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41 minutes ago, darksidedog said:

And once they got their 420 Million quid, it seems that they absolutely didn't care. Tragic really, but shows exactly the priorities and values of the Foreign Office.

Since that money was stolen from the tax payers it should be returned to them yeah right

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59 minutes ago, darksidedog said:

And once they got their 420 Million quid, it seems that they absolutely didn't care. Tragic really, but shows exactly the priorities and values of the Foreign Office.

Once the land and building had been sold , its nothing more to do with the UK or the Embassy and its up to the new owners what they want to do with it .

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1 hour ago, Aforek said:

Always sad to see historic buildings demolished

they are often beautiful and have a history ( our history ! ) 

 

Do not forget that Thai people have no or very little history.
When Ayuttaya was stormed in 1767 by the Burmese after more than a year of siege, they brought back to Burma about 600,000 prisoners who became their slaves and very displeased that the city resisted them more than a year they destroyed it totally burning all the archives, all the books.
The history of Thailand will begin a few years later with the Chakri dynasty;
It is a little over 200 years old.

The name of Ayutthaya comes from that of the city of Ayodhya, India. This city is indeed that of Rama, hero of the Rāmāyana and seventh incarnation of Vishnu. This name means "that can not be conquered" in Sanskrit.

She therefore bore her name very badly because she was also conquered and plundered by the Burmese in 1569.

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1 hour ago, watcharacters said:

 

Turning the building into a  small hotel would have been a much better option.

 

Hate to see history just torn down to make room for bland concrete.

 

 

 

well the british goes down now visible...the old monuments of colonial charme that they cannot or dont want effort anymore..once a colonial power ( it was easy with all the robbed indian gold and all that industrial scale drugsmoney from opium trade )..nowadays they have to do real work...it aint so easy to play big anymore...the chinese now are the new masters in asia and soon worldwide....the only asset gb have are the city of london gambler boys...with brexit they will shift to frankfurt ...

maybe you follow argentinia...or venezuela....the pound does it already...other powers tell u what to do and you kneel down and behave..but good news boris is around to help ...

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2 minutes ago, sanemax said:

Once the land and building had been sold , its nothing more to do with the UK or the Embassy and its up to the new owners what they want to do with it .

 

If one day the city of Paris decides to sell the Tour Eiffel to a wealthy Thai businessman, do you think he will destroy it to build a shopping center? :crazy:


what has just happened at the former British Embassy in Bangkok is certainly unfortunate, but fortunately there is still a lot of European construction in Thailand, especially from France; these are mostly restored and very well maintained.

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7 minutes ago, Assurancetourix said:

 

If one day the city of Paris decides to sell the Tour Eiffel to a wealthy Thai businessman, do you think he will destroy it to build a shopping center? :crazy:


 

I very much doubt that he would do that , anyway, lets keep on topic by discussing the former  British Embassy in BKK , rather than the Tour de Eiffel in France 

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So if they have demolished the embassy, where is it now ? As the last part of this article states the proceeds from sale will be used to relocate to a new embassy this year yet the website is still saying it is in Wittyu.  Also some of my friends said it was still there not too long ago when they visited, so were they wrong, or is it only a mirage an embassy is still there ?

https://history.blog.gov.uk/2019/04/15/the-british-embassy-bangkok-a-look-back-before-moving-on/

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13 minutes ago, TalingChanMan said:

I believe the Queen Victoria monument has been moved to the British Club in Silom.

The last thing she was heard to say was

 

"We are not amused".

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