21 Apr '17, 9am

[Mothership] Confusion reigns as Bangkok street food vendors now not going to be banned

By now, news of the impending street food ban in Bangkok would probably have made its way across your Facebook news feeds. Announced on April 18, 2017, the ban is supposedly dealing a blow to both tourists and Thai locals, as a quintessential facet of Bangkok would be stripped away. But before you go on a frantic search for the next flight out, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports, stated in a Facebook post on April 19 that street food vendors will still be allowed to operate — contrary to prevailing media reports — but under stricter regulations. Here is the Facebook post in full: We help parse the five main points he wrote in Thaiglish: 1. Hygienic standards must strictly be observed by vendors during food preparation and service. 2. Food stalls should maintain a uniform local identity. 3. Present food vendors will be allowed to continue the...

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