For the fourth year in a row, Bangkok has been named "World's Best City" by Travel & Leisure magazine, as well as "Asia's Best City". Readers of the publication gave the Thai capital a 90.42 per cent approval based on criteria of sights, culture, restaurants, people, shopping and value.
While I'm sure tourism authorities are collectively fist-pumping at this accolade while seeing baht signs flash before their eyes, those of us who live here have long known this crazy city is pretty awesome. Sure, we can play up our amazing art, tantalising temples and many malls, but there are alternative reasons why Bangkok is the world's best city. Things such as...
1. There's an abundance of readily-available food (with tons of sugar/oil/condensed milk in everything) and somehow the country's entire population hasn't become obese yet.
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