Category Archives: General News

General news, happenings and on-goings from Koh Phangan, an island in the South of Thailand, host of the monthly Full Moon Party at Hadrin Beach.

The Original Phangan Scooter Rental Experience

We had a terrible experience in Koh Phangan in November 2015. We stayed at Hut Sun Bungalows and Rented a Scooter nearby. As you come out of Hut Sun and you walk to the right towards the ATM machines and … Continue reading

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Koh Phangan Paradise – Happy memories from a distant past ;)

Lovely Koh Phangan – My name is Eddy and it was the winter of 1988/89. I was sitting in an old, pretty fucked up guesthouse in Freak Street Kathmandu, when I first heard about “Koh Phangan”. All my way through … Continue reading

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Koh Phangan Colour Moon Festival returns!

Following the success of the first Koh Phangan Colour Moon Festival, the event’s second edition is set to return on December 9-13, 2015 with greater celebrations and more exciting activities under the theme ‘Island of Power, energised by the moon’.

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Koh Phangan introduces activity zones to protect the island against foreign investors.

Hotel operators and local people on Koh Phangan have agreed to use their own tourism zoning to control existing activities and screen new developments, especially those by foreign investors, in the future. Koh Phangan is the country’s most popular destination for … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Koh Phangan subsurface dam to address freshwater shortage

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 … Continue reading

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Koh Phangan airport could be open by 2016

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 … Continue reading

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Elephant steals camera from tourist and snaps an incredible selfie

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Russian Homemade Marijuana Bong Sellers Arrested on Koh Phangan Island

Police have arrested two Russians who allegedly sold homemade marijuana bongs via a Facebook page on the southern island of Koh Pha-Ngan. The arrest followed a police investigation into a now-deleted Facebook page, called Bong Russian Boss, which advertised homemade … Continue reading

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