Friday, 1 April 2016
Welcome to April 2016
It is indeed a Welcome to April 2016, the month with many activities to enjoy in Thailand and Koh Samui.
April is typically the warmest month in the year on Koh Samui and this year the Thai government is expecting serious drought problems in some of the Northern provinces.
On Koh Samui, the last three years, we strangely enough had rain during the recent three Songkran festivals. Very odd indeed.
Other than that, just expect heat, lots of heat and sunshine during this month.
Welcome to April 2016; Big Buddha in 1980 (picture by Keldbach)
Besides the already mentioned Songkran festival, the Thai New Year, which is the third New Year being celebrated around Thailand, including 'our' Western New Year and the Chinese New Year, there are other events around the island.
One event being the first ever Koh Samui Bikini Beach run, to be held on Sunday 10th April with a 1.5km beach road and a 1.5km run on Chaweng beach, totaling 3km. Unfortunately I won't be able to participate since I will be teaching a PADI IDC on Koh Lanta.
Welcome to April 2016; Big Buddha in 1994 (picture by Dave Carlo)
April will also mark the first year remembrance of the Koh Samui bombing of Central Festival.
A month to look forward to, have fun but be safe during Songkran and enjoy this fairly unique festival all around Thailand but especially on our island if you find yourself here.
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