Posts Tagged ‘slum’

It is a side of Bangkok that tourists seldom see: not far from the Buddhist temples, glitzy malls and go-go bars, is a neighbourhood of shacks and squat homes in narrow alleys with open gutters in the city’s oldest and largest slum.

Klong Toey is home to about 100,000 people, mostly rural migrants from northern Thailand who came to the city for jobs.

While many live in brightly painted homes with motorbikes parked outside, others live in shacks without running water or electricity.

It’s not that different from the days when 66-year-old Prateep Ungsongtham was growing up there with her six siblings.

“The number of people living here has doubled since the time I was a kid – yet their condition is not that much better,” she said in an interview at her Duang Prateep Foundation in Klong Toey.

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Interesting and informative articles regarding Thailand:

  1. ‘Always a fight’ for Bangkok’s slum dwellers, says activist of 50 years https://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-landrights-women/always-a-fight-for-bangkoks-slum-dwellers-says-activist-of-50-years-idUSKCN1GJ194
  2. Bank accounts for fishermen in Thailand can help end abuses, officials say http://news.trust.org/item/20180308072224-ylx1f/
  3. Unfair Pay, Labor Abuse Persist in Thailand’s Fishing Industry, UN Says https://www.benarnews.org/english/news/thai/thailand-immigrants-03072018152409.html
  4. ‘Progress and persistent abuses’ in Thailand’s fishing industry, says U.N. http://news.trust.org/item/20180307060022-1komn/
  5. Thai rubber farmers urged to cut down trees to drive up prices http://www.dpa-international.com/topic/urn:newsml:dpa.com:20090101:180306-99-359935
  6. Thailand receives Fukushima’s first fish export since 2011 nuclear disaster http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/thailand-receives-fukushimas-first-fish-export-since-2011-nuclear-disaster
  7. Blind singers break through Bangkok’s sound barrier https://www1.nst.com.my/world/2018/03/342479/blind-singers-break-through-bangkoks-sound-barrier

Little boy of blue 

Posted: January 22, 2017 in Thailand
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Through twisted narrow lanes and swaying shadows, a boy wanders deeper into a Bangkok slum.

slum in Malaysia

What will we do without homes?

What if they demolished our house and throw us out?