A tuk-tuk passes in front of a temple on Rama IV road in Old Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: James Wendlinger

Bangkok’s Chinatown braces for gentrification now subway station is about to open

Most Sino-Thai clans quit Sampheng, a warren of narrow lanes, years ago, but few sold their properties, and its patchwork of ownership may save the historic neighbourhood from mass development – though change will inevitably come

Topic |   Chinese overseas

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A tuk-tuk passes in front of a temple on Rama IV road in Old Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: James Wendlinger
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