Man goes fishing in the road to prove a point in northeast Thailand

Man goes fishing in the road to prove a point in northeast Thailand

This morning, a man from Nakhon Ratchasima Province in northeastern Thailand sarcastically grabbed his fishing rod and launched it into a pothole the size of a pond in an attempt to draw attention to the deplorable state of the roads in the village of Non Man Tet. The village has been waiting for the road to be repaired for over 10 years, and that was enough.


The road in question connects the Non Sung area and Chaloem Prakiat, so there are a lot of cars on it. But there are more potholes than a real road, which poses a danger to the many vehicles that pass through it every day, especially during the rainy season.

According to the "fisherman", the giant pothole is located right outside the school and is an obstacle that students face on a daily basis on their way to and from school.

Over the years, he contacted the authorities several times to find out when the road would be repaired. When the villagers asked for the road to be repaired, they were told to "calm down, be patient and wait." After 10 years of waiting, the villagers do not feel the ambulance.

The two-kilometre road is administered by the Nakhon Ratchasima provincial government, which will hopefully expedite road repairs as soon as it learns of the villagers' lone protest.

In 2020, the people of Chonburi released catfish into the potholes of the Huai Kapi sub-district to ridicule the negligence of the government, which refused to repair potholes on the roads for several years.