Somjai is a store selling stationery, art supplies, office utilities, and so on. This store is well-known among local students and artists because it sells a variety of products in a cheap price. So, if you are a stationery lover or art lover who is going to visit Bangkok, I do recommend this place. You shall see products that are not available in your country.
I always go to this store when I want to buy stationery especially pen. Since last year, I have been into brush lettering and calligraphy. Sometimes, it is difficult to find the brush pen at other stationery stores in town. That is why I always go there.
I wanted to take the photos of products in the store, but it was not allowed. Well, if you want to check whether Somjai has a product that you want to buy, you can check through its website or its Facebook Fanpage (links are shown below).
Actually, currently Somjai sells products online. That means you do not have to go to the store to buy. However, I believe that they send the products only in Thailand (I’m not sure. If you want to order, please check first). The drawback is the website is available in Thai only, so hope Google Translate helps.
Update: October, 2017
Location/ How to get there: Currently Somjai has 6 branches in Bangkok, 1 branch in Hua Hin, and 1 branch in Chiang Mai. Each branch has its own opening hours. And, it is better to check its Facebook Fanpage before going to the stores. They usually inform the customer through Facebook Fanpage, if they close the stores.
Pahurat: Monday to Saturday from 7.20 to 18.30, Sunday from 7.20 to 17.00
The Old Siam Plaza: Monday to Saturday from 9.00 to 18.30, Sunday from 9.00 to 17.00
Wannasorn Tower – Phayathai: Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 19.00, Saturday and Sunday from 8.00 to 18.00
Chamchuri Square – Rama4: Monday to Sunday from 10.00 to 20.00
Siam Square: Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 19.00, Saturday and Sunday from 8.00 to 18.00
Central Plaza Rama9: Monday to Sunday from 10.00 to 20.00
Hua Hin: Hua Hin Market Village: Monday to Sunday from 10.30 to 20.30
Chiang Mai: MAYA Lifestyle Shopping Center: Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 21.00, Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 to 21.00
The branches that can be reached by BTS are Wannasorn Tower – Phayathai and Siam Square. And, the branches that can be reached by MRT are Chamchuri Square – Rama4 and Central Plaza Rama9.
Website: https://www.somjai.co.th/, https://www.facebook.com/SomjaiStore/ (Now the websites are available in Thai language only.)
Have you ever visited Somjai shop? Do you like its products? Share your experience with me in the comment!