PHROM PHONG

From high-end malls to secondhand bookstores, Phrom Phong is the center of life in Bangkok for Japanese expats, high-end shoppers and international foodies. The leafy side sois in the neighborhood offer respite from the city’s sun as well as spacious condos, luxurious spas and local newspapers printed exclusively in Japanese. The Sukhumvit part of the neighborhood boasts Emporium and Emquartier luxury malls.
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Nordic Film Festival returns to Bangkok, showing 8 films at downtown cinema for free

Nordic Film Festival returns to Bangkok, showing 8 films at downtown cinema for free

As a year-long experiment, Petri Luukkainen will be stuffing all his things, including his clothes, into storage. He will allow himself to retrieve only one item per day. ...

Hit the gym, then the bar: Copper Bar opens inside urban sports center the Racquet Club

Hit the gym, then the bar: Copper Bar opens inside urban sports center the Racquet Club

Gin after gym, you say? We’re into it. We’ve all been there: soaked with post-workout sweat and craving a cold, refreshing cocktail. No? Just us? Well, if that is the...

Serial Laughter: New cocktail bar on Soi 26 specializing in tropical-themed drinks

Serial Laughter: New cocktail bar on Soi 26 specializing in tropical-themed drinks

If you’re looking for a new place to wind down after a long day, this fresh-faced drinking den on Soi Sukhumvit may be worth checking out.  On the same corner of Soi Sukhumvit...

Vistro Bangkok: New vegan fusion bistro with great plant-based dishes, desserts and homemade kombucha

Vistro Bangkok: New vegan fusion bistro with great plant-based dishes, desserts and homemade kombucha

It’s not easy to find vegan or vegetarian-friendly places to dine in Bangkok — even seven years after we first published this article to lament the extra legwork it takes...

Eat Like A Local: Samui-style Southern Thai Restaurant Lands in Phrom Phong

Eat Like A Local: Samui-style Southern Thai Restaurant Lands in Phrom Phong

There are many reasons to love Soi Sukhumvit 26: There’s the ultra-trendy coffeehouse Casa Lapin, high-end Indian restaurant Indus, and Michelin-starred fine dining spot...

Downtown Alt-Cinema to Host Bangkok’s First-Ever ‘Amazing Stoner Movie Fest’

Downtown Alt-Cinema to Host Bangkok’s First-Ever ‘Amazing Stoner Movie Fest’

With Thailand taking big steps on the path to medical marijuana legalization, a Bangkok arthouse cinema will — for the first time in the city — be throwing an event...

Check’em Out: These Bangkok bookstores are having big sales this month

Check’em Out: These Bangkok bookstores are having big sales this month

Now’s a good time to let your inner bibliophile live his or her best life: Two venues in Bangkok are currently throwing massive book sales. Let’s get straight to the...

Feeling’s Mutual at new Bangkok bar by ‘Bad Genius’ director & friends

Feeling’s Mutual at new Bangkok bar by ‘Bad Genius’ director & friends

Thirsty wanderers in the arid expanse of Phrom Phong need no longer remove themselves to Thonglor, Charoen Krung or – gasp! – a nearby mall to find cocktail escapism. The...

Magic, comedy and more to ‘feel good’ about at Check Inn 99

Magic, comedy and more to ‘feel good’ about at Check Inn 99

A telepath, poet and comedian walk into a bar and … what happens next? Find out while having some laughs and doing some good next Friday at a night of live-performance comedy,...

A Rice Enzyme Bath in Phrom Pong purports health benefits by burying users in living muck

A Rice Enzyme Bath in Phrom Pong purports health benefits by burying users in living muck

A Phrom Pong spa’s unique enzyme treatment is hot, both literally and figuratively. At Ease’s Rice Enzyme Bath offers clients the chance to submerge themselves into a wooden...