I was told there are 32 parks and gardens in Ho Chi Minh City. When I strolled around I always found a shady tree and a bench to rest on. I was impressed with all the huge old trees and the beautiful arrangements for Tet (Vietnamese New Year). I am a city stroller. I enjoy it, but not in Bangkok which is just an unpleasant concrete and asphalt jungle. Maybe because of a lack of foreign/French influence?
People are now waiting for the new governor to be elected. I wonder if the next governor will have any plans to make Bangkok greener? I have two suggestions. Buy/expropriate the land plot next to Nana skytrain station for a park. This would be perfect for city visitors who are shopping and strolling around in that central part of the city. And next, buy/expropriate the Royal Bangkok Sports Club's green field which now serves only privileged people. Make it Bangkok's Central Park for everyone! Be brave, new governor, and make history!
I have been flying in to Bangkok from all directions and I think I now have seen why there are so few green areas for ordinary people.