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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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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’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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Koh Phangan’s Full Moon Parties Have Become a Trashy Disgrace

Thanks to Google Alert, Time.com and Charlie Campbell we found another article worth posting here on Koh Phangan Island News. Enjoy! “The skies were star-spangled and blue phosphorescence would spray like diamonds in the sea … the sand glowed silver … Continue reading

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Koh Phangan Paradise Island – Don’t go if you value your life!

A British man has told British newspaper The Sun how he almost died in a stabbing at the same spot where British tourist Stephen Ashton was shot dead on Koh Phangan on January 1. Backpacker Nathan Sharpe, 23, was speared … Continue reading

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Thai killer suspect confesses killing of British tourist on Koh Phangan Island

The man suspected of killing Stephen Ashton allegedly confessed on Wednesday that he unintentionally shot the British tourist early in the morning of New Year’s day, police said. Royal Thai Police adviser Pol Gen Rachot Yensuang, who interrogated Ekkapan Kaewkla … Continue reading

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Is Thailand Safe? Tourist Killing At Koh Phangan NYE Celebration Reignites Concerns

The death of a young British tourist at a New Year’s celebration on the resort island of Koh Phangan Tuesday was the latest in a series of crimes against foreigners that have left many wondering if Thailand is squandering its … Continue reading

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Koh Phangan Shooting – Thai Killer May Face Light Sentence

The family of Stephen Ashton issued a statement today expressing their devastation at his death as an innocent bystander. And as they did so the Royal Thai Police announced that the alleged shooter would be charged with manslaughter and illegally … Continue reading

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