Bend it like Beckham

Think out of the box. Work round it and curl it if it works - in other words, bend it like Beckham. If a standard football pitch cannot be built, an asymmetrical pitch, like this one amid high-rise apartment buildings in the densely-inhabited Klong T
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Think out of the box.

Work round it and curl it if it works - in other words, bend it like Beckham.

If a standard football pitch cannot be built, an asymmetrical pitch, like this one amid high-rise apartment buildings in the densely-inhabited Klong Toey district in Bangkok, will do.

Created and developed by a Thai real estate designer, it is part of a project aimed at transforming small, irregularly-shaped plots in the Thai capital's well-known slum community into practical football fields - and taking the place of what would have otherwise been used as dumping areas.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 02, 2016, with the headline 'Bend it like Beckham'. Print Edition | Subscribe