Saturday, August 23, 2008

Ratchada-Lat Phrao Night Market

My number 1 highlight of the trip was this treasure trove of a weekend night market.

1. Thai youth dominated, awesome. Barely any foreigners, except the occasional white dude. And us, but we can pass off as Thai so.

2. Wonderful vintage galore! And plenty of new stuff also.

3. Cheap. At the legendary Jatujak Weekend Market one vintage dress = 500 THB. Ratchada Night Market = 150-250 THB. Bargain bargain bargain, 110 THB. That's about SGD$5/USD$3 to you. I don't even mean the ratty raggy funky-smelling vintage, I'm referring to brand new vintage.

1. Dim lighting or none at all. One of my cheap tees had a teeny tiny hole. If you're really anal, bring a torchlight.

2. Apparently only opened on Saturdays.

3. Getting there is quite tricky. Because of the many night markets in Bangkok, even taking a cab won't guarantee you'll get to this particular one. Sure-fire way to reach, take the subway, known there as MRT (confusing I know). Alight at Ratchadaphisek station, get out at Exit 2. When you emerge, you'll see nothing but buildings, chill. Turn left, walk straight ahead for less than 10 minutes. You know you've reached when you start seeing a line of parked vintage Volkswagens.

I should probably take photos of what I got instead, but urrrgggghh laaaaazzzzzzy i haaaavvveee beettteeerrr thhhiinngggsss tooo doooo bye.


Savvy Mode SG said...

i love going to night markets in aisa. a gal can find all sorts of yummy food and goodies.

Dee. said...

i think you're so pretty!
and are you based in bangkok?

link and comment me?

IRIS and PIETER said...

Ah lovely post!
Never been to a market like that before. And at night!
I think there's always a better atmosphere at night :D
looks so great! i hope you had fun.
wheee im kinda excited of the thing that you;be bought haha :)
love your blog!

penelope said...

Thailand! Bangkok is just LOVE:D AND I love those name rings! Did you get them from Topshop? So gna make a trip down there soon!

Secretista said...

Looks like you had fun.

Lydia said...

MUAHAHAHA. someone called you pretty lah. steady lah sha.

Still my door bitch or not? :P

keep yourself free for November 1st hor. thats the day i officially get 'choped'. or whatever kids call it nowadays.

hiakhiakhiak. sat bad for mala. next wk can? sorry lah.
I JUsT FOUND OUT IM GETTING 7 DULANGS!. i need to plan what to give him. -.- i only got 3 stuff lor. cake, watch and more cakes!

sigggghhhhh.... BRAINSTORM FOR ME.

Zoë said...

night markets in asia!
So awesome with all the food and all the bargains!

Anonymous said...

Hi, i would like to ask if the stuff at this night market is all brand new or second hand. hope to hear your reply. thanks


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