Koh Chang Features

The Koh Chang Features Archive

Here is where we are slowly gathering together all of the posts and Koh Chang news and features that we have previously published in our guides and on this website.
As you can see there is lots and lots of stuff here and there’s more coming so browse through our list below to see what takes your fancy and dig in!

 

Koh Chang News

Posted on June 20, 2017 in Articles, Food and Drink, Koh Chang NewsLeave a comment

So what is the Best Beer in Thailand? A good question, and there’s only one way to find an answer. That’s right, try them all. So that’s what we did. We assembled a crack team of testers, bought eleven commonly available beers and did a blind tasting of them all to find out which was […]

Posted on May 9, 2017 in Features and Archives, Koh Chang and Thailand, Koh Chang NewsLeave a comment

Just How Big is Koh Chang? Modern life can be very easy can’t it? If you want a fact these days, any little nugget of information from the collected wisdom of humanity, all you have to do is to type a question into a little box on your web browser and bang – instant knowledge! […]

Posted on November 14, 2016 in Articles, Koh Chang News, Transport Pages2 Comments
Koh Chang Ferry

So Why Should You Come to Koh Chang? Let’s start at the beginning. If you’re interested in visiting Koh Chang but have never been there then let me help you decide if it’s the place for you. After all there are a lot of Thai Islands to choose from – why should you pick Koh […]

Posted on November 9, 2016 in Information Pages, Koh Chang News, Koh Chang News 2016Comments Off
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Book Transfers to Koh Chang Now you can book your transfers to Koh Chang through the Koh Chang Guide. We’re working in partnership with one of the most reputable local transport services to offer transfers to and from Koh Chang and a variety of different locations in good quaility cars and minibuses at very reasonable […]

Posted on October 3, 2016 in Koh Chang News 201620 Comments
Laem-Sing-Bridge

Koh Chang Bridge – Be Careful What You Wish For Do you remember the story of the boy who cried wolf? Well I do so I’ll forgive you for not believing what I’m about to write. You see last April 1st in a practical joke we announced plans to build a bridge from the mainland […]

Posted on June 14, 2016 in Information Pages, Koh Chang NewsComments Off

Introducing The Koh Chang Newsletter We’re here to give you information about Koh Chang right? We do this here at this site, also at our Facebook page and of course in our printed guides. But it would be nice and easy to get all the news sent to you by email wouldn’t it? So now […]

Posted on April 9, 2016 in Koh Chang News, Uncategorized 1 Comment
how to buy real estate in thailand

Buying Thailand Real Estate: A Guide for Foreign Investors Buying property and land in Thailand can be a confusing and daunting experience for foreign investors. But it doesn’t have to be! As long as you do your homework you can make sure that buying your dream home in Thailand never becomes a nightmare. We have […]

Posted on April 1, 2016 in Koh Chang News, Koh Chang News 2016Comments Off

Koh Chang – Mainland Bridge Project Announced UPDATE: This was, of course, an April Fool’s Day prank. There are no bridge plans. At least I hope not. Thailand’s Transport Ministry today announced ambitious plans for a road bridge linking Koh Chang to the Thai mainland as part of wide ranging infrastructure improvements throughout Thailand that […]

Posted on March 23, 2016 in Koh Chang News, Koh Chang News 2016Comments Off
Flag of Trat Province in Thailand

March 23rd is Trat Independence Day Today is Trat Independence Day everyone! On March 23rd 1907 Trat province (including Koh Chang) was returned to Thailand by France in exchange for areas on the Mekong river that now form part of Cambodia. There is a parade in Trat town every year and a fair to celebrate […]

Posted on March 16, 2016 in Koh Chang News, Koh Chang News 2016Comments Off
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The Koh Chang Kodak Shop Robbery This is one of those ridiculous and sad stories that you just shake your head at. About three weeks ago the new Kodak shop in Kai Bae was robbed and set on fire. Fortunately the whole building didn’t burn down and nobody was hurt. Spare a thought for the […]

Koh Chang & Thailand

Posted on May 9, 2017 in Features and Archives, Koh Chang and Thailand, Koh Chang NewsLeave a comment

Just How Big is Koh Chang? Modern life can be very easy can’t it? If you want a fact these days, any little nugget of information from the collected wisdom of humanity, all you have to do is to type a question into a little box on your web browser and bang – instant knowledge! […]

Posted on October 9, 2015 in Features and Archives, Koh Chang and Thailand, Koh Chang News, Koh Chang News 2015, Thailand Holidays and FestivalsComments Off
je vegetarian festival food logo

The Chinese/Thai Je Vegetarian Festival Monday the 1st of October 2016 sees the start of the annual Thai-Chinese religious festival commonly known as “Je”. This is Taoist religious festival of self-denial and purification in honour of the Nine Emperor Gods. According to Taoist belief the Nine Emperor Gods govern the movements of the stars and […]

Posted on May 16, 2015 in Features and Archives, Koh Chang and Thailand, Transport PagesComments Off
cycling on koh chang

Koh Chang by Bicycle Everyone seems to be at it. The worldwide growth in cycling is a huge phenomenon driven by a combination of environmental concerns and recognition of the health benefits of riding a bike. Oh, and remember that it’s great fun too. The number of cyclists on Koh Chang’s roads increases year by […]

Posted on May 16, 2015 in Features and Archives, Koh Chang and ThailandComments Off
koh chang selfie stick illustration

Selfie Sticks Self-Pleasure What’s going on? What on earth has social media done to our brains? Time was people would go on holiday, or to a concert, or for a meal with their friends and just enjoy the experience. Now they have to spend half the time photographing themselves having the experience so that they […]

Posted on April 2, 2013 in Features and Archives, Koh Chang and ThailandComments Off

Yellow oil is a traditional Thai medicine with Chinese origins. It is made from a number medicinal plants, including camphor and different tubers of the ginger family. Different versions of yellow oil are made and sold all over south east Asia and China. The families who manufacture the oil keep their recipes a closely guarded […]

Posted on April 2, 2013 in Features and Archives, Koh Chang and ThailandComments Off
jack tattoo koh chang

Jack Tattoo Koh Chang Sermsak Bualuang, or Jack as he is more regularly known, is a Tattooist who has been part of the White Sand Beach community since the early days of dirt roads and simple backpacker beach huts. His studio is located at Tantawan Resort on White Sand Beach. The fact that he has […]

Posted on April 2, 2013 in Features and Archives, Koh Chang and ThailandComments Off
foot reflexology massage chart

Foot Reflexology Massage Thai foot massage is one of the more common massage treatments on offer from the various spas and massage businesses on Koh Chang. Technically foot massage is part of an alternative medicine system known as reflexology. The principle underlying reflexology is the belief that there are reflex areas in the feet, hands […]

Posted on April 2, 2013 in Features and Archives, Koh Chang and ThailandComments Off
Whale Shark Drawing

The first thing to tell you is don’t get your hopes up. The majority of those who go Scuba Diving in the waters of the Koh Chang archipelago never get to see one. BUT a few times a year fortunate divers and snorkellers are able to see and occasionally swim with a Whale Shark in […]

Posted on April 2, 2013 in Features and Archives, Koh Chang and ThailandComments Off

The Mercy Center is a Pattaya-based humanitarian organisation who provide help to needy children in Thailand. The following is a broad outline of their main missions and the goals that they hope to achieve: – To provide a place for children who are at risk or who have been neglected to stay in safety. There […]

Posted on April 2, 2013 in Features and Archives, Koh Chang and ThailandComments Off
thai spirit house

Houses of the Holy As you travel around in Thailand you will see little shrines like the ones pictured dotted around in many places. They are known as Spirit Houses – or San Phra Phum in Thai – and are used to make offerings to the spirits that are believed by Thais to inhabit objects […]

Food and Drink

Posted on June 20, 2017 in Articles, Food and Drink, Koh Chang NewsLeave a comment

So what is the Best Beer in Thailand? A good question, and there’s only one way to find an answer. That’s right, try them all. So that’s what we did. We assembled a crack team of testers, bought eleven commonly available beers and did a blind tasting of them all to find out which was […]

Posted on April 2, 2013 in Features and Archives, Food and DrinkComments Off
Thai Chillies

Thai Chillies Although the Chilli Pepper was only introduced to Thailand from the Americas some 400 years ago Thai cuisine relies heavily on chillies to add heat and, most importantly, flavour to its dishes. Black and Green Peppercorns and Ginger are also used to add heat and flavour but Thailand seems to have adopted the […]

Posted on April 2, 2013 in Features and Archives, Food and DrinkComments Off
thai food by david thompson

We were very interested recently to receive a copy of “Thai Food” by David Thompson. At almost seven hundred pages this weighty publication is an incredibly comprehensive guide to all aspects of Thai cuisine. Thompson certainly knows his subject. He is the accomplished chef behind the famous Sydney restaurants Darley Street Thai and Sailor’s Thai. […]

Posted on April 2, 2013 in Features and Archives, Food and DrinkComments Off

Garlic is one of the key ingredients and flavours in Thai cuisine and is used in both raw and cooked forms in a huge number of Thai dishes. It has a characteristic pungent smell and aroma that is reduced and sweetened by the length of cooking. This pungency is caused by chemical reactions when the […]

Posted on April 2, 2013 in Features and Archives, Food and DrinkComments Off
3 kinds of thai basil

Basil in Thai Cuisine You are probably familiar with the richly fragrant herb Basil since it is commonly used in Mediterranean cuisine. It is, for example, the central ingredient in Pesto, one of Italian cooking’s finest sauces. Basil is also used extensively in cooking here in Thailand and often in dishes with – to our […]

Posted on April 2, 2013 in Features and Archives, Food and DrinkComments Off
various bottles of thai fish sauce

Nam Pla – Thai Fish Sauce If you were asked to choose the ingredient most characteristic of Thai cuisine what would you pick? Lemon grass maybe? fiery, brightly-coloured chillies, or perhaps garlic? What you probably wouldn’t pick is the special Thai fish sauce called Nam Pla. Whilst it is one of the most crucial elements […]

Posted on April 2, 2013 in Features and Archives, Food and DrinkComments Off
thai grilled chicken

A journey through classic Thai Street Foods Below we offer you a photo guide to some of the excellent Thai dishes that are commonly available but that you might not have heard of before. Many of these dishes are available in even the most simple of Thai restaurants and they are generally eaten by themselves […]

Posted on April 2, 2013 in Features and Archives, Food and DrinkComments Off
group of different thai chillies

We all know that Thai food can be spicy, sometimes very spicy. Thai people love chillies and use them generously in their cuisine. But have you ever wondered what it is in Chillies that gives them their heat and why it is there? The active element that gives chillies their heat is known as Capsaicin. […]

Posted on April 2, 2013 in Features and Archives, Food and DrinkComments Off
long grain white rice

Here in Thailand rice is everywhere. This isn’t really surprising since it is the very backbone of Thai nutrition having been the food around which all meals are based for thousands of years in this part of the world. And of course in these times of internationl cuisine it’s no longer a particularly exotic dish, […]

Posted on April 2, 2013 in Features and Archives, Food and DrinkComments Off
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The Trat Night Market Thai markets are fascinating places to visit. People bustle around preparing, buying and selling all kinds of interesting and unfamiliar foods and produce. Koh Chang has a couple of small markets in White Sand Beach and in Klong Prao village but if you want to experience the full techicolour mystery of […]

Recipes

Posted on April 2, 2013 in Features and Archives, RecipesComments Off
massaman curry paste

The rich and complex Massaman curry is the best known of all the Southern Thai dishes. It reflects the South Asian influence on Southern Thai cuisine with its use of dry herbs and spices such as cloves and cinnamon. You can buy pre-prepared curry pastes which do a reasonable job but if you want to […]

Posted on April 2, 2013 in Features and Archives, RecipesComments Off

Clams in Chilli Sauce – Hoy Lai This is a great recipe that combines clams with the aromatic flavours of basil and garlic and the sweet and spicy Prik Pao chilli paste (available at most supermarkets). If you can’t get clams then it also works well with mussels. The Thai name for the dish is […]

Posted on April 2, 2013 in Features and Archives, RecipesComments Off

Thai Squid Salad – Yam Pla Meuk This Squid Salad is quick to prepare and is super healthy, containing almost no fat. Be warned however that Thai salads are typically some of the spiciest dishes that you can order. Thais like to enjoy them as a fiery accompaniment to a few drinks. You can of […]

Posted on April 2, 2013 in Features and Archives, RecipesComments Off
Thai seafood dipping sauce

It’s hard to pick a Thai recipe that is a particular example of the use of fish sauce since nearly every Thai dish seems to utilise it to some extent. But it is a major feature in the spicy, salty, sharp and flavourful dipping sauce for seafood that is described below. Ingredients Nam Pla Fish […]

Posted on April 2, 2013 in Features and Archives, RecipesComments Off
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Fried Rice with Thai Olives – Khao Pat Nam Liap Moo This recipe is an interesting and unique variant on traditional fried rice with a great combination of textures and flavours. The Chinese Olive, canarium album L., looks like an Olive, but it isn’t one. This fruit has a rich and spicy flavour that is […]

Posted on April 2, 2013 in Features and Archives, RecipesComments Off
thai fried rice

Khao Pat – Thai Fried Rice Fried rice is a simple staple dish which is often eaten as a breakfast or daytime meal. It can be made with pretty much any meat, seafood or vegetable. It is a quick and tasty meal by itself or it can be served with other dishes. The measures below […]

Posted on April 2, 2013 in Features and Archives, RecipesComments Off
thai panang curry

This is one of the famous Thai curries. This dish has a rich creamy sauce thickened by coconut milk. You can purchase the curry pastes in most large supermarkets back home, or why not take some home with you as a souvenir of your holiday in Thailand? Serve with plain boiled rice or as part […]

Posted on April 2, 2013 in Features and Archives, RecipesComments Off
pat prik on

Pat Prik On – Stir fry with green chillies This medium spicy dish combines meat, usually chicken or pork, with onions and the large light green Chillies called Prik On around Koh Chang or Prik Yuak elsewhere in Thailand. The dish has a fresh sour flavour and is great served traditionally with rice or less […]

Posted on April 2, 2013 in Features and Archives, RecipesComments Off
chicken in soy bean sauce

Chicken with Green Pepper in Thai Soy Bean Sauce – Gai Pat Dtao Jiaow This isn’t really a Thai dish. It’s our version of the classic Chinese dish Chicken with Green Peppers in a Black Bean Sauce using Thailand’s fermented soy bean sauce instead. It tastes pretty good though and it’s really easy to make […]

Posted on April 2, 2013 in Features and Archives, RecipesComments Off
thai garlic prawns

Thai Garlic Prawns – Goong Ob Gleua Whilst this dish translates as “Prawns baked in salt” the cooking process actually involves steaming the prawns in a pan and there isn’t much salt in it so don’t have any health concerns. It is a quick-to-prepare dish and is a delicious way to enjoy fresh prawns in […]

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