If Bangkok was like London….

I’m a ex-Londonder, lived in the city for 10 years and still count it as home, so I can comment on how funny any change in weather causes London to fall over.

Friday’s rain seemed to bring the whole place to a standstill. The headlines screamed:
• Rail companies cancel train services
• Floods cause gridlock on the M5
• Police phone lines down
• Drivers forced to abandon cars

Now anyone who has lived through a typical Bangkok monsoon storm knows what real rain is like, yes the streets are flooded with 1ft of water within minutes, but as quickly as it started it all goes away and life goes back to normal.

London on the otherhand seems to struggle with any kind of weather. Leaves cause massive train delays, snow just shuts down the place and a little bit extra rain and we have the end of the world announcements.

Next time it rains like mad in Bangkok, spare a thought for those stuck in London :)

2 Comments so far

  1. banyan (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2007 @ 12:34 pm

    The worst apartment to reside in Bangkok is the River Mansion at 23, Phra Atit Road (in between FAO and UNICEF). They charge extremely high rentals without treating their tenants properly. Most of the amenities and furniture is from the 1980s and the air conditioners continuously break down. The local management and security guards don’t treat you with the proper respect that all tenants deserve. They continue to make jeering comments to the tenants that do not understand the language. The building is also going through alot of renovations which creates alot of noise. Although they promise to keep the noise down over the weekends, they do not keep their word. I have come to the conclusion that the owners of the apartment might own many businesses but are unable to manage them properly and serve their customers. The notion where the “customer is always right” does not exist here.

  2. Zahra (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2007 @ 8:20 am

    Sounds like Karachi. In Karachi, the schools gets closed at times.

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