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Fun and community spirit: How Bangkok mall The Commons is winning right now

Tucked away in one of Bangkok’s leafier inner-city neighbourhoods, a new community mall, The Commons Saladaeng, is eons removed – in spirit, intent, design, and use of floorspace – from the high-visibility, triumphal supermalls for which the Thai capital is justly famous. And like its older sibling The Commons Thonglor, which nestles into another toney suburb a few kilometres to the east, the Saladaeng project is not striving to impress the visitor with a directory full of global brands. I