Book your flight tickets to Bangkok quick and get your roadside fix of tasty pad thai, boat noodles and grilled meat before they are gone.

Order will soon be knocking on the door of our beloved chaotic city, Bangkok. Come year end, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration will be doing a citywide sweep of street vendors, from food stalls to clothing shops. Unlike their previous attempts, this clean-up is set to take effect throughout the entire city including Sukhumvit, Yaowarat, Thonglor and Khao San.

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While this may eventually be a good thing for Bangkok, we can’t help but feel  it is stripping away the charm of the metropolis. After all, how can Bangkok retain its unofficial title as a street food capital if there are no longer any push carts touting their goodies?

Nonetheless, our woes will be kept to a minimum, as indulgence of street food is still possible at the massive markets such as Chatuchak and Rod Fai. Let’s just hope they will never take those away too.

Can’t fly to Bangkok anytime soon? Head to these snazzy restaurants in Singapore for free-flowing Thai food.