Samrong To Kheha – Move Along Nothing To See
As the BTS Green Line opened to much fanfare on December the 6th, I was curious to what lay beyond me in the land that time forgot had in store for me.
Part of my attraction to Thailand is exploring new places, so filled with excitement and an urge to explore and beat wannabe Twitter celebs to it, off I ventured with only trusted lens and a bottle of water to my name, and with the attraction of free rides up until April 16th this was a perfect opportunity for me.
So thinking like a tourist, I arrive at Samrong waiting for the train to arrive busting with anticipation and the first thing I noticed was the safety doors don’t work and anyone could fall onto the track (good job security have whistles to keep everyone safe).
The 13-km route, which from Samrong to Kheha takes around 20 minutes and has new 9 stations, Samrong, Pu Chao, Chang Erewan, Royal Thai Naval Academy, Pak Nam, Srinagarinda, Phraek Sa, Sai Luat and finally Kheha which puts you within easy reach of The Ancient Siam park.
To be honest, apart from Samrong ( cool market ), Erewan ( the museum ) and Phraek Sa ( Robinsons ) there is naff all to see, So unless Somchai the dog, or Sir Richard Barrow can tell us otherwise I see the new Green Line as nothing more than a tool for commuters on an already strained BTS system, After getting off at all 9 stations and going back to the centre of Bangkok with not even 50 shots on my memory card it feels like 5 hours of my life I will never get back and with an urge to never go back to the land that time forgot