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Koh Phangan to be re-branded

20 Jan

The tourism and sports ministry has new plans to promote Koh Phangan as a “green” island destination.  In line with this new image there are plans for upgrades island wide and changes in zoning to shift the islands current reputation as a party destination.

Ref:  http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/tourism/451426/ministry-to-upgrade-koh-phangan

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Thailand, one of the best places to retire in 2015!

5 Jan

Thailand has come in at number 10 for the best places to retire in 2015 as rated by the International Living magazine.  Thailand’s low healthcare cost (which is high in quality), the friendly attitude of locals towards retired expats, and the low cost of living were the defining factors for this rank.

Ref:  http://thainews.prd.go.th/centerweb/newsen/NewsDetail?NT01_NewsID=WNECO5801040010013

Island Road Improvements

19 Apr

The local government this last year has spent a lot of time and money on upgrading the roads around the island.  Drainage has been improved in a lot of areas, roads have been widened and major roads are being upgraded.  The new Bantai road that connects to the police station near Thong Sala is now complete with full concrete and drainage in place and work continues on the upgrading and widening of the Thong Nai Pan road.  All of this work bodes well for the continuing development of the island.

The road to Thong Nai Pan

The road to Thong Nai Pan

 

The new Bantai road

The new Bantai road

Construction on Koh Phangan’s airport continues

16 Dec

With the end of the wet season approaching, construction on the airport site is being stepped up.  Kan Air plans to offer up to 8 flights per day from Bangkok’s Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi airports.  Watch this space for further updates…

To view the full article please refer to http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/aviation/384196/kan-air-eyes-four-jets-for-koh-phangan

Thailand: ‘Cheap’ for Construction

17 Sep

According to the recently released 2013 report “International Construction Costs:  A Change of Pace” from leading consultancy group EC Harris, construction costs in Thailand are among the cheapest in the world, coming in at 39th position out of the 47 countries surveyed.  The annual study, which benchmarks building costs in 47 countries across the world, is outlined in a full report that can be downloaded here.

Koh Phangan a “must visit” in 2013

11 Jan

According to the New York Times, Koh Phangan is one of the places that you must go to in 2013.  The island’s re-branding to a more upscale and family friendly island has seen it added to the list of the 46 places worldwide that are worth a visit this year.

To read the full article go to http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/01/10/travel/2013-places-to-go.html#/?place_id=koh

Government Investment for Phangan

2 Nov

The Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s visit to the southern provinces in Thailand, including Koh Phangan, on the 21-22 October was used to announce the approval of funding for some 27 projects in the region worth 517 million Thai Baht.

More importantly for Koh Phangan was the approval of the 1.094 million Thai Baht undersea power cable which will be laid out over 100 km from Suratthani and provide the residents and tourists of Koh Phangan with more access to electricity.  The project will be carried out between 2012-14.

Other noteworthy projects include the construction of a hospital in Koh Tao, a flood prevention project for Koh Samui and an artificial well project to help with water shortage issues.

To view the full article, please view:

Southern Times, vol. 1 No. 4, October 27 – November 2 2012.