Since the past many years, Fashion Island has been one of shopping malls that we’ve engaged in a deliberate consultancy. It keeps improving to match its grand goal: ‘a shopping mall for all’. Recently, we joined the meeting once again and one of the managements threw a commitment word to us, “Good is not enough guys. It must be WOW!” The situation was better now after the peak of the Corona Virus, so yesterday was my first field survey and I was shocked by what I’d seen before my eyes.Read More »
Mega Bangna’s accessibility score is the highest ever in shopping mall category! Perfectly brilliant and virtually all-rounded!
During 2017-2018, we had involved and made a deliberate consultation to the Mega Bangna’s management team. This inclusive collaboration included the accessible parking improvement, toilet redesign, its new zone of Mega Foodwalk, and many more. I still remember that one of the management guaranteed firmly that the mall would incorporate full accessible facilities so everyone can get access comfortably and equally. Time passed, and I regularly received good news about the mall’s traffic that increasingly welcomed variety groups of customers; family, the elderly, or the wheelchair users. They came there because they knew they could, thanks to the all promised …Read More »
This wasn’t quite a silent move. I got some works to do in Pattaya, so in spare time I managed to visit and investigate the accessible parking and facilities at Makro, South Pattaya branch. A great location with huge space and wonderful ambiance. The accessible parking consists of 3 slots: beautifully and correctly built with constant surveillance by the authorities.Read More »
Soon since we announced to protect our rights by using the law enforcement, I had often received the update from our fellow members that the Imperial World Sam-rong was gentrifying its skywalk entrance, connected with BTS, to be more accessible with ramp. Today this latest image reveals how the final work looks like.Read More »
Good is good, but it must be WOW. A Department Store “FOR ALL” – A mission at Fashion Island Department Store.
Fashion Island is a department store of constant improvement on accessibility. I’ve been doing discussion, a well thought-provoking meeting, with them regularly that’s why can see its impressive progress. It would not be exaggerated if I rank this mall among the top in term of splendid accessibility. Recently I got a call from the management team to provide some further ideas and recommendations regarding the issue. We then sat on the chair at a meeting room and had a very exciting discussion.Read More »
The last time I took a photo of it was about two months ago. There was one step at the entrance which was completely inaccessible for wheelchair user and very risky for ordinary customers to slip on it. I’m a regular of this branch since I usually have a business meeting there. And I used to inform the staff many times regarding this growing concern. Recently I went there as usual and found this problem was fully disappeared. They redesigned a step to become a seamless slope. It’s a simple gentrification with ease of use and cost-effectiveness. I no longer …Read More »
Believe it or not, a virtually good fish ball, rich in texture and mild in flavour, is so rare to find. But I found one. It happened about two years ago when I roamed around Rama2 area of Bangkok and randomly encountered with a local noodle & fish ball shop. I was first amazed by its high level of accessibility, considering that it’s local. Be it a slope, a toilet, or even a seat table and many more.Read More »
I got this image from my young colleagues who was studying in the UK. It’s a priority park in Bicester Village, a large outlet in Oxford. At first sight, you must recognise immediately that it’s located in a developed country. Deep down you could see that: 1. It’s mostly unoccupied 2. No barrier on each lot 3. No staff authority or security officer Let’s do an anatomy, why this scene can happen: 1. Strict regulations and penalty 2. Justice law enforcement by authority 3. Respected by people In fact an violation and misuse of priority parking by selfish people happens …Read More »
Mega Bangna is the only shopping mall in Thailand that its quantity of accessible parking exceeds the minimum requirement by law. Months ago, we had intensively received numbers of reports about the misuse of priority parking, especially at its underground parking, Blue Zone. We decided to conduct a field work there so many times and have a honest talk with security officers who was in charge there.Read More »
6 Jan 2018 / Bangkok, Thailand: Mega Foodwalk, a brand-new zone of Mega Bang-na, has been opened for service. An executive guaranteed that their work on accessibility was in best deliberation to comfort all customers with ease like never before. Parking, slope, restroom even the park they’re all accessible.Read More »