by William Ting
(Diamond Bar, CA, USA)
You web site brings back such memories. From 1956 - 1963, I was a carefree and privileged senior diplomat's son, living in the serenity of old Soi Asoke.
Our house was within a stone's throw to the old campus of International School of Bangkok, where I attended 3rd through 9th grades. I remember this area so well, which prompted me to do a web-search on Soi Asoke.
To my surprise, I not only found it, but from your current map, it seems Soi Asoke has changed dramatically today from almost 50 years ago, when my family lived there. It probably still is a very exclusive place, but I notice a lot of first class hotels and a fast-rail station nearby.
During my stay, Soi Asoke was entirely high-class residential, filled with mansions and large houses. It obviously is more commercialized today.
Thanks for the memories.
Greetings from Dr. William Ting at Diamond Bar, CA (suburb of Los Angeles, California, USA).