Samui Phangan Magazine June July 2019

Nearly 15 years ago I was sitting at my desk in Bangrak, Koh Samui, pondering what should I write for the Editors Note on the magazine’s maiden edition. Back then the Real Estate boom was just starting on our islands and I had very little problem selling out the original magazine to all the new agents, developers and related agencies. The magazine went from strength to strength and very soon was lovingly named the Samui Bible of Real Estate. We had entered the market just at the right time and readers appreciated being able to find all the tips and advice on obtaining land and house in Thailand. Basically, if you were interested in real estate on Koh Samui or Koh Phangan then you’d find what you were looking for inside our covers. Very soon the magazine peaked at 328 pages, now that is impressive publishing for anywhere in the world. Now 15 years later the Samui Phangan Real Estate Magazine is still going strong and I’m very happy to say that I am now back in the driving seat as Editor. I’ve been away for a while working on some other projects but it’s a great feeling this morning being back in my seat.

It was also 18 years ago that Phil J Brook came to our island and then 14 years ago that he started his Samui Snake and Wildlife Rescue, we feature Phil in our Green Scene and show a little of the great work he has been doing on our island. This edition we take a closer look at Villa Velks in our Developer in View, an absolutely stunning residence with those amazing Samui sea views. We have our Legal team explaining a little about Estate Planning and our expert on Property Finance Stuart M Foulkes picks up that Crypto Currency subject. So, whether you have the paper edition in hand or are checking us out online then you will find the Samui Bible of Real Estate bursting with interesting tips, features and articles from around our wonderful tropical island. If you have any special questions to ask please write to me at and myself and our Satayu Team will do their best to answer.

It's a beautiful day on Koh Samui, go out and make the most of it

Crispin JG Paton-Smith