Bangkok Chinatown reopens


Yaowarat ReopensImages adapted from: The Standard

After having been a ghost town for a while, Bangkok Chinatown (Yaowarat) is making the move to fully reopen for street food hunters and locals to enjoy a meal out.

This is what so many of us have been waiting for, and it comes with preventive measures to make sure we’re enjoying ourselves safely.


Tables come with plastic partitions


Yaowarat Reopens
Image credit: The Standard

On 10th May 2020, The Standard shared photos taken at Yaowarat and reported that food booths and stores will be open from 4-5 PM and will close before 9 PM or so, as the nationwide curfew is still active from 10 PM until 4 AM every day.

Yaowarat Reopens
Image credit: The Standard

To abide with the necessary social-distancing policies, local vendors at our well-loved street food hotspot have set up tables with plastic partitions for their walk-in customers to eat safely and minimise contact with each other.

Yaowarat Reopens
Though there is no partition here, customers have been spaced out properly
Image credit: The Standard

We’re glad that this all-time most favourite eating spot is gradually coming back to life.

Yaowarat Reopens
Yaowarat during sunset is vibrant again
Image credit: The Standard

Thailand reported just 6 cases and zero deaths yesterday, but the virus is still not going anywhere anytime soon. Make sure to wear a face mask when entering crowded spaces, and wash your hands often.


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