In a city with 11,000,000 residents, it’s not often you find yourself in a deserted public place or even space. Yesterday I found myself in just such a place- the brand new and very recently opened BTS Pho Nimit station. It was just after 4pm when I walked up the stairs to the deserted platform. No train, no other people, just a TV doing it’s thing, meaning blaring some Thai advert for skin whitening cream.
Damn, to be 5 years old instead of 45- what a great opportunity to play ‘the world ended and I’m the loan survivor.’ When the train pulled up, I did take a good long look at the driver to ensure it wasn’t a zombie. And then back to the shoulder-to-shoulder urban existence.