Fish mall.

An abandoned shopping mall full of fish

The onetime Thai shopping emporium was shut down in 1997 due to building code violations and a massive fire that destroyed its roof. Apparently rainwater slowly filled the abandoned building and caused a major mosquito outbreak in the area. It was a bad enough problem that in an effort to stop the mosquitos, locals introduced freshwater fish to the abandoned mall to eat the insects.

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5 Responses:

  1. Simon Lucy says:

    Coincidentally, I'm reading The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi, which describes a Bangkok made of such things except they're populated by genetically modified recreations of extinct species along with some that have never existed.

    You need a book of the month, this can be it.

  2. And then to eat the fish, sharks.

  3. This is a dystopian future I can get behind. Also, I bet they could have secured a grant to fund this if they called it art.