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Bored of all the regular malls around Klang Valley that seem very similar to each other with the same old stores inside? Well, if you’re like us, then this new shopping centre in Shah Alam is the breath of fresh air you need. In fact, when you step inside, it feels like a whole different country!

The first international mall by Central Group (owner of one of the largest shopping centres in Thailand, CentralWorld Bangkok), the recently opened Central i-City Shopping Centre promises you an experience unlike any other. All of their activities are even endorsed by Tourism Thailand weh!

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From scrumptious and authentic Thai foods to unique Thai-themed workshops, here are 4 reasons to get excited about Central i-City Shopping Centre:

 

1. Amazing detailed replicas straight out of Thailand!

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The most eye-catching part of the whole shopping centre has got to be the majestic traditional Thai village setpiece located at the Central Concourse of the shopping centre. Showcasing traditional Siamese architecture with exquisite precision, there is even a mini river with a floating wooden boat selling traditional Thai sweets ala Amphawa river market there. Wah!

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Made out of different huts, each section is actually a booth that sells authentic Thailand products ranging from foods to clothes. All of the merchants are directly imported from Thailand too!

 

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Besides the traditional and classical side of Thailand, there is also a replica of Bangkok’s colourful streets just opposite the traditional Thai village showcase, located at the Central Annexe of the shopping centre. Aptly named Bangkok Street Life, it gives you a first-hand experience of the day-to-day life in the country’s capital city.

 

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Encompassing a range of replicas from a double-storey shophouse that sells imported Thailand products to a Bangkok bus stop and police stand, it’s really quite an accurate representation of a street in Bangkok.

Heck, there’s even a tuk-tuk for you to take a selfie with!

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At the very end of the street, there are a few food stations that serve delicious Thai cuisines which we will discuss in detail below.

 

2. Delicious and authentic Thai food

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Of course, no Thailand experience is complete without a culinary one and Central i-City Shopping Centre delivers in that department too! From spicy, savoury Tom Yam noodles to sweet mango sticky rice, all freshly made by actual merchants from Thailand!

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There are various stations located at the end of the Bangkok Street Life showcase which include:

  • MAMA Mee Salad Station, serving delectable tom yam broth and dry noodle dishes from MAMA noodles, a Thailand instant noodle brand.
  • Red Ruby Tub Tim Grob Desert Station, one of the most famous Thai desserts made out of cubes of water chestnuts in syrup coated with red food colouring.
  • Mango Sticky Rice Station, a Thai dessert made with glutinous rice, fresh mango, and coconut milk.
  • Thai Milk Tea Station and others!

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There are also food stations at the traditional Thai village showcase, most notably the Tom Yam Noodles Station that serves Tom Yam Noodles made with fresh ingredients daily! I mean, just look at those prawns!

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Besides that, there are also mouth-watering Thai desserts sold on top of a wooden boat at the showcase.

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3. Amazing Thai themed photo booths

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Another unique attraction at Central i-City Shopping Centre are the photo booths which depict famous and iconic places within Thailand. There is even a description of each respective location placed beside the photobooths for visitors to learn more about the colourful nature and long history behind them.

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Just look at all the awesome poses and happy faces on these visitors who had their pictures taken at these photobooths:

 

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4. Thai-themed workshops and activities

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For adults and children alike, Central i-City Shopping Centre will be holding various activities and workshops that will immerse participants into the colourful Thai culture, including:

  • Batik painting workshop
  • Pandan folding workshop
  • Stage games
  • Dessert classes
  • Traditional Thai dance performances
  • Thai food cooking demo
  • Muay Thai performance and workshop
  • Banana leaf folding workshop and more!

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Everything looks awesome! Definitely the place to be for a wholesome time with your family and friends.

All of these super fun activities and showcases are part of Central i-City Shopping Centre‘s Sawasdee Thailand event happening from now until 5 May 2019.

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Nice! No need to travel up north to experience the best of what Thailand has to offer anymore. For more information regarding Central i-City Shopping Centre and their amazing Sawasdee Thailand event, don’t forget to like their official Facebook page here and follow their official Instagram account here.

 

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