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Shopping - Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur?

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1. Posted by clarife (Respected Member 294 posts) 9y

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Hi Guys,

Has anybody shopped in both KL & BKK, and if so can you tell me were you think is better (ie,cheaper) for shopping? I'm planning on bringing very little clothes for a 3 month trip, & was planning on buying clothes in KL or bangkok -

Any advice would be great!


2. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 9y

Hi Claire,

-Chinatown (Petaling Street)
-Sungei Wang Plaza
-Pasar Chow Kit

-Chatuchak Weekend Market, Chatuchak (Mochit BTS Station)
-Suan Lum Night Baazar, Lumpini
-Platinium Mall, Pratunam
-Khaosan Rd


3. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 9y

Maybe you can try Bo Bae on Krung Kasem Road near Yotse Bridge in Chinatown. It is specialise in wholesale clothes.
Should give a try to Saphan Phut on Triphet Rd in Chinatown.

4. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 9y

ARGH!!! forgoten another important place. PATPONG & SILOM!!!! Famous with copy watches, Fake Levi's, pirate Cds and also shirts!!!


5. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3742 posts) 9y

I would say Bangkok is better and cheaper. I think opospa has covered the main shopping areas in each place.:)

6. Posted by nicolson (Budding Member 42 posts) 9y

The platinum mall would be my choice to go too!

7. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Clarife:)

Chatuchak Weekend Market is a good place to shop for clothes or anything else, for that matter.
The only annoying thing about shopping in Bangkok is that u have to bargin. It can be a pain.