The smell of fresh jasmine flowers fills the air as Bangkok's young and trendy residents flock the streets to find the best bargains on a typical Saturday afternoon. The market of choice varies depending on one's interest, but today we found ourselves at Chatuchak Market.
Chatuchak Market is one of the largest open-air markets in the world. It has a bit of everything for almost every taste, which include vintage clothing, stalls delivering a variety of fried food, and used footwear. We talked to a few shoppers over their choice in style, shopping for the day, as well as their knowledge of Le Prestige du Monde. This is what our new friends had to say.
Best thing about Bangkok: I love the food and the generosity of Thai people
Worst thing about Bangkok: I hate traffic in the city - always so crowded.
What do you know about Le Prestige du Monde (PdM): I've seen the website and met some reporters at this year's Elle Fashion Week. I believe it's a fashion magazine.
Best thing about Bangkok: I like all of the shops near Siam Square - it's a very trendy spot.
Worst thing about Bangkok: I think Bangkok is a bit polluted compared to Seoul, Tokyo, and Singapore.
What do you know about Le Prestige du Monde (PdM): I've heard of it, but don't know too much. I think it's a talent agency - some of their reporters are always in fashion shows.
Age: 28, 25
Best thing about Bangkok: (B) Food, people, and the nightlife. (N) I really enjoy how modern life meets traditional Thai culture, especially when we perform alms giving to monks in the morning.
Worst thing about Bangkok: There are few places with good burgers in this city.
What do you know about Le Prestige du Monde (PdM): It's a media group from America, but we're cheating since we're good friends with one of the editors.