The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

April 5, 2017 by David Herd

New Pattaya Shopping Mall

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

 Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya started in November 2015 when they started demolishing the shopping complex. That seemed to take the best part of a year before actual building commenced. Now they are really making progress as you will see from this photo blog.

It’s a huge site adjacent to the Dolphin roundabout  as you can see from the above photo.

A popular cafe

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

I used to often have breakfast at this popular little Thai restaurant beside the Dolphin roundabout.

Above you see it, below you don’t. 🙂

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

November 2015 and they start demolishing.

The wrecking ball at work.

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

It’s a huge job pulling down this large building, it is taking months & months.

Slowly everything is coming apart

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

Escalators & elevators have already gone.

Here comes the heavy machinery

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

Now they are getting serious. 🙂

Workplace health & safety

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

Does not really exist in Thailand. 🙂 

Looking like a bomb site December 24 2015

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

You could be mistaken thinking this is a war zone.

Bye bye Hong Club

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

Not sure what went on here but it’s all over now folks.

All this has to be removed

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

Knocking it down seems like the easy part, now somebody has to remove the rubble.

 OK, we are getting somewhere May 21st 2016

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

In the top left hand corner you can see the Dolphin roundabout.

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

You may recognise 2nd Rd North Pattaya.

Pile drivers are here.

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

 June 28th 2016 8 months after the start.

 

Phoenix rising

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

February 6th 2017 and we see the start of the building.

March 27 2017

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

They are working at a frantic pace, 7 or 8 cranes are in operation.

April 2nd 2017

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

At this rate I think they will finish by mid 2018.

This shows the progress

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

Taken from the 26th flor of Markland Condo.

An exciting project.

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

This is only the shopping mall section, the 25 story hotel is going up at the bach of the shops.

July 18 2017

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya The work never stops.

October 21 2017

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya The mall is really taking shape.

November 6 2017

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

These guys work 24/7.

An impression of the final product

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Thanks for visiting my Building Terminal 21 Pattaya photo blog.

 

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Fabulous views, excellent restaurants & a very good room rate if you book through THIS LINK.

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The best Pattaya budget hotel, 3 pools & opposite Central Marina shopping mall. For a great room rate just book through THIS LINK.

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Pattaya Hilton

Pattaya hotels, Hilton & Holiday Inn

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Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

January 22, 2017 by David Herd

Terminal 21 & Centrepoint Hotel

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok is only one station or 10 minutes from where I stay in Soi 11 Nana. Asoke station is adjacent to Terminal 21 one of the many Bangkok shopping malls.

Rajadapisek Road

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

From the corner of Sukhumvit Rd, on the left is Terminal 21 & on the right is the Pullman Hotel. The first street on the right is the famous Soi Cowboy.

Asoke Montri Road

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

 

Rajadapisek Road This is the other side of the intersection coming from Rajadapisek Road. The tall building in the centre on the 25th floor is where you can find one of Bangkok’s great sky bars, the Long Table.

Long Table Sky Bar Asoke

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

A great spot to watch the sunset. Photo credit AsiaWebDirect.

Location

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

 The Asoke station has a direct walkway into Terminal 21.

Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

 

The five star Pullman is in a great location, for a discounted room rate just book through THIS LINK.

The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Next door to Terminal 21 on Sukhumvit Road, book through THIS LINK for a great room rate.

Terminal 21 Asoke

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

A terrific location for shopping and eating.

Tony Roma’s

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Just step off the sky train & walk straight into the mall. Tony Roma’s ribs are famous world wide.

 Asoke comes alive at night

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Lots of action here at night plus traffic gridlock on Sukhumvit Rd around the busy intersection.

Every night on Sukhumvit Rd

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Forget taxis take the sky train. 🙂

Soi Cowboy 

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

 Soi Cowboy is only a very short street with about 40 go-go bars, competing with Nana Plaza and Patpong Rd.        

Nana Plaza, Patpong Rd and Soi Cowboy are popular “so called” entertainment areas.

 Hemingway’s at Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

 Another beloved expat bar and restaurant, Hemingway’s, shut its doors at the end of October 2016.  The land was purchased by Japanese developers who plan to build a 27-story hotel on the site that sits directly at BTS Asoke at the top of Sukhumvit Soi 14.

Such a shame to see it go.

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Unlike in the US, the UK and  Australia, there are no laws in Thailand to protect historic buildings. If there were, this rare and gorgeous specimen would have been protected. Sadly the owners spent one million USD (THB35 million)  renovating the house and opening the restaurant just four years ago.

 Brewski at Radisson Blu Plaza

Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok

Brewski sky bar on Sukhumvit Road near Soi 25 claim to be the only rooftop craft beer bar in Bangkok. I’m not into craft beers however an Asahi bottle was reasonably priced at B160, or $4.50 USD.

 You won’t see many white elephants in Asoke

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Here is two of them. 🙂

View from the Sofitel Sky Bar.

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Looking down from the 32nd floor of the Sofitel Hotel.

Thanks for visiting my Exciting Asoke Sukhumvit Line Bangkok photo blog.

       

When I’m in Bangkok I like to stay in Sukhumvit Soi 11, here is an excellent budget hotel, if you USE THIS LINK you will get a great rate of around B1100 per night, or $30 USD.

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The best Bangkok budget hotel I have ever stayed in.

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Sabai Wing North Pattaya

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The best Pattaya budget hotel, 3 pools & opposite Central Marina shopping mall. For a great room rate just book through THIS LINK.

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Pattaya Hilton

Pattaya hotels, Hilton & Holiday Inn

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Terminal 21 Bangkok food

March 25, 2016 by David Herd

Asoke on Sukhumvit

Terminal 21 Bangkok food

Terminal 21 Bangkok food

 

Terminal 21 Bangkok, food shopping and entertainment at this convenient shopping mall right beside Asoke railway station on Sukhumvit Road.

Relaxing in the air-conditioning

Terminal 21 Bangkok food

Bangkok temperatures are so high many people like to relax in the cool shopping malls. Terminal 21 is not as modern as many other Bangkok malls such as Siam Centre, The Emporium or EmQuartier however it offers all the attractions such as low cost food, a supermarket and a convenient central location.

Terminal 21 Bangkok food

Terminal 21 Bangkok food

Terminal 21 Bangkok food allows you to eat cheaply from as little as B30 a dish, or you can go more upmarket if you wish.

 Here is the terminal

Terminal 21 Bangkok food

This lighthouse model dominates the entrance to Terminal 21, I wonder how many times it has been photographed?

Victoria’s Secret

Terminal 21 Bangkok food

Lots of upmarket fashion shops to keep the ladies happy and spending their money.

The Westin Grande Sukhumvit

Terminal 21 Bangkok food

Adjacent to Terminal 21 Bangkok is the upmarket Westin Hotel, only a 5-minute walk from the Sukhumvit metro sky train and a 10-minute walk from the lake and gardens at Benjakiti Park. Use this link for a great room rate.

Luxury skyscrapers

Terminal 21 Bangkok food

As you can clearly see the surrounding area is full of luxury upmarket buildings. In fact there seems to be a building boom all over the city.

Mini Golden Gate bridge

Terminal 21 Bangkok food

Terminal 21 has a spectacular mini Golden Gate Bridge spanning the central atrium.  In fact each floor has a theme for a different city.

 Grande Centre Point Hotel

Terminal 21 Bangkok food

Terminal 21 Bangkok

Terminal 21 Bangkok food

Entrance from Asoke station.

Tony Romas

Terminal 21 Bangkok food

Famous for ribs, I had not eaten at Tony’s for 10 years when they were on Sukhumvit at Nana.

Carolina Honey Ribs

Terminal 21 Bangkok food

They tasted as good as they looked but I really should have ordered the half serve, the standard was a little too much for me.

Washed down with red wine

Terminal 21 Bangkok food

 

The waitress gave me a nice bag to carry home the 1/2 a bottle that I still had left.

Terminal 21 Bangkok

Terminal 21 Bangkok food

Many thanks for visiting my Terminal 21 Bangkok photo blog. Put this interesting shopping mall on your bucket list. Asoke is a great Bangkok district for luxury hotels, condominiums & restaurants. Oh, and don’t forget the famous Soi Cowboy which is one of the cities major red light areas. Have a look at my Cowboy photo blog here.

I-Check Inn Soi 11

Terminal 21 Bangkok food

Just a few meters from Nana station is this excellent small hotel tucked away is a lane off Soi 11. If you use this link you will get a room for around B1100. One train stop from Terminal 21 or 15 minutes walk.

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Holiday Inn

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Fabulous views, excellent restaurants & a very good room rate if you book through THIS LINK.

The building in the middle is the Holiday Inn, on the left is the Amari Hotel which is another very good five star hotel. Use THIS LINK to book for a very good room rate.

Sabai Wing North Pattaya

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The best Pattaya budget hotel, 3 pools & opposite Central Marina shopping mall. For a great room rate just book through THIS LINK.

Sutus Court is a great budget hotel right i the heart of one of Pattaya’s main bar areas, just use THIS LINK for a terrific room rate. 420/100 Moo 9 Soi Buakhao.

Pattaya Hilton

Pattaya hotels, Hilton & Holiday Inn

This is the view from Horizons the amazing rooftop bar. A great five star hotel located opposte the beach & above the Central Festival shopping mall. Just book through THIS LINK for an excellent room rate. 

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