Suthep “Maew” Promjit left his hometown on foot to propose marriage to his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day.


Thai man walks 1,200km to propose marriage to girlfriend

A Thai man has set foot on a 30-day walkathon to reach his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day, literally going the extra mile to propose marriage to her after a journey spanning 1,200km.

Suthep “Maew” Promjit, a 56-year-old man, departed his hometown Nakhon Nayok, central Thailand, on January 14 to reach southern Thailand, Satun, to ask the hand of his girlfriend for marriage.

The two provinces are almost 1,200 km apart. Non-stop driving will take around 16 hours, while walking will take at least 200 hours if no breaks are taken.

“I want people who abuse their families and loved ones, as well as those who are unfaithful to their wives, to pay attention to this journey,” said Suthep.

As of Saturday (February 11), he had traveled 1,100 kilometers and arrived in Trang with his friend, Niwat Thongwithi, who has been accompanying him on a saleng (motorcycle with improvised sidecar).

Suthep is about 100km far from his girlfriend, Thanapa Khiaw-on, in Satun’s Thung Wa district and should arrive there on Tuesday, February 14.

“Even though I lost weight, I am happy because this walk proves how much I love my soon-to-be-wife,” said Suthep.

The couple, who are both 56 years old, met on Tiktok five years ago and would want to travel around Thailand once they get married. RZSP/Expat Media

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