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Central Bangkok is all abuzz

Step aside Yaowarat or Sukhumvit. The Thai capital's luxury district is the inplace to be. By Jaime Ee

Published Fri, Oct 4, 2013 · 10:00 PM
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UNLIKE Singapore, trees in Bangkok are an elusive bunch. So much so that the Asian Green City index measured just 3 sq m of green for each person in the metropolitan area last year - against an average of 39 sq m for other cities and 66 for Singapore alone. What few trees you do find are straggly and weak - no match for the relentless spew of traffic fumes, and not much for shade either. So they stand alone and ignored, kind of like the city's stray dogs - dusty, unkempt and unloved.

But there is a flip side to this scenaro. You can find pockets of green in the Thai…

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