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Chuay Gahn (ช่วยกัน) is a tribe from Survivor: Thailand.

While older and weaker compared to the younger, more fit Sook Jai tribe, Chuay Gahn's camaraderie and better tribe dynamics allowed them to be on par with Sook Jai, entering the merge and effectively decimating their rivals. Their tribe color is orange.


Brian Heidik
34, Quartz Hill, CA
Used car salesman
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Clay Jordan
46, Monroe, LA
Restaurant owner
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Ghandia Johnson
33, Denver, CO
Legal secretary
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Helen Glover
47, Middletown, RI
Navy swim instructor
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Jan Gentry
53, Tampa, FL
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John Raymond
40, Slidell, LA
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Tanya Vance
27, Gray, TN
Social worker
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Ted Rogers, Jr.
37, Durham, NC
Software developer
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Tribe History

The tribe was formed after a Schoolyard Pick. Jan picked what seemed to be a weaker tribe compared to the rival Sook Jai. This was evident early on, as Chuay Gahn lost the first two Immunity Challenges, as well as the first Reward Challenge. They voted out John - for his inability to gel - as well as Tanya, who was appearing to be very sick and unable to adapt to the environment.

Dysfunction was beginning to fracture the tribe, especially after the infamous Grindgate incident involving Ghandia and Ted. Though it seemed to be patched, a misunderstanding caused the feud to stay.

After Sook Jai threw a challenge to get rid of Jed Hildebrand, Chuay Gahn saw a momentum shift that saw them lose only 2 of the upcoming challenges (and thereby voting out Ghandia). Sook Jai was forced to lose two of their own before the Fake Merge.

At the Fake Merge, the five remaining members of Chuay Gahn saw Shii Ann, a member of the rival tribe, to be a useful asset. She made her intentions clear that she was open to flipping to the other tribe, and was voted out at Sook Jai's next Tribal Council. When the merge finally came, the tight-knit Chuay Gahn entered with a 5-3 advantage over Sook Jai.

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Challenge Type Sit-Out Result Eliminated
1 Flying Your Flag Immunity None Lost John
1st Voted Out
Day 3
2 Palonquin Slalom Reward None Lost Tanya
2nd Voted Out
Day 6
Floating Puzzle Immunity None Lost
3 Pilfering Pirates Reward None Won Tribe Immune
Temple Transfer Immunity None Won
4 New Tribe Member Reward None Lost Ghandia
4th Voted Out
Day 12
Tan-dy Gram Immunity None Lost
5 Survivor Auction Tribe Immune
Catch of the Day Immunity None Won
6 Wicker Flicker Reward None Lost Tribe Immune
Thai 21 Immunity None Won
7 Jail Break Immunity None Won Tribe Immune
8 Breathing Space Immunity Jan Won Tribe Immune
Tribes Merged, Day 25

Voting History

Original Tribes
Episode 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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Vote 6-1-1 5-2 4-2
Brian John Tanya Ghandia
Clay John Tanya Ghandia
Jan John Tanya Clay
Helen Clay Tanya Ghandia
Ted John Tanya Ghandia
Ghandia John Helen Clay
Tanya John Helen
John Ghandia



  • Chuay Gahn is the first tribe to have a cave as a shelter.
  • The Chuay Gahn camp was located near a cave that was large enough for the entire tribe to sleep in, eliminating the need to build a shelter. The downside of the Chuay Gahn camp was that their water source was located at another island that was accessible only by boat.
  • Chuay Gahn is the second orange tribe to produce the entire final five of the season.
    • The first tribe to achieve this was Tagi. They were both followed later by Ometepe.
    • All three tribes also had the first person eliminated from the season.
    • All three tribes also competed in seasons where at least five members from the opposing tribe were consecutively eliminated.
      • Chuay Gahn is the first orange tribe to accomplish this while opposing a purple tribe. This happened again in Redemption Island.
  • Chuay Gahn is the earliest appearing tribe to never have a member return for a future season.


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