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Friday, 28 August 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th August, 2015

Today's weather;

It's cloudy around Koh Samui this morning and it feels like there may be some rain in the air during most of the day. Current temp at 7am is 25.7C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th August, 2015

The arrivals hall at Samui airport, for a lot of tourists their first sights of the island

Yesterday saw mostly clouds all day long, although there were moments with sunshine but also two periods of rain, one around noon and one around 4pm. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast predicts mainly cloudy skies for the next ten days with an occasional tropical shower and the wind is almost gone.

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Thursday, 27 August 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 27th August, 2015

Today's weather;

The sky is cloudy over Koh Samui this morning and I expect it to stay this way most of the day. Current temp at 7am is 25.7C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 27th August, 2015

Yesterday's cloudy sky over Koh Samui at the government hospital in Nathon

Yesterday saw mostly cloudy skies all day long with rain at some parts of the island. Max temp reached 33C

The forecast for the next ten days shows that the wind has gone but we will have mostly cloudy skies with an option for a tropical shower during most days.

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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 26th August, 2015

Today's weather;

It's very cloudy this morning over Koh Samui and I expect it to stay that way today. We may possibly have a short shower during the morning. Current temp at 7am is 25.3C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 26th August, 2015

This is how I like my jet skis best; broken and on land! Despite having a very negative image, due to the common scams used by the rental staff and their safety concerns, they're still popular with many tourists. Also as a diver (especially when I dive at the beach), they're dangerous for divers. Many jet skis drivers use the dive buoy as a turning point, rather than a sign that it should be, that tells you to stay away

Yesterday saw a little bit of sunshine during the early morning but soon enough clouds moved in. During the late afternoon some very heavy and dark clouds joined the party with some showers as a result. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast predicts sunnier skies until the weekend and after the weekend it may clam up with plenty of clouds. For Friday a shower is possible.

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Camille

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 25th August, 2015

Today's weather;

It's mostly cloudy this morning over Koh Samui although there are a few isolated blue spots. Later this morning the clouds should break up and it should become fairly sunny with a nice breeze. Current temp at 7am is 26.6C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 25th August, 2015

The better known mummified body on the island of monk 'Phra Wihan Luang Por Daeng' at Wat Kunaram, after yesterday's picture at Wat Kiri Wongkaram

Yesterday saw a cloudy start if the day with a sunny afternoon and a max temp of 34C

The forecast predicts fairly cloudy skies for the next ten days with occasional blue spots and sunny skies.

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Monday, 24 August 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 24th August, 2015

Today's weather;

It's mostly blue skies this morning over Koh Samui with a few scattered clouds in it. Most likely it will stay that way until the evening when there may be a short tropical shower. Current temp at 7am is 26.3C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 24th August, 2015

The lesser known mummified monk at Wat Kiri Wongkaram in Baan Taling Ngaan, which is located a bit more off the beaten track

Yesterday saw a fairly cloudy day, sunnier during the morning but clouds moved in soon enough and took over for the remainder of the day. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast shows part;y cloudy skies for the next ten days with plenty of sunny moments. Tomorrow we may have a bit of stronger wind.

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Sunday, 23 August 2015

10th Anniversary of Sabeinglae restaurant in Lamai

Yesterday saw the 10th Anniversary of Sabeinglae restaurant in Lamai and due to family connections, we were invited. The owner, Khun Amnath Chotchuang ahs the same family name as my wife, and just like her dad, he originates from Koh Phangan.

10th Anniversary of Sabeinglae restaurant in Lamai

The music stage, build up on the beach

Each year my father in law receives an invitation for the annual anniversary of the restaurant and this year he passed the honors on to us, to which we happily obliged. Within one week, we visited now twice! Earlier this week we took old friends from the Netherlands to Sabeinglae, which they thought was their best meal with Thai food whilst in the kingdom.

10th Anniversary of Sabeinglae restaurant in Lamai

A view over the buffet, with an oyster bar in front

It was very busy and cars were parked all over the place, I found a parking spot some 100 meters away from the entrance. A couple of traffic controllers were put in place for the occasion, so the Samui hi so could accident free get in and out of their cars.

10th Anniversary of Sabeinglae restaurant in Lamai

Khun Amnath Chotchuang with myself and my two daughters

It was indeed a meeting of Samui's hi so, politicians and family. I only spotted two other Westerners and doubt that many other non Thais were present. The restaurant was packed for the occasion and tables were even out on the beach in order to accommodate all attendees.

10th Anniversary of Sabeinglae restaurant in Lamai

The sushi bar

With three locations on the island, in Lamai, Chaweng and Fisherman's Village, they're going strong. The Lamai location is still our favorite with the restaurant in Fisherman's Village coming in at a very close second.

10th Anniversary of Sabeinglae restaurant in Lamai

Waai kuaw or octopus curry, a typical Samui recipe/dish. Besides local events like weddings or at temples, I don't know any other locations on the island where you can order this

We enjoyed our food, with waai kuaw (pictured above), nice prawns, crispy pork, various curries, hor mok plaa (steamed fish with curry in banana leaves), sushi and various other options on offer. Well worth the long drive down there from where we live! 

10th Anniversary of Sabeinglae restaurant in Lamai

A whole crispy suckling pig, loosing it's shape when the evening progressed. Very tasty!

We were glad that we had the opportunity to visit and enjoyed it. We can highly recommend a visit to either one of the three locations on the island. Do your research so you know what to order, they're worth trying something out you may not know! Due to our participation in the 8th Cancer care run  in Nathon earlier during the morning of the same day, we didn't stay too long and went home relatively early, satisfied and with a full stomach. We slept great yesterday!

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Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 23rd August, 2015

Today's weather;

It's a bit of a mixed bag this morning over Koh Samui, in the sky that is, this mixed bag! Clouds and blue spots seem to be fighting over dominance of the sky and I expect the blue spots to win later this morning. Current temp at 7am is 27.4C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 23rd August, 2015

A roasted, crispy pig at the 10th anniversary of the Sabeinglae restaurant in Lamai

Yesterday saw a cloudy and cool day with a bit of sunshine towards the end of the day, when the wind ceased as well. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast is looking good for the ten days, there may be a bit more sunshine than previously predicted and chances of getting a tropical shower have also diminished.

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Camille

Saturday, 22 August 2015

8th Cancer Care run in Nathon, race day

After a very early wake up call, it was time to gather the family and head off for the 8th Cancer Care run in Nathon, race day time! This was the 5th time I participated in this event and by now I know that they always run out of T-shirts, so I made a phone reservation and sure enough, the ordered tees where at the pick up area. Nice one!

8th Cancer Care run in Nathon, race day

Before the start of the race

This year I didn't see a lot of promotion being made for the race and it kind of showed at the gathering point, there seemed to be less people compared to other years. From the three race distances on offer, 3-, 5- and 10km, I choose the 10km distance and there were about 35-40 participants in this category.

8th Cancer Care run in Nathon, race day

The race map

Registration was scheduled for 6am and that worked fine, but as with so many small running events around Thailand, the scheduled start of the race was missed by a full 20 minutes. If you want to start a race, it's rather annoying that you always have to wait around. However, by 7.20am we were on our way and it was busy at the start, with the 5 and 10km runners starting in the same group.

8th Cancer Care run in Nathon, race day

The top 3 finishers of the ladies 10km race

It was a lot nice to race after the 5km had reached their turn around point and the field thinned out drastically! The road was well marked and there were plenty of water stations. Under a cloudy sky, we had very agreeable running temperatures.

8th Cancer Care run in Nathon, race day

The lucky draw and our son Dennis won a meal for two at the Four Seasons Resort!

My overall time was 50'08 minutes, which yielded an average pace of 5'01 per km and the total distance according to my running watch was 9.96km. A good time that I'm happy with, considering that I just took a 6 week injury due break and started two weeks ago with training. Earlier this year I had better race times, but training is on track and I hope to be able to beat my times I ran earlier this year.
I also stopped for times during the race to pick up some coins, in total I found 9.-THB on the race route, which probably makes me the highest earner during today's race, but it's still not enough to make a career out of my running!

The next running event on Koh Samui will be the Kamalaya Charity run, Sunday 13th September at the Namuang Stadium! See you there!

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Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 22nd August, 2015

Today's weather;

A later than usual update, due to participating in the 8th Cancer Care run in Nathon and we just got back home. It's cloudy over Koh Samui and there's a stiff breeze, that keeps it cool. Ideal circumstances fir running. Current temp at 10am is 29C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 22nd August, 2015


Yesterday saw a fairly sunny day, with a stiff breeze and clouds during the later afternoon. It must have rained overnight or very early in the morning as well. Max temp reached 32.9C

The forecast predicts fairly cloudy skies for the next ten days with an occasional shower but the strong winds seem to have gone off the prediction charts now.

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Camille

Friday, 21 August 2015

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 21st August, 2015

Today's weather;

It's mostly cloudy over Koh Samui this morning, although the cloud layer looks to be thin and there are small blue patches in the sky. It will most likely remain cloudy for the rest of the day with a fairly strong wind at times. Current temp at 7am is 25.6C

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 21st August, 2015

The big sitting man statue at Wat Plai Laem

Yesterday saw a very blue sky during the morning with more and more clouds moving in during the afternoon, resulting in a short but very wet mini storm around 6.30pm. Max temp reached 33C

The forecast shows cloud cover for the next ten days with showers possible after this weekend and around the next weekend.

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Camille