Death Island- Koh Tao

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Re: Death Island- Koh Tao

Post by j57 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:40 pm

I had a great day of snorkeling on Koh Tao in 2016...
My regret was I did not spend more time there.
It took a long time by a fast boat to get there and back to Koh Samui...
The comment about US gun violence is a good one.
The anti-gun party in the USA never mention that gun violence is almost always caused by someone with an illegal gun... someone with a criminal record who could not legally possess a gun...
A good example is Chicago where every weekend there are shootings....not by law abiding folks...but, by criminals.
Koh Tao has tried to protect its image to maintain their tourist trade...It is not an easy place to get to.
It is not an uncommon thing for places to downplay criminal activity..or tragedy.
Peter Benchley wrote a very popular book called JAWS that contained this very plot line.
I certainly feel sorry for any victims.
I was just showing my wife a chart showing the major causes of death in the USA in 2019...
The regular flu has killed about 15,000 Americans since just last October..
The leading cause of death? same as barang in Cambodia...
heart attack...
Losing a friend or loved one to violence leaves a scar.
I lost my son almost 7 years ago and I am a shell of what I once was.
I got closure to a point.. more closure than these parents and you who lost friends on Koh Tao.
The empty loss never goes away and if you don't have the experience you don't quite grasp the loss.
I try to love my wife every day like it is my last day with her.
Hopefully, the people on Koh Tao can work to change this awful image caused by so many tragic events.
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Re: Death Island- Koh Tao

Post by Ian Yarwood » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:58 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
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
Someone is not paying attention. I listed 18 deaths from 2000 which included 2 deaths within the past 2 years. There were other accidental deaths such as the 20yo UK man, Billy Abernethy-Hope who crashed his motorcycle in late March 2018 that I left off the list.

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Re: Death Island- Koh Tao

Post by Ian Yarwood » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:18 pm

Steve Burgess of TRUE CRIME FIX PODCAST has published this well researched 60 minute report about Koh Tao deaths on YouTube:

There are a few slips such as a reference to “Liam Miller” when referring to “Luke Miller” but for anyone interested in this topic it is a good investment of 60 minutes.
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Re: Death Island- Koh Tao

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:42 pm

Maybe you could do some work on Phuket's deadly dangerous and corrupt slice of the pie.
But expect that there will be people who would want you to shut up about that too.

Not good for the economy, you know, to have visitors realise that some of Thailand's smiles are those of the crocodile.
Best they be blissfully ignorant of the need for caution.

and those faces to be forgotten.
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Re: Death Island- Koh Tao

Post by Ian Yarwood » Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:22 am


New novella from English author, Luke Richardson “Koh Tao.”

Leo’s girlfriend, Mya goes missing in “paradise” but when he reports her disappearance to the island police they “solve” the problem by arresting a Burmese migrant worker and promptly incarcerating him on nearby Koh Samui. Sound familiar?

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Re: Death Island- Koh Tao

Post by Jerry Atrick » Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:59 am

Trashy novels. Great.

That will bring justice alright.
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Re: Death Island- Koh Tao

Post by Alex » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:51 am

I won't read the novel, but hey, the more that filthy place is shamed by whatever means, the better.
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Re: Death Island- Koh Tao

Post by phuketrichard » Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:39 pm

nice to see Ian does not only use ceo to promote Koh Tao but twitter as well

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Re: Death Island- Koh Tao

Post by Robins » Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:27 am

sigmoid wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:38 pm

Thailand's Dark Side: An ex-Thailand resident warns that Koh Tao is a no-go zone ... 24171.html
Until the real killer(s) are found instead of those poor two Burmese, and prosecuted I certainly would not advise anyone to go there.
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