Thais can spend money at their own expense at the “budget palace”, a private “house of poverty” in Bangkok that has been in operation for two years and has become a symbol of Thai social and political dysfunction.
As the economy recovers from a decade of austerity, the country is scrambling to restore social mobility and rebuild public services, while keeping the monarchy in place.
The palace has been criticized for not doing enough to support the poorest families, including by failing to provide basic necessities like housing, education, and healthcare.
In January, the government released a report showing the palace was not performing as expected and was facing “serious financial difficulties”.
Now, with the monarchy on life support, the palace is looking to get off the brink.
The palace is home to the country’s richest people, and its lavish lifestyle has come under fire for not providing enough financial support to the poorest.
It was not clear whether the government would be able to afford to maintain the palace for two more years.
The government said it was committed to the palace and would work with the private sector to improve its facilities and services, but it was not immediately clear if the government was still willing to pay for the repairs.
The “budget Palace” is a private residence where the wealthy can go for lavish private parties, such as weddings, barbecues, and the like.
The house, known locally as the “bazaar palace”, was officially opened in May 2016, and has been the scene of many lavish events in recent years.
In March 2017, for instance, more than 5,000 people attended a wedding at the palace.
The Palace has been used as a political football in the past.
The monarchy has a monopoly on running the country and has dominated the political arena, but the palace’s financial woes are raising concerns about its future.
“There is a lot of talk that the monarchy is about to go,” says Kannan Palit, a Bangkok-based journalist.
“This palace is the symbol of the political and economic crisis in Thailand.
This is the place where politicians are meeting.
People in this palace are not even able to meet with their families.
They don’t even have access to food.”
The royal family is now struggling to make ends meet, and many of its assets are now owned by private individuals.
Last month, a court ruling allowed the royal family to sell off the palace, with its property and other assets including cars, jewellery, and jewelry jewelry boxes.
This means that the royal estate is now largely held by private people and the palace cannot afford to keep it.
The royal family was forced to sell most of its properties to raise funds for its emergency relief efforts and has also been forced to borrow from the countrys financial institutions to fund the palace repairs.
“We have a huge debt load and are still paying interest on the loans,” Palit says.
“The palace was built for a purpose: to support social mobility in Thailand.”
When the palace opened in April, it was only known as a luxury property, but many people who used to be wealthy saw it as an opportunity to have a luxurious home.
“When you see people coming and going from the palace at the moment, the public is going to be very angry,” says Vangmoo Jang, a social commentator and blogger.
“People are not used to the royal lifestyle.
They’ve never seen it in Thailand before.”
For some, the royal household is an economic lifeline.
“It’s a lot cheaper to pay off the debt than buy a luxury house,” says Rachael Catt, a senior researcher at the Bangkok-headquartered Economic Research Institute.
Some have also suggested the palace might have become a political pawn, and that the palace could be used to pressure the government to address social and economic issues.
There are fears that the economic crisis could eventually force the government and the monarchy to split.
“One of the main issues is the royal debt,” says Duan Thim, an associate professor at the School of Business Administration at Thailand University.
“I think the monarchy has the ability to pay the debt but is unable to because the monarchy was built on the backs of the poor.
If the monarchy starts to take over from the rich, the economy will suffer and Thailand will be plunged into a financial crisis.
The problem is that the economy is already in the middle of a financial collapse.
In February, the monarchy announced that it would step down in March, but that would not mean the monarchy would leave the country.
Instead, the state will continue to run the palace until the end of the year.
A palace is supposed to be a private institution that has no power,” says Nong Sengkang, an American political activist. “In the