street vendors

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok’s street sweepers: Deputy governor’s vendor crackdown

    Lang Suan Road commercial area in Pathumwan, Bangkok, was bustling with activity this morning. However, not with the usual chaos of vendors setting up their street stalls, but a methodical inspection led by Deputy Governor of Bangkok, Chakkapan Phewngam, and his team of officials to clamp down on street vendor regulations, maintain public order and ensure cleanliness. This was not…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok’s street stall showdown: Pedestrians vs Vendors

    The age-old saga of Bangkok’s bustling streets versus its iconic street stalls continues, with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) at the forefront of a new regulation to solve the decade-long issue of street stalls encroaching on pedestrian paths. A resident of Bangkok’s Udom Suk area lamented her daily struggle as a pedestrian, echoing the frustrations of many. “Footpath warfare is…

  • Thailand News

    Street vendor’s phone stolen in Thailand, thwarting debt freedom dreams

    A street vendor’s hopes of eradicating debt through her ice cream sales were dashed when a cunning thief took advantage of her momentary distraction to steal her mobile phone and escape on a motorcycle. Tevi Chaihongsa, a 60 year old vendor known for her Pai Thong Ice Cream, reported to the Pratunam Chulalongkorn Police Station in Pathum Thani Province to…

  • Thailand News

    World’s second-worst deep-fried delight a blessing?

    In the bustling Saturday night market of Phiman subdistrict, Satun’s Mueang district, a fried silkworm vendor stands proudly behind her sizzling cauldron of the world’s second-worst dish. The vendor, Patcharee Thongprasom, revealed that since the TasteAtlas verdict hit the headlines, it’s been raining customers. “Before, I’d shift around 2 kilogrammes a night. Now? Doubled to a whopping 4 kilos!” For…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya beach businesses blighted by proliferating food cart vendors

    In Pattaya’s Jomtien Beach area, numerous businesses are expressing displeasure over what they describe as a monopolisation of the beach area by an excessive number of food cart vendors. The number of street stalls has swollen to over one hundred food carts that set themselves up and heavily populate the roadway. Lamphueng Hamilton, known locally as Lisa, who presides over…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya Beach vendors petition city to reverse parking ban impacting business

    Pattaya Beach vendors have united in requesting the city of Pattaya to revoke a parking ban imposed on the beachside of Pattaya Beach in early March. The vendors, led by Wirawit Charoenrit Taweechok, claim that the ban has significantly impacted their businesses. They recently met with Pattaya Deputy Mayor Manoch Nongyai to discuss their concerns and issues with the order.…

  • Central Thailand News

    Locals in central Thailand rally to support sour milk seller after road accident

    In an inspiring act of kindness on Thai streets, locals in Bang Pla, in the central Samut Prakan province, united to help support a vendor whose sour milk cart met with an unfortunate accident. Typically, in Thailand, when an accident occurs, many rush to claim the belongings of the injured party. However, this situation took a different turn when nearly…