BANGKOK, KOMPAS.TV – A woman did not expect to find whale vomit while walking on the beach.
Siriporn Niamrin was taking a walk after a rainstorm in Nakhon Si Thammarat province when he saw an object washed up on the shore.
The smell of the object, he said, smelled like fish. He took it home and hoped to get some money.
Siriporn was shocked when he found out what it was after asking neighbors about his discovery. It is whale vomit or ambergis.
Launch Kompas.com, Tuesday (02/03/2021), Siriporn and his neighbors tried to burn the object. It melts in one of the burnt parts then hardens after the temperature drops.
Now Siriporn is waiting for an expert because his findings could be worth around 186,500 pounds or the equivalent (Rp. 3.7 billion).