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Foodpanda driver boats across river to deliver an order

Caitlin Ashworth



Photo by Pradit Saengdee via Facebook

A Foodpanda driver went above and beyond to deliver a meal to a customer. After picking up the order and driving from the restaurant, the driver took a small motorboat out to a customer who was out fishing at Chachoengsao’s Bang Pakong River.

Still wearing his hot pink motorbike helmet, the driver boated across the river and then paddled to the customers who were fishing. One person posted photos on Facebook with the caption “Food Panda has launched a water delivery service.”

Apparently, the driver didn’t know he’d have to boat across a river when he accepted the delivery. The location was pinned along the river.

When arriving at the pinned location, the driver called the customer, who he ended up knowing personally. He then used a motorboat that was docked along the river to reach the customer. Thai media says the driver wasn’t paid extra for the special “water delivery service.”

Foodpanda driver boats across river to deliver an order | News by Thaiger

Foodpanda driver boats across river to deliver an order | News by ThaigerFoodpanda driver boats across river to deliver an order | News by Thaiger

Photos by Pradit Saengdee via Facebook

SOURCES: Nation Thailand | Thairath

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    Toby Andrews

    Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 11:13 am

    What a service. I hope they gave him a tip.

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    Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    They did gave a tip, it was dont believe everything you read

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    Michael Dirk

    Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    Article story say Panda deliverer was NOT paid extra.

    I live here in Thailand and have noticed that most Thai people do not tip for food service or other things that Westerners normally do. Often when I am with Thai friends and attempt to tip, they almost always tell me not do. However I believe in tipping for good customer service, so I ignore their advice.

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      Mr cynic

      Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 8:41 pm

      What an amazing coincidence that the driver appears to be immaculately dressed in corporate colour’s,happens to be able to drive a boat, the whole episode occurs in an extremely photogenic location and there also happens to be someone with professional standard photography skills floating about in the vicinity to capture it all.hope the rider went a bought a lottery ticket on his way home.

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        Issan John

        Friday, February 5, 2021 at 1:07 am

        Not only able to drive a boat, but able to just hop in one that happened to be sitting there very conveniently and drive off in it …

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    Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    Foodpanda should give the driver a bonus. This is the best free advertising they could wish for.

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      Issan John

      Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 12:45 am

      Hardly “free” as they had to rent the boat and pay the photographer and the cast.

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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