Thursday, 31 March 2011

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Went to Maenam today, there is a big flood in Bophut starts from the traffic light near Fishermans Village and goes all way to the Peace resort... Quite deep!

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Weather in Samui - some new photos...

By Luciano Barzetti - Chaweng.











By Ann Florizoone  - main road in Chaweng Noi




By Raymond Day 





 By Sarudha Wichaidist



And the ones which have shocked me the most - 
by all these photographers: 

This is luxury new soon-to be opened ( not so soon now)  
KC beach resort, which was being built on Chaweng beach







These are other damages on the island...











Wednesday, 30 March 2011

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30 March 2011 - Food supply in Samui

Just got back from Big C.
We didn't even attempt to go to Tesco - saw the pictures with empty shelves, so was hoping Big C has more. We were wrong, very wrong. 
Anyway, managed to get some carrots ( apparently carrots proved to be not really popular product here - no one keeps the rabbits here :-(  and also we got some take-away food from the food court - they still have food - amazing! Tesco's food court run out of food yesterday quite early.
Big C looks like IT centre right now - tons of people who don't have electricity in their houses, trying to charge their phones and laptops and use Internet.
Anyway, the pictures will tell you the story:

















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Our trip to petrol station in Chaweng last night...

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Bophut beach,

Resort Free House Bungalow

(photos by an owner Oh)






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30 March 2011 

Roads of Samui. 

Police in action ( photo by Oleg Grigorev)




The road near Nathon.




flood and jade march 2011

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30 March 2011

We were expecting much better weather today but it doesn't look like it's going to happen, it's raining non-stop again, not as much as yesterday, but still a lot. 

Floods on the roads have gone down a bit, but roads have big damage - collapsed brigde in nathon, landslides around Nathon and between Chaweng and Lamai, many areas have no electricity for nearly 3 days, especially Bangrak and Choengmon are affected.

Bangkok Airways had 6 planes taken off in Bangkok but only 1 has landed in Samui, also I have heard that Firefly flight from Malaysia has landed this morning in Samui as well.  I find the most updates about Bangkok Airways on their Facebook Page  http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/FlyBangkokAir 

Access to the airport is also badly affected - many roads nearby still have floods.

In Krabi there was a very serious disaster with thousands people buried under landslide -

http://phuketwan.com/tourism/phuket-region-disaster-shock-landslip-1000-missing-villages-disappear-krabi-13887/

A few pictures of today from Raymond Day and Natchaya Mornpia:





Tesco in Nathon