known as Fortune Cat).

Day 2 Bangkok, Thailand - Terminal 21 Tokyo 01
#7: Tori, Sumo and Maneki Neko (known as Fortune Cat).

Day 2 Bangkok, Thailand - Terminal 21 Tokyo 02
#8: Lanterns 

2nd Floor - London
Inspired by Oxford Street of London, this floor is decorated with famous iconic such as red telephone boxes, London's double decker buses, the Tower Bridge as well as Union Jack Flag. This floor is particularly suits for the gentlemen as it houses for men's wear, jeans and sporting goods. Among all the floors I went, I can claimed that this floor was my favourite one.  
Day 2 Bangkok, Thailand - Terminal 21 London 03
#9: London's stamps and red postbox

Day 2 Bangkok, Thailand - Terminal 21 London 02
#10: Even Underground sign is so similar to the one in London

Day 2 Bangkok, Thailand - Terminal 21 London 01
#11: Double-decker bus and Royal Guard of London

3rd Floor - Istanbul
This floor is an Istanbul Market Town theme, decorated with Istanbul style colourful lamps. It is mainly houses for shoes, bags, jewellery, gifts and decoration products.

Day 2 Bangkok, Thailand - Terminal 21 Istanbul 02
#12: I'm fascinated with these beautiful and colourful Turkish lamps

Day 2 Bangkok, Thailand - Terminal 21 Istanbul 01
#13: Istanbul theme restroom. Even we can't help ourselves but paid visit at each floor restroom.

4th Floor - San Francisco (City)
Inspired by Chinatown of San Francisco, this floor is decorated with the two famous sculptures of the San Francisco Trams and Golden Gate Bridge. Most of the shops here is basically serving for Thailand's famous restaurants and surprisingly, I spotted our own lifestyle cafe chain - Secret Recipe here.

Day 2 Bangkok, Thailand - Terminal 21 San Francisco (Pier) 02
#14: Golden Gate Bridge

Day 2 Bangkok, Thailand - Terminal 21 San Francisco (Pier) 02-1
#15: San Francisco Trams

5th Floor - San Francisco (Pier)
This floor is specially reserved for international restaurants and the food court Pier 21 is available here. It is decorated with seaports and fisherman village's, themed after Fisherman's Wharf.

Day 2 Bangkok, Thailand - Terminal 21 San 
Francisco (Pier) 01 
#16: And the best restroom theme goes to... San Francisco (Pier) - My own personal opinion obviously but I would really love to decorate my bathroom this way in future.

Day 2 Bangkok, Thailand - Terminal 21 San Francisco (Pier) 03
#17: Foods we ordered from Food Court Pier 21

Like I mentioned in one of my posts that most of Thai's food court required patrons to purchase a value card from the cash desk first before you can order any meals. It's very simple process basically but then somehow you will feel annoying especially when your card ran out of value and just when you want to top up for more, the queue starts to get longer and longer, particularly during the lunch break. Foods wise, there are plenty of choices to choose from, from Thai local foods to international foods and based on my observation, I was so surprised that most of the foods were pretty reasonable and cheap - ranging from from 25 baht and above.

6th Floor - Hollywood
Based on the Hollywood Studio theme, this floor is decorated with sculptures of the huge and long Hollywood Sign and a tall golden Oscar Statuette. It houses cinema, fitness club, spa and also IT & mobile products zone.

Day 2 Bangkok, Thailand - Terminal 21 Hollywood 02
#18: Golden Oscar Statuette standing tall in the middle of the escalator

Day 2 Bangkok, Thailand - Terminal 21 Hollywood 01
#19: Hollywood Sign

Besides shopping, Terminal 21 is obviously a perfect place for photoshooting. If you are planning to Bangkok, you should consider to include this in your itinerary.

Tip
In case your main intention to Terminal 21 is for photoshooting purposes, try go as early as 10:00 am (that's their opening hours) cause it will get overcrowded in the latter hours. 

How To Get To Terminal 21
BTS Station: Asoke (Exit 1)
MRT Station: Sukhumvit (Exit 3)

[Credit To: Wikipedia]

9 comments:

  1. I plan to go Terminal 21 for my coming trip. Thanks for sharing that I can get a free WiFi Password at counter. This is a must for visit restroom in Terminal 21 because of its interior design :)

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  2. so big....will put it in my itinerary if i go there

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  3. I don't know why i did't visit this place on my visit end of last year hahahaa.. so jealous :P
    by the way that "pulut and mangga" in Thailand? i thought that only in Malaysia hahahaa :D

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  4. I do agree that Terminal 21 is one heck of a shopping mall. Innovative and fun to walk around.

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  5. Is this place good for shopping? I've see most of the reviews are about photo shooting :P

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  6. thanks a lot for the tips. must plan for my next Bangkok trip d. always forgot to visit this place whenever I am in Thailand.

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  7. Indeed irresistible to visit the restrooms at each floor. It's amazing! Lol

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  8. Grate! Travel Living Journal of DT Hotel Review The Period Pratunam Hotel of Bangkok.

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