Bangkok's canals reveal hardship and perseverance
Yet despite it all, I returned to the canal. The people are poor, and their homes are made from wood and low-grade cement. Many homes are located near the canals, and it is an indicator of the poor adapting to the urbanisation of Bangkok.
The residents are vulnerable to water-borne diseases and floods. Yet they have lived here for decades. Like many, Bangkok is a mega city of societal contradictions and hardship.