Every cloud has a silver lining, and my silver lining is that the traditional Seri Centre has just been turned into a classy Paradise Park. It prides itself as the Oasis of Eastern Bangkok, but judging by the looks of it, it will soon become the Oasis of Entire Bangkok.
As my company's bank is situated there, I am one of the few who has witnessed the evolution of Seri Centre into Paradise Park due to my never-ending bank transactions. In a nutshell, the design concept of this new mall is to make it look like a massive indoor garden, with natural sunlight coming in to nourish the abundant greenery in the mall. Whatever I say would not actually do it much justice, so I would let me pictures do the talking. These were taken during the extravagant opening celebration last Saturday, which involved performers from all parts of the world and a documented 1000 (??) celebrities.
How could a party be a party without eye candy for the kids?
|The cute Dr Samitivej who has such a massive head that it wouldn't stay on its neck without support from the hand.|
|Swatch's Flik Flak putting my height to shame.|
|The main theme of the mall - Made in Paradise, Open on Earth - well illustrated here.|
|Another designed with plants and flowers suggesting this is more of a garden than a mall.|
It has dedicated rest zones that make you feel completely relaxed and zoned-out from the intense shopping:
|Classy right, I doubt the chairs will hold up for long though.|
|There are rest stops that make u feel like u are in a vineyard.|
|I am personally quite proud of this montage, hope you enjoy it.|
|Can you find Li Li?|
|Welcome to Paradise.|
Just when I thought I was in Paradise, Li Li pointed to a sign which brought me back to Earth with a loud thud.