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    Bangkok’s street food under threat from gentrification

    Bangkok’s street food under threat from gentrification

    Millions of Bangkokians rely on – and love – the city’s myriad street food stalls, but as the city ‘develops’, vendors who have plied their trade for decades could be priced out or forced to move

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    Re: Bangkok’s street food under threat from gentrification

    Here's a little sweetheart that was being asked to move down Henry Dunant:

    "Repudiate bullshit wherever you find it. Reason is worth standing up for." - Peter Boghossian



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    Re: Bangkok’s street food under threat from gentrification

    Don't mess with big momma! The government needs to create small local food vendor markets along the lines of Anusarn Market in Chiang Mai at affordable rents rather than just throwing food vendors off the streets and potentially into poverty-that is if they don't want more trouble.

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    Re: Bangkok’s street food under threat from gentrification

    In my experience, while eating at a street food stall was never a planned activity, my Thai family knew which one had the best noodles, etc. where we would often eat when we happened to be in the area visiting a nearby shop. I'm not sure they would have gone too far out of the way like they did for a favorite seafood restaurant.

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    Re: Bangkok’s street food under threat from gentrification

    This is just a hard hunted example of an established vendor to be displaced. This vendor will find a new spot, or open a shop.

    We personally know a few displaced vendors who have set up shop not far from where they were. They are doing fine. One khao gaeng shop is actually even doing more business!

    The big furor is over the clean up of Sukhumvit, Silom and other heavily trafficked tourist haunts. Frequent tourists can't fathom the idea of not being able to stagger out of their hotel, Chang in hand, and being able to purchase a banana from a stand within 50 meters of their hotel's front door.

    These vendors came there because of the tourists, tourists who spend money like drunken sailors at a go go bar. Their clientele didn't come to them!

    Then there are the key chains, tee shirts and viagra!
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    Re: Bangkok’s street food under threat from gentrification

    Each to their own I guess. I love that Bangkok is not like my hometown. Street food, viagra, ping pong shows in Soi Cowboy, fake Rolex's and all.
    I don't partake of any of those things except street food but would find Bangkok far less interesting if they all weren't there.


    Quote Originally Posted by Curt View Post
    This is just a hard hunted example of an established vendor to be displaced. This vendor will find a new spot, or open a shop.

    We personally know a few displaced vendors who have set up shop not far from where they were. They are doing fine. One khao gaeng shop is actually even doing more business!

    The big furor is over the clean up of Sukhumvit, Silom and other heavily trafficked tourist haunts. Frequent tourists can't fathom the idea of not being able to stagger out of their hotel, Chang in hand, and being able to purchase a banana from a stand within 50 meters of their hotel's front door.

    These vendors came there because of the tourists, tourists who spend money like drunken sailors at a go go bar. Their clientele didn't come to them!

    Then there are the key chains, tee shirts and viagra!

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