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CNN: Bangkok has the best street food in the world

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CNN? Are you kidding me? I never believe a word that crowd reports.

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Here's a vote for Singapore.  The food courts they have may largely be off the street compared to sidewalk mobile carts. But, you outstanding varieties of flavors plus the cleanliness and relative comfort with a fun atmosphere... prices are very reasonable too.

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3 hours ago, Ramen087 said:

Here's a vote for Singapore.  The food courts they have may largely be off the street compared to sidewalk mobile carts. But, you outstanding varieties of flavors plus the cleanliness and relative comfort with a fun atmosphere... prices are very reasonable too.

Actually it is not food courts that are the "replacement" street food but the Hawker Centres which during the last 25 years have been owned by government bodies.  If Thailand wanted to do this it would require a rather massive injection of funds to acquire the land in many many locations -- and then building or upgrading facilities to house them.... then and only then would you move the street vendors to these upgraded locations.  The Hawker Centers have to be conveniently located, not some out of the way location (that was cheaper to acquire).   The implementation of a food inspection agency to grade the vendors.... all of which currently would only serve as a mechanism for more corruption.  

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Didn't know the name of those places where food could be purchased in the open so I called them food courts. Thanks for the clarification of the term and the explanation. Cheers.

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The question though is would you rather live in Singapore or Bangkok?  There seems to be a wish by many to homogenize Bangkok into another Singapore and I know many who live here and in Singapore and if the educational system is deleted from consideration -- all would prefer Bangkok....  I know it is a rather small sample of less than 10 in Singapore and a few in Bangkok....  but Singapore is a great place to visit for a few days, but it is a rather homogenized boring place to live long term (IMHO).

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