Bangkok Street Food Remains thanks to Tourism Authority of Thailand

Bangkok Street Food Remains thanks to Tourism Authority of Thailand

Remember we wrote an article about Bangkok to Ban Street Food Stalls by end of 2017? Well, it won’t be happening anymore thanks to Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). The tourism board released a press statement yesterday assuring everyone (tourists and locals) that Bangkok will remain as the top destination for street food.

Street food scene in Chinatown!

The following is their official statement from their website http://www.tatnews.org posted yesterday.

“The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to assure all international tourists and travellers that Bangkok remains a top destination for street food. This is in light of recent articles in the Thai and international press, stating that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is to ban food stalls from Bangkok’s main streets.

 The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to assure all international tourists and travellers that Bangkok remains a top destination for street food. This is in light of recent articles in the Thai and international press, stating that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is to ban food stalls from Bangkok’s main streets.

Popular tourist streets; such as, Chinatown’s Yaowarat and Khao San Roads, will not be affected. But these areas will receive special attention to ensure international hygienic standards are met by the vendors.

To this end and pending government approval, the BMA intends to implement the following measures:

  • To introduce universal hygienic standard practices for food preparation and service, and strictly enforce these measures.
  • To ensure personnel attend BMA training programmes on food safety and pass tests before they are licenced.
  • BMA will enforce measures regarding waste management and the cleaning of bowls and utensils used by customers.”

What a swift move from TAT and saving the street food vendors and tourism industry. So all the street food stalls in popular tourist areas like Chinatown’s Yaowarat and Khao San Roads will not be affected.

Bangkok will still remain the same and one of the top destinations for food, shopping, lifestyle and leisure. You read all our stories about Bangkok here.

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