Pantip Plaza which is best accessed by taxi, for it is in a dead spot away from the mass transit systems. Picture Akihabara squashed into one large five story building and you have this mostly computer arcade. All sorts of counterfeit DVDs ($2.50 for Avatar) and software sold here. Across the street is Pratunam shopping area where you can buy mostly clothing. Then there is the Chatuchak Weekend Market on 35 acres with unimaginable variety. The Suan Lum Night Market opposite Lumpini Park is now officially closed. Of course, there is Patpong Night Market, where, in addition to street vendors selling a variety of fake stuff, there is sex for sale.
Speaking of air travel, Thai Air has given an ultimatum to their overweight people, as women flight attendants need to stay below a Body Mass Index of 25, with 27.5 for men. See if your job is in trouble:
Of course, Air India tried this and ended up hiring them back.