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Here you will find news about Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. We are focusing on news concerning tourism, events, developments, local attractions, environmental issues, celebrations and traveling in Thailand in general.

We don't focus that much on crime, accidents, political issues etc. as most other regional news recourses cover these topics.

We are updating the news regularly, so check back regularly to stay updated!


The new Thai King
New King of Thailand


The son of Bhumibol Adulyadej, was officially proclaimed King Maha Vajiralongkorn (Or Rama X) yesterday.

Vajiralongkorn was born in Bangkok in 1952 and he is the only son of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit.

Long Live the King!

Dec 2, 2016, 8:23 am

King Bhumibol Dies at age 88
HM King has Died


Today, October 13, a very sad announcement was made. The Thai King, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Also known as: Rama IX) has died, 88 years old.

We would like to express our deepest condolences to the Royal Family and to the Thai people, who truly loved their King.

Oct 13, 2016, 8:31 pm


New Year 2016
Happy New Year 2016!


Kohsamui.org wish you all a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016!

We have to admit that we did not update this website much in 2015. Sorry for this! We are a very small team and we simply had to prioritize another project just to let our company survive. 2016 will be VERY DIFFERENT! Just come back regularly and you will see for yourself.

Dec 31, 2015, 8:45 pm


Long Live the Thai King
Thai King turns 87


The Thai King, Bhumibol Adulyadej turns 87 years old today!

The whole Thai people and Kohsamui.org wish His Majesty a wonderful birthday and a long and healthy life! We also wish all Thai fathers a Happy Fathers Day!

Dec 5, 2014, 3:42 pm

Hannah and David
UK Police Returns Home


British police have returned home from Thailand after reviewing the investigation of the murder of two Britons, Hannah Witheridge and David Miller, on Koh Tao island in September.

They will compile a report is which is expected to be released shortly.

Nov 12, 2014, 10:28 pm

Thai New Year 2014
Happy Songkran 2014!


We would really like to wish all of you a Happy Thai New Year (Songkran)! If you're in Thailand and are going to drive your bike or car, please be very careful. There are far to many road accidents already!


Apr 13, 2014, 9:23 pm

Central Festival Grand Opening
Central Festival Opening


Tomorrow, March 29, it ist time for the grand opening of Central Festival shopping mall in Chaweng, Koh Samui.

This is by far the largest shopping mall on the island, but the building is not that tall, so it will probably blend in rather well in the tropical environment.

March 28, 2014, 3:48 pm

Some of the best islands in the world
Koh Tao is World Class!


Koh Tao (a popular scuba diving destination, situated north of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan) has been ranked as the 10th best island destination in the world by users in TripAdvisor’s 2014 Travellers’ Choice Awards.

Congratulations from Kohsamui.org!

Mar 2, 2014, 12:12 pm

Motorbike crashes into 7-Eleven
Bike Crash into 7-Eleven


Yesterday afternoon, an unknown driver lost control of his/her motorbike and crashed into a 7-Eleven convenience store close to the fresh food market in Lamai.

I wonder if the staff got surprised when this unexpected guest entered?!

Feb 26, 2014, 4:12 pm

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A thief snatching a bag from a lady
Two Thieves Busted


Two Algerians accused of stealing a handbag from a female tourist in Lamai, Koh Samui have been arrested in Phuket.

The police could arrest them because of a CCTV clip that was posted on Facebook by the restaurant (Srinuan) and shared by MANY.

Feb 25, 2014, 12:45 pm

Died from choking
Aussie Choked to Death


A 71-year old Australian citizen was choked to death yesterday from eating an omelette with minced pork.

Medical staff were rushed to the restaurant, but they were not able to save his life.

Our condolences and sympathies to his family and friends.

Feb 8, 2014, 11:03 pm

Breaking News
Bangkok Shutdown Info


As you may already know, a political group, People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) is planning to "shut down" parts of inner city Bangkok, starting from Monday the 13th. They are in opposition of the current government in Thailand.

We are updating our news blog daily about this matter. Please get the details at:

 Bangkok Shutdown info

Jan 10, 2014, 5:10 am

Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa Koh Samui
Green Re-certification


Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa has successfully received a Global Green re-certification, because of its efforts to protect the environment. Energy and water consumption, as well as packaging have been minimized. The resort also combats pollution through reducing, recycling and reusing waste.

 Book a room at Anantara

Jan 6, 2014, 6:51 am

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