Bangkok rivals Singapore for the title of the region’s shopping capital, and its selection of malls offer amazing scope and variety. Old stagers (in Bangkok terms anyway) include the MBK Center. Arguably, the city’s most famous mall, MBK boasts eight floors packed with over 2000 shops selling everything from clothing to electric appliances, cameras and mobile phones. Bargains can be had, especially on cameras and phones, but be prepared to negotiate hard. For a more upmarket shopping experience, head to newer malls such as Siam Paragon, Emporium and Gaysorn Plaza. The latter, in particular, positions itself as the city’s most high-end retail complex with international labels such as Louis Vuitton sharing space with emerging Thai designer brands such as Fly Now.