Koh Phangan Vehicle Rentals, Accidents & High Petrol Prices – Part 1



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Accidents on Koh Phangan Island

Welcome back to Koh Pha-Ngan, the island of madness and daily increasing insanity!

Well … recently Becki went on his 90 days shitty visa run and parked his beloved Honda Wave 125 cc just directly at the so called International Pier next to the Seatrans office. Coming back two days later only to realize that some bloody creatures had stolen all the petrol from my motorbike by ripping off the fuel line below and sucking out the very last drops of my tank filling! Isn’t that amazing … welcome to the land of the charming smile and bloody reptile petrol suckers 😉

Word on the street is that this happens regularly whenever you park you motorbike somewhere for a night, preferably at the main pier in Thongsala main town. The local police agents here don’t give a shit as usual, as they are normally occupied with some private hooker investigations at the Horny Mile between Thongsala and Baan Tai village. Probably looking for their monthly consultant blowjobs as prostitution is somehow officially still illegal in Thailand and, of course, the local police have to constantly monitor that criminal activity.

Also more and more incidents of stolen motorbikes are reported every couple of weeks, leaving us with the only choice to reconfirm that the general situation here on beloved Koh Phangan Paradise Island is indeed more than critical! Where is the charming Thai friendliness, family like culture, this so called ‘Mai Pen Rai’ attitude and respect for each other as promoted by all those Island Magazines and Travel Guides? Well … bullocks … probably only one of those ancient Thai myths?

But at this point Becki has to say that there are still some very lovely and nice local Thais here on the island, but it gets more and more difficult to find these ancient people as more and more are being transformed by the ‘I do everything do become bloody rich’ attitude!

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Accidents on Koh Phangan Island
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Accidents on Koh Phangan Island

Anyway … then recently we also got that tiny peak season in August where half the world met up at Haad Rin beach on Koh Phangan Island to celebrate the monthly top event – The World Famous Full Moon Party! The island was packed with thousands of tourists and another couple of thousands of totally insane local Thais to fill up their pockets with … yes … In God We Trust … MONEY 😉

So … all these co called ‘farangs’ obviously also need a vehicle to explore the hidden secrets at one of the top destinations in South East Asia. That’s pretty easy done as there are thousands of shops around the island specialized in motorbike and jeep rentals.

Well … Becki has written many, many times about the bike & jeep rentals rip offs here on Koh Phangan Island News, but somehow most tourists here simply don’t really get it and do the same mistakes again and again!

To be continued -> Koh Phangan Vehicle Rentals, Accidents & High Petrol Prices – Part 2

10 thoughts on “Koh Phangan Vehicle Rentals, Accidents & High Petrol Prices – Part 1

  • August 22, 2006 at 12:06 pm
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    I agreeeeeee ! ! ! ! !

    But I also think that Beki needs some time away from the Island.
    Restore your peace of mind and come back with vision and clarity to put your passion towards changing all of these negatve atributes of this little island.

    Before this though I think we should concentrate on getting a speed limit of about 40 for those massive construction trucks the drive around like fucking maniacs!

    And lastly a road tax paid on entry by all the construction vehicals to be spent on repairing all the roads they damage.

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  • August 22, 2006 at 3:37 pm
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    Oh i have to totally agree…

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  • August 23, 2006 at 1:12 am
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    Thanks for the posts…keep them coming ;0)

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  • August 23, 2006 at 12:23 pm
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    You’re doing great job. Keep reporting!

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    • August 24, 2006 at 12:47 am
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      thannnks for this post. i have to be carefully now because last time (for visa run-24 hours to ranong) we have to leave our motorbike in tongsala but….with the good advice of miss siriwan (porn sawan) we left our bike at home…
      tong sala look reallly safe by the way…:)

      anne
      apple.canalblog.com

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  • August 25, 2006 at 7:58 am
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    yes ,, more details about little Shrimp, Please,

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  • September 6, 2006 at 11:32 am
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    well … it gets really nasty here! recently got reconfirmed that once you decide to repair your rental vehicle by yourself at some repair shops, then they just phone up the bike owner so they can MAXIMIZE their profits again! unbelievable!

    also … once you have successfully repaired your motorbike by yourself and then bring it back to the bike owner they simply get very, very pissed with you as they realize that they got screwed over by your selfish behaviour!

    isn’t that amazing 😉

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  • September 9, 2006 at 10:55 am
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    Yes, I can confirm the fact that most bike repair shops will contact the owner of the bike in case of an accident. But this is quite understandable, since rental shops are good customers of repair shops.

    The ONLY thing you can safely do is to repair it on your own, and until this donj’t drive around with it. In Thongsala is a shop for spare parts, if they don’t have, order it from Bangkok.
    As long it’s only plastic stuff it should be a few hundert baht …

    But not all rental shops are that mean … we (PhanganIsland.com) rentig bikes too (since 2 years now), and we only charge for the actual cost of repair (spare part + work time) … and this is the reason why our customers rent their bike next year from us again.

    Simon

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    • March 23, 2008 at 1:36 pm
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      can i ask a question pls?if i rent a 100cc motorbike do i need a licence?
      thanks in koh phangan

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  • July 24, 2011 at 8:23 am
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    No, you wont need any license. You can also drive as drunk as you want and as fast as you want, the only thing you basically need to worry about is to wear a helmet at 12:00 to 15:00 when driving around Thongsala.

    Ive heard about that happening also, propably not the greatest place to park your bike if you go off for a longer time. If you want your bike to stay safe in Thongsala for sure, would recommend thai boxing gym near to foodmarket.

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