Via a friend Samojae who is a journalist I had the honour of meeting Kei Sato, a professional photographer whose exhibition in Bangkok was cancelled due to the flooding. Instead he is spending his time travelling in flood hit areas.
There are far more hits searching for place names in Thai as opposed to English. As such a bit of Thai knowledge is useful, though tweets can be copied and pasted into Google Translate. Google translate is far from perfect though, I see Nontahburi often translated as either London or New York adding a false glamour to the situation.
There were many reports of flooding in riverside areas in Nonthaburi so it was no surprise to see that the aerobics area by the pier under Rama 4 bridge was flooded. I have not previously seen this area having higher flood water.
There has been some severe flooding in the Northern half of Thailand and slowly the water is heading South. The Chao Phraya has been high for a number of days now, and with the opening of the dam in Chainat the water level can but only increase.
Right on cue, the river levels rose in Pak Kred as predicted, due to rainfall and flooding further north. After wandering around Pak Kred town centre, I headed to Wat Sanam Nua and saw the start of the flooding first hand