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Vietnamese man spends 18 nights at sea paddling an inflatable boat to India to reunite with his wife

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  • Thai fishermen reportedly rescued a Vietnamese man who they found paddling an inflatable boat around 80 kilometers (49.71 miles) off the southern Thai province of Phang-nga and about 14 kilometers (8.70 miles) from the Similan Islands at 11.50 a.m. on Wednesday.
  • The man, identified as Ho Hoang Hung, 37, was taken by the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) to the Mu Ko Similan National Park in Phang-nga to receive further assistance.
  • He told the RTN through an interpreter that he wanted to be reunited with his wife in India, which is around 2,000 kilometers (1,242.74 miles) away from Thailand.
  • After arriving in Bangkok from Ho Chi Minh City on March 2, he hoped to catch a flight to Mumbai, India, but his journey was purportedly cut short after he failed to obtain a visa.
  • He then traveled by bus to Phuket, where he purchased a 2.5-meter-long (8.20-feet-long) inflatable boat. He claimed to have set sail on March 5 and spent 18 nights paddling alone.
  • The Thai fishermen reportedly found a nearly empty bottle of water, around 10 packs of instant noodles and a suitcase in his boat.

Thai fishermen reportedly rescued a Vietnamese man they found paddling in an inflatable boat to India in an attempt to reunite with his wife.

The man, identified as Ho Hoang Hung, 37, was found by the fishermen around 80 kilometers (49.71 miles) off the southern Thai province of Phang-nga and about 14 kilometers (8.70 miles) from the Similan Islands at 11.50 a.m. on Wednesday.

Indonesian college student becomes millionaire after putting his selfies up for sale as NFTs as a joke

  • Indonesian college student Sultan Gustaf Al Ghozali, 22, earned over $1 million by selling his selfies as NFTs.
  • Ghozali took daily photos of himself in front of his computer over the last five years for a timelapse video he was planning for his graduation. 
  • He  uploaded these photos to an NFT trading platform last month and started to attract buyers after a celebrity chef purchased some of his NFTs and promoted them online.

A computer science student in Indonesia became a millionaire after selling his selfies on a non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace.

Sultan Gustaf Al Ghozali, 22, sold NFTs of his hundreds of images under the title “Ghozali Everyday” on NFT trading platform OpenSea, reported AFP.