Without the street vendors, the city is merely an empty shell


The concrete jungle and labyrinths of Bangkok are proven testimony of a civilisation that swiftly seeks modernisation, piling the society to the point of suffocation. I can’t get enough of the legions of street vendors. The spirit of entrepreneurship (and hardship) is high among the working class and the poor. Bangkok is nothing without them, merely a shell of a city, devoid of life.


An avid blogger, twitterer and photojournalist, Zashnain Zainal suffers from an incurable addiction to social work, helping marginalised communities since 1989. Nowadays he travels from the plantations of Malaysia to the slums of Thailand. He can be found at zashnain.com and @bedlamfury

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