From retail therapy at the trendiest malls across Asia to some of the best sporting activities this side of the planet, AirAsia brings you the best of shopping and sports within its network of destinations. Here’s how you can indulge in some of the most exciting activities around while saving big on baggage and sporting equipment.
Words: Adli Syahril
One of the leading shopping destinations in Asia, Hong Kong has taken the art of shopping to amazingly lofty heights.
CAUSEWAY BAY Great place to find independent retailers selling fashionable goods at low prices. Notable shopping malls here include Times Square and the 13-storey department store, SOGO.
MONGKOK Experience the best of Hong Kong’s open-air street bazaar with hawkers selling almost everything from fashion to electronics.
THE LANDMARK Home to prestigious international brands and designer labels with luxury being the catchphrase of the day!
GETTING THERE AirAsia flies to Hong Kong from various destinations. Go to www.airasia.com for flight details.
From high end department stores to warehouse buys, Bangkok makes your hard-earned cash work extra hard for you!
CHATUCHAK WEEKEND MARKET Chatuchak Weekend Market is home to more than 8,000 booths in over 27 sections. It is one of the largest markets in the world selling almost everything from clothes to antiques and collectibles at ridiculously cheap prices.
SIAM A sprawling shopping hub teeming with international brands with flagship stores, almost every designer label can be found at Central Chidlom, Siam Paragon, Gaysorn Plaza, Siam Square and Discovery Centre. The surrounding area houses wholesale and cheaper shopping options that are equally exciting like MBK and Platinum Mall. Pratunam Market here is also a major street market selling fashion goods and souvenirs at wholesale prices.
SUKHUMVIT ROAD The longest street in Thailand with countless side lanes (soi), Sukhumvit is packed to the rafters with great shopping hotspots such as the Emporium, Terminal 21 and L’Arcadia. Stalls selling all kinds of things line the street at night.
GETTING THERE AirAsia flies to Bangkok from various destinations. Go to www.airasia.com for flight details.