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Colourful Kids’ Bangkok

Bangkok is a mass of homogenous concrete, having been built largely in the last 30 years and subject to two property speculation bubbles when buildings were thrown up as fast as the architects could scribble. It’s metaphorically a very colourful city, but physically drab and grey. When you travel by bus as a newbie, it’s terribly difficult to orient yourself, as all but the old Rattanakosin area looks exactly the same.

But the Bangkok that our students at Amnuay Silpa School made from cardboard and Plasticine is much more vibrant:

model of Bangkok made of junk by schoolkidsmodel of Bangkok, different angle

Note the BTS skytrain in rakish purple running above the road, and the daringly pink Baiyoke
with its tinfoil satellite dish. Wish it had really been like that ….

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