Wed, 03 Apr 2019 15:40
Bogus policeman arrested for alleged extortion of Bangkok lottery vendors
A man has been arrested for allegedly disguising himself as a policeman to extort money and lottery tickets from at least two lottery vendors who sold overpriced tickets in Bangkok.
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 18:00
Lovers switch to single roses from bouquets after jump in Valentine’s prices
The price of roses had doubled from that of the past two years just days ahead of this year’s Valentine’s Day, vendors in Phayao said on Wednesday, while their counterparts in Chiang Mai echoed their observation, citing that the popular Valentine’s gift was retailing for Bt70, up substantially from last year’s Bt50.
Mon, 28 Jan 2019 01:00
Reduced China presence at CES
CES, the world’s largest consumer electronics show, reported a 20 per cent year-on-year drop in Chinese vendors when the event took place earlier this month in Las Vegas. Many observers blamed President Donald Trump’s trade war and increasingly tense relations with China for the reduced turnout.
Sun, 20 Jan 2019 13:35
Smog expected to worsen on Monday
With air pollution lingering in Bangkok on Sunday and possibly set to worsen on Monday, the head of the Department of Health expressed concern for the health of people who work outdoors such as street vendors, traffic police, road sweepers and tuk-tuk drivers.
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 15:11
Fruit vendors charged after migrant workers allege assault
Two fruit vendors in Pathum Thani have been arrested after Cambodian migrant workers complained to their embassy of abuse.
Sat, 29 Dec 2018 09:29
Two Chon Buri men arrested for robbing lottery vendors of 1,000 tickets and Bt40,000 cash
Two men have been arrested for allegedly robbing two sisters of Bt40,000 in cash and 1,000 lottery tickets on December 13.
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 01:00
Online vendors may soon have to pay taxes
THE REVENUE Department will be able to cast a wider net over online vendors and other businesses that have been evading taxes once the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) approves amendments to the Revenue Code.
Mon, 03 Dec 2018 17:14
Nine alternative spots found for 185 street vendors vacated from Sukhumvit road
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has found nine locations to support 185 street vendors who had been told to vacate from along Sukhumvit Road from Soi 1-21, and will this week summon the traders to discuss and register their details for space allocation, Deputy Bangkok Governor Sakolthee Phattiyakul said on Monday.
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:30
Authorities urged to give pavement vendors another chance
The Interior Ministry has asked Bangkok City Hall to reconsider its ban on pavement traders and find a way to allow them to stay in business.
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 01:00
Vendor ban violates Buddhism by causing terrible suffering
Re: “Talks must not stall: Protesters demand govt deliver on promise to debate street trading”, Around Thailand, yesterday.
Mon, 29 Oct 2018 20:00
Protesters demand govt delivers on promise to debate street trading
Street vendors, city planners and academics on Monday called for the government to hold talks by November 10 to find solutions to allow street stalls to remain in the country.
Fri, 26 Oct 2018 10:29
Market vendors to be sued for refusing to vacate
The Expressway Authority of Thailand's board of directors has decided to take legal action to evict vendors at a market on Kaset-Navamin Road to make way for the construction of an expressway.
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 01:00
BMA to give Khao San vendors footpath access from 6pm to midnight
BANGKOK CITY Hall on Wednesday relaxed its former plan to completely ban vendors from the footpaths of Khao San Road, by now allowing them to sell their wares from 6pm until midnight.
Sat, 06 Oct 2018 14:35
Moveable feasts on Kathmandu’s streets
Street food vendors add colour and life to Kathmandu’s streets, yet the authorities see them as nothing more than a nuisance
Mon, 10 Sep 2018 20:30
Vendor goes from ‘Honest Joe’ to ‘Pete the cheat’
THANAWAT Kamhaengpon – or Pete – was last week praised as the most honest of lottery vendors after he reportedly honoured a customer’s purchase of a ticket that won a first prize of Bt90 million, even though it had merely been bought through the Line messaging app.