A stinky ‘Venice’ of Asia

Fast and malodorous: Bangkok’s ‘khlong’ boat network – AFP, October 15, 2013
…Pam, the archeology student, said her mother can remember a time when the canals were clean, but was astonished by a contemporary comparison to Italy’s Venice and its renowned aquatic transit system.
“This, like Venice?” she said, with a look of disgust as she caught a whiff of the untreated sewage sloshing in the fetid canal.

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