People beg everyday, even farangs

A Caucasian Begging

Poverty, or merely low on resources, sends many Thais to the streets and slums, either to beg or to work. This also includes refugees and migrant workers from South East Asia. I was drinking at the side of the road and saw a Caucasian man, maybe in his late 40s, begging on the street of metropolitan Bangkok. Life is hard for many, though some end up squatting at the pavement seeking an escape from a never-ending cycle.





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 and @bedlamfury

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