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The hidden jewels of Bangkok’s Thonglor

By night, clubs in the inner-eastern Bangkok neighbourhood of Thonglor attract the affluent and the powerful. By day, its tiny community malls attract well-heeled locals and expats, often toting laptops. In neither case do the patrons want the tourists to know these establishments exist. Thonglor is a place where you instantly feel a difference. Here, the mayhem of the city’s streets yield to a strange, orderly, litter-free quiet and one is almost shocked by the strangest sight of all: people