A couple of days before Rara and I were set to leave for our Girly Bangkok Weekend, I chanced upon an article on Terminal 21 – Bangkok’s latest awesome mall. It is actually an Airport themed mall, where every floor leads you to a different destination! We were really looking forward to visit this mall and so we went around the world in 3 hours.
I could spot at least 4 cities which I’d like to visit in real life, so to have a “preview” of them was really something awesome
And when I say the entire floor = one city, I meant the ENTIRE FLOOR. It really puts the themed toilets at Great World City to shame. Hmm, let’s start with..
I’ve been to San Francisco once many years ago and have always dreamed of going back to the beautiful city. Never did I expect that I’d come back to another version of it!
The golden gate bridge!
Took this while going down the escalator, doesn’t it look like all the cars are moving?
We went to 2 restrooms while in San Fracisco (not too sure just how many restrooms there are in each city), and these 2 really blew me away. You’ll observe that with every restroom we visit, I was more and more blown away.
Ok. San Francisco Restroom 1: Crab Restaurant Theme
Along the walkway to the actual restroom entrance:
And upon entering, we found..
Crabs above our heads!
This next photo gives me a Spongebob vibe. Isn’t there? It’s like Mr Krabbs will come out at any moment!
A close-up on the tap. Love how nautical it looks!
And more nautical nonsense!
What a beautiful toilet you say? Wait till we get to the next one. In the mean time, here are some sights of San Francisco:
Clockwise: a lot of beautiful, quaint cafes like this one, a San Francisco trolley (which is also the exterior of the cafe in the first photo, Chinatown!, a heart figure – probably an icon for “I left my heart in San Francisco”
Ok let’s cover the second San Francisco toilet: The Old Bakery! I really loved this one as it feels so homey and cheery
Look how cute the restroom icons are, wearing chef hats!
Still at the walkway to the toilet entrance, lol. This is actually one of my favourite photos from our trip!
The first thing you’d see when you enter is this really happy sight:
And this was a kid size sink! I had to stoop low to get this shot. It was really cute!
The cubicle doors:
Here are more photos around San Francisco, before we move on to the next stop: Istanbul!
I really love the streets of Istanbul, it just gives a very mystical vibe doesn’t it?
One thing we noticed about Istanbul was that it was filled with really pretty lamps and lights!
Even in the restroom, there were nice lamps. We only visited one restroom in Istanbul, so let’s just call it Istanbul Restroom: Turkish themed.
Check out the sinks and mirrors. They are all so quaint and pretty!
More pretty lamps overhead (yes, we’re still in the restroom!!)
Ok that’s all for Istanbul.
Next stop: PARIS!!!!
We practically RAN to Paris (and also London) because it is one of THE cities to be in
Paris was so beautiful and classy, as we expected. Here is one lovely little lass who was also starting to look very tired (it was a really long day), sitting on a pretty bench in pretty Paris.
And here’s another young lady with her bike, smiling away in the (imagined) warm sunshine:
If that was a “girl” bike, we also found a cute “guy” bike! Where is the mysterious French guy who owns this bike!
Ok toilet time!
This was the classy entrance to the Parisian toilet!
And when you go inside, you see these hanging beautiful lamps..
And then you turn to your right to these montage of wall mirrors. I think our jaws just dropped when we saw this:
Isn’t just so beautiful? Of course this serves as a photo op, lol
Okay enough about Paris. Moving on to Tokyo!
Japanese lamps. Some sights we saw in Tokyo (we breezed through Tokyo very quickly):
A gigantic prosperity cat which was actually quite freaky upclose.
And a trip to Japan will not be complete without Sumo wrestlers!
Ok some quick photos to show the restroom:
The inside of the restroom had trees and leaves! I like the simple decor of this toilet:
We really, really loved London. I think we spent quite a bit of time there, camwhoring the night away.
This was us, Rara with a “real” British soldier (he was the security guard), and me with the fake one:
Some of the other photos we took:
Cute cafe we saw:
Onwards to the London restrooms (I swear at times we were just looking forward to see the restrooms!
The restroom theme in London is the London Underground. A train station is always a fun place eh?
Here’s Rara boarding the train, haha :
And I loved how the cubicles had the map of the London Underground on them:
Next destination: ROME
Rome has always been on my list of cities to go to for the longest time, so it was really so surreal when we were in well.. “Rome”.
It was beautiful, with classy columns and lovely paintings. It was like being in a dream.
Of course there were plenty of roman statues <3
of course there was a fountain:
There was even a vespa, ahem.
And now, presenting to you, my favourite restroom of them all – the Roman restroom. It almost brought me to tears (of awe). I shall just let the photos do the talking.
I rest my case.
Now let’s drop by Hollywood for a bit before heading off to our final destination!
There was nothing much in Hollywood to be honest, we didn’t even visit the restroom. It was just a cinema there and some shops. Bleah, boring.
Enough about “Hollywood” – better of going to the real thing.
And now, (finally) – our last destination: The Caribbean!
It was almost closing time by the time we arrived in The Caribbeans and we were really tired by this time. Among all the cities (with the exception of boring Hollywood), Carribean seems a little too sparse and laid back – it’s as if the idea-churners ran out of wonderful ideas by the time they came to it.
At least the restrooms are cheery!
OK THAT’S IT.
It is interesting how both Rara and myself didn’t not even use any of the restrooms in Terminal 21 (despite almost running to each one in excitement). The 3 hours we spent in the mall was so magical that we didn’t even notice what shops were there, lol! But if I recall, Paris has the high end stuff, and the Caribbean has all the food stalls. In between, I have no idea!
Here’s the address:
2,88 Sukhumvit Soi 19(Wattana) Sukhumvit Rd. North Klongtoei, Wattana, Bangkok 10110
The nearest train station is the Sukhumvit station.
Hope you have enjoyed this post (it’s officially my longest ever blog post), thanks for reading till the end!