Monthly Archives: March 2010

BNE, it’s everywhere

Since my arrival in Bangkok two years ago, I’ve been intrigued by the BNE signs seen around the city. They are often seen as stickers pasted on poles, pillars and public phone booths, or as spray paint scrawled onto abandoned walls. At first, I thought it is someone/some company seeking a cheap way to advertise their services on the streets of Bangkok, but there isn’t any website or contact number for inquiries. The often-accompanying Chinese characters, which reads 参上 and seems to me more Japanese than Chinese, don’t give any inkling of what it is either. Until I read this article in New York Times a couple of months back and it finally shed light on this street graffiti.


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