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  • Tourists return cursed rocks back to Koh Hin Kgam

    Tourists from many nations around the world have mailed back rocks taken from the Koh Hin Knag Island in Satun Province after they decided to take souvenirs home. Tarutao National Marine Park Facebook page posted online about a mail envelope sent back to Thailand from the USA. The envelope was mailed back to the Island, inside was a letter attached.

    Credit: INN News
    Credit: INN News

    The letter stated “When my partner and I were on vacation last winter in the islands, we carried a pocketful of rocks off of the Koh Hin Ngam. Beautiful as it is, I know where it belongs and have since learned all about the islands beautiful stones and the curse they are associated with. 2019 has certainly been a rough year, filled with loss and I hope to start a new year fresh, with many things back….

    Can you help me return it? I’m so sorry for disrespecting your beautiful park by taking something so special – it is much more beautiful on the island (smiley face). Thank you for your help and understanding.”

    Ekkachai Muatchan from the National Marine Park reported that every month the Park receives multiple mail envelopes and boxes from countries around the world. All of the mails are to return rocks taken from the Koh Hin Kgam Island. The National Marine Park is grateful that tourists have the good intention to return the rocks back to where they came from. Although they realize that the reason is that the rocks are cursed by the Tarutao Islands.

    The rocks are cursed that if anyone takes them away from the islands, the rocks will find a way to return back to its origin. The National Marine Park has put up a sign to not pick up rocks that are stacked on top of each other because it can cause a collapse and break other rocks nearby. The Park revealed that they have placed the rock back on the island. Some countries that have sent rocks back to the island include Malaysia, China, and the USA. Most tourists will pick up pretty rocks from the Koh Hin Kgam Island without thinking much about it. These rocks are very unique when the seawater splashes on the rocks they glisten with colorful shine. This year about 30 rocks have been mailed back so far.

    FB Caption: “Beautiful as it is, I know where it belongs and have since learned all about the island’s beautiful stones and the curse they are associated with.”

    Source: INN News

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  • Wild Bear attacked Buriram Villager.

    A man from Buriram was attacked by a wild bear in a rubber farm, luckily he survived the attack to share the terrifying story. Sukum Hoisang 38 years old was interviewed by the Khaosod News team on the 8th of this month (September 2019) at the Nang Rong Hospital in Buriram province.

    Sukum is a villager in Pakam district. He was attacked by a wild bear that left an open wound on his leg with some broken bones. His hand was also bleeding from the attack. Sukum is still resting at the hospital because the doctor is keeping a close watch on him in case of an infection.

    Credit: Khaosod
    Credit: Khaosod

    Sukum stated that on the 6th he went to the rubber farm with his mom and brother to do some work. While he was working with the rubber trees he saw some footprints on the ground that lead to a forest nearby. His mother said it might be a bear because she heard villagers saying that there was a bear living in the rubber farm.

    Credit: Khaosod
    Credit: Khaosod

    Sukum told his mother that’s probably not true because no one has ever actually seen the bear. But he has seen a black bear walking around before. He walked towards the forest and started poking a knife through the bushes. Sukum didn’t see anything so he turned back and started walking.

    Credit: Khaosod
    Credit: Khaosod

    This is when a black bear that seemed to be about 1 meter tall and 100 kilograms jumped out of the bushes and started to attack Sukum.  Sukum used his left hand to push the bear, the bear bit his hand. Even with gloves on it didn’t help much, the bear managed to bite one of his fingers off. Sukum tried to get free and used his right hand to squeeze the bear’s mouth.

    Prawit 35 years old, Sukum’s brother came running in from the rubber farm. The bear finally got scared and ran back into the forest.

    FB Caption: The bear attacked Sukum from behind, it was about 1 meter tall and 100 kilograms in weight.

    Source: Khaosod

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