Samui Phangan Magazine December - January 2017

Looking back on the last issue and preparing the last few articles and my notes for the High Season December/January issue it’s almost difficult to know where to start. The shock that came to us all with the passing away of our beloved King, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, also known as Rama IX. The mourning period that followed has been something that we have all taken part in but has been sadly misinterpreted by some foreign media. Any disruption in tourist arrivals can be closer linked to the wrong information that was given out without much thought for the King and his subjects. Those that still came only saw a wonderful respect for our King and the disruptions to normal life especially life as a tourist were minimal. It was even wonderful to see many tourists taking active part in the mourning ceremonies to show their respect to His Majesty. Now with first part of the mourning period over we are all looking forward to the coronation of our new King and a bright and prosperous future for Thailand.

2016 has certainly been a turbulent year all over the world, but as before both Samui and Phangan still stands as two of the most beautiful tropical island destinations and still are certainly one of the best choices in buying your dream property. With that all of us at Satayu Publishing would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a successful and prosperous New Year 2017.

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Crispin

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