Thailand's dark side: why you really shouldn't visit Koh Tao

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Re: Thailand's dark side: why you really shouldn't visit Koh Tao

Post by HHTel » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:12 pm

I hasten to add that the figures I quoted are for 2017 and it does refer to 'young people' on holiday.

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Post by handdrummer » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:22 am

According to reports and statistics is safest to be an American when visiting Thailand. It seems to be one of the few countries where they don't want to kill Americans. I don't know why they keep killing Brits, maybe it's the accent.

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Re: Thailand's dark side: why you really shouldn't visit Koh Tao

Post by europtimiste » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:45 am

handdrummer wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:22 am
According to reports and statistics is safest to be an American when visiting Thailand. It seems to be one of the few countries where they don't want to kill Americans. I don't know why they keep killing Brits, maybe it's the accent.
Specially horrible Liverpool accent.

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Re: Thailand's dark side: why you really shouldn't visit Koh Tao

Post by StevePIraq » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:14 pm

europtimiste wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:45 am
handdrummer wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:22 am
According to reports and statistics is safest to be an American when visiting Thailand. It seems to be one of the few countries where they don't want to kill Americans. I don't know why they keep killing Brits, maybe it's the accent.
Specially horrible Liverpool accent.
Now now nothing wrong with Scousers, dop salop salai
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Re: Thailand's dark side: why you really shouldn't visit Koh Tao

Post by buksida » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:02 pm

More madness from 'Mafia Island' ...

Man allegedly kills himself on Koh Tao

The owner of a diving school on Koh Tao allegedly took his life after a Facebook Live session telling his friends about his family and work problems.

Police were reported at 3.10pm on Thursday. When they arrived at a two-storey house in Surat Thani’s municipality, all doors and windows were closed. Two big bikes were in the garage.

Since no one answered the door after they heard a gunshot, the police cut iron bars on the second floor and entered the room where the sound came from.

There, they found a man wearing a full bike suit, complete with a helmet and gloves, lying dead in bed with a red doll in his left hand. He had a gunshot wound to the chin and a 9mm pistol on his body.

The man was identified as Pattapol Ekpathomsak, 48, owner of Alvaro Diving School, The Pirate Bar and Taraporn restaurant on Koh Tao.


https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/genera ... on-koh-tao
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Re: Thailand's dark side: why you really shouldn't visit Koh Tao

Post by handdrummer » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:37 pm

The police heard the shot and entered soon after. That may actually be a suicide.

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Re: Thailand's dark side: why you really shouldn't visit Koh Tao

Post by HHTel » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:25 am

It certainly seems to be a suicide. It would be interesting to know what the motivation behind it was. He owned a diving school, a bar and a restaurant.

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Re: Thailand's dark side: why you really shouldn't visit Koh Tao

Post by Lost » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:23 am

HHTel wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:25 am
It certainly seems to be a suicide. It would be interesting to know what the motivation behind it was. He owned a diving school, a bar and a restaurant.
Possibly all 3 businesses were failing. That would explain the ‘work problems’. No money coming in?... would explain the ‘family problems’ too, I guess.

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