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'114 Year Old' Grandpa Reveals Tips For Long Life
« on: June 27, 2013, 09:32:44 PM »
A man in Nakorn Ratchasrima province reported to be 114 year old offered recipe for the elixir of long life: oat rice, homegrown vegetables, and warm water.

When our correspondent visited Mr. Kong Chai-ngarm, or ′Grandpa Kong′ as his neighbors fondly called him, at his house in Muang Thong village, Muang District, he was just arriving at the residence with his wife Ms. Pikul Inhiran, believed to be in her late 90s.

He said he and his wife were traveling by bus from Rorn Pibul District - a testament to his good health despite his reported old age.

Mr. Kong cheerfully told our correspondent that he was born on a Tuesday in First Month of the Buddhist Era 2443 according to the old Siamese calendar, which correspond to December, 1899 in Western reckoning. He could not remember his exact birthday, and the official record did not specify it.

His age could not be independently verified, however, due to the murky record. The only evidence he provided to our correspondent is a document signed by local officials which announced that he was born in B.E. 2443. If he is ever confirmed to be 114, he would have ranked among 10 oldest individuals alive. According to Guinness World Records, the oldest person living is currently residing in Japan, at the age of 115.

Mr. Kong said in the interview that his 4 siblings are all dead. As for himself, he said he had 4 children with his ex-wife, but had not been in contact with any of them for very long time now.

"They must have thought I am dead already," Mr. Kong laughed.

Asked about his tips for extraordinarily long life, Grandpa Kong said his favorite dish has been oat rice and the vegetable he grows by himself, coupled with "some dessert" during the day. He told our correspondent he avoids drinking cold and hot water, preferring to stick to warm beverage. He also said he took shower 3 times a day, and spent much of the day exercising.

Mr. Kong is now currently living with children of his current wife, Ms. Pikul. However, he said he never needs their help when he and Ms. Pikul traveled around.

"The buses do not charge me for the fare because I′m so old," he said, adding that before the interview with our correspondent he and his wife were visiting their relatives in Rorn Pibol District for 3-4 days.

Grandpa Kong said he is a follower of Por Thaan (Holy Father) Klai Vajasit, a local monk famous for his amulet blessing. According to Mr. Kong, Father Klai told him he would live to 121 years.
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Guinness Book of World Records

Thailand's oldest man to be nominated

The Mae Hong Son authorities plan to nominate a 119-year old man to the Guinness Book of World Records as Thailand's oldest person.

Governor Narumon Palawat said Wednesday Kamu Tongnumchokdee, an ethnic Karen, has accurate documents that show he is 119. Kamu, a widower, who lives in Muang Pam Ville in Pang Mapha, remains active and fishes for food everyday.

Narumon said Kamu was the country's oldest person and the province would nominate him for the position to the Guinness Book of World Records. Kamu was born on May 8, 1894, has four children, one of whom has passed away, and lives in a simple onestorey house alone with some help from his relatives in the village. Kamu eats a diet of coarse rice and vegetables with chilli dip and fish and is healthy and able to fend for himself.

The governor was speaking after visiting the district, where he gave some money to Kamu and other elderly persons. Two others Karen in the area are also very elderly: Norjordoh Wanapanich is 116 and Normikho Rattanaarayatham is 105.

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Re: '119 Year Old' Tribesman Dies Before His Age Is Verified
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2013, 06:22:54 PM »
The tribesman who was said to be 119 year old has passed away at his home in the northern mountainous province of Mae Hong Sorn.

The body of Mr. Kamu Thongnamchokedee was found lying face down in his residence, according to a local official at Mr. Kamu′s village in the remote Pang Ma Pha district. Mr. Kamu′s relatives are holding a 3-day funeral in accordance with the local religious belief.

Ms. Naruemon Pannwat, the governor of Mae Hong Sorn province, told our correspondent that she was in grief upon hearing the news. She said she already had visited the village and paid tribute to Mr. Kamu at the funeral.

The governor revealed that the provincial authority had recently been in contact with Guinness World Record, to verify Mr. Kamu′s age and list him as the oldest person after Mr. Jiroemon Kimura, the former Japanese postman who previously held the record, passed away at age 116 years old.

Mr. Kamu is also believed to be older than Ms. Misao Okawa, a current record holder from Japan thought to be the oldest person alive at the age of 115 years old. Now that Mr. Kamu is dead, the verification process might never take place.

Nonetheless, Mr. Kriangkrai Intapaj, a sheriff in Pang Ma Pha district, claimed that there were other elderly individuals who have lived over a century in Mueng Pamm village, where Mr. Kamu lived.

The 2 ladies are Ms. Nhojordor Wanawanich, said to have lived for 117 years, and Ms. Nongmeko Ratana-arayatham, reportedly 105 years old. Both women, like Mr. Kamu and the rest of the village residents, belong to the local ethnic group of White Karen.

However, it should be noted that the age of these individuals is not yet independently verified.
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