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Koh Samui is deserted, gathering dust and FOR SALE

Koh Samui

Thailand’s public broadcaster (ThaiPBS) went to Koh Samui and found it completely deserted, gathering dust and FOR SALE.

A taxi driver told the media he would normally get 1,000 to 2,000 baht a day. He now gets nothing.

The media suggested that tourism on Samui was highly reliant on foreign tourists. Despite Phase 5 easing of restrictions it has made little difference to Samui as domestic tourists would find it too hard to get to for a short break.

Many pictures published by ThaiPBS showed the desolation; a caption on a beach shot said it was quiet and lonely. – Thai PBS

There were no tourists on the beach.
There were no tourists on the beach.
Businesses were shuttered or for sale
Currency exchange booths were closed.
Rental motorcycles had a thick layer of dust
Roads and sois were devoid of any people.
A cabaret attraction had a sign saying “For Rent”.

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