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World Taxis of Bangkok converted into vegetable vegetables, for lack of customers

17:20  15 september  2021
17:20  15 september  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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Les taxis potagers dans un garage de Bangkok, le 15 septembre 2021 © Jack Taylor Taxis vegetables in a garage of Bangkok, September 15th 2021

Gardets gardens and mini-ponds welcoming frogs: roofs and taxi covers Abandoned found a new life in Bangkok.

On an open-air parking from the west of the Thai capital, green shoots sprinkled by the monsoon rains spring from the bodywork of several rows of typical pink and orange taxis of Bangkok.

Des employés de la compagnie de taxis reconvertis en jardiniers, à Bangkok le 15 septembre 2021 © Jack Taylor employees of the taxis company converted into gardeners, in Bangkok on September 15th 2021

Tiny green and brown frogs encrypt in the tropical heat inside makeshift pools made from old tires, nestled among the 200 abandoned cars.

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L'arrosage vise aussi les grenouilles nichées dans un vieux pneu, à Bangkok le 15 septembre 2021 © Jack Taylor The watering also targets frogs in an old tire, in Bangkok on September 15, 2021

Taxis of this "cemetery" have seen their drivers return to their village in recent months after the almost total disappearance of customers because of the pandemic and confinement.

Growing vegetables was "our last option", according to Thapakorn Assawalertkun, one of the bosses of the taxi company, very indebted.

"We said we were going to grow vegetables and raising frogs on the roofs of these taxis".

Thailand has imposed strict restrictions on a wave of CVIV-19 contaminations in recent months, including a night curfew.

Tourists, essential to Bangkok's taxis trade, have disappeared because of the draconian rules imposed to enter the kingdom.

Aubergines, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini and basil cultivated on cars - as well as frogs - will help feed drivers and unemployed employees.

And if crops are good, they plan to sell the surplus on local markets.

"Growing vegetables also helps employees change the ideas. We want them to have something to eat and we do not want them to be stressed either," Thapakorn said at AFP.

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