Death Island- Koh Tao

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Re: Death Island- Koh Tao

Post by Ian Yarwood » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:41 am



Video marks the 20th anniversary of the little known murder of Ian Jacobs on Koh Tao. Ian was from Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham UK aged 35.

It is also a dedication to the memory of 17 other foreigners who perished on Death Island, Thailand.

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Re: Death Island- Koh Tao

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:56 am

You do these tributes so well, Ian.
I have had three western friends murdered in Cambodia, all deeply related to the water. Maybe that is why i am so moved by your pieces. It is important to me too that we keep their spirits alive.

Two of my friends never had justice either. One did - perfectly.
One was shot on board his boat and his body put to sea
his partner (and another man who i did not know) was taken from that boat and murdered two months later in Tuol Sleng.
The third, the frenchman who sold me the kayaks, many years ago, that i still use today.

I know it sounds a bit morbid, but it actually helps me resolve all this when i acknowledge their ghosts swimming all around me - in the waters i call home.
Good memories too. and wisdom and inspiration..
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Re: Death Island- Koh Tao

Post by Ian Yarwood » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:51 am

Thanks Stern. Condolences on your losses too.
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Re: Death Island- Koh Tao

Post by wheninroam » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:48 pm

"high travel costs or something"
Thais to afraid to visit Koh Tao according to the police chief. Guess they need more CCTV.
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Re: Death Island- Koh Tao

Post by Ian Yarwood » Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:20 am

Interview with my American friend, Paul Mcgill who has a popular little YouTube channel based in Dumaguete, Philippines called “Paul in the Philippines Old Dog New Tricks.”
We discuss murders on Koh Tao Death Island, Thailand as well as some differences between the Philippines and Thailand together with some more lighthearted topics.

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Re: Death Island- Koh Tao

Post by Ian Yarwood » Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:43 am

A new video about Koh Tao murders has been released on YouTube. It is better researched than most reports produced by professional journalists. Highly recommended viewing for anyone contemplating visiting Thailand and for those who know people contemplating a visit to Thailand.

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Re: Death Island- Koh Tao

Post by Kohker » Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:30 pm

"""Two of my friends never had justice either. One did - perfectly.
One was shot on board his boat and his body put to sea
his partner (and another man who i did not know) was taken from that boat and murdered two months later in Tuol Sleng.
The third, the frenchman who sold me the kayaks, many years ago, that i still use today."""

Was the ship foxy lady?
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Re: Death Island- Koh Tao

Post by phuketrichard » Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:42 pm

ur beating a dead horse keeping this going, yes Koh Tao is a shit place and people have died or been killed but hardly representative of the whole country

100x more die in traffic accidents/year here
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
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Re: Death Island- Koh Tao

Post by Anchor Moy » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:51 am

phuketrichard wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:42 pm
ur beating a dead horse keeping this going, yes Koh Tao is a shit place and people have died or been killed but hardly representative of the whole country

100x more die in traffic accidents/year here
Even if the topic doesn't interest you, it may interest other people. :hattip:
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Re: Death Island- Koh Tao

Post by phuketrichard » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:36 am

its been over 2 years since the last death and only 8 since 2014
so are we to keep being reminded of it?
tens of thousands visit the island every month with no problem at all

Lets keep referring to the shootings in America where hundreds and hundreds have died, to remind people how dangerous America is
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
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