Probably no sectors have been harder hit than hospitality, nightlife & entertainment by lockdowns and the ensuing Emergency Decree.
KOH SAMUI AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE
Once referred to as 'The Jewel of the Gulf of Thaiand', Koh Samui post-pandemic is a reminiscence of a bygone era.
Koh Samui has 0 coronavirus casualties and to date remains COVID free.
Though one could argue, Koh Samui is the casualty of the pandemic ...
Once a bustling street for dining, pubs, entertainment and shopping.
Empty shop units line the road.
7-Elevens have closed down, anticipating no return of the tourist trade anytime soon.
Some Restaurants remain hopefull but for many it's already to late.
Solo nightclub, once a popular place for dance muic, drinking and socialising. Now for sale
Entertainment venues were not included to re-open when the curfew was lifted.
A busy pub, shuttered down and with no indication as to when or even if it can re-open.
Will entertainment zones be allowed to re-open? Nobody knows.
Once a popular night spot within Soi Green Mango, Chewang Koh Samui.
Since the latest easing of restrictions Bars across the country like ths one will remain closed for now.
Has the pandemic marked an end of an era even for long established nightclubs like the Green Mango?
Remains to be seen if we'll ever see the Hooters girls serve cold beer and chicken wings again.
Regae street a small soi with beer bars, you won't see girls in miniskirts and high heels or hear bells ringing at the moment.
For many bars in Koh Samui like this one in soi Regae, it's already to late.
No sectors have been harder hit than hospitality, nightlife and entertainment by the lockdown and ensuing emergeny decree.
These bars and the Thai boxing hosted on Saturdays have been shut down for over three months.
Precautions for beaches put into place during the pandemic to prevent the spread of covid-19.
Not a single holidaymaker in sight on this 3km stretch of white sand beach.
Lamai Beach the towns main draw, not a single tourist.
No beach party's , no volley ball and not a single jetski on this beach, once a top destination for beach holidays.
Like the town this white sand beach remains empty.
A popular sight-seeing attraction, not a single soul.
Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks., Sothern most end of Lamai Beach.
Souvenir and refreshment stalls will remain closed for now.
A popular sight-seeing attraction without a single tourist in sight.
June 15 marked the end of the curfew. in Thailand ...
Lamai and Chewang by day 16.00pm and by night 20.00pm, June 23. 2020
FEED KOH SAMUI FUNDRAISER
The Pandemic and the ensuing Emergency Decree in Thailand have caused immeasurable economic impact across the country. Probably no sectors have been harder hit than hospitality, entertainment and nightlife.
Koh Samui is no exception, in fact tourism and the hospitality, entertainment and nightlife people come for makes up for 90 percent of Samui's economy.
Due to the devastating impact of the lockdown many businesses are now permanently closed, which has left many locals, inter-provincial and migrant workers who rely heavily on the tourist trade to make a living, struggling to feed themselves and their families.
Our humanitarian goal during this ensuing unprecedented period is to help the most needy and as many people without a job as possible, by delivering food parcels until they can start once again to support themselves.
We understand that many of you back in your home country are at a loss struggling with this pandemic, but if you can, we ask you to dig deep for this worthy cause.