Get out the waterguns/waterproofs! The Songkran New Year festival starts this weekend. Officially the first day of water throwing will be on Monday the 13th but don’t you believe it – it’s much more likely to begin on Sunday or even Saturday as Thailand winds down for the year’s biggest party.
If you’re coming to Koh Chang then bear in mind that the ferries can be super-busy and long delays can occur. It might be worth getting down here as early in the day as you can. And if you haven’t already booked a room then do so right now – it is one of the busiest times of year for Koh Chang visitors so accommodation will be very hard to find. If you come without a booking then don’t bother looking on the beach. Head inland and you just might find something.
You can read through our feature on Songkran in Koh Chang to get a better idea of what to expect.
Enjoy. Happy New Year! Sawat Dee Pee Mai!
Here you are! Our new issues of the Koh Chang Guide, Koh Chang Restaurants, Bars & Spas and The Koh Chang Treasure Map are presented below for your reading pleasure. We hope that they help you to enjoy your visit to Koh Chang.
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Here’s an update on a couple of worthwhile and interesting events that are happening on Koh Chang this weekend:
Koh Chang’s First Comedy Night
Tonight – Friday the 6th of February – will see what is, as far as we are aware, Koh Chang’s first ever live stand-up comedy night. The event is taking place at Monkeys Restaurant and Bar on White Stand Beach and features to international English language stand-up comedians. All of the 200 Baht entry fees will be donated to the Cambodian Kid’s School on Koh Chang – so it should be a fun night out in the interest of a good cause and it is always good to see a new type of entertainment coming to Koh Chang.
Fin Free Koh Chang 2015
… and then on Saturday February 7th there will be a second Shark Conservation Awareness Event at 15 Palms Restaurant and Bar on White Sand Beach. The event begins in the afternoon and features free Discover Scuba Diving from BB Divers, Face Painting for kids, a sand castle competition, a two metre shark (no, not a real one) for painting and a prize raffle. All organised in the very good cause of helping to raise awareness that eating Shark’s Fin is a very bad thing indeed.
So it should be a good weekend at White Sand Beach – hope that you are able to come and take part in the fun. Full details for both events are included in the fliers below.
This large resort in Lonely Beach has just been reduced from 15 Million to 10 Million Baht for a quick sale. At this price it represents an excellent opportunity.
There are 25 Bungalows in the resort nine of which are concrete and sixteen are made of wood. There is a large restaurant and bar area as well as a busy roadside minimart and neighbouring massage shop, both of which provide additional income.Water is supplied by the resort’s own well.
The Resort is located just 30m from the seafront and 500m from a sandy beach. This central location has good infrastructure and it is situated in a busy nightlife area with lots of walk by trade.
There is plenty of opportunity for further business development with plenty of free space along the roadside.
A new long term rental contract can be negotiated with Landlord.