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Here you will find news about Thailand, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. We are mainly adding news concerning tourism, events, the weather, developments, environmental issues, celebrations and fun in general. We are not a replacement for other news recourses as we don't focus that much on crime, accidents, politics etc.




2010



Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Partly Cloudy Afternoon


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Weather:  The morning was sunny but it's partly cloudy during the early afternoon.

Degrees:  30 °C / 86 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

Dec 19, 2010, 2.00 pm


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays Everyone!


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Kohsamui.org would like to wish all our visitors a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! In 2011 we will update and improve Kohsamui.org more than ever before. Let's make it our New Year's resolution!

Dec 18, 2010, 7.30 pm


Bangkok - A cheap City

Bangkok - 2nd Cheapest City


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The price comparison site PriceRunner has ranked Bangkok as the second cheapest city in the world. Only Mumbai, India, is cheaper out of 32 compared cities.

Dec 12, 2010, 9.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Sunny - After Rainy Days


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Weather:  The weather was great this after a week with a lot of rain.

Degrees:  30 °C / 86 °F.

Wind:  Rather calm winds.

Dec 9, 2010, 7.30 pm


HM

HM the King turns 83


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His Majesty the King, Bhumibol Adulyadej is celebrating his 83rd birthday tomorrow, Dec 5.

Kohsamui.org wish the King a really Happy Birthday and a long and healthy life!

Dec 4, 2010, 3.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

A Sunny Day


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Weather:  Plenty of sunshine and only a few clouds.

Degrees:  30 °C / 86 °F.

Wind:  Calm winds.

Nov 25, 2010, 6.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

A Perfect Day!


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Weather:  A sunny day and a partly cloudy afternoon.

Degrees:  30 °C / 86 °F.

Wind:  Calm to moderate winds.

Nov 22, 2010, 6.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Sunny until 1 pm


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Weather:  A sunny morning and day, but a cloudy / gray afternoon.

Degrees:  29 °C / 84 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

Nov 21, 2010, 4.30 pm


W Retreat opened in Samui

W Retreat Opened in Samui


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The five star resort chain W Hotels has opened its first resort in Southeast Asia. And it is on the island of Koh Samui! This luxury resort is situated in Maenam on the east coast of the island.

Nov 16, 2010, 10.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Mixed Weather Today


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Weather:  The morning was sunny, the afternoon was rainy and it was partly cloudy at sunset.

Degrees:  27 °C / 81 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

Nov 16, 2010, 9.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Alert

Tropical Depression


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It has been raining non-stop all night and the wind is rather intense. It is a ideal day for staying home reading books and magazines, or watching DVD movies etc.

Do not go swimming today!

Nov 2, 2010, 9.30 am


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Several Rain Showers Today


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Weather:  Several heavy rain showers today. Light grey sky in the afternoon.

Degrees:  27 °C / 81 °F.

Wind:  Calm winds.

Oct 29, 2010, 5.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Light Grey Sky Today


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Weather:  Partly cloudy day and rather grey sky this afternoon.

Degrees:  31 °C / 88 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

Oct 26, 2010, 4.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Sunny - Some White Clouds


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Weather:  Blue skies and sunshine. Some small white clouds.

Degrees:  33 °C / 91 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

Oct 23, 2010, 1.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Sunny and Blue Skies


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Weather:  Although it is the rainy season, the weather was great today with blue skies and sunshine.

Degrees:  33 °C / 91 °F.

Wind:  Calm.

Oct 20, 2010, 6.00 pm


Drilling outside Koh Samui?

Company Postpones Drilling


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NuCoastal Limited is likely to postpone their plans to drill for natural gas outside Samui for at least a year. A few other companies also plan to drill for gas or/and oil in the region. Many inhabitants of Samui have strongly opposed the plans.

Oct 8, 2010, 3.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Light Grey Skies Today


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Weather:  Light grey skies today. Drizzle in the morning.

Degrees:  29 °C / 84 °F.

Wind:  Calm.

Oct 7, 2010, 4.00 pm


New hotel reservation system

New Hotel Booking System


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We have changed our previous hotel reservation system to a much more user friendly one. It allows you to make advanced searches to find your hotel faster. You're also able to change currency easily.

Link: The new reservation system

Sept 27, 2010, 1.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Blue Sky and Sunny


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Weather:  A very nice and sunny day with blue skies. Almost no clouds.

Degrees:  34 °C / 93 °F.

Wind:  Calm.

Sept 24, 2010, 8.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

A Partly Cloudy Tuesday


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Weather:  A partly cloudy Tuesday. The sky is more grey than blue.

Degrees:  31 °C / 88 °F.

Wind:  Calm winds.

Sept 14, 2010, 6.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Rain and Thunder in Evening


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Weather:  A partly cloudy day and rain and some thunder in the evening.

Degrees:  29 °C / 84 °F.

Wind:  Calm to moderate winds.

Sept 10, 2010, 8.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Rather Grey Skies


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Weather:  A partly cloudy morning and rather grey skies this afternoon.

Degrees:  31 °C / 88 °F.

Wind:  Calm winds.

Sept 6, 2010, 3.30 pm


Samui Marathon 2010

Samui Island Marathon 2010


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On Sept 19 the Princess's Cup - Samui Island Marathon is held in Koh Samui. The main sponsor is Bangkok Airways and the total prize money is 3 Million Baht!

Further information


Saturday Sept 4, 2010, 6.30 pm


Samui International Jazz Music Festival - 2010

Samui Jazz Festival 2010


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The Samui International Jazz Music Festival is held Sept 24-30 on 11 stages (!) in Chaweng, Bo Phut and Lamai. Many internationally recognized musicians are coming!

The official website


August 29, 2010, 9.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Overcast Weather Today


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Weather:  Partly cloudy sky in the morning. Grey skies during the day and some rain in the evening.

Degrees:  29 °C / 84 °F.

Wind:  Calm to moderate.

August 29, 2010, 9.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Mostly Grey Skies Today


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Weather:  Grey and rainy morning, but rather sunny from noon until 3pm. Grey skies in the afternoon

Degrees:  31 °C / 88 °F.

Wind:  Calm.

August 13, 2010, 5.00 pm


HM Queen Sirikit

78th Birthday of Queen Sirikit


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Her Majesty Queen Regent Sirikit's 78th birthday is celebrated all over Thailand tomorrow. We and the whole Kingdom wish her a very happy birthday and a long, healthy life! We also would like to wish all mothers a great Mother's Day!

August 11, 2010, 2.00 pm


Samui Film Festival

Two more days of movies


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Do not miss the Samui Film Festival 2010. You still have two more days! The event is held at Tamarind Springs Forest Spa in the Lamai area. All information regarding program, tickets and location is found here

August 7, 2010, 1.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Blue sky and thin clouds


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Weather:  Sunny and clear skies, except from some thin clouds.

Degrees:  34 °C / 93 °F.

Wind:  Calm to moderate.

August 6, 2010, 12.30 pm


Sensei Geoff Pickup

Sensei tragically killed


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The Koh Samui resident and respected Karate Sensei (Master), Geoff Pickup was tragically killed in a motorbike accident on the mainland last month. We would like to send our deepest condolences to his family and his many friends.

August 5, 2010, 3.00 pm


Lamai walking street sign

Lamai Walking Street


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On Sundays, Lamai Beach Road is transformed into a walking street and no cars or bikes are allowed before 10 pm. Vendors are lined up and they sell everything from food to clothing. Come and enjoy!

August 2, 2010, 5.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

A partly cloudy Sunday


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Weather:  It has been partly cloudy today. Som light rain at 1.30 pm. A rather sunny afternoon.

Degrees:  33 °C / 91 °F.

Wind:  Rather calm winds.

August 1, 2010, 7.30 pm


Kill the drill

Holding hands around Samui


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If you also think drilling (for oil or gas) outside Samui is pure madness, please come and hold hands around the Samui ring road on July 31, 2010 at 10 am. Have a look, and if you agree, please join the Facebook group found here

July 27, 2010, 8.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Grey skies this morning


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Weather:  The sky is grey this morning. It might rain soon.

Degrees:  30 °C / 86 °F.

Wind:  A refreshing breeze.

July 22, 2010, 10.30 am


Chevron - Go home!

No to rigs outside Samui!


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Kohsamui.org and probably a huge majority of the inhabitants in Koh Samui say a clear and loud NO to Chevron's plans to place oil / gas rigs in the Gulf of Thailand, not far from Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao.

July 22, 2010, 10.30 am


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

A nice day in Samui!


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Weather:  Sunny, blue sky and only a few bright white clouds.

Degrees:  33 °C / 91 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

July 20, 2010, 8.00 pm


Lomprayah - Donsak - Samui

45 minutes to Koh Samui


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Lomprayah will operate a new route from Donsak to Samui island with speed catamarans. The travel time is estimated to 45 minutes only and the route will begin July 24.

July 14, 2009, 4.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

A partly cloudy day today


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Weather:  It was a partly cloudy day today in Koh Samui.

Degrees:  33 °C / 91 °F.

Wind:  Rather calm.

July 11, 2010, 7.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Sunny morning, cloudy day


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Weather:  Sunny morning but a cloudy afternoon. Rather gray sky in the early evening.

Degrees:  31 °C / 88 °F.

Wind:  Rather calm.

July 2, 2010, 7.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Mostly cloudy today


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Weather:  The sky was gray this morning, and it has been a cloudy day and a rather grey afternoon.

Degrees:  33 °C / 91 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

June 28, 2010, 6.30 pm


News Alert

40 injured in boat accident


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Two speedboats collided yesterday, on the way from Samui Island to Phangan Island for the Full Moon Party. Several tourists and locals were thrown into the water and 40 people were injured and rushed to hospitals. Fortunately, almost all passengers wore life jackets.

June 27, 2009, 1.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Clear blue sky and sun


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Weather:  Blue sky and sunny today. Almost no clouds.

Degrees:  33 °C / 91 °F.

Wind:  Rather calm.

June 14, 2010, 2.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Similar as two days ago


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Weather:  The morning was sunny but the afternoon was mostly cloudy and windy. Some rain in the northern parts of the island.

Degrees:  34 °C / 93 °F.

Wind:  Rather fresh winds.

June 4, 2010, 5.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Sunny day, grey afternoon


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Weather:  The morning and day was sunny but the sky is light grey this afternoon.

Degrees:  34 °C / 93 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

June 2, 2010, 5.30 pm


Thailand news blog

News Blog about Thailand


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Today we launched a news blog about Thailand where we will report current news and events from the Kingdom. We will update it several times a week, most often daily. Please have a look here

May 24, 2010, 6.00 pm


Berjaya Air

New Berjaya Air schedule


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Berjaya Air have changed their Koh Samui - Kuala Lumpur schedule. Flights departs on Thursday and Sundays. Both from Samui - KL and KL - Samui. For further info, please go to their official website here

May 24, 2010, 5.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Mostly sunny - Thin clouds


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Weather: Mostly sunny in Samui today, but some thin Cirrostratus clouds seen in the afternoon.

Degrees:  35 °C / 95 °F.

Wind:  No or moderate winds.

May 24, 2010, 5.00 pm


Political situation in Thailand

Samui not much affected


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The political political turmoil and clashes in the capital has not affected the daily life in Samui much, except of a reduction in the number of tourists (as in all Thailand).

May 2, 2010, 2.30 pm


No visa fees

No fees for tourist visas


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The Thai Government has decided to extend the fee exemption for tourist visas. Foreign tourists will not be subjected to a visa fee. The regulation will be in effect from May 11, 2010 until 31 March 31, 2011.

April 30, 2010, 6.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Mostly sunny today


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Weather: Yesterday was gray but today the sky is blue and the sun is shining. Just a few small clouds.

Degrees:  35 °C / 95 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

April 29, 2010, 5.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

A cloudy day today


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Weather: A mostly sunny morning but a cloudy afternoon. Very hot.

Degrees:  35 °C / 95 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

April 16, 2010, 5.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Blue skies, sunny and hot!


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Weather: The day was sunny and hot and the sky was blue.

Degrees:  34 °C / 93 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

April 14, 2010, 4.00 pm


Happy Songkran 2010

สุขสันต์วันสงกรานต์ - Songkran!


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Kohsamui.org wish you all a great, funny AND SAFE Songkran! Songkran is the traditional Thai New Year and is celebrated all over the country. Our thoughts are also with everyone affected by the recent riots in Bangkok.

April 12, 2010, 10.00 pm


Coffee Lalla in Laem Sor

Yes, there are B&Bs in Samui


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There are some Bed and Breakfast places on the island, but not many are as cozy as Coffee Lalla in Laem Sor. The B&B is situated 80 meters from the beach and has a pool.

Email: reservation@coffeelalla.com
Telephone: +66 883 857 660

April 1, 2010, 12.30 am


Samui Sawadee.com Regatta 2010

Soon time for the Regatta


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The yearly Samui Sawadee.com Regatta is held from May 31 until June 5. The sailing race has become a yearly tradition in Samui and the headquarter is situated in Chaweng.

Further information is found here

March 31, 2010, 11.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Partly cloudy today


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Weather: There was some rain this night but the morning was rather fine. The afternoon was mostly cloudy.

Degrees:  29 °C / 84 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

March 31, 2010, 8.00 pm


Please save water in Koh Samui

Please help us to save water


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It has rained so little the last 4-5 months so the water levels are already rather low in the reservoirs on our lovely islands. Please help us to safe some water. You will get great tips here

March 24, 2010, 6.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Nice weather in Samui


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Weather: Blue skies, sunny and occasional clouds on Samui island today.

Degrees:  33 °C / 91 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

March 22, 2010, 6.00 pm


Many new hotels on Koh Phangan

71 Koh Phangan hotels added


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We have now added 71 more hotels and resorts to our Koh Phangan hotel reservation page. The rates are (as usual) very competitive.

Go to our Koh Phangan hotels

March 13, 2010, 7.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Sunny again today


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Weather: The weather was nice today with a lot of sunshine and a few clouds in the sky.

Degrees:  30 °C / 86 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

March 13, 2010, 5.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Today was a rainy day!


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Weather: The rain finally came today after months of sunshine. The sky has (obviously) been gray all day.

Degrees:  28 °C / 82 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

March 11, 2010, 5.00 pm


Samui Marathon 2010

Samui Marathon 2010 Results


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Full Marathon, Koh Samui:

1. Prasert Pisal - 3:34:58
2. Cindy W-Dobrowski - 4:21:06
3. Chamnan Kinleng - 4:41:24

Congratulations from Kohsamui.org!

March 8, 2010, 8.30 pm


New layout

New Layout - Again


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We were not so happy with the last "renovation" of Kohsamui.org (last year) so we are currently changing it again. We will also try to make the site even more user friendly during the process. The new version will be online within two weeks.

March 4, 2010, 5.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Sun shining on the palm trees


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Weather: Blue skies and sunny today as well. And no, we are not making this up ;-)

Degrees:  34 °C / 93 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

March 4, 2010, 4.00 pm


Centara a

Low season prices at Centara


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Centara Villas is offering one of the best accommodation deals at the moment: Almost low season rates in the middle of the high season.

Further information is found here

Feb 21, 2010, 2.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Blue skies this Sunday


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Weather: Still great weather in Koh Samui. A little hazy morning but blue sky and almost no clouds at noon.

Degrees:  32 °C / 90 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

Feb 21, 2010, 1.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Still great weather!


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Weather: Clear blue sky and sunshine the entire day.

Degrees:  32 °C / 90 °F.

Wind:  Rather fresh winds.

Feb 18, 2010, 4.30 pm


Follow Yenit on Facebook

Follow us on Facebook


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Follow our company on Facebook. We are on Facebook, just like you. We are writing about the weather, answering questions and describing our present and future projects.

Link: Follow us on Facebook

Feb 14, 2010, 6.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Clear blue sky today!


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Weather: Blue skies and sunshine the whole day today.

Degrees:  30 °C / 86 °F.

Wind:  Rather fresh winds.

Feb 14, 2010, 5.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Morning sun, cloudy at noon


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Weather: Sunny morning but mostly cloudy at noon.

Degrees:  33 °C / 91 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

Feb 8, 2010, 12.30 pm


Thai photographs

New photo gallery (BETA)


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We are developing a totally new photo gallery that includes pictures from all over Thailand. It is brand new so a few errors are still to be expected.

Link: Thailand photos

Feb 5, 2010, 5.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Mostly blue skies today


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Weather: It was partly cloudy today, but mostly blue skies.

Degrees:  33 °C / 91 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

Feb 5, 2010, 5.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Blue sky and sunshine


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Weather:  A cloudy morning, but blue sky and sunny in the afternoon.

Degrees:  31 °C / 88 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

Jan 29, 2010, 1.30 pm


Khaolak.nu web site

New web site about Khao Lak


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Our team (Yenit Company Limited) has now designed a new travel web guide to Khao Lak in Southeast Thailand. It includes information and hotel reservation.

Link: Khao Lak travel guide

Jan 25, 2010, 4.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Still beautiful weather


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Weather:  Still a blue sky and sunny. Almost no clouds at all.

Degrees:  29 °C / 84 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

Jan 21, 2010, 1.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Blue skies and sunshine


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Weather:  It has been a beautiful day. Blue sky and just a few thin clouds.

Degrees:  31 °C / 88 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

Jan 19, 2010, 5.00 pm


RE:Earth

Re:Earth Festival - 2010


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The Re:Earth project is a two day charity festival (Feb 25-26, 2010 in Chaweng Noi) for sustainable tourism and awareness. Famous Swedish artists including Sahara Hotnights, Timbuktu, Promoe and Looptroop Rockers are performing. Further info is found here

Jan 12, 2010, 2.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Sunny and blue sky


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Weather:  Blue skies and a shining sun today. Some white clouds in the afternoon.

Degrees:  30 °C / 86 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

Jan 12, 2010, 2.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Partly cloudy today


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Weather:  The morning was rather cloudy, but the sun was shining in the afternoon.

Degrees:  31 °C / 88 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

Jan 07, 2010, 6.00 pm




Kohsamui.org News



2009



 
Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Rainy morning, sunny day


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Weather:  It was a rainy night and morning, but blue sky and sunny the whole afternoon.

Degrees:  31 °C / 88 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

Dec 20, 2009, 5.00 pm


Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you all!


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Kohsamui.org would like to wish all our visitors a Merry Christmas and a relaxed holiday, wherever you are!

We hope to see you back in 2010!

Dec 20, 2009, 4.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Mostly cloudy full moon day


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Weather:  A sunny day. Just a few thin clouds on the blue sky.

Degrees:  30 °C / 86 °F.

Wind:  Calm winds.

Dec 16, 2009, 5.00 pm


HM

The Thai King turns 82


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His Majesty the King, Bhumibol Adulyadej is celebrating his 82nd birthday on Dec 5, 2009.

We wish the King a really Happy Birthday and a long and healthy life!

Dec 4, 2009, 4.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Mostly cloudy full moon day


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Weather:  A partly cloudy full moon day. Rather gray sky in the afternoon.

Degrees:  31 °C / 88 °F.

Wind:  Calm today.

Dec 2, 2009, 5.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Cloudy but some sun


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Weather:  A partly cloudy morning. Some occasional sunshine.

Degrees:  29 °C / 84 °F.

Wind:  Rather windy at the moment.

Nov 22, 2009, 09.00 am


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

A windy day!


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Weather:  A rather cloudy day, with a short shower in the afternoon. Very windy in the day, but calm now.

Degrees:  31 °C / 88 °F.

Wind:  Very windy day. Calm now.

Nov 3, 2009, 08.00 pm


Loy Krathong 2009

Loy Krathong!


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We would like to wish all of our visitors a very happy Loy Krathong, 2009! This day Thai people (and some visitors) makes small "boats" of banana leaves and flowers and launch them in the sea or lakes for symbolic renewal and good luck!

Nov 2, 2009, 6.00 pm


The Club Samui

As trendy as can be


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The Kohsamui.org team visited The Club Samui two days ago. It is probably the most trendy nightclub in the Lamai area with professional sound and light systems and we really recommend it. It is located next to Buddy, Northern Lamai beach.

Oct 27, 2009, 3.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Alert

Very sunny 'low season' so far


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This year's rainy season has actually been mostly sunny. Blue sky, hot temperatures and sunshine has been more common than gray skies and showers. We will keep you updated frequently about the weather, so check back often for fresh reports.

Oct 24, 2009, 4.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Sunny day, cloudy afternoon


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Weather:  A sunny morning and a beautiful day. More clouds in the afternoon, but no rain.

Degrees:  31 °C / 86 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

Oct 14, 2009, 6.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Partly cloudy and some wind


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Weather:  Mostly cloudy but some blue spots in the sky at noon. Rather windy.

Degrees:  30 °C / 86 °F.

Wind:  Rather fresh winds.

Oct 8, 2009, 12.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Mostly sunny after rainy days


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Weather:  Today it was mostly sunny, after a week with some showers.

Degrees:  31 °C / 88 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

Oct 3, 2009, 6.30 pm


The financial crisis

Profmil stops construction


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The Profmil Group is a construction company and the former largest single employer in Samui. In an official statement they are announcing that they are temporarily closing down their construction department to stabilize their economic situation.

Sept 25, 2009, 8.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Still sunny and hot


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Weather:  Blue sky and just a few white clouds.

Degrees:  34 °C / 93 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

Sept 21, 2009, 12.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Sunny and blue sky


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Weather:  Today was a sunny day with just a few white clouds in the sky.

Degrees:  34 °C / 93 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

Sept 19, 2009, 6.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Mixed weather today


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Weather:  A sunny morning. Some rain at 3 pm and a partly cloudy afternoon.

Degrees:  34 °C / 93 °F.

Wind:  Rather fresh winds.

Sept 14, 2009, 3.30 pm


Jonath

Swedish Jazz to Samui


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Samui Jazz Vol 3 features the swedish jazz musician Jonathan Fritzén and Thailand's jazz guitarist Changton Kunjara.

The concert is held Sept 26 from 7.30 pm at the promenade of the Samui Park Avenue.

Sept 12, 2009, 11.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Clearing up in the afternoon


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Weather:  Light gray sky in the morning but it is clearing up a little this afternoon. Sunshine at 4 pm.

Degrees:  32 °C / 90 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

Sept 11, 2009, 4.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Partly cloudy, sunny at noon


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Weather:  It was a partly cloudy day today, but plenty of sunshine in the middle of the day.

Degrees:  30 °C / 86 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

Sept 8, 2009, 8.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Still a light gray sky


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Weather:  Still a light gray sky but not as windy as yesterday.

Degrees:  30 °C / 86 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

Sept 5, 2009, 11.30 am


Please keep the islands clean

International Cleanup Day


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In the middle of Sept, Easy Divers and the international Project AWARE Foundation will lead an International Cleanup Day, also in the water around these islands that we all love. If you are interested to participate, just call: 077-473373.

Sept 4, 2009, 12.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Light gray sky at noon


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Weather:  Light gray sky and rather windy. It might rain soon.

Degrees:  32 °C / 90 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

Sept 4, 2009, 12.30 pm


Are you a skilled german writer

Temporary translation job


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Are you talent and skilled in writing in German and also able to translate it perfectly from English? Would you enjoy some extra work?

Please contact us today and tell a little about yourself and your skills!

Sept 3, 2009, 8.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Partly cloudy all day


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Weather:  A partly cloudy day. Rather sunny at noon, but more gray sky in the afternoon.

Degrees:  31 °C / 88 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

Sept 3, 2009, 4.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Mostly gray sky today


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Weather:  The sky has been mostly gray today. Some drizzle in the morning.

Degrees:  28 °C / 82 °F.

Wind:  Almost no wind.

Sept 1, 2009, 4.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Partly cloudy and gray


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Weather:  It was partly cloudy and occasional a gray sky today.

Degrees:  31 °C / 88 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

August 31, 2009, 6.30 pm


Kohsamui.org - 10 Years!

New version of Kohsamui.org


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Today we have changed the first page of Kohsamui.org just as an "appetizer". The rest of the website will be changed within 7 days and the old photo sections will be replaced within 30 days. We hope that you will find the website more user friendly!

August 25, 2009, 5.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Mostly gray sky today


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Weather:  Mostly gray sky today. Some light rain in the morning.

Degrees:  31 °C / 88 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

August 25, 2009, 5.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Rain at noon, sunny afternoon


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Weather:  Samui got some rain today at noon, but the afternoon was mostly sunny.

Degrees:  34 °C / 93 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

August 18, 2009, 6.00 pm


Samui Mala Festival

For a greener, cleaner Samui


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The Samui Mala Festival is held on Sept 19-27. The aim of this green event is to raise awareness of healthy living and environmental issues on Koh Samui. The event is held on several locations of the island. These are all mentioned on the official website.

August 18, 2009, 6.00 pm


Koh Samui blog

New blog on Kohsamui.org


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Olle is a Swedish young man living on Koh Samui. He is describing his daily life in our new blog. The blog is still a BETA version but it will be more complete within a week. Please take a look at it here

August 11, 2009, 6.30 pm


Her Majesty Queen Regent Sirikit

Queen Sirikit's birthday


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On the 12th of August, 2009, Her Majesty Queen Regent Sirikit's 77th birthday is celebrated all over Thailand. Kohsamui.org and the whole Kingdom wish her a very happy birthday and a long and healthy life! We also wish all mothers a pleasant Mother's Day!

August 11, 2009, 6.00 pm


Kohsamui.org - 10 Years!

Soon to launch a new site


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As a part of our 10 year anniversary, the new version of Kohsamui.org is under development and will be launched within a month. The new site will offer more news, a daily updated blog, a more "slick" design and a brand new photo section with fresh photographs etc. Be sure not to miss it.

August 9, 2009, 1.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Partly cloudy sky today


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Weather:  The sky is partly cloudy. More clouds than blue sky at 1 pm.

Degrees:  32 °C / 90 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

August 9, 2009, 1.00 pm


Samui Airport crash

Samui Airport in service again


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The Samui Airport has today resumed operation again after the accident that occurred yesterday.

The Thai authorities will now investigate the exact cause of the crash.

August 5, 2009, 4.30 pm


Koh Samui news alert

Our photos from the accident


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Kohsamui.org was on the airport just an hour after the accident on Samui Airport. This is our pictures from the scene:

Click here to see the photos

August 4, 2009, 9.30 pm


Koh Samui news alert

Accident on Samui Airport


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One hour ago a Bangkok Airways plane sided out of the runway at Samui Airport. Unfortunately there are early reports of both one fatality (the pilot) and several wounded people. Our thoughts are with the affected and their families!

August 4, 2009, 3.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Some Sun - Some Clouds


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Weather:  Rain and windy. Totally gray sky today.

Degrees:  32 °C / 90 °F.

Wind:  Rather strong winds.

August 4, 2009, 2.30 pm


Queen's Cup Preview Golf Tournament

Queen's Cup Preview


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This golf tournament is presented by Sports Authority of Thailand and Bangkok Airways, and it is held in honor of her Majesty Queen Sirikit. Many world top players will attend.

The tournament will be held at the Santiburi Samui Country Club, August 13-16.

July 30, 2009, 5.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Some sun - some clouds
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Weather:  Partly cloudy with occasional sunshine the whole day today.

Degrees:  32 °C / 90 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

July 30, 2009, 5.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Health Tips

Benefits by avoiding red meat


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If you are eating a lot of beef and pork it could be wise to shift some of it to white meat such as chicken, fish and seafood.

1. Your risk of getting cardiovascular disease will probably decrease.

2. Several recent studies have shown that red meat might increase the risk of cancer.

July 25, 2009, 2.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Partly cloudy at 2 pm


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Weather:  A sunny morning, but more clouds after noon. Still rather nice at 2 pm.

Degrees:  34 °C / 93 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

July 25, 2009, 2.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Partly cloudy all day


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Weather:  It was partly cloudy all day today. Most sunshine at noon.

Degrees:  32 °C / 90 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

July 20, 2009, 5.30 pm


THB 900 million for upgrading infrastructure

Improving the infrastructure


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The 900 million Baht that The Finance Ministry has approved for Samui involves:

- Road building: THB 615 million.
- Flood prevention: THB 231 million.
- Road expansion: THB 40 million.
- New lighting posts: THB 4 million.
- New traffic signs: THB 4 million.
- New road barriers: THB 2 million.

July 15, 2009, 4.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Partly cloudy and sun


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Weather:  Rather fine weather today. Blue sky and some thin white clouds.

Degrees:  30 °C / 86 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

July 14, 2009, 12.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Gray sky this Monday


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Weather:  Mostly gray sky today.

Degrees:  30 °C / 86 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

July 13, 2009, 5.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Sunny at 11.30 am


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Weather:  Sunshine, blue sky and some white clouds at daytime.

Degrees:  34 °C / 93 °F.

Wind:  Calm to moderate winds.

July 09, 2009, 11.30 am


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Blue sky and sun


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Weather:  A mostly sunny day with a clear, blue sky, after a partly cloudy morning.

Degrees:  32 °C / 90 °F.

Wind:  Calm to moderate winds.

July 08, 2009, 6.00 pm


Offer at Imperial Boat House

Stay one night - get one free!


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Stay one night at Imperial Boat House Hotel at Choeng Mon beach and get one night free (until the end of July). Ain't that a good deal?!

Further information about the hotel and online reservation is found here

July 07, 2009, 10.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Light gray sky today


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Weather:  Light gray sky today at 3 pm.

Degrees:  32 °C / 90 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

July 06, 2009, 3.20 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

A partly cloudy day


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Weather:  Some sun and some clouds today. Even some thunder and rain at 6 pm.

Degrees:  30 °C / 86 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

July 05, 2009, 6.20 pm


THB 900 million for upgrading infrastructure

900 million for infrastructure!


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The Ministry of Finance in Thailand has allocated 900 million Baht to upgrade the infrastructure of the island, including the ring road. Kohsamui.org (and many, many inhabitants here) are very happy to hear about this and we want to thank the politicians involved in the decision!

July 3, 2009, 7.30 pm


The Koh Samui Trophy 2009

The Koh Samui Trophy 2009


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The Koh Samui Trophy is held on Koh Samui, Sept 19, 2009. The race includes: mountain biking, off road running, sea kayaking and sea swimming with obstacles.

Further information is found here

July 2, 2009, 7.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Blue sky and sun


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Weather:  Sunshine and blue sky today. But some rainfall last night.

Degrees:  32 °C / 90 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

July 2, 2009, 5.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Occasional sunshine


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Weather:  Partly cloudy and some occasional sunshine. Rather hot.

Degrees:  34 °C / 93 °F.

Wind:  Calm to moderate winds.

June 21, 2009, 4.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Still a partly cloudy sky


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Weather:  Mostly gray or partly cloudy sky today.

Degrees:  32 °C / 90 °F.

Wind:  Moderate.

June 18, 2009, 5.30 pm


Samui Jazz Festival

Samui Jazz Festival


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On June 19th starting at 7.30 pm, the Samui Jazz Festival is held. The Brazilian queen of jazz, Popsanova will perform as well as saxophonist Koh Mr. Saxman.

The concert is held at the promenade of the Samui Park Avenue.

June 16, 2009, 7.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Partly cloudy this afternoon


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Weather:  Partly cloudy this afternoon. Some occasional sunshine.

Degrees:  32 °C / 90 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh.

June 16, 2009, 5.00 pm


Midsummer dinner - Koh Samui

Swedish midsummer dinner


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El Dorado Restaurant offer traditional Swedish midsummer dinner on June 19th at 7 pm. The restaurant is situated in Lamai.

El Dorado's website

June 15, 2009, 6.30 pm


Britney to Samui?

Britney Spears to Samui?!


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Rumors say that Britney Spears will spend US$ 250,000 (!) on her stay on Six Senses Hideaway. Kohsamui.org wish her a great time on the island.

June 15, 2009, 6.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Partly cloudy at 3 pm


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Weather:  The sky is partly cloudy with some occasional sunshine.

Degrees:  34 °C / 93 °F.

Wind:  Calm.

June 12, 2009, 3.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Still sunny and hot


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Weather:  Blue sky and sunshine. Almost no clouds at all.

Degrees:  35 °C / 95 °F.

Wind:  Rather fresh.

June 7, 2009, 4.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Sunny, hot and blue sky


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Weather:  Blue sky, sunny and some thin cirrostratus clouds.

Degrees:  35 °C / 95 °F.

Wind:  Rather fresh.

June 5, 2009, 11.30 am


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

The sky clearing up at noon


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Weather:  Partly cloudy with a sky in blue and light gray shades. The weather is clearing up. Some rain in the early morning.

Degrees:  31 °C / 88 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh.

June 4, 2009, 12.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Partly cloudy at 1.30 pm


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Weather:  Blue sky and white clouds.

Degrees:  34 °C / 93 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh.

May 29, 2009, 1.30 pm


Samui Regatta

Sawadee.com Regatta


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It is time for the yearly Regatta on Koh Samui again. It is held from June 1-6th, 2009 and the Regatta Bar is found at Tradewinds Cottage, on Chaweng Beach. There is a daily spectator boat (1,500 baht including Beer and Food). The boat is departing from the Bang Rak pier at 9am, promptly.

May 26, 2009, 2.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Partly cloudy morning today


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Weather:  Partly cloudy and some sunshine in the early morning today.

Degrees:  27 °C / 81 °F.

Wind:  Calm.

May 25, 2009, 7.00 am


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Blue sky, a few white clouds


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Weather:  Blue sky, sunny and a few white clouds.

Degrees:  35 °C / 95 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

May 22, 2009, 3.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Gray sky at 1 pm


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Weather:  Mostly gray sky at 1 pm and (some) risk of rain.

Degrees:  32 °C / 90 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

May 20, 2009, 1.00 pm


Up to 60% discount on rooms 2009

More hotels cut their rates


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More hotels on Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao are now lowering their rates for the remaining of 2009. You are now able to enjoy budget rates on luxury resorts. See the current promotions here

May 18, 2009, 9.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

A partly cloudy sky


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Weather:  Partly cloudy, but "more blue sky than clouds at 2 pm.

Degrees:  32 °C / 90 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

May 18, 2009, 1.00 pm


Samui Film Festival

Samui Film Festival


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The Samui Film Festival is held 14-16 August, 2009 and it is dedicated to independent filmmaking. The themes at this festival are nature and spirit. Tickets are available at 400 baht per evening or 900 baht for a 3 night festival pass. Thai citizens gets a 50% reduction. Further information is found here

May 16, 2009, 8.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Sunny at 4 pm


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Weather:  Gray sky this morning, but sunny in the afternoon.

Degrees:  34 °C / 93 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

May 13, 2009, 4.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Mostly gray sky today


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Weather:  A partly cloudy sky today. Mostly gray at 2 pm.

Degrees:  34 °C / 93 °F.

Wind:  Calm.

May 11, 2009, 2.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Clear blue sky and sunny!


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Weather:  Sunny and a clear blue sky. Hot temperature.

Degrees:  35 °C / 95 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

May 9, 2009, 4.30 pm


Become a Samui Blogger

Become a blogger


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Do you live on Koh Samui, Koh Phangan or Koh Tao? Do you live a life that might interest others? Do you enjoy writing on a continuous basis? Do you master the english language? Do you own a camera? Do you want to update a blog daily for at least a year? Then you are the one we are looking for! Please contact us

May 8, 2009, 12.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Health Tips

Spices can make you slim


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Some spices increases the thermogenic activity in your body which makes you burn some more fat. Chili, mustard, garlic and ginger are four examples. All these, except the mustard, are very common in Thai cooking. So spice up your food and lose a pound or two.

May 7, 2009, 11.30 am


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Sunny and some white clouds


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Weather:  Sunny and some white clouds.

Degrees:  33 °C / 91 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

May 7, 2009, 11.30 am


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Partly cloudy at daytime


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Weather:  Partly cloudy at 1.30 today.

Degrees:  33 °C / 91 °F.

Wind:  Calm to moderate winds.

May 5, 2009, 1.30 pm


Ian Rush to Samui

Ian Rush to Samui again


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Soccer legends Ian Rush, Andy Cole, and Teddy Sheringham will visit a charity football golf event on The Royal Samui Golf and Country Club on June 9, 2009. The court is situated in the mountains north of Lamai, rather close to the IT Complex.

It costs THB 1000 per person to participate.

May 5, 2009, 1.30 pm


Ad sale 2009

40 % discount on banners


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Are you running a business on these islands and need more customers?

We have decided to offer a 40% discount on all our banner packages for every existing and new customer until Dec 31, 2009, due to the global economic downturn!

May 4, 2009, 11.00 pm


Swine flu virus

Still NO cases of H1N1


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There are still no reported cases of the H1N1 influenza virus in Thailand. There has been one confirmed case in China and one in South Korea, but at this date it seems that Asia has been almost spared from the flu.

May 4, 2009, 2.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Light gray sky


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Weather:  Mostly gray sky at daytime.

Degrees:  32 °C / 90 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

May 4, 2009, 1.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Partly cloudy at daytime


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Weather:  Partly cloudy at noon. Some rain last night, but a sunny morning.

Degrees:  34 °C / 93 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

May 2, 2009, 1.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Still NO cases of swine flu


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There are still no reported cases of swine flu in Thailand or Southeast Asia today, May 1. We will of course keep you updated about the situation as long as it is considered as serious.

May 1, 2009, 7.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Hot and sunny!


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Weather:  Blue sky, sunny and really hot.

Degrees:  36 °C / 97 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

May 1, 2009, 12.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Another sunny day!


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Weather:  Mostly blue sky, rather hot and sunny today too.

Degrees:  34 °C / 93 °F.

Wind:  Calm.

April 30, 2009, 6.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

A beautiful day!


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Weather:  A really beautiful day. Blue sky and sunshine. Still high temperatures.

Degrees:  35 °C / 95 °F.

Wind:  Calm.

April 29, 2009, 3.00 pm


Swine flu virus

No cases yet in Thailand


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There are no reported cases of swine flu in Thailand today, April 29. The authorities has installed thermal scanners on most International Airports, including Suvarnabhumi (Bangkok International Airport) and Samui Airport. Kohsamui.org will regularly update this section with any new information regarding the regional status.

April 29, 2009, 1.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Sun and mostly blue sky


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Weather:  Blue sky and sunny, but some haze at noon. Hot temperature.

Degrees:  35 °C / 95 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

April 27, 2009, 1.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

A light gray sky at 3 pm


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Weather:  This afternoon, the sky is light gray. There was some occasional sunshine before noon.

Degrees:  33 °C / 91 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

April 25, 2009, 3.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Morning sun, gray afternoon


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Weather:  A sunny morning, but a gray afternoon.

Degrees:  31 °C / 88 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

April 24, 2009, 6.30 pm


Samui Autistic Unit

Autistic Unit opened on Samui


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Samui Centre of Learning Autistic Unit has now opened. This is a special needs school especially for children diagnosed with autism. The school do of course welcome sponsorship and donations. Learn more here

April 22, 2009, 7.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Partly cloudy and calm


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Weather:  Partly cloudy today, at noon.

Degrees:  33 °C / 91 °F.

Wind:  Calm to moderate winds.

April 22, 2009, 12.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Sunny again!


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Weather:  Blue sky and a few thin clouds.

Degrees:  34 °C / 93 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

April 21, 2009, 1.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Partly cloudy - Mostly gray


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Weather:  Mostly gray sky and cloudy today.

Degrees:  33 °C / 91 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

April 20, 2009, 12.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Blue sky and sunny!


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Weather:  A blue sky and sunshine. Only a few small, light clouds.

Degrees:  34 °C / 93 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

April 15, 2009, 10.30 am


Have a great Songkran

Suk San Wan Songkran!


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We wish all of you a very happy (and maybe also a wet) Songkran celebration April 13-15, 2009 / 2552, where ever you are!

Be careful in the traffic as many accidents unfortunately occur every year!

April 11, 2009, 4.30 pm


Cheaper hotels

Cheaper hotel rooms!


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Many hotels on Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao has lowered their rates due to the global economic downturn and decrease in tourism.

You will find the updated prices and details on our online hotel booking pages

April 11, 2009, 1.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Mostly gray at noon


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Weather:  A rainy night and morning, but partly cloudy at 1 pm.

Degrees:  31 °C / 88 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

April 11, 2009, 1.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Partly cloudy at noon


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Weather:  A rainy night but partly cloudy and some sunshine at noon.

Degrees:  31 °C / 88 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

April 9, 2009, 12.30 pm


Chamber symbol

Chamber of Commerce


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Yenit Company Limited (the company behind Kohsamui.org and many other Thailand related websites) has two key co-workers with Swedish roots. For that reason it was natural to join the Thai - Swedish Chamber of Commerce.

April 8, 2009, 4.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Gray morning, sunny day


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Weather:  Some rain in the early morning. Blue sky and sunny at noon. We hope it stays this way until and during Songkran.

Degrees:  33 °C / 91 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

April 8, 2009, 12.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Gray sky today


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Weather:  A rainy morning and a gray sky at noon.

Degrees:  30 °C / 86 °F.

Wind:  Calm to moderate winds.

April 7, 2009, 1.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Partly cloudy and windy


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Weather:  Some showers in the morning and a mostly gray sky in the middle of the day.

Degrees:  28 °C / 82 °F.

Wind:  Calm to moderate winds.

April 2, 2009, 1.30 pm


Songkran

Be prepared for Songkran


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The Songkran water splashing on Samui normally lasts only 1,5 day. Some people start at April 12, but the real party begins in the morning of April 13 and continues all day. Be VERY careful in the traffic and have great fun! If you do not enjoy getting wet, why not stay at home and read a good book or watch a couple of DVDs for a day.

April 1, 2009, 5.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Partly cloudy and windy


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Weather:  A rainy morning, but partly cloudy (and some sun) at noon.

Degrees:  28 °C / 82 °F.

Wind:  Rather fresh winds.

April 1, 2009, 12.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Partly cloudy but some sun


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Weather:  About same weather as yesterday. A few white clouds on a blue sky. Rather hot temperatures.

Degrees:  34 °C / 93 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

March 26, 2009, 2.30 pm


VIP Visa run to Myanmar

We tested a new visa run


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First Choice Asia has launched a VIP Visa Run service to Myanmar / Burma, with a Toyota Fortuner and lunch at Andaman Club (a five star hotel). Kohsamui.org did test the service and we are very satisfied. Friendly driver and staff, comfortable seats and great lunch. More info: 077-962 392.

March 25, 2009, 2.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

A few white clouds


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Weather:  Blue sky and sunny. A few individual white clouds.

Degrees:  31 °C / 88 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

March 25, 2009, 1.30 pm


Model in Thailand

Miss Thailand candidates visit


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The candidates from this years Miss Thailand Universe is visiting Koh Samui and Koh Phangan at the moment. Tourism Authority of Thailand is hoping this will have a positive effect on the tourism on the island.

March 24, 2009, 1.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Blue sky and sunny!


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Weather:  Sun, blue sky and a only a few white clouds.

Degrees:  35 °C / 95 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

March 23, 2009, 12.45 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Still some haze


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Weather:  A nice, sunny day but there is still some haze. There was some rain and thunder in the early morning.

Degrees:  33 °C / 91 °F.

Wind:  Calm to moderate winds.

March 21, 2009, 11.45 am


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Sunshine, but a little hazy


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Weather:  It has been a sunny day today, but it is a little hazy in the afternoon.

Degrees:  33 °C / 91 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

March 20, 2009, 4.45 pm


Bikini Contest in Lamai

Miss Samui Bikini - 11-12 April


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The 3rd Annual Miss Samui Bikini Contest will be held at Bikini Bar BQ at central Lamai beach on April 11-12, 2009 (Saturday and Sunday). The winning participant will receive a 15,000 baht first price, for investing in a even more fancy looking bikini wardrobe?!

March 19, 2009, 2.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

A nice, sunny day


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Weather:  Today the sky is blue with only a few white clouds. There was a short rainfall in the early morning, though.

Degrees:  33 °C / 91 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

March 19, 2009, 1.45 pm


Nikki Beach - Now on Koh Samui

Nikki Beach opens on Samui


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Nikki Beach, a luxury lifestyle and entertainment concept brand, has open a jet-set resort and entertainment center in Lipa Noi on the west coast of Koh Samui. Nikki Beach is also find on locations such as; Miami, St. Tropez, Marbella, New York and Hollywood.

March 18, 2009, 5.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Partly cloudy day


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Weather:  A partly cloudy morning today. The sun is shining periodically.

Degrees:  33 °C / 91 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

March 17, 2009, 11.45 am


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Rainy morning, some thunder


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Weather:  A rainy and gray morning. Some thunder periodically. It is the first rainy day for a rather long time.

Degrees:  29 °C / 84 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

March 15, 2009, 08.00 am


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Still sunny!


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Weather:  Still the same. ;-) Blue sky and sunny!

Degrees:  34 °C / 93 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

March 12, 2009, 11.45 am


Fisherman in the Samui waters

Fishing banned for 3 months


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Thailand's Fisheries Department has banned large scale fishing for three months in some parts of The Gulf of Thailand, including the waters around Samui, Phangan and Tao. The reason is to protect the marine life.

Source: Samui Express

March 11, 2009, 4.15 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Another beautiful day!


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Weather:  Blue sky and sun. Some haze in the morning but a clear sky at noon. Still a rather hot day.

Degrees:  34 °C / 93 °F.

Wind:  Calm to moderate winds.

March 11, 2009, 12.15 pm


Photo Marathon 2009

Going on a Photo Marathon


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We are going to take at least 5000 photos next week on Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao on various beaches and locations. The best of these will of course be published on this website later this year.

March 09, 2009, 4.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Blue sky with a thin haze


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Weather:  Nice weather today. Hot temperatures and calm winds. The sky is blue with an almost not visible thin haze.

Degrees:  34 °C / 93 °F.

Wind:  Calm to moderate winds.

March 07, 2009, 2.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Blue sky and sunny


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Weather:  A blue sky and sunny. A few thin white clouds.

Degrees:  32 °C / 90 °F.

Wind:  Calm to moderate winds.

March 06, 2009, 1.30 pm


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Blue sky and a few clouds


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Weather:  Sunny and a blue sky with some white clouds.

Degrees:  31 °C / 88 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

March 02, 2009, 2.00 pm


Part of Thai Visa

No fee for tourist visas


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The Thai Government has decided to exempt the fees for tourist visas, between March 5 and June 4, 2009. This three month "free-of-charge" period is an effort to boost tourism to the Kingdom.

Further information is found here

Feb 28, 2009, 10.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Blue sky, sunny with a breeze


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Weather:  A sunny and hot day, but combined with a refreshing breeze.

Degrees:  34 °C / 93 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

Feb 24, 2009, 3.40 pm


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Sunny and only a few clouds


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Weather:  Blue sky and a hot morning. Only a few white clouds at this time.

Degrees:  32 °C / 90 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

Feb 23, 2009, 11.00 am


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A little cloudy


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Weather:  Partly cloudy, but also some sunshine periodically.

Degrees:  32 °C / 90 °F.

Wind:  Calm to moderate winds.

Feb 18, 2009, 14.50 am


Kohsamui.org Health Tips

Sleep at least 7 hours / night


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By sleeping at least 7-8 hours per night you will probably feel better, be more positive and have much more energy than if you sleep less. Pretty obvious huh, but studies also has shown that too little sleep probably can decrease your life span. Please also note that children need much more sleep than adults.

Feb 17, 2009, 10.00 pm


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Still sunny!


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Weather:  Today the weather is still fine, with a blue sky and a sunshine.

Degrees:  34 °C / 93 °F.

Wind:  Calm to moderate winds.

Feb 14, 2009, 12.20 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Blue sky and sunny today


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Weather:  Today the weather is offering sunshine and a blue sky, but some haze.

Degrees:  31 °C / 88 °F.

Wind:  Calm winds.

Feb 11, 2009, 11.30 am


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Partly cloudy today as well


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Weather:  Partly cloudy, with some gray-white clouds. Anyhow a lot of sunshine.

Degrees:  31 °C / 88 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

Feb 07, 2009, 12.40 pm


Looking For Models

Become a Samui model


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We are looking for people who would like to become amateur models on Kohsamui.org and our other travel related websites. If you are interested, please contact us, write a little about yourself and attach one or a few photos. We are only looking for tourists or inhabitants on Samui island.

Feb 04, 2009, 4.50 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Partly cloudy this morning


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Weather:  It is partly cloudy this morning and not that much sunshine yet.

Degrees:  30 °C / 86 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

Feb 02, 2009, 09.40 am


Lower fares with Bangkok Airways

Lower fares on the internet


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Bangkok Airways is offering lower fares for many destinations, if you're booking your ticket on internet. You are able to get really reasonable fares if you are booking at least a month in advance. Further information is found here

Jan 31, 2009, 12.10 pm


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Sun, but some clouds


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Weather:  The sky is partly cloudy. The sun is shining most of the time.

Degrees:  32 °C / 90 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

Jan 31, 2009, 12.10 pm


Kohsamui.org Health Tips

Visit a gym regularly


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1. An increased muscle mass will burn more calories and you'll become slimmer.

2. You will probably reduce the risk to get lower back and neck pain.

3. You will look better and appear younger.

Jan 26, 2009, 1.30 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Blue sky and sun!


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Weather:  Yesterday it was raining a little in the afternoon, but today it is sunny again.

Degrees:  30 °C / 86 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

Jan 26, 2009, 1.20 pm


Beware of fake notes!

Beware of fake 1000 note


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There are some fake 1000 baht bills circulating in Thailand and also on Koh Samui. Please be aware, and if you think that you have received one, contact the police immediately.

Jan 23, 2009, 9.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Totally blue sky


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Weather:  Blue sky and sun! Ideal for sunbathers and beach enthusiasts.

Degrees:  30 °C / 86 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

Jan 19, 2009, 1.00 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

A sunny day today


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Weather:  Some mist in the morning but a mostly blue sky and sunny this afternoon.

Degrees:  28 °C / 82 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

Jan 17, 2009, 5.00 pm


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Mostly cloudy


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Weather:  The sky has been rather cloudy and gray so far today.

Degrees:  28 °C / 82 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

Jan 13, 2009, 3.00 pm


Kohsamui.org - 10 Years!

Kohsamui.org - 10 years!


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Kohsamui.org celebrates it's 10th birthday! Ten years ago I (Jens) registered the domain; Kohsamui.org and pointed it to a GeoCities hobby homepage about Samui that I made at that time. The rest is history! A big, big thank you to all of you! Without our visitors the site would be nothing!

Jan 13, 2009, 10.15 am


Beach Republic - Northern Lamai Beach

Beach Republic opened


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Beach Republic has finally opened! A high end Ocean Club with first class villas and spa facilities in the north of Lamai Beach (not far from Renaissance Resort & Spa). Kohsamui.org wish Beach Republic and their staff all the best!

Jan 13, 2009, 10.10 am


Timbuktu and Chords on Koh Tao

Swedish Hip Hop on Koh Tao


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The Swedish hip hop artists Timbuktu and Chords are performing on Ban's Diving Resort, Sairee Beach, Koh Tao on Feb 15, 2009. Both are considered as top of the top artists in this genre. Don't miss!

Jan 12, 2009, 4.25 pm


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Hazy morning


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Weather:  This morning has been mostly hazy, but it seems like the weather is clearing up. Let us hope!

Degrees:  28 °C / 82 °F.

Wind:  Moderate winds.

Jan 12, 2009, 11.00 am


Phangan Film Festival

Phangan Film Festival


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A festival on Koh Phangan for independent filmmakers! This event is held at Holiday Beach Resort, close to Thongsala town, 20-22 Feb 2009. The tickets are available for 300 Baht a day or 700 Baht for a three day pass. Further information is found here

Jan 08, 2009, 5.15 pm


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Still sunny, but some haze


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Weather:  Today, at noon, the sky is still blue but it is more hazy and windy. Be careful if you are out swimming. Especially if you have small children.

Degrees:  31 °C / 88 °F.

Wind:  Moderate to fresh winds.

Jan 08, 2009, 11.40 am


Kohsamui.org Health Tips

Steps to a healthy 2009


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1. Drink water regularly. It will give you energy and you'll maybe even look younger!

2. Eat 4-5 SMALL meals daily. It boosts your metabolism and you'll get more stable blood sugar levels. Avoid too much sugar.

3. Eat (at least a little) raw vegetables daily.

Jan 07, 2009, 10.20 am


Kohsamui.org Weather Report

Still sunny and blue sky!


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Weather:  This morning offers a light-blue sky with a just a few light clouds. Ideal for swimmers and sun lovers. Don't forget the sunscreen.

Degrees:  29 °C / 84 °F.

Wind:  Almost no winds.

Jan 07, 2009, 10.20 am


Many visitors arraived here this peak season

The islands are still popular


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Although the tourism sector on the islands of Surat Thani has experienced some rather difficult months, the tourists are still arriving here this high and peak season. Still there are no statistics, but popular beaches such as Chaweng, Lamai, Had Rin etc are rather crowded in early Jan.

Jan 06, 2009, 9.10 am


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Blue sky and sunny!


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Weather:  This morning the sky is blue and the sun is shining down on us. It seems to be a really fine day on the islands.

Degrees:  26 °C / 79 °F.

Wind:  Only moderate winds.

Jan 06, 2009, 9.00 am


More news this year

We offer more news in 2009


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We will offer you more news this year:

1. More updates and weather reports
2. Longer and more detailed reports
3. A probably more user friendly layout

Please report any news to us here

Jan 06, 2009, 8.40 am






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