Bangkok farmer refuses to sell land and wants to turn farm into inner city retreat

Sompot Tubcharoen, 60, cultivates rice plants at his farm in Bangkok, Thailand August 28, 2018. Picture taken August 28, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Housing estates, office buildings and traffic-clogged roads are fast encroaching in the area surrounding the farm. Image: REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Alex Gray
Senior Writer, Formative Content
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 MahaNakhon Tower, one of the highest hotels in the capital of Thailand
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 Sompot Tubcharoen, 60, rides his motorbike at his farm in Bangkok
Image: Reuters/ Soe Zeya Tun
 Over half of Thailand's population lives in urban areas.
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