Sunday August 9, 2020

A winning Thai break

The man sitting next to me at Hua Lamphong railway station rose to his feet.

9th March, 2012

I glanced up from my Bangkok Post and realised that others awaiting the Chiang Mai train were also standing to attention.

The muzak playing over the station’s loudspeakers sounded a little more formal too.

With a start, I realised it was the national anthem, played at 8am every day in Thailand. I rose furtively to my feet for the closing bars.

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