Illusion of security: I am not watching you

Posted: May 19, 2014 in Bangkok
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When one thinks of CCTV in Bangkok, the image of dummy surveillance cameras come to mind. The price of urbanization is naturally security of the residents, migrants, tourists and so forth. These dummy CCTVs, obviously they don’t function, was part of the grand design of city-hall, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration. A costly project, filled with mocking comments from urban Thais.

Bangkok has always been a city filled with crime and nowadays with the dramatic fuckery of PDRC‘s  violent rallies. Despite the attempts by authorities to subdue the crime rates along with adding flowery words to describe the ‘improved’ state of safety, residents avoid the streets at nights, and tourists and foreign businesses shy away from the city.

I am watching you

A sign in Bangkok, with the governor and his pet CCTV project.


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