Forgotten, the child continues to beg in the sea of ignorance

Yes Bangkok is a city of contradictions and life is often brought about by extremes and radical ignorance. I’ve noticed that despite the wealth and knowledge of society, there’s very little motivation to change, that growth is a comatose element of Bangkok.

Elitism has grown fat from the ignorance and fear of a complacent society, not really caring about inspiring others to make those changes.

I was near a shopping mall, and saw a child begging on the street, surrounded by an army of shoppers and young people. No one took notice of the beggar boy, no one cares, after all the child is dirty, uneducated and poor. After all, he is, like many, a multicoloured contradiction to empathy.

a begging child ignored by all

a begging child ignored by all


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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