Hello there and a warm & happy welcome back to Koh Phangan Island News – the one and only independent news network keeping you misinformed about what is really going on here, on the Island of Madness, formerly better known as Koh Phangan Paradise Island.
Well, my dear Phangan Lovers out there 😉 Where to start?
First of all my deepest gratitude goes to all my beloved Phangan friends out there and their massive support by sharing their opinions on this nice and uncensored public platform called Koh Phangan Island News. Thanks really a lot for that and please keep posting your marvelous island wisdom madness as your opinion does matter and we really do appreciate that – thanks.
While browsing through the most recent comments posted here at Koh Phangan Island News website Becki could definitely sense lots of frustration and some people even suggested to better stop fighting and sit back and let the dark evil forces finally destroy this nice little paradise island because now after years of posting and publishing the awful truth it feels like we are losing the battle.
Quote: “I see that Becki has not posted any new articles for some time and has removed the parties sections so one can only assume he feels similar and has had some intimidation towards him for some of the articles.”
So … my first message to all of you … there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and let’s better hope that this isn’t just another wicked train travelling towards us 😉
Secondly … Never give up! Never surrender 😉 There is always hope around the next corner. And if you think there isn’t then please look again. Change your perspective! Change your way of thinking and you will realize that there is always hope somewhere out there – trust me!
And again … this time in big capital and bold letters -> NEVER GIVE UP! NEVER SURRENDER!
I know from my very own experiences that this is a tough way to go. Sometimes it feels easy and delightful; sometimes it feels hard and steep. Even exhausting … but the awful truth has to be told and always remember the light is constantly with you. If you think you can’t see or feel it … then pause for a second and have a look again. It’s always somewhere just next to you but you probably have been too busy speaking with yourself not being able to even recognize it. Stop for a second … take a deep breath … and then have a look again 😉
Well … this sounds a lot like Becki’s freaking spiritual teachings (which you never actually should listen to anyway!) so I better stop right there and go back to our main point of concern -> Techno Party Battlefield Baan Tai Village.
So … what’s the news then you might ask?
Apparently, the famous Half Moon Festival has been shut down at 2 am March 18th 2009!
Finally after lots and lots of efforts and an endless amount of energy the (corrupt?) local Koh Phangan authorities, chief of district and police, got their asses kicked again by higher forces from capital city Bangkok and Suratthani.
On 18th March 2009 a public meeting was held at Wat Pho temple in Baan Tai village to find a final solution to the problem caused by the local Koh Phangan Party organizers like Half Moon Festival, Black Moon Culture, Jungle Experience and the beloved evil Shiva Moon Party Family.
Approximately 150 local Thai people from Baan Tai village attended the public meeting at Wat Pho temple and for now Becki doesn’t want to go into too many details as I would like to dedicate another separate article to this meeting. So … more coming soon!
The final conclusion of that meeting in a short form:
Only 4 all night long parties will be allowed in Baan Tai village. Namely Half Moon Festival, Black Moon Culture, Jungle Experience & Shiva Moon Party. Furthermore there will be no more new parties allowed!
Each party organizer will get permissions for only one party each month and the party has to shut down 6 am sharp. This is the final party arrangement the people of Baan Tai village agreed to!
Again … I will soon post more details about this awesome meeting 😉
So … that’s the big news on the Island of Madness but I would really like to show you the development of the thrilling events during the last couple of weeks in a chronological order.
Well … let’s start with beginning of last months February 2009. Exactly during that time when Koh Phangan Island News Headquarters decided to publish the most controversial and also judgmental article about Techno Party Battlefield Baan Tai village, the local (corrupt?) authorities from the Island of Madness, chief of district and police, finally got contacted and being issued a warning by some higher authorities from the mainland in Suratthani and capital city Bangkok.
By the way, all party zone articles are up and online again to provide you an overview of the happenings of the last 3 years. A good point to start reading is here as it links to all the previous articles.
Then just shortly after we published our masterpiece banishing all parties in and around Baan Tai village we received some strange anonymous phone calls at our secret underground base facilities.
“Hey Beckmann, you better shut the fuck up! You’re mafia and we think it is better for you to leave the island! If you don’t stop now you better watch your head as something might start happening to you and then you will know who we are!”, the anonymous phone caller said.
Well … Becki sort of expected some wicked island insanity to happen and then 2-3 days later a young but mostly angry Thai bloke showed up at my place with a not so very friendly looking face to send me another warning. He left without saying a word but the message was obvious and more than crystal clear.
The next day Becki received some internal forwarded warnings from some party organizers via a good friend of mine and the message was one more time more than easy to understand.
Becki, there are only two options! You have to leave the island or take your website offline!
Well … taking Koh Phangan Island News website offline was indeed not an option as we live in a free world and the power of free speech should indeed not be suppressed in any way.
So the next night Becki finally had the very rare pleasure listening to some gunfire at my place while sitting on the veranda doing whatever I was doing. Three warning shots have been fired from a distance and Becki could hear the bullets dashing through the coconut palm tree leaves next to my house. Impressive!
Again … the message was more than obvious! Peace, love and dance? Come and satisfy your soul? You better decide!
A few days later, 17th February 2009, another internal emergency meeting had been held at the district office and finally the first parties had been shut down by 2 am. First Jungle Experience 19th February 2009, then Baan Sabai, Destination Party, etc …
At that point, with the friendly and outstanding support from our Senior Techno Party Analyst, Dr. Prof. M.A.D. Amber Holland, from the United States of America, we finally decided to temporarily remove all critical party zone articles for the moment being.
Koh Phangan Island News finally had the impression that our agenda was showing the first results and therefore decided to calm down the more than hot emotions by temporarily moving the judgmental party articles into the archive section.
Not just because of all the recent threats from some party organizers!
Free speech is an important tool and should not be allowed to be suppressed or censored! But once the necessary results have been achieved it’s a good time to calm down and relax a bit to avoid collateral damage. This is not about war … fighting each other. This is about improving things to find a better solution for everyone and keep real peace in Baan Tai village.
Join us in becoming human again! Spread the word and help make Koh Phangan a better place – thanks!
To be continued …