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People are turning explosive Bangkok paving slabs into Minesweeper

Space Invaders on underpasses is so 2008. 

By Choltanutkun Tun-atiruj | Jul 07, 2017

  • People are turning explosive Bangkok paving slabs into Minesweeper
    Credit: fb.com/thailandfootpath

In keeping with Bangkok's pixelated street art history, clandestine figures are now using Minesweeper graphics to warn pedestrians which paving slabs might shoot gross, warm, murky water up their legs.

Thanks to this page dedicated to all things crappy-sidewalk related, we know of at least three locations in Bangkok where the sidewalk around wobbly paving slabs has been decorated to look like the iconic '90s desktop game that came free with Windows. One is at MRT Phahonyothin, while the other two are at Asoke.

For years, Bangkokians have complained about wobbly paving slabs, especally during the rainy season, when hidden puddles of water frequently ruin shoes and light trousers. 

According to Khaosod English's recent article, Bangkok City Hall announced on Tuesday that they are planning to fix broken footpaths in five districts around Bangkok (Bang Na, Pathum Wan, Watthana, Khlong Toei and Phra Khanong).

In the meantime, if you’ve seen any of these graphics or know who the genius artist is, leave us a note in the comments section.

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