• Wed, 25 Jul 2018 11:43
    Mahakan Fort opens as public park
    Five months after its last residents surrendered in a high-profile battle over Mahakan Fort, the early Rattanakosin-era landmark began its new life as a public park on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Mon, 30 Apr 2018 09:31
    Culture being consumed by modernism
    Re: Folk history, culture at risk unless officials learn from Mahakan Fort fiasco: academics
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  • Sat, 28 Apr 2018 05:00
    Folk history, culture at risk unless officials learn from Mahakan Fort fiasco: academics
    FOLK HISTORY and culture will never be safe in this land, unless authorities realise the value of unofficial heritage and “intangible” cultural traditions, according to an academic speaking after the last of the houses in Bangkok’s historic Mahakan Fort Community was torn down.
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 01:00
    Community learning centre is not a priority in plans for Mahakan Fort park
    THERE IS NO place for the promised history learning centre of the Mahakan Fort Community, according to Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s (BMA) latest plan for the area. Instead, the budget of at least Bt90 million is likely to be spent on constructing a public park.
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 01:00
    Drawing a line
    Progress blurs history and communities, fatally so at Mahakan Fort, but at Valley of Hope in Malaysia, there's still hope
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:00
    Worry over abandoned cats after Mahakan Fort Community vacated
    As the last residents in Bangkok's centuries-old Mahakan Fort Community vacate their homes on Wednesday, Thai social media users this week expressed concern for more than 20 cats that will be left behind.
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:00
    Mahakan Fort Community to live on in the virtual world
    THE HERITAGE of the Mahakan Fort Community will live on in digital form, as an archive of this old Bangkok quarter will be created and maintained online via crowdsourcing.
  • Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:00
    Teary farewell as residents evacuate Mahakan Fort
    MANY RESIDENTS of centuries-old Mahakan Fort Community shed tears yesterday as they were forced to bid their last farewell to the place they and their ancestors had long called “home”.
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:07
    Mahakan Fort community loses ‘landmark’ House 99
    The demolition on Thursday of the “landmark” House No 99 in Bangkok’s Mahakan Fort community did not bode well for the remaining 15 antique wooden homes, independent city-planning expert Paranee Sawadirak said.
  • Sun, 04 Feb 2018 01:00
    Amid demolitions, Mahakan residents fight for heritage
    DISPUTES and uncertainty remain unavoidable for both the current and former dwellers of the Mahakan Fort community in Bangkok’s old town, but in the end they have pledged to preserve their heritage with all their strength.
  • Tue, 30 Jan 2018 03:00
    BMA denies promise to save Mahakan houses
    TWO MORE wooden houses in Bangkok’s historic quarter of Mahakan Fort Community were dismantled yesterday, sparking strong protests that this violated an agreement between the authorities and the community.
  • Thu, 24 Aug 2017 01:00
    More Mahakan Fort relocations ordered
    MORE RESIDENTS of the Mahakan Fort community will have to leave in September as part of a Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) beautification plan.
  • Mon, 03 Jul 2017 01:00
    Committee hears proposal to allow longtime Mahakan Fort residents to stay despite BMA’s ‘reservations’
    A tripartite committee is now trying to solve the decades-long dispute over an old community around the ancient Mahakan Fort in Bangkok.
  • Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:09
    BMA to turn Mahakan Fort into mini park
    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration will turn Mahakan Fort into a mini park and the improvement to its landscape will be done within a month, a deputy BMA governor said on Monday.
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  • Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:40
    Four Mahakan Fort homes levelled 
    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on Monday demolished four more homes in the Mahakan Fort community.
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