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Taxi Driver Made Homeless During Pandemic Now Busks With His Pet Monkey

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Taxi driver made homeless during pandemic now busks with a pet monkey on his shoulder

A homeless man has taken to singing on the streets with his pet monkey to earn money after he lost his job as a taxi driver during the pandemic.

Suradech Buajan, 51, can be seen busking with Maruay, his seven-year-old pet monkey, for locals in Pattaya which has become a ghost town due to Covid-19.

Suradech used to work as a motorcycle taxi rider but his bike was seized when he could no longer afford repayments as tourists were banned in March last year.

The busker said the monkey is his best friend so they will always walk around and sleep together.

He said: ‘I don’t know many songs and I don’t think I’m the most talented singer but I manage to get by.’

Suradech added that the monkey helped a lot in terms of attracting an audience as it was tame and sweet.

He said: ‘Sometimes, people will give it food and is not aggressive at all while I play a piece.

‘The only visitors are foreigners who live here and Thai people, but it’s just enough.’

As most tourist attractions remain closed, the money he earns from busking is still not enough to pay rent, but it covers for their food expenses.

The duo sleep in front of hotels that are closed and resume playing music in the daytime.

The country’s Krungsri Bank forecasts that it will be up to three years before tourism returns to its pre-pandemic levels.



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Monitor Lizard Visits 7-Eleven To Find Food And Cool Off

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Smartphone footage of a giant monitor lizard looking in the fridges and climbing up shelves at a 7-Eleven store in Nakhon Pathom province is the most viewed video of the day in Thailand.

The 6ft long reptile emerged from a nearby canal and ran into the convenience store sparking panic among staff and customers.

As the lizard climbed onto shelves and knocking cartons of milk to the ground a shop assistant called the police who soon arrived with reptile handlers shortly after lunchtime on Tuesday.

The rescue team dragged the lizard out of the store before ushering it away into nearby undergrowth.

Jejene Narumpa who filmed and shared the video on her Facebook page believed the creature was hot and hungry and only came in to cool off.




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Thai Girl Busts Awesome Dance Moves Selling French Fries

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A dancer who lost her job during the pandemic has become an online hit after showing off her crazy moves while selling French Fries.

Thanaporn Mankonkaew had been a backing dancer with Thai pop star singer Lamyai Haitongkam travelling around the country but when Covid-19 lockdowns came into force last year she was unable to continue working.

To make ends meet she opened a food stall outside her home in Bangkok and entertained customers with her wacky dance moves.

Videos posted on social media of her serving skills gained attention and customers were soon flocking to her roadside food stand.





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Hazardous Handrail Causes Internet Uproar

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Social media went into meltdown over the past 24 hours after photos of a flimsy sign warning pedestrians not to touch the handrail on an overpass went viral.

The sign warned of possible electric shocks from touching the metal handrail on the bridge located on Borommaratchachonnani Soi 68 in Thawee Wattana district in Bangkok.

Hazardous Handrail Causes Internet Uproar

For those who can’t read Thai it was also written in English but so small you would need a magnifying glass to see it.

The Metropolitan Electricity Authority said the problem was not from their wiring but likely other cables coming into contact with the handrail.



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