Finishing walking around the vast Chatuchak Market, I came back to Mo Chit BTS station. Looking at the outside of the station from the platform, there was a vast parking ground beside the station. And many automobiles were parked there. Most of them seemed to be private cars. They were parked orderly.
Looking closer, the automobiles were relatively new. No old and junk automobiles were seen on the ground. It was difficult to say where this photo was taken only by seeing this scene. The national income could be enough high to buy a private car in Bangkok.
According to the book 'FACTFULNESS' written by Hans Rosling, the birthrate was inversely proportional to the amount of the national income. When the national income becomes high, the birthrate becomes low everywhere in the world.
So I made a sweep about the birthrate and the national income in Thailand. As expected, it was low. According to the research of the World Bank, the national income per capita in Thailand raised from 4,260 in US dollars to 18,200 in US dollars during the past 30 years. By way of contrast, the birthrate dropped from 2.1 to 1.5 during the same period. What Hans Rosling said also fits into this country.
Mo Chit Station is a BTS Skytrain station, on the Sukhumvit Line in Chatuchak District, Bangkok, Thailand. The station is on the Phahon Yothin Highway between Soi Phahon Yothin 18 and Soi Phahon Yothin 20. The station is named after the former Mo Chit Bus Terminal, which previously occupied the area, and was the northern terminus of the Sukhumvit Line until 9 August 2019 when Ha Yaek Lat Phrao BTS Station opened. The station is connected to Chatuchak Park MRT Station which opened in 2004.
February 8, 2020
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