Jul 25, 2013 in

Here are some pictures of some less common gasoline stations. But still they can be seen here and there. Thailand shows that the gasoline business might not have to be a monopoly.

Imagine, what if it were common in Germany that bakeries also sell gasoline? Would it be weird? No, if it was common, it would be common, it’s just a matter of what we learnt to consider normal.
In other countries, there are no bakeries at all and people buy plastic-packaged single slices of toast readily smeared with sweetened “butter” like bags of crisps in the next 7-Eleven (yes okay, talking about Thailand here ;-).

On Ko Mak. I absolutely love this photo, note all the little details: You can get GASOLINE (alternatively G ZOLINE) or DESAL here. There is a map of Ko Mak, making the shed almost look like the tools workshop in OpenClonk in it’s clunkyness. Also note the lovely hand-pumps(?), I gather. And of course, can’t be without, a photo of the king in the living room slash front porch area.

In Ayutthaya. A fuel pump in the format of a cash machine, quite cute. Though, I have to add, I am not sure if this isn’t from a major fuel company here in Thailand.

Fuel in bottles sold at 30 baht each at a snack shop – for motorcycles. I thought gasoline would be yellowish… What kind of stuff is that?

Another one of these tiny fuel pumps. Oh, pardon me, it’s just a telephone cell. I would have said that they are a dying species, but this is wrong, they are still around every corner here. They are just not really used anymore, never saw anyone using it.