Empty Yaowarat road during COVID-19
Images adapted from: หมื่น เฟื้อง
Yaowarat Road aka Bangkok Chinatown is always packed to the brim with tourists and Thai foodies who come here to try its delicious street food. As a Thai person, I’ve never imagined seeing the bustling Yaowarat Road ever being quiet.
If you don’t believe how empty it is, take a look at this video of a shop owner in the area playing badminton in the middle of Yaowarat Road to show how lonely the streets have become.
Empty enough for a game of badminton
If you’ve ever been to Yaowarat, you’ll know that it’s almost impossible to walk without bumping into someone. Crossing the roads is also a struggle, with cars taking up the roads no matter the time of day.
Amid the sullen virus outbreak, none of these sights which make the area special can be seen anymore. Owner of Pa Tong Go Savoey, a Michelin-featured store in Chinatown, decided to play a game of badminton on its empty streets to share with his followers.
Translation: I’m telling you guys, we can play badminton here. P.S. After COVID-19, don’t forget to visit Pa Tong Go Savoey at Yaowarat!
An unusual sight
A rare moment in Bangkok Chinatown
Many netizens tagged their friends to see the post, with many locals coming together to talk about how odd it is to see Yaowarat Road in such a state.
Translation: No need to queue up for food now.
Translation: New fitness regime.
Translation: So powerful – Yaowarat Road is closed to become a badminton court.
Don’t hesitate to visit Yaowarat Road after the COVID-19 situation gets better! After all, it would be great to show these shop owners our support for standing strong amid the virus.
We’ve also tried the delicious Pa Tong Go Savoey for ourselves
And if you’re craving for some fried dough sticks, Pa Tong Go Savoey is available for delivery too.
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