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This combination of class, kitsch and kids' stuff makes Siam Paragon popular with families, if only for the frolicking fish and the vast open spaces where two-year-olds can scamper free, after you pay for the babysitting service, that is.
Separating glam from flimflam, as the sales hot up and designer brand malls Central Embassy and EM Quartier (Emporium) strut their stuff.
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Top line designer labels may not end up here as they are already showcased at malls like Gaysorn.
Duty-free shopping at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport is a breeze airside with acres of romp room.