Communities stampeded amid march of progress
Construction of the extension to Bangkok's underground train system and other developments are threatening Chinatown communities that residents say are a rich part of the city's history
The old shophouses have been demolished, leaving behind piles of rubble in the area where the building of Wat Mangkon Kamalawat underground station has begun.
DUE FOR THE CHOP: The barren view through the window of one shophouse scheduled for demolition to help accommodate the expansion of the MRT
According to the plans for the extension of the MRT's blue line, more shophouses will be torn down soon to pave the way for a property development scheme.
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