Samui Beaches: Foreign tourists on Monday gathered for the second day at a beach on Samui Island in Surat Thani province to help collect trash and debris swept to the shore by tropical storm Pabuk, which hit the Southern region last week.

Lamai beach was covered with garbage, plastic bags and other debris in the wake of the storm.

Kornpachara Meedet, a resort operator, said that Monday was the second day she had seen foreign tourists helping with the beach clean up.

They had come to help after seeing Thais, mostly hotel staff and tourism operators, cleaning up the debris.

“We are all very pleased to see that they want to help us so that we can return to running our businesses as soon as possible,” she said.

Today she saw about 30 foreign tourists of all ages picking up the trash and separating waste from seaweed.