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A Typical Low / Rainy / Green Season Day

July 26, 2014 – 6:31 PM |

Low, rainy or green.  Take your pick on how to describe this time of year on Koh Chang.  The island is quieter than usual One of the most common questions I get asked is “What will the weather be like  in < insert month between May and October > ?”
Who …

Join the Volunteers Keeping Koh Chang Clean

June 26, 2014 – 7:36 AM |

For the past few years, Koh Chang has had an annual cleaning day. This involved a lot of pomp and ceremony, free t-shirts all round, pats on the back from the Governor of Trat for the resort owners who lent their staff to the operation, plus a slap up meal at the …

What Wat? Bangbao Temple & Klong Son Temple

June 12, 2014 – 6:55 PM |
buddhist temple koh chang

Located at the opposite ends of the west coast of Koh Chang, Bangbao and Klong Son villages are both fishing communities and both have their own small temple called a ‘wat’.   Neither of these two temples is visited much by tourists.   Mainly because there isn’t anything spectacular to …

Koh Chang . . .Zombie Apolcalypse, Coup or Low Season?

June 7, 2014 – 6:57 PM | One Comment

Having been hunkered down in my bunker awaiting the all clear after the coup, I emerged to find that Koh Chang was deserted.  Was this a result of people being frightened off by the coup? Had there been a zombie apocalypse I hadn’t heard about? Or was it simply low season?
These photos …

Chantaburi Fruit Fair

June 2, 2014 – 8:20 PM |

We weren’t planning a trip to Chantaburi this morning.  At least I wasn’t.  But there was a restaurant that my significant other wanted to try for a long time and as I wasn’t so busy we headed off.  Chantaburi is only an hour’s drive from the mainland ferry pier and is …

Centrepoint Ferry Pier – Gateway to Koh Chang

May 9, 2014 – 9:33 AM | One Comment

Centrepoint Ferry, one of the two main gateways to Koh Chang,  the other being the better & busier ‘Ferry Koh Chang’ pier a few kilometres away. But for many arriving on the island, it is the Centrepoint pier that provides their welcome and introduction to the delights of Koh Chang and sets …

An End of Season Trip to Koh Mak

April 30, 2014 – 5:55 PM |

From next High Season onwards it should be possible to do a day trip to Koh Mak and have a few hours on the island.  This will be aboard the high speed Boonsiri Catamaran.  The catamaran currently runs from Laem Sok ( on the mainland ) to Koh Mak and Koh …

Songkran 2014 on Koh Chang

April 17, 2014 – 10:27 AM |

Another year, another Songkran festival on the island.  pretty much the same as every year with long queues at the ferry piers when people arrived on the island and even longer queues when they all decided to leave at the same time on the same day.   In between, lots …

Pick a Pool. Where could you see yourself lounging?

April 1, 2014 – 6:57 AM |

If you’re just coming to Koh Chang to get a tan and do as little as possible for a week or two then chances are you’ll want a nice pool to cool off in. In fact, you may well spend more time around the pool than in your room. So …

The Bangbao Peninsula

March 16, 2014 – 7:40 PM |

There’s more to Bangbao than the very touristy fishing village.  For a start there’s a very nice beach, Klong Kloi, about 1Km away which is now a very popular spot with visitors for a day trip as it has a  good selection of beach restaurants and great views south towards …

Bangkok Shutdown ( A now irrelevant look at protest tourism )

March 5, 2014 – 2:18 PM |

So, after getting emails for the past couple of months form people worrying about staying in the centre of Bangkok, I finally got time to go there last week and take a walk around the protest sites in the city centre.  The idea was to add a page to the …

Koh Chang Rotary Club 1st Anniversary (. . . with chicks on cars )

February 25, 2014 – 6:58 AM |

Oh, all of  sudden you’re interested in Rotary Club events . . .
Rotary clubs worldwide engage in all manner of fund raising activities for good causes.  And the Koh Chang Rotarians are no exception.  To celebrate their first anniversary a fund raising event was held to raise money for the …