In another Neighborhood Focus, the guys revisit an area discussed in Season 2: Thonburi, roughly defined as the ‘other side’ of the river from downtown Bangkok. ‘Revisit’ on the show that is, cause both Greg and Ed have lived in Thonburi for a while – we never left. 🙂
So why talk about it again? Well, a lot has changed on our side of Bangkok in the two years since we first covered it. The mega chic complex at Icon Siam has sparked a lot of development in the area properly known as Khlong San. The guys discuss their thoughts on Icon about a year after its opening and conclude that it seems to have improved considerably, with more food options and a greater community feel. It’s still ‘just a mall,’ but props to the developers for trying to do something different, and both Greg and Ed consider it worth a visit.
The boys then wander the neighborhood, noting the ramshackle homes practically touching the super expensive residences at Icon Siam before hitting a few notable bars and restaurants along the river, ending up at Klong San market and noshing on some great raisin bread. Greg ponders that the Khlong San area of Thonburi is poised to possibly become the Thong Lor of the other side of the river.
Listen in for details and the names of places the guys recommend.
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