Vendors are not allowed to set up booths along the central median strip on Silom Road this Songkran, Bang Rak district chief Suachana Sudcharoen said on Friday.
Two men, left and right, sit on the central median strip inside a white border intending to reserve vending space staked out for Songkran on Silom Road on April 12, 2013. (Photo by Patipat Junthong)
Individuals have spray-painted pavements and parking spaces along the median divider with names and messages proclaiming the space "reserved" or with their contact information at night to reserve vending space for the the festival begining on Saturday. Some people sit there, occupying and reserving the space in person.
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