Ko Samui Local Customs

  • Local Customs
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  • Local Customs
    by Willettsworld
  • Local Customs
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  • 1. Religion & Beliefs

    One of the things that I have never understood about travellers is their desire to break the rules, or guidelines of the local people. Out of respect to the people who look after this temple, and also...

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  • 2. Language

    As with any foreign country it is an advantage to learn some basic communication terms.In thai it is handy to know the following terms. Sa-wa-dee khap for males,Sa-wa-dee ka for females(hello or...

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  • 3. The Fish Market

    The Fish Market in Mae Nam is a good place to go and get fresh fish & vegetables if you are on an apartment holiday and cooking your own food. You get it here...

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  • 4. Recipe for Thai-style steamed fish

    Cooking healthy, delicious and healthy Asian food at home is not that difficult. In fact, this is one of my favourite recipes that is quick, easy to make and...

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  • 5. Fisherman

    Near enough, wherever you go on Ko Samui, you'll find local fishermen tending to their nets or, if you're around earlier enough, bringing their catch in for...

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  • 6. Environmentally Friendly Samui Airport

    Frequently described by visitors as 'the most beautiful airport in the world', the award-winning Koh Samui Airport proves that it is possible to be both...

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  • 7. Mosquito repellant

    I'm planning on using an oil based mosquito repellent with lemon eucalyptus (not the usual eucalyptus oil) and lemon grass oil. it smells wonderful and was...

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  • 8. Songkhran

    This event is over a few days in april the hotest and dryest month.......it is normally over a few days but once in Pattaya a few years ago it went on for 2...

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  • 9. Shoes off

    It is polite to take off your shoes when visiting temples etc... Some places do tell you to take them off. The locals also tend to take off their shoes before...

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  • 10. Just wondering...

    I don't actually know is it a cultural thing or not when you'll see a small house and there's an antenna on it's roof. First I thought that it was a satellite...

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  • 11. Bar Girls

    " Hey , hey , english boy , you come in and buy me drink , english boy you like ride motorcycle maybe you like ride something else? " Every bar we passed our...

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  • 12. Regular or Super

    There isn't much in the way of petrol stations ,but the conveniance shops ( shacks ) normally in the middle of no-where sell petrol out of large glass jars....

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  • 13. Motorbike Madness

    The roads in a lot of Koh Samui are like a BMX track so scooters or 4by4's are the best way to get around. There's no helmets ( it's too hot ) and no driving...

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  • 14. Travel Agencies

    I used travel agencies for all my travel in and out of Thailand. This included to and from Cambodia, Malaysia and Singapore. Through all those dealings I have...

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  • 15. How a REAL woman fishes

    These women started fishing early in the morning and slowly worked their way along the beach. By the time noon rolled around, it was very hot. They were all...

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  • 16. Men fishing on Ko Samui

    First, these fellows in their long-tail boats put out their net. Then, they cruise back and forth, slapping the water with this long pole-like contraption,...

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