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High food prices spur larger government cleanup of Hua Hin beachfront

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A lunch of papaya salad and seafood sounded like a fine complement to a relaxing day on Hua Hin beach to Ladda Chumchim and her family group of 11. Then they got the bill: 7,480 baht. 

Jirawat Phramanee, deputy mayor of Hua Hin municipality, meets food shop owners on Tuesday. (Photo by Chaiwat Satyeam)

The total charged by one of the many food stalls in Hua Hin certainly was more than Ladda expected. The bill included charges of 250 baht for a plate of som tam, when the posted menu said the regular salad with shrimp cost 200 baht. And the platter of seafood was nothing special: just a half-dozen mussels, cockles, two prawns and a squid. The quantity served wasn't nearly worth 900 baht, she said.

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