Southern Thailand Warnings and Dangers

  • Warnings and Dangers
    by AngMimi
  • Warnings and Dangers
    by machomikemd
  • Warnings and Dangers
    by machomikemd

Southern Thailand Warnings and Dangers

  • Katoeys (Ladyboys/Transvestites)

    Ko Samui Warnings and Dangers

    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 pay and 2 ladyboys in the photo thats 2 payments.

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  • Touting

    Hat Yai Warnings and Dangers

    This is not dangerous or anything, just a warning that if you walk around Hat Yai you will get a lot of attention from the massage places in town. There are lots of them and every one has many employees. A foot massage costs 250 Baht an hour. I actually think this is quite expensive when you consider that there are millions of Thais who make around...

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  • Animals & Wildlife

    Ko Samui Warnings and Dangers

    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 short chain and that's all, so when this little guy got close enough to me to smell the banana on my pants he pulled on my pant leg towards him until...

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  • Transliteration & Language Difficulties

    Hat Yai Warnings and Dangers

    Thai script gets translated into the roman alphabet in a number of interesting ways. I think Hat Yai is the correct name but Haad Yai also appears and I ended up calling it Hat Yat, Yai Hat, Hatty Jaques, Yat Hai, Hai Yai, Had Yat, Yat Hat, Hat the hat, and God knows what else. It's not too much of a problem as long as you don't end up confused...

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  • On The Beach

    Ko Samui Warnings and Dangers

    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 we were getting into. In the middle of the ocean, while the jet skis were stationary they barely touched each other due to a wave. I dont think that...

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  • On The Roads

    Ko Samui Warnings and Dangers

    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 expensive...blar blar...most of these taxis hang around the pier or airport waiting for tourist. The general fix rates. Airport > Chaweng > Bophut >...

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  • Con Artists & Scams

    Ko Samui Warnings and Dangers

    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 ended at the complete opposite to where I wanted to be,then a very high fee that was basically extortion. If it wasn`t for the intervention of my Thai...

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  • Sunburn

    Ko Samui Warnings and Dangers

    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 remember to wear sunscreen also when you are swimming!

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  • Falling coconuts

    Ko Samui Warnings and Dangers

    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 to themselves.

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  • Driving is Dangerous on Koh Samui.

    The roads of Koh Samui are in a poor state of repair and the drivers on these potholed roads do not ( as far as I can tell ) follow any kind of highway code. It is common to find motorbikes travelling at speed, in either direction, on both sides of the road. Drivers routinely overtake at high speed in narrow built up areas, forcing drivers...

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  • Local Mafia

    If you stay on Koh Samui or the other islands and cannot get a flight out you must fly from Surat Thani and that is where the Mafia get you. Transport is by ferry and then bus but they stop at a small restaurant in the middle of nowhere and say, "you wait for bus to airport", and so you wait and of course people by food because they make it a long...

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  • Careful

    watch your steep... be notice at any of the piece of glasses, sharp stick, nails and wooden.. construction is on progress. but I'think now everything's ok. don't worry ok. the local has rebuild thier homes and restraurant after the Tsunami. a wonderful places.

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  • Mosquito Repellent

    It is vital to carry mosquito repellent with you to any areas of Thailand, as with much of Asia. The mosquitos that carry Malaria are the ones with the white on them. When you see those around, take extra precautions. Mosquito spray is cheap and effective, also travel sized and widely available in Thailand, so be sure to carry some with you,...

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  • what claim to be tiger show is just a...

    At Thainland HatyaiI would totally avoid BLUESHIP Agency, a ticket sale counter located at Niphat Utbit3 rd. Besides offering tour tickets it also sell puppies and you could easily locate the ticket counter since it was at the entrance to a basement carpark ramp.I bought a tiger show ticket for 250 bat and was directed to a hotel nearby. Upon...

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  • they taste good but they can hurt

    watch out for falling coconuts, I swear i almost copped one plenty of times. they fall from 10 metres and you dont hear them coming....... they kill 150 people a year worldwide so watch out!

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  • Drunk people?s jokes

    Be carfull with drunk people in your hotel after all night long parties!Some of them decided to empty a fire extintor in my room!Cheers Georgie and Carlitos ;)Los quiero!See the picture...

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  • Speed boats in the gulf

    these operate as ferrys between (mostly) Koh Tao and the Mainland.Having been built by local freaks who shuold have stayed with surfboards and beeing powered by up to 4 uncoordinated outboarders, these things ARE fast (using aound 800 liters for the under 60 miles trip) - and can be sunk by just a ONE meter wave, which easily appears even in the...

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  • Jet Ski - Danger for Life and Wallet

    I've seen it in Patong Beach, but probably applies anyehere:On the beach, there's some guys renting out jet Ski for not too big money - I think around 500 Baht / 30 min.While no doubt they ARE fun, you must be VERY careful not to rush over swimmers - there's no separated areas and just a head can be hard to see in the waves. As a swimmer just DIVE...

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  • use your sense

    Phi Phi is a very chilled out island, I never saw any problems that weren't anything more than the result of too many drinks in the heat between tourists...But I would be cautious the streets at night after the bars have closed are dark, just keep your wits about you.

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