Tag Archives: Backpackers

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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Rubbish – The Aftermath of a Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan

The legendary all-night Full Moon Beach Party on Paradise Island Koh Phangan in the south of Thailand ended with scenes that will shame many of the wealthy westerners who took part. This shocking photo shows the disgusting scene on Hadrin … 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 Full Moon Party may attract up to 40.000 party goers in January 2015

Many foreign tourists have extended their stay on Koh Phangan island in Surat Thani to join the popular Full Moon party, which is expected to draw about 40,000 party-goers on Sunday, a senior tourism officer said on Saturday. The atmosphere … Continue reading

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Full Moon Party Koh Phangan – The worst party in Asia!

Thailand’s Full Moon Party is debauched, depraved, and increasingly deadly. If only it were fun. “HELLOOO, FULL MOON PARTY!” the touts holler. Welcome to Koh Phangan… I guess. The host of tuk-tuk drivers and solicitors who await the tourist ferry-load … Continue reading

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Australian Diplomat warns: Australians drugged, raped and robbed at 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 … Continue reading

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Koh Phangan’s infamous 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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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