Tag Archives: Farang

Australian tourist Owen Dalby dies from motorbike impact on the Island of Koh Phangan

Australian Tourist Ownen Dalby, a 20-year-old of Coffs Harbour, has tragically died in a motorcycle crash in Thong Sala on Sunday July 14th and is said to have shielded his close friend Glen Baker from the impact. Owen was driving … 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’s first Full Moon Party in 1988

Colin Hinshelwood is a Scottish journalist living in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He attended the first Full Moon Party on Haad Rin Beach in 1988 and shared his memories with TIME. The first ever Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan was … 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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Angry tourists leave Koh Phangan Paradise Island following electric blackout

Some foreign tourists cut short their holidays and left Koh Samui and Koh Phangan following blackouts on both islands since Tuesday caused by electrical short circuits on the main underground cable, a source said Wednesday. Hotels and resorts operators flocked … Continue reading

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Israeli tourist injured and raped at Full Moon Party Koh Phangan Island

An Israeli woman visiting Thailand was beaten and raped, according to reports. The Israeli tourist has been treated in a hospital on Koh Samui Island after her attacker, a local man who allegedly raped her as she walked home from … Continue reading

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British backpacker killed by electric shock from faulty fridge on the Island of Koh Phangan Thailand

A British tourist was killed by an electric shock as he took a bottle of water from a fridge at a resort on Koh Phangan Island. Friends said Grant Harrison, 36, from London, had been relaxing by a pool before … Continue reading

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