Banned or Not? Now BMA Announce Street Food Festival!
In what has rapidly become a chaotically mis-managed project, The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) have now, amazingly, announced that they will co-host a Bangkok Street Food Festival in June this year! We’re unsure how they intend to co-host the event though given that the BMA has made it's plans to spend the entire year removing and restricting street food from all the city’s major streets very public.
After removing vendors from Siam Square, Pratunam, Tha Prachan, Silom, Ekkamai, Thong Lor and Phra Khanong, TAT and BMA have now decided that they plan to hold ‘Bangkok Street Food Festival 2017’ in June since Bangkok has been named by CNN as one of the top street food cities in the world.
The event will present famously popular Bangkok street food along major tourist streets in Bangkok, namely, Yaowarat, Khaosan and Pratunam areas, according to the National News Bureau.
The exact location and the number of streets are yet to be determined. Also to be determined is how they plan to return vendors to Pratunam, an area where they fought long and hard to strip the streets of food vendors.
The TAT chief has said though that street vendors must follow all regulations laid out by the government so that Bangkok street food can continue to be promoted and supported.
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