ONE SIAM the ‘must-see’ destination for all the family in the centre of Bangkok

by Expat Life

ONESIAM is a Global Destination of Extraordinary Experiences in Thailand. The premier entertainment attractions in Thailand and the best selection of restaurants in Bangkok all under the same roof.

If you are visiting Bangkok from overseas, having a day out in the capital or you are an international resident in Thailand there is no better one-stop destination than ONESIAM. No matter what your age, or the members of your friends, family or group, ONESIAM can provide the answer for a complete experience. As a global destination it has few rivals as the eclectic range of world-class brand names and the Siam Paragon department store has some of the best designed and well stocked emporiums in Thailand.

Gentlemen, leave the ladies to browse and they will shop to their hearts delight, just arrange to meet them at a designated location in a couple of hours or for lunch to take the shopping bags before they embark on a second sortie. Whilst you browse at your speed, find a comfortable chair to view proceedings or rest whilst they shop. For the children, of any age, there is something for everyone. On B1 floor Siam Paragon they have ‘Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World’ the only one in Thailand. This worldclass aquarium apparently showcases over 8,000 species.

Check out the spider crabs and octopus at Rocky Hideout or challenge yourself to take the Shark Walk where a thin sheet of acrylic underneath separating you from the five different species of sharks in a school, gam or frenzy! For the little ones KidZania Bangkok again the only one in Thailand allows them to experience different types of ‘role playing’ for the future – a firemen, construction worker, police officer and or a fashion designer. They even teach them the value of money with ‘kidZo’ – their very own currency where they get paid and have to plan and learn about money management.

Madame Tussaud
Madame Tussauds

Paragon Cineplex
Paragon Cineplex

The Edutainment Zone on 4/4a floor of Siam Paragon immerses children in a learning environment and presents educational opportunities for both kids and adults to learn new skills in languages, the arts, music, dancing sport and IT. The world famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum is also on the 4th floor of Siam Discovery, the Exploratorium. Have your picture taken with the stars of film, pop, politics and sport. It’s not just life sized wax figures but there are interactive activities along the way and the figures can all be touched and make great selfies with.

KidZania Bangkok
SeaLife Bangkok
Sea Life Bangkok

For the movie lovers amongst us the Paragon Cineplex, located on the 5th floor of the Siam Paragon, is home to 16 luxurious theatres showing the latest releases. The ‘Honda Ultimate Screen’ offers a laser projector and 4K projector or the Krungsri IMAX theatre screen which offers an 8 storey building height silver screen. Or the True 4DX theatre which offers a ‘real time’ experience as if you were actually part of the film with special effects including shaking, flashing lights and wind blowing. For those who have little ones, the Kids Cinema at Siam Paragon offers the full service to entertain the kids with movies and play areas. They even have a babysitter service!

Ecotopia Bangkok

Wandering on we came upon the Ecotopia Zone at 4th floor, Siam Discovery. Visitors can immerse themselves in an eco-loving lifestyle of over 1,000 products from more than 100 brands of eco-friendly products covering fashion, beauty, food, gadgets, stationery, home and garden decoration, all of which have been specially designed to be friendly to our environment. ONESIAM will definitely enable you to tick off your entire shopping list. For an exclusive shopping experience apply for VIZ card or ONESIAM-KBank Credit Card for a privileged shopping spree.

Jamie Oliver Bangkok
Jamie Oliver Bangkok

Jamie Oliver Bangkok
Salmon dish

With all that walking, fun and entertainment you will need to stop on a frequent basis during the day to refuel and take on supplies and ONESIAM offers a host of coffee stops, dining and afternoon tea opportunities. Check out Charna, inspired by Thai local house’s balcony on the 2nd floor, Siam Center, with healthy food of organic ingredients delivered from trusted farms under the concept of “feel good food”. Or the famous Taiwanese original bubble tea store “Coco Fresh Tea & Juice”. To eat there is every cuisine known to man, but we settled for Jamie’s Italian Restaurant on G Floor, Siam Discovery from world acclaimed British chef Jamie Oliver. The menu was varied and suited all palates and ages, the food was delicious and they had even adapted some of the dishes to appeal to local tastes. The table was full of signature dishes which included cured salmon, roasted shellfish, crab, avocado bruschetta with mayonnaise. Pizzas, kinds of pasta and grilled dishes of perfectly cooked fish and meat. The children had smoothies, the ladies talked through the spritzers and the men enjoyed a mix of imported beers and wine. A good time was had by all!

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