Pattaya clamps down on over-the-line market sellers

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City police ensure that shops do not trespass the 1.2-meter blue-tiled area in front of their shops.

Pattaya municipal officers reined in sellers at Wat Chaimongkol Market amid complaints that vendors and stores had taken over the South Road sidewalk.



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City hall Pol. Maj. Jeerawat Susontasub led the Sept. 3 operation to reorganize vendor stalls set up in front of businesses on the southern side of South Road.

As Pattaya’s recession has deepened, the vendors have taken liberties with their allotted space, encroaching onto public sidewalks.

Regulatory officers pointed out or repainted three blue lines that demark the allowed length of 1.2 meter stands to extend from the shops. Over-the-line vendors were told to move back and warned that next time they would be fined.

City police patrol the Wat Chaimongkol Market sidewalk. Sitting on a stool on the road playing on your smartphone doesn’t count as trespassing.

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The sidewalk is now clean and clear for shoppers of all ages to walk without hindrance.



Except for missing a row of tiles, the Wat Chai footpath is now a sight for sore eyes.
Except for missing a row of tiles, the Wat Chai footpath is now a sight for sore eyes.



The cat walks the beat to make sure that the mice don’t come out to play.