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Check Out The Renovated Ong Ang Canal In Bangkok

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The Ong Ang canal in Bangkok was once a polluted slum but it has been turned into this awesome mini walking street with nighttime stalls. There are romantic lights, food stalls, musicians, handicrafts and street art. People can even take kayaks onto the canal!

The Ong Ang canal in the Suan Luang district was once dirty and overcrowded but residents are delighted with how it has been improved. The water is also clean following extensive cleaning and filtering.

The development project has won awards for how well it has transformed the area. In March, it was named winner of the 2020 United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) Asian Townscape Award along with several other development projects in Asia.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is now using the Ong Ang canal as a model to regenerate other areas of the capital. BMA chiefs said they invested in the area as part of a regeneration plan.





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From Thonglor Coyote Club To Covid Jail

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This field hospital in Chiang Mai is now home to some of the coyote dancers caught up in the Covid cluster out of Thonglor gentlemen clubs.

Worlds apart…




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Thailand’s First Vertical Car Park Opens In Bangkok

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Thailand’s first vertical ‘robot parking’ system opened this month in Bangkok.

The machine next to Sam Yan MRT station can hold 16 cars which it lifts to different levels after the driver has pulled onto the metal cage and left the vehicle.

Operators of the Ferris wheel structure claim that the whole parking process can be completed in under 90 seconds.

The cost is 15 baht for two hours if the driver uses the MRT otherwise it’s 50 baht an hour.

If successful others will be built at other stations around the city.





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Thanks, Thonglor! Bangkok Bars Closed AGAIN

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Bars and massage parlours were closed again in Bangkok today following a flare-up in Covid-19 cases.

The well-known venues around Sukhumvit were shuttered and doors locked following an order by health officials to close all entertainment venues for 14 days in 41 provinces across the country.

Ministers hope the move – the third shut down since the pandemic started in March last year – will stifle a new outbreak of infections which was traced to upmarket bars and clubs in the Thonglor district of the city.





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