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Ko Sukorn, Thailand 2009
‘Ko Sukorn or Ko Sukon or Ko Mu is an island in the Andaman Sea in the Palian District, Satun Province, southwest Thailand. Sukon and mu both mean ‘pig’. It has a population of about 3,000. Until 1916 Satun was a small Malay state known as Kingdom of Setul Mambang Segara, closely related to Kedah Sultanate. After that date it was administered by a governor sent from Nakhon Si Thammarat. In 1897 Satun became part of Monthon Syburi (now Kedah), which in 1909 was divided between British Empire and Siam as part of Anglo-Siamese Treaty of 1909. While most of Kedah was ceded to Britain, Satun was awarded to Siam because it had a relatively large Thai population. Satun was then incorporated into Monthon Phuket. The monthon system was ended in 1933, and Satun Province became a first-level subdivision of Thailand.’ Bron: Wikipedia.