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I nearly deleted this, but then thought it looks like a ghost melding into the rocks (the old lady who likes to show her leg!

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That last photo looks like a million dollar shot. Unusual and out of the ordinary.........great..thumbsup.gif

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May I do a comment on your purple rubber ring ? cheesy.gif

It's not purple it WAS pink tongue.png

It died on the rocks when the kids were playing... I knew when I bought it, it would not last long... I brought an inner tube today... I'll be harder to find if lost at sea...laugh.png

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Cleared of the other images in this thread

I nearly deleted this, but then thought it looks like a ghost melding into the rocks (the old lady who likes to show her leg!

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That last photo looks like a million dollar shot. Unusual and out of the ordinary.........great..thumbsup.gif

Thanks KevJohn.... thumbsup.gif I been waiting years for a million $.... would you like to buy it!? biggrin.png

....unless anyone else wants to up the offer! tongue.png

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I guess no offers...^sad.pnggiggle.gif

Well some better scenes for you guys today... rolleyes.gif

Russian girls on a photo shot... those bikinis must glow in the dark, not to mention the green hair`

Yes, the one in front does have a top on!

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oh no the horizon is not straight tongue.pngfacepalm.gif

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Oh no the wing blew off! laugh.png

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That's straight now!

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Another ten years for missy Bee

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really!

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Well I thought yesterday's images would be a bit more popular! shock1.giftongue.png ^^^

Today, my porters / guides took a different road route... a bit of an up and down trail... and through one of the oddest things built on Samui, a tunnel, from basically nowhere to nowhere...

Only the boys today!

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One's worn out,

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Oh ... he's decided to play Tarzan...

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A few more of things I see .... saw..... today....

The "punk" found a snake skin ...actually we saw two!

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off with it's head...

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Cashew nuts, reminds me of rotting apples when they have been laying around a day or two

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She's been carried away... I wonder if the sheep will stay?

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It's Samui bike week, some bikes older than me! Now that's old!

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Well I thought yesterday's images would be a bit more popular! shock1.giftongue.png ^^^

Today, my porters / guides took a different road route... a bit of an up and down trail... and through one of the oddest things built on Samui, a tunnel, from basically nowhere to nowhere...

Only the boys today!

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One's worn out,

Oh ... he's decided to play Tarzan...

Thanks, great to see that tunnel, which I believe is the one that was so much of a mystery, about 10 years ago.

Reader-letters were posted in the then printed half-monthly newspaper, from people complaining about mysterious noise, day-and-night, in the Western area of Maenam – like the underground or mountain were shaking – nobody could find out why..!

I mentioned the mystery for a good friend, who had the right upward Samui connections. A few days later he told me, that someone had bought one of the left-over drilling machines from the construction of the first Bangkok metro line, and moved the machine to Samui to drill a tunnel through the rock to a private beach. Someone has bought a big plot of land with kind of private beach – could only be accessed from owners land – and the tunnel should be a extra entrance, or rather way out, as the owner never wish to stay somewhere without a back-up exit (anxiety disorder?). And it was not a super rich Thai drilling a hole to put his money into something, but a farang – apparently one of the richest men in the World, I was told..!

At that time there was an American registered silver-gray private jet permanently parked at Samui Airport for a couple of years, sometimes there were two; which make sense if connected to above mister rich.

A few years ago I saw the big plot of land – cannot remember the size, but more than 100 rai – including tunnel, advertised for sale – perhaps it's still available, if someone is dreaming about owing a private beach tunnel...biggrin.png

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Thanks, great to see that tunnel, which I believe is the one that was so much of a mystery, about 10 years ago.

Reader-letters were posted in the then printed half-monthly newspaper, from people complaining about mysterious noise, day-and-night, in the Western area of Maenam – like the underground or mountain were shaking – nobody could find out why..!

I mentioned the mystery for a good friend, who had the right upward Samui connections. A few days later he told me, that someone had bought one of the left-over drilling machines from the construction of the first Bangkok metro line, and moved the machine to Samui to drill a tunnel through the rock to a private beach. Someone has bought a big plot of land with kind of private beach – could only be accessed from owners land – and the tunnel should be a extra entrance, or rather way out, as the owner never wish to stay somewhere without a back-up exit (anxiety disorder?). And it was not a super rich Thai drilling a hole to put his money into something, but a farang – apparently one of the richest men in the World, I was told..!

At that time there was an American registered silver-gray private jet permanently parked at Samui Airport for a couple of years, sometimes there were two; which make sense if connected to above mister rich.

A few years ago I saw the big plot of land – cannot remember the size, but more than 100 rai – including tunnel, advertised for sale – perhaps it's still available, if someone is dreaming about owing a private beach tunnel...biggrin.png

Well thanks for that information, Khun Per.... thumbsup.gifclap2.gifTen years, is two years before I moved to Samui!

I have always wondered about it... they also put in lights, now all gone but the wires all dangling down! One assumes not connected anymore.

As for the private beach part, In the winter months the tides there get pretty high... but there is access path, climbing over the small point where the last resort is on BanTai beach's sandy end to the west... at low tide one can just walk along. Also accessible from where the Freedom Bar is at the east end of Ban Por beach.......less than a ten minute walk between the two beaches!

The big house on the right side of the of the tunnel, was rumoured to be owned by a very famous English football star.... I never believed that!

They also built a 3 meter wall along a large section ... (Here too is a lonely beach vendor (very rare to see on Ban Por or Ban Tai beaches...) unlike your area of Maenam beach! tongue.png

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The rocks jutting out in the centre of the picture are easy access during the low tide months.

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Thanks for clarify that!

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Well I thought yesterday's images would be a bit more popular! shock1.giftongue.png ^^^

Today, my porters / guides took a different road route... a bit of an up and down trail... and through one of the oddest things built on Samui, a tunnel, from basically nowhere to nowhere...

Only the boys today!

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Interesting. I didn't know there was a tunnel on the island.

Where is it and how old is it. Looks pretty new.

I am not getting a reply block here, seems to be a few glitches this morning..

Khun Per gave a good report on the history... It's at Ban Tai Beach, Samui, walk west down the beach towards the end where the rocks are and look up over the wall... and you'll see it....

If you walk to the end of the wall it's easier to get up there and walk up and through the tunnel walk further and there are houses and you'll get to the ring road ... Obviously others do walk up or down, because there is a bit of a trail. Walk around the gate!

Part of the way up to the road looks like this!

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Thanks, great to see that tunnel, which I believe is the one that was so much of a mystery, about 10 years ago.

Reader-letters were posted in the then printed half-monthly newspaper, from people complaining about mysterious noise, day-and-night, in the Western area of Maenam – like the underground or mountain were shaking – nobody could find out why..!

I mentioned the mystery for a good friend, who had the right upward Samui connections. A few days later he told me, that someone had bought one of the left-over drilling machines from the construction of the first Bangkok metro line, and moved the machine to Samui to drill a tunnel through the rock to a private beach. Someone has bought a big plot of land with kind of private beach – could only be accessed from owners land – and the tunnel should be a extra entrance, or rather way out, as the owner never wish to stay somewhere without a back-up exit (anxiety disorder?). And it was not a super rich Thai drilling a hole to put his money into something, but a farang – apparently one of the richest men in the World, I was told..!

At that time there was an American registered silver-gray private jet permanently parked at Samui Airport for a couple of years, sometimes there were two; which make sense if connected to above mister rich.

A few years ago I saw the big plot of land – cannot remember the size, but more than 100 rai – including tunnel, advertised for sale – perhaps it's still available, if someone is dreaming about owing a private beach tunnel...biggrin.png

Well thanks for that information, Khun Per.... thumbsup.gifclap2.gifTen years, is two years before I moved to Samui!

I have always wondered about it... they also put in lights, now all gone but the wires all dangling down! One assumes not connected anymore.

As for the private beach part, In the winter months the tides there get pretty high... but there is access path, climbing over the small point where the last resort is on BanTai beach's sandy end to the west... at low tide one can just walk along. Also accessible from where the Freedom Bar is at the east end of Ban Por beach.......less than a ten minute walk between the two beaches!

The big house on the right side of the of the tunnel, was rumoured to be owned by a very famous English football star.... I never believed that!

They also built a 3 meter wall along a large section ... (Here too is a lonely beach vendor (very rare to see on Ban Por or Ban Tai beaches...) unlike your area of Maenam beach! tongue.png

The rocks jutting out in the centre of the picture are easy access during the low tide months.

Thanks for clarify that!

The British football star is not a rumor – Mr. and Mrs. Beckham have one of their villas in that area, however said to be the smallest of their four homes. In the Samui-newspaper it was told, that they bought the land for 300 million baht (presumably rich enough to be elite VIPs under Taksin's government), a fairly large plot, and build a house for 100 million baht, so in all some 400 million baht; which did not put them in the real make-face-top-10, but presumably close. David wished the land, as his then football coach had/has the next door plot.smile.png

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OK the "rumors" are true.... wink.png ^^

I guess someone found out too late about trying to have a private beach, since it all belongs to the King... rightly so too thumbsup.gif

(Not referring to the Beckhams)

It must have been a bit hard to swallow1 whistling.giftongue.png

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Trips around Samui... I've had two in the last few days... Late April / May are sure some of the best conditions, except perhaps a little hot!

Lipa Beach, west side of Samui... (today)

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Long tails.... Thaling Ngam area

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Pot plants and tool caddy!

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Thaling Ngam Temple .... it's had a face lift. New paint job and roof! Lost its character IMO.

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Carrying on.. SW area of Samui

Headed through the Elephant archway

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A new strain of coconut tree!.. Only on Samui!

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View of Koh Tan ....

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The Five islands from Conrad Hotel (these island are protected for birds nests... anyone approaching could be shot~ !

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Southside..Samui

Tour boat.... (those mountains are on the mainland)

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Coconut husker.. nice view!

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Pretty little village of Bangkoa

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Rural Samui....

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This guy is star gazing,,,, and holding up traffic...whistling.gif Hau Thanon (the Muslim village on Samui)

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