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    Street Vendors Sukhumvit Road.

    Hi,

    In Bangkok today there are signs that have gone up saying that as from September 5th onwards all street sellers from Soi 1, up to Soi 21 will be forbidden to sell or put up there stalls on the sreet any more, including odd numbered Sois 3, 5, 7, 11, 13 and nineteen, it seems even numbered Sois might be okay for the time being.

    Billy.

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    Re: Street Vendors Sukhumvit Road.

    What's behind this, Billy? Something wrong with their location?

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    Re: Street Vendors Sukhumvit Road.

    Hi Marie,

    I have been informed by Pen that the sign said ( i will post picture of the sign when i get home, i do not know how to do from my phone) it is to make access easier for vehicles to turn into these Sois mentioned and to clear the street pavements of clutter so to enable better pedestrian access on these walkways mentioned, also easier for them to keep the pavements clean. This change will happen before i leave Bangkok so i will photograph before the vendors get removed and after, should give a good comparison of things.

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    Re: Street Vendors Sukhumvit Road.

    Now all they need to do is get the taxis to not block the sois!
    "Repudiate bullshit wherever you find it. Reason is worth standing up for." - Peter Boghossian



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    Re: Street Vendors Sukhumvit Road.

    Soi 11 as an example is a crazy place to walk down. Last trip one taxi driver wanted to charge me double the price to go down there because he said it is a dificult drive so have to pay more.he was right about the dificult drive but the following taxi took me on the meter rate. I think of all the Sois this one would probably look the most strange after the sellers cease.

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    Re: Street Vendors Sukhumvit Road.

    hmmmm, wonder where they will go. and if as many tourists will still frequent the area.

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    Re: Street Vendors Sukhumvit Road.

    Hi Fish,

    Welcome back to the Forum! Your last post was on New Year of 2011! Hope you're OK.

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    Re: Street Vendors Sukhumvit Road.

    yes fine thank you Marie. long time yes ,but still visiting thailand and am here now and saw the posters about the street vendors and thought someone here could enlighten me. and billyboy did just that.

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    Re: Street Vendors Sukhumvit Road.

    just found this on the bbc news website, hope it lets people know why it is happening. http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/2016...ng-street-food.

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    Re: Street Vendors Sukhumvit Road.

    Sadly not accessible from UK!

    Clicking the link produces this message:

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