As I mentioned in my previous post, shops in Thailand tend to spread out into the sidewalk. One of our favourite food stops had most of its seating on the sidewalk. This welding shop didn't have space inside to set up its jigs, so the final assembly work was all done on the sidewalk. Watch your eyes!
This phenomenon wasn't limited to manufacturing, though. Any kind of work can get done wherever there's space to do it. Here's two motodups having a chat while one of them finishes patching a flat.