Message from the founder: Michael Biedassek
19 years ago, I set out to explore not only my Asia roots (as a German-Polish-Thai-Chinese) but also the urban dimensions of Bangkok which are not on the radar of society, from the abandoned skyscrapers of the 1997 financial crisis, the informal communities along rail tracks and beneath elevated highways to the historic villages deep in the forgotten areas of the city.
These microcosms and my ability to speak Thai opened up a whole new world of information about the complexity, diversity and dynamics of urban and rural life and the state of Thailand’s local heritage. Throughout the years I have been forming bonds with locals and community leaders and was able to build a team of urban explorers, anthropologists and documentarians to uncover, celebrate and support the hidden Bangkok.
I believe that the way we travel can make us see the world differently and shape it positively for others. We want to share the impact, insights and empathy that urban exploration has had on us and allow for slow travel and careful observation to dive deeper into Thailand’s fascinating heritage, unmasked realities and connect with people and stories on the ground.
I’m in the process of rebuilding a team as we grind out of the pandemic. It will be a long process but I’m happy you made it to our website and we hope we can serve as inspiration for your next Thailand visit. Feel free to follow our journey and be part of our community.