The compensation amount was confirmed this afternoon by a represenative of the Pa-wai Odski [transliterated] company who operates a "snake charming and venom collection show" in Chalong's Moo 2.
A video clip and selfie of the incident, which occurred midday on January 9, quickly went viral on social media, prompting mixed reactions.
Some netizens said that the woman deserved getting bit for daring to get so close and trying to kiss a wild animal, while others asserted that it is the responsibility of tourism operators to ensure safety of all of its customers.
Nonetheless, Santi Pawai of the Phuket Sport and Tourism office confirmed that all of the establishment's snakes are legal and registered, and that the woman is content with the compenstation amount and will not escalate the case any further.
UPDATE: The Compensation amount was increased to B135,000 as follows:
Pa-Wai-Odski (transliterated), the company that operates the “snake charming and venom collection show” in Chalong's Moo 2, paid B13,000 to cover medical expenses, B50,000 for victim's compensation, B50,000 for potential sick leave, and B22,000 in additional expenses.