The Eastin Hotel Makkasan Bangkok have announced that all the rooms on offer for only 7,425 baht per month have sold out in only 3 days.
Facebook went into a frenzy at the start of the week when the low-cost offer from the four star rated hotel went viral.
For just 7,425 baht plus a 5,000 baht security deposit you could enjoy:
• Free water and electricity
• Free Wi-Fi internet
• Complimentary welcome set (2 towels, 1 soap, 1 bath gel and 1 shampoo) at the time of check-in
• 30% discount on food & beverages (excluding alcohol)
• 10% discount on alcoholic beverages
• Air conditioning
• Swimming pool and gym access
• Mini fridge
• Cable TV (32 channels)
• Shuttle service from hotel to BTS (9 a.m.,12 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.)
• 24 hrs. security
• Microwave in the common area
• Vending machine in the common area
• Washing and drying machines in the common area
With free cable TV, aircon, electricity and wi-fi included in the price it’s hardly surprising the room sold out so quickly.
Food Park At Big C Ratchadamri Is Dead Without Chinese Tourists
Photos of the Food Park located at Big C on Ratchadamri Road in Bangkok looking like a ghost town have been widely circulated on social media over the past 24 hours.
Of course, food courts are currently closed in Bangkok due to the government order, however, this has been the scene since last April.
Normally the Big C Superstore would be packed from open until close with thousands of Chinese tourists passing through its doors every hour.
The Ratchadamri branch was the companies flagship store making more money than any other in Thailand.
The overflow reached every part of the complex including the Food Park which just like the supermarket, was packed from morning until night.
Now, with restrictions on entering Thailand still in place, both are deserted and like a ghost town.
Lower Sukhumvit Is A Ghost Town
This was the scene showing many closed bars, hotels, shops and restaurants on Sukhumvit Road this week.
Like many people living in Bangkok, I was hoping the powers that be weren’t going to pull the plug on restaurants. Sadly, they did.
They’ll be staying closed until further notice when someone decides it’s safe for people to eat with friends and family again.
There’s a lot of people whose livelihoods are been lost. It really is a sad sight.
Quakers: Pet Duck Rides Owner’s Motorcycle
This motorcycle rider is often seen around Chinatown at night carrying his pet duck on the back of his bike.
Here he is in a video at a retro night market near Bangkok’s Ong Ang canal. Shoppers gathered round to take pictures of the unusual pillion passenger and ask the old man questions about the cute pet.
He said his duck has a name tag around his neck which also has a flashing light and his phone number, in case he ever gets lost. He has a remote control which he says controls the duck.