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'Venice of the East' revival plan starts making inroads

The glory days of canals are over, but that's not stopping efforts to restore them

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The glorious days of Bangkok as the "Venice of the East" will start to stir in the hearts of city residents under plans to modernise and use more water transport in the capital. 

Passenger boats cruise along Khlong Saen Sap near Srinakharinwirot University in Bangkok’s Watthana district. Saen Sap is one of the khlongs that will be improved under City Hall’s plan to modernise water transport in Bangkok. PATIPAT JANTHONG.

Despite few canals remaining, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will move ahead with promoting water transport as a primary means of transportation, just like the old days.

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