I had the same reaction again when I recently visited Bangkok after two years and heard Gateway at Ekamai, Terminal 21 at Asok, and couple of other new shopping malls have developed since I left.
Nevertheless, I still went to Terminal 21 out to see if they made it any different from the rest. Especially after I was told, "when you go to Terminal 21, at least go check out the restrooms on every floor."
Weird suggestion, right? I know. But I went in and came out AMAZED.
When I entered the mall, I must have seen the longest escalator in the world or something, connecting from the ground floor until the third.
As I walked around, I saw the boards at escalators saying 'departure' and 'arrival' along with city names...and each floor was designed based on the concept of some of the famous cities around the world, like Istanbul, Tokyo, London, San Francisco, Paris, etc. Istanbul had Turkish lamps hanging from the ceiling, and other sculptures or pillars representing the city. Same goes for all the other floors and other cities (see the Japanese lanterns below).
|Turkish lamp chandelier|
|gorgeous Turkish lamps and street|
|let's test your eyes: read what it says on the black cloth!|
|Mango and sticky rice|
Walking around further, I spot this t-shirt in one of the stores. Yes, I think we have had enough of 'gangnam style' already!
|oppa no no no!|
But what about the restrooms?
I'm getting there. Dessert at the end. (oops. lol.)
See these pictures below?
|theme restrooms with different concepts|
|restrooms in Terminal 21|
Although the temperatures in Bangkok never require heating the toilet seat or setting the water temperature to warmer, this has been the only kind I have EVER seen in Bangkok. I'm afraid all these fancy toilets might not last too long because of curious people experimenting on each button, you know. Anyway, now that I am back to US and to !@#$%^&* bathroom tissues, I might just start crying if I talk about how good the water spray felt.
So let me leave you with my happy face instead.
|Hollywood ............................................................... Japanese|
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