Just recently Koh Phangan Island News headquarters detected another user comment about the current party zone situation on Koh Phangan Island in one of the main media newspapers from Thailand, called Bangkok Post.
The comment of the anonymous user named ‘Desperate’ was published by Bangkok Post 20th January 2008 in the postbag section.
Clean up the drug parties!
I read the interview with Pol Lt-Gen Wuthi Liptapallop (InSight, Jan 13) with great interest. I learned that he is determined to fight the drug problem in Thailand.
In Koh Pha Ngan in Surat Thani the main problem are the parties around Bantai village, halfway between Thongsala and Haad Rin (Full Moon Party).
Shivamoon, Halfmoon, Blackmoon and Jungle Party are also big events on the island attracting large crowds abusing excessively all kinds of narcotics and illegal substances. These parties run from 9 p.m. until noon the next day, hammering their terrible noise into the open air, leaving many villagers sleepless all night.
Imagine those night-long, noise polluting, most disturbing events happening in your area, or seeing these drugged individuals walking in your street. No need to mention fatalities and injuries, the rising amount of drug related accidents, robberies and house break-ins.
In other major tourist areas in Bangkok, Phuket or Koh Samui, entertainment venues have to close at 2 a.m. Enforcing that measure on the above mentioned places would reduce the problems. Better, of course, would be a total and nonnegotiable ban, especially in and near residential areas, to bring back peace and a good night’s sleep.
Last but not least, these days people are just talking about the ‘Kids on Drugs Parties’ on Koh Phangan. Can the Ministry of Tourism and the Tourism Authority of Thailand accept that rather dubious reputation?
Is it really worthwhile to promote the touristic development of Koh Pha Ngan on this basis?
Please help to get the island clean and the situation under control.