Tags : Street Vendors


Campaign to help paralysed noodle vendor raises almost B400k

PHUKET: The campaign recently founded by a Phuket expat to help the noodle vendor who was shot and paralysed on Bangla Road by a drunken off duty policeman has raised almost B400,000 in just one week. Mr Aroon Thongplab, who is married with two young children, was shot by Cpl Pornthep Channarong on Patong’s main […]Read More


COVID-19 alert in Samut Sakhon after a seafood vendor infected

A seafood market, in the Muang district of Thailand’s coastal province of Samut Sakhon, has been ordered closed for three days from Thursday after one of the shrimp vendors at the market was found to be infected with COVID-19. 18 people, who were in close contact with the woman, have been quarantined and given swab […]Read More


BMA to give Khao San vendors footpath access from 6pm

BANGKOK CITY Hall on Wednesday relaxed its former plan to completely ban vendors from the footpaths of Khao San Road, by now allowing them to sell their wares from 6pm until midnight. The decision to allow some vendors to remain on the footpaths was partly to promote tourism and stimulate the economy, Deputy Bangkok Governor […]Read More


New operating hours from 4 pm-midnight for Khao San vendors

Vendors on Khao San road, one of Bangkok’s best known landmarks among backpackers, will be allowed to do their business from 4 pm until midnight instead of 6 pm until midnight as earlier mandated by the City Administration. Phra Nakhon district chief Mr Pongsathorn Siritham said that the new 4 pm-midnight operating hours for the […]Read More


BMA to legalize vending on footpaths of Khao San road

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has decided to allow vendors to sell their merchandises on the footpaths of Khao San road between 4pm-midnight, said Bangkok deputy governor Sakolthee Pattiyakul today. Mr Sakolthee said the decision was made at a meeting between the BMA and representatives of the Sports and Tourism Ministry, Commerce Ministry, Metropolitan Police Bureau […]Read More


Feeling Spurned, Khaosan Sellers to March on City Hall

BANGKOK — Khaosan Road vendors Monday called for a demonstration tomorrow to protest City Hall’s failure to explain new regulations to be enforced in two days. Vendor representative Yada Pornpetrumpa announced they would march Tuesday morning on the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration after city and local police failed to meet with them today. The Monday meeting, […]Read More


Street vendors to get kicked off Khao San Road

Street vendors will be banned from pavements and roads on Khao San Road, Bangkok’s top tourist destination, and two other locations in the city, starting from Aug 1, Bangkok deputy governor Sakoltee Phattiyakul said Tuesday. The other two sites are Lao market, or Talat Laos, in the Klong Toey area and a flower market in […]Read More