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Koh Chang’s Monkeys – Why You Shouldn’t Feed Them

January 19, 2015 – 11:42 AM | 2 Comments
Don't Feed the Monkeys

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Not a very nice sight is it? But this is happening more on Koh Chang as monkeys become more dependent on food given by humans and more frequently come down to the roadside.
I remember when seeing monkeys was relatively rare in the High Season.  They usually …

Good Morning Koh Chang! Nature’s Alarm Clock A.k.a That F$%#ing Annoying Bird.

December 14, 2013 – 8:52 AM | One Comment

That is the Asian Koel.  If you don’t live in Asia it won’t mean much to you.  If you do then you will probably have heard these birds which are especially vocal during mating season.  And right now it’s the time of year for Koh Chang’s horny Asian Koel population …

Saving Baby Killer Whales on Koh Chang

March 25, 2013 – 9:04 PM |

Last week two young killer whales were rescued from fishermen’s nets in Salakphet Bay, Koh Chang.  It is extremely rare, pretty much unheard of in fact,  to see these creatures in the waters around Koh Chang and to date there have been no reported sightings of their parents.
No-one seems to …

How do Elephants Get To Koh Chang?

May 13, 2011 – 10:15 AM |
koh chang elephants

Some people are still under the assumption that elephants are native to Koh Chang.   They aren’t, they are all brought here by boat.
But it isn’t very often that you see them being transported and I have only found myself on a ferry with an elephant once, when one was …

Dolphins Between Koh Mak & Koh Kood

February 16, 2011 – 4:26 PM |

A couple of weeks ago some guests arrived at our guesthouse from Koh Kood.   They were about half an hour late.   I asked them what happened as the weather was good and they didnt seem at all bothered by the delay.   Turned out that they had seen …

Excellent Video of Dolphins off Koh Chang

December 23, 2010 – 4:23 PM | 2 Comments

Cyril from Eco Divers on Koh Chang sent me this video that they filmed during a ‘Clean Up’ day at Koh Wai on 10 December.   During the day they pulled out over   180 kg of junk from the coral reefs,   including fishing nets, fish traps, crab traps, …

Monkeys at Cookies Resort, White Sand beach

September 3, 2010 – 7:34 PM |

This is the sight that greeted a guest when they returned to their room at Cookies Resort in late August 2010.
During the rainy season monkeys often come down to the resorts in White Sand beach to scavenge for food.
Usually they are pretty shy but sometimes they venture as far as …

Piglet Playing With Shi-tzu in Kai Bae

February 3, 2010 – 3:03 PM |

And playing with a cat too, just for additional novelty value.
Cute and also a bit strange as it’s something you don’t see everyday.   Unless of course you stay at Coral Resort in Kai Bae.

Koh Chang Buffalo

December 25, 2009 – 5:44 PM |

A rare sighting of Koh Chang’s only buffalo herd.   OK, so ‘Herd’ maybe   a too strong a word as there are only two of them.
They spend their days grazing and lazing around the Siam Beach Resort & Siam Hut Resort areas.
They are the owner’s pet buffalo brought to …

Bird Eating Spider

September 7, 2009 – 1:01 PM | 2 Comments
Bird Eating Spider

It may be a bit ambitious to call this spider a ‘Bird Eating Spider’ but that’s what the locals like to call it. These yellow and black beasties are pretty common and they spin huge webs. Their bite wont kill you but will give you a nasty sting, so best to keep your distance.

Tarantula Spider on Koh Chang

September 4, 2009 – 1:05 PM |
Tarantula Spider on Koh Chang

Before you get too excited, this video doesn’t show much as the Tarantula refuses to come out of it’s hole. You wont find these anywhere near your beachfront resort but if you take a jungle trek you might be able to find one in it’s nest.

Humming Bird . . . or not?

August 6, 2009 – 6:03 PM | 3 Comments
Humming Bird . . . or not?

What do you see in this 9 second video?
At first it appears to be a Hummingbird.   However, Hummingbirds don’t live in Thailand and as much as I’d like to discover a new species of Koh Chang Hummingbird, that isn’t going to happen.
The bird, is in fact a moth – …