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K-pop ads help to drive up traffic for Thailand’s tuk tuk taxis

Bangkok “tuk tuk” taxi driver Samran Thammasa, 39, had never heard of K-pop star Jessica Jung before the coronavirus pandemic, but now the singer’s Thai fans are helping him survive the loss of tourist customers.His bright green three-wheeled motorcycle rickshaw has been mostly vacant for more than a year. In the past few months, though, he has earned about 600 baht (US$19) a month to feature K-pop ads on his vehicle.“The extra income may not be a lot for most people but it is for us,” he said,…

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