BEHOLD ‘CHANGCHUI,’ FASHIONISTA’S ‘CARELESS’ DREAM [Khaosod English]

BEHOLD ‘CHANGCHUI,’ FASHIONISTA’S ‘CARELESS’ DREAM [Khaosod English]

On a spacious 11 rai of land in western Bangkok sits a collection of fabulous half-finished structures, something else, and at the center of it all, the silver fuselage of a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar.

The aircraft is a talisman anchoring the land, hopes and dreams of a man who put aside more sensible plans to build a communal hangout for all the city to enjoy.

He calls it “Changchui.” What sounds like the name of a secret Chinese neighborhood in fact roughly translates to “so careless.” Asked about the strange yet catchy name, Somchai “Lim” Songwattana said it’s what defines Thailand best – the laid-back, low-key characters who call it home.

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Thk : Khaosod English