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So, it seems that everyone is used to the way business is done and accepting 'the way' as a way of Thailand. Let us talk about something else. The new East-West railway (to be built by Japanese companies) is not really new. In a way, it is just a remake of the railway that makes 'the Bridge over the River Kwai' famous.
(For some pictures and information see http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-battles/ww2/kw... and note the caption under one picture : Both the wooden and the adjacent steel bridge were subjected to numerous air raids between January and June 1945. POW labour was used to repair the wooden bridge on each occasion. Tamarkan is fifty five kilometres north of Nong Pladuk (also known as Non Pladuk), or five kilometres north of Kanchanaburi. (Donor A. Mackinnon)