Author Archives: Glenn R. Wallis

The Golden Basin Islands– Angthong National Marine Park

Consisting of an archipelago of more than 40 islands the Angthong (Golden Basin) National Marine Park is a earn a living from fishing with all of the islands remaining uninhabited and undeveloped except for one. This island, Koh Paluay, is … Continue reading

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The Bathing Machine of Bang Rak

Humankind’s love of the beach started pretty early on. About 400 million years ago, or thereabouts, when our slimy forebears made the first step (or wriggle) from sea to shore. The rest, from Babylonian sun-worship via the Victorian bathing machine … Continue reading

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Koh Som – Just a Bounce from Bang Rak

A remarkable surprise lies before your eyes as you gaze across the aqua blue sea and onto the nearby isle of Koh Som. From my holiday beach dugout on the sandy oasis of Bang Rak beach I had been staring … Continue reading

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Sangsom Sundays in Bang Rak

Paradise has a different meaning to many different people. In Bangrak, on the coves of Koh Samui, you’ll become one of an array of these different types of tourists. There are those who spend the Sunday afternoons languidly lounging on … Continue reading

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What Floats Your Boat?

Bang Rak is the home of the speedboat community and the sailors who charter everything from Catamarans to Pinisi sailing yachts, and from fishing boats to exuberant vessels that have enormous cabins and can travel the seven seas without troubles.

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Bang Rak Sandcastles – Koh Samui

Around the world beaches have always been an environment where people love to strut their stuff. Bang Rak on Koh Samui has become an exciting playground for some very talented artists over the years. But there is a new art … Continue reading

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Bang Rak Business on Koh Samui

So you’ve decided that the island of Koh Samui is the place that you’d like to spend the rest of your days. You’ve sold the house back home, bid your friends and extended family farewell, and hopped onto a plane … Continue reading

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Koh Samui’s Rocket Festival

“It is often best to know the forecast, before praying for rain” Mark Twain There is a ritual that is quite obviously borne of a simpler time, before irrigation and television, when people instinctively understood their symbiotic relationship with nature. … Continue reading

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The Village of Love – Baan Bang Rak

Created as a potential model street, the impressive changes that have occurred in Bang Rak have instilled a sense of pride and need for redevelopment now for the facilities of this village, recognised by the owners of the community businesses. … Continue reading

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Bang Rak – The Model Village of Koh Samui

There’s something happening to the island of Koh Samui. An incredible reformation is occurring and is gaining such momentum that it has changed the face of one of its former sleepy little villages. Baan Bang Rak, or as some have … Continue reading

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