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BMA backs away from street food ban, but adds conditions

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

OMG lol.

I don't drive.

 

Did I say I want to change anything. Step back from the Hong tong my good friend

 

What's stressing you out dude? It's an open forum you can talk.

 

 

 

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What is wrong with having street food in areas that can be cleaned properly once a day rather than everywhere where someone can set up a street side cart where there is no running water and no where to dump rubbish except in the gutter.

I don't eat street food, in fact I rarely eat Thai food, neither hold any appeal for me visually or taste wise.

Let it stay, let it be local but at least let it look and feel clean.

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17 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

It's not really Thais, but Thai authorities who relish doing what you described, and here is why:

 

'cause that's the way, ah-huh ah-huh, they like it, ah-huh ah-huh... (KC and the Sunshine Band)

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16 hours ago, steve187 said:

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.

The Thai Govt. approves the law and the self oppinionated like you choose not to respect. Get back under your rock. 

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18 hours ago, fforest1 said:

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...

Khao San Road should be pedestrians only anyway. There's no need for vehicles to pass through there, excepting delivery trucks. 

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17 hours ago, nuakmuaynina said:

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

In your opinion, but you might have noticed that it appeals to a huge number of others. So although the rules won't affect you,. they affect tens of thousands of others.

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19 hours ago, webfact said:

because Bangkok had become a crowded city

Ummmm.....and so it was when I first came here almost 40 years ago!!! It was single file down Silom at night then until recently (except for "footpath works" adjacent to Sala Daeng BTS

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I am Farang but I realize that street food is the soul of Thailand and having designated areas is a good idea

 

If you ban it you cut the heart out of the area

 

It is not only a food area but where people meet and mingle 

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19 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.

The carts were there long before the cars, generations of families have been cooking on the streets, it's the traffic that needs sorting, motorists using side streets as 'rat runs'

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Here is the fundamental problem with this Country, they are weak on policy. They introduce something, there is opposition to it, they wait, more opposition then they change the policy. From seat belts and riding in the back of pickups to street food and everything else. There seems to be this "let's throw it out there and see what happens" type of Governing. This is not NOT leading or Governing, it's popularity contest!

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21 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.

 

 

It's because they act before they think. The ability to recognize cause and effect, think critically, plan in advance of things happening, are not developed in the current education system or culture. This manifests itself in lots of ways which seem strange to us with our different education and culture. 

Examples are scenarios like this, always being late - often because they never think to allow enough time, never worrying about maintenance - no need till it's broken, etc etc etc.

 

Not right or wrong, just different.

 

Then add in the all import "face" and the always looking for a way to make an extra bit of money for doing nowt motivator and voila.

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