Baan Nuea village submits official complaint about Shiva Moon Party at District Office on Koh Phangan Island
August 5th 2008 official delegates from the villages of Baan Tai, Baan Nuea and Baan Nok submitted their second official complaint about the Shiva Moon Party at the Administration District Office on Koh Phangan.
The first official complaint was already submitted in Jan / Feb 2007 but due to financial benefits for the Koh Phangan Police & District Chief no efforts were shown to investigate in a solution to the problem caused by Shiva Moon Party organizers and the resulting all night long noise disturbance for the people living in the surrounding villages.
Koh Phangan Police & District Chief were then finally officially decommissioned in late April 2007 due to the general lack of interest in their duty and the failure to arrest suspects in murder cases, including the fatal shooting of a former kamnan of Koh Phangan Island.
Both, police and district chief of Koh Pha-Ngan Island were then replaced in May 2007 to bring back order and safety to the island of madness, also known as Koh Pha-Ngan Paradise Island.
The villagers of Baan Tai, Baan Nuea & Baan Nok village then finally submitted their second request to the ‘new & un-corrupted’ police and district chief of Koh Phangan on August 5th 2008 at the monthly ‘pratjum’ meeting at the administration district office.
About 120 signatures from Thai citizens (approx. 90% of the people) living in the surrounding areas of the Shiva Moon Party Zone were then collected by village delegates and a formal complaint was again submitted to finally investigate into a solution regarding the all night long noise disturbance caused by the Shiva Moon Party organizers.
The official complaint submitted to the administration office simply states that the villages of Baan Tai, Baan Nuea & Baan Nok are residential areas and not an all night long party zone! People deserve the right to sleep every night and that Shiva Moon Party zone should be finally relocated to a more remote location.
Otherwise Shiva Moon Party has to be closed at 12 a.m. in accordance with the Thai law so local village people could get their deserved night of sleep.
Strange fact actually is that the official Thai law has very strict rules and guidelines concerning night life activity in the Kingdom of Thailand. Thai law states that night life activity has to be closed at 12 a.m. midnight, though special permissions can be requested from local authorities to extend the opening time up to 2 a.m.
Koh Phangan Island officials somehow seem to interpret the Thai law in a quite different context resulting in all night long noise disturbing Full Moon type parties spread all over the island.
Finally worth noting is the general misunderstanding from the local party organizers that the ‘other people’ want to shut down all the parties and leaving the party organizers with no more monthly income.
The truth actually is that local village people just ask for a solution which benefits both parties involved. An official “party zone” was suggested many times in the past. Instead of staging the party events in or near the central villages of Baan Tai, Baan Nuea & Baan Nok, party organizers or even the local administration officials could get together and carve out an official “party zone” area in the dense jungles environs some distance away. Choosing a spot behind natural hillside would lower the noise and finally party organizers could satisfy their financial souls every single night while local village folks could enjoy their sleep every single night. One solution fits all!
So far no efforts have been shown and two weeks after the submission of the Shiva Moon Party complaint Koh Phangan’s district administration and police officials still remain quiet and no public statement has been announced.
So it yet remains to be proven that the new & un-corrupted district and police chief of Koh Phangan Island are willing to bring back order, safety & happiness to all the locals instead of bending the law or turning a blind eye on the situation for the benefit of a handful of people and their financial advantages while the majority suffers a constant lack of sleep.
To be continued …
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And for more facts about the Koh Phangan Party Zone Issue please read the following articles – Thank You!
Koh Phangan Paradise Island – The Shiva Moon Experience!
Koh Phangan Paradise Island – The Shiva Moon Empire Strikes Back!
Koh Phangan Paradise – The Return of the Shiva Moon Knights!
Koh Phangan Ministry of Ethics publishes Green Party Zone list for High Season!
Bangkok Post Postbag – Clean up the drug parties on Koh Phangan
Koh Phangan Special Police Force Shuts Down Half Moon Party Festival!
The Nation Thailand – Cloud gathers over Koh Pha-Ngan’s Parties
15 thoughts on “Baan Nuea village submits official complaint about Shiva Moon Party at District Office on Koh Phangan Island”
Laws we have; money runs the show! lol
Let’s see and wait, if the “un-corrupt” new chief of police has the balls to put the shiva moon party away from residental houses.
If not everybody knows where we are:
back to square one. lol
Keep us posted on this-one!!!
Has he, or has he not…..
5oo,- Baht, the party will go on=
if the new chief is un-corrupt he has to shot down also the daily party until sunrise on haad rin beach (cactus, zoom, drop inn….)
money rules the world…
and here the police….
The villages of Baan Tai, Baan Nuea & Baan Nok are residential areas. Hadrin is busimess/party area. Don’t you get it?
It’s not at all a “general misunderstanding” to shut down all (what they call) parties.
In fact this is the only solution to get rid of this nightly noise-terror in the residential area of Baan Nuea, Baan Nok and Baan Tai. Actually my family is quite disappointed this whole action is only pointed against “Shiva Moon Party”. There are so many people who are kept sleepless every 3 nights (!!!) by “Blackmoon Culture”, “Halfmoon Festival”, as well as “Jungle Experience”. The problem is not caused by only one organizer. The reputation of being a regional drug hub, rising crime, massive corruption and anarchy in our small community is caused by all the above mentioned. All of them attract people who do not good for our present and much more important, for our future, our kids! Keep our village clean of all this disturbances!
Either stop ALL (!!!) these illegal, nightlong events consequently, or centralize them all in haad rin, which is lost anyway to excessive drugs and alcohol abuse already.
Shiva Moon Party and (!!!)
Blackmoon Culture and (!!!)
Halfmoon Festival and (!!!)
out of our village!
Bravo – You got my TOTAL SUPPORT! All parties out of our villages!
But … any ideas on how to do that? organizing the people in those areas would be great! Do you want to help us?
I just wrote on another part of this website so wont repaet every word but you say send all partys to haadrin. NO!!!!! I just speant alot of money on a room that I had booked for 7 nights and left after 2 days (1 night!!!) due to the loud musik all nite from the bars on the beach until 7am every night and all empty. Its madness. Why spoil such nice resorts and nice beach with these stupid bars and all nite music. I laugh now I have left as I am now spending all my money here on Koh tao in nice relaxing bars and restaurants and paying for expensive steaks and cocktails with nice people. I only stayed 2 dayss out of 7 I booked at Tommy Resort and spent no money on your island. So who is laughing now??? I AM!!! hahahahahahahahahaha!! Your island and the stupid Thai bar people can enjoy their all nite music with no customers and no money!
And I should also mention KOH TAO is full of people … and when I say Full it is fantastic – no one crazy – everyone happy and relaxed – it is great here !! and when I was on your island there was NO ONE IN HADDRIN – I mean NO ONE!!!!! ha ha ha … I think you must only be getting people for your stupid ful moon partie. No one wants to come after what I had to live with there .. I am writing this to as many websites as i can .. you need to get rid of these stupid thai people in the bars and stop music at nite .. i am sure no resturants or business make any money ow in haadrin … i think they die soon… your siland is stupid!~
quote”think they die soon” get a life and take some english lessons!!! ps are you 10 years old thats an awfully childish laugh?
why didnt u ask for somewhere quiet when you booked idot!?
I thi nk the idiot is you – how do i or anyone know when we book online the other side of the world when the websites say how wonderful the resort it – do you think they say theres 130dB musik until 7am in the morning! Im sure if they did all these trance hippy people will happily spend 2000bhat per night to wash their dreadlocks in the pool and relax on the pool chairs. Bull shitt !
Your blatantly a local anyway how stupid do u think the people that read this sight are? Actually dont answer that question:) No parties no tourists! as said before on this sight people will just go koh samet/chang instead cheaper, nearer to bangers, less crime or even go samui which very similair to phangan just more developed(and less parties),but phangan be the same soon anyway, you will never get enough high end tourists in phangan to sustain the economy even if all parties stopped, not gonna happen, unless airport does and that aint gonna as island to small to have tourist numbers to sustain it! sympathise with every1 in the baan tai area and whole heartedly support a party zone but clamping down in haad riin would be economic suicide for the island!as for above comment if you booked where your staying before you got there NOT EVEN AT FULL MOON TIME(rarely anywhere full at this time) then no one to blame but yourself!! also if i was gonna spend 10 000 baht id do a bit of research first and you would have soon known what haad riin is like,phangan is a big(small compared to others but try walking it) and very beatiful island,and has more cultre than koh tao could ever have, and you stayed in worst bit,so whos laughing now ha ha;) Would also like to add the party’s though maybe not every night were ther a long time b4 most of the buisnesses and have made all the land owners in haad riin filthy rich so how any1 can moan bout haad riin is beyond me!!!
me local in hadrin bisness not good. people come small time for party and go. not good. no spend money. give big problem. me not happy. friends not happy. bisness very bad. how you say party good no one spend money. problem farang. big fighting big problem. hadrin better then this. not like this before. must stop problem. stop party. very tired. you not undrstand you not in hadrin. you farang. we thai and we not happy.
Im afraid to say my friend you are not alone in your buisness struggling things not been so bad with buisness in the uk for a long time, and things in america no better, the next couple of years are going to be tough for people all over the world not just haad rin!!! If there was no parties in haad rin it would be a small fishing village with not so many tourists like chaloklam probaly less cos of the killer hills, so got to keep things in perspective cant bite the hand that feeds you!!
Sounds like the parties almost over! Short sighted thinking has all but distroyed what was once a beautiful island.