Food Vendors

Pieces Of Bangkok: Night 1 + 2

Flight time: 1 hour || Distance: Singapore --> Bangkok - 994 miles || Project: The Unsung Heros of Bangkok

With each destination, there’s a story to be told: For Bangkok - I’m choosing to focus on the hundreds of street vendors that make this city so unique. -
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Photo 1: Wan Tia, 30, sells a variety of meats cooked to order. Behind his stand is a charcoal grill that he regularly fans to keep alight. Wan has been a street vendor his entire life - and makes between 300 and 500 baht a day ($10-18usd). -
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Photo 2: Likto, 28, rests on his Tuk Tuk in front of the Democracy Monument in central Bangkok. He has been driving for 10 years, and says he enjoys it. “Some day the money very good, some day very bad. I like it though, good job here in Bangkok.” Likto’s father owns the cart - which he and his brothers share during the week. The cart cost his family around 200,000 baht ($6300usd), and Likto makes between 500-800 ($10-20usd) baht per night on average. On this day, he had been driving for 10+ hours, and made 300 baht ($10usd). -
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Photo 3: Kay Ut, chef and owner of a small outdoor restaurant near center city Bangkok, drains water from fresh noodles. Kay has owned the restaurant for over 20 years, and operates it with his wife and children.