Bangkok’s Jodd Fairs market is relocating

Artist's impression of the new Jodd Fairs market expected to open January 2024

Famous night market Jodd Fairs in the Rama 9 area of Bangkok will be relocating to Ratchada at the end of the year. The new night market is expected to open in January 2024.

In November 2021, the famous Talat Rot Fai Ratchada (Train Night Market Ratchada) which permanently closed during the Covid-19 pandemic made a comeback under the rebranded Jodd Fairs market adjacent to Central Rama 9.

The operator of Jodd Fairs night bazaar, Pairoj Roykaew, will manage the retail section of a new mixed-use project on 13 rai of land on Ratchadapisek Road between the Thai Life Insurance building and Big C Extra.

Pairoj said his current lease contract with Central will expire in December 2023, and all 700-800 stalls from the Rama 9 site will be relocated to the new site in January next year.

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The new space will accommodate 928 indoor shops and 798 outdoor shops, said Pairoj.

Developer Property Perfect Plc leased the 13 rai plot of land in Ratchada ten years ago and 20 years remain on the lease. The developer decided to convert it into a commercial project.

Property Perfect set a budget of 2 billion baht to develop the mixed-use space, which will feature a building and office space where the company’s new headquarters will be located as well as a retail space managed by Jodd Fairs‘ operator.

While the night market will open in January next year, the rest of the unnamed project will take around two years to be constructed, according to Property Perfect Chief Executive Sanith Adhyanasakul.

Jodd Fairs’ current plot at Rama 9 will be returned to Central Group, who reportedly have plans to build a 125-storey ‘Super Tower’ on the vacant space.

The Super Tower will not only be the tallest building in Thailand but in all of Southeast Asia, according to a source from Central Group.

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Leah is a translator and news writer for the Thaiger. Leah studied East Asian Religions and Thai Studies at the University of Leeds and Chiang Mai University. Leah covers crime, politics, environment, human rights, entertainment, travel and culture in Thailand and southeast Asia.

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