JJ Mall: Shopping Nostalgia for the 60s, 70s and 80s

If you would like to discover how daily life in Bangkok used to be from the 1960s to the late 1980s, head to JJ Mall. The not-so-attractive shopping mall is a heaven to discover and buy treasures from past decades.

Anyone in Bangkok, Thais and visitors alike, have heard about Chatuchak market, considered to be the largest flea market in the world. During the weekend the market is filled with thousands of shoppers looking for the best bargains. However, if you feel tired of sharing your best addresses at the market with thousands of others, cross Kamphaeng Phet Road and make a trip to the past.

There is something unique about Thai people. In contrary to some other cultures in Southeast Asia, Thais seem to enjoy keeping all the objects of their daily life forever. Shops and even homes of people are often filled with thousands of more or less useful objects. Are Thai people turning sentimental or nostalgic of a time long-gone? This is possible. However,…

Original published: 2018-10-10 15:36:43 Read the full Bangkok News here


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