Pattaya barber turned pork seller in pig costume draws smiles and sales

Pattaya —

A Pattaya barber selling crispy pork for a second job brought smiles to customers’ faces with his funny pig costume of a famous character named “Tu poih-kài” from the Chinese play “Journey to the West”.

The Pattaya News reporters got a chance to interview Mr. Seksit Chimpali, 44, on Tuesday, July 26th, after he became the talk of the town on Thai social media for wearing a pig costume while selling crispy pork.

“My vendor slogan is “Hong Kong crispy pork with guaranteed good sauce, if not, you can kick me,” Seksit jokingly told The Pattaya News. His vendor shop is located before Sawang Boriboon Wittaya School in Soi Nern Plub Wan, Banglamung. His business is open from 3:30 to 6 PM Monday through Friday, but Seksit said the customers needed to hurry because he always sold out within just two hours.

Affected by COVID-19, Seksit needed to change his job from a barber to a crispy pork vendor to feed his family as his income slumped. “I needed to adapt, so I learned how to cook good crispy pork from this best chef in town I knew,” Saksit stated.

Being a funny man by nature and the fact that he has to come and pick up his son at this school Monday through Friday, Saksit said a light bulb just went over his head, and he decided to sell here in a pig costume to make himself more recognizable. “It works. I sometimes sold off 10 kilograms of pork within just two hours. Many people like to pose with me for pictures.”

As a reminder, Saksit’s vendor is located before Sawang Boriboon Wittaya School in Soi Noen Plub Wan, Banglamung. You can visit him and take a selfie with his funny pig costume from 3:30 to 6 PM Monday through Friday. He is a very kind and diligent man and always welcomes customers of all nationalities.


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