BANGKOK: — A group of tourists collecting rubbish on the beach at Koh Lanta in the south of Thailand has been attracting the attention of Thais on social media.
Pictures of the holidaymakers collecting rubbish both man made and natural have impressed the locals.
High waves and storms have brought in a lot of flotsam and jetsam to the Phra Eh beach. One Lithuanian tourist said he had been on the island for a week with his wife, reported Thairath.
The beach was in a bit of a mess and he was doing his best to clean up with a group of other people. They split the rubbish up into natural stuff such as bits of wood and twigs and human waste such as plastic bottles for appropriate disposal. Sometimes they made designs on the beach of the natural stuff just for a bit of fun.
Local administration chief Sompong Damrongorntrakun said that about ten tourists were helping to clear up and that this was most impressive. He said that his department was not sitting idly by – there are regular weekly collections of rubbish by his men too helping to keep the beach as clean as possible.