Category Archives: shopping

Supermarket Wars

UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was right after all. Competition does lead to better variety and value for money for the consumer. Or at least this is the case for supermarket shopping on the Thai island of Koh Phangan, where the opening of retail giant Makro’s first store on the 26th February 2013 has seen the existing supermarkets expand …

Makro in Koh Phangan

Makro is originally a Dutch shop based around the idea of cash and carry warehouses for retailers who belonged to the Makro club. Since its modest beginnings in 1968 the idea has caught on around Europe and now in Asia. There is already a successful Makro store in Koh Samui. The Koh Phangan Makro is scheduled to open very soon – February 20th, 2014. …

10 Best Shops in Thong Sala

Although Haad Rin has more of a commercial and tourist vibe than Thong Sala, it is the main port town that you should head for if you want to do some serious shopping in Koh Phangan. Thong Sala over the last few years has acquired some excellent shopping options. You can buy a wide variety of products in Thong Sala. And when you need a break there are …