Thai beauty queen serves Michelin-starred meals in Covid-hit Bangkok slum
19 June 2021 | 2:29 pm
Miss Thailand 2020 serves meals prepared by Michelin Star chefs in a Bangkok slum hit by Covid. Khlong Toei -- Bangkok's largest slum -- has emerged in this third wave as a hotspot, due to the fact that most of its residents do not have the means to socially distance or work from home.
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