Over the last couple of months the top secret and totally hidden Koh Phangan Island News Headquarters received various reports from different reliable Island sources stating that a Full Moon Party entrance fee is now being charged at the pier to Koh Samui Island at Had Rin sunset beach.
In September 2008, during the night of the world in-famous Full Moon Party at Haadrin beach, Koh Phangan Island News headquarters finally decided to sent down an experienced team of un-corrupted douche bags to further investigate into that fresh island rumor to finally reveal the awful truth.
“Welcome World Original Full Moon Party Entry Please Show Ticket” by Haadrin Business Association.
“World Original Full Moon Party Ticket for sale 100 THB – For used to keep the beach clean & secure” by Haadrin Business Association.
Big and massive signs in bright blue and red color now welcome the unsuspecting Full Moon Party tourists from Koh Samui Island at Hadrin pier. The entire entrance area at Hadrin pier is completely sealed off and securely shut down and additionally guarded by a special Koh Phangan Security force to ensure that a mandatory entrance fee of 100 THB is strictly enforced on any tourist arriving at the pier from neighboring Koh Samui Island via high speed boat.
Koh Phangan Island News undercover agents further reported an unknown Israeli tourist directly at the Full Moon Party entrance gate working closely together with the Hadrin Business Association by assisting in answering questions to the unsuspecting Full Moon Party tourists arriving from Koh Samui Island.
General questions being asked: Why do we have to pay? We never had to pay! Why do we have to pay an entrance fee now? What’s this entrance fee all about? What’s the entrance fee being used for?
“For used to keep the beach clean & secure” by Haadrin Business Association.
Curiously, Koh Phangan Island News agents then went to the main Full Moon Party Zone at Hadrin beach sunrise site to additionally investigate into the new ‘secure the beach campaign’ but unfortunately haven’t been able to find only a single Phangan Security Guard patrolling the beach looking for potential Full Moon drunks desperate for a relaxed & refreshing swim in the ocean with its strong undercurrents.
Various tourists have been reported drowned over the last couple of years during the Full Moon Party night so Koh Phangan Island News headquarters was pleasantly surprised that finally an effort has been made to protect and help the Full Moon Party tourists in case of an accident, emergency or danger. But unfortunately the whole ‘secure the beach’ campaign by local Hadrin Business Association could be probably seen as a massive scam as not a single Koh Phangan Special Security Force guard could be found at the main Full Moon Party Zone at the sunrise site of world famous Had Rin beach.
Additional reports have also been reconfirmed by Koh Phangan Island News agents that the official ‘Sleeping Area’, which has been promoted in the past to provide a secure and guarded area for the exhausted Full Moon Party tourist, is now finally being totally removed from the party beach and can no longer be found anywhere.
Asking the Hadrin Business Association about the total lack of any Koh Phangan Security Guards at the main Full Moon Party beach zone was firstly answered with a bright smile and after insisting questions Koh Phangan Island News headquarters were finally told to please shut up as the last guy who asked too many stupid questions has now finally disappeared. A threat? Another expression of intent to damage or injure our right of free speech? You better decide!
Worth mentioning is also the fact that the mandatory Full Moon Party entrance fee of 100 THB is only strictly enforced on the tourists arriving from Koh Samui Island. All other Full Moon Party entry ports are free of charge so you better have a look around.
In general Koh Phangan Island News supports the idea of a mandatory entrance fee to help secure the beach and protect the Full Moon Party tourists in case of an emergency, accident or any danger. Possibly non-corrupt security guards or a free medic first aid center offering free treatment & instant help in case of an emergency like …
* Tourist overdosing on mind altering substances
* Tourist drowning in the ocean
* Tourist being stabbed by local Thai teenage gangs
* Tourist being shot by local Thai mafia
* Tourist being raped
* Etc, etc, etc …
Emphasis here is on FREE!
Our recent observations at the entrance gate during the Full Moon Party night estimated an average income of a few hundred thousand Thai Baht during the night. Money generously paid by the unsuspecting tourist arriving at the World Original Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan Island.
Money that could be used wisely to provide non-corrupted security guards and free medical first aid centers. Something which is indeed mandatory at any big techno rave in the western world.
But our private investigations finally exposed that none of the above claims by the Hadrin Business Association actually do exist and can therefore be seen as pure island fiction, imagination or fake campaign with no basis in fact. Another massive scam? You better decide!
Though we did find some improvements – brand new Full Moon Party Rubbish bins!
Please check out the Picture Gallery => Koh Phangan Full Moon Party September 2008