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Christopher Burslem

For the last 20 years, Chris Burslem has worked on newspapers and wire agencies in Bangkok, Phnom Penh and Singapore, becoming an Old Asia Hand in what he says feels like a frighteningly short period of time. He is the author of Tales of Old Bangkok, a scrapbook history of his favorite city.

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by Christopher Burslem in Bangkok
01 Sep 2014
Democracy monument

Thailand's Road to Democracy

Distance 1.5mi
Duration 40min
2 ratings

Democracy Monument was built in 1939 to mark the end of absolute monarchy in Thailand and the introduction of a "people's constitution". It was really just the beginning of a decades-long struggle to achieve a truly representative political... More»