Truth tags

Honest taglines of places in Bangkok

Bangkok isn’t perfect. It’s ridden with countless flaws and things that don’t actually make any sense. Like the building of more condominiums when there’s no demand for them or constructing a flyover bridge with a concrete pole right in the middle of it. Heck, half the city is probably one giant health and safety hazard waiting to collapse to make the front page news. But hey, it’s home.

We get it. It’s that love-hate relationship. Like when you’re frantically fanning your mouth because your som tum is painfully spicy, but deep down you still crave that burning sensation on your tongue that gets you sweating so much you have to ask for another pack of tissues.

Some people call it messed up; we call it having personality. So for this week, dear readers, we give renowned places their honest tagline to show you that no matter how loopy our city gets, we will always be here -- making fun of everything and not taking anything seriously.


VILLA MARKET

Sells cheese and chips you can’t afford.


CENTRAL EMBASSY

Always empty.


EMQUARTIER

The mall no-one knows how to pronounce.


7-ELEVEN

On every junction, every corner and every soi. You can’t escape it.

FAMILY MART

For when it’s closer than 7-Eleven.


DEMO

Could actually be really fun, when you’re off your face.


MEGA BANGNA

Parking space for IKEA.


SOI COWBOY

Girl, boy, ladyboy; you’ll be riding something here.


LEVELS

The music is alright but the “pretties” here are fabulous.

CHEAP CHARLIE’S

Every expat you know, all in one place.

IRON FAIRIES

Because everything looks better in the dark.


SIAM BTS STATION

What hell on earth looks like.


BEAM

Where the music genre of hiso-techno was born.


ROCKET

Hot Swedes inside.


BonChon

Still making you line up for fried chicken.