Bangkok Says Goodbye to Cheap Pad Thai – CBC The World this Weekend

BANGKOK – The Queen of Thai street food, Bangkok’s Jay Fai, was awarded a Michelin star last year. But for the rest of the city’s hawkers, they may be forced out of work in a push by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration to clear the streets.

17,000 Bangkok hawkers have lost their licenses since 2014. The BMA assured those on Khaosan Road would be allowed to remain, but all that changed since a street food ban was put in place there on Sept. 25. Pictured above is Yada Pornetrumpa, leader of the Khaosan Street Vendors Association.

This story aired on CBC The World this Weekend Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.

Adam Bemma is a journalist, humanitarian, and media consultant based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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