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Those food stalls you love about Bangkok are about to disappear from Bangkok

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Bangkok’s iconic bustling streets, lined with food vendors may soon vanish.

The government is moving to ban these food carts and makeshift clothing stalls from the capital’s main roads, as part of a campaign to clean up the city.

“All types of stalls including clothes, counterfeit goods and food stalls will be banned from main city roads,” Walop Suwandee, chief adviser to Bangkok’s governor, told news agency AFP.

“They will not be allowed for order and hygiene reasons.”

Officials have for weeks been forcing vendors out of Thonglor, one of the city’s popular tourist districts, but the latest announcement confirms that the ban is city-wide.  Read more…

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Chinese lady stabs enforcement officer in the neck with fruit on a skewer

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Another city security officer has found himself in an unfortunate clash with a street vendor in China.

In a shocking incident captured on social media, an officer in China was stabbed in the neck with a bamboo skewer by an illegal street vendor selling candied fruit on a stick.

The vendor, who was selling the traditional tanghulu hawthorn candy, apparently attacked the officer, surnamed Ran, when he tried to stop her from putting up her stall.

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The 45-year-old lady was reportedly arrested, and the injured officer’s colleagues were seen taking him to the hospital. Read more…

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