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Developers eye Bangkok's historic Chinatown

Unable to outbid billionaire developers, Charoen Chai residents are making the case for their neighbourhood's historic value.


FOR nearly a century, Thanuan has watched history sweep through the bustling maze of alleyways that make up Bangkok's Chinatown, one of the city's few districts yet to be devoured by malls and high-rise condos.

But change is coming - and fast.

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