Time to shop till you drop at Thailand’s Grand Sale


BANGKOK, Thailand – Malaysians will want to head north to shop and save during the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale, Thailand’s biggest annual shopping extravaganza, which offers world-class shopping, a diverse selection of quality products and services, and special discounts of 10-80 percent.

Visitors from Malaysia will certainly appreciate the special promotions and huge discounts on offer by leading department stores, shopping complexes, King Power Duty Free shops, airlines, hotels, spas, hospitals, jewelry shops, and participating retail outlets.

Malaysians, being world-class shoppers, will love this Grand Sale, and the best part of it is that it takes place between June 15 and August 15, just before the annual Malaysian Mega Sale Carnival begins. So you can shop till you drop in Thailand, have a bit of rest, then resume your shopping back home in Malaysia.

These bargains will be available along designated “shopping streets” in Bangkok, at golf courses, through online travel agents, and at special events held in the popular tourist destinations of Chiang Mai, Phuket, Hat Yai, Pattaya, Hua Hin, and Koh Samui.

The shopping streets provide a convenient opportunity to make great buys in an exotic range of unique crafts and cottage industry products, many only available in Thailand. Local shopping streets will be organized in all the participating cities.

This year, along with the brand-name products, which are traditionally the most popular items, special attention is being paid to promote locally-made products such as handicrafts, apparel, decorations, and home-use products made under the umbrella of the One Tambon One Product (OTOP) scheme.

With the global economy being what it is, Malaysians are finding Thailand an increasingly attractive destination just next door, whose products nicely complement those available in Malaysia.

In addition to discount offers of up to 80 percent from participating establishments and up to 20 percent off food and beverages, be sure to check out the special promotions offered by retail and service outlets displaying the “Amazing Thailand Grand Sale” logo. These include free gifts, vouchers, and lucky draw prizes.

Visitors who book their travel plans in advance with participating tour operators and airlines in Malaysia will get additional benefits such as special discount cards from leading retail outlets, discounted travel insurance, and Fast Track coupons to cut waiting times at airport immigration channels.

So not only is this a great opportunity for Malaysians to save while shopping in Thailand, they can also save on air travel to neighboring Thailand and have a chance to win even more prizes, awards, and discounts through lucky draws.

To take advantage of special discounts, promotional offers, and other privileges – from June 15 to August 15 – simply look for the “Amazing Thailand Grand Sale” sign on display at participating outlets.

The “Amazing Thailand Grand Sale Fair 2011” will be held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center from July 28-31, 2011. Some 600 tourism-related products and services will be available for sale at discounts from 10-80 percent.

Plan your itinerary now, and make your bookings; the grand sale is coming soon! Bring your bags, but don’t pack much in them… you’ll need the space to take all your super savings back home!

Read about more promotional activities for Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2011 at: http://tatnews.org/events/events/2011/june/5450.asp#2 .