“当地华人担心 “中国城”历史 将失去完整性 曼谷唐人街 将兴建地铁站”

2016-05-05 – 星岛日报

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泰国首都曼谷的唐人街是当地老区,也是世界上保存最完整和最有特色的“中国城”之一。这里没有时尚购物商场,有的只是历代华人留下的宝贵遗产。然而,随着泰国政府2016年在唐人街的心脏地区兴建地铁站,当地华人担心这个历史悠久的老区将失去其魅力。

拥有200年历史的唐人街位于曼谷西部,是曼谷最繁华的商业区之一,其规模及繁华程度在东南亚各地的唐人街中堪称魁首。这座富有华夏风采的“中国城”长约两公里,由三聘街、耀华力路和石龙军路三条大街以及许多街巷连接而成。

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“Developers zero-in on historic Chinatown”

May. 4, 2016 – Bangkok Post

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People sit and eat on a sidewalk along a street in Bangkok’s Chinatown, one of few city districts yet to be devoured by malls and high-rise condos. But change is coming and fast. A new underground train is now ploughing straight into the heart of the historic quarter. (AFP photo)

 

 For nearly a century Thanuan Amnueilap has watched history sweep through the bustling maze of alleyways that make up Bangkok’s Chinatown, one of the city’s few districts yet to be devoured by malls and high-rise condos.

But change is coming — and fast.

The Blue Line extension of the MRT subway soon will plough straight into the heart of the historic quarter, and in the process transform a chaotic, but charming, area into a property goldmine.

“We can’t do anything,” the 92-year-old said from a noodle stall tucked inside a lane of shophouses.

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