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A family navigate the Big Bag barrier where it cuts off Paholyothin road near the Royal Air Force gardens, in Sai Mai area. (Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha)

Thai Floods: Life beyond the ‘Big Bag’ barrier – A photo essay

By Wed, Nov 16, 2011 10:30AM UTC Comments Off A family navigate the Big Bag barrier where it cuts off Paholyothin road near the Royal Air Force gardens, in Sai Mai area. (Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha)

By Lillian Suwanrumpha As rumours filter in regarding the possibility of 400 Rangsit locals descending upon the “Big Bag” barrier with destruction in mind, many beyond the great divide attempt to carry on with life as normal – if  ‘normal’ could in any way be applied to navigating one’s neighbourhood in up to two metres...

Thai Floods: Relief for our furry friends – A photo essay

By Wed, Nov 02, 2011 11:00AM UTC Comments Off Thai Floods: Relief for our furry friends – A photo essay

By Lillian Suwanrumpha In the midst of Thailand’s worst flooding in over 50 years, last week the cabinet announced an official holiday from Octobe 27-31  for those in 21 flood-hit provinces. Many took the opportunity to escape to unscathed areas in the country or abroad to cope with the crisis, leaving the centre of Bangkok...

Thai floods: Families flee outskirts of Bangkok – A photo essay

By Sun, Oct 23, 2011 4:02PM UTC Comments Off A brother sits beside his sister on a homemade raft.  (Photo by Ryan Van Velzer)

By Ryan van Velzer (guest contributor) While residents in Bangkok brace for the flood, those in Rangsit are already dealing with the aftermath as the flood moved south breaking an embankment near Khlong 2 and Pahon Yothin, Friday Oct. 21. Walking along Pahon Yothin road it doesn’t take long to notice the impact of the...

Thai flood: Giving and receiving in a time of crisis – A photo essay

By Fri, Oct 14, 2011 11:30AM UTC Comments Off Thai flood: Giving and receiving in a time of crisis – A photo essay

By Lillian Suwanrumpha A day after Yingluck Shinawatra’s administration implemented the Flood-Relief Operation Command at Don Muang Airport in an effort to alleviate Thailand’s worst natural disaster in 50 years, a call to action was sounded through media outlets for volunteers to help sort and pack supplies on the ground floor below the “war room”....

Thai flood relief: Civilians lead the way – A photo essay

By Thu, Oct 13, 2011 10:45AM UTC Comments Off Thai flood relief: Civilians lead the way – A photo essay

By Lillian Suwanrumpha Despite rigourous attempts by the Puea Thai government and the Royal Thai Army to alleviate Thailand’s worst flooding in 50 years, most recently with the implementation of the Flood-Relief Operation Command at Don Muang Airport, it is civilian operations that are leading the way with donations distribution in the hardest-hit areas in...

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