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(Quartz)   Bangkok is the world's #1 tourist destination because of, um, shopping   (qz.com) divider line 79
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2013-05-29 06:52:27 AM  
Just don't walk through the turnstile sideways.
 
2013-05-29 06:58:57 AM  
And a lot of rental properties to choose from.
 
2013-05-29 07:34:08 AM  
I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine.
 
2013-05-29 07:59:23 AM  
The crème de la crème head down there to play chess, but they usually only stay for a night.
 
2013-05-29 08:23:46 AM  

vernonFL: I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine.


It has a show with everything - but Ewell Brenner.
 
2013-05-29 08:31:51 AM  
Most of the idiot tourists I met there were either dreadlocked Euro-trash heading down to the full moon parties or dirty old men who would head straight off to Pattya.  Bangkok is a really neat and fun city.
 
2013-05-29 08:31:55 AM  
The queens we use would not excite you.
 
2013-05-29 08:33:34 AM  
There are some excellent bargains to be had.  Sometimes, you end up bringing back more than you expected.  A few hidden surprises, if you will.
 
2013-05-29 08:36:13 AM  
According to these guys, it's the pot.

1.bp.blogspot.com


/ it also explains the clothes
// and that camel toe
 
2013-05-29 08:39:46 AM  
Word to the wise: Try looking at the legit stores in the various upper-class shopping centres before you go for the Markets/Street vendors/MBK for the fake stuff. Depending on whether there are sales on you might be able to get real stuff for really good prices - i.e. a Ralph Lauren (or the equivalent) Polo is like 200baht (~$7AUD for me) for a fake one but you might be able to get a discounted real one for $15-20 which is far higher quality and still super cheap.
 
2013-05-29 08:42:52 AM  
Oh and also - never pay more than around 5000-6000baht for tailored suit even from the good places with the good materials. From the smaller crappier places you shouldn't pay more than 3500-4000.  This will usually include 2 tailored shirts and ties as well.
 
2013-05-29 08:44:34 AM  
Well.... if by "shopping" you mean "really weak currency".  People go on vacation to places where everything is cheap.
 
2013-05-29 08:45:57 AM  
www.nndb.com

WHORES.



/bonus points if you name the film.
 
2013-05-29 08:50:18 AM  
'Semester Abroad"?  That's what girls who go to Spain and Italy call it.
 
2013-05-29 08:53:13 AM  

Cythraul: vernonFL: I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine.

It has a show with everything - but Ewell Brenner.


Yul. Yul Brenner.

Dude was King of Siam.
 
2013-05-29 08:54:46 AM  
It is a kind of shopping, I suppose. And I should know, I've seen quite a few 'shops' in my time.
 
2013-05-29 08:55:04 AM  

Gonz: Cythraul: vernonFL: I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine.

It has a show with everything - but Ewell Brenner.

Yul. Yul Brenner.

Dude was King of Siam.


Hey, I just went with Google auto-correct.
 
2013-05-29 08:55:57 AM  
First, most people who want to travel the world have already been to London and Paris, so it makes sense that new places would become the main places to go. For a USA example, I went to Florida with my family when I was a kid. I don't need to go back. Been there, done that.
 
2013-05-29 08:56:52 AM  
Oops, hit add comment too fast.


Second, FTA: "The city's luxury malls are legion "

Really? Legion? You're comparing the malls to the hoard of demons associated with Satan?
 
2013-05-29 08:58:10 AM  
Bangkok was a great city to visit - amazing food, amazing temples, and I got a couple tailored suits with multiple fittings for the cost of one good suit from Men's Warehouse.
 
2013-05-29 09:01:40 AM  
Be sure your vaccinations for blister rust and cibiscosis are up to date before your visit.
 
2013-05-29 09:03:27 AM  

Bullseyed: Oops, hit add comment too fast.


Second, FTA: "The city's luxury malls are legion "

Really? Legion? You're comparing the malls to the hoard of demons associated with Satan?


Seems legit.
 
2013-05-29 09:04:09 AM  

Bullseyed: Oops, hit add comment too fast.


Second, FTA: "The city's luxury malls are legion "

Really? Legion? You're comparing the malls to the hoard of demons associated with Satan?


We resent that comment.

/where them piggies at?
 
2013-05-29 09:04:21 AM  

WhoopAssWayne: Be sure your vaccinations for blister rust and cibiscosis are up to date before your visit.


I hear that the rambutans are ok...so far.
 
2013-05-29 09:13:53 AM  
My gullible sister in law was told by her reliable, underemployed, divorced, 45 yr. old son that if she co-signed and gave him a credit card with a $5000 balance, he could go and volunteer with an elephant preservation group. What a wonderful experience! she says.
Once I heard of this wonderful opportunity (after the son had left) I explained to her the main reason men travel alone to Thailand.
She never believed me. Her douchebag son still hasn't paid her back. He did, however, come back with some photos of some elephants.
 
2013-05-29 09:17:13 AM  

Gonz: Yul. Yul Brenner.


Brynner.
 
2013-05-29 09:19:28 AM  

harm dealer: Word to the wise: Try looking at the legit stores in the various upper-class shopping centres before you go for the Markets/Street vendors/MBK for the fake stuff. Depending on whether there are sales on you might be able to get real stuff for really good prices - i.e. a Ralph Lauren (or the equivalent) Polo is like 200baht (~$7AUD for me) for a fake one but you might be able to get a discounted real one for $15-20 which is far higher quality and still super cheap.


It sounds so much much. Fly around the world to visit a shopping centre and buy the same stuff that you could have bought at home, or over the internet, a wee bit cheaper. What's next - climbing Everest in search of another bar on your mobile phone signal?
 
2013-05-29 09:20:22 AM  
As someone who is sitting on Khao San road right now after being harassed all day by people wanting me to buy suits, tuk tuk rides, and massages I'm getting a kick
 
2013-05-29 09:22:27 AM  

orbister: Gonz: Yul. Yul Brenner.

Brynner.


Whatyvyr.
 
2013-05-29 09:25:05 AM  
Bangkok?

So sorry, sounds painful.
 
2013-05-29 09:25:34 AM  
There isn't a condom thick enough.
 
2013-05-29 09:27:32 AM  

Cythraul: vernonFL: I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine.

It has a show with everything - but Ewell Brenner.


1.bp.blogspot.com
/got nothing
 
2013-05-29 09:28:35 AM  
Hey everybody, here's some fun facts. The population in Thighland if 63 million people. It is twice the size of Wyoming. It's chief exports are textiles, footwear and rice. Each year, approximately 13,00 people are killed in car accidents in Thighland.
 
2013-05-29 09:32:22 AM  

MNguy: Most of the idiot tourists I met there were either dreadlocked Euro-trash heading down to the full moon parties or dirty old men who would head straight off to Pattya.  Bangkok is a really neat and fun city.


While in the area as a cruise ship videographer, I was unleashed drunk on Pattaya with a few friends. There were no survivors.

/The ping-pong show was incredible.
//Anyone know if Bangkok is like that at night? I was only there during the day
 
2013-05-29 09:36:49 AM  

Fireproof: MNguy: Most of the idiot tourists I met there were either dreadlocked Euro-trash heading down to the full moon parties or dirty old men who would head straight off to Pattya.  Bangkok is a really neat and fun city.

While in the area as a cruise ship videographer, I was unleashed drunk on Pattaya with a few friends. There were no survivors.

/The ping-pong show was incredible.
//Anyone know if Bangkok is like that at night? I was only there during the day


Ping poing, smoking, endless scarf, lots of things I am a bit ashamed of seeing now that were hilarious in my 20's.
 
2013-05-29 09:42:30 AM  

liam76: Fireproof: MNguy: Most of the idiot tourists I met there were either dreadlocked Euro-trash heading down to the full moon parties or dirty old men who would head straight off to Pattya.  Bangkok is a really neat and fun city.

While in the area as a cruise ship videographer, I was unleashed drunk on Pattaya with a few friends. There were no survivors.

/The ping-pong show was incredible.
//Anyone know if Bangkok is like that at night? I was only there during the day

Ping poing, smoking, endless scarf, lots of things I am a bit ashamed of seeing now that were hilarious in my 20's.


I'm in my 20s and saw this just a few months ago. To me it currently has a certain so-sick-its-awesome feel that we all used to get from seeing posts by a certain Farker who can no longer be named.
 
2013-05-29 09:55:07 AM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net

Whole place runs on beads...
 
2013-05-29 09:59:59 AM  

ICDedPpl: Hey everybody, here's some fun facts. The population in Thighland if 63 million people. It is twice the size of Wyoming. It's chief exports are textiles, footwear and rice. Each year, approximately 13,00 people are killed in car accidents in Thighland.


I hear they have great Thigh food also.
 
2013-05-29 10:15:00 AM  

Psycoholic_Slag: ICDedPpl: Hey everybody, here's some fun facts. The population in Thighland if 63 million people. It is twice the size of Wyoming. It's chief exports are textiles, footwear and rice. Each year, approximately 13,00 people are killed in car accidents in Thighland.

I hear they have great Thigh food also.


blog.mrseb.co.uk

And Tigh drinks
 
2013-05-29 10:18:50 AM  
Well, the bars are temples, but the pearls aren't free. Anyway, I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine.
 
2013-05-29 10:25:30 AM  
Love Bangkok for about four or five days.  After that I have to get back out into the country.  Bangkok is a crazy, exciting, neurotripping, atmospheric event.
 
2013-05-29 10:37:54 AM  

ICDedPpl: Hey everybody, here's some fun facts. The population in Thighland if 63 million people. It is twice the size of Wyoming. It's chief exports are textiles, footwear and rice. Each year, approximately 13,00 people are killed in car accidents in Thighland.


~13,000
when you compare that with accidents per every 100,000 people we come in at #6 world wide.
It's not the cars, it's the 4 people and their dog on the 100cc scooter that gets hit by the pickup. Accidents here = multiple deaths.
I wouldn't be surprised if the number is much higher and just not reported.
 
2013-05-29 10:44:06 AM  
Tell me about the Ladyboys.

I don't find them attractive, it's just confusing, that's all.

Fascinating creatures.
 
2013-05-29 10:45:12 AM  

BafflerMeal: Love Bangkok for about four or five days.  After that I have to get back out into the country.  Bangkok is a crazy, exciting, neurotripping, atmospheric event.


Try Phuket, it's horrible
 
2013-05-29 10:46:01 AM  
Oh man taking my first trip to Thailand in a few months. Can't farking wait.
 
2013-05-29 10:49:18 AM  

people_are_chumps: BafflerMeal: Love Bangkok for about four or five days.  After that I have to get back out into the country.  Bangkok is a crazy, exciting, neurotripping, atmospheric event.

Try Phuket, it's horrible



Good lord no.  My time is spent hanging out in rural areas up north.  I don't like the beach and I don't like the backpacker trash.  Phuket would probably kill me.
 
2013-05-29 10:54:40 AM  
Bangkok is gonna be the witness
To the ultimate test of cerebral fitness
 
2013-05-29 11:05:29 AM  

people_are_chumps: BafflerMeal: Love Bangkok for about four or five days.  After that I have to get back out into the country.  Bangkok is a crazy, exciting, neurotripping, atmospheric event.

Try Phuket, it's horrible


Koh Lanta is nice.  Or it was 3 years ago.
 
2013-05-29 11:13:13 AM  

Gonz: Cythraul: vernonFL: I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine.

It has a show with everything - but Ewell Brenner.

Yul. Yul Brenner.

Dude was King of Siam.


I'm glad you did that "Ewell made me stabby", however, you both missed "Brynner" at this point however.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-05-29 11:31:37 AM  

liam76: Fireproof: MNguy: Most of the idiot tourists I met there were either dreadlocked Euro-trash heading down to the full moon parties or dirty old men who would head straight off to Pattya.  Bangkok is a really neat and fun city.

While in the area as a cruise ship videographer, I was unleashed drunk on Pattaya with a few friends. There were no survivors.

/The ping-pong show was incredible.
//Anyone know if Bangkok is like that at night? I was only there during the day

Ping poing, smoking, endless scarf, lots of things I am a bit ashamed of seeing now that were hilarious in my 20's.


You forgot durian.
 
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