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Loy Krathong & Yi Peng: Thailand's Festival of Light

Montag, 2. September 2013 20:43:42 Europe/London

Girl with float at Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong is probably the one time in the year when Thailand looks even more beautiful by night than it does during the day. If you're looking for a true cultural experience you'll remember forever, you'll be sure to find it in this traditional festival of hope, colour and light.

This annual celebration gets its name from the intricate little decorations or ornaments that are traditionally lit and floated on the rivers across Thailand on this night. A krathong is a lotus shaped construction traditionally made from a slice of banana truck and elaborately folded banana leaves, adorned with brightly coloured flowers, which the locals fill with tiny offerings such as candles, incense and coins...

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Samui Triathlon 2013: Australian's Show Some Iron

Sonntag, 23. Juni 2013 20:59:12 Europe/London

Triathlete crosses the finish line

The Samui Triathlon 2013 featured more than 200 competitors from 22 countries choosing to take on the gruelling 4km swim, 123km cycling and 30km run.

The Koh Samui Triathlon is always a big draw for sun-toughened athletes. The trend continued in 2013 as Samui continues to develop its reputation as a top sporting destination in addition to a holiday hotspot.  This year the Samui Triathlon loomed larger and drew more participants from all over the world than ever before.

The Samui sports scene has been particularly strong in attracting cycling, kitesurfing, scuba diving enthusiasts, as well as the massively popular Muay Thai boxing due to it being one of the core disciplines in MMA (Mixed Martia...

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Koh Samui Regatta 2013

Dienstag, 11. Juni 2013 21:11:17 Europe/London

Samui Regatta 2013 logo

The Koh Samui Regatta 2013 once again showed how this annual event has become one of Samui’s most exciting occasions. As the concluding event of the Asian Yachting Grand Prix Championship - a series of 5-star racing events held throughout Asia - it was a festive happening on the island. Organized by Regattas Asia, the competition has become known as the “Tropical Island Regatta,” thanks to the lovely surroundings Koh Samui offers both offshore and on.

As the party-laden seasonal wrap-up of south east Asia’s regional major sailing events, Koh Samui Regatta 2013 brought many colourful smaller sail boats and quite a few massive yachts of various designs to the seas off of Samui’s beaches. It is ...

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