Discover Bangkok’s Very Own Beverly Hills

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August 18, 2016 | BY Singapore Tatler

The hip Thonglor neighbourhood bustles with condominiums, offices, restaurants, nightlife offerings and more, marking the emergence of an upscale urban lifestyle hub.

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Quattro by Sansiri.

Bangkok’s hot spot
On any given night, Thonglor’s eclectic collection of social spots is buzzing, from hole-in-the-wall bars and open-air malls to pulsing nightclubs and sleek lounges. The area, spanning three kilometres in the heart of Bangkok’s Sukhumvit Road, has long served as a hangout spot for the affluent and trendsetting Thais, drawing visitors with its exciting nightlife, fine dining and casual restaurants. These days, Thonglor electrifies with new energy, emerging as a prominent centre of business and leisure—with a distinctively compelling vibe.

A shopping paradise
Catch the action at J Avenue, Thailand’s first community mall, for example. With beloved haunts like Greyhound Café and dessert pioneer After You, the mall attracts both local and Hollywood celebrities. For heartier bites (and further sightings of high profile influencers), the district’s restaurant options leave little to be desired—whether one chooses cosmopolitan brunch at Rocket, Roast or Tribeca or creative Thai fare at Soul Food Mahanakorn or Bo.lan.

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Rocket X at 72 Courtyard, Thonglor.

Rise to fame
It’s no surprise that, in recent years, Bangkok’s property market has turned the spotlight on Thonglor. Serviced by the efficient BTS mass transit system and a seamless connectivity to major city thoroughfares such as Asoke, Ekamai and New Petchburi Road, this dynamic area bustles with life. Regardless  of  race  or  culture,  the world’s movers and shakers convene here, and they are constantly drawn to the contemporary and uniquely innovative offerings.

In addition, Thonglor houses some of Bangkok’s most influential families, many of whom maintain multi-generational family compounds in the area. Moreover, it is a major commercial area with offices of local and multinational corporations as well as an array of businesses. Walk up the street and its side alleys, and you’ll  encounter chic vintage shops, independent designer houses, artisanal boulangeries, fashion-forward hair salons, custom motorcycle salons, premium supermarkets, specialty children’s boutiques and upscale home décor stores. The latter includes DM Home, where specialist interior designers scout the globe for the best selection of exquisite luxury designs.

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Thonglor view from Octave Rooftop Lounge and Bar.

While the area is known for all things hip and trendy, there has been a shift in the demographics, which now exude a more international vibe. A large percentage of Bangkok’s Japanese expat population lives in Thonglor, ensuring plenty of excellent izakaya, ramen and sushi joints as well as a complete Japanese dining and retail complex, Nihonmura, to serve them—all just a part of Thonglor’s sophisticated multi-faceted lifestyle options.

Discover Thonglor’s future
Demand for property in Thonglor, including new and used condos and apartments, has soared in the past several years. Despite the subdued economic climate, the demand continues to grow, marking the appeal of the area amongst high income Thai and expat buyers as well as investors who snap up properties that command premium rents.

The influx of new Thai and expat residents has also spurred the development of the local infrastructure, including world-class hospitals, international schools, shopping malls and a wide variety of amenities for families with children. Even while it maintains its reputation as a nightlife hotspot, Thonglor also serves as a family-friendly neighbourhood, with easy access to public parks, playgrounds and extracurricular classes.

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The 49 Terrace.

As always, Thonglor brims with potential, presenting vibrant opportunities for those living in Bangkok—whether they be full time residents, short-term holidaymakers or transient business people. Numerous boutiques, restaurants, community malls, cafés and bars are  within  walking  distance  from  any  given  point. Getting around is easy with a range of transport options. Thonglor is truly the Thai capital’s most happening urban lifestyle hub, featuring a living experience unmatched elsewhere in the city.

For more information, visit sansiri.com or call +66(0)2 201 3999.

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