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How has Bangkok changed since you came here? I went to Bkk two weeks ago and was astonished with the BTS extensions. I left to go to Isarn when  it only went to Bang Na, Saphan Taksin. There are so many new Shopping Malls!

I remember sitting in the beer garden in MBK every week, watching them build Siam Discovery. Now there is Paragon! 

I cam in 1992 and one thing that has totally changed is Khao San Road. back then there were very few thais that went, apart from interested uni students. There were no Thai bars/night clubs.

Flooding is not as serious. I remember being nearly waist deep on the main roads.

Many more Islam people tourists and Chinese.


Pat Pong is now not very good, vendors were rather rude to me at the market.


Im sure there are many other arras with big changes that I havent seen.


What about you, changes for better or worse, if there is such a thing.


As for Khon Kaen, totally changed from a 'baan nok' town to a major city.

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1 hour ago, Neeranam said:

flooding is not as serious. I remember being nearly waist deep on the main roads.

They are improving infrastructure fast and our whole soi lower suk was ripped up and a new concrete rd installed with MASSIVE drain pipes and this happing all the way up sukhumvit..Barely a puddle during monsoon

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10 hours ago, steven100 said:

Cascade's  I think or Mango bar. 

Nope. Far right corver as you faced it. No girls there. They had food. Nice little place. I met Stickman there.

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I seem to remember there were three tall buildings back then, Indra Hotel, Dusit Hotel and the Chok Chai Building out on Sukhumvit.  No expressway, no skytrain, no cellphones, basically a never-ending list of things big and small.  Life is much easier and more convenient these days.  It can be a bit hard to get your bearings if you have been away for a few years, though.

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