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#1 Partyguy

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 05:24

Sad day !
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Posted 25 May 2015 - 14:06

The race to get all street vendors out of the streets has also struck Huai Kwang night market. It is largely gone :( Was in th epapers a week ago and I passed it a few nights ago and it is mostly gone :(
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Posted 25 May 2015 - 16:13

I confess to mixed emotions about this.  While I don't mind seeing the endless tourist ripoff vendors removed from Suk, removing the street food vendors is a different story.  They're a fairly critical part of the Bangkok economy, providing good, very affordable food to workers and tourists alike.

And I'm reminded of a very late night at the corner of Suk and Suk Soi 3/1, in the little covered patio with the five food carts (now three: someone built Yet Another junk costume jewelry shop on the south end of the patio.  A sweet young thing from one of the clubs in Nana Plaza had the munchies, and she took me there.

Best shrimp pad Thai I've found ANYWHERE!

I would never have gone there on my own.

#4 Flashermac

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 16:28

It is going to piss off the expats as much as the Thais. The food at such places is better and much cheaper than most fancy Thai restaurants. One of these days, Bangkok is going to consist of nothing but condos and shopping malls. Then who is going to come here?
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#5 Ray-Ray

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 09:41

I doubt the powers that be give two flying flips if it pisses off the expats.  Expats don't vote and they have proven time and time again they don't want us here.

#6 My Penis is hungry

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 23:59

Hwai Kwang markets are/where great, very sad news, always a fun area to just wonder around with all the Uni students living nearby as well.
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