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A Warm Welcome

A Warm Welcome

A very warm one – because this is the hottest time of the year on Koh Samui. The sea is cool and tempting, but do take care; lots of sun-block is the order of the day.

          

Many of you will know all about this anyway. Because the excitement has been building for a while now and, on 21st May, Samui will burst into action around the coast and on the water. This is the occasion of the 15th annual Samui Regatta, and it coincides with the final leg of the Asian Yachting Grand Prix. All over Southeast Asia, points have been building throughout the year, and this is the event which decides the overall winners.

          

And then, for something totally different, keep your ears open! May sees the annual Samui Bike Week. And the roar of long processions of hogs, choppers and superbikes will be in the air, as they tour around the ring-road. Hundreds of people will travel from all over Thailand and from Singapore and Malaysia, all in aid of charity.

          

Another very important event is happening in June, but of quite a different sort altogether. On May 20th it’s the Solstice. And this, according to Buddhist tradition, corresponds to the birth of the Lord Buddha. It also happens to be the point, years later, when he attained enlightenment, and then also the day upon which he eventually died. The temples will be the centre of activity for a week, with street processions and even orange candles burning in your hotel – watch out for them!

          

 

 


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