I was in Siam Square the other day. It seems this trendy place right in the heart of bustling Bangkok still retains its exciting atmosphere _ people, especially teenagers and students, were seen everywhere, hanging around to shop, eat and show off their latest fashion and mobile trends. The roadside was busy, too. It was lined with kiosks selling everything from clothes, shoes, handbags, costume jewellery and gadgets to food and sweets that all looked tempting.
Walking around I noticed that one thing hasn't changed much since my time as a student _ the tuition houses. The only thing that has changed is the number of them. Today, apart from being one of Bangkok's super trendy shopping and dining areas, Siam Square is also a famous destination for parents looking for special tuition for their children, be it basic English or mathematics, music, art or craft classes, Siam Square has them all and caters to students of all ages.
The tall building, Siam Kitti Tower on Henri Dunant Road, is home to a large number of tuition houses, in addition to the stand-alone centres on many Siam Square sub-sois. On the ground floor of this towering building are facilities to make sure the parents waiting for their children are happy and relaxed. There are many small bookstores, trendy bakeries and coffee shops and most importantly, a huge parking space.
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