Travel: Hen Night in Bangkok

If wild hen nights (and strippers) are not your cup of tea, you’re probably the bride who opts for that extra bit of pampering on your hen night, just to help you become the prettiest bride you can be on your big day. While we know that you can easily indulge in your spa treatments, manicures and pedicures in Singapore, why not make your money work harder by checking into Bangkok? At only three hours away by flight, Bangkok is a breeze to get to, and can give you more value for money on your hen night than you can imagine. Here are our three tips on what you can do.

1. Indulge in head-to-toe beauty at the Shiseido Spa & Salon qi-emporium

A haircut, manicure, facial, full body exfoliating scrub and so on — chances are if you can name it, Shiseido Spa & Salon’s probably got it. You can easily spend up to half a day in this pampering environment to get your skin and beauty to tip-top condition. The Shiseido Spa & Salon uses the brand’s luxurious Qi line of products and is complemented by a mix of Western and Eastern massage techniques that aim to provide balance for the mind and body. You will also be delighted to know that the Qi line of products possess no artificial colouring and are usable on even sensitive skin. All products also feature a faint, spicy, herbal fragrance that is designed to relax and refresh.

You can choose form any of Shiseldo Spa & Salon’s four outlets in Bangkok, namely at Emporium, Jasmine City, Siam Paragon and Central Chitlom.

2. Shop for bridesmaid dresses at Platinum Fashion Mall
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Boasting more than 5 levels and 3 zones of shops, Platinum Fashion Mall is a dream come true for every shopaholic. It is no exaggeration that you can likely find anything here — the range of products carried by the stores include flower crowns, leather accessories and even dramatic hats! Of the many apparel stores, you can easily find more than a dozen who selling dresses that are perfect for your bridesmaids. These dresses are typically made from chiffon, and come from a range of pastel colours that will definitely complement your wedding gown. And the best part? Buying more than 3 pieces at each store in Platinum Fashion Mall automatically qualifies you for a wholesale price discount, which is always a good thing!

3. Eat!

Yes, we hear you. You must be thinking, how can we advise you to eat when you’re trying to lose weight to look your best? But what’s a Bangkok getaway without a taste of some signature Thai dishes? The best way to get around the dilemma is just to pick the not-so-sinful dishes — for starters, try the spicy mango salad or tom yum goong; for mains, opt for the healthy and nutritious steamed whole fish instead of the usual grilled pork and chicken. Skip the dessert and drinks — the Thais have an extremely sweet palate, which means that you might be putting on the pounds without knowing it if you’re not careful with your sugar intake.

For an authentic Thai dining experience at an extremely agreeable budget, we recommend Sabai Jai Gai Yang located at Ekamai Soi 1.