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A young half-Thai half-Scottish man made headlines in Thai media this weekend after swimming 30 kilometres from Ao Nang beach in Krabi province, southern Thailand, to Poda Island and all the way back again. The 26 year old “merman”, Siranat, swam from Thailand’s West coast to Poda Island and back on Saturday. He said it took over six hours in total. Siranat posted pictures and videos of the swim under his Facebook page “Psi Scott” yesterday… “Thank you everyone for the encouragement yesterday. In six hours, I crossed the sea from Ao Nang beach to Poda Island and swam back […]

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He is a good swimmer, for sure, but: Did he swam a detour? One way Ao Nang-Poda Island is "just" about 10k. And that is from Ao nang center, not the beach.

So who made the story even "more impressive", but could not leave out, that it is not a "simple Thai", but a lug krueng? 

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20 hours ago, Guest1 said:

He is a good swimmer, for sure, but: Did he swam a detour? One way Ao Nang-Poda Island is "just" about 10k. And that is from Ao nang center, not the beach.

So who made the story even "more impressive", but could not leave out, that it is not a "simple Thai", but a lug krueng? 

You clearly didn’t get the message! He created awareness for the pollution in Thai waters! The distance he actually did is totally irrelevant! 

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On 10/30/2022 at 11:39 PM, Thaiger said:

A young half-Thai half-Scottish man made headlines in Thai media this weekend after swimming 30 kilometres from Ao Nang beach in Krabi province, southern Thailand, to Poda Island and all the way back again. The 26 year old “merman”, Siranat, swam from Thailand’s West coast to Poda Island and back on Saturday. He said it took over six hours in total. Siranat posted pictures and videos of the swim under his Facebook page “Psi Scott” yesterday… “Thank you everyone for the encouragement yesterday. In six hours, I crossed the sea from Ao Nang beach to Poda Island and swam back […]

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It must have been the Scottish part of him that did it because he realized he left an unfinished beer on the bar at Poda Park.

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36 minutes ago, TheDirtyDurian said:

Now some random merman does 30km in six hours

Na, he did not. As I wrote before, it is , was, less than 20k.

Still impressive, ....

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