Phangan villagers surround police station

About 500 people surround the police station in Koh Phangan on Friday to press police to better handle a murder case

About 500 people surround the police station in Koh Phangan on Friday to press police to better handle a murder case

A senior police officer on Koh Phangan in charge of a murder case was transferred on Saturday after a protest over foot-dragging in the investigation.

Surasak Thipparat, deputy chief of the Phangan police station, was moved to the provincial police office under an order signed by Kietpong Khaosamang, the Surat Thani deputy police commander.

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British Tourist drowns at Full Moon Party Koh Phangan Island Thailand

Alex Wyithe

British tourist Alex Wyithe died on Sunday March 16 after attending the Full Moon Party in Thailand and going swimming

A British tourist has died after getting caught in a rip-tide at an all night full moon beach party on the island of Koh Phangan in Thailand.

Alex Wyithe, 29, was on a holiday of a lifetime on the sun-kissed island of Koh Phangan, where full moon parties are popular among travellers.

It is a well known venue for drink and drugs hedonism and DJs who play all night to crowds of around 10,000 at the monthly parties at Haad Rin Beach.

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8 Israelis Injured in Accident on the Island of Koh Phangan

Accident Koh Phangan Island

Accident on Koh Phangan Island

Eight Israelis injured, one of them seriously, in a car accident in the Koh Phangan island in Thailand.

Eight Israelis were injured on Friday in a car accident in the Koh Phangan island in Thailand, Channel 2 News reported.

The accident occurred when the driver of the cab in which the eight Israelis were riding lost control of the vehicle and overturned.

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British Tourist died on New Year’s Eve at Hadrin Beach on the Island of Koh Phangan

A british tourist from the North-East of England has died after falling through a plate glass window on Koh Phangan Island in the south of Thailand.

Kevin Liddle, 23, from Gateshead, died on New Year’s Eve on the holiday island of Koh Phangan, from cuts he received during his fall through a plate glass window.

The British tourist Kevin Liddle, who was travelling with three friends, died after he crashed through the window of the shop in Haadrin Beach.

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Australian Diplomat warns: Australians drugged, raped and robbed at Thai beach parties

Larry Cunningham

Honorary Consul Larry Cunningham warns people to avoid Thai beach parties

Young Australians partying on beaches in southern Thailand are drinking a potentially deadly drug cocktail made from a local leaf trafficked by criminals who prey on them when they are under its influence, Larry Cunningham, Australia’s official representative in the area warns.

The drug, kratom, is often mixed with the insect repellent DEET as well as cough medicine, cola and ice, leaving users in a stupefied and vulnerable state, says Larry Cunningham, Australia’s honorary consul based in Phuket.

The victims of rapes, assaults and thefts committed at Thailand’s beach rave parties usually failed to report the crimes to police, he said, leaving the extent of the problem largely unknown.

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Koh Phangan’s infamous Full Moon Party turns 25

Koh Phangan Full Moon Party

Koh Phangan’s Full Moon Party turns 25

Thailand’s infamous beach rave turned 25 this year, making it old enough to now refrain from dodgy drugs, old enough to avoid drinking buckets of vodka and vomiting it all up a few hours later, old enough to say no to drunken hook-ups with Danish backpackers, and old enough not to take its clothes off and frolic in the sea.

Of course, it will still do all of those things. And so will you. Because this isn’t a birthday marked with maturity, but with glorious debauchery. That’s what a Full Moon Party is all about.

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Thai government plans ‘water fun’ for Koh Phangan Full Moon Party!

Water Fun for Koh Phangan Full Moon Party

Water Fun for Full Moon Party Koh Phangan

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports will introduce new water sports activities to the Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan in Surat Thani, as well as boosting security.

The party, held every month on Had Rin beach near or on the full moon, draws between 6,000 and 14,000 visitors, mostly Western tourists.

However, Minister Somsak Pureesrisak said on Monday the gathering – normally featuring excessive drinking, dancing and drugs – was not in line with local culture :-)

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Koh Phangan airport due in 2014

Airport Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan Airport due in 2014

Getting to Koh Phangan will be a lot easier once the home of the world-renowned full-moon party is directly connected by air for the first time.

Construction of the first airport on Thailand’s fifth-largest island is gearing up, with entrepreneur Somphong Sooksanguan setting his sights on opening the facility by this time next year.

After spending 200 million baht of his own seed money to develop the country’s third privately owned airport, the 46-year-old businessman from Phatthalung province will seek external funding sources and joint-venture partners to expedite the project.

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Koh Phangan Full Moon Party – People die but we’re just here to have fun

Koh Phangan taken over by YOLO idiots?

Koh Phangan taken over by YOLO idiots?

A while ago I got contacted by George Henton, a British freelance news photographer and journalist based in Bangkok.

George was doing a bit of writing about the world infamous Full Moon Party on the Paradise Island of Koh Phangan and so got in contact with me looking for some answers about a few questions.

Actually I think it’s quite a shame or better say tragic disaster what Koh Phangan and especially the world infamous Full Moon Party finally has become over the recent years.

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Australian tourist Owen Dalby dies from motorbike impact on the Island of Koh Phangan

Australian Tourist Owen Dalby

Australian Tourist Owen Dalby

Australian Tourist Ownen Dalby, a 20-year-old of Coffs Harbour, has tragically died in a motorcycle crash in Thong Sala on Sunday July 14th and is said to have shielded his close friend Glen Baker from the impact.

Owen was driving the bike and Glenn was in the attached sidecar when the crash happened, Australian media reports said.

Glen, a popular local bodyboarder, was left fighting for his life in a critical condition in a Thai hospital after the accident in the town of Thong Sala on the island of Koh Phangan on Sunday.

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