I mentioned earlier that we have after-dinner plan. Well, that’s to go night shopping at the local Night Bazaar in Chiang Mai – Hoorays Hoorays long live the Thai King!! Long live the Thai King heheh!!!
Well, I’ve been to this Chiang Mai Night Bazaar many times in my last December 10-day trip with my hubby Dear, & I absolutely love this place cos there’re tons of treasures to be founded & hunted in the many many push cart stalls along both sides of the streets & many many more shops beyond them in the back alleys etc!!!
And I’m pretty familiar with the place, & so as I’m speaking now, I’m getting real real excited!!
My brother & our Thai friend have gone to visit another Thai friend after dropping Mom, Dad & I off at the Night Bazaar. And Mom & Dad decide to have coffee at the Starbucks Cafe at the Bazaar while I go shopping alone.
The time now is 9.45pm!! Already so late cos we’re all supposed to be meeting at the Starbucks cafe by 11pm!! I immediately waste no time after settling Mom & Dad down at the cosy Starbucks Cafe & ordering coffee for them, & off I go hunting for my hubby Dear’s T-shirts at the Bazaar.
And I manage to get 2 Thai Souvenir T-shirts for Dear – a bright red Tee with the very popular “Beer Chang” Logo. Elephants are called “Chang” in Thai.
Actually, Dear already has this same T-shirt which was purchased here at the Night Bazaar last December when we visited Chiang Mai. But when we brought it home to Singapore, we realised that the Logo was damaged. So here I am, buying Dear the same Tee again heheh!!
This is the 2nd Northern Thailand Chiang Jungle Tour Souvenir T-shirt for Dear :
Why this design? Cos Dear & I really enjoyed our Jungle Tour riding on Elephant last December when we were here in the North, that’s why )
Here below are my 4 Thai handmade Spices Souvenir Magnets, all prettily wrapped up. I always like the way the Thai people in the North wrap their sales items, usually using recycled papers or plastics!!
And I love the Northern people, besides being the friendliest & most polite & helpful of all Thai people in Thailand, they’re very creative & great painters & artists & always handmake their own crafts to sell :
Anyway, the Spices in each & every piece of these Spices Souvenir Magnets have been exquisitively selected & stored in mini Gunny Sacks designed with colorful Hearts & Flowers embroideries. Spices include Cinnamon Sticks, Star Anise, Lotus Seeds, Garlics, Dried Red Chilies, Red Beans, Green Beans, Corns etc – really beautiful :
Now, let me show you the close-up views of the Spices Souvenir Magnets :
Hey could you guess what are the following items? Well, yea I know, you must be saying yea of course they’re Candies & Chewing Gums & Cookies & Spices & Popcorns & Bottlecaps & Seashells etc etc……
Hey you’re not wrong at all cos they really are the so-called what you’ve just mentioned their names, & they’re genuine ones okie!! But just that they’re not edible, well, at least for now not before they were made into Hair Clips……heheh….yea they’re Thai Handcrafted Hair Clips you read rightly!!
Amazing but absolutely true!!
Well, first let me show you my genunie Cookies Hair Clips :
These Cookies remind me very much of my childhood days when I used to eat the same type of Cookies though not like these single ones, but 2 of which are sandwiched together with Pineapple Jam which is kinda sticky & would get stuck in-between our tiny teeths upon eating – but those Pineapple Sandwiched Cookies were so heavenly delicious they were our whole wide world then!!
And trust me, these Cookies, though now made into Hair Clips, still smell slightly like the original edible Cookies that they used to be!! Hmm…….I’m suddenly so hungry now……….wish I can bite into these Cookies now……………
Now, here are all my multi-flavoured Sweets Hair Clips – & the Sweets are all real ones okie, just that they’re no longer edible now that they’ve been made into Hair Clips!! And believe me, these genuine Sweets Hair Clips don ever rot or melt at all, nor attract ants, cos I’d had been wearing one many many times since last December when I bought one here in Chiang Mai!!
Orange, Banana, Pineapple, Strawberry & Coconut flavoured Sweets Hair Clip :
Which flavour would you like to try? Coconut, Strawberry, Orange, Pineapple or Coco Cola flavour?? Haha, I’m just thinking whether these sweets can be easily found in the Candies stores in Thailand?! Cos I’d love to try each & every flavours & have a taste of how my Sweets Hair Clips used to taste like!!
Or would you like to have Pinepple, Coconut, Coca Cola, Orange or Banana flavour from here below? Well, actually they’re all of the same few flavours except that they’re mixed & combined differently on each Hair Clip – but in whichever combination, they all look lovely together!!
See the below Orange flavoured Sweet with its bottom wrapper slightly torn – that’s real genuine ha heheh!!
Here below is my most unique & special Japanese Candies – Crayon Shin Chan Hair Clip. Crayon Shin Chan is a Japanese Comics & Animation Series written by Yoshito Usui. I just adore Shin Chan the Cartoon character so much - isn’t he so adorable ha?!!
The following are my real Sugar Candies Hair Clips – with Orange, Lemon, Strawberry & Grape flavours :
And these are my cutiest & sweetest Hello Kitty Crispy Candy Hair Clips :
Orange flavoured Hello Kitty Crispy Candy Hair Clip :
Strawberry flavoured Hello Kitty Crispy Candy Hair Clip :
Grape flavoured Hello Kitty Crispy Candy Hair Clip – haha Pink color & Hello Kitty & Bears happen to be all my favourites – no wonder I adore these Hair Clips :
Real yummy yummy Popcorns Hair Clips :
Hoho, bet we must never forget to bring these along with us when we go watch movies in the cinemas ha heheh!!
And these Popcorns look real fat & appetizing right?! And they’ve still got their original Popcorns scent – making me so hungry & tempted to eat them now!!
My Banned in Singapore Chewing Gums Hair Clips!! I bought one here in Chiang Mai last December & had myself wearing it back home in Singapore, but luckily I was never fined by the law at all haha!!
Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit Chewing Gum Hair Clip – unbelievingly true, this Chewing Gum still smells nice with its gummy scent from its bottom piece’s opened sides!!
Wrigley’s Doublemint Chewing Gum Hair Clip – these Juciy Fruit & Doublemint are 2 of my favourite flavoured Wrigley’s Chewing Gums when young!!
Heineken Bottle Caps Hair Clip – Cheers Cheers to the whole world out there – bottoms up!!
And here below are the real Sea Shells Hair Clips :
I love picking Seashells whenever I’m walking on the beach, anywhere in the world, cos Seashells always give me a mystic feeling about them……….
My different varity Fruit & Spices Hair Clips :
Orange Slices Hair Clip :
Cinnamons Hair Clip – really cool looking ha :
And these Cinnamon Sticks still have their original spice fragrance!!
My last but not least most unique Dried Red Chilies Hair Clip – haha I just love Spices & Chilies with my food!! Yummy Yummy!!!
Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at all my many many most extraordinary & fanciful Hair Clips, & I’m glad to say that they’re all really wearable & totally durable!!
Oops Oops I never realise I’ve taken up so much time selecting my huge collection of beautiful Thai Handcrafted Hair Clips!!! The time now is fast approaching 11pm & I’ve got to hurry hurry!!
In a pretty short time, I manage to get 4 pieces of these gorgeous Thai Elephants Sequins Silky Cushion Covers for my homely couch & armchairs:
Then from the Thai Cushion Covers stall, I start running across the street of the Night Bazaar to the opposite side in search of the corner stall outside the Mcdonald’s Restaurant wanting to buy more Souvenir Magnets which I remember seeing last December!!
And here they are, my Wooden Dolls Souvenir Magnets :
Bigger views of my colorful Wooden Dolls Souvenir Magnets – all handmade & handpainted locally :
Next, I’ve to dash again to the nearby Thai Souvenirs Stall which I still remember from my last December trip here :
I’m so happy to see a wide selection of Thai Souvenir Magnets that I quickly pick all my selections & the Thai lady stall keeper starts wrapping all my purchases. In the meantime, I sart snapping away photos of the Souvenirs Stall :
See the so huge selection of Souvenir Magnets here :
More & More :
And many many more :
And I’d love to also buy its other handcrafted Souvenirs such as the Clocks, Lamps or Display Ornaments, but unfortunately I’ve got no time at all – how sad!!
See the so many beautiful handcrafted Herbs & Spices Clocks, Beary Lamps & Beary Clocks etc etc – what a waste that I’ve got so big an appetite for world Souvenirs yet so little time – so so sad (
Well, here they are – all my Souvenir Magnets all neatly wrapped up by the Thai lady stall keeper :
And here are all my Thai Elephants Souvenir Magnets – all delicately handcrafted & handpainted – portraying very live like features & colors :
Royal Thai Elephant Souvenir Magnet :
Thai Elephant Holding Durian in Trunk Souvenir Magnet – Durian being Thailand’s King of the Fruits & one of the most popular fruits in the country :
Thai Elephant Holding Mangoes in Trunk Souvenir Magnet – Mangoes being the best well-known & most popular Fruit in Thailand – remember the very famous Mango Sticky Rice dessert!!
Elephant Jungle Trekking Souvenir magnet – I still remember so well my first Elephant Jungle Trekking trip with my hubby Dear last December – it was the most wonderful experience we’ve had together in this Northern region of Thailand!!
You’ve got to try it should you be anywhere near elephants & jungle okie!!
Loving Elephants with Golden Temples Souvenir Magnet :
Elephant Trekking through Cultural Temples Souvenir Magnets :
My Elephants Kicking Football Souvenir Magnets – heheh, I’ve seen this amazing sports by the Thai Elephants last December, & they were so so cool :
Close-up view of the Elephant Kicking Football Souvenir Magnet :
Now, here are my Herbs & Spices Souvenir Magnets - all beautifully contained in mini Gunny Sacks with Labels. And yes, all the Herbs & Spices are real genuine ones :
The following 2 Herbs & Spices Souvenir Magnets has got lots of different Herbs & Spices such as Star Anise, Dried Red Chilies, Cinnamon Sticks, Dried Lemon Grasses, Beans, Orange Slices & Dried Cardamons :
Cinnamon Souvenir Magnet – Cinnamon being called “Ob Chuey” in Thai :
Orange Slices Souvenir Magnet – Orange being called “Som Cheng” in Thai :
Corns Souvenir Magnet :
Groundnuts Souvenir Magnet – this is the most genuine & cutest of all cos if you shake it, you’ll hear the groundnuts dancing inside the shells haha :
And this has got to be my most favourite of all – Coffee Beans Souvenir Magnet, cos I can still smell the aromatic fragrance of the Coffee Beans…….hmmm………….
Well, I’ve now come to the end of my Shopping at Chiang Mai Night Bazaar!!
Wish I’ve got more more time here, cos I only got to really shop at a few stalls, while busy checking my watch & at the same time running here & there haha!!
But guess I’m already happy considering I’ve got only 75mins in total yet I’ve still managed to get pretty many stuffs such as the beautiful Thai Souvenir T-Shirts, gorgeous Thai Handcrafted Hair-Clips, lovely Thai Elephant Cushion Covers & amazing Thai Souvenir Magnets here in Northern Thailand!!
And hey, my timing is so so accurate cos it’s exactly 11pm sharp now!! And I’ve to run to the opposite Starbucks Cafe to meet Mom & Dad, my brother & our Thai friend!!
I shall here say Good Night to you then – see you tomorrow okie :))