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Samut Prakan is an eastern province adjoining Bangkok. There is no giant "Welcome To Samut Prakan" sign as you enter, since the province is practically invisible.
That's because Bangkok has swallowed it up. Bangkok segues into Samut Prakan the same way a Rihanna song can segue into a Beyonce song, which then segues into a Ke$ha song, without the listener ever knowing the difference.
Still the province is not without its tantalising attractions. It boasts the world's longest elevated tollway. We have some lovely malls out here full of KFC and Chester's Grill restaurants, signposts of glorious development in this country.
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