Hundreds of Exotic Fish Take Over an Abandoned Shopping Mall in Thailand

New World shopping mall, located in Bangkok, Thailand is a four story former shopping mall that was closed in 1997 after it was found to have breached building regulations. In 1999 a fire left the building without a roof and the basement floor became submerged under several feet of rainwater. At some point in the early 2000′s, in an effort to get rid of a major mosquito problem, an unknown person introduced a small population of exotic Koi and Catfish species. The small population of fish began to thrive and the result is now a self-sustained, and amazingly populated urban aquarium.

via [Design Taxi]  via [ A Taste Of The Road]

Photos via Jesse Rockwell and OM3N1R