Tourists on Samui Island Give Thumbs Down Over Contaminated Oil in Sea Water

PHOTO: MGR online

Samui Island, Surat Thani –

Foreign tourists on Samui Island were disappointed and gave a big thumbs down after they found contaminated oil with a bad smell in the sea water.

On Thursday (March 23rd) sea water at Baan Mae Nam Beach was found with a black color, bad smell, and contaminated with oil stains. Tourists were afraid to go into the water. They designed to go for a massage instead.

A German couple said to local media that they sunbathed instead of going into the water.

PHOTO: MGR online

A female French tourist said she regretted it as she wanted to swim. She is not happy but she still loves Samui Island. She also turned back for a massage instead.

As for the cause of the water, officials are reportedly aware of the situation and looking into it.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.