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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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Koh Phangan swamped by floods, ferry service halted!

Heavy storms slammed two popular southern tourist destinations, Koh Samui and Koh Phangan on Monday, causing flooding and the suspension of ferry services between Surat Thani and Koh Phangan Island, home of the famous Full Moon Party.

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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 Colour Moon Festival returns!

Following the success of the first Koh Phangan Colour Moon Festival, the event’s second edition is set to return on December 9-13, 2015 with greater celebrations and more exciting activities under the theme ‘Island of Power, energised by the moon’.

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Koh Phangan introduces activity zones to protect the island against foreign investors.

Hotel operators and local people on Koh Phangan have agreed to use their own tourism zoning to control existing activities and screen new developments, especially those by foreign investors, in the future. Koh Phangan is the country’s most popular destination for … Continue reading

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Koh Phangan airport construction suspended!

Forestry officials state, Koh Phangan airport encroaches on Than Sadet National Park forest! The airport construction project on Koh Phangan by commuter carrier Kan Air has trespassed on Than Sadet National Park, Surat Thani deputy governor Ouaychai Innak said on … Continue reading

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Koh Phangan plans to arrange lifeguards after jellyfish death

Authorities and business owners on Koh Phangan plan to arrange for qualified lifeguards to cover beaches on this southern resort island after a Thai woman was killed by box jellyfish on Had Rin beach on Friday night. Koh Phangan district … Continue reading

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Koh Phangan subsurface dam to address freshwater shortage

The Royal Irrigation Department is considering building a subsurface dam, the first of its kind in Thailand, on Koh Phangan to address freshwater shortages on the popular tourist island. Yongyuth Kerdsinchai, director of the Surat Thani irrigation office, told Thairath … Continue reading

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Koh Phangan airport could be open by 2016

Southern private business owner Somphong Sooksanguan who owns Kan Air and part owns VietJet Air and is now planning on spending THB 900 million (US$ 28.1 million) building a brand new airport in Koh Phangan. Tour operators and tourists have … 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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