Satun

  • Thailand News

    Villagers in Satun eagerly harvest wild konjac for gourmet dishes

    Residents of a village in Satun Province, eagerly gathered to harvest the wild-growing konjac plants, a seasonal delicacy that sprouts only once a year at the beginning of the rainy season. The konjac, known for its delicious taste, is a prized ingredient for local culinary delights. Villagers are seen scouring the grasslands, palm plantations, and rubber tree farms for the…

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    Satun’s Khao Khom cave recognised as new prehistoric site

    The Fine Arts Department of Thailand has officially recognised Khao Khom cave in Satun province as a new prehistoric archaeological site, revealing that the cave’s discoveries could date back as far as 6,000 years. Fine Arts Department Director-General Phanombut Chantarachot confirmed that a recent study was conducted on human skeletons and pottery remains found in the cave. This preliminary research…

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    Ancient human remains and tools found in Satun’s Khao Khom Cave

    Human remains and ancient tools, estimated to date back over 10,000 years, have been unearthed inside Khao Khom Cave in Satun’s Khuan Kalong district. This discovery emerged from a project spearheaded by Kamponsak Sassadee, a renowned cave explorer, who aimed to delve into one of the province’s longest and most ecologically diverse caves. Kamponsak’s team initially discovered signs of ancient…

  • Thailand News

    World’s second-worst deep-fried delight a blessing?

    In the bustling Saturday night market of Phiman subdistrict, Satun’s Mueang district, a fried silkworm vendor stands proudly behind her sizzling cauldron of the world’s second-worst dish. The vendor, Patcharee Thongprasom, revealed that since the TasteAtlas verdict hit the headlines, it’s been raining customers. “Before, I’d shift around 2 kilogrammes a night. Now? Doubled to a whopping 4 kilos!” For…

  • Thailand News

    Knife-wielding man invades Pattananikom School causing panic, quick thinking saves day

    A knife-wielding man stormed into Pattana Nikom School in the Pattana Nikom district, Satun province, causing panic among teachers and students. The knife-wielding man, later identified as 31 year old Narong (surname withheld), also brandished a slingshot, causing alarm as teachers and students were participating in a school clean-up. The quick thinking of school staff secured the premises, allowing everyone to…

  • Thailand News

    Palm tree falls on top of Thai man and kills him in southern Thailand

    A dead palm tree fell on top of a Thai man and killed him at a plantation in the southern province of Satun yesterday, November 27. A Thai man named Sorn reported the incident to officers at Manang Police Station and the Nikhom Pattana Sub-district Rescue Team. His 47 year old employer, Date, had been hit by a large palm…

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    Satun man admits to matricide after arrest for drug abuse

    Police from Langu district, Satun province, apprehended 41 year old man suspected of killing his 73 year old mother, Fatima. The police presented the suspect, Chaiwin (surname withheld), to the Satun Provincial Court to request detention on charges including matricide, abuse of Category 1 narcotics (methamphetamine) in contravention of the law, and the illegal use of inhalants (glue) to satisfy physical…

  • Crime News

    Two men arrested for fatal family feud over 1,500 baht debt in Satun

    A tragic event unfolded in the Thung Wa district of Satun province when two young men, Chatchanan and Teerayut, both 21 years old, turned on each other over a debt of 1,500 baht (US$41). The dispute led to the fatal shooting of their 22 year old relative, named Aphisit. The incident took place near a cowshed close to their residence…

  • Thailand News

    Unfinished 29 million baht tourist centre in Satun languishes after 6 years: Governor’s brother implicated

    A tourist service centre worth 29 million baht in Khuan Don, Satun province, remains incomplete after six years, despite pledges to expedite construction. The contractor for the project is the younger brother of the local governor. On Facebook, the watchdog page “Operation Dog Guarding House” exposed the construction of a tourist service centre located in Khuan Don, Satun province. The…

  • Thailand News

    18 year old man dies after two hooligans threw stones at him in southern Thailand

    An 18 year old man died in hospital yesterday after two hooligans threw stones at him while he was riding a motorcycle on a road in the southern province of Satun. The teenage victim, Kullatat “Folk” Tohem, was rushed to hospital on Sunday, April 2 with a serious head injury after two hooligans threw stones at him. The young man…

  • Thailand News

    French woman missing in dense jungle on Koh Adang, southern Thailand

    A search party has been launched after a French woman went missing in the jungle on Koh Adang island in Satun province in southern Thailand yesterday, reports the Phuket Express. The tourist, 29 year old Claire Maire Theophane Drapeau, was last spotted veering off the trail into the jungle near a viewpoint on the island sometime yesterday. Satun Police were notified…

  • Thailand News

    Koh Lipe tourism industry loses 10 million baht after local fisherfolk protest

    Local fisherfolk in the southern province of Satun have blocked the Pak Bara Pier to stop people from using it in protest after being banned from fishing for a month due to overlapping rules from two government departments. The result of the closure has affected the tourism industry, especially on Lipe Island, which lost revenue of over 10 million baht. The…

  • Crime News

    Russian arrested acting illegally as tour guide

    In Thailand, many jobs are earmarked as being only for Thai people. Even if a foreigner or expat had a business visa and a work permit, they are barred from certain fields. But in Phuket this week, a Russian man was arrested working as a tour guide which is forbidden for foreigners without any visas or permits. Pavel Maslennikov, a…

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    Besotted Thai man begins 1,200 kilometre journey on foot to propose to girlfriend

    A besotted Thai man has started a 1,400 kilometre journey across Thailand on foot with the goal of proposing to his girlfriend – who he met on social media five months ago – on Valentine’s Day. He set off from his home in Nakhon Nayok province in central Thailand and is aiming to reach his girlfriend’s house in Satun province…

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    Southern Thai man strikes gold with rare cobra encounter

    A rare golden cobra slithered into a rubber plantation in Satun province in southern Thailand on Thursday. Sitthinai Soisuwan was walking in the rubber plantation behind his house in Satun province when he spotted an unusual golden snake. Sitthinai said the snake flared its hood and threatened him. Captivated by its beauty, Sitthinai didn’t think about the snake’s potentially deadly…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Flood warning for 11 southern provinces

    Southern Thailand has been soaked with rain over the past week. Now, the National Water Command Centre is warning 11 provinces of possible floods this coming weekend. They are expecting heavy rains from Thursday, December 8 through Sunday, December 11. Strong storms have been flickering power in some provinces in the south of Thailand, with high winds blowing debris and…

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    “Thai Riviera” coastal road planned for province along the Andaman Sea

    CORRECTION: An earlier report incorrectly stated the cost of the road. The proposed budget for the design is 80 million baht and the total cost for construction has not been determined. A “Thai Riviera” road is being planned to be built along the coast six of Thailand’s Andaman provinces, if the Office of Transport’s request for 80 million baht for…

  • South Thailand News

    Fugitive arrested 7 years after trafficking Rohingya migrants

    On May 18, 2015, the Nathawee Provincial Court in Songkhla issued an arrest warrant for Chamsudin Tordin for various charges relating to human trafficking. Today, after nearly 7 years as a fugitive, Chamsudin was taken into custody and will face charges regarding trafficking of Rohingya migrants. The man is now 38 years old and is a native of Muang District…

  • South Thailand News

    Koh Lipe enacts 1 month lockdown restrictions from tomorrow

    After a new outbreak of Covid-19, Koh Lipe will become the latest Thai destination to go into semi-lockdown and harsh restrictions including a curfew. The governor of Lipe’s province Satun has ordered a month-long near lockdown beginning August 9 and ending September 5. The order, officially titled Satun Province 1482/2564 on preventative measures and control of Coronavirus disease 2019, comes…

  • Crime News

    Marine police seize 30 kilograms of methamphetmine from squid fishing boat

    Marine police seized 30 kilograms of methamphetamine from a squid fishing boat drifting between Koh Tarutao off Thailand’s Satun coast and Malaysia’s Langkawi Island. One person was on the boat. The man, who is a Satun resident, was detained and taken to the mainland for interrogation. Reports do not say what charges the man faces. Officers were dispatched to Koh…

  • Crime News

    1.2 tonnes of methamphetamine and heroin seized near Malaysian border

    Police in the southern province Satun seized 1.2 tonnes of heroin and methamphetamine valued at around 1 billion baht that had been left in a canal near the Malaysian border. Thai maritime authorities and Satun marine police were surveying a mangrove forest at the Tam Malang Canal when they found 39 large plastic bins in the wetland. Large quantities of…

  • Crime News

    Man who buys truck from auction finds 20 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine inside

    A man who bought a truck from a Bangkok auction site got a hefty surprise after finding 20 kilograms of crystal meth (ice) in a secret compartment when he went to install a new audio system. He says the drugs were bundled in gold wrapping when he discovered them and immediately returned the truck to the auction in the Bang…

  • South Thailand News

    Thai navy sailors rescue adorable cats from ship fire

    In an act of good deed, navy officials have rescued 4 cats from a ship that had caught fire and began to sink about 13 kilometres off Adang Island in the southern province of Satun. The ship’s 8 member crew had jumped off the sinking vessel and were rescued by a passing fishing ship, but the cats were left onboard.…

  • Environment News

    Southern mayor backs bounty for shark hunt after boy’s foot was bitten

    People are searching for a shark after it bit a boy’s foot at the Chebilang pier in the southern province of Satun. The Chebilang mayor Mahmadneesum Bilungload even said he’ll give a cash reward of 1,000 baht to whoever catches the shark. He took a long tail boat out on Saturday afternoon to scope out the scene and try and…

  • Covid-19 News

    Tourists busted for partying, taking drugs, in Satun hotel

    Two tourists have been arrested at a hotel in Satun after an employee reported them for partying and using drugs. Thai Residents reports that Italian national “Martire” and Dutch national “Mohammad” were arrested in possession of cocaine and marijuana at The Bara Bara Budget Hotel. Sompong Chingduang from the Immigration Police was called to the hotel by an employee who…

  • Covid-19 News

    Stranded Thai fisherman decides to swim back from Malaysia

    By March 23, Satun province had closed it’s border checkpoints with Malaysia to try to lessen the Covid-19 infections. But police have reported yesterday that a Thai fisherman was stranded in Malaysia after trying to swim across the border trying to return to his home. Police have reported finding a fisherman ,45 year old Ratanapol Pan-un, a Satun province native…

  • Covid-19 News

    Viral video urges Indonesian Muslims to march on virus hotspots – VIDEO

    A video clip, showing Indonesian Muslim pilgrims being urged to gather at Covid-19 hotspots is getting lots of attention. Some are concerned that the best intentions of the muslim leaders could lead to uncontrolled local outbreaks of Covid-19. In the clip, Muslim worshippers on a “Dawah” (missionary) pilgrimage are encouraged not to be afraid of the virus and to march…

  • South Thailand News

    Young Thai caught between a rock and a hard place in Satun

    A 20 year old Thai has been rescued from getting stuck in a rock crevice for nine hours. Sanook reported that the man was out looking for wild orchids with a friend on Saturday. He fell down into a rock crevice before being found and rescued by local foundation rescue volunteers. The incident happened at the Phu Pa Phet Cave…

  • South Thailand News

    Eight fishing tour boats destroyed at southern pier

    PHOTOS: The Nation A fire has destroyed eight tourist fishing boats in Satun province earlier today. Police report that the fire broke out at the Pak Bara pier and spread quickly from a fishing boat to seven other adjacent boats. The boats were used to take tourists out to fish in the sea. The pier is the take-off point for…

  • Phuket News

    Security stepped up in Phuket in the wake of Satun and Patthalung bombs

    Phuket security officials have increased safety and tourist security after suspects set off pipe bombs in Statun and Patthalung during the weekend. Although the southern provincial trio of Songkhla, Pattani and Narathiwat have been the site of a 20 year insurgency between southern Thais and Muslim insurgents, provinces north of the region have been largely spared any insurgency-related violence. That…