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