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Thai Culture and Etiquette

We may think that we live in a nanny state, but the lengths to which every Thai person will try to avoid any confrontation, contentious talk or possible bad manners during everyday and business life can seem quite staggering to … Continue reading

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SilkAir will fly Samui Route

Singapore’s SilkAir is stepping up its flight cooperation with Bangkok Airways to make Koh Samui its third port of call in Thailand. SilkAir will offer three flights a week from Singapore to Koh Samui under a code share with Bangkok … Continue reading

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Ko Samui or Koh Samui? Short words are the best

Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all. Winston Churchill, 1874-1965 So…to Ko or (not) to Koh? That is the question!  Both small words, but you will probably see them many, many times … Continue reading

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How to say a few words and avoid some cultural faux pas.

How to say a few words and avoid some cultural faux pas. When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Your holiday on Koh Samui island will be so much more rewarding and fun (sanuk) if you can say a … Continue reading

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Koh Samui – Popular as ever

According to travel writer Naomi Lindt,  Koh Samui ranked number 3 in the New York Times 2011 list of must places to visit A toned-down version of Phuket, heavy on wellness and food. As Thailand’s third-largest island, Koh Samui isn’t … Continue reading

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Thai Green Curry Recipe

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. (J R R Tolkein) You’ve done Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and a few other places in between.  … Continue reading

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Welcome to Samui Island Villas blog

Travel is only glamorous in retrospect. (Paul Theroux) Now!  Let’s all prove him wrong! Welcome to Samui Island Villas blog. Travel is enlightening, mind-expanding, astonishing – and one of the very few pleasures of life most of us can now … Continue reading

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