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Public Transport To Promenada Mall?

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I'm not quite sure what the fascination with all the malls is?

Is there some kind of secret mall scene going on we don't know about?

What am I missing?

Oodles of eye-candy, for a start! An air-conditioned environment to exercise whilst enjoying the former. Cheap lunch whilst enjoying ... I think you get the idea. :D

My wife enjoys perusing the stores and she's gotten used to my giving her spending-money on the way out. This goes in her bank a/c and she gets immense joy out of seeing 'savings' grow. It's a whole new experience.

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Or, get constructive and do a post on the film festival, asking if others are interested in going (likely they are) and then a logical next step is arranging shared transport.

Win win, you meet some people, it becomes a social outing, and you get transportation, likely free. And it becomes a positive Thaivisa post instead of adding to the pile of negative ones.

If there's anything that may have changed for the worse in Chiang Mai then it's that Farangs coming over didn't bring feelings of entitlement with them.

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As someone living out in the countryside, I too am not happy about the outward growth of CM. But aren't there enough shopping opportunities within the city? KSK, Airport Plaza, & soon to arrive Maya? I thought the idea of out of town shopping was to prevent the congestion caused by the out of towners trying to get into town to shop. With ample shopping in the city, why would city dwellers want to head out of town to shop?

Well we all know talk is cheap and for sire if you have been following this for the last two years you know what I mean. Upscale shops same as air port shops and on it goes. For myself I want to see what they have done with the outsider grounds check the theaters out as I do enjoy movies. Check out the new Rimping it is supposed to be the best of the lot and in General see what it has to offer. Will English be more available?

I to would like to know if they are going to have free transport from various locations in the city like the two routes for the Air Port Mall. I am also interested in knowing if I buy a lot of groceries if there will be tuck tucks and Songhtows or Cabs there as there is at KSK and the Airport Mall.

They are putting a lot of money into this mall and they openly admitted that they are reaching out to areas outside Chiang Mai as they feal there is not enough here to warrant them with out customers from other areas. In a way we will be going out there to protect the locals from having a great big deserted shopping Mall.

No thanks needed.

Just tell us if there is free transport and where and when to catch it.

Also how to find there movie listings in English or is it a little early for that?

why should anyone do something for you for free? who are you? if you are so interested in "see what they have done with the outsider grounds check the theaters out as I do enjoy movies" then why not flag a tuk tuk and pay the money to get there just like a Thai would have to unless perhaps a relative is going and can take them there?

when the mother in law wants to shop at Big C Don Chan, she calls a tuk tuk, the guy comes for her, drops her off, and then waits in the parking lot for her call when she is done shopping. then he goes to the door, loads her bags into the tuk tuk and takes her home and unloads the bags for her. for this she pays 250 Baht. she would never dream that someone should do this for free for her and she is Thai. as for your demands to have everything printed in English just for you...everyday when i am out i hear countless old farangs speaking in Thai to shopkeepers, waitresses, taxi drivers, government people, etc. just because you are too lazy to buy a dictionary or translation software or learn like the others do, maybe they should build a English website just for you?

I would appreciate it if you would read all the post. I also asked of they would have tuck tucks, Songhtows and taxi's. You seem to think it is wrong too also ask if they will be like the other 2 malls with free transportation,

Are you having any trouble patting yourself on the back because you can speak Thai and others have a hard time with it, I have taken courses and had a private tutor. I may be one of those elderly farongs you heard speaking Thai in a store. But it is not and never will be good enough to get any details. You seem to think that because you only think of your self every body else does also, false Their are many people who do not read Thai such as you do and need English. Please point out where I asked them to build an English web site just for me. If you had any sense at all you would know they will do it with out having to be asked.

why didn't you just answer the question with the truth. You don't know. By the way if your mother in law wants to shop at the airport mall I can tell her how I do it for 240 baht save her ten baht and give her a bigger selection of shops and movies.

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sounds like a lot of the expats in chiang mai are turning in to shopping alcholics,can not wait to get to the mall for there fix.

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A good comment "will English be more available".

As a goodly percentage of shoppers at any of the Rimpings are farangs, you'd really think they'd cater a lot more for those of us who have not been able to master enough Thai to understand the labels on the shelves. It's hard enough stooping down to read the miniscule type as it is.

If I'm shopping for fabric conditioner, I don't need the label to tell me it's 'blue' or 'pink' I can see that!

What I want to know is, am I about to take off the shelf a bottle of conditioner in a pink bottle or a bottle of bleach in a blue bottle?

Please do not cover the instructions on packets with a permanently adhesive Thai label.

So Rimpings - get with it, listen to your clientele and remember that we don't all speak Thai. We are westerners, buying mostly food which is labelled in Thai and precious little English, if any.

Only last week I asked a shop assistant at Rimpings why she put all the orange juice on the shelves, with the Thai description facing out. I turned one around to show the English description, (what type of oranges used) and she looked quite surprised.

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It's funny that you should mention that (about Rim Ping). A couple of months ago I completed a suggestion form at the customer service desk at Rim Ping supermarket. After doing so, I explained the gist of the suggestion to the woman behind the counter. The suggestion being: please alternate the face of the product on the shelf, i.e., some showing the Thai print, and some showing the English print. Doing so would save the customer the bother (albeit slight) of having to continually turn products around to learn of the contents. Moreover, I predicted that sales would very likely increase since customers would readily see what the product is, and be tempted to try something new.

The customer service attendant thought that that was a very good idea, and paged the head stock clerk to tell him of the suggestion. A few other employees also gathered by this time, and--best of all--they all concurred that this was an excellent idea that could be readily implemented at no cost.

Well, needless to say, not a thing was done to change their old way of doing things. And getting them to use an easily-removable adhesive on labels will never happen either.

So much for suggestion boxes. As always, Thais will lose face if it's perceived that they don't know what the customer wants. So, contrary to western thinking, the customer is not always right.

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There are 3 free shuttle buses (looks like rod dang) in front of the mall.

No.1 Promenada->Chiang Mai University->Nimmanaemin-> Promenada

No.2 Promenada->Airport Intersection->Chiang Mai Gate-> 3 Kings Monument->Kad Luang(Varorot Market)->Train Station->Promenada

No.3 Promenada->Payup University Food center> Kairos Square Payup University-> Promenada

Time table as below

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There are 3 free shuttle buses (looks like rod dang) in front of the mall.

No.1 Promenada->Chiang Mai University->Nimmanaemin-> Promenada

No.2 Promenada->Airport Intersection->Chiang Mai Gate-> 3 Kings Monument->Kad Luang(Varorot Market)->Train Station->Promenada

No.3 Promenada->Payup University Food center> Kairos Square Payup University-> Promenada

Time table as below

992866_10200693650877995_1812930158_n.jp

Thank you

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New Update from fanpage : promenadachiangmai

No.1 Promenada->Chiang Mai University->Nimmanaemin-> Promenada

No.2 Promenada->Airport Intersection->Chiang Mai Gate-> 3 Kings Monument->Kad Luang(Varorot Market)->Train Station->Promenada

No.3 Promenada->Payap University Food center> Kairos Square Payap University-> Promenada

No.4 Promenada->Airport Intersection->Holiday Inn Hotel-> Pornping hotel ->Kad Luang(Varorot Market)->Train Station->Promenada

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There are 3 free shuttle buses (looks like rod dang) in front of the mall.

No.1 Promenada->Chiang Mai University->Nimmanaemin-> Promenada

No.2 Promenada->Airport Intersection->Chiang Mai Gate-> 3 Kings Monument->Kad Luang(Varorot Market)->Train Station->Promenada

No.3 Promenada->Payup University Food center> Kairos Square Payup University-> Promenada

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now this old cheapskate farang can get his FREE ride.

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There are 3 free shuttle buses (looks like rod dang) in front of the mall.

No.1 Promenada->Chiang Mai University->Nimmanaemin-> Promenada

No.2 Promenada->Airport Intersection->Chiang Mai Gate-> 3 Kings Monument->Kad Luang(Varorot Market)->Train Station->Promenada

No.3 Promenada->Payup University Food center> Kairos Square Payup University-> Promenada

Thank you

now this old cheapskate farang can get his FREE ride.

Now that wasn't a very nice thing to say. In my mind Dolly and the others weren't looking for a FREE ride. Because they have no cars or bikes they are just looking for some form of public transportation.

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It's actually a welcome addition to public transport in Chiang Mai.. ;) Good routes.

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It's actually a welcome addition to public transport in Chiang Mai.. wink.png Good routes.

Do you know if it will be a permanent thing or just until everyone gets to know where it is?

If it's permanent, I'm sure the Promenada will get a lot of people who might otherwise not bother.

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New Update from fanpage : promenadachiangmai

No.1 Promenada->Chiang Mai University->Nimmanaemin-> Promenada

No.2 Promenada->Airport Intersection->Chiang Mai Gate-> 3 Kings Monument->Kad Luang(Varorot Market)->Train Station->Promenada

No.3 Promenada->Payap University Food center> Kairos Square Payap University-> Promenada

No.4 Promenada->Airport Intersection->Holiday Inn Hotel-> Pornping hotel ->Kad Luang(Varorot Market)->Train Station->Promenada

there is something mistake. Let me edit

I think 1 Rod dang (10 -12 passengers) for every 2 hours is not enough. I don't know in the future Promenada will add more or not

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There are 3 free shuttle buses (looks like rod dang) in front of the mall.

No.1 Promenada->Chiang Mai University->Nimmanaemin-> Promenada

No.2 Promenada->Airport Intersection->Chiang Mai Gate-> 3 Kings Monument->Kad Luang(Varorot Market)->Train Station->Promenada

No.3 Promenada->Payup University Food center> Kairos Square Payup University-> Promenada

Thank you

now this old cheapskate farang can get his FREE ride.

Really bothers you that you7 did not read the original post and when mentioned in other posts you didn't have the answer.

Read the original post there was other questions asked that were not answered.

Probably becvouse it is to early to tell but that is probably complicated for some people to understand.coffee1.gif

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Here is some information from Chiang Mai News for shuttles heading to Promenada for the European Film Festival. They're free and I don't think it STRICTLY for movie festival goers.

There will be 4 cars leaving 3 times per day (red cars showing Promenada logo).

All films are free.

Route and Timetable

1. Route no. 1

  • 6 times per day - 11.00 / 13.00 / 15.00 / 17.00 / 19.00 / 21.00
  • Route : Promenada -> Chiangmai University -> Nimmanhaemin road -> Promenada


2. Route no. 2

  • 6 times per day - 10.30 / 13.00 / 15.00 / 17.00 / 19.00 / 21.00
  • Route : Promenada -> Airport Junction -> Chiang Mai Gate -> Three Kings Monument – Kad Luang ->Train Station-> Promenada


3. Route no. 3

  • 4times per day - 12.00 / 14.00 / 17.00 / 19.00
  • Route : Promenada -> Mana Food center - Payap University -> Kuang Kai Ross-Payap University ->Promenada

Movie Timetable

  • Opening Reception 6pm 12 June 2013
  • Thursday 13 June 7pm Germany ''3''
  • Friday 14 June 7.15pm Romania Medal of Honour
  • Saturday 15 June 2.30pm France Tomboy / 4.30pm Spain Frozen Silence / 7pm Czech Republic Protector
  • Sunday 16 June 2pm Denmark This Life / 4.30pm Poland Wonderful Summer / 7pm Netherlands Cool kids Dont Cry
  • Monday 17June 7pm Italy The Enterpreneur
  • Tuesday 18 June 7pm Hungary The last Rhapsody
  • Wednesday 19 June 7pm Denmark A Funny Man
  • Thursday 20 June 7pm Spain Dont be Afraid
  • Friday 21 June 7pm UK - london -The Modern Babylon
  • Saturday 22June 2.30pm Finland Stars Above / 4.45pm Germany Goethe / 7pm Portugal The death of Carlos Gardel
  • Sunday 23 June 2pm Sweden Beyond / 7pm Luxembourg Blind Spot
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Here is some information from Chiang Mai News for shuttles heading to Promenada for the European Film Festival. They're free and I don't think it STRICTLY for movie festival goers.

There will be 4 cars leaving 3 times per day (red cars showing Promenada logo).

All films are free.

Route and Timetable

1. Route no. 1

  • 6 times per day - 11.00 / 13.00 / 15.00 / 17.00 / 19.00 / 21.00
  • Route : Promenada -> Chiangmai University -> Nimmanhaemin road -> Promenada

2. Route no. 2

  • 6 times per day - 10.30 / 13.00 / 15.00 / 17.00 / 19.00 / 21.00
  • Route : Promenada -> Airport Junction -> Chiang Mai Gate -> Three Kings Monument – Kad Luang ->Train Station-> Promenada

3. Route no. 3

  • 4times per day - 12.00 / 14.00 / 17.00 / 19.00
  • Route : Promenada -> Mana Food center - Payap University -> Kuang Kai Ross-Payap University ->Promenada

Movie Timetable

  • Opening Reception 6pm 12 June 2013
  • Thursday 13 June 7pm Germany ''3''
  • Friday 14 June 7.15pm Romania Medal of Honour
  • Saturday 15 June 2.30pm France Tomboy / 4.30pm Spain Frozen Silence / 7pm Czech Republic Protector
  • Sunday 16 June 2pm Denmark This Life / 4.30pm Poland Wonderful Summer / 7pm Netherlands Cool kids Dont Cry
  • Monday 17June 7pm Italy The Enterpreneur
  • Tuesday 18 June 7pm Hungary The last Rhapsody
  • Wednesday 19 June 7pm Denmark A Funny Man
  • Thursday 20 June 7pm Spain Dont be Afraid
  • Friday 21 June 7pm UK - london -The Modern Babylon
  • Saturday 22June 2.30pm Finland Stars Above / 4.45pm Germany Goethe / 7pm Portugal The death of Carlos Gardel
  • Sunday 23 June 2pm Sweden Beyond / 7pm Luxembourg Blind Spot

Free transport to a brand new mall, are the theaters the size of football stadiums?

Wonder how long before the Central free wifi and air con crowd move in?biggrin.png

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Um, they're ary Euro films. Not CGI 3D hollywood flicks.

I'm going, but that's mostly in the hope of meeting some arty Euro chicks.

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Um, they're ary Euro films. Not CGI 3D hollywood flicks.

I'm going, but that's mostly in the hope of meeting some arty Euro chicks.

Somehow I think the competition will be stiff for their attention - we are in CM, after all. Everyone's an artist or a spiritualist...or both ;) Happy hunting!

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