Bangkok's Chinatown may be among the first communities in Thailand to be ready to meet the new challenges and opportunities that will arise when the Asean Economic Community (AEC) comes into being in just over two years.
ABurmese language signpost is installed at Odeon Circle in Chinatown on Yaowarat Road. The project is run by City Hall to prepare the capital for the 2015 Asean Economic Community. SEKSAN ROJJANAMETAKUL
Visitors to the largest Chinese community in Bangkok can already get a taste of the Asean zone atmosphere - guideposts around Wat Traimitr Withayaram Woraviharn in Yaowarat, the main street of Chinatown, carry not only the Thai, Chinese and English languages, but also Burmese. The flags of the 10 Asean member countries are also displayed around the area.
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