Feng Shui for Fliers

ILLUSTRATION FOR TIME BY BRIAN STAUFFER

There have been plenty of explanations for the problems at Bangkok's trouble-plagued Suvarnabhumi Airport since it opened, after 46 years of planning, last Sept. 28. Sinking swampland and hasty construction, Thai bureaucracy and allegedly corrupt deals by the former Thaksin regime are variously mooted as the causes of everything from cracked runway asphalt to customs delays, cramped toilets, monotonous retail outlets and long lines. But Thai geomancer Mas Kehardthum is convinced he has the real answer: construction was started in the wrong phase of Jupiter. "An improper calculation was made for structures in the city's eastern sector," argues Mas, president of...

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