• Mon, 13 May 2019 12:23
    Hunt for man who raped Norwegian tourist on Koh Pha-ngan
    Police on Koh Phangan have launched a manhunt for a man who allegedly raped a Norwegian tourist early Sunday after she had spent time at the Half Moon party late Saturday night, a police spokesman said Sunday.
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  • Mon, 18 Mar 2019 17:26
    Suspects arrested on Koh Phi Phi following attack on American American
    Krabi Police say that they have arrested the second of three young men who alleged attacked an American tourist on Koh Phi Phi on March 9.
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  • Fri, 08 Feb 2019 01:00
    Techno for all the senses
    5 Senses Thailand a new multiday music festival taking place on Koh Phangan, Surat Thani is back for its second year just in time to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
  • Thu, 03 Jan 2019 18:25
    Tourists flee Thai islands as Tropical Storm Pabuk closes in
    Tens of thousands of tourists have fled some of Thailand's most popular islands and resort areas as Tropical Storm Pabuk closes in and threatens to batter the southern part of the kingdom with heavy rains, winds and seven-metre (22-foot) waves.
  • Sun, 25 Feb 2018 14:10
    Crackdown on unlicensed hostels on tourist islands
    A combined force of military and police in Surat Thani province began regulating hostel operators on Koh Samui on Saturday.
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  • Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:30
    Raja Ferry Port company rating put at ‘BB+’
    TRIS Rating has affirmed the company rating of Raja Ferry Port PLC (RP) at “BB+”. The rating reflects RP’s entrenched business position in ferry operations from the Don Sak pier (Surat Thani province) to Koh Samui and to Koh Phangan with a track record of over 35 years.
  • Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:14
    Passenger boats to Koh Phangan, Koh Tao suspend services
    Passenger boats from Surat Thani’s Don Sak pier to Koh Phangan and Koh Toh remained suspended for the second day on Thursday as the sea was still rough with waves as high as four metres.
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  • Fri, 08 Sep 2017 11:35
    Soi Dog Foundation expands canine sterilisation, vaccination programme
    The Soi Dog Foundation on Friday started its canine sterilisation and vaccination programme in Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan to prevent further unwanted dogs being born, eliminate rabies, create a smaller, healthier and more sustainable population of dogs, and improve the environment for both animals and humans. 
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  • Sun, 25 Dec 2016 12:56
    Beats, booze and bodypaint: full moon party defies Thai troubles
    KOH PHANGAN, Thailand - For many ravers on the tropical oasis of Koh Phangan, the origins of the Thai island's debauched full moon parties are as hazy as their memories of the beach bash the next morning.
  • Sun, 23 Jun 2013 00:00
    Koh Samui to tackle tourism problems
    Rental motorcycle, traffic congestion, fake alcohol products, migrant labours and local mafia are highlighted as the most urgent issues for Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, if the island destinations are to restore tourist confidence.
  • Thu, 03 Jan 2013 00:00
    Family of Briton killed "devastated at loss"
    Family of Stephen Ashton, a Briton, killed by a stray bullet while celebrating the new year on Koh Phangan on Tuesday have issued a statement, saying "as a family, we are completely devastated by the loss of Stephen from our lives.
  • Thu, 03 Jan 2013 00:00
    Surat Thani discuss banning guns from Koh Phangan
    Surat Thani authorities on Thursday held an urgent meeting to discuss the possibility of banning guns from Koh Phangan after a British man was caught in the crossfire between two groups of Thai men on New Year's day.
  • Wed, 02 Jan 2013 00:00
    Thai man charged with murder of British holidaymaker
    Police have arrested a 26-year-old Thai man for allegedly killing a British holidaymaker who was caught in the crossfire between two groups of Thai men on the first day of 2013 in Surat Thani's Koh Phangan district.
  • Wed, 05 Dec 2012 00:00
    Angry foreign tourists leave Samui, Phangan following blackout
    Some foreign tourists cut short their holidays and left Koh Samui and Koh Phangan following blackouts on both islands since Tuesday caused by electrical short circuits on the main underground cable, a source said Wednesday.
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