On a plot two-thirds the size of Singapore's Botanic Gardens, in the eastern Bangkok district of Bangna, there will soon be a cluster of homes, shops, offices, a pre-school and a hospital. Apartments there will be cooled by chilled water instead of air-conditioners and electric vehicles will ferry residents back and forth. Waste water will be treated and recycled for use, in a forest that will be recreated from derelict land.
"Imagine happiness", says Magnolia Quality Development Corporation (MQDC), when describing its 90 billion baht (S$3.8 billion) development called The Forestias.
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