When referring to Ekamai, residents usually mean Sukhumvit Soi 63 which runs parallel to Soi Thong Lo. This means that the area benefits from overflow in commercial activity from its more commercial neighbor. This neighborhood offers a fascinating contrast in lifestyle! Ekamai does an excellent job of blending “old and new” as well as “trendy and authentic”. Parts of the area remain quaint and old-fashioned; full of Bangkok Style Shop houses, leafy sub-sois and large family homes giving residents a feel for old-style Bangkok. However this is contrasted with a vibrant younger crowd that is attracted by the neighborhood’s hip-bars, chilled coffee shops and contemporary restaurants.