A Disappointing Suan Lum Night Bazaar At Ratchada

Uncertain of what to make of the new Suan Lum Night Bazaar at Ratchada. It’s a market that we have been anticipating for a long time, as it is close to where we stay.

They had their soft launch on 23 Dec, 2015. Bf and I visited it two weeks later.

 

Still empty at 1.30pm

 

 

Brisk business as many stalls are still closed

 

As we arrived  before their opening hour at 4.00pm, the market was still very quiet. Sellers were just setting up their stalls, outside the main building. That gave us opportunity to walk around, and look-see, sans the crowd.

 

Still not ready

 

Construction was still ongoing inside the building premises. I understand that the stalls are meant to move inside, once the construction is done.

 

Uh-hu?

 

Santa Claus and dinosaurs?

 

Kiddo-happy-land

 

This whole place lacks of a ‘binding theme‘ … dinosaurs, statues? It reminds me of Dream World at Rangsit. Given the stiff competition in the market now, POD (point of differentiation) is important. But perhaps, this market will attract more of a family-target audience with the dinosaurs, ‘animal’ ride, etc.

We are in no hurry to return, hoping that they will pull their act together.

If you are a fan of Malaysian/Singaporean food, good news. Champion Sports Bar is located at Ground Floor of Suan Lum Night Bazaar Ratchada. They used to be at President Palace Hotel at Sukhumvit Soi 11. Price is on the expensive-side, but their food is superb!

You might be interested with my 2nd visit to Suan Lum Night Bazaar, read more here.
Suan Lum Night Bazaar Ratchadapisek

Address: 5, Ratchadapisek Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok

Tel: 02-938 1471

Opening Hours: 16:00-24:00

Nearest MRT: Lat Phrao

 

Floor map


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