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Koh Phangan swamped by floods, ferry service halted!

Heavy storms slammed two popular southern tourist destinations, Koh Samui and Koh Phangan on Monday, causing flooding and the suspension of ferry services between Surat Thani and Koh Phangan Island, home of the famous Full Moon Party.

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Russian Sergei Milentie faces deportation after gunfire shooting on Koh Phangan Island

A Russian national arrested on Saturday in connection with the Jan 12 shooting of Palita Lodge Bungalow on Koh Phangan is facing deportation after being charged with violating Thai laws on foreign employment and entertainment venues, police said. Pol Maj … Continue reading

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Deputy Prime Minister Prawit orders crackdown on foreign mafia groups on Koh Phangan Island

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has instructed local authorities in Surat Thani to stamp out foreign mafia groups in Koh Phangan and Koh Samui, following a shooting attack at a bar last Tuesday on Koh Phangan. A Russian suspect, along … Continue reading

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Police arrest local mayor after gunfire shooting at Had Rin beach on Koh Phangan Island

A local mayor is facing attempted murder charges in connection with a shooting incident that appeared to have been triggered by a noise complaint on the full-moon party island of Koh Phangan. Police, armed with a court warrant, on Friday … Continue reading

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Party Mafia blamed for Gunfire on Full Moon Party Island

A dispute over all-night partying led to recent gunfire which hit tourists’ rooms on the southern island of Koh Phangan, police said today. Five gunshots fired Tuesday at the Palita Lodge on Haad Rin Nok, the site of the island’s … Continue reading

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Polish female tourist killed in motorbike accident on Koh Phangan Island

On December the 3rd a Polish girl was killed in a motorbike accident on the island of Koh Phangan. Elżbieta “Ela” Bawarska, 24, was staying with some friends at the Shiralea Backpackers Resort at Haad Yao Beach on the west … Continue reading

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FULL TERROR ALERT! Tight security for Koh Phangan Full Moon Party

Provincial Police Region 8 has ordered increased security in all tourist provinces, particularly at the upcoming Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan in Surat Thani, following the Paris attacks. Pol Lt Gen Thesa Siriwatho, commissioner of Provincial Police Region 8, … Continue reading

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Koh Phangan airport construction suspended!

Forestry officials state, Koh Phangan airport encroaches on Than Sadet National Park forest! The airport construction project on Koh Phangan by commuter carrier Kan Air has trespassed on Than Sadet National Park, Surat Thani deputy governor Ouaychai Innak said on … Continue reading

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Box jellyfish sting kills female Thai tourist on Koh Phangan Island

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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