Ko Samui Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Katoeys (Ladyboys/Transvestites)

    The Lady boys that entertain you can be fun to watch but whatever you do don't take the p**** as they can get nasty, also you may be hassled for a photo with them.........if you do you will have to...

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  • 2. Animals & Wildlife

    On the way to the area where the elephants are kept i had eaten a banana and afterwards wiped my hands off on my pants as we kids like to do. As you can see in the photo, these elephants are kept on a...

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  • 3. On The Beach

    Hi ! I just got back from a trip to Koh Samui and was unfortunately involved in a JET SKI Scam. Me and 5 of my friends rented jet skis and paid about 850 baht for 30 mins, little did we know what...

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  • 4. On The Roads

    Taxis on Samui don't have meters so you have to bargain but usually they will charge you a fix rate like 500 baht.They will try to tell you where your going is so far or the price of petrol is...

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  • 5. Con Artists & Scams

    Be careful when taking songthaew taxi`s after dark,it is a fact that fares rise the later and further distance you travel(this is an acceptable practice worldwide).My experience involved a ride that...

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  • 6. Sunburn

    You should be prepared for the sun because the sun is really shining. You can easily get burned if you don't wear sunscreen. The sunscreen is your vital thing when you are visiting Koh Samui. And...

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  • 7. Falling coconuts

    The sign says it all. Also, if you are bothered by geckos that are the size of beagles, this might not be the place for you. I didn't mind sharing my room with a few since they're harmless and keep...

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  • 8. Women Travelling Alone

    It's not dangerous, it's just not a lot of fun when we went out on Koh Samui. Many of the people out are couples or single men trolling for the local Thai women. The Thai women stand and dance around...

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  • 9. Koh Samui taxi drivers.. can be killer

    July 2011, honrymoon trip to Koh Samui. We faced horrible experiences out there. The people are mostly extremely, openly and abusively racist. Being Muslim ad...

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  • 10. Internet Banking Be aware of keyloggers

    A warning for anybody just using an ATM card & are going to transfer money around their bank accounts via internet banking.Find a reputable internet cafe as...

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  • 11. Drugs

    Drugs are widely available on Samui, and if you're young there's a high chance of locals approaching you and offering you all sorts, especially on the beach,...

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  • 12. Dengue Fever

    On Koh Samui there are large signboards all around the island's roads warning about Dengue Fever but none of these signs are in English as they don't want to...

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  • 13. Working women

    If you go to a GoGo bar you know what you are doing, if you go to a hostess bar you are normally there for a reason and if you are with a partner normally you...

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  • 14. Monkey men...

    You will notice up and down the strip and around the restaurants of the beach, men with either iguanas, snakes or monkeys drapped around their necks and a...

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  • 15. Mafia Taxi Drivers

    I've lived in Koh Samui for four years. Here is some facts and tips.1. There is no bus service from the airport because of the taxi mafia who probably pay...

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  • 16. FULL MOON PARTY

    It is better to arrive one day before and book a room because almost everyone is drunk after the party,only take the amount of money that you need and don't...

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  • 17. Hiring Motorcycles

    Virtually all of the local population and a large number of the tourists seem to travel around on these little motor cycles. No-one wears protective gear and...

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  • 18. I`ll swear it was in my

    This tip implores you when your are leaving Koh Samui be it airplane or bus please make sure that you place anything of value in your hand luggage EG cameras...

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  • 19. Beach Blindness

    Sadly all that white sand and clear blue sea and blazing sun can lead to a form of blindness due to the overpowering glare. Refuse to buy expensive ones as...

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  • 20. Politeness

    Thai people are culturally very big on politeness , they are naturally polite so rudeness can provoke an extreme reaction.One nasty incident i witnessed was...

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  • 21. Scooters

    While riding your scooter at anything up to 70 mph you will encounter various hazards , wildlife will appear in the middle of the road ( elephants and giant...

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  • 22. Mekong Whisky

    You hear a lot of rumours about Mekong Whisky and i don't know how much of it is true. However after drinking a shed-load of it i can say that it feels like...

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  • 23. Mosquitoes

    The mosquitoes here are vicious ,there's no real escape from the little b@stards ,as soon as the sun sets , despite the heat its a good idea to wear trousers as...

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  • 24. Don't mess around with drugs...

    Don't mess around with drugs in Thailand. DANGER!! In the past there are lots of people the try to sell some pills the are very danger. The call it 'Java' and...

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  • 25. Drugs in Thailand

    If for any reason you think you should bring drugs into Thailand be warned - if you get caught you stand the chance of the death penalty. Even foreigners are...

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