Terminal 21 brings the dream of travelling the world to downtown Bangkok, with its unique concept that places several world-famous cities under one roof. Find yourself wandering around a maze of shops in Tokyo City, sauntering down London’s Carnaby Street, bagging a bargain in an Istanbul souk, or shopping for something to fill your growling stomach at the Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.
Part of the same building as Grande Centre Point Sukhumvit, Terminal 21’s curvilinear glass-and-steel façade resembles a 21st-century airport, and the theme continues once you step inside. Floor signs signal the arrivals in particular cities, electronic display boards bring to mind flight information displays at an airport terminal, and the information desk receptionists wear flight attendant uniforms.
The 9 floors at Terminal 21 house some 600 shops, a Cineplex, Gourmet Market (supermarket) and a food court with all kinds of mouthwatering Thai and international fare. The basement level (LG) has a Caribbean theme and is where you can find the Gourmet Market, takeaway food outlets, market-style food vendors as well as banks and bookstores. Take an escalator up a level and the ground floor (G) brings you to Rome, with all kinds of international and local fashion labels such as Kipling, CC:OO, Mango, Lacoste, Camel Active, Levi’s, and more.
Paris, located on M floor, takes you to the Champs-Élysées, where more fashion brands await your discovery. The 1st to 3rd floors are home to smaller shops by local independent labels. Women’s fashion is on the 1st floor (Tokyo) and men’s on the 2nd floor (London). The 3rd floor (Istanbul) is for gifts, jewellery, fashion accessories, toys, beauty products and home décor. With an eclectic collection of shops, this floor has a look and feel of a Middle Eastern souk but with a modern twist.
To complete the lifestyle experience, Terminal 21 has an 8-screen cineplex on the 6th floor operated by SF Cinema City. You can also find a Fitness First Gym on the same floor.
Terminal 21 is a delightful shopping and dining experience in Bangkok. It has particular appeal for the younger generation of shoppers, specifically university students and young executives. The diversity is good and price tag even better.
You can alight at the Asok BTS Skytrain Station and use the skywalk to reach Terminal 21.