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In old Bangkok, a goddess resists a wave of gentrification
The historic shrine of Chao Mae Thap Thim, once at the heart of Bangkok's Chinese migrant community, is a rare holdout against a wave of gentrification across one of Asia's most vibrant capitals, where change is being thrust upon a melting pot of communities that have for generations resisted it.
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December 30, 2020
A window in Sasinee Kampheepuchong's kitchen faces the Chao Phraya river in the historic neighbourhood...
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A window in Sasinee Kampheepuchong's kitchen faces the Chao Phraya river in the historic neighbourhood of Talad Noi in Bangkok, Thailand, February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "GENTRIFICATION SILVA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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December 30, 2020
Metal fences from a construction site stand around Chao Mae Thap Thim shrine in Bangkok, Thailand September...
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Metal fences from a construction site stand around Chao Mae Thap Thim shrine in Bangkok, Thailand September 12, 2020. Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University, which owns the land, plans to construct two residential buildings in the place of the shrine despite protests from its own students. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "GENTRIFICATION SILVA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 30, 2020
People walk through a flooded yard as a burning ritual takes place during a full moon festival at the...
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People walk through a flooded yard as a burning ritual takes place during a full moon festival at the entrance of Chao Mae Thap Thim shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, October 1, 2020. Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University, which owns the land, plans to construct two residential buildings in the place of the shrine, despite protests from its own students. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "GENTRIFICATION SILVA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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December 30, 2020
Penprapa Ployseesuay who has been the caretaker of Chao Mae Thap Thim shrine for 25 years, poses for...
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Penprapa Ployseesuay who has been the caretaker of Chao Mae Thap Thim shrine for 25 years, poses for a photograph inside the shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, September 12, 2020. Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University, which owns the land, plans to construct two residential buildings in the place of the shrine, despite protests from its own students. "Sooner or later they will cut the water supply and electricity," said Penprapa. "I feel very sad. They don't see the importance and value of this place that deserves to be preserved," she said of the university. "They chose not to make the two worlds live together," she added. "They only want us to get out." REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "GENTRIFICATION SILVA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 30, 2020
A construction site surrounds Chao Mae Thap Thim shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, September 12, 2020. Bangkok's...
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A construction site surrounds Chao Mae Thap Thim shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, September 12, 2020. Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University, which owns the land, plans to construct two residential buildings in the place of the shrine despite protests from its own students. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "GENTRIFICATION SILVA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 30, 2020
Penprapa Ployseesuay 'Nok', Chao Mae Thap Thim shrine's caretaker, prepares dinner at the back of the...
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Penprapa Ployseesuay 'Nok', Chao Mae Thap Thim shrine's caretaker, prepares dinner at the back of the temple where she lives in a small house with her mother and two sons in Bangkok, Thailand, November 24, 2020. Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University, which owns the land, plans to construct two residential buildings in the place of the shrine despite protests from its own students. "Sooner or later they will cut the water supply and electricity," said Penprapa. "I feel very sad. They don't see the importance and value of this place that deserves to be preserved," she said of the university. "They chose not to make the two worlds live together," she added. "They only want us to get out." REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "GENTRIFICATION SILVA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 30, 2020
Magnolias Waterfront Residences and shopping mall Iconsiam stand next to the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok,...
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Magnolias Waterfront Residences and shopping mall Iconsiam stand next to the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok, Thailand, January 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "GENTRIFICATION SILVA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 30, 2020
Surin Sae-Ton, 50, poses for a photograph in his tea shop that he runs across the river from the shopping...
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Surin Sae-Ton, 50, poses for a photograph in his tea shop that he runs across the river from the shopping mall Iconsiam in Bangkok, Thailand, January 18, 2019. "I'm excited about the new vibe," said Sae-Ton. "But I don't know how the community will be in future with this new prosperity." REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "GENTRIFICATION SILVA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 30, 2020
Lee Kwang Tao, 62, who owns a Chinese medicine shop, looks at a Starbucks branch that recently opened...
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Lee Kwang Tao, 62, who owns a Chinese medicine shop, looks at a Starbucks branch that recently opened next door to his shop in Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand, December 8, 2020. "This area used to have very good business, but in recent years it has gone down," said Tao. "That's why people in this neighbourhood are selling their property." REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "GENTRIFICATION SILVA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 30, 2020
Lee Kwang Tao, 62, who owns a Chinese medicine shop, poses for a photograph at his shop in Chinatown,...
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Lee Kwang Tao, 62, who owns a Chinese medicine shop, poses for a photograph at his shop in Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand, December 13, 2018. "This area used to have very good business, but in recent years it has gone down," said Tao. "That's why people in this neighbourhood are selling their property." REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "GENTRIFICATION SILVA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 30, 2020
A woman smokes a cigarette in the traditional community of Kudeejeen in Bangkok, Thailand, January 19,...
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A woman smokes a cigarette in the traditional community of Kudeejeen in Bangkok, Thailand, January 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "GENTRIFICATION SILVA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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December 30, 2020
A girl sits at the bar of a coffee shop located inside a former warehouse in Bangkok's old district,...
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A girl sits at the bar of a coffee shop located inside a former warehouse in Bangkok's old district, Thailand, November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "GENTRIFICATION SILVA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 30, 2020
Men sit inside a traditional coffee shop in Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand, December 8, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge...
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Men sit inside a traditional coffee shop in Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand, December 8, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "GENTRIFICATION SILVA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 30, 2020
Fish swim inside a fish tank outside a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand, December 6,...
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Fish swim inside a fish tank outside a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand, December 6, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "GENTRIFICATION SILVA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 30, 2020
A group of men sit on benches by the banks of the Chao Phraya river in front of the shopping mall Iconsiam...
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A group of men sit on benches by the banks of the Chao Phraya river in front of the shopping mall Iconsiam in Bangkok, Thailand, November 29, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "GENTRIFICATION SILVA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 30, 2020
People eat street food in front of a banner promoting a new condo building to be constructed, in Bangkok,...
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People eat street food in front of a banner promoting a new condo building to be constructed, in Bangkok, Thailand, January 31, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "GENTRIFICATION SILVA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 30, 2020
Commercial buildings and condos stand behind Chulalongkorn university near the Chao Mae Thap Thim shrine...
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Commercial buildings and condos stand behind Chulalongkorn university near the Chao Mae Thap Thim shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, September 12, 2020. Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University, which owns the land, plans to construct two residential buildings in the place of the shrine despite protests from its own students. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "GENTRIFICATION SILVA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 30, 2020
A woman carries an umbrella as she walks past the entrance of Chao Mae Thap Thim shrine during a full...
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A woman carries an umbrella as she walks past the entrance of Chao Mae Thap Thim shrine during a full moon festival in Bangkok, Thailand, October 1, 2020. Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University, which owns the land, plans to construct two residential buildings in the place of the shrine, despite protests from its own students. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "GENTRIFICATION SILVA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 30, 2020
A group of students visit Chao Mae Thap Thim shrine during a live stream talk about the artistic and...
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A group of students visit Chao Mae Thap Thim shrine during a live stream talk about the artistic and historic value of the shrine, during a full moon festival in Bangkok, Thailand, October 1, 2020. Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University, which owns the land, plans to construct two residential buildings in the place of the shrine, despite protests from its own students. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "GENTRIFICATION SILVA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 30, 2020
A window of an old building is seen in Chinatown in Bangkok, Thailand, December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge...
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A window of an old building is seen in Chinatown in Bangkok, Thailand, December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "GENTRIFICATION SILVA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 30, 2020
A woman walks past an art installation at the traditional community of Kudeejeen in Bangkok, Thailand,...
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A woman walks past an art installation at the traditional community of Kudeejeen in Bangkok, Thailand, January 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "GENTRIFICATION SILVA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 30, 2020
A taxi driver eats dinner next to his car in the historic neighbourhood of Talad Noi in Bangkok, Thailand,...
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A taxi driver eats dinner next to his car in the historic neighbourhood of Talad Noi in Bangkok, Thailand, December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "GENTRIFICATION SILVA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 30, 2020
The Sol Heng Tai Mansion stands in the historic neighbourhood of Talad Noi in Bangkok, Thailand, February...
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The Sol Heng Tai Mansion stands in the historic neighbourhood of Talad Noi in Bangkok, Thailand, February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "GENTRIFICATION SILVA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 30, 2020
People take part in a burning ritual during a full moon festival at Chao Mae Thap Thim shrine as a live...
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People take part in a burning ritual during a full moon festival at Chao Mae Thap Thim shrine as a live stream talk about the artistic and historic value of the shrine takes place, in Bangkok, Thailand, October 1, 2020. Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University, which owns the land, plans to construct two residential buildings in the place of the shrine, despite protests from its own students. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "GENTRIFICATION SILVA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 30, 2020
Lek, a saleswoman, looks through the window inside a luxury condo building next to the Chao Phraya river...
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Lek, a saleswoman, looks through the window inside a luxury condo building next to the Chao Phraya river in Thon Buri, Bangkok, Thailand, August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "GENTRIFICATION SILVA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 30, 2020
A man fishes on the banks of the Chao Phraya river in the historic neighbourhood of Talad Noi in Bangkok,...
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A man fishes on the banks of the Chao Phraya river in the historic neighbourhood of Talad Noi in Bangkok, Thailand, December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "GENTRIFICATION SILVA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 30, 2020
Sasinee Kampheepuchong, 70, looks at luxury condo buildings in front of the Chao Phraya river from the...
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Sasinee Kampheepuchong, 70, looks at luxury condo buildings in front of the Chao Phraya river from the rooftop of her house where she has being living for 40 years in the historic neighbourhood of Talad Noi in Bangkok, Thailand, February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva SEARCH "GENTRIFICATION SILVA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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December 30, 2020
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