Phra Khanong District: Floods and Sinking Promises

Even with the 2013 Bangkok Governor Election promises to upgrade the flood-prevention projects at the incredible cost of tax-payers money, Bangkokians are still seeing a repeat of flash floods, terrible traffic jams and empty pledges. The Governor,  Sukhumbhand Paripatra, has failed to show accountability with the billions of baht used for these supposedly efficient infrastructure […]

Eight Years of Failure: Will We See Change in Bangkok?

For the past 8 years, the Democrat Party ruled Bangkok, a cross-political irony that has been playing out Bangkokians. In the city, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s, or BMA for short, response to the sluggish development of a financial Armageddon was to, and seen as illegal and unlawful, the extension of the BTS contract. This was a self-described as […]

Bangkok Election: Urbanites are Worried about the Future

Sukhumbhand Paribatra‘s term as governor of Bangkok expires on January 10, 2013. He is well known for his erratic behavior, one of the most memorable was his promise to sue FIFA for a blunder that Democrat-friendly contractors did with the Futsal Stadium in the city. The rapid growth of Bangkok has a heavy price tag, […]