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Mega mall near Bangkok airport opens despite lack of tourists

Retail developer Siam Piwat ties up with US's Simon to challenge Central Group

Siam Premium Outlets Bangkok, which opened on Friday, has a total floor area of 50,000 sq. meters with capacity to house more than 200 brands. (Photo by Masayuki Yuda)

BANGKOK -- Tourists are being given a brand-new choice for last-minute shopping before they leave Thailand, once the government starts to loosen the country's borders that were tightened due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Thai mall developer Siam Piwat and U.S. mall owner Simon Property Group on Friday opened Siam Premium Outlets Bangkok, under their joint venture Siam Piwat Simon. The new luxury outlet mall, which can house over 200 brands, is located less than 10km east of Bangkok's main international airfield Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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