Just in case you were wondering (as I once did)....
Oil palm plantations are prolific in Satun, and increasingly so. The oil palm industry would almost rival the rubber plantations as rubber plantations are frequently replaced with them when the plantation has finished producing. Labour is less intensive and prices good. There is an oil refinery there too.
These palms are actually very beautiful. I love their glossy ,deep green fronds. The 'nuts' are harvested several times per year and can be seen weighing down battered old utes and trucks. They are bunches of brown "nuts".
I found a fabulous website that has weather forecasts for five days in advance. It even has the sunrise and sunset times, along with the moon's phase. I just found (as I've been exploring it) that it also has marine forecasts, storm forecasts and much more. A great site and you can enter any area in the world to get weather information on it.
This site can be invaluable for finding out exactly what weather to expect and what to pack for your trip.
Find all the information here:
Satun Weather Forecast
Favorite thing: Fishing village view 3 at Satun Thailand. You can negociate with local fisherman to allow you to follow them on fishing. I'm sure this may make you journey unforgetable.
Favorite thing: Fishing village view 2 at Satun Thailand. If you are keening on fishing, I would rather say you came to the right place for vacation.
Favorite thing: most of the people here are fisher man. One of the typical fishing villange as you can see everywhere in Satun.
Favorite thing: Muslim seem the majority in southern Thailand. You can see mosque everywhere. For your own shake, female traveller is not encouraged to wear short skirt or to eapose your body in these area.
Favorite thing: The reason why I choose to visit Satun is because Its is just an hour journey to reach here by ferry from Langkawi Malaysia.