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Here you will find news about Thailand, 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.

Remember, we are updating all the time, so come back regularly to stay updated!


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas All of You!


Kohsamui.org would like to wish all our visitors a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Have a great 2012! See you on the Islands. ;-)

Dec 24, 2011, 12:15 pm

The Thai King as a child, 1929

HM the King's Birthday


His Majesty the King, Bhumibol Adulyadej is celebrating his 84th birthday today. Kohsamui.org wish His Majesty the King a great Happy Birthday and a long and healthy life!

Dec 5, 2011, 3:45 pm

Muay Thai event

B 230,000 for Flood Victims


At the Thaiboxing event, "Charity Fight Night", more than 230,000 baht were raised for the flood victims in Thailand! The event was held at Chaweng Stadium on Tuesday.

Nov 17, 2011, 5:45 pm

Fun in the Sun Rally 2011

Fun in the Sun Rally - 2011


This is a charity event arranged by Maipenrai MC to support children and people who really needs it. Please donate too! The event is held at Buddy Resort, Lamai, December 7-11.

 Fun in the Sun on Facebook

Nov 11, 2011, 5:50 pm

Beach Rebublic in northern Lamai

Beach Republic Awarded


Beach Republic, the "high-end" beach club situated in northern Lamai have been awarded with a prestigious silver medal in London, for Best Fractional Scheme at the annual Property Investor Show.

 Book Beach Republic

Nov 4, 2011, 2:50 pm

Six million visitors

Six Million Visitors


Kohsamui.org had its six millionth visitor yesterday. We would like to thank all our visitors!

Sept 30, 2011, 9:05 pm

Samui Marathon 2012

Samui Marathon - 18 Sept


The Samui Island Marathon is held on the island on September 18 and consists of a full marathon, a half marathon and a quarter marathon. A student marathon and a "fun run" are also arranged. Further information is found here.

Sept 16, 2011, 9:05 pm

Samui Jazz Festival 2011

Samui Jazz - 18-25 Sept


It is soon time for the Samui International Jazz Music Festival. It is held 18-25 September at the resorts of: Amari, Rocky's, Karma Samui, Nora Buri, Anantara and Beach Republic. More information about the festival is found here.

Sept 8, 2011, 13:35 am

The place to go

NY Times ♥ Samui


The New York Times have listed Koh Samui as one of the places to go to in 2011. The island is ranked number three on the list!

Koh Samui IS amazing!

Aug 23, 2011, 10:55 pm

HM Queen Sirikit of Thailand

HM Queen Sirikit turns 79


The Thai Queen, HM Queen Sirikit turns 79 today. We wish her a very pleasant birthday! We also wish all mothers in Thailand a Happy Mother's Day!

Aug 12, 2011, 10:05 am


SilkAir to Fly to Koh Samui


SilkAir, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, will start flights between Singapore and Koh Samui, from September 27. The flights are scheduled three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

July 19, 2011, 6:40 pm

TOT customer center in Bophut

New TOT Customer Center


A new TOT customer center (TOT = Telephone Organization of Thailand) has opened in Bo Phut. They will offer high-speed internet (up to 100 mbps!) and other services.

July 5, 2011, 8:20 pm

Yingluck Shinawatra

Pheu Thai Wins Landslide


The opposition party Pheu Thai wins landslide victory in Thailand's general election.

 Much more on the election

July 3, 2011, 9:10 pm

Thailand election 2011
General Election in Thailand


On Sunday, it's time for the general election in Thailand. The two largest parties are the Democrat Party (with Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva) and Pheu Thai Party (with Yingluck Shinawatra, Thaksin's younger sister).

We will cover the Thai general election on our news blog (starting July 3). Please have a look.

July 1, 2011, 4:35 pm

Samui Regatta 2011

Just a Reminder - 3 Days Left


We just want to remind you that it's only three days left until the yearly Samui Regatta.

All the essential information is found here

May 27, 2011, 8:35 pm


Asian Title Fight in Nathon


Petchbanborn Sor Tanapinyo grabbed the vacant WBC Asian Continental boxing title (115 lb.) over Wandee Singwancha, at the Nathon Pier in Koh Samui, on Thursday.

May 14, 2011, 10:10 pm

Samui Regatta 2011

Sawadee.com Regatta 2011


The annual yachting race, the Samui Regatta is held May 30 - June 4. The headquarter is situated at Centara Beach Resort, Chaweng Beach.

 The official website

Apr 27, 2011, 7:10 pm

Songkran 2011

Sawadee Pi Mai Thai 2011


Kohsamui.org would like to wish everyone a happy, funny, safe and rewarding Songkran Celebration 2011. If you are driving a car or a bike, please be careful!

We will take a lot of photos during the event and publish them here within a few days.

Apr 13, 2011, 2:10 pm

Samui Triathlon cancelled

Samui Triathlon Canceled


We regret to inform you that the Samui Triathlon 2011 is canceled due to the severe rain and flooding in late March and early April this year. Some smaller roads are still damaged on the island.

Apr 11, 2011, 7:40 pm

Kohsamui.org News

Samui Bike Weekend 2011

Samui Bike Week 2011


On May 6-7th, it's time for the annual Samui Bike Weekend. The location of the event is next to the Chaweng Lake, behind the Beach Road.

Further info is found here

Mar 19, 2011, 5:55 pm

Body Art Festival in Koh Samui

Body Art Festival in Lamai


On March 26-27, a body painting festival and competition is held in Samui, in front of Buddy Oriental Beach Resort, at northern Lamai Beach. The event starts at 5pm and it is free to join.

Mar 13, 2011, 9:40 pm

Samui drilling starts

NuCoastal to Start Drilling?


NuCoastal (Thailand) expects to start drilling for oil and gas, 42 kilometers from Koh Samui, before the end of this year. There has been massive protests against the drilling among the locals in Koh Samui.

Feb 22, 2011, 8:25 pm

Tragic accident

Teenage Tourist Drowned


A teenage boy drowned while swimming south of Lamai Beach on Wednesday. We express our deepest condolences and sympathy to the family.

Feb 18, 2011, 6:15 pm

Langham exits Samui

Langham becomes Dusit


According to various news sources, The Langham Place Samui will end their operation and the hotel will later be rebranded as the Dusit Samui under the Dusit International Group.

Feb 12, 2011, 10:15 pm

Maenam Walking Street

Walking Street in Maenam


Also Maenam has now it's own "walking street" on Thursday evenings. This means that the street is closed for traffic and that vendors sell anything from fried rice and drinks to flip flops. This tradition is already existing in Lamai, Nathon and Bo Phut.

Feb 10, 2011, 6:15 pm

Don't make the thief happy
Watch Out for Burglars


Unfortunately burglaries are occurring from time to time on these islands, but you can do something:

1. Close and lock your windows while sleeping or while going out.

2. Keep values (money, jewelry, laptops, cameras etc) in a safety box or with you.

3. Talk with your neighbors and help each other to be a little alert in the neighborhood.

4. Make sure that your valuable belongings are insured.

Jan 31, 2011, 9:15 pm

LTJ Bukem at Beach Republic

LTJ Bukem @ Beach Republic


The famous English drum and bass musician and DJ, LTM Bukem, is performing at Beach Republic (North Lamai) on February 5th.

Free entry! Special prices on drinks and tapas all day.

Jan 31, 2011, 5:15 pm

Phangan Film Festival 2011

Phangan Film Festival 2011


Do not miss the yearly Phangan Film Festival held from February 4 - February 6, not far from Thongsala. Tickets are available at 300 Baht per evening or 700 Baht for the festival pass (three nights).

More information is found here

Jan 29, 2011, 7:00 pm

Jackie Chan

J. Chan Donates One Million


The Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan has donated one million Baht to 192 picked students in Koh Samui. Thank You Mr. Chan!

Source: Samui Express

Jan 15, 2011, 7:30 pm

Our Facebook Group

Join our Facebook Group


Why not join our Facebook Group?! You're able to ask questions about (traveling) in Thailand or send us any comments. We understand English, Thai and Swedish language.

Go to our Facebook group

Jan 11, 2011, 10:00 pm

Samui electricity needs

321 Million to Power Project


The Municipal Council of Koh Samui has approved 321 million Baht to resolve any future power crisis on the island. The inhabitants of Samui are using almost 100 megawatts of electricity each year.

Jan 6, 2011, 1:00 pm

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