Latest shoe trends in Thailand

Latest shoe trends in Thailand

Thailand is a land of islands. Everywhere you go, no matter which city you are visiting, it is most likely that you will find a beach. They have mountains, waterfalls, forests and rivers. They have a great modern touch to the country but the statement is it is a naturalistic country. Where ever you go in Thailand, you will find something adventurous. It is essential to dress properly for any type of exploration here. Especially the shoes need to be on point. If you wear high heel while trekking, it will result very badly. Below are 5 shoe trends that are foolproof to work in Thailand.

Flip-flops or sandals

The very first things on the list, is sandals or flip flops. As you will be visiting a lot beaches, a good pair of sandals are must. Flip flops do not have to be plain and boring black. You can choose a nice print, something that matches with your outfit. For the men, you can choose something that showcases your interest and personality. Thailand is a hot country. If you wear shoes that tend to sweat your feet, you will end up getting overheated very soon. Whenever you visit a foreign country, try to stay as comfortable as possible. Some people try too hard to be fashionable and end up hurting themselves. Fashion does not have to be painful. Fashion can be comfortable if you can pick your things properly. Flip flops or sandals do not cost too much. If you want to buy luxury brands, then if may cost a little extra. You can embellish your simple flip flops with plastic or fabric flowers too.

Slip-on shoes

When you are going for any kind of adventure in Thailand, opt for Slip on shoes. These shoes are easy to wear, they will protect your feet and they will not cause overheating. As mentioned earlier, Thailand has a hot weather. You do want to wear shoes that are comfortable to walk in but you also do not want to get super sweaty. So slip on shoes is best option here. They are great for cycling. They are great for trekking. They are great for simple sightseeing walking. The best part of this type of shoes is they do not need any socks. It is a life saver because when you are on a holiday, you do want to keep your luggage as light as possible.

Slip-proof shoes

Thailand is mostly islands and it is quite easy to slip on the shore. You need to wear shoes that are anti-slippery. You need to check your shoes before you pack them. If they are slightly slippery, you may end up having a bad accident. If you are looking to do adventures in Thailand, you must take caution and choose slip proof shoes. Anti-slippery shoes are good for hopping, kayaking, jeep ride and long tail boat rides. When you are going for boat rise or on a cruise, slip proof shoes are a life saver. So avoid straining you ankle by choosing anti slippery shoes.

Dressier shoes

A pair of dressier shoes is a must because you will not only do adventures and sightseeing in Thailand. You will also visit fancy restaurants, theatres and museums. For places like such you need a good pair of dressier shoes. Women like to embellish their accessories, so you can pack foldable pair of dressier shoes in your luggage. It will come handy. Many tourists keep a pair of foldable dressier shoes in their handbag because they never know when they need to change from sandals to shoes.

Rainy season shoes

Thailand has rainy season around October to December. So if you are visiting the place during that time, you must pick shoes that dry easily. Shoes made of rubber are a great option. They have a good grip at the bottom. They do not slip easily. They do not need any extra time to dry off. Not to mention they are super comfortable as well.

Whenever you are visiting Thailand, keep that in your mind that choosing a good pair of shoes can make your visit much happier. The wrong choice can end up giving you a bad holiday experience. So choose the best pairs.

Beauty tips from celebrities

Beauty tips from celebrities

Either on the runway or the screen, most celebrities boast admirable beauty we all want to emulate. Believe or not, their beauty is not always a blessing from their genes or the magic effect of an airbrush on Photoshop. Their beauty is also due to certain products and practices. Like they say, it hurts to be beautiful. You have to know what product and technique will suit you best and commit to a beauty routine. Fortunately, some beautiful celebrities have share their secrets.

Gwyneth Paltrow, a classy actress renown for her beauty and eternal youth, confessed she is a fan of Bioderma's micellar water and she says this cleansing solution is "the best make-up remover.” Accordingly, "it's unscented, doesn't dry your skin or sting, and gets rid of all your make-up with a few swipes. You're left with soft, clean skin." She added, "I use omega-3 oil. I love light oil on my skin. It's one of my favorite feelings in the world."

The academy-award winner Kate Winslet also gave away her beauty secret. "A good eye cream is really important when you are traveling, busy and stressed-that's when the dark puffy circles can get you."

Meanwhile, Canadian supermodel Coco Rocha shared her surprising style secret."My number-one beauty tip is to practice at home whatever you're going to be wearing. Don't just put something on because you think it's the look of the day or the season. Especially when everyone is saying there's a look for the season, try it out and see if it really looks good on you and be good at it before you go out there wearing it.”

"My beauty tip is bronzer. Regardless of whether you're light-skinned or dark-skinned, wear bronzer. Put it on the periphery of the face, the décolletage, and the cheeks. It always makes you look like you just came from Ibiza! As for my fitness tip: Corsets!" said Zara Mohamed Abdulmajid, also known as Iman, a Somali-American fashion model, actress and entrepreneur. She is also a pioneer in the ethnic-cosmetics market.

Actress Rachel Bilson is another celebrity that relies on bronze. "I dust my cheeks and eyelids with bronzing powder for a natural glow."

Another member of the cult of the Bronzer is Eva Mendes. She said, "A shimmery bronzer is the perfect way to look alive. If you don't want to wear makeup, mix some with moisturizer. You'll look pretty but not made-up."

Arizona Muse, an American fashion model, also shared her beauty secrets: "My number-one beauty tip is to mix Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair with foundation. It just turns every foundation into the most sheer amazingness. For fitness, I do a lot of yoga. I love yoga. I think it's so good for your mind and body, as well."

Carolyn Murphy is an American model and actress. In 1998, she was named VH1/Vogue's “Model of the Year” and she was also one of the “Modern Muses” on the November 1999 millennium cover of American Vogue. Her popularity has been such that she represented Calvin Klein's perfume “Contradiction.” Murphy also shared gave beauty advice to the women of the world. "My beauty secret is drinking a lot of water. I drink a lot of water and then I moisturise. Otherwise, I wish I did more fitness. I'm not a fanatic. I don't think it's very becoming for a woman to have a body like a man's, which is super cut. I prefer to be a little more on the softer side, so I just keep it light with a lot of walking, yoga, and an occasional jog. But even that's a lot of work!"

Actress America Ferrera also relied on water to boost her beauty. "Once I started drinking more water, my skin, hair and nails all flourished."

One of Charlie's angels, Lucy Liu, mentioned she is a fan of Aquaphor. "When I was shooting a movie in Montreal, it was freezing. If you take a little bit of Aquaphor and dab it on your face, it keeps your skin looking fresh. I dubbed it Aqua For Everything."

The beautiful actress Liv Tyler (in photo) employs an interesting technique to make her skin look flawless. "After applying foundation and a little blush, dust your face with translucent powder, then mist skin with a rosewater spray and lay a Kleenex over for a second. It makes your face seem flawless in a way that looks as if you aren't wearing any makeup."

What is trending in Thailand

What is trending in Thailand

Trend is something that whether you like it or not, you subconsciously do follow it. Whether it is fashion, sport, gadget, food or even cultural trend, it is very catchy. From the elite to the mass, everyone seems to adapt to the latest trend sooner or later. Thailand is one of the busiest countries in South Asia. It is a fashion hub for the tourists. It has many eye catching natural sights and its modern architectural beauty is worth mentioning. If you are planning on visiting Thailand anytime soon, read this article to get to know the latest trend in Thailand.

Meeting Hub

The House on Sathorn is a place located in the W Bangkok. Thailand is very well reputed for having business meetings and gatherings. They make sure you get the value for your money. The House on Sathorn has colonial buildings that have beautifully designed event rooms. Nai Lert Park Heritage Hom is a wood house which is designed as a tropical house. For the public it is opened as a museum. There are event places and a traditional Thai restaurant. They are suitable for meetings but they have extravagant activities that can surprise the guests.

The beaches

Thailand is all about lavishing beach views and activities. They are a hub for the adventure lovers. They make it safe to do for people of all age. The price for each activity is fairly reasonable, and, therefore, people with limited budget can also enjoy them. From Trekking, scuba diving, rafting, boat riding, paragliding, mountain climbing, they have everything. The beaches are also very famous of having a relaxed time too. There are sections where you can just lie alone and bask in the open sun. The beaches are one of the reasons why Thailand is visited so much by tourists.

Street Stalls

Thailand has one of the biggest street markets around the world. Some of the street markets have nearly 8000 thousand stalls. The huge availability makes goods rather cheap as there is competition between the stall owners. If you can bargain well, you will get a very good deal in these street stalls. These stalls are not limited to fashion items alone. You will find home décor, gadgets, and plants too. Certain street markets even have a wide variety of food courts nearby so the shoppers can take a break from their shopping and enjoy some delicious Thai food.

Different types of Drink

Thailand is known for different types of drinks. There are no beverages in the world which you will not find in Thailand and at a cheaper price. They even have the elephant poop coffee for the tourists. Surprisingly many tourists try this coffee as it is not common in all places. Beer and whisky are the most famous drinks in Thailand. Thai beer is their authentic drink which they pair with spicy dishes. Thailand has a rule that one can buy alcohol between 11pm to 2 pm and 5 pm to midnight. No one can buy any alcohol on Buddhist's Holiday.


Thailand is well known for its women fashion. Thai women fashion has a lot to do with lace, bohemian prints, oriental glam, color blocking, oversized shirts or pants, and bold prints. Millennial pink, plaid print, and corset belts are not something Thai women like. For shoes, both men and women are into comfortable shoes. They enjoy flip-flops, slip on shoes, rubber shoes and easy to dry shoes. At fancy occasions they opt for dressier shoes. Thailand is a hot country, so the sunglasses are very trendy and needed here. Women like to add fashionable scarves with their outfits sometimes.

THAILAND FASHION WEEK, Autumn/Winter 2020, will be on 25-26 JUNE, 2020, VARAVELA, BANGKOK


Tom yum goong is a Spicy soup made with shrimp. This is one of the most consumed dishes of Thailand. Som tum a salad made with green papaya is another famous dish. Tom Kha kai is a chicken soup made with coconut cream and you must try this. Thailand is a tropical country and it produces a lot of coconut. Their food has a lot of coconut in it too. Coconut milk, shredded coconut, coconut butter are used generously in most of the dishes. Thailand's Pad thai has become world famous because it is a simple fried noodles packed with flavors.

The trend in any country evolves with time. Thai trend also slowly evolves but keeps their originality intact.

Where to shop in Bangkok

Where to shop in Bangkok

From glitzy shopping centres housing posh international and local brands to colourful and vibrant street markets steeped in Asian culture and traditions, Bangkok is a shopaholic's dreamland. While night bazaars in Bangkok are the best place to find handicrafts, local items, affordable clothes, and souvenirs in general, quality items and luxurious brands can be found in the huge malls spread out across the city.

The shopping mall culture might have been spreading across Bangkok over the culture but what night markets are still the beating heart of the city. What bazaars lack in posh brands, they make up for in atmospheres. Surrounded by beautiful stalls and live music, it's in the night markets that you will get a glimpse into the real Thai way of life. Whether you decide to do your shopping in mall or a night market, they both offer plenty of opportunities to take a break from the shopping frenzy and get a bite, either at a franchise restaurant or from one of the many stalls offering local delicacies such as Pad Thai and rice soaked in coconut milk and served with mango.

Here is a list of the best night markets and shopping centres in the city:

Roi Fai Market, Srinakarin

Literally train market, Roi Fai Market is a lively and authentic open-air bazaar in the Thai capital where you can soak up the local culture and shop till you drop. From vintage collectables and memorabilia to antique furniture and hippy fashion, Roi Fai Market is a vibrant travel capsule for nostalgic travellers. What really makes the train market stand out, however, is its originality. While other night markets house typical modern fashion, electronic devices and knick-and-knacks that can be found in every most stalls across Bangkok, Roi Fai Market is the place where you can buy one-of-a-kind and exclusive items that are hard to find elsewhere, including vintage leather jackets and Japanese action figures. Paired with restaurants, bars and snack stalls, the shopping frenzy is limitless. Please note that this bazaar is only one from sunset to midnight, from Thursday to Sunday.

Central World (in photo)

Spanning across eight floors, Central World is the world's sixth largest shopping centre. With a floor dedicated to each type of merchandise, shopping here feels visiting 8 malls in one go, and every floor is equipped with cafes and restaurants, so you have can a break from all that shopping, or even go to the mall to see it in its colossal splendour.

If you are looking for sports equipment and clothing, this shopping centre is home Bangkok's biggest sports shop - Super Sport. Central World also houses two huge department stores - the Zen and Isenta - which comprise a large range of brands that have their own specific area, although they are not separated by walls.

Comprising a mall and a night bazaar, Asiatique offers the ultimate Bangkok shopping experience. Housing over 1,500 boutiques and 40 restaurants, you can easily pull an all-nighter in this warehouse complex. When you get tired of browsing from one item to the other, you can watch a Thai puppet performance or even catch a show at the Calypso ladyboy cabaret.

To get there, the easiest way is to take the BTS to Saphan Taksin and then you have to get the free shuttle at the end of the pier. Although boats are the fastest way to get there - it only takes 10 minutes - they only run until 11pm. From the boat you can walk along a beautiful 300-metres long boardwalk. Alternatively, you can flag down a taxi, but beware traffic can be deplorable in this area. Although the decor is meant to be in inspired in the 1900s, it is a bit overwhelming that the illusion gets lost. The design of the place, however, is very practical and there's enough space to mingle with the crowds without feeling suffocated like in other night markets.

JJ Green Night Market is a bohemian kind of night market that perfectly pairs being a vintage flea market with a local drinking hangout. You can browse from built in shops to stalls that house everything under the sun, from secondhand clothes to vinyl CDs, collectables, old car models, artwork, antiques, retro cameras, branded posters, musical instruments, you name it, they've got it. Most of the items are a bargain already, so there is no need to haggle.