Restaurant in water – level 3

13-10-2021 15:00

Riverside restaurant owner Titiporn Jutimanon was convinced that a bout of flooding in Thailand could be the end of his business already struggling from the pandemic.

However, with the rising tide of the Chao Phraya River this week came an unexpected opportunity.

The Chao Phraya Antique Café sits on the banks of the Chao Phraya River north of Bangkok, and instead of closing for the floods, Jutimanon’s eatery is making waves in Thailand by staying open. Customers are excited for shin-deep dining. Not only do the customers love the atmosphere and the barbecue pork, but they also love the view of the sunset above the river.

The flood became an additional unique fact, and customers like the fun of not knowing if they’ll get washed away while eating. The move might just keep the business going, with videos going viral on social media showing wet customers avoiding the waves of passing boats.

Difficult words: bout (a time of activity), make waves (to make people excited), shin-deep (up to your shins, which is the part of your leg below your knee).

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