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Khao San Road, Bangkok: from low-rent slum to ‘flashpacker’ central to counterculture relic – will gentrified party strip be saved by a revamp?

A mention in Lonely Planet helped make a quiet residential street in the Thai capital a magnet for backpackers. Alex Garland’s The Beach, later a film, made it famous. Then it started drawing a wealthier crowd, and gentrified. How will a revamp change the party strip?

24 Dec 2019 - 7:46AM

A mention in Lonely Planet helped make a quiet residential street in the Thai capital a magnet for backpackers. Alex Garland’s The Beach, later a film, made it famous. Then it started drawing a wealthier crowd, and gentrified. How will a revamp change the party strip?

Khao San Road, Bangkok: from low-rent slum to ‘flashpacker’ central to counterculture relic – will gentrified party strip be saved by a revamp?
Dark tourism: three ghost tours in Southeast Asia where history, beliefs and horror combine to offer spine-tingling thrills

Guardian spirits, severed torsos and spectres of protest in Bangkok, a Penang house of horrors, the offspring of pregnant women who died that reputedly haunt a Singapore cemetery – tour guides take visitors to some macabre destinations.

17 Oct 2019 - 4:18PM

Guardian spirits, severed torsos and spectres of protest in Bangkok, a Penang house of horrors, the offspring of pregnant women who died that reputedly haunt a Singapore cemetery – tour guides take visitors to some macabre destinations.

Dark tourism: three ghost tours in Southeast Asia where history, beliefs and horror combine to offer spine-tingling thrills