To get oriented and pick up transport bearings dive straight into the gleaming sprawl of the monstrous Siam Paragon ( complex facing the renovated Siam Square One .

This is at the Siam Square terminus and train interchange spot.

Whether you’re aiming to prance around in pretty pink florals or you make a dash for the bold black stripes, miss Flamingo offers a handful of memorable heels.

In general, duty-free prices for liquor and perfumes have climed at Bangkok's international airport in the past year or two, well above the currency fluctuation adjustments but the Johnnie Walker duty-free price seems more attractive.

Also look at Jim Thompson for fine silk offerings and linens.

Playing with a black-and-white palette, the label adds surprising textures, modern twists and unexpected splashes of color.

Head here for posh pencil skirts, blouses and eveningwear, or simply to gawk.

Prices can be a mixed bag with the dollar on a trampoline (exchange rate, US$1=Bt33) and several alcohol and fashion stores now quote in Thai baht.

In October 2017, a Johnnie Walker Black Label one litre bottle was priced at Bt1,250 (around US or a dollar more than in 2015), while a 12-year-old one litre bottle of duty-free Chivas Regal was priced at Bt1,300 (US).

If you miss Milin ( at Siam Paragon, don’t worry, there is one in almost every high-end mall in Bangkok.

The outpourings of an uber-talented, young designer, Milin has been a fun brand in demand for the last few years.

In Siam Paragon you’ll also find an increasing number of independent designers vying for elbowroom in this sparkling white space.