Ko Samui

Discussion in 'Golden Oldies' started by DavidFL, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. 1981

    Chaweng Beach

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    sharing a fish BBQ after helping pull in the fish nets

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  2. Great pictures skinny Dave. Wish I visited Samui in the 80's when the beaches were cleaner and the locals less commercialised.
    Love the old photo's mate, keep them coming.

    Cheers Ken F
     
  3. June 1981..

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    More "skinny Dave's" to come...ho ho ho.
     
  4. It is a Very Different Place now and the Locals More So!!! None of it for the Better either!!!
     
  5. Here are some pics of Samui, again in the early 1980s, 81-83. I believe the first is from the dock in Surat Thani

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    The view from the bungalows at Sun East

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    Today, the view below would be looking at the Anatara Lawana Resort.

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    And of course the Saturday afternoon entertainment between watching bouts of Muay Thai on TV. Saturdays were the only days on Chaweng that the electricty came on during the day for the purpose of allowing the locals to watch and gamble on the televised matches.

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  6. 24 June 1979

    Chaweng Beach

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    Sunshine Bungalows, Chaweng beach

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  7. #7 DavidFL, Nov 22, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2016
    June 1981 Chaweng Beach

    Sunshine? bungalows.

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    The road around the island still being built.
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  8. Downtown Ang Thong city...the sleepy hollow

    July 1979

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  9. You would never recognize anything now let alone find Your way around! Central Festival, Lotus, Burger King, McDonalds etc etc. Just another City stuck on an Island! Love the Chaweng Beach Photo. Incredible, So Untouched!
     
  10. Big Buddha June 1981

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  11. Love the old photos, I have just got back from Samui.
    Would have loved to been there in the early eighties.
     
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  12. We would take the overnight train, 2nd class, from Bangkok to Surat Thani.. Then get on a ferry.

    1984; on the ferry to a paradise island with the missus (who still retains that position...) ....
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    We used to stay on Lamai beach, because it was quieter..... A bungalow was 25 Baht a night ($1 in those days).
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    Lamai Beach (I think)
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    The Lamai beach restaurant
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    No internet and in fact, no electricity most of the time. There was a generator running in the evenings.

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    At Grandfather rock
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    We went back one more time in 1985, when we stayed in the top resort.....
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    We won't be visiting again......
     
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  13. Fabulous Ian. We were so lucky eh. A genuine pristine paradise in those days.
    And how innocent we were then. 55.
    If you have anymore golden oldies please put them up on GTR.
     

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