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Every problem has a solution


The new normal generally has people wearing face masks to protect themselves, maintaining social distancing, getting their temperature checked or washing their hands diligently with alcoholic sanitiser.

However, in the South of Thailand, the new normal also includes people sending money in bottles to friends and family living across the border in Malaysia.

People in Narathiwat’s Sungai Kolok district have been prohibited from crossing the border in a bid to prevent new infections. Strict measures are also in place to stop people from sneaking across.

Every problem has a solution

Due to these measures, people are not able to contact or provide assistance to their family members living across the Sungai Kolok River on the Malaysian side of the border.

So they have come up with an ingenious solution – stretching a rope across the river and slipping cash or medicines across in a bottle.

Every problem has a solution

Published : January 15, 2021

By : THE NATION