john tiong chunghoo

Travel Thailand Haiku - Koh Samui Sojourn

first supriise
a water fountain greets us
and the plane

Koh Samui is Thailand's third largest island and is on the east coast, on the South China Sea. Its popularity rose after the tsunami because tourists many tried to avoid the Andaman sea. This leads to a tsunami of a different sort on the otherwise quiet island in the early 90s. Now at least 400 hotels dot the island and there are 14,000 rooms for tourists most of whom come during the high season from December to March when the sea is calm. However, overdevelopment has marred some of the scenic sights. Chaweng the centre of the island is full of activities at night even during the low season. Every month there are full moon, half moon and dark moon parties which can become quite outrageous at times. My first surprise when i arrived was the fountain near the runway of the plane.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008

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  • Joseph Poewhit (10/28/2008 1:18:00 AM)

    Just know what you mean -

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  • Mamta Agarwal (10/28/2008 1:17:00 AM)

    lovely- your keen eye first saw the fountain, and exulted-wow.

    Mamta

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