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    Re: BMA bans all street food across Bangkok this year

    China Town, Khao San Road areas to be transformed into organised street food areas
    April 20, 2017 01:00

    By THE NATION

    THE GOVERNMENT is planning to transform Bangkok’s China Town and Khao San Road into well-organised areas for street food vendors.

    “We will allow street stalls, as long as they comply with our regulations on zoning, stall designs, green packaging and hygienic standards,” Second Lieutenant Pornchanok Amphan, a spokeswoman for the Defence Ministry, said at a press conference yesterday.

    She said the decision had been made by the country’s fifth reform steering committee.

    For example, she said, stalls in the China Town, or Yaowarat, area should be in the style of Chinese pavilions, while stalls on Khao San Road should be designed as Thai pavilions............

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    Re: BMA bans all street food across Bangkok-or does it?

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    Street-food plan starves poor of choice

    SIRINYA WATTANASUKCHAI
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    20 Apr 2017 at 04:30
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    Clearing all food vendors from all pavements robs workers of the chance for affordable food.

    Soon after being hailed as the city with the world's best street food by CNN, and with the Michelin Guide announcing it will visit Thailand this year, City Hall which is known to have a love-hate relationship with street vendors, yesterday decided to keep street food in certain spots in the capital -- to serve tourists, not residents.

    While CNN has not named any outstanding street vendors, the Michelin Guide, which will hold a press conference Friday at Phaya Thai Palace, will definitely award a few stars to restaurants in Bangkok. The recognition should certainly benefit local tourism.

    Immediately after CNN's announcement last month, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha called street food part of the uniqueness and charm of Bangkok and asked vendors to follow good hygiene practices, keep pavements clean and cooperate with city officials in maintaining order.

    Earlier, City Hall had announced its determination to continue its street clean-up campaign. However it recently rolled back this policy following strong public criticism over its attempt to make the Thong Lor street food scene a thing of the past.

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    Re: BMA bans all street food across Bangkok-or does it?

    Thai Tourism Chief Tries to Calm Tourists over Bangkok Street Food Ban

    Vendors will be allowed to set up shop on smaller streets while hawkers based in two top tourist hubs — Chinatown and Khaosan Road will be reorganized.

    BANGKOK – On Thursday Yuthasak Supasorn of the Tourism Authority of Thailand tries to calm tourists fears that the city of Bangkok was banning all the food vendors from the Streets of Bangkok
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    His statement comes after Bangkok City Hall stunned Thais and tourists alike earlier this week with plans to bar the capital’s world-famous food stalls from all main roads to reclaim pavements for the public.
    The announcement sparked media headlines around the World that the city was banning Street food vendors just weeks after CNN named it as the Street Food Capitol of the World.

    Governor Yuthasak told reporters that Bangkok city will keep it’s uniqueness and that the plan was not to totally take away street food from Bangkok streets, but some places that will be reorganized.

    Nearly two-thirds of Bangkok’s 30,000 street vendors have already been removed or relocated from pavements to open up space for pedestrians, according to city officials.

    Vendors will be allowed to set up shop on smaller streets while hawkers based in two top tourist hubs — Chinatown and Khaosan Road — will be reorganized but not barred completely.

    “Bangkok has some of the best street food in the world, you cannot take it away from the people of the world,” the tourist governor told reporters, adding that he was meeting with city officials to discuss how the restrictions would be enforced.

    Many are hoping the crackdown will wither like many of the other clean-up campaigns launched under the ruling junta.

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    Re: BMA bans all street food across Bangkok-or does it?

    The "where will the poor workers eat?" argument is ridiculous. They will always find cheap food, often better food than is offered on the main thoroughfares.

    The poor workers don't buy moo ping, banana pancakes and fresh orange juice. The buy chicken innards, curries and rice. They often drink water or "tea" from a pitcher.

    I live about a half kilometer off the main road. There are some Lao workers doing construction work a few homes away. Earning possibly 200 baht per day, and never having been in the area before, they were able to wander off and return with a plentiful lunch in about 15 minutes. There is, and will always be good cheap food available, everywhere in Bangkok.

    All this panic is from tourists and more affluent residents, worrying that they may have to wander off the main road in order to slum it. "The poor" don't read the Bangkok Post, The Nation, CNN.com or other such offering.
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    Re: BMA bans all street food across Bangkok-or does it?

    Vanquished vendors -- What's it all about?

    Street food gets the boot in three key neighbourhoods

    21 Apr 2017 at 04:00

    NEWSPAPER SECTION: LIFE | WRITER: ARIANE KUPFERMAN-SUTTHAVONG

    There will be no more pushcarts with colourful umbrellas mounted on top, no more tasty meals and soothing, satisfying roadside snacks on the streets of Thong Lor, Ekamai and Phra Khanong. Instead of the clouds of smoke that formed above steaming, fragrant woks and charcoal grills, city dwellers are left with nothing but the fumes billowing from automobiles' exhaust pipes.

    Today, the only remaining queues on the affected areas' pavement are those for motorbike taxis.

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    Re: BMA bans all street food across Bangkok-or does it?

    TAT to host street food festival
    21 Apr 2017 at 07:00
    NEWSPAPER SECTION: BUSINESS | WRITER: NANAT SUCHIVA

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will host Bangkok Street Food Festival in June to give local roadside cuisine greater exposure to international tourists.

    TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn said the authority is ready to host the street food festival in partnership with Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on a popular road in the capital.

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    Re: BMA bans all street food across Bangkok-or does it?

    Richard Barrow @RichardBarrow

    Everyone says the govt is back pedaling about the street food ban. I would say it is more likely that The Nation misquoted the official




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    Re: BMA bans all street food across Bangkok-or does it?

    Richard Barrow @RichardBarrow Video clip of the Thai Tourism Minister saying that there will always be street food in #Bangkok as it's a part of Thai life #ThaiFood

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    Re: BMA bans all street food across Bangkok-or does it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khun Don View Post
    Richard Barrow @RichardBarrow

    Everyone says the govt is back pedaling about the street food ban. I would say it is more likely that The Nation misquoted the official


    I think that the "reporters" were simply listening to barstool banter, and interviewing those upset, rather than actually interviewing officials in charge of the "ban".

    Most street vending in Bangkok has been illegal for decades. The powers that be are probably dusting of the statute books and working on a solution.

    I seems that,
    for whatever reason, just maybe, the BMA, who is in charge of safety, cleanliness and order on the streets of Bangkok, is finally looking to do its job.


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