Boats on the canal in Bangkok, circa 1965. Long-term expats recall a time when the Thai capital was a low-cost paradise. Photo: Getty Images Boats on the canal in Bangkok, circa 1965. Long-term expats recall a time when the Thai capital was a low-cost paradise. Photo: Getty Images
Boats on the canal in Bangkok, circa 1965. Long-term expats recall a time when the Thai capital was a low-cost paradise. Photo: Getty Images
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When a beer in Bangkok was 50 US cents: low-cost, low-rise laid-back city of old has given way to a metropolis of high-rises and high prices

  • Expats who arrived in Bangkok in the 1960s and ’70s recall living on a shoestring and feeling spoiled in a city that was laid-back and a lot smaller than today
  • Since then the Thai capital has grown bigger than London, and lot more expensive, and much of Old Bangkok has been bulldozed for malls, condos and office towers

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Boats on the canal in Bangkok, circa 1965. Long-term expats recall a time when the Thai capital was a low-cost paradise. Photo: Getty Images Boats on the canal in Bangkok, circa 1965. Long-term expats recall a time when the Thai capital was a low-cost paradise. Photo: Getty Images
Boats on the canal in Bangkok, circa 1965. Long-term expats recall a time when the Thai capital was a low-cost paradise. Photo: Getty Images
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