01 June 2011

Noise

Bangkok is LOUD. Outside, it's black exhaust billowing buses, millions of zipping full throttle motorbikes, cars dodging the two aforementioned vehicles, skytrains whizzing overhead, promotional materials blasting full volume over microphones, bossa nova music cranked up while the shop or home next door blares their techno beat... all combined with the other typical noises of the city. Inside, there is a mix of three types of competing music, video screens playing anime and commercials, promotions blaring on the loudspeaker while a live 'model' announces another promotion via a microphone.

Take a look and a listen to the noise of an indoor children's play area.*


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* I've written about the play areas before. They are located all over the city and provide a park alternative for children living in Bangkok. In this climate, unfortunately outdoor park play expires fairly early in the day as the sun scorches the plastic and metal play areas and buckets of sweat pour from an active kid in a matter of minutes. We enjoy the outdoor parks, of which there are many gorgeous ones, as often as possible in the early morning hours.

2 comments:

  1. Oh isn't this the truth!! Just last week I took the kids to play at Tesco after I had done my shopping. I was just sitting there listening to all that noise going on. And I just thought to myself...I could go insane if I have to stay here to long! In my country we search for quiet and tranquility, but here it seems the more noise and activity the happier they are...

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  2. I have a headache just from watching the video.

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