After Muifa, Tsunami and the daily insanity here in Thailand things don’t look like they will become any better in the Land of the Smile – on the Island of Koh Phangan 😉
Maximize your profits! Or why would you pack 53 people on a speed boat to Koh Samui which only allows to carry 30 passengers on it? This would indeed be a good question to ask the captain of that speed boat but he is somehow still missing. The speed boat disaster happened early morning around 5 a.m. somewhere between Koh Phangan and Koh Samui. The boat was heading to Samui from Koh Phangan island, where thousands of backpackers and Thais gather at every full moon for an all-night alcohol and drug-fueled beach party.
“The speed boat was taking tourists back from the overnight full moon party on Phangan Island to Koh Samui and capsized at dawn, killing at least seven people!” said police officials as they were frantically searching for the missing people.
An injured Thai survivor said that the boat was so crowded passengers had to stand on board. “There was no space for me to sit and no one was offered a life vest,” he said.
Seven dead bodies have been recovered, three foreign men, one foreign woman, two Thais and one body that could not be identified. Disaster management officials said another 23 people are still missing! “We are rushing against time because the bodies will soon be swept out to the ocean,” said Police officer, Colonel K. Jaru Sangkamantorn.
“The cause of the accident was likely that the boat was overloaded, because it was not allowed to carry more than 30 passengers,” Colonel Tungkaseni said.
Meanwhile on the other side of the bay thousands of Tourists celebrated the monthly Full Moon Party Top Act on Koh Phangan Paradise Island. And as everything is in a constant flow also the Party Zone is definitely doing a bit of a change. This month I saw fights, blood and a black guy at chicken corner who wanted to kill someone he was pissed with. Also found another guy with a broken leg who ran into arguments with someone from our Hebrew community. The guys at Zoom and Vinyl went finally totally nuts and this is no wonder if you listen to the music mixed there. Giant and Massive Hardcore Brain Tumor Techno and the words PERVERSE and ABNORMAL popped up in my mind. Or was it SICK?
THINGS HAVE DEFINITELY CHANGED! WARNING!
But the sunrise was very impressive this morning and this shows me that there is always something very beautiful and lovely around us. ALWAYS 😉