Shop - SupermarketSupermarket in Krabi
In the last few years big names in the retail business have opened up shop in Krabi. Makro, Big C and Tesco Lotus, now all have units in Krabi. They are situated outside the town centre as their arrival caused much protest from independent shop owners in the area.
Big C Big C is a ubiquitous green-and-red shopping mall found throughout Thailand. The kernel of this warehouse-sized building is the actual Big C supermarket that sells such exotica as washing machines, electronic goods, fresh and preserved food, cheap clothing, basic children’s toys and such. Big C's satellite shops are much more interesting.
Try Supersports for marked-down brand name goods, Bata, Boots, KT Optic, Top Charoen Optical, Big Camera – all these stores sell exactly the same goods as in the West – only at marked down prices. For local products you should check out the several souvenir stands, Roberto Boutique, Oriental Princess Cosmetics and the OTOP handicraft outlets. Upstairs is a gold shop with set prices. Hungry shoppers can eat at the MK Restaurant, the mall’s food court or fill up at Mister Donut while kids can let loose in the nearby play area. Big C has acres of parking, a bank with an ATM as well as clean public conveniences.
Big C houses a supermarket, DIY and home furnishings shop, fast food outlets, food court, fashion boutiques, electronics outlets and a kid’s gaming and soft play area.
Location: 349 Moo 11, Krabi Noi, Mueang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7581 0411; Website: www.bigc.co.th/en/
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. – 10.00 pm.
Tesco LotusTesco Lotus Hypermarket is the biggest store of Tesco Lotus to serve every needs of customers with various of products up to 36,000 items covering every department such as consumer products, fresh foods, hardware and electrical appliances.
Beside various products, we also have other services such as shopping carts and baskets, deposit bag, free drinking water, price check points, fitting rooms for men and women, cooking services for fish and seafood, installment purchase, home delivery (for electrical appliance and large size furniture). Customers may ask for details about any services at the customer service counter.
For the store floor plan, we divide into 3 areas those are.
1. Store area for shopping products more than 36,000 items.
2. Food court area for various menus and save your budget.
3. Mall area for various shops to fulfill your shopping including banks, ATM, dessert shops, food shops, restaurants, book shops, CD and entertainment shops, gold and jewelry shops, optic shops, drugs stores, schools for kids, playland, these shops are varied along with size and space in each branch.
Tesco Lotus offers a similar blend of retail and leisure, with a supermarket, clothes shops, electronics outlets, fast-food units and a cinema. Movies are nearly always in Thai, but occasionally there are English subtitles.On 31 August 2007, Tesco Lotus opened its door in Krabi with jam packed traffic stretching down to Talaat Kao way past Tiger Cave junction. At that time, the local people has not experienced local shopping sensation like this before. Established in 1998, Tesco Lotus is a hypermarket chain in Thailand. Tesco Lotus stores stock groceries (western and local products) as well as a selection of stationery, school supplies, clothing, shoes, electrical equipment and many other non-food products at very competitive prices that the small 7-Eleven, family-based and similar small traditional provision shop cannot match. They also contain a bakery as well as a chemist or druggist section. Temperatures are kept at a relatively cool 27C. The stores are often set in Malls and have food courts and many other shops such as AllZ, Body Glove, Top Charoen, Black Canyon Coffee, MK, KFC, Dairy Queen , electronic, jewellery vendors and several local banks as well as a large car park buit in. For leisure time, there is also a Major Multiplex cinema showing Thai movies and often with English subtitles.
Location: 191 Moo 12 Pechakasem Rd. Krabinoi, Mueang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7581 0100-19; Website: www.tescolotus.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 am. – 11.00 pm.
Makro KrabiMakro is more of a wholesale outlet, although it has a good fruit and vegetable section in terms of variety and imported produce.
Location: 119 Moo 1, Saithai, Mueang, Krabi 81000
Contact: Tel: 0 7570 0100; Website: www.siammakro.co.th/en/index.php
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 am. - 11.00 pm.