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The problem is Samui has a bad reputaion for expensive flights + high general expenses 

Domestic Thai visitors, which already are coming in some numbers, have other preferences than Western foreign visitors, so showing images of the deserted beach road in Chaweng – again and again – wont

..and for the low low price of 500,000 baht you too can witness the glory of the new Koh Samui!   better be quick and get em while they're hot x    

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35 minutes ago, khunPer said:

Domestic Thai visitors, which already are coming in some numbers, have other preferences than Western foreign visitors, so showing images of the deserted beach road in Chaweng – again and again – wont't change anything, it's a dedicated Western-tourist area, and it's Western tourists that is needed to make that as crowded as it used to be; it's however never were much crowded at night, except for the party areas, after the cozy market stalls with cheap-products disappeared and were replaced by up-priced brand name outlets.

 

Western tourists – and most other tourist also, for that matter – will not be coming back in numbers before the mandatory quarantine period is lifted.

 

its a dedicated tourist area - when i was there pre-covid there was as many asians walking around as westerners

 

 

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1 minute ago, Thunder26 said:

That's the choice the government made. It chose to destroy millions of lives to protect a few. Was it a poor choice? The time will tell.

 

 

I say good choice.

 

 

I would not liked to have experienced Coronavirus numbers of similar sized countries like the UK.

 

The decisive early action by the government (unlike, say, the UK government) was a major factor in preventing that happening.

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8 hours ago, webfact said:

A well known female Thai YouTuber went on her Facebook channel to talk about her first visit to Koh Samui.

Her first visit to Samui... so she's not supported them in the past either?

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9 hours ago, khunPer said:

Domestic Thai visitors, which already are coming in some numbers, have other preferences than Western foreign visitors, so showing images of the deserted beach road in Chaweng – again and again – wont't change anything, it's a dedicated Western-tourist area, and it's Western tourists that is needed to make that as crowded as it used to be; it's however never were much crowded at night, except for the party areas, after the cozy market stalls with cheap-products disappeared and were replaced by up-priced brand name outlets.

 

Western tourists – and most other tourist also, for that matter – will not be coming back in numbers before the mandatory quarantine period is lifted.

Ditto. I don't know why people are going to beach road anyway, is there nowhere else to walk? Thursday market near the lake is much more lively. And there are still some events going on at the Fisherman's Village.

Also, now that overpriced places are closing down, I see more street food and cheap bars with local music, like you'd find in a normal Thai city. Problem is there are not many people living on Samui, so most businesses can't just cater to them and survive without tourists.

 

12 hours ago, canopus1969 said:

The problem is Samui has a bad reputaion for expensive flights + high general expenses 

Not if you fly to Surat Thani or take a bus, and if you avoid tourist traps. I didn't find general expenses to differ much from Chiang Mai.

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6 hours ago, Jimbo2014 said:

Expensive flights because Bangkok Air and the "Consortium" monopolised the airport.  The ring road is horribly developed and now has diesel cars chugging out all the way around with barely a cafe length to the beach.  The remote side of the island is very poorly developed and lacks nice beaches.  Prices are high.  Whats to love?  

 

What I personally love the most on Koh Samui: the ferries to Koh Phangan ! 😁

Overpriced flights to Koh Samui can be avoided by flying to Suratthani instead, the extra time spent on longer ferry rides is worth the 1000s of baht saved on flights.

 

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