Mahout Profile - Suwit

By GVI Staff 5 years ago
Categories Chiang Mai
Basic Information 

 
Mahout for 

Lulu 

Date of Birth 

July 25th, 1991 

Mother 

Nehjeh 

Brothers 

Chat, Somchai 

Sisters 

Paranee (“Boluh”), Sawapah 

Birthplace 

Huay Pakoot 

 
Biography 

 
Suwit has lived his entyre life in Huay Pakoot. He attended the school here until age 12, but he currently is continuing his studies by attending school in Khun Yuam on the weekends. His father passed away when he was a child, and his mother was very strict. At times, he avoided going home because his brother Chat would bully him. Despite a relatively difficult childhood, he was able to land a job as Kha Moon’s mahout when his aunt, who previously took care of her, decided to work in the fields. Widget (Singtoh and Dee’s brother) taught him how to be a mahout in just 2 days. Suwit later became Lulu’s mahout because she was very young and required an experienced mahout. His family owns five elephants (Lulu, Kha Moon, Gola Soo, Boo Luong, and Meh Tip). Suwit has never been outside of Thailand and does not plan on leaving the village. In his free time, he enjoys sleeping and playing football. He describes himself as funny, introverted, and smart. 

 
 
Fun Facts 

 
Dream Job

 

Farmer

 

 

Favorite thing about being a mahout

 

 

Meeting Westerners