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.
|Feb 2020 THAILAND VEHICLE|
|BANGKOK CAR PARKING LOT|
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