Jomtien Business Operators Voice Concerns About Food Cart Vendors Reportedly Encroaching on Beach Area

Pattaya —

Jomtien business operators have complained about over 100 food cart vendors reportedly taking up all the beach area to themselves.

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Mrs. Lamphueng “Lisa” Hamilton, the chairwoman of the Jomtien-Pattaya Entertainment Association, brought attention to the pressing issue of congestion on the road alongside Jomtien Beach. The situation has escalated, particularly during twilight hours, due to a large assembly of over 100 food carts that occupy the road to set up their stalls.

Mrs. Lamphueng further stated that she, along with her fellow entrepreneurs from the club, conducted surveys of various areas along the road. They discovered that there were large groups of vendors and peddlers with food tricycles everywhere, blaring loud music along the beach that often lasted until dawn.

Some of them also used fireworks to attract customers which are illegal.

Mrs. Lamphueng said these illegal activities are causing harm to the city’s reputation and well-being, so she wanted relevant authorities to take action.

The Pattaya News notes the carts presence also has upset owners of multiple markets and brick and mortar restaurants in the area, who pay rent and other fees to operate their businesses, whereas the food cart vendors do not.

Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.