JOIN OUR FRIENDLY COMMUNITY
Learn from the experiences of other expats and make new friends in our disccussion forums and Facebook groups

READ OUR GUIDE TO MOVING ABROAD
The Expat Focus Guide to Moving Abroad contains everything you need to know when planning an international relocation available now, completely free

COMPARE QUOTES AND SAVE MONEY
Insurance, FX and international movers

LISTEN TO THE EXPAT FOCUS PODCAST
The Expat Focus podcast features interviews with expats living abroad and service providers meeting their needs subscribe today!

EXPERT FINANCIAL ADVICE & SERVICES
From our tax, investment and FX partners

Hi all, I'm new here

Discussion forum for expats moving to or living in Thailand.

Reply to topicReply to topic
Forum FAQSearchView unanswered posts
Go to page Previous  1, 2 
  
Re: Hi all, I'm new here

Post Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:47 am

Bonjour Frawal
Samui Island is located in the Gulf of Thailand 20 km from the Thai mainland and about 600 km South of Bangkok. It is Thailand third largest island and covers an area of 247 square km...general info.
but for us Thai, Samuis is now a paradise for foreigners. Resorts & hotels are very where. However, good things about Samui is that they can't build hotel higher than coconut trees in the island!! That makes Samui still keeps its special look. Cost of living is quite high compare to other province. Easy to live for foreigners. Hope this will help you a bit.

 

khunsee
Regular Poster
Regular Poster
 
 
  
Re: Hi all, I'm new here

Post Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:46 am

Bonjour Khunsee,
Merci for all those informations but I knew all that already, I was in Kho Samui 24 years ago it used to be a paradise and I am afraid it is very different now even though they cannot build over the coconut trees...
To tell you the truth, we're now planning on going to Kho Pha Ngan or maybe to Kho Tao because we want to stay away from the crowd. Do you know these two islands? I've never been there and am very interested about all informations you could have Smile

 

frawal
Newbie
Newbie
 
 
  
Re: Hi all, I'm new here

Post Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:46 pm

Salut! So it would be a nice trip back after 25 years!! I found good website of both Koh Tao and Koh Pangan at www.kohsamui.org
Unfortunately, I've never been there. As far as I know, Koh Pangan is famous for full-moon party. That, I would not call a good reputation as it does attracted people for all fun with drugs & spirits following by crazy behevior that they could not do it at home. Heaven for backpackers..
Koh Tao is paradise for all divers as they can also visit Koh Nang Yuan which is absolutely beautiful close by. To live there, I have no idea but you can take speed boat from either Chumporn or Surat Thani provice. Not sure if this will help..
P.S. I would like to add emoticon but when I click at the smiles beside, it didnot appear in the text. Please let me know how to do it..Merci

 

khunsee
Regular Poster
Regular Poster
 
 
  
Re: Hi all, I'm new here

Post Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:51 pm

Merci mon ami,
I see you're almost fluent in french so there is no need for me to learn Thaï when I get there if you guys speak my native language Very Happy
To insert an emoticon, you've got to first click on the reply button and do not fill the quick reply area and there you'll find on your left all kind of smileys you can use :roll:...
Thanks for your advices on Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Tao, I guess I'll just have to get there and find the right place by myself 8)...
I'm looking all over Internet for all the informations I can find on the southern islands but there will be nothing like discovering the place by myself Shocked

 

frawal
Newbie
Newbie
 
 
  
Re: Hi all, I'm new here

Post Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 5:24 pm

Wink Bonne chance! Ha..ha..now I know how to put the emoticons...Merci mille fois

 

khunsee
Regular Poster
Regular Poster
 
 
  
Re: Hi all, I'm new here

Post Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 4:53 pm

Hi there,

Travelled around Thailand earlier this year and am also planning to retire there in 10 years on my 40th birthday!! I would not go back to Koh Phagnan. It is a rat race with only the North beaches worth visiting. Went for the full moon party but also for rest and relaxation after it. The place dies down after the party but it is more like a tacky Spanish resort place than the beautiful Thailand we all love, you expect a Mcdonalds to be there! The accommodation is poor generally, we paid for luxury and was very disappointed. The web sites are very deceiving! There are some nice beaches around the island but nothing like Koh Samui or Phi Phi. Didn't get to Koh Tao as it was not long after the Tsunami when we went. I would highly recommend Phi Phi islands, stunning with really friendly locals. Fell in love with the place and that is where I want to end up.

Alot of people don't like Phuket but again I loved it but it was quiet after the Tsunami and the people were so welcoming and friendly for obvious reasons.

I hope you have a fantastic time and fall in love with the place just like I did!

 

chicken
Newbie
Newbie
 
 
Page 2 of 2
Go to page Previous  1, 2









Copyright © 2019 Expat Focus. All Rights Reserved. Use of this website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use/Privacy Policy. Comments are property of their posters.
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy