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Bangkok’s Chatuchak weekend market has launched a mobile app as a guide to its 8000 shops and restaurants.
The Chatuchak Guide also offers special offers, promotions and discounts.
Developed by Digital Ventures, a subsidiary of Siam Commercial Bank, in collaboration with State Railway of Thailand, the app aims to provide the market’s retailers with an online presence to attract both local and international shoppers.
App users can search for shops by name or type, while a “live” map helps prevent users becoming lost in the market as well as find the shop they want to visit. They can also set up a shopping map by placing pins on shops they want to visit, or they can explore using the app’s recommendations.
Other features include The Spirit of Chatuchak, a video featuring each shop in the historic market, plus information on where to find toilets, meeting points, ATMs and other services. There is also the Flash Sale & Promotion section with special offers and discounts.
The app can be downloaded for use on both Android and iOS, and is available in English, Chinese and Thai.