Koh Phangan plans to arrange lifeguards after jellyfish death

Koh Phangan plans to arrange lifeguards after jellyfish death

Koh Phangan plans to arrange lifeguards after jellyfish death

Authorities and business owners on Koh Phangan plan to arrange for qualified lifeguards to cover beaches on this southern resort island after a Thai woman was killed by box jellyfish on Had Rin beach on Friday night.

Koh Phangan district chief Krikkrai Songthanee on Sunday led officials to inspect Had Rin beach where 31-year-old Bangkok tourist Chayanan Surin was attacked by one of the deadliest creatures in the world, and discussed safety measures with operators of resorts and hotels to prevent a repeat of the incident.

Mr Krikkrai told Thai Rath Online the meeting floated an idea of having lifeguards to provide safety for tourists and respond to all emergencies including giving first aid to those exposed to poisonous jellyfish.

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Box jellyfish sting kills female Thai tourist on Koh Phangan Island

Miss Chayanun Surin from Bangkok was stung by Jellyfish and died on the Island of Koh Phangan

Miss Chayanun Surin from Bangkok was stung by Jellyfish and died on the Island of Koh Phangan

Miss Chayanun Surin, a female Thai tourist from Bangkok, has died after being stung by a box jellyfish while swimming off Koh Phangan Island in Surat Thani on Friday night.

Following the 9.30pm report of the incident, Koh Phangan police went to Koh Phangan Hospital and were infomred that the 31-year-old woman was dead.

Police said that the woman had travelled to the island from Bangkok with friends and went swimming at around 8pm in Tambon Ban Tai and was stung.

One of the world’s most poisonous creatures, this cube-shaped jellyfish’s sting can cause extreme pain, muscle numbness, stomach and back muscle spasms, nausea, vomiting, chest tightness and death.

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Koh Phangan subsurface dam to address freshwater shortage

Thailand's first subsurface dam eyed for Koh Phangan

Thailand’s first subsurface dam eyed for Koh Phangan

The Royal Irrigation Department is considering building a subsurface dam, the first of its kind in Thailand, on Koh Phangan to address freshwater shortages on the popular tourist island.

Yongyuth Kerdsinchai, director of the Surat Thani irrigation office, told Thairath Online that a recent RID survey found water demand on Koh Phangan had risen to 600,000 cubic metres a year, about twice the available supply.

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Koh Phangan airport could be open by 2016

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Koh Phangan airport could be open a soon as next year!

Southern private business owner Somphong Sooksanguan who owns Kan Air and part owns VietJet Air and is now planning on spending THB 900 million (US$ 28.1 million) building a brand new airport in Koh Phangan.

Tour operators and tourists have been complaining for years about the high fares being charged to fly into Koh Samui by Bangkok Airways, who own the airport and are partially responsible for turning Samui into one of Thailand’s most successful tourism stories.

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Koh Phangan Tourism Association called to fully lift the ban on moon-type parties on the island

The Koh Phangan Tourism Promotion Association, cried foul that the ban has severely affected tourism on her island!

The Koh Phangan Tourism Promotion Association, cried foul that the ban has severely affected tourism on her island!

Will Koh Pha Ngan remain Koh Pha Ngan without full moon party?

Koh Phangan Tourism operators called on the Surat Thani provincial administration to fully lift the ban on the notorious moon-type parties on the island, saying without the parties the tourism business on the island would never be the same :(

Their representative, Wannee Thaiphanit, chairwoman of the Koh Pha Ngan Tourism Promotion Association, cried foul that the ban has severely affected tourism on her island :(

She said nearly all reservations of hotels and resorts were canceled after foreign tourists learned that the moon-type party activities on the island were prohibited :(

The provincial administration has slapped a ban on moon-type party activities on Koh Phangan since April 5 :(

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Koh Phangan Moon-Type Parties to be allowed again but must be FREE OF DRUGS ;-)

Koh Phangan Parties - FREE OF DRUGS

Koh Phangan Parties – FREE OF DRUGS

Moon-Type parties on Koh Phangan Island in Surat Thani province will be permitted again but with conditions that operators must strictly abide by the official rules and regulations 😉

This was revealed by Koh Phangan district chief officer Krirk-krai Songthani after a meeting with business operators on the island yesterday.

After a meeting with business operators, he agreed to allow only some business operators to hold moon-type parties but they must strictly abide by the rules and regulations 😉

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Boat driver on the run after striking British diver near Koh Tao Island

Rescue workers bring a 20-year-old tourist who was struck by a boat turbine to a hospital on Koh Samui

Rescue workers bring a 20-year-old tourist who was struck by a boat turbine to a hospital on Koh Samui

A boat driver in southern Thailand fled after he struck a British tourist with the boat’s propeller off the coast of Koh Tao yesterday.

According to police, the 20-year-old British woman nearly lost her leg in the accident, which occured while she was taking a diving lesson with other tourists from a company called Scuba Shark on the western side of the island.

The boat’s turbine hit her leg while she and the other tourists were swimming to shore, breaking two of her bones and causing her to bleed profusely.

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British diver struck by boat propeller while diving at Koh Tao Island

British trainee diver Alice Davies is treated for severe leg injuries at Koh Samui hospital after she was hit by a boat propeller near Koh Nang Yuan off Koh Tao Island on Tuesday. (Photo by Supapong Chaolan)

British trainee diver Alice Davies is treated for severe leg injuries at Koh Samui hospital after she was hit by a boat propeller near Koh Nang Yuan off Koh Tao Island on Tuesday. (Photo by Supapong Chaolan)

A 20-year-old British woman sustained severe leg injuries when she was struck by a boat’s propeller while diving near an island off Koh Phangan district.

The incident occurred on Tuesday evening when Alice Louise Davies was taking part in a diving course at Koh Hin Sam Kon, near Koh Nang Yuan in tambon Koh Tao.

Ms Davies and other tourists taking the Discover Scuba Diving course were reportedly surfacing when a boat carrying diving gear entered the area. Her right leg was struck by the whirling propeller blades.

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Elephant steals camera from tourist and snaps an incredible selfie

Elephant Selfie - Credit Caters News Agency

Elephant Selfie – Credit Caters News Agency

A lucky tourist on Koh Phangan Island managed to capture an incredible selfie when an elephant grabbed his camera and started snapping pictures using his trunk.

Christian LeBlanc, 22, was feeding the elephant in Koh Phangan, Thailand, when he ran out of bananas.

He claims the plucky beast nabbed his GoPro camera while it was on the time lapse setting and ended up taking the incredible snaps.

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Koh Phangan Reggae House burnt down in a midnight fire at Haad Rin beach

Reggae House Burnt Down! Picture Credit: Namsom Puntipa

Reggae House Burnt Down! Picture Credit: Namsom Puntipa


The Reggae House, a two-storey bar and restaurant on Haad Rin beach on Koh Phangan Island, was burnt down in a midnight fire last night.

Several adjacent houses were also gutted in the two hour fire that broke out at 01.00 am Friday, 14th May 2015. Nobody was injured or killed in the inferno that raged the popular bar to charred remains.

The house which was turned into a bar and restaurant was popular among Full Moon party tourists. It was located at Village Group 6 in Tambon Ban Tai of Koh Phangan district.

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