Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thailand: Bangkok Central World Experience

Bangkok, once a land of smile has now become a battleground. Skin color doesn't matter anymore as this is a battle between the Thais, between the reds and yellows and between the rich and poor. It is heart broken to see a peaceful city ending up in a political turmoil and turning into a bloodshed ground for the terrorists and innocent ones.

This photo was taken during my trip to Bangkok in July, 2009 while walking to Chidlom BTS station. Standing magnificent on the left was Central World shopping mall, which is now set ablaze by anti-government protesters and burnt into ashes. It was so happening back then with back to back mini concert on weekends, both Saturday and Sunday, right next to Isetan and the Four Face Buddha. It is so depressing to know that so much has changed in less than a year. Spot the golden head statue in my photo and this one published in BBC News Live event: Unrest in Bangkok. Can you imagine??
Thailand: Bangkok Central World

Quite a lot of events were held inside Central World shopping mall. I had seen event launch with superstar appearance that made the fans become mad. Also, a musical performance to promote PEACE. I want to hang out in the mall for one more time. It is only a dream that will never come true. Everything is gone.
Thailand: Bangkok Central World

The livelihood of Bangkok is now a history. My flight ticket to Bangkok will become a waste. Let's pray for Thailand. Peace!



Anonymous lechua said...

i visited bangkok and Central World in dec 09... the recent episode or riots was sad and shocking. hopefully there will be stability soon...

6/09/2010 10:49:00 AM  
Blogger YeeJen said...

i read from news that it will take 14 months to restore the building. tat's a long wait...

6/11/2010 08:47:00 PM  

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