War on fried bananas in Bangkok, city officials get strict with vendors

It seems that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration have set their sights on a new target this time turning their attention to fried banana vendors in the nation’s capital and their employees who stroll through traffic attempting to sell the deep fried treats to motorists.

Bangkok officials have come to the conclusion that people attempting to sell fried bananas in traffic are “ruining the image of Thailand” and as a result are putting measures in place to fine vendors, sellers and customers according under the governments Act of Orderliness.

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The issues was raised yesterday at a city council meeting by member Paitoon Kamparat who said that there are now too many fried banana vendors and sellers working out of Old Town, an area of the city popular with tourists who previously visit the Grand Palace and temple of the Emerald Buddha.

It seems that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration have set their sights on a new target this time turning their attention to fried banana vendors in the nation’s capital and their employees who stroll through traffic attempting to sell the deep fried treats to motorists.

Paitoon said under the Act of Orderliness vendors who are caught selling fired bananas in traffic should be fined up to 5,000 baht and those who purchase them fined up to 2,000 baht for illegally purchasing the snack which is typically sold for 20 baht.

Paitoon went on to state that local authorities need to designate a specified area where fried banana vendors can work from and monitor their actions using CCTV.

The council reportedly agreed with Paitoon and Chinthat Meesuk, Bangkok’s Deputy Governor said he will be coordinating with police in the capital to make sure the ruling is enforced.

Something to keep in mind next time you’re feeling peckish when stuck in traffic in the nation’s capital.

Source : Coconuts

Content : LovePattayaThailand

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