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BMA backs away from street food ban, but adds conditions
By The Nation

 

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BANGKOK: -- Street food vendors in Bangkok will still be allowed in small alleys and designated areas, but they have to be properly managed to prevent negative impacts on other people, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has announced.

 

In s press conference on Thursday morning, Wanlop Suwandee, chief adviser to the Bangkok governor, said street vending in China Town’s Yaowarat and Khao San Road would still be allowed in zoned areas.

 

“The BMA plans to promote Yaowarat and Khao San Road as major tourist attractions in Bangkok. Street food and street vendors are still allowed in the zoned areas, as we are trying to make the areas tidy and clean, but sellers must comply with the law,” Wanlop said.

 

He added that street food vendors operating in small alleys would still be allowed, with the condition that they must not cause difficulties for other people.

 

The BMA also acknowledged that street food was integral to the soul of the city.

 

However, he said street food vendors would not be allowed to operate anywhere they chose, as was the practice in the past, because Bangkok had become a crowded city.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/national/30312815

 
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5555555 - Face....lost...

 

totster :D

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Food carts in side sois cause total chaos. There is barely enough room for 2 lanes and they show up and you have one lane!

Lucky I live next to a bts and don't put up with it.

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ID: 5   Posted (edited)

"U Turn" after "U Turn" .  anyone keeping count?

 

All of us!

 

 

Dreaming!

 

"Thank god that the Thai authorities are not implementing any new major transport infrastructure projects! There would be so many ‘U Turns’ they would never get anywhere!"

 

Waking up!

 

What a nightmare!

 

They are!:shock1:

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ID: 6   Posted (edited)

Well this is a little better but there is a hell of a lot more to

Bangkok than Yaowarat and Khao San Road....... 

I do my best to avoid Khao San Road...

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i guess the rats squeaked loud enough that they wouldnt be able to breed like rats if there was no filth left night after night for them to feast, piss n shit all over

 

 

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I have never once been to Khao San Rd, nor do I intend to, far more interesting places in BKK.

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6 minutes ago, nuakmuaynina said:

I have never once been to Khao San Rd, nor do I intend to, far more interesting places in BKK.

I've lived here since 1992 and have been to Khao San once and Patpong about 4 times.  Enough for me!

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This is Thailand (TiT) i'm sure there is lots of room for you in your home country to walk the footpaths at will, airlines leave everyday.

 

people complain about immigrants wanting to change their adopted country, now non immigrants want to do it.

I guess you got agitated and did not read my post properly , the bit about I live next to a bts and doesn't affect me.

 

It clearly doesn't effect you either, out of sight out of mind eh?

 

 

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I have never once been to Khao San Rd, nor do I intend to, far more interesting places in BKK.

Exactly, slurping chicken soup with smelly backpackers and stoned aging hippies is not particularly enticing

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2 hours ago, darksidedog said:

I don't know why Thais come out with really stupid, unpopular ideas and then immediately do an abrupt about face to get to something approaching common sense once the general populace start screaming.

We had it with the pick up trucks, with policy changing by the hour, and now on a matter of great importance to many people and the city itself, we are getting it again.

And Given Bangkok has been voted the best street food in the world, trying to get rid of it would be most unwise.

 

Its a standard tactic all over the world.. bring something up that shocks everyone .. then come back with a milder version and get done what you really wanted to do.

 

How much salary do you want (most would say more so there is negotiation room). This is similar. 

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2 hours ago, cunningstunt said:

Food carts in side sois cause total chaos. There is barely enough room for 2 lanes and they show up and you have one lane!

Lucky I live next to a bts and don't put up with it.

I'll bet quite a good proportion of Thai life gets on your tits by the sounds of it. 

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