Despite an Apr 30 eviction notice, the families living at the historic Mahakan Fort in Bangkok's Old Town have remained in place, and have opened their community to the public as the Living Heritage Museum. 

Chantawipa Apisuk, 68, is the Director of Empower Foundation, a charity that supports Thailand’s sex workers and also runs This is Us museum in Nonthaburi, a little-known space dedicated to the history of prostitution in Thailand. Ahead of World Women’s Day on Mar 8, BK chats with this Harvard Law School-grad about the by-appointment-only museum and the current state of Thailand’s notorious sex industry.


The island's vibrant Baba culture lives on this iconic building.