How To Survive: Thailand

Basic sayings and word to help you get around:

Hello – sà-wàt-dee

How are you? – sà-baai dee măi

My name is… – pŏm chêu

I’m from… – pŏm maa jàak

Bye – báai baai

Cheers! – chai-yoh!

Do you speak English? – pôot ang-grìt dâai măi

Excuse me – kŏr tôht

Cool places to eat and foods to try:

Bangrak: 4-6 Soi Saladang, Silom Road

Cool and trendy place with great Thai food and occasional live music.

Street food on Sukhumvit Soi 38:

Always a good variety of street food and pop up restaurants to try.


This posh restaurant chain is found in many of the big shopping centers.

Bamee Sawang:

Supposedly Bangkok’s best noodle shop. Try the Egg noodle soup!

Thip Samai:

Who doesn’t like Pad Thai? Well the best place for Pad Thai is in Thailand and the best place for Pad Thai in Thailand is here.

Places to shop:

Central World Plaza

Shop through the labyrinth of stores and cool east asian department shops.

Chinatown, Bangkok

Siam Square, Bangkok

This place is the hub of individuality and is also know as a very trendy spot in Bangkok. Think of it as Thailand’s Soho or 5th Ave.

Best Places to Skate:

Preduce Skatepark

One of the best places to skate is located in ‘Esplanade’ Shopping Mall. They also have boards for rent.

Pink Skate Park

This awesome park is a bit of a hole in the wall but has lots of big name brands such as billabong, vans and penny host contests there.

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