Shopping Malls in Hua Hin

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Post by migrant » Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:59 am

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hhinner wrote:Agree about the aircon. Some weekends it seems that half of Bangkok comes down here just to go to MV. Malls in Thailand seem to be places to hang out rather than for shopping.
It makes you wonder how they make any money, giving away free air conditioning.
Near where we used to live in California the mall was used by many, mainly senior. people as an exercise walk. If my wife managed to drag me to the center i would sit out while she shopped, and saw many people making circuits.

I was not the only guy sitting waiting, and it would come up that they need bars in the place (liquid not iron) :cheers:
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STEVE G wrote:
hhinner wrote:Agree about the aircon. Some weekends it seems that half of Bangkok comes down here just to go to MV. Malls in Thailand seem to be places to hang out rather than for shopping.
It makes you wonder how they make any money, giving away free air conditioning.
Near where we used to live in California the mall was used by many, mainly senior. people as an exercise walk. If my wife managed to drag me to the center i would sit out while she shopped, and saw many people making circuits.

I was not the only guy sitting waiting, and it would come up that they need bars in the place (liquid not iron) :cheers:
Some years ago I used to sometimes get dragged to The Mall in Khorat and that used to have a pretty decent bar in the basement with live music all day, picturesque girls in uniform and large pitchers of draft beer, it was much better than shopping!

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STEVE G wrote: Some years ago I used to sometimes get dragged to The Mall in Khorat and that used to have a pretty decent bar in the basement with live music all day, picturesque girls in uniform and large pitchers of draft beer, it was much better than shopping!
That would get me interested! :cheers:
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migrant wrote:
STEVE G wrote:
hhinner wrote:Agree about the aircon. Some weekends it seems that half of Bangkok comes down here just to go to MV. Malls in Thailand seem to be places to hang out rather than for shopping.
It makes you wonder how they make any money, giving away free air conditioning.
Near where we used to live in California the mall was used by many, mainly senior. people as an exercise walk. If my wife managed to drag me to the center i would sit out while she shopped, and saw many people making circuits.

I was not the only guy sitting waiting, and it would come up that they need bars in the place (liquid not iron) :cheers:
That's been going on a long time. Back in the 70's my Dad belonged to a "mall walking" exercise club. They went to the local mall every couple of days and fast walked round inside it for about an hour. It was a safe, climate controlled place for retirees to get their exercise.
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Post by usual suspect » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:20 pm

I love to go to Tesco in MV..it is the only store in H.H. where I do not have an assistant shadowing me...I can pick-up, put-down, drift on, try a shirt on, choose a light bulb myself..without a hand reaching past you & offering you the one THEY think you need! (Yes I'm talking about Home Pro).
But Tesco alas DO have the surliest checkout staff in all of H.H. (& the smallest price-displays on their tills) :naughty:

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Post by oakdale160 » Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:48 pm

BLUPORT-- I understand an OCT opening is planned. Apart from the fact that it is MV x2 I have heard little about it.any info??

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Post by Gregjam » Sun May 01, 2016 6:36 pm

Now that Watsadu has air con it is definitely a place most blokes would be happy wandering around. No issues with staff bothering you like at home pro. In fact it is the opposite but I prefer disrupting the staff from their group chat about the latest gossip for some help rather than being harassed. Once asked the staff are quite willing to "try" to assist. But perhaps it has a way to go before it becomes a mall.

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Post by oakdale160 » Mon May 02, 2016 2:38 pm

Who are the anchor stores at bluport?

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Post by Pleng » Tue May 03, 2016 12:36 pm

oakdale160 wrote:BLUPORT-- I understand an OCT opening is planned. Apart from the fact that it is MV x2 I have heard little about it.any info??
It's supposed to be a lot more upmarket than MV. Think Siam Paragon, BKK.

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Post by huahin4ever » Tue May 03, 2016 7:05 pm

I will try to find out what stores Bluport will have when I'm back in Hua Hin. My wife's niece is going to work there, and she is currently in "training" at Siam Paragon in BKK, so as Pleng mentions it will probably be more upmarket than MV.
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Post by StevePIraq » Tue May 03, 2016 9:27 pm

Blueport resort mall is going to be fantastic, check out their web site

It is going to have a train, a boat and a horse, and everything is going to be in Thai, what a crap web site for such a huge development.

http://www.bluporthuahin.com/

To be honest we do need something new in HH Market Village is becoming very tired with very little new ever on offer.
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Post by caller » Tue May 03, 2016 10:42 pm

Bluport will have The Mall's own department store, just a smaller version to match the size of the new store. Within that they'll have their own outlets, plus concessions. There will of course, be other stores as well.
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Post by SunandFun » Wed May 04, 2016 12:41 am

StevePIraq wrote:Blueport resort mall is going to be fantastic, check out their web site

It is going to have a train, a boat and a horse, and everything is going to be in Thai, what a crap web site for such a huge development.

http://www.bluporthuahin.com/

To be honest we do need something new in HH Market Village is becoming very tired with very little new ever on offer.
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Post by Big Boy » Wed May 04, 2016 7:20 am

StevePIraq wrote:It is going to have a train, a boat and a horse, and everything is going to be in Thai, what a crap web site for such a huge development.
Sounds like Venezia :shock:
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Post by oakdale160 » Wed May 04, 2016 10:18 am

BLUPORT isa destination mall, not there for locals to buy bread and butter, but for the BKK-Thais to come for and parade around rather like Emporium in BKK. If farang wish to shop there I am sure they will be happy but the marketing will not be directed at them. So dont expect any degree of english fluency there.

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