Krabi thief chops off cow’s tail

Krabi thief chops off cow’s tail

KRABI: A Krabi villager was dismayed to discover that an unknown thief had chopped off and stolen his cow’s tail when he left the animal out to graze overnight. Udom Yala, 37, a villager from Khao Khram in Krabi, said that his cow is still in pain, despite the incident having taken place three months ago. The 13-year-old cow,

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Man happily bears weight of devotion

PHUKET: We all have burdens to bear, but rarely can they be so accurately measured in weight as the 109 amulets that a Samut Prakarn man wears around his neck every day. It is with these more than three kilograms of amulets that 46-year-old Damrong Jeerayuchaiwattana pays his respects to a monk named Luang Phor Khun, reports Mr Damrong’s feverish praise of the monk comes from a life-saving miracle nearly 20 years ago. It was after receiving an amulet from Luang Phor Khun that he sur

- Friday, November 6, 2015 | 09:08 AM

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Queer News: Locals say Naga's raising the road

PHUKET: A creaked, raised road in Surin filled locals with the belief earlier this year that perhaps the cavity below was made by a Naga, a deity in a number of eastern religions that takes the shape of a snake – sometimes with seven heads – or even a Buddha image. Villagers gathered at the site, only 300 meters from a local graveyard, and attempted to peek beneath the road into the steaming hole below as they recalled a number of ancient items having been found in the area before. A handful o

- Friday, October 23, 2015 | 11:35 AM

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Thirsty spirit photographed in daylight

PHUKET: The strawberry drinks set out by locals to score winning lottery ticket numbers from an unlucky section of road, which was once home to a very lucky tree, are being drunk by either a ‘daytime’ spirit or just a bum, depending on who you speak to. The offerings, normally nam daeng ('strawberry drink'), are usually left by people seeking winning lottery numbers, reports. “There used to be a 100-year-old tree there that local people worshiped,” says Preecha Pipatp

- Friday, October 16, 2015 | 06:00 AM

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