A food stall near Khao San Road in Bangkok. The city’s street food vendors are to be pushed into purpose-built hawker centres like those in Singapore. Photo: Shutterstock
A food stall near Khao San Road in Bangkok. The city’s street food vendors are to be pushed into purpose-built hawker centres like those in Singapore. Photo: Shutterstock
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Bangkok’s street food vendors are disappearing – those who survive may soon be inside Singapore-style hawker centres

  • As Bangkok modernises, pavement food vendors are being shut down by a government that wants to tackle unregulated commerce on the streets of the Thai capital
  • One vendor unlikely to be affected is Supinya Junsuta, who was awarded a Michelin star in 2018 for her street food at Raan Jay Fai

A food stall near Khao San Road in Bangkok. The city’s street food vendors are to be pushed into purpose-built hawker centres like those in Singapore. Photo: Shutterstock
A food stall near Khao San Road in Bangkok. The city’s street food vendors are to be pushed into purpose-built hawker centres like those in Singapore. Photo: Shutterstock
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