Koh Chang Guides Available to Download
One of the big changes with these new issues is that all of the guides and maps are now interactive. You can click any of the ads or hyperlinks in the text to go to the related website. So if you need to know more about anything you find in the guide it's now just a click away. We think that this is really quite a neat development and it took ages to figure out so we hope that you find it helpful.
Koh Chang Guide PDF Downloads
And the print versions of the island will start to be distributed over the coming week. We have received them but as you can see there's a vicious cat guarding them.
…a little rain must fall
It was almost inevitable that after such a long period of good weather Koh Chang would finally receive a downpour – and boy has it received one. About 36 hours of solid, often torrential rain finally ended last night. This morning it is gray but not raining. Heavy downpours have affected all of central and northern Thailand and there is extensive flooding on the mainland – although we drove back to Koh Chang from Chantaburi yesterday and the roads were fine – if moist. The biggest effect on Koh Chang is that the bridge in Klong Prao by the turnoff to the Klong Plu waterfall has washed away and the road is currently impassable.
A makeshift footbridge is in place and enterprising taxis are waiting for fares on both sides. But road repairs are expected to take the best part of a week to complete. Something workable might well be in place sooner. We visited a little earlier for a rubberneckers roving report and as you'd imagine there's a bit of a circus down there. Amidst all the onlookers, gawkers and gapers and officials of all stripes revelling in being official there was actually a big digger clearing out the riverbed and a few other people being constructive.
Oh, hang on, it's just started raining again.
And so one day later the sun is shining down on Koh Chang and they must have worked all night to fill the broken bridge with rubble and open the road again. Good work! Was it all just a bad dream? Things can get a little strange at this time of year.