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Latest information on what’s open and closed today and over the weekend

Latest information on what’s open and closed today and over the weekend

If you were due to attend an event today or indeed over this coming week, best advice is to contact the venue first. Most events that were due to be…

“Sideline Girl” repents – tells others not to sell themselves online

“Sideline Girl” repents – tells others not to sell themselves online

A “Sideline Girl” has said that she has given up the life of selling herself online. And she advises other young women not to enter the world of offering sex…

Tourists warned not to take photos of wild elephants

Tourists warned not to take photos of wild elephants

The National Park in Khao Yai has issued a warning to tourists not to take photographs of wild elephants. It warns that doing so is not only dangerous but slows…

Self defense for women

Self defense for women

For the main part Koh Samui is a very safe island. Reports of rapes and attacks are few and far between on the island and many of the long term…

Drug offenders from the UK abroad given rescue warning

Drug offenders from the UK abroad given rescue warning

Pauline Crowe from the charity Prisoners Abroad has warned tourists not to expect a “Bridget Jones-style rescue” if they get imprisoned abroad for drugs offences. Pauline, the charity’s chief executive,…

Ask James – Inheritance Tax

Ask James – Inheritance Tax

Q:I have lived in Thailand most of my life but I am being told that I am still liable for UK inheritance Tax? Can you please advise? A: If you…

Ask James – Final Salary Scheme Pensions

Ask James – Final Salary Scheme Pensions

Q: I have recently received a letter from my UK pension scheme to advise that the Trustees are reviewing my future pension benefits. Surely my final salary pension scheme is…

Some advice from Island resident Trevor!

Dear Samui Soap Box,   I am passing this on to you because it has definitely worked for me. By following the simple advice I read in an article, I…