In the centre of bustling, neon-ridden Bangkok, tucked away by the Chao Phraya river lies the notorious Klong Toey slum. Home to around 100,000 residents, the area is a symbol for the dichotomy between the city’s political and economic corruption, and an area struck by socio-political stigma and abject poverty.
Are there any slums in Bangkok?
Klong Toey Slum where the Duang Prateep Foundation is located is Bangkok’s largest slum community with some 80,000 residents. The slum is on land owned by the Port Authority of Thailand. Originally slum dwellers settled on the port land as they helped with the construction of the port in the early nineteen fifties.
Where are the slums in Manila?
Slums are now scattered over 526 communities in all cities and municipalities of Metro Manila, housing 2.5 million people on vacant private or public lands, usually along rivers, near garbage dumps, along railroad tracks, under bridges and beside industrial establishments.