Bang Saphan beach cleanup gets action star help from Tony Jaa

Bang Saphan beach cleanup gets action star help from Tony Jaa

Thai and Hollywood action actor Phanom “Tony Jaa
Thai and Hollywood action actor Phanom “Tony Jaa" Yeerum takes part in "Big Cleaning Day" at Ban Krut beach in Bang Saphan district of Prachuap Khiri Khan on Wednesday. Recent flooding ravaged the beach the beach and community. (Photos by Chaiwat Satyaem)

Tambon Ban Krut's “Big Cleaning Day’’ after the recent floods got some unexpected help from Phanom “Tony Jaa" Yeerum, star of Thai and Hollywood action movies.

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Action star ‘Tony Jaa’ helps clean up flood-hit Ban Krut

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PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN – Hundreds of residents, shop owners, officials and tourists joined together to clean up the debris left behind at flood-hit Ban Krut community in Bang Saphan district.

They got some unexpected help from Phanom “Tony Jaa" Yeerum, star of Thai and Hollywood action movies.

Jaa said he was promoting a movie in another country during the flooding in Bang Saphan district. He was shocked to learn that Ban Krut beach, his favourite holiday place, had suffered severely from the floods.

“I like to holiday at Ban Krut beach because of its beautiful natural setting and tranquility. Whenever I go to make a movie in another country I encourage the team, particularly those from Hollywood, to shoot a film at Ban Krut beach community in Bang Saphan district. I want the community to attract worldwide attention,’' the actor said.

He joined in collecting garbage along about 5 kilometres of the beach, left there by the draining floodwater.

Tambon Ban Krut municipality mayor Thongchai Phetsakulthong launched the “Big Cleaning Day’’ project,  which drew more than 500 people from all walks of life.

The aim is to restore the marine ecology of Ban Krut beach and repair the damaged landscape of the coastal community. Many houses, resorts, restaurants and roads were also damaged and left in a mess.

This foreign tourist and boy were among over 500 people taking part in cleaning up the debris left behind at Ban Krut community in Bang Saphan district, Prachuap Khiri Khan, on Wednesday.

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Vocabulary

  • aim: purpose; goal - เป้าหมาย จุดมุ่งหมาย
  • all walks of life: all parts of society , e.g., rich, poor, educated , uneducated, rural, city -
  • attention: interest, especially interest that the public has in a person, event, situation etc - ความสนใจ
  • attract: to cause someone to be interested in something - ดึงดูดความสนใจ
  • coastal: of an area of land beside the sea - แนวชายฝั่งทะเล
  • collect (verb): to gather together a group/set/amount of things, often of the same sort - สะสม, เก็บรวบรวม
  • community: the people living in one particular area - ชุมชน
  • debris: broken pieces that are left when something large has been destroyed - เศษ ซากปรักหักพัง  ซากสิ่งของที่ถูกทำลาย
  • drain: to cause water or fluid to flow out - ระบายออก
  • drew (past of draw): attracted - ดึงดูด
  • ecology: the relationships between the air, land, water, animals, plants, etc., usually of a particular area - ความสัมพันธ์ระหว่างสิ่งมีชีวิตในระบบนิเวศน์
  • encourage: to cause someone to want to do something - กระตุ้น ให้การสนับสนุน
  • favourite (adj): something/someone you like the best of all similar things - ที่ชอบมากที่สุด, ที่โปรดปราน, ของโปรด
  • garbage: waste food, paper, etc. that you throw away - ขยะ
  • landscape: an area of land that is beautiful to look at or that has a particular type of appearance - ภูมิประเทศ, ภูมิทัศน์
  • launch (verb): to start something - เริ่มต้น, เปิดโครงการ, เริ่มทำ
  • marine: relating to the sea and creatures that live in it - เกี่ยวกับทะเล
  • mayor: the most important elected official in a town or city - นายกเทศมนตรี
  • mess (noun): a dirty or untidy state - สภาพสกปรกและไม่เรียบร้อย
  • municipality: a town, city or district with its own local government - เทศบาล
  • natural: existing in nature; not made or caused by humans - เป็นธรรมชาติ, ตามธรรมชาติ
  • officials: people who have the power to make decisions or enforce the law - เจ้าหน้าที่ผู้มีอำนาจ
  • particularly: especially, or more than usual - โดยเฉพาะ
  • promote: to encourage or support something - สนับสนุน
  • repair: to fix something that is broken or damaged - ซ่อมบำรุง
  • residents: people who live in a particular area - ประชาชนที่อาศัยในท้องที่
  • restore: to bring somebody/something back to a former condition, place or position - กลับคืน, กลับมารับตำแหน่ง
  • setting: the place where someone or something is, and all the things, people, or emotions that are part of that place - สภาพแวดล้อม,
  • severely: very seriously - อย่างรุนแรง
  • shocked: very surprised and upset - ตกใจ
  • suffer: to experience something very unpleasant or painful - ประสบ
  • tranquility: the state of being quiet and peaceful - ความสงบ
  • unexpected (adj): surprising way because you were not expecting it - ไม่คาดฝัน, น่าประหลาดใจ
  • worldwide: throughout the world - ทั่วโลก
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