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Japanese tourist dies after swimming at Koh Samet

Japanese tourist dies after swimming at Koh Samet

A 60 year old Japanese tourist died Friday after getting into trouble swimming at Ao Saparot on Koh Samet. Masatoshi Komiya was by some rocks about ten meters from the shore when…

Koh Samet: No mafia here say operators as tourist arrivals tumble

Koh Samet: No mafia here say operators as tourist arrivals tumble

An angry meeting of tourism operators on Koh Samet yesterday said there was no mafia in Rayong and none on the island. And they challenged the head of the national…

Mafia crackdown: Koh Samet gearing up for trouble as soldiers descend on holiday island today

Mafia crackdown: Koh Samet gearing up for trouble as soldiers descend on holiday island today

Koh Samet has been warned there could be trouble as plans for a big military swoop on illegal operators begin in earnest today. Authorities are attempting to return the island to…

An island besieged by corruption and mafia: Army reclaims Koh Samet as true national park

An island besieged by corruption and mafia: Army reclaims Koh Samet as true national park

In a massive operation that could transform Koh Samet the mafia on the island is being booted out. The national parks authority are shutting down a huge amount of illegal…

Chinese tourist stung by Australian box jellyfish near Koh Samet

Chinese tourist stung by Australian box jellyfish near Koh Samet

A local tourist board representative said that a 27 year old Chinese tourist was stung by an Australian species of box jellyfish on Tuesday. But he said that the response…

Ao Phrao officially open to tourists again after oil spill in July

Ao Phrao  officially open to tourists  again after oil spill in July

Ao Phrao in Koh Samet will officially reopen to tourist this Friday for the first time since it was hit by an oil spill several months ago. Tests on the…

Fears grow that the oil spill will reach the mainland

Fears grow that the oil spill will reach the mainland

Tourists continue to leave Koh Samet in their droves as fears grow that the oil slick may reach the mainland. About 50,000 liters of crude oil poured into the Gulf…