|Stop for pedestrian sign|
Bangkok on the other side is hell for a pedestrian. There are streets with no sidewalk. And if there is a sidewalk it is usually full with street vendors, food stalls, garbage or anything that can possibly block your way. It is simply impossible for a wheelchair to move through Bangkok and very cumbersome for a regular person to walk.
Not only will motorcycles and cars be parked in a way where you have to move onto the street, but motorcycles will frequently use it to by-pass the traffic in the opposite direction. And they will not stop for an pedestrian.
|Skytrain or BTS|
Areas where you could actually walk like small streets, usually have many holes in the pavement, so you constantly have to be on the watch out for holes, leftovers from dogs at the same time while fending off offers for a "welcome massage" or other obstacles.
|Subway or MRT|
By the way, it is not any different in Indonesia or Malaysia, but I feel it is even more ridiculous in a 12 million people city like Bangkok.
A nice way to get around though (even though it is very limited) are the Skytrain (BTS) and the Subway (MRT). Those trains are very clean, very reliable and I think cheap. The system is easy to use, even for a foreigner who speaks a minimum of English. Try Munich in Germany as a foreigner...or even as German who does not use the system often. I sometimes have no idea where one zone starts and ends and how expensive a ride in Munich is supposed to be.