Author Archives: Anders Harrison

Phangan Golf Range

Koh Samui has some impressive golf facilities. The jewel in the crown for Koh Samui golf is the Santiburi Samui Country Club near Meanam. It is an 18 hole championship course used in the PGA Asian Tour. Just as Koh Phangan is very different to Koh Samui, so Phangan Golf Range is very different to Santiburi Samui Country Club. For a start is not connected …

How to get from Koh Phangan to Koh Phi Phi

  To get from Koh Phangan to Koh Phi Phi you have three options: Book a joint ticket direct from Thong Sala in Koh Phangan to Koh Phi Phi Go to Surat Thani town and book a direct joint ticket from there to Koh Phi Phi Do it yourself with a ferry from Koh Phangan to Surat Thani city, a bus from Surat Thani town to Krabi, and then connect with the …

Longtail Boats of Southern Thailand

‘Longtail’ boats, or reua hang yao as they are called in Thai, operate through the Southern Thai Islands. The design concept dates back hundreds of years and is closely related to the design style of the boats of the Moken (‘Sea Gypsy’) people who originated further south in what is now Malaysia. There has, though, been one big …

Soho Bar in Thongsala

  A new smart bar has opened in Thongsala in June, 2015. It is called the Soho Bar. It is located opposite the Pantip Food Market. It looks like a great new addiction to the growing foodie scene on the island. Decor The bar has a classic two tone décor with an open front to provide customers with a natural breeze as well as a view of the people …

Best Club Night in Haad Rin – Fubar Monday Sessions

Although Haad Rin is most famous for its epic Full Moon Party, it is a town that never has enough of DJs making crowds hop to the beat. Never too loud, never too late and never too wasted to refuse another. The streets and the beach always hosting those sleeping it off pay testament to this proposition.   Full Moon Party Lots of reviews of the …

Special Food at Baanpanburi Village

Thai food is great. However, most people visiting Thailand only experience a small range of dishes such as green curry, masaman curry, and pad Thai. To really experience good Thai food you need to seek out restaurants where they serve a more extensive range of dishes. If you are in Thong Nai Pan, on Koh Phangan, a good bet would be to go for dinner …

Phangan Colour Moon Festival 2014

  Location: Thong Sala Pier Dates: 9th to 13th December 2014 Cost: Free Phangan Colour Moon had its opening night on the 9th December 2014. It has never been held before and marks the start of something new for Koh Phangan: an event successfully organised by the Island and Regional governments which appeals to both Thais and tourists alike. Normally …

First Museum in Koh Phangan

It is a minor landmark moment for Koh Phangan. The island now has its first municipal museum. The museum is located in the retired battle ship, HMS Phangan moored at a pier in Thongsala. Although only a small museum it demonstrates that Koh Phangan is growing in stature as a destination in Thailand. HMS Phangan HMS Phangan has been moored in the main …
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