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VIDEO: Green space in Bangkok! Huge new forest park to open in Thai capital


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Benjakitti Park really surprised me with how it has filled in and matured into a really beautiful public space which makes me very optimistic for this new park. When first opened around 2005, Ben

Can only be a good thing.   Having lived here for so many years I’m wondering how they can turn this into a bad thing ?   Graft will happen somewhere, there will be some scandal, o

Are they ignoring the fact bangkok is soon to be underwater?  

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4 hours ago, fangless said:

Don't be so silly, the tree will keep the city afloat!

Im guessing neither of you actually took the time to watch the videos or understand the intent, for one thing it should help control the water as a natural way to control run off.

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4 hours ago, dddave said:

It has long been feared that the vast Tobacco Monopoly property would be developed into a mega "City within a city" project, dominated by luxury housing, condos and shopping malls.  Several of the super-rich development families such as the Chareon Pokphand group were really pushing for it.  The fact that a public space won out is an unexpected surprise.

 

My GF works for the Tobacco Monopoly in Chiang Mai and says the first area is being developed as park (under construction now) but there's a second half which is likely being given to Chang Beer and could become a tourist attraction.

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