Total street food ban for Bangkok

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Re: Total street food ban for Bangkok

Post by vladimir » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:43 am

Ganzberger wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:45 am
Thais are stupid to do this .

they wannabe developed but are just a backward military dictatorship.

people are stuck in the early days when Thai was fun and carefree.
2009 till mid 2014 in my opinion.
now thailand is expensive and Thais are haters
So glad I lived in Thailand when it was still very cheap, run by relatively sensible people, and cheap as chips.
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Re: Total street food ban for Bangkok

Post by phuketrichard » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:40 am

Ganzberger wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:45 am
Thais are stupid to do this .

they wannabe developed but are just a backward military dictatorship.

people are stuck in the early days when Thai was fun and carefree.
2009 till mid 2014 in my opinion.
now thailand is expensive and Thais are haters
LOL 2009-2014 were the good days??? :facepalm:
yes thailand is MORE expensive than when i moved here in 1985.... BUT so is Cambodia, Korea, Singapore The states. so what?
its still the best deal in se asia for food, hotels, transport etc etc.

Thai's dont like anyone else really ( we all know that) but they love the money the tourists bring :beer3:
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Re: Total street food ban for Bangkok

Post by willyhilly » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:41 am

The only problem that i would have in Thailand is a fear of being killed on the road. It has been a military dictatorship for most of it's existence.
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Re: Total street food ban for Bangkok

Post by Username Taken » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:31 am

phuketrichard wrote:
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:18 pm
and than this development,

They make a ruling and wait to see how much backlash it generates and than.... :facepalm: :facepalm:
owever, in an interview with Voice TV this morning, Chairman of Advisers to Governor of Bangkok Vallop Suwandee refuted the circulating news, stating:

"It is very far from the truth. In fact, it is the opposite. Khao San and Yaowarat roads are two main centers of tourism in Bangkok. Therefore, the BMA is making plans to help preserve this Thainess for foreigners. We are simply putting stricter regulations to keep these areas in order, ranging from the hygiene of the food served to the prevention of food waste thrown into the streets. We are not stopping the stalls from selling their food, but are just regulating the quality and order."
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http://bk.asia-city.com/city-living/new ... g-anywhere
There was no ruling, and no-one was waiting to see any backlash. It was purely and simply 'Fake News'.

While everyone was sucking up the fake news, TAT was in the midst of actively promoting Bangkok/Thailand as the go to place for street food. Apparently, it is already #1 in the world for street food. It's not going anywhere soon.

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Re: Total street food ban for Bangkok

Post by Username Taken » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:37 am

Ganzberger wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:45 am
Thais are stupid to do this .

they wannabe developed but are just a backward military dictatorship.

people are stuck in the early days when Thai was fun and carefree.
2009 till mid 2014 in my opinion.
now thailand is expensive and Thais are haters
1. The didn't do this, nor do they have any plan to do this!

2. The military government is doing a good job. Several former politicians have been hit with lengthy jail terms for their years of corruption. They have military guys watching the traffic cops to make sure they are not taking back-handers, etc.

3. (2009 - 2014) You must be very young. Agree with Richard, go back to the 80's and 90's.
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Re: Total street food ban for Bangkok

Post by phuketrichard » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:29 am

I personally dont think it was fake news, its just the policy makers really haven't a clue whats going on and they TRY and make things better they dont look at the big picture
The Ministry of Commerce plans to make Thailand as a "Paradise of Street Food" after the country was named for having the best street food in the world for the second consecutive year this year.
Commerce Minister Apiradi Tantraporn said the promotion of quality and clean street food would be done through its current “Noo Nich” project which emphasised on “delicious food, good quality, clean and cheap price.”

The project is now implemented in Bangkok and is expanding to the provinces, she said.
http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/commer ... reet-food/

as to the current government MOST thai's are happy with what they are doing.
its to bad they are ignoring the problems down south and seem to be unaware of the growing discontent with the Thai Moslems. There have been over 40 bombs down south since the new constitution came in to effect.
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Re: Total street food ban for Bangkok

Post by sigmoid » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:04 pm

I've always had this dream of opening a restaurant serving street food in BKKK, but with a twist that will drive the foodies wild:

All of the tables and seating will placed smack dab in the middle of the road, on the center line if there is one, instead of on the sidewalk or in the gutter, so that diners can enjoy a full dose of STREET in their street food while the motor vehicles pass around them.

Would probably make a million. Hope nobody steals my idea.
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Re: Total street food ban for Bangkok

Post by Username Taken » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:28 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:29 am
I personally dont think it was fake news,
Right. After reading the OP's news link it was clear that this is a case of the left hand not letting the right hand know what was going on.
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