Wardrobe malfunction: Bangkok taxi takes fashion on the road

Source: Thai taxi drivers' group on Facebook

A viral photo of a taxi in Bangkok carrying a large wardrobe in its boot sparked amusement and concern among netizens. The image shows the yellow taxi driving through the city with the wardrobe sticking out of the open boot.

The image was shared online today causing a stir among social media users. The photo was taken by a Thai taxi drivers’ group member on Facebook, who captioned it with the hashtag #fightingforlife. The unusual sight prompted a range of reactions, with some questioning the necessity of pick-up trucks and others expressing concern about the potential danger.

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As reported on KhaoSod, some netizens speculated whether the image was edited, but others confirmed they had witnessed the scene. One user commented…

“Yes, I saw it too near the Victory Monument. How did they manage to do that?”

Another user added that they had seen the taxi reach its destination safely, but the wardrobe had toppled over and shattered the glass when it was unloaded in an alley.

The incident has highlighted the resourcefulness of taxi drivers in the face of challenging situations and the importance of road safety.

The story is a welcome relief from the usual bad-boy Bangkok taxi driver stories. The Thaiger yesterday revealed that Bangkok Police arrested another naughty taxi driver who stole over 1.2 million baht from a Japanese passenger while the victim fell asleep during the journey.

The theft occurred in the early hours of Thursday, June 8. The 40 year old Japanese businessman, Nammo Hiroshi, reported to Thong Lor Police Station officers that he fell victim to a taxi driver thief. He explained that he took a pink taxi car from the Asoke neighbourhood of Bangkok to the Sukhumvit area.

The taxi driver unexpectedly pulled over and insisted Hiroshi switch to another taxi car. Hiroshi complied and transferred to another taxi. He then fell asleep until arriving at his destination and later discovered that his belongings had disappeared, including a Rolex watch worth 1 million baht, an iPhone 14 Pro max worth 40,000 baht, MacBook worth 60,000 baht, and a credit card. Read more about the story HERE.

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Samantha Rose

Samantha was a successful freelance journalist who worked with international news organizations before joining Thaiger. With a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from London, her global perspective on news and current affairs is influenced by her days in London, Singapore, and Bangkok. She now uncovers general stories related to Thailand.