The Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA) occupies the austere modernist City Hall facing the Giant Swing. In the piazza stands a bus-length sign bearing the city's full Thai title, at 64 syllables the world's longest place name. Take a wide-angle camera. It translates as: 'Great city of angels, the supreme repository of the divine jewels, the supreme unconquerable land of the immortal divinity endowed with the nine noble gems, the delightful capital city abounding in royal palaces, which resemble paradises for the reincarna-ted deities, granted by Indra for Vishnu to create.' Or for short: Krung Thep, 'City of Angels'.