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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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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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Koh Phangan Moon-Type Parties to be allowed again but must be FREE OF DRUGS ;-)

Moon-Type parties on Koh Phangan Island in Surat Thani province will be permitted again but with conditions that operators must strictly abide by the official rules and regulations 😉 This was revealed by Koh Phangan district chief officer Krirk-krai Songthani … 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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Fugitive US citizen Kelly Lynn Miller secretly operated the Ibogaine drug treatment center on Koh Phangan

An American woman apprehended on a secluded Thai holiday island after six years on the run has been linked to an unregistered drug treatment program being operated on another Thai holiday island. A police officer in the Thai province of … Continue reading

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Thai man who shot dead British tourist Stephen Ashton during New Years Eve Party on Koh Phangan jailed for 34 years

A 26-year-old Thai man who shot dead Briton Stephen Ashton during a Full Moon New Year’s Eve Party on the holiday island of Koh Phangan has been jailed for 34 years. Ekkapan Gaewkla who opened fire with a homemade gun … Continue reading

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Phangan villagers surround police station

A senior police officer on Koh Phangan in charge of a murder case was transferred on Saturday after a protest over foot-dragging in the investigation. Surasak Thipparat, deputy chief of the Phangan police station, was moved to the provincial police … Continue reading

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