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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Goodbye to March 2015

It's time to say Goodbye to March 2015. The weather has been excellent this month, almost no rain and it started to warm up from the beginning of the month when it was still nice and cool until the end of the month when it was just plain hot at some days.

An outstanding month for the weather but we could do with some rain to replenish the ground water levels, although it doesn't look like this is in the making soon.

Work took me away from Samui most of this month, first a PADI IDC in Moalboal in the Philippines and after just having been home for five days, I'm now in Khao Lak conducting the current Khao Lak PADI IDC, but the family is with me, so we can spend some time together.

Goodbye to March 2015

A small Chinese style statue at Wat Lamai

Although I wasn't home a lot last month, we still managed to go out for dinner a few times, first was at the beginning of the month during the local monthly Skal dinner, this time held at Coast, a write up to follow next month about this location, and out usual fave hangouts, Juzza Pizza in Fisherman's Village and Kobori in Maenam, a Japanese restaurant. Both highly recommendable.

See you all next month again and thanks for visiting my Samui blog, don't be shy though and come back next month again!

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 31st March, 2015

Today's weather;

It's very nice and sunny already early in the morning over Koh Samui although there plenty of nice white clouds over the ocean. Current temp at 7am is 28.5C

In Khao Lak, we also have a sunny morning albeit a bit hazy. Current temp here at 7am is 24C. We had some hard rain in the early evening and max temp reached 34.4C

The current PADI IDC in Khao Lak is already on it's third day today.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 31st March, 2015

The statue of the sitting Buddha at Wat Plai Laem is surrounded by four smaller statues, very much in a Hindu art way. This is statue number one, three more to follow over the next three days 


Yesterday saw a dry and warm day around koh Samui with a max temp of 32.4C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 31st March, 2015

Fasai House in Khao Lak, our basic but friendly home away from home during our stay in Khao Lak

The forecast is looking good for the next seven days, possibly a few clouds over the next three days but nice and sunny in general.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Monday, 30 March 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 30th March, 2015

Today's weather;

It looks nice and sunny over Koh Samui this morning with a current temp at 7am of 28.6C

In Khao Lak it's a little bit hazy but the sky is mainly blue this morning. Current temp at 7am is 24C. Yesterday saw some hard late afternoon rain here, the first rain in about 3 months time.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 30th March, 2015

Seating man statue at Wat Plai Laem

Yesterday saw a very nice and warm day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 32.3C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 30th March, 2015

Thai junk food at Bang Niang market in Khao Lak

The forecast shows lovely weather for the next seven days ahead. Sunny skies without hardly a breeze.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 29th March, 2015

Today's weather;

The clouds have gone over Koh Samui and it looks like a new blue sky day is waking up. Current temp at 7am is 28C

We arrived safely in Khao Lak yesterday afternoon and here we have a straight blue sky and it looks like it will be a hot day here. Current temp at 7am is a nice and  cool 23.3C
Today the PADI IDC in Khao Lak will kick off.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 29th March, 2015

A fishing boat cruising around Nathon harbor

Yesterday saw a cloudy but still warm day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 32C. In Khao Lak the max temp reached 36.6C yesterday!

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 29th March, 2015

Police Boat 813 in Khao Lak, beached after the Tsunami and the surroundings keep changing here with new buildings in the making

The forecast is looking good for the next seven days, the breeze is unfortunately leaving us but so are the clouds. Warm and sunny days are ahead of us!

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th March, 2015

Today's weather;

It's fairly cloudy with just a few blue spots around Koh Samui this morning. Current temp at 7am is 28.5C

Today we're off to Khao Lak for a PADI IDC, starting tomorrow.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th March, 2015

A very different view of Meh Guan Ihm at Wat Plai Laem, an aerial picture made by and with thanks to Koh Samui Aerial Photography

Yesterday saw a cloudy day with still a few blue spots and very hot but with a nice cooling breeze and a sprinkle of rain at some parts of the island. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast shows a light change, with more blue skies coming through again and possibly some rain today. Get ready for some sunny and hot days again.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Friday, 27 March 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 27th March, 2015

Today's weather;

It's fairly cloudy with some scattered blue spots in Koh Samui's sky this morning. Current temp at 7am is 28.6C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 27th March, 2015

Yesterday's sunset at Big Buddha

It was very warm around Koh Samui yesterday with a lightly clouded sky. Max temp reached 32.3C

The forecast hasn't changed much, cloud cover, a breeze and possibly some until Monday and after that fairly nice and sunny again.

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Camille

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 26th March, 2015

Today's weather;

It's partially cloudy with a light breeze over Koh Samui this morning. Current temp at 7am is 28.4C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 26th March, 2015

Fishing boat near Big Buddha

Yesterday saw mostly a blue sky with occasionally some clouds and a fair breeze around the island. Max temp reached 32.3C It's hot!

The forecast predicts a light breeze and scattered cloud cover with possibly some rain until Monday, as of Tuesday it should all clear up again and become nice and sunny.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 25th March, 2015

Today's weather;

It's partially cloudy this morning but already warm around Koh Samui. Current temp at 7am is 28.5C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 25th March, 2015

The 'old' Bot at Wat Plai Laem this morning basking in the early day sunlight

Yesterday saw also a partially cloudy but warm day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 32.3C

The forecast keeps predicting cloud cover over the next seven days with possibly a shower until th weekend.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 24th March, 2015

Today's weather;

It's slightly cloudy over Koh Samui this morning but the sun is out and about and ready to vaporize some of these clouds. Current temp at 7am is 28.2C

This morning there was a large and armed amount of army in Chaweng but so far I have no information on what they might be up to.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 24th March, 2015

Flowers blossoming in our garden, in the time I was in Moalboal in the Philippines, these flowers are now in full blossom and they're a beautiful sight

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny day around koh Samui with a max temp of 31.4C

The forecast predicts cloud cover for the next seven days, a strong breeze for the next few days combined with possibly a shower. The island can do with some rain, the water levels are becoming low after almost 7 weeks of no rain.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

 Camille

Monday, 23 March 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 23rd March, 2015

Today's weather;

It's very hazy this morning around Koh Samui with some clouds lounging over the ocean. Current temp at 7am is 28.4C and it's good to be back home again!

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 23rd March, 2015

'My Friend' restaurant on the left and view on Fisherman's Village where we had a great dinner experience again at Juzza Pizza yesterday evening

Yesterday saw a mostly cloudy day around the island with some very isolated showers. Max temp reached 31.3C

The forecast keeps predicting more cloud cover with an occasional shower for the next seven days.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 22nd March, 2015

Today's weather;

Just got back home after a long day of travelling and short connecting time for the next flight and not so good internet, so a very late update!

Started in the dark at 4.30am in Cebu to catch a flight to slightly rainy Manila in the Philippines and on to Koh Samui via Bangkok. I really enjoy and like Moalboal but it's also very good to be back home again.

It's cloudy but mostly dry around Koh Samui but there was some rain earlier today in Hua Thanon. Current temp at 4pm is 29C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 22nd March, 2015

Meh Guan Ihm at Wat Plai Laem

Yesterday saw a nice and warm day with a max temp of 31C

The forecast predicts a few cloudy days ahead of us with possible a shower from Tuesday to Thursday.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 21st March, 2015

Today's weather;

It's a bit cloudy this morning around Koh Samui, as predicted. Current temp at 7am is 28.5C

At Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines we have another clear blue sky and it looks like another very warm day is in the making. Current temp at 8am local time is 27C

It's my last day of this trip in Moalboal, later today I will travel to Cebu and very early tomorrow morning I will start making my way back to Koh Samui. First there's the PADI IE to complete here in Moalboal though.

oh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 21st March, 2015

Namuang waterfall at Baan Namuang about a month ago, when there was plenty of water. After about 7 weeks of hardly any rain, the waterfall may be not as powerful at the moment

Yesterday was once more a very warm day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 31.2C

oh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 21st March, 2015

Yesterday's sunset at Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines

The forecast has changed again a little bit, there will b more cloud cover over the next seven days with some strong wind on Wednesday and possibly some some rain.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Friday, 20 March 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 20th March, 2015

Today's weather;

Once more we are enjoying a warm and sunny day taking shape around Koh Samui. Current temp at 7am is 24.8C

At Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines, the PADI IE has started, which means that soon I will be home again and that should be Sunday afternoon. In the meantime, it's nice and sunny with a lovely blue sky. Current temp at 8am local time is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 20th March, 2015

A fierce looking statue at Wat Lamai

Yesterday saw once more a nice and lovely warm day with a max temp of 31C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 20th March, 2015.

Ocean boulevard at Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines

The forecast is changing slightly, Monday could see some heavy clouds during the afternoon, Wednesday and Thursday might see some strong breeze with Thursday also having some heavy cloud cover nd possibly some long awaited rain come mid next week.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 19th March, 2015

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is still a little bit hazy but another blue sky and a warm day are shaping up. The patch of excellent weather since 6 weeks keeps going on. Current temp at 7am is 26C

At Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines we are also in a stretch of sunny weather, it's blue skies all around with some scattered clouds this morning and a morning temp of 25C at 8am local time.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 19th March, 2015

Barbecued quail for sale at a Wat Plai Laem temple fair some two weeks ago

Yesterday saw a sunny and warm day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 31.3C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 19th March, 2015

Entrance sign on the road leading to Panagsama Beach near Moalboal in the Philippines

The forecast predicts a possibly a few more clouds over the weekend and a nice breeze after the weekend, so not much change compared to yesterday.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 18th March, 2015

Today's weather;

Once more a nice and sunny sky is shaping up over Koh Samui, the good but dry weather keeps going on, The island could actually do with some rain. Current temp at 7am is 26.7C

Here at Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines, it's also nice and sunny again. Looking like a warm day ahead of us with some nice dives to cool down. Current temp at 8am local time is 27C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 18th March, 2015

View over the ocean from Juzza Pizza, one of our favorite Italian restaurants, located in Fisherman's Village

It seems like the record got stuck but it was once more a s nice and sunny day around Koh Samui yesterday. Max temp reached 31C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 18th March, 2015

Siesta time at Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines

The forecast predicts some more cloud cover as of this coming weekend and possibly with a stronger breeze as of mid next weekend. 

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 17th March, 2015

Today's weather;

It's looking like another warm and sunny day is in the making around Koh Samui although there are a few clouds this early in the morning, but only over the ocean. Current temp at 7am is 27C

At Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines, we started Specialty Instructor training after the current PADI IDC was successfully completed.

It's nice and sunny here at Panagsama beach with a current temp at 8am local time of 26C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 17th March, 2015

The Meh Guan Ihm statue at Wat Plai Laem from a slightly different angle

Yesterday saw once more a warm and sunny day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 31C. There hasn't been any rain now around the island since around 6 weeks.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 17th March, 2015

This is where I have breakfast every morning, under the thatched roof, at Panagsama Beach in Moalboal, Philippines at the Marina Cucina Italiana with a lovely view over the ocean

The forecast predicts a cloudier weekend and some cloudier days possibly next week, it's also looking like there may be a bit of a stiffer breeze mid next week.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Monday, 16 March 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 16th March, 2015

Today's weather;

Another lovely sunny and warm day is shaping up around Koh Samui, blue skies galore! Current temp at 7am is 26.3C

At Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines we are also enjoying a blue sky morning. Current temp is 28C at 8am local time.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 16th March, 2015

Wat Kunaram which houses one of the two mummified monks on Koh Samui, this is the building housing the mummified monk

Yesterday saw once more a warm and sunny day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 31C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 16th March, 2015

Beach life at Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines

The forecast is in general predicting nice weather and sunny skies over the coming seven days with possibly some more wind picking up after next weekend.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 15th March, 2015

Today's weather;

It's very nice and sunny under a near perfect blue sky around Koh Samui. Current temp at 9am is 30C

At Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines it's a hazy day with a few clouds out there and the sun is trying hard to break through. Current temp at 10am local time is 29C

The current PADI IDC finished yesterday and I'm working on a blog post.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 15th March, 2015

Shacks at My friend bay near Fisherman's Village

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 31.5C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 15th March, 2015

The road leading to the Kawasan Falls, near badian in the Philippines, where I ran a half marathon this morning. This is also the road to the finish line. I ran the half marathon in 1:50'41 which is a new personal best for me

The forecast has nice and sunny days scheduled for next week and next weekend. Go out and enjoy the good weather around Koh Samui!

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 14th March, 2015

Today's weather;

Once more it's a nice and blue sky around Koh Samui this morning. Current temp at 7am is 27.6C

At Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines it's partially clouded with a sun getting ready to heat up. Current temp at 8am local time is 26C

Tomorrow will see a late update, since I will be running my first race of the year, a half marathon at the nearby Kawasan Falls in Badian. I probably won' be able to update until 10am.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 14th March, 2015

The 'Bot' at Wat Kunaram in Baan Namuang

Yesterday saw a nice and warm day around the island. Each day it is getting and feeling warmer. Max temp reached 31C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 14th March, 2015

Entrance to the ocean at Panagsama Beach near Moalboal in the Philippines

The forecast changed a bit and all clouds pretty much have disappeared until at least next weekend.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Friday, 13 March 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 13th March, 2015

Today's weather;

Today is a little bit unique since it's the second month in a row with a Friday 13th!

It's look hazy this morning around Koh Samui and there may be some clouds during the day. Current temp at 7am is 27.7C

At Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines we have already passed the half way mark of the current PADI IDC
It's sunny again here after a cloudy afternoon with some rain yesterday. Current temp at 8am local time is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 13th March, 2015

Buddha statue at Wat Plai Laem

Yesterday saw another nice and sunny day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 29.7C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 13th March, 2015

Morning view during my breakfast of Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines

The forecast predicts possibly a cloudy weekend and hardly any clouds for the rest of next week, meaning sunny and warm days ahead of us after this weekend!

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 12th March, 2015

Today's weather;

It's a bit hazy around Koh Samui this morning but another sunny and warm day is in the making! Current temp at 7am is 27.8C

At Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines we have internet connections back and it's under a beautiful blue sky with a current temp at 8am local time of 27C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 12th March, 2015

Laem Sor Pagoda at the Southern part of the island

Yesterday saw once more a nice and sunny day and it keeps growing warmer almost each day. Max temp reached 30.2C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 12th March, 2015

A sikat or bicycle with a sidecar for transporting people and/or goods in Moalboal, Philippines, a very popular means of cheap transportation for short distances

The forecast for the next seven days changed a little bit and shows a little bit more cloud cover until after the weekend. After that it should be almost cloudless again.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 11th March, 2015

Today's weather;

There was no internet all day, so it isn't until now that I can update the daily weather update at 6pm local time in the Philippines.

Koh Samui saw a very nice and sunny day all day long with a current temp of 30.5C at 5pm

Here at Panagsama Beach near Moalboal in the Philippines we had a lovely day today, with plenty of sunshine, nice and warm and a current temp at 6pm of 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 11th March, 2015

Wooden snake at Namuang waterfall

Yesterday saw a very nice and warm day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 30C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 11th March, 2015

Sunset at Panagsama beach, Moalboal in the Philippines yesterday as seen from my dinner table

The forecast for Koh Samui tomorrow and Friday and after that it should be very sunny and possibly a bit warmer.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 10th March, 2015

Today's weather;

It's nice and sunny again this morning over Koh Samui with a current temp at 7am of 27.8C

At Panagsama Beach near Moalboal in the Philippines we have a lovely blue sky and hardly any wind at all. Current temp at 8am local time is 27C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 10th March, 2015

View towards Fisherman's Village

Yesterday saw once more a sunny day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 29.8C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 10th March, 2015

A tricycle at Panagsama beach near Moalboal in the Philippines, a very popular means of transportation in the Philippines

The forecast shows clouds from Thursday to Saturday and very sunny days before and after. The first third of March has been very nice indeed.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Monday, 9 March 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 8th March, 2015

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is once more nice and blue with some clouds over the ocean. Current temp at 7am is a fairly warm 28.2C

At Panagsama Beach near Moalboal in the Philippines, we have a nice blue morning sky after yesterday's afternoon rain. Current temp at 8am local time is 27C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 8th March, 2015

Spirit houses near Hin Ta Hin Yai in Lamai

Yesterday saw once more a nice and warm day around the island. Max temp reached 29.8C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 8th March, 2015

A cloudy sky over Panagsama beach near Moalboal, Philippines

The forecast has changed slightly for the next seven days, a little bit more of a breeze can be expected but less clouds, only Thursday may be fairly cloudy.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 7th March, 2015

Today's weather;

It's nice and sunny around Koh Samui this morning with a current temp at 7am of 28.2C

Here in Moalboal in the Philippines I started the PADI IDC yesterday and we also have a very nice and blue sky this morning here with a current temp at 8am local time of 27C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 7th March, 2015


Yesterday saw a nice, sunny and warm day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 29.9C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 7th March, 2015

Sunset at Panagsama beach near Moalboal, Philippines

The forecast is looking good, some more clouds coming up between Thursday and Saturday but nice and sunny all other days over the next seven days.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Population statistics for Koh Samui in 2014

The Population statistics for Koh Samui in 2014 have been published but they're not really telling you how many people actually live on Koh Samui;

District                   Man       Woman          Sum           Homes
Samui Surat         30,941   32,651         63,592          45,151
1 Angthong            6,024      6,004         12,028           5,503
2 Lipa Noi              2,479      2,660           5,139           2,577
3 Taling Ngam       2,827      3,044           5,871           2,765
4 Namuang            2,409      2,528          4,937            2,605
5 Maret                  4,146      4,663          8,809            7,382
6 Bophut                8,947      9,376        18,323          17,586
7 Maenam             4,109      4,376          8,485            6,733


The amount of homes is based on the actual amount of 'Tabian baan's' (house registration papers) being issued. This is fairly accurate. 
How ever, on the amount of actual people living on the island, the following are emitted or just not included in this statistic;

  • Thais who have their house registration somewhere else in the country
  • Migrant workers (Burmese, Lao, etc...)
  • Foreigners on "long term" visas  (Retirement, Non-O)
  • Foreigners on short term visa who regularly run to the border
  • Tourists

Population statistics for Koh Samui in 2014

Koh Samui aerial picture

Especially the numbers for category two and three are very easy to include, since these two groups are registered.
Interesting stats but they don't tell us how many people actually live on the island.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 7th March, 2015

Today's weather;

Once more we have a nice blue sky shaping up over Koh Samui. Current temp at 7am is 27.4C

I find myself back here in Moalboal in the Philippines again, where I start a PADI IDC today under a nice blue sky with a few scattered clouds. Current temp at 8am local time is 26C although it feels a lot warmer.

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 7th March, 2015

Food vendor at Choengmon beach

Yesterday saw a nice day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 29.5C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 7th March, 2015

Back at Panagsama beach at Moalboal in the Philippines

The forecast shows some cloud formation between Monday and Wednesday and all other days of the next seven should be fine and sunny.

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Camille

Friday, 6 March 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 6th March, 2015

Today's weather;

Another nice blue sky is shaping up over Koh Samui this morning. Current temp at 6am is 28C

Today I'm on Malapascua in the Philippines, back after just over two years and I'm having breakfast under a blue sky with a few clouds in it. Current temp at 7am is 28C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 6th March, 2015

Some food on displayed the Fisherman's Village weekly Friday's walking street

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny around Koh Samui with a max temp of 31C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 6th March, 2015

Malapascua beach in the Philippines

The forecast is ever slightly changing with a breeze in the air over the next seven dasy and possibly some more clouds mid bext week.

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Camille

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 5th March, 2015

Today's weather;

It's nice and blue again over Koh Samui with a current temp of 25C at 7am

This morning I find myself back in Cebu City in the Philippines, on my way to Malapascua. It's nice and sunny here with a current temp at 8am local time of 27.6C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 5th March, 2015

The new bus station in Nathon

Yesterday saw a nice and sunny day around Koh Samui with a max temp of 29.7C although it feels a lot warmer.
On my travels yesterday, only Bangkok was cloudy, Manila was sunny and in Cebu it as dark when I arrived!

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 5th March, 2015

Outside of my hotel in Cebu City, shanties like you can see at many places around the city

The forecast is looking better again, less clouds are predicted for the next seven days and there seems to be a little bit less breeze coming Samui shores.

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Camille

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Makha Bucha Day

Today it's Makha Bucha Day; an important Buddhist festival celebrated on the full moon day of Māgha in Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand, and on the full moon day of Tabodwe in Myanmar. The spiritual aims of the day are: not to commit any kind of sins; do only good; purify one's mind. Māgha Pūjā or Makha Bucha is a public holiday in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand - and is an occasion when Buddhists tend to go to the temple to perform merit-making activities.

Makha Bucha Day

Māgha Pūjā day marks the four auspicious occasions, which happened at Veḷuvana Bamboo Grove, near Rājagaha in Northern India ten months after the Enlightenment of the Buddha. On that occasion, as recorded in the commentary to the Mahāsamayasutta, DN-Comm 20) four marvellous events occurred:

  • 1,250 disciples came to see the Buddha that evening without being summoned.
  • All of them were Arhantas, Enlightened Ones, and all were ordained by the Buddha himself.
  • The Buddha gave those Arhantas the principles of Buddhism, called "The ovadapatimokha". Those principles are: To cease from all evil, To do what is good, To cleanse one's mind. In Thailand, this teaching has been dubbed the 'Heart of Buddhism'.
  • It was the full-moon day.

In the evening of Magha full-moon day, each temple in Thailand holds a candlelight procession called a wian thian (wian meaning to circle around; thian meaning candle). Holding flowers, incense and a lighted candle, the monks and congregation members circumambulate clockwise three times around the phra ubosot (ordination hall) - once for each of the Three Jewels – the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha.

Tham bun: Making merit by going to temples for special observances and join in the other Buddhist activities.

Rap sin': Keeping the Five Precepts. Practise of renunciation: Observe the Eight Precepts, practise of meditation and mental discipline, stay in the temple, wearing white robes, for a number of days.


Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks! 

Camille