Tapao chinese meaning: How Do You Spell ‘Dapao’?

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tapao – Wiktionary

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Cantonese 打包 (daa2 baau1, “to pack”).

Verb[edit]

tapao (invariable)

  1. (Malaysia, Singapore, colloquial, transitive) To pack (food) so it can be consumed elsewhere.
    • 2012 September 4, Pilo, Wilfred, “Kolo-mee the signature dish of Kuching”, in The Borneo Post[1], Kuching, Malaysia, OCLC 488800331, archived from the original on 19 Sept 2014:

      Recently, my friend ‘tapao’ (packed) 20 packets of kolo mee before she flew back to Kuala Lumpur.

    • 2015 September 5, Loi, Rachel, quoting Stephan Zoisl, “Fine dining made easy”, in The Business Times[2], Singapore, OCLC 70778692, archived from the original on 1 January 2017:

      “People don’t want to go eat out every day, and whenever you tapao home it’s usually from a hawker centre.

    • 2017 January 28, Loi, Rachel, quoting Yong Bing Ngen, “Simple Fare”, in The Business Times[3], Singapore, OCLC 70778692, archived from the original on 23 February 2019:

      “My celebration begins after 11pm on the eve of CNY. After service, I tapao some yu sheng and pen cai, and try to get home before midnight.

    • 2017 November 17, Jessy, Amresh S., “We Try To Find Out Why The Food Delivery Service In Malaysia Is So Horrible”, in Rojak Daily[4], Malaysia, archived from the original on 30 April 2018:

      “Why does it happen?”, […] and “What the Hell should I eat now?!” were some of the questions we pondered on while driving ourselves to the nearest restaurant to (physically) tapao our food… in the rain… while it was all jammed up.

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

tapao m (plural tapaos)

  1. a type of stew, usually with fish

How Do You Spell ‘Dapao’?

Most of us have heard of the word, dapao. It’s a phrase that we hear almost every day to talk about the food we want to take away. (bungkus/打包)

There is one problem. It seems that we can’t just agree on how to spell it!

As you can tell, we prefer dapao. But there is dabao, dapao, tapau, tapow, tar pau…. and much more.

The word originates from Chinese, 打包. In the mandarin Hanyu Pinyin (汉语 拼音), its dǎbāo.

If we literally translate 打包 into English, it would mean beat bag. That does not sound right to us. 😂

Beat Bag?

However, can mean a lot of things, it can mean to beat, to strike, to hit, to break, to type, to build, to fight, to fetch, to make, to tie up and more. Isn’t language a beautiful mess?

There is also the HongKong slangs for 打包. Their slang is more hardcore and bloody. 打包 can mean to kill and finish off or wrap a dead body. Brutal!

I’mma Kill You

Most people know what it actually means is to pack something, that is what dapao-ing is all about. Packing foods or drinks to take away and be consumed.

To Pack Something and Takeaway

No One Right Way To Spell It

Based on Hanyu Pinyin, Dabao would be the most accurate way of spelling it. It’s the most logical and sensible answer.

However, Dapao, Tapao, Dapau, Tapau, Tar Pow, Dabau, Tapow or whatever spelling variations are not wrong either! Or say it in another language, takeaway or bungkus.

Language is fluid, say what you want. If I get what you meant, then spelling does not matter at all.

It’s true. Language is Fluid

As long the meaning gets across to who you are speaking to. There is no need for the right spelling for dapao. Select one that is right for you!

We just need to understand each other and enjoy the food that we dapao!

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Common singlish phrases you need to know in Singapore

You’ve just found your way to sunny island Singapore, and other than adapting to the humid weather, you find yourself getting confused at the local lingo used – they seem to be speaking English, but you don’t completely understand what they’re saying, or why they sound liddat.

Does this sound like you? Feel confused by this alien version of English that seems so unfamiliar to you? Or wish that you could really understand conversations and not have to smile and nod while words fly past your head? Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Here’s a comprehensive guide on Singlish and common phrases you may learn to recognize.

What is Singlish? For the purposes of this article, we’ll be referring to Singlish as a colloquial language that incorporates elements (such as vocabulary and syntax) from other tongues such as Malay, Tamil, Mandarin, and other Chinese dialects such as Hokkien, Teochew and Cantonese.

For this reason, Singlish is considered an extremely unique language that Singaporeans pride themselves in using, as they consider it part of their national identity. In some ways, Singlish mirrors the unique multi-ethnic and racial background of the country, and reflects the level of racial harmony that the country celebrates. If you ever come to Singapore, be it for a visit or for the long term, to miss out on understanding and speaking Singlish would be to miss out on part of the Singapore experience. (It’s right up there with not trying our many iconic local dishes!)

Now that you’ve gotten a bit more insight into Singlish, here are some words that you will encounter often, especially in conversation with a Singaporean.

When greeting one another

1. Oi 

 The more emphatic form of Eh, usually used in context of frustration. It’s a more effective way to get someone’s attention, though it is also more aggressive.

“Oi ah boy, what are you doing?? Can you come over and help me move these boxes?!”

2. Can

Used as an affirmative, and often replaces the words “yes” and “sure”.

“Can or not?” (Can you do it?)

“Can.” (Yes, I can.)

3. Uncle/Auntie 

Singaporeans use this term to address anyone with a higher seniority. Instead of using Sir and Madam, we use Uncle and Auntie when talking to older strangers on the street, food vendors, and even our friends’ parents.

 

When eating out

4. Makan 

A Malay word, literally meaning “eat”.

“Hey, wanna go makan? It’s lunch time.”

 “You makan already?” (Have you eaten?)

5. Chope 

A classic Singaporean custom where we use items (mostly tissue packets) to indicate our reservation of a table or seat, particularly at hawker centres.

“Just now I saw that group leave, so I quickly chope-d the table with tissue”

“Eh, I chope this table already hor!” (Hey, I’ve already reserved this table!)

6. Shiok 

Another classic Singlish word, used to describe something enjoyable or satisfying. (usually pertaining to food)

 “Toast Box’s laksa is so shiok! I’m always craving it.”

7. Tapao

A Chinese term, meaning to “takeaway”, “takeout” or “eat out”.

“Are you going to tapao lunch? Can you help me tapao also?” (Are you going to get takeout for lunch? Could you help me get some too?)

8. Kopi/Teh 

Common interchangeable terms for coffee (kopi) and tea (teh), especially popular at hawker centres when you’re ordering drinks. 

By the way, did you know that when you order coffee, it comes standard with milk and sugar? If you want to know how to customise your coffee or tea order, check out our guide on coffeeshop talk here to learn how!

At Work

9. Kena 

To receive or be subjected to something unpleasant, usually a scolding.

“If you tell boss you can’t finish the report on time, confirm kena scolded one!” (If you tell our boss that you can’t finish the report on time, you’re sure to be in hot water with him!”)

11. Arrow

When someone pushes a task to you or specifically assigns it to you. 

“I tell you, boss confirm got something against me. Everytime need to OT I always kena arrow first!” (I’m pretty sure that our boss has something against me. Everytime we need to stay overtime, I’m always the first one he targets!)

11. Wayang

To put on an act or appear more impressive than you actually are.

 Julia: “Wah, recently Andy so hardworking hor, even stay OT to finish up work.”

Karen: “Aiya, he’s only working hard because the big bosses are in town! Such a wayang king.

12.On the ball 

Referring to someone who is always on top of the job and seems to have everything together.

 “Wow, James is so on the ball. The project was assigned today and he’s already finished it.”

13. Own Time Own Target (OTOT) 

To do things at your own pace. This term probably originated from the SAF (Singapore Armed Forces), as a command to let soldiers know they could fire at their target boards whenever they were ready to.

“James, don’t worry about that project I just assigned you, its own time own target.” (Don’t worry about that project I just assigned you, you can complete it at your own pace.)

Other Essentials

 14. Sian

A Hokkien term, conveying boredom, frustration, weariness or monotony. This word is a quintessential word often used by many, and is basically a whole mood.  

“I’ve just been staying home all week doing nothing. Damn sian…”

15. Paiseh

Also a Hokkien term referring to an embarrassing situation. It usually expresses a sense of shame or even shyness in some cases. 

“Eh, paiseh, can you tell me that guy’s name? I forgot it already.”

16. Bojio

Literally meaning “not invited”. The term “bo” in Hokkien means no, while “jio” means invite, thus the term bojio usually used by someone who has not been invited somewhere and is feeling salty about it. 

“You guys went to watch Frozen 2 without me yesterday? Bojio!”

17. Kaypoh

A busybody or someone who often pries into the business of others. Used as an adjective or a verb, so sentences like “why you so kaypoh?” and “don’t kaypoh lah” both make sense. 

“My co-worker is so kaypoh, she’s always asking me personal questions at work!”

18. Chim

Meaning complicated, intellectual or profound. Sometimes used with a condescending tone, as in “Wah, bombastic, such a chim word leh!” 

“What is this teacher saying ah? His english too chim, I don’t understand anything!” 

19. Blur Sotong

Literally meaning “blur squid”. This term is often used to describe someone who is clueless, oblivious, and straight up doesn’t know what is going on most of the time. 

“He’s such a blur sotong, I told him to get me coffee and he brought tea.” 

20. Steady / Onz

Basically an expression of agreement, the equivalent of “you’re on!” 

“Eh bro, tomorrow’s New Years’ Party, you wanna come” 

“Steady!” 

21. Jialat

A Hokkien & Teochew term, “Jialat” literally means to eat (Jia) away strength (lat), but is used to describe troublesome situations. Times are hard? You’re tired? Work is complicated? All very jialat. 

“The weather nowadays is so jialat, I’ve been sweating non-stop!” 

22. Jiayou

Translated to “add oil”. A term of encouragement often used in all types of situations, usually when someone wants to provide moral support. 

“Jiayou! You can do it!” 

Still interested in Singlish? You can check out our crash course on using lah, leh and lor appropriately. You can also look at this Singlish dictionary for more Singlish words! 

Don’t worry if you don’t get the hang of Singlish immediately – it’s a complicated language that takes a while to understand. Like many things, you’ll learn it over time, so just keep practising it with your local friends, have fun with it, and enjoy your time in Singapore! We’ll see you next time 🙂 

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English translation of 你好 ( ni hao / nĭ hăo )

English translation of 你好 ( ni hao / nĭ hăo ) – hello in Chinese

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

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English translations

hello,
hi, how do you do, how are you

Chinese characters:

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你好 ( ni hao / nĭ hăo ) is composed of these characters:
你 (ni)
, 好 (hao)


The traditional Chinese characters of nĭ hăo are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.


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If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there’s no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn’t support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Ni hao, lao pengyou!

Nĭ hăo, lăo péngyŏu!
 – English translation: Hello, old friend!

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Singlish 101: 11 Essential Singlish Terms to Get Around Singapore

Get around the Lion City the Singaporean way with these 11 Singlish terms!

Here’s something Wikipedia doesn’t make obvious — “Singlish” is the lingua franca of Singapore. Essentially colloquial Singaporean English, this unique and ultra-complex language is as colourful and flavourful as the young nation herself, spoken by Singaporeans of all ethnicities here. 

While often seen as broken English being spoken in a singsong tune, Singlish has become a cultural marker, something that most Singaporeans (and even foreign travellers!) identify with. But that doesn’t mean we speak bad English, okay — we can code-switch between Singlish and standard English pretty effectively for the right audience, hor?

We Singaporeans love our lah, leh, and lor as much as the Brits love their tea, milk, and sugar, but knowing only these three sounds won’t bring you far. Let’s just say, you’ll need actual vocabulary to speak a language.

As a native speaker, I dare say that Singlish is one of the most difficult languages to learn as a second language. So, here’s Singlish 101 — an introductory lesson with 11 essential Singlish words you should learn to have an easier time in Singapore.

Read also: The Ultimate Singapore Travel Guide — Insider Tips & Everything You Need To Know (Lah!)

1) Can

Let’s start the lesson on a positive note — the first Singlish word we’re learning is “can”.  Similar to the original English term, “can” literally means “can”, or “be able to”. The Singaporean usage of “can”, however, is an amazing one. It’s a positive affirmation that’s confident, effective, and extremely efficient. Can you hear me? Can. Can it be done? Can. Can or not? Can.

[Editor’s Note: And as my platoon sergeant in the army once told me, that’s why it’s called a garbage can. Not a garbage cannot.]

2) One

Other than using this word as a number, Singaporeans also use it as a possessive marker. One typical example which you’ll hear many Singaporeans say is: “my one”, instead of “mine”. It kind of works as an intensifier as “my one” carries more assertion than “mine”, which is single-syllabled and dull. Whose opinion? My one.

3) Den 

Also spelt as “then” but is pronounced with a “d” sound rather than a “th” sound, which most Singaporeans cannot even. “Den” carries a similar meaning to the English word “then” but it also conveys multiple senses such as “so”, “therefore”, “so what?”, “duh”, “which is why”, to return an insult, etc. 

4) Auntie (ah-n-TEE); Uncle (AR-ng-ker)

These are terms of endearment, even to strangers ‘cos we’re one big family here in Singapore. Unlike the original English terms that only refer to siblings of your parents, these terms are used to call out to any person older than you in Singapore — a neighbour, a service staff, taxi driver, bus driver, food stall owners, etc.  

5) Chope (CHOU-p)

To “chope” is to reserve something, to claim ownership. Most Singaporeans use this Singlish term to “reserve” tables at free-seating hawker centres or food courts.  

6) Kiasu (KEE-ah-soo)

Before FOMO, there was FOLO — fear of losing out — or what Singaporeans say as “kiasu” endearingly. This Singlish term originates from the Hokkien term to literally mean being “afraid to lose”. “Kiasu” is used to describe the competitiveness of Singaporeans, whether or not things are at stake.

7) Shiok (SHE-yok)

Not many Singaporeans know this, but “shiok” is actually a misspelling of the Malay slang word “syiok” for “asyik”, which conveys a sense of overwhelming euphoria. 

“Shiok” is used to express a good feeling or extreme satisfaction. While mostly used to describe how delicious a food is, it also can be used in almost any and every scenario. A good meal can be shiok, the feeling of winning the lottery is shiok, and a cold shower on a hot day is also shiok.

8) ‘Scuse (skews)

An efficient way of saying “excuse me” is shortening three syllables to one. Notice the omission of “me” that should follow after “excuse”. What can I say, Singaporeans are all about efficiency.

If one word gets the job done, subsequent words are obviously redundant. Also, ain’t nobody got time for a three-syllable term when you’re already in a rush. ‘Nuff said.

9) Makan (mah-kan)

“Makan” means “to eat”, “food”, “a meal”, “to consume” in Malay. It’s also used by every Singaporean regardless of race because we’re a bunch of foodies and we’re proud of it.

Read also: Ultimate Singapore Food Guide for Tourists

10) Dabao (dah-bao)

“Dabao”, also spelt “tabao”, means “to take away (food)”. A true blue Singaporean Mandarin term, “dabao” is a word not understood in other Mandarin-speaking countries like China or Taiwan.

Interestingly, “dabao” can also mean “to have passed away” in some parts of China so do only use this term in Singapore!

11) Kancheong (kan CHEE-ong)

Similar to its original meaning in Cantonese, “kancheong” carries the senses of urgency, nervousness, anxiousness, and tension in one word. Another Singlish term “kancheong spider” is often used to refer to people who are always in a hurry or easily flustered.

Read also: 54 Iconic Things to Do in Singapore

A possible conversation using your newly-learnt Singlish terms

You: I’m hungry, makan time.
*at the hawker centre*
You: So crowded, better be kiasu and chope a table first.
*chopes table with tissue paper packet*
*sees a long queue at chicken rice stall*
You: The queue so long, the chicken rice must be shiok.
*person in front of you blocking your way*
You: ‘scuse
Person: Chill bro, why you so kancheong 
*person walks away*
You: Auntie, one plate of roasted chicken rice, please
Auntie: Ah boy ah, no more roasted chicken, white chicken can?
You: Den give me white chicken, thanks.
*finds out table got taken by an uncle*
You: ‘scuse uncle, this one my table
Uncle: Ah boy ah, I sit here very long already now den you say this table your one. You want we can share table, if not, you dabao your food bring back eat.
You: Can, we share table.

Fine-tuning your Singlish

As with every other language in the world, memorising vocabulary does not make a proficient speaker! There’s so much more to learning and mastering Singlish, like getting the (“broken”) sentence structures right, nailing the singsong accent, and speaking it with the right attitude.

If you’re interested to learn more Singlish from us, keep your eyes peeled on this website as we’ll be rolling out more Singapore content!

What other interesting Singlish terms do you know of? Share them in the comments below!


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NEGATION AND ASPECTS IN CHINESE on JSTOR

Abstract

The syntactic characteristics of and the interplay between the perfective aspect le and its homophonous sentence particle are investigated in Mandarin. The perfective aspect is not derived in the underlying structure from the existential yǒu but is embedded under it, as are other aspects. The sentence particle is reanalyzed as an inchoative verb, which may dominate or be dominated by negation. This departure from the traditional assumption accounts systematically for the syntactic irregularities of negative sentences with the particle. Cases of indeterminacy relating to the aspect and the inchoative verb are resolved through negation. Pertinent data from Amoy and Cantonese are also discussed.

Journal Information

These two fields, Linguistics and Sinology, flow together in their concern with the Chinese Language. The central questions on the language remain the same: its structure, its ontogeny, and its phylogeny, as well as the interactions between the Chinese Language on the one hand, and Chinese thought, literature, and social systems on the other. Also of considerable interest are the questions which arise when the Chinese language comes into contact with other languages, be it in the controlled context of a language class or on the streets of an emigrant community. All in all, there is much to be done. Papers on Chinese Linguistics had to seek foster homes in diverse journals of general linguistics and in publications of various hues of orientalia. This situation was at best a nuisance, and at worst a serious impediment to the communication and progress of our field. In this journal, let us hope, Chinese Linguistics will have found its own voice.

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The Chinese University Press was established in 1977 as the publishing house of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. It is a non-profit organization devoted to the advancement, preservation and dissemination of knowledge, as well as the promotion of multi-cultural academic exchanges.

The Press publishes more than fifty titles per year and carries well over 1,300 titles on its backlist. It is an established publisher of many scholarly works on China and Hong Kong studies and on Chinese culture.

Malaysian Slang Words Only Locals Use

Every visitor would have heard the Malaysian slang words that only the locals use when conversing – supposedly in English.

Over time, Malaysians have developed an unofficial language known as Manglish.

It is a unique blend of original and slang words pulled from other vocabularies and languages, resulting in a single sentence that sometimes contains three or more languages!

Few countries can speak an entire sentence that combines Malay, Tamil, and Chinese dialects like Cantonese, Hokkien, and Mandarin.

Not only do Malaysians understand each other, but they also have an uncanny ability to switch to a distinct language at the drop of a hat.

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Malaysian Rojak Language – Malaysian Slang Words

Malaysians speak a “rojak” Manglish – thanks to the many slang words we have in Malaysia.

No wonder you get tourists with very “blur” faces when locals vehemently agree that they are speaking English.

Malaysians pepper their conversations with words from other languages.

Malaysians are very creative with their word choices and are so used to speaking Manglish instead of English.

With the LAH, visitors will get to know us better and know what’s unique about being Malaysian.

Malaysian Slang words make our Malaysian culture unique and endearing to travelers.

Many visitors are impressed by Malaysians to assimilate into this multi-lingual and multi-cultural melting “cooking” pot.

No matter what our background or ethnicity, the Malaysian food experience unites the multiracial population of Malaysians

For Malaysians, it’s how we all grew up in our communities and our everyday lives.

So come visit Malaysia and learn to use words like “yum cha,” “Jom Mamak,” “tapao,” and “bojio” during meal times like a Malaysian.

Travelstylus has compiled some of the most popular Malaysian slang words or Malaysian rojak language to start you along your journey into this incredibly innovative language.

Let’s dive in.

1 Abuden (Malaysian Slang)

Meaning: A sarcastic remark to state the obvious.

A: I’m so full.

B: Wah, you ate a lot, ah?

A: Abuden?

2 Action (Malaysian Slang)

Action is used to describe someone who is being braggy, cocky, or arrogant.

Example: “This guy is very active. He purposely drove out his BMW to go to the Pasar Malam.”

3 Alamak! (Malaysian Slang)

Alamak! is used to express shock, surprise, or frustration. It means “Oh my God!” or “Oh no!” Most Malaysians punctuate this with a’ face palm’ for dramatic effect automatically.

Example: “Alamak! I forgot to pay my saman (summons).”

4 Ais Kacang (Malay)

Meaning: Ais Kacang (literally means “ice bean”) is best known as Air Batu Campur (ABC). The original ais kacang in the 50s and 60s was made of only shaved ice, sweetened boiled red beans, and covered with syrup.

Over the years, the dessert evolved, making ais kacang a popular local dessert with a chockful of ingredients and various twists.

5 Ang Moh (Hokkien) Guai Lou (Mandarin)

Meaning: Terms that locals used to refer to ‘Western foreigners.’. Ang Moh and Guai Lou are more commonly used among the Chinese.

6 Auntie/Uncle (Malaysian Slang)

If you’re approached by someone younger than you, especially children, it is pretty common to hear them address you as Auntie or Uncle.

It is a general term of respect to refer to your elders (even if they’re not related to you) and rarely through their first names unless directly requested.

7 Atas (Malay)

In Malay, it can mean “up” or “above,” but Malaysians also use it to say “very bougie” or “high class.”

Example: “Wah, you don’t want chap fan (economy rice) for lunch ah? You so atas!”

8 Banana (Malaysian Slang)

Meaning: While banana means a type of fruit, in Malaysia, it’s used to represent a ‘type’ of human – a Chinese who can’t speak the Chinese language! Banana because… yellow on the outside, white on the inside!

Example: “He’s banana lah. He won’t understand if you speak in Mandarin.”

“He’s banana lah. He won’t understand if you speak in Mandarin.”

9 Banjir (Malay)

Meaning: With food, Malaysians love to order Roti Canai Banjir or Nasi Kuah Banjir.

“Banjir” (Malay) means flood, and a Malaysian asks for extra gravy or curry to flood his Roti Canai or Nasi (Cooked Rice).

Malaysians love asking for extra gravy or curry to flood his Roti Canai and Nasi.

10 Belanja (Malay)

Meaning: Synonymous with ‘I got you covered, we used “Belanja” when someone is settling your food or drink bill for you.

If you ever encounter a great Malaysian telling you they “Belanja” you, it means they are treating you, and the meal is on them!

Commonly used with buddies who are broke or if you’re casually trying to ask someone out on a date.

Example:

A: I can’t go out – I spent all my money on bubble tea.

B: It’s okay. I belanja you this time.

11 Bo Jio (Hokkien)

Meaning: In Hokkien, Bo Jio means “never invite.” Malaysians love using this word in jest, when referring to friends who didn’t invite them to an outing or gathering.

If you don’t invite your Malaysian friends out to hang, you will hear the phrase ‘why you bo jio?’

We have commonly seen these on Facebook comments (especially pictures), Twitter, and Instagram.

Warning: May cause irritation or annoyance for the other party.

Expect a response: “Jio, you also you FFK one!” Exclamation Of Amazement

12 Boss (English)

Meaning: This is strange- not to be confused with your employer at work.

Typically, you will hear this at an alfresco Indian Muslim restaurant called the “Mamak.” You will hear this term being used by both the servers and customers.

Malaysians call either the workers at a Mamak stall “Boss.” The Mamak also calls the customers “Boss.”

It works both ways. Conversations may go like this.

Example:

Customer: Boss, Kira semua. (Bill, please)

Mamak: RM50 saja Boss (RM50 only)

Customer: Boss, kira betul betul! (Too expensive, count again!)

Boss can also work between taxi or ride-sharing drivers and riders.

Example:

Mamak: Boss, you can not sit together, now got MCO.

Customer: Sorry, Boss. I Tapao LAH.

13 Bungkus (Malay)

If you’re ordering food-to-go in Malaysia, this is handy to remember.

Tapau (Cantonese) and ‘bungkus’ (Malay) are synonymous and used when ordering a restaurant’s takeaway.

14 Butter and Kaya Toast (English and Malay)

Meaning: Kaya is a coconut jam made from a base of coconut milk, eggs, and sugar.

15 Char Kway Teow (Hokkien)

Meaning: Char Kway Teow is a Hokkien stir-fried “Kway Teow” flat rice noodle dish famous. We sometimes refer it to as a Penang Char Kway Teow as the original home of the hawker dish cooked in a hot frying wok.

16 Chup or Chope (Malaysian Slang)

Meaning: Chup has three implications: On one hand, it means “wait” or tell people to pause during a middle of a conversation to talk about something more urgent.

On the other, it means “I’ve claimed this.” or to “book” something

Example:

  1. “Chup! Where are we going to eat ah?”
  2. “I chup those free Beyonce tickets!”

Used in a sentence:

A: Can you chup this seat for me and help me order a drink?

B: Chup, I need to pick up this call first.

17 Chun (Malaysian Slang)

Meaning: we can use it in several ways but more or less show a stamp of approval.

Example:

A: Wah, that girl is damn pretty, she’s so Chun.

B: I heard she likes you.

A: Chun, I’ll ask her out.

18 Chendul (Malay)

Meaning: Cendol is a shaved ice sweet dessert made with droplets of green rice flour noodles (called Cendol), coconut milk, and palm sugar syrup.

19 Cincai (Malaysian Slang)

Meaning: Pronounced “Chin-Chai.” It literally means “whatever.”

Example:

Customer: Eh, wrap nicely la, why you so cincai one?

Seller: MEH

20 Cold Storage Bread (English)

Meaning: Cold Storage is a supermarket chain in Singapore owned by Dairy Farm International Holdings.

21 Curi-Curi (Malay)

Meaning: Curi-curi means to steal

22 FFK / Fong Fei Kei (Cantonese)

Meaning: To back out of a previously agreed-upon meeting at the last minute.

Let Go Aeroplane???

“Fly Aeroplane” is an English way of saying it. As in, our friend must’ve ditched us because he went flying an airplane. (as in doing something more important than our appointment)

Example:

A: Okay, see you tomorrow okay, don’t Fong Fei Kei me.

B: Yes, so excited to meet you.

A: *Next day* Hey B, I’m here. Where are you?

B: Eh, sorry, I suddenly can’t make it.

A: FFK LAH you.

Let Go Aeroplane???

23 F&N Orange (English)

Meaning: Fraser and Neave (F&N) make Soft Drinks with the Orange flavor as most popular during Chinese New Year celebrations in the 50s and 60s.

24 Geng – (Malaysian Slang)

Meaning: No one knows what language geng is derived from. But it’s most understandably a sound that people make when describing something as impressive.

Not to be confused with “gang” – as in gang members. It’s pronounced “g-eh-ng,” which rhymes with ah beng.

Example: You scored 99% on your exam? So geng ah you?

25 Gostan (Malaysian Slang)

Meaning: Derived from the nautical English phrase “go astern” which means “to go backward.” Malaysians use it to mean “reverse” (a vehicle).

People usually shout “Gostan! Gostan! Gostan!” when directing a driver with none other words.

26 Har? (Malaysian Slang)

Meaning: Har? is used to express reluctance.

Example: “Harr… why do I have to do this?”

27 Iced Ang Tau (Manglish)

Meaning: Ang Tau Sng (Hokkien for iced red bean) is a sweet dessert. See Ais Kacang

28 Ice Ball (English)

Meaning: An ice ball is a large, shaved ice form into a spherical ball covered with two or three types of syrup.

Malaysian children eat this cold dessert by holding it in their hands.

29 Indian Roti Man (Malay)

Meaning: The Roti Man is a dying breed of nostalgic Kaya Bread and Snacks Vendor in Malaysia.

There used to be one Roti Man in every neighborhood who used to come by on a big black bicycle. Nowadays, the Roti Man comes on a motorcycle.

30 Kacang Puteh (Malay)

Meaning: Kacang Putih means white nuts).The actual Kacang Putih are steamed Chickpea (Kacang kuda) is sold as street snacks with fried Indian snacks like murukku and assorted fried nuts.

31 Kacang Puteh Man (Malay)

Meaning: Kacang Puteh Man is the vendor.

32 Kacau (Malay)

Meaning: To tease, disturb, or disrupt someone or something.

Example:

Mom: Don’t kacau the cat.

Kid: We’re not.

33 Kapok Guitar (English)

Meaning: The Guangzhou Kapok Guitar Co is one of the largest guitar makers in China.

Malaysian teenagers first learned to play using this cheap guitar.

34 Kantoi (Malay)

Meaning: Kantoi is a word used when someone gets “caught red-handed” or busted and used when catching someone in a shameful situation.

Malaysian singer-songwriter Zee Avi famously used the term in a song about catching her boyfriend cheating.

35 Kee Huat Fantastic Facts and Fancies (English)

Meaning: The Kee Heat Radio’s ‘Fantastic Facts and Fancies’ was on every Sunday. The DJ will tell an interesting story and then play seven popular songs of the era.

36 Kena (Malay)

Meaning: Literal meaning is “get.” Kena is used in pretty much any context, like getting punished, falling sick, and even striking the lottery.

But it’s often used for dramatic effect since it sends chills down any misbehaving kid’s spine.

Example:

Don’t be naughty, or else you sure Kena from your mother.

37 Kua Chi (Hokkien)

Meaning: Also spelled as Guazi, Kua Chi is roasted plant seeds. The Chinese communities love to munch on the seeds as snacks, especially when they are in the cinema watching a movie.

Kua Chi is roasted plant seeds.

38 Lah (Malay)

This is the ultimate slang used by Malaysians everywhere.

Perhaps you’ve never heard a real Malaysian conversation if you haven’t encountered the famous ‘lah.’

There is no explanation for ‘lah’ as the word itself means nothing; Malaysians use it to add ‘flavor’ and’ emphasis’ to their sentences.

Fair warning, using ‘lah’ can be rather addictive once you get the hang of it.

Fair warning, using ‘lah’ can be rather addictive once you get the hang of it.

39 Leng Chai (Cantonese)

Meaning: Handsome boy. Leng Zai is more commonly used among the Chinese, while Leng Chai is more commonly used among Malays and Indians. It’s just a matter of pronunciation.

40 Leng Lui (Cantonese)

Meaning: Pretty girl, but even if you call an Aunty Leng Lui, she wouldn’t mind and smile back.

While we normally use these words as a compliment, Malaysians sometimes call random strangers “Eh, Leng Cai!” or “Eh, you Leng Lui” to get their attention, rather than the usual “excuse me.”

41 Macha (Tamil)

Meaning: Slang for ‘brother.’ Malaysians refer to their good friends as ‘macha,’ and it’s often considered the local equivalent of the English slang ‘fam.’

42 Mamak (Malaysian Slang)

Meaning: A Mamak originally refers to Malaysians of a Tamil-Muslim origin. It is now mainly used as a type of restaurant or stall that typically serves Indian Muslim food.

Some places offering a fusion of Malaysian cuisine.

These ‘Mamaks’ joints are favorite hangout spots for Malaysians from all walks of life.

Malaysians describe it as: ‘the British have their pubs, we have our Mamak shops.’

Mamak are opened 24/7 and can be incredibly lively during massive sporting events.

43 Mata-Mata (Malay)

Meaning: Mata refers to the eye in Malay. Still, mata-mata means police officer (or watchman), where a patrolling police officer of the olden days was the “one on all eyes.”

Example:

Don’t play the fool. You won’t want the Mata-Mata to catch you.

44 Mat Salleh (Malay)

Meaning: A word used to describe Caucasians. Mat Salleh is more commonly used among Malays and Indians.

45 Mr. Singh (English)

Meaning: Reference to a Punjabi man

46 Mampus or Mampos (Malay)

Meaning: You’re in irreparable trouble, and there’s an extremely high likelihood that punishment will follow.

Example: The cat tore up mum’s tudung while I was playing with it. Mampuslah when she finds out.

47 Muruku (Tamil)

Meaning: Malaysians typically make Murukku from rice flour and urad dal flour. Chakli is a similar dish, typically made with an additional ingredient, Bengal gram (chickpea) flour.

Example:

Deepavali, you got invite me to your house for Makan and Murukku?

48 On (Malaysian Slang)

In English, ‘on’ is a preposition, for instance, “The book is on the table,” or used to show wanting to use an electrical appliance such as turning on the lights.

In Malaysia, we use ‘on’ to show that we’re ‘up for the plan/activity.

Example: “We are going to Mamak tonight. You on ah?” “On lah!”

49 On the way (Malaysian Slang)

It’s used when someone is at least halfway to the destination. In Malaysia, even if someone hasn’t left their home, they would still consider themselves to be on the way.

Example: Just leaving the house = “I’m on the way!”

50 One (Malaysian Slang)

No, we don’t mean ‘one’ on the numerical digit. We often use this word to confirm our statement or question, usually added at the end of each sentence.

Example: “Ask this girl questions about Malaysia. She sure knows one.”

51 Pattern (Malaysian Slang)

When English speakers say ‘pattern,’ they mean repeated decorative designs.

In Malaysia, this word is frequently used to describe a person who acts in various unusual behaviors.

Example: “So you’re telling me you like banana-flavored ice cream but not the fruit? Can you don’t so pattern ah?”

Malaysian Phase: Pattern more than badminton.

52 Paiseh (Hokkien)

Meaning: Hokkien for shy or embarrassed. Expect this if you’re asking someone to do something outside of their comfort zone.

53 Perasan (Malay)

Meaning: Perasan means “notice.” However, Malaysians use it to say, “don’t flatter yourself,” as in a Sarcastic Response.

Example:

A: Omg, that guy can’t stop staring at me!

B: Don’t perasan la.

54 Potong Stim or Potong Steam (Malay)

Meaning: Synonymous to the English word “killjoy,” which refers to someone being a wet blanket or a pleasant moment being ruined.

We usually use it after something syok has been taken away from you.

Example:

A: OMG! I see a parking spot up ahead!

A: Kancil parked already. Potong stim only.

55 Power/Terror (Malaysian Slang)

We use these two words to show how excellent/great something or someone is. It can be food, a person, or just about anything, really!

Example: Jason just helped me solve this super complicated math question! So power/terror, right!

56 Roti Bengali (Malay)

Locals commonly referred meaning: Contrary to popular belief that the Punjabis (Punjabis introduced this beloved local bread known as Bengali Bread).

Roti Bengali is mostly sold by Indians and Indian Muslims and is named “Mamak Roti.”

Example:

The Roti Man is here. Quickly buy the Roti Bengali.

57 Roti Canai (Malay)

Meaning: An Indian-influenced flatbread, the Roti Canai is eaten with curries and is sold at Mamak Stalls. In Singapore, we know it as Roti Prata.

Example:

Boss, Roti Canai Banjir.

58 Samseng (Malay)

Meaning: A Samseng is a thug or a gangster and gang member.

Example:

Don’t behave like Samseng lah you.

59 Siamese Fighting Fishes (English)

Meaning: The earliest record of the betta fish in Thailand was during the Thonburi Period (1767–1782). These colorful fish are called Fighting Fishes for their ability to fight.

They are restrained by keeping the fish separately in glass jam jars.

Malaysian keeps the Siamese Fighting Fish for gambling purposes.

Siamese Fighting Fish in old jam jars!

60 Steady (English)

While English speakers use this to describe something firm or stable, we Malaysians use this word when we’re describing someone who’s laid back and chill.

Example: “Sean is taking his big exam today, but he still seems very steady ah.”

61 Slumber (English)

People would think you mean ‘sleep’ when you say the slumber. But in the Malaysian context, it’s used to describe a person who isn’t anxious nor worried about something.

Example: “He came in 3 hours late to work, but he’s still so slumber.”

62 Stoned (English)

English speakers use this word to describe a drunk or under the influence of drugs, especially marijuana. However, we Malaysian are so laid back that we get stoned just by staring into blank space. Or sometimes used to describe someone who looks lifeless.

Example: “Eh, didn’t sleep well yesterday? You look super stoned.”

63 Susu Lembu (Malay)

Meaning: Cow’s Milk. In Indian restaurants, you can order a Bru Coffee or Teh Tarik made with fresh Cow’s Milk.

Example:

Annee, Bru Coffee!

64 Syok/Shiok (Malay)

Meaning: Amazing, or something that feels good.

Most fondly remembered as the tagline of any neighborhood ice cream man selling Mat Kool frozen lollies.

Example:

Mat Kool Mat Kool kawanku,

Mari kita ikut Mat Kool,

Main main selalu

Syoknya, syoknya ada Mat Kool.

65 Tackle (Englsih)

This one can be tricky for foreigners! When someone asks you to ‘tackle’ a person in Malaysia, 90% of the time, it means approaching and flirt with an individual. Don’t end up beating someone up!

Example: “I think she likes you. Quickly tackle her lah!”

66 Tapau (Cantonese)

Meaning: Tapau means to pack food or “takeaway.” In Malaysia, especially when someone stands up during lunch and exclaims, “Tapau, guys?”

Alternative: Bungkus (Malay)

Example: “Can you tapau food for me?”

67 Top of the Pops (English)

Meaning: Top of the Pops (TOTP) is a British music chart television program made by the BBC and originally broadcast weekly between 1 January 1964 and 30 July 2006.

68 Uncles (English)

Meaning: In Malaysia, the locals call older people Uncle or Aunty out of respect regardless of race or differences.

Its old fashion usage is a kind of ‘one size fits all’ that includes non-relatives.

Example:

Morning Uncle, where is Aunty?

69 Walao, eh! (Malaysian Slang)

Meaning: A word is used to describe the feeling of surprise or disbelief, but is used for emotions or situations. An exclamation that is equivalent to “Oh my God!”. The meaning of this phrase differs based on delivery and tone. It can either be an angry statement or one of awe and shock.

Example:

A: I think I saw a ghost behind you.

B: *Turns around* Walao eh!

Or

Example: “Walau eh! I just won free tickets to Taylor Swift’s concert.”

70 Yerr (Malaysian Slang)

Meaning: Used to express disgust.

Example: “Yerrrr, you’re so smelly!”

71 Yum Cha (Cantonese)

Meaning: Yum Cha means “drink tea” for the Chinese community. It means drinking tea and having a dim sum.

Malaysians have adopted the words outside of its original context to mean ‘hang out’ over drinks (usually non-alcoholic) or food at the local coffee shop or ‘Mamak.’

Yum Cha means “drink tea” for the Chinese community.

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Return to Indochina

Authorities on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan, home to one of the PRC’s largest naval bases, passed a law in early December allowing police to search foreign ships that entered disputed waters in the South China Sea. The US Ambassador to Beijing immediately demanded clarification, and India promised to send warships to the region to protect its national interests (Delhi has large contracts with Vietnam for the development of oil fields in the South China Sea).In general, as political scientists say, territorial disputes in the “Asian Mediterranean” can turn into a serious conflict, in which at least four great powers will take part: the United States, China, Japan and India.

At the Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, the outgoing Secretary General Hu Jintao called in his report to turn the PRC into a “sea superpower”. On the new passports, which have been issued in China since November this year, the disputed territories are marked as part of the Celestial Empire, and this, of course, is perceived with hostility in Asia.

“Asian Mediterranean”

First of all, Chinese ambitions irritate the ASEAN countries (Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei), claiming part of the South China, or, as it is pointedly called in Manila, the West Philippine Sea. At the summit of the organization, which took place on November 16-20 in the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, it was not possible to develop a code of conduct in the disputed region. The host of the summit, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, who is considered a conductor of the PRC’s interests in the region, declared that the ASEAN countries have agreed “not to involve outside players in resolving conflicts.”However, Philippine President Benigno Aquino interrupted his speech. “This is not true,” he said, “there is no such agreement, and at least one other delegation is ready to confirm my words” (meaning the representatives of Vietnam). “The verbal skirmish at the ASEAN summit,” writes The Economist, “symbolizes the split that has emerged in Asia: some countries advocate the internationalization of the conflict, others insist that disputes should be resolved on a bilateral basis.”

The fact is that three years ago America offered itself as a mediator in the settlement of territorial problems in the South China Sea, and in Beijing this proposal was called “shameless interference in the internal affairs of the continent.”Out of fear of the PRC, more and more Asian states are ready to support the American initiative. “We need the United States as a counterbalance to Chinese influence, because even by joining forces, the countries of the region are not able to put pressure on Beijing,” says the creator of the Singapore miracle, Lee Kuan Yew. … “The tougher the PRC’s policy becomes,” writes The Atlantic, “the easier it is for the Americans to intimidate the Asian dragons with the mythical Chinese threat and prevent the unification of East Asia around Beijing.”

Dead End of Malacca

By deploying troops in the Philippines, Australia and Singapore, the Americans can at any time block the most important transport artery for the PRC – the Strait of Malacca, through which 85% of the oil going to China from Africa and the Middle East passes. (In this regard, many recall the oil blockade of Japan, which preceded the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.) “Every year, 50,000 ships pass through the Malacca Strait, accounting for a quarter of all sea trade,” says Chinese political scientist Chen Shaofeng.”And understanding the role it plays for the PRC, the Americans, together with their allies, can easily bottle it up.” This is China’s Achilles’ heel, and the leaders of the Celestial Empire have long proclaimed the way out of the “Malacca impasse” as the most important state task.

In the late 1990s, the Chinese negotiated the construction of a pipeline through Pakistan. They modernized the port of Gwadar on the Arabian Sea, built a road between the south and north of the country and were ready to implement their project, but in 2001 America launched an anti-terrorist operation in the Pakistani Tribal Zone – exactly where the pipeline was supposed to pass, and the option was dropped.Then the Chinese strategists relied on Myanmar. They hoped that the military junta ruling in this country would allow them to use their coastline and the PRC would have the opportunity to go out into the ocean, bypassing the Strait of Malacca. (Moreover, the Myanmar authorities were grateful to Beijing for its support in the confrontation with Western democratizers, who imposed sanctions against the “Asian tyranny” in 2007.) Chinese investments in Myanmar reached $ 19 billion. On the Coco Islands, the Chinese have deployed a radar that allows them to monitor shipping in the Strait of Malacca.They modernized Myanmar’s Mandalay and Pegu airports and built military bases in Situe, Kyokpyu Hangyi, Mergui and Zadeji. “The ports in Myanmar,” wrote the American Foreign Policy magazine, “allow the PRC to bypass the numerous Indian islands located in the Bay of Bengal, which can be used as an iron chain blocking the Strait of Malacca.”

Among other things, Chinese companies built roads and railways in Myanmar and began to build a huge dam on the Ayeyarwaddy River.In March 2009, an agreement was signed on the construction of pipelines with a total value of $ 2.5 billion (an oil pipeline with a length of 2,380 km and a gas pipeline – 2,806 km, which were supposed to connect the coast of the Indian Ocean with the southwestern provinces of China).

Battle of Burma

And the Obama administration decided not to sit idly by at a time like this. In his Nobel Prize speech, the president said that “Burmese dictators” who “embarked on the path of repression” face “serious consequences.”The US military conducted large-scale exercises in the Bay of Bengal, and Hollywood began to play up the theme of the military invasion of Myanmar. As a result, in 2011, the head of the military junta, General Than Shwe, backed down. He decided to carry out decorative democratic reforms in the country and make peace with the West. Shwe assigned himself the role of a wise leader who retired to retirement and opened the way to “democratization”, and commissioned his old friend and colleague General Thein Sein to form the “first civil government.”The new authorities announced the end of censorship, released a number of political prisoners and allowed opposition leader Aung San Su Ji, a Nobel Prize winner, who was called an “icon of democracy” by the Americans, to run in parliamentary elections. However, much more important for the United States was Thein Sein’s decision to freeze relations with Beijing (Myanmar blocked almost all major Chinese projects: the construction of dams, ports and pipelines was curtailed).

In response, America lifted its ten-year ban on imports from Myanmar and appointed a permanent representative in Naypyidaw.A year ago, Hillary Clinton held talks with generals who were previously called “bloody dictators” in Washington. Western investment has poured into Myanmar. And this November, for the first time in history, an American president visited the country. Obama made another landmark speech at the University of Rangoon, announced the reopening of the USAID office with a budget of $ 170 million in Myanmar, and the American media recalled that the President’s Kenyan grandfather, who served as a cook for a British officer, spent three years in Burma during World War II. …(By the way, during his meeting with General Thein Sein, the American president diligently avoided the name “Burma” in conversation, knowing that this could irritate the local authorities.)

Obama’s trip to Myanmar drew criticism in the United States. “How can you talk about the democratic achievements of the Burmese government,” the Washington Post asked, “when the junta is still in power, the Muslim minority in the western part of the country is persecuted, and the capital’s residents practically do not use the Internet and mobile communications?” But does all this play a role when the interests of American corporations (such as Coca Cola and Visa) are at stake, hoping to gain a foothold in the Myanmar market and use local raw materials and cheap labor? Is it difficult to assess Thein Sein’s democratizing impulses when there is a chance to deprive China of one of its most reliable allies? It is no coincidence that Hillary Clinton is already talking about how to turn Myanmar from a transit point between China and the Indian Ocean into a transport hub linking India and Southeast Asia.It was not for nothing that, shortly before Obama’s visit, influential Pentagon officials held a meeting with Burmese colleagues in Naypyidaw and invited them to participate in the annual large-scale Golden Cobra exercises, which have long been called “anti-Chinese demonstrations in the Indian Ocean” (the navies of the Philippines, Singapore , Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei). True, the PRC is not going to retreat and, according to The New York Times, “it will fight for Burma to the last, and it may still be able to pull the blanket over itself.”

Symbolic tour

It should be noted that the Southeast Asian tour was Obama’s first diplomatic trip since winning the election. Washington, of course, attached great importance to it (the president was accompanied by both Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the head of the Pentagon, Leon Panetta). In addition to Myanmar, the American delegation visited Thailand and Cambodia, and political scientists started talking about the return to Indochina as one of the top priorities in US foreign policy in the next four years.

The situation in Thailand is exactly the opposite. Bang Kok is considered Washington’s traditional ally in Southeast Asia. However, after Yingluck Shinawatra took over as prime minister in this country in 2011, the United States began to fear that Thailand would leave the American sphere of influence. After all, Yingluck is the sister of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who, according to many experts, was behind the red shirt revolution (mass demonstrations in 2009-2010), and the red shirts, as you know, did not have any sympathy for Washington.Not surprisingly, during her first visit to Beijing in April 2012, Shinawatra called for a “comprehensive bilateral partnership” with the PRC, while Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao called Thailand a “trusted friend” of the Celestial Empire. Trade turnover between the two countries is actively growing, China came out on top in terms of the number of tourists visiting Thailand. And Americans are struggling to maintain their influence here. Obama’s visit came in handy. Pentagon chief Leon Panetta has signed a new military agreement with Thailand, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pledged to get him to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership.Nonetheless, anti-American sentiment reigns in Thai public opinion. “Washington has always used our country for selfish ends,” writes a columnist for The Bangkok Post in the article “Beware of American Proposals.” – Perhaps the only bright moment in relations between the two countries was the initiative of King Mongkut, who in 1861 proposed to Lincoln to provide Siamese elephants to fight the Confederate army. The United States’ concern for Thailand during the Cold War was motivated by a desire to build an outpost here against the Communists and use it to invade other countries in Indochina.It is curious that now the Americans are again showing interest in the U-Tapao Air Force Base, which was the main base of the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. ”

Now for Cambodia. Of course, Obama’s decision to visit Phnom Penh was widely described as a risky diplomatic move. After all, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has ruled the country for three decades, in America has about the same reputation as the Burmese military junta before the start of “democratic reforms.” At one time he was a member of the Khmer Rouge organization and established a dictatorship in the country.However, Obama not only took part in the ASEAN summit in Cambodia, but also met with Hun Sen one-on-one. “The President is convinced,” said Obama’s advisers, “that his call for dictators to ‘unclench their fists’ can be heard in Phnom Penh just as they heard in Rangoon.” (In this sense, it is significant that the two sons of the Cambodian ruler recently underwent an internship in the United States.) However, as noted by The Nation magazine, “This is, of course, not about the internal political structure. After all, Cambodia in this sense looks even more preferable to Burma: there is relative stability, there is no ethnic cleansing.It is about the degree of loyalty to China, which is considered the main geopolitical rival in Washington. ”

According to political analysts, everything that America is doing now, from the invasion of Libya to the conflict with Iran, is aimed at weakening the PRC. The chain of American military bases around the Celestial Empire and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an economic union that should minimize Chinese influence in East Asia, serve the same purpose.

About Samui, Samui Thailand

Koh Samui – actually made famous only 10 years ago, Koh Samui rivals Phuket as Thailand’s most popular seaside resort.On the other hand, this ideal island differs from its siblings quite clearly, retaining the natural simplicity of a tropical secluded place.

90,044 Population 90,045

Population – 80 thousand registered residents (2004), the real population exceeds 120 thousand residents (including tourists during peak season). So for the entire 2005, about 5.4 million tourists were registered.

Location

Located in the Gulf of Thailand on the opposite side of the southern peninsula from Phuket, Koh Samui is characterized by quiet, powdery sand beaches, deserted little coves, calming waters and hinterland of coconut plantations and rice fields.Here is a place where you can throw off the burden of problems and relax in the sun without any worries.

How to get there

There are up to 10 flights to Koh Samui from Bangkok (flight time – 1 hour 20 minutes) or from U-Tapao (flight time 40-50 minutes).

There is another way to get to Koh Samui – by land transport from Bangkok – by train or bus to the capital of the province of Surat – Surathani, and then by ferry.

Koh Samui

Away from the world

Despite easy access and several daily flights from Bangkok and Phuket and a ferry service from Surat Thani, Koh Samui remains a far cry from everything, an island completely in itself, as it has been for centuries.

Located 84 kilometers from the coastal strip of Surat Thani and 560 kilometers south of Bangkok, Ko Samui (Ko means island in Thai) is part of a chain of islands and is the largest in a group of more than 80 tropical islands, of which only four are inhabited … Koh Samui is considered the third largest island in Thailand. The total area of ​​Samui is 247 square kilometers, the island is 21 kilometers wide and 25 kilometers long. The chain of mountains stretches from east to west and most of the territory extending inland includes the wooded hills.A variety of shades of wild vegetation dotted with the everlasting green of coconut palms and emerald rice paddies. Along with fishing, coconuts are grown, which are the traditional and main food source of the islanders. From Koh Samui, two million nuts are sent by sea each month to Bangkok, and they enjoy a reputation as the best in the country.

Fantastic Beaches

Koh Samui’s beaches are a dream come true for anyone looking for a tropical island retreat.

There are two main beaches on the island: Chaweng and Lamai, both on the east coast. Stretching for 6 kilometers and a classic tropical beach in every way, Chaweng is the most popular beach offering a wide range of amenities. Lamai, a few kilometers to the south, also looks very colorful.

On the north side of the island, Bang Por, Bor Phud and Mae Nam are very quiet and mostly unspoiled beaches. Other tranquil spots are nearby, including Big Buddha Beach, a small bay overlooking two coastal islands, one of which has a large seated Buddha image.

On the northeastern tip of Koh Samui is the beautiful Choeng Mon Beach. The western and southern coasts contrast nicely with the classic beauty of Koh Samui’s northern and eastern beaches and are characterized by a large number of calm and pleasant isolated bays and coves.

Live in comfort

Koh Samui offers both luxury hotels and beach bungalow accommodation. The highest quality resorts provide all the luxury of service that Thailand’s hotel industry is renowned for.At the same time, the palm-leafed bungalows provide a permanent, uninterrupted view of the sea beach, and offer wonderful uncomplicated amenities with or without air conditioning. You can be sure to get all the amenities you need while still being surrounded by Robinson Crusoe’s island hideout.

Major resort hotels have all the food you need for a great dining experience, and most beach bungalows also have their own restaurants.Other small independent restaurants are available to everyone. Fresh seafood and tropical fruits are a natural feature of Ko Samui, although you will find a menu varied enough to suit all tastes. Internationally renowned Thai dishes with spices are available.

It is quite easy to see the whole island. A 50 kilometer ring road runs along the edge of the coast, providing access to all beaches and the Na Thorn administrative center. Mini-buses and moto-taxis run constantly on the main roads, while cars, jeeps and mopeds can be rented.

Island Exploration

With an eminently prestigious appearance and a range of remarkable attractions, Koh Samui offers excursion opportunities that contrast pleasantly with the attractions of sun, sea and sand.

Two picturesque waterfalls are interesting among the natural spectacles. Khin Lad, closer to the city, cascades over several levels and has a pool at its base, which is an ideal place for swimming in fresh water.Na Muang waterfall on the eastern side of the island looks quite attractive. Its wide spill of 30 meters and the sandy bottom of the pool at the base of the waterfall, where you can swim, are impressive.

In the neighborhood of Ko Phan, connected to Koh Samui with a dam, is the Wat Nin Ngu temple. There is a large statue of a seated Buddha, imposingly located on a hill and dominating the firmament, gazing with reverent gaze at the sunset. Not far from the temple is a meditation center that offers training to both Thais and foreigners.

Located in the southern part of the island, Na Tian Butterfly Park, in addition to the abundance of various species of butterflies, has a bee house and a museum of rare insects. You can also admire the coral reefs from a glass-bottomed boat.

In addition to sightseeing and unspoiled natural beauty of the landscape, vignettes are made in the traditional form. For the most part, fishermen and peasants from coconut plantations have not changed their lifestyle and lifestyle and are on self-sufficiency, being in a real tropical paradise.

Around Koh Samui

As part of the archipelago, Samu is the starting point for travel and discovery on other neighboring islands.

Ko Pha Ngan is the nearest and largest island. You can always hire boats for travel. The beaches are good and there are also several picturesque waterfalls, there is an opportunity for cheap accommodation, in general the island is less developed than Koh Samui. Nearby and accessible for daytime boat trips are two other small uninhabited islands, where beautiful bays with colorful coral formations offer excellent snorkeling conditions.

More interesting is a day excursion to the Ang Thong Marine Park, which consists of 40 islands northwest of Koh Samui. Here you will see spectacular limestone formations, caves, blue lagoons and stunning beautiful beaches. There are bungalows for rent near Koh Vua Ta Lab, where the parks are located. Organized daily tours to Ang Thong are offered by travel agencies in Na Thon on Koh Samui.

Climate

Koh Samui has a tropical humid climate, with an average annual temperature of + 28-30C and an average humidity of 50%.There are three main seasons: a dry season from mid-December to March with a temperature of + 30C, a hot season from April to September with temperatures above + 30C and a rainy and monsoon season from mid-October to early December.

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When is the best time to go

The best time to visit the island is from late December to March.

From the history of the city

Historians believe that the first inhabitants of Koh Samui appeared about 1500 years ago. Proof of this is the Chinese documents of the Ming Dynasty, which state that it was at that time that China was in trade relations with Samui. Several maps of the island were also found, the oldest of which dates back to the 17th century. But in fact, Samui has always lived very isolated and had almost no connection with the mainland. Its first port was the coast of the region, which is now called Taling Ngam.It was there that the merchant seafarers stopped to replenish their supplies of water and food. At that time, the locals were engaged only in fishing. You will probably be very surprised, but then there weren’t even coconuts on Koh Samui … Yes, coconut palms appeared only in the 19th century, when a wave of emigrants from China swept onto the island. These smart people immediately realized that it would be difficult to survive on one fish and, having cut down hundreds of hectares of jungle, planted the whole of Samui with palm trees. If you look closely at the hills, you can clearly see that the coconut beauties are standing in even rows.

After that, a new life began for the island – it became the world’s largest supplier of coconut oil. However, this did not last too long – gradually Samui coconuts were ousted from the world market by their Chinese “competitors”, which turned out to be cheaper and just as good in quality. Today Samui’s coconut industry only matters within Thailand.

However, the history of the island has already been turned in a completely different direction. The descendants of those Chinese mingled with the local population, significantly “enriching” the gene pool of Samui fishermen.Even today, you will immediately distinguish a simple Thai from the heir to Chinese families. The latter will be much more active and adventurous. After all, the Chinese, unlike the Thais, have never lived according to the principle “what has fallen from the tree, so we will have lunch.”
Another people who mixed their blood with Thai are the Malays. There are also a lot of them on Koh Samui. There are entire village areas inhabited mainly by Muslims. There are also mosques, you can find them in the southern part of the island.

Attractions

Syrat Thani is the starting point of the ferry to Koh Samui and is a rapidly developing fishing and shipbuilding center.A quiet place with a certain charm. Organized walks around the city or canal tours on the Tapi River, which provide an insight into their imaginative southern culture. Surat Thani is also famous for its oyster farms, where a huge number of different types of shellfish are bred.

Of great interest is the city of Chaya, 45 minutes by car north of Surat Thani. It has historical value as one of the possible locations for the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Srivaya.

The main attraction of Chanya is Wat Phra Boromathat, a highly revered temple with over 1000 years of history and thus one of the few surviving examples of Srivaya architecture. The temples of Wat Vieng, Wat Long and Wat Kaeo are also worth visiting.

A few kilometers to the west is Wat Suan Mokkha – Flowing Water Monastery, which is a center of calm meditation for Thais and foreigners alike, nestled in a quiet natural park.The picturesque Khao Sok National Park, 100 km west of Surat Thani, is another attraction. Its territory is rich in flora and fauna and it is always possible to stay in a bungalow. In addition, there is a house with a wooden roof for guests nearby.

Chuphon lies 195 km north of Surat Thani on a picturesquely stretched coastline, and can be seen traveling inland. The fishing port city of Pak Nam Chumphon is the starting point for excursions to the islands adjacent to the coast.Some of them have famous edible bird nests, highly prized by Chinese gourmets, but access to them is limited. There are several other islands such as Mat Pone, Mattra, Lak Raed and Thong Lang that are easy to reach and have excellent snorkeling conditions. Further down the bay is Koh Tao, one of Thailand’s top scuba diving spots.

90,000 Ko Kud beaches, the best beaches in Ko Kood

Rest on Koh Kuda.Beaches, photos and videos. Our review of the island

Kood Island became for us the most pleasant and unexpected discovery in the Gulf of Thailand. Of course, there was also Ko Samet with its magnificent beaches, quiet Ko Mak, cozy Ko Chang. But Ko Kood surpassed them all. In this article I want to talk about the beaches of Ko Kuda, the infrastructure of the island, prices and entertainment, i.e. share all the important information that will help you plan your vacation to Koh Kuda.

As usual, first a short video of what Ko Kood looks like:

Beaches to Where on the map.Photos of beaches and our review

The beaches of Ko Kuda are one of the great reasons to visit the island. Dazzling white sand, clear greenish water, coconut trees. Someone even said that it was on Koh Kuda that an advertisement for “Bounty” was filmed, but I did not find any confirmation of this.

For me, the beaches of Koh Kuda are what I expected to see on the more famous Koh Chang, but found at the semi-wild Koh Kuda.

Note

Easily accessible beaches on the island, mainly on the western side.This can be clearly seen on the map:

There are many beaches, and physically we did not have time to travel around all the beaches of the island, and we did not set ourselves such a goal. After all, we had a vacation on Koh Kuda, and not a race on the beaches

Source: https://life-thai.com/otdyh-na-ko-kude-nash-otzyv/

Koh Kood beaches reviews, rest on Koh Kood – Site of Vinsky

First Place: AWD Beach

This is an unnamed beach on the map of Koh Kuda.
So I gave it a proud site name. Well, you can only drive to the beach itself in a 4WD SUV or dragging a motorbike along the loose sand.

Why this place was given the highest mark:

  • No people, the beach is wild.
  • Deep entry into the sea from the shore.
  • There are no waves – the beach is covered by the island of Ko Raet.
  • There is a shadow: casuarines, not coconut trees.
  • You can have a picnic with your own food and drinks.
  • The bottom is clean, and the beach itself, despite the fact that it is wild, is clean.

The sea water is like a pool: clear and calm. At low tide, a sand spit is exposed, which stretches from Ko Kud almost to the island of Ko Raet.

There is no accommodation on the beach or nearby.

Second Place: Ao Ta Pao Beach (Tapao)

This long beach is located in the center of the west coast of Koh Kuda (the east coast of the island is deserted, inaccessible from land and has no beaches). On the site, bounded by two piers, there is 500 meters of clean sand of Tapao Beach with a convenient entry into the sea.

You can swim here from the shore even at low tide.

The bottom relief here is such that this place is suitable both for people who can / love to swim, and for children and those who like to squat in the water, periodically emitting streams of urine and gases.
The bottom is clean, without stones, corals, hedgehogs and sticks.

On the left side of the beach (behind the wooden pier), stones begin and then the wild beach of Ao Noi.
On the right side of Tapao Beach, in front of the concrete pier of the Deep Port and immediately behind it, there are stones for snorkelling.

Housing is available and quite good:
Seafar Resort, Koh Kood Paradise Beach, Medee Resort. All hotels are of the same level and price category.

Modest: Ban Phor homestay and The memory 408

Third Place: Bang Bao Bay Beach

Semi-closed bay with turquoise water, the bay is protected from waves by rocky outcrops to the sea on the sides of the bay.The place is quiet and peaceful.

Beautiful sunsets, and a nice swim during the day.

A place with good transport accessibility from the central island road. Located not so far from other good beaches and attractions of Koh Kuda, which of course are sucked from the thumb.

Well, the right is ridiculous to go to look at the streams, which are called waterfalls here.

Housing for every taste:

Modest: Koh Kood Resort
One level: Siam Beach Resort Koh Kood and To The Sea The Resort Koh Kood
More expensive, but very good: The Beach Natural Resort Koh Kood

Other beaches Koh Kuda

The rest did not make any impression.Yes, these are beaches. There is a wet sea lapping. It seems like you can sit in some water.

And that’s all.

For more information and photos on these beaches, follow the links in the list of beaches – above, at the beginning of the article.
There are also links to hotels on these remaining 7 beaches of Koh Kuda.

5/5 (52)

Source: https://awd.ru/ko-kood-plyazhi/

Rest in Thailand

Ko Kut Island is considered one of the most calm and ecologically clean islands in Thailand, with beautiful virgin nature, white beaches and a minimum of tourist infrastructure.

It belongs to the Koh Chang archipelago and is its southernmost island. Despite the close location to the popular resort island of Koh Chang, Koh Kood island does not have noisy beaches and an active nightlife.

Going to this island, tourists should know that most of the tourist and entertainment services they will receive only in local hotels, as the motto of this island: complete solitude with nature, relaxation and withdrawal from all pressing problems for a while.

This is facilitated by stunningly beautiful sandy beaches washed by the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Thailand, picturesque landscapes of tropical nature, numerous waterfalls, seascapes and exotic underwater world.

Important

Sandy beaches located on the coast of the Coconut Lagoon, considered one of the most beautiful in Thailand, have long been popular with guests of Koh Kuda, as they can satisfy the needs of the most discerning tourist seeking a secluded getaway.

Koh Kood Island is so good that it can offer just quiet beaches, where you can spend the evening in a cozy bar or restaurant on the seashore, and completely wild ones, where your neighbors can only be crabs running on the sand or colorful tropical fish in the water.

Usually you need to get to such places by boat or speedboat, for example, to the very secluded Ta Tin Beach or the small snow-white Yai Kerd Beach , located on the northeastern coast of the island.

The most beautiful beach of Koh Kood is Yai Ki Beach, for its white sand, paradise natural landscapes, beautiful views of the bay. It is crossed by the “Khlong Yai Ki” canal, through which you can travel by canoe.

Taphao Beach is the most popular and main beach on the island (located by the port) and is a favorite among snorkelers.

And divers are more attracted by the famous Kluai Beach, famous for its underwater world; lovers of spearfishing are also attracted here.

White beach Ao Jak , beautifully decorated with green palm trees and washed by the emerald waters of the Gulf of Thailand, has a rich coral reef, which will also be a great place for deep diving divers.

The Hub sports entertainment center, offers vacationers a wide range of different types of water sports, including: canoeing, snorkeling, diving windsurfing, water skiing, etc. It has a PADI diving center, whose instructors will help beginners and less experienced divers make their first dive under the supervision of professionals.

For lovers of canoeing, Khlong Chao Bay beach is best suited, as there is Khlong Chao canal not far from it.

Council

This is one of the most popular beaches on Koh Kood, with a white sandy shore, surrounded by the shade of casarin trees.

The most remote beach on Koh Kood is Hat Ao Phrao , located in the southern part of Koh Kood. It has a wide sandy surface surrounded by tropical palm trees.

Located in the southwest of the island, Bang Bao Beach, Takian Beach and Prao Beach have everything you need for a secluded holiday.

On Takian Beach, you will find the new, luxurious Cham’s House Resort, which will help you feel the comfort and true homeliness in the midst of the picturesque island nature.

The best time to visit the island is considered to be the period – from the beginning of November to the end of February, from March to April there is a rainy season on Koh Kood (not sharply expressed in comparison with other regions of the country).

Source: http://s-thai.ru/content/plyazhi-ostrova-ko-kud-ko-kut

Thailand Beaches

This is the most famous and attractive beach on the island’s east coast.

The beach strip stretches for six kilometers – smooth bays that flow into one another; coastline with fine white sand and clear turquoise water. There are a large number of modest bungalows and many hotels of different levels.

Noisy life does not stop at Chaweng at night. Nightclubs, bars and restaurants can be found on the beach next to Thai boxers or drag shows.

Chaweng is the center of Koh Samui’s tourist life, so there are tropical economy class bungalows and expensive hotels, simple Thai cafes and luxurious restaurants, sports bars, nightclubs and discos, spa centers and massage parlors. There are hotels for every taste and budget.There are even banks on Chaweng that not only offer ATMs. Tourists have the opportunity to open an account with these banks.

Note

The panorama of the beach amazes with its wonderful views – a coast with white sand, turquoise clear water, exotic plants and tropical palms, which spread their leaves right above the beach, giving a thick shade.

Chaweng is divided into three parts: north, south and central.

North Chaweng is considered the quietest and most peaceful part of it.Fine white sand, clear turquoise sea, surrounded by spreading palm trees – this is a great place for those who would like to temporarily escape from civilization.

In the evening in northern Chaweng, there is also a calm, serene atmosphere, and there is no noisy fun.

A real romantic atmosphere is created here – a warm breeze, a starry sky, a relaxing sound of the surf and a candlelit dinner at a table right on the sand by the sea.

South Chaweng , or Chaweng Noi, is also calm and beautiful.The beach has a good, gently sloping entrance to the sea without sharp corals. One of the largest hotels on the island, The Central Samui Beach Resort, is located in South Chaweng. This beach is known for hosting social events every year, such as the sailing regatta.

The complete opposite of South and North Chaweng is the central part of the beach. The fun is in full swing here from morning to evening and from evening to morning.

Chaweng Central Beach is a favorite place for fun companies who want to relax on a noisy and large scale.

In central Chaweng, guests of the island will find a lot of entertainment – striptease bars, show programs, discos with fiery music and dances.

During the day, you can rent a jet ski or scooter in central Chaweng. Therefore, during the daytime, this part of the beach attracts lovers of water sports.

Many local merchants who stroll along the beach offer tourists culinary delights – eggs and corn on charcoal, fresh tropical fruits, fish and meat kebabs, as well as clothes – Thai silk products, tunics and dresses, jewelry.

How to get there: The beach can be reached on foot from the center of Koh Samui.

Koh Samui, Lamai Beach

Lamai is the second largest and most popular beach on the island. Tourists love the clear turquoise sea for which this beach is famous. An entertainment center with beer bars, discos and restaurants was built in the very center of the bay. Lamai Beach has good restaurants and hotels.

Lamai Beach on Koh Samui is also known as Chaweng, but it is half the size and a little quieter.There are some attributes of nightlife and different ways to spend your time (shops, restaurants, clubs, massage parlors, and much more). The beach is known for its cozy atmosphere.

Lamai is a sandy beach, it is located in the southeast of Samui and goes immediately after Chaweng.

Lamai also has a Tesco Lotus supermarket, a small market and a Buddhist temple.

The choice of hotels on Lamai Beach is as wide as on Chaweng – there are small bungalows on the beach, houses for rent, and expensive hotels with a sea view.

Important

Parallel to the coastline of Lamai Beach is a small but famous street with many bars and restaurants. Most of the most popular hotels and famous places of entertainment on Lamai Beach are located on both sides of the street, so there are quite a lot of people here.

Towards nightfall, Lamai Center , which is located opposite McDonald’s, becomes one of the most popular places among vacationers. It serves Thai and Indian cuisine adapted to European tastes.(not spicy). Do not forget about vegetarians who are served a lot of vegetarian delicacies such as samosa or spring rolls.

How to get there: From Chaweng beach you need to drive 10-15 minutes along a beautiful road along the sea.

Koh Samui, Hua Thanon Beach

South of Lamai Beach is a Muslim fishing village called Hua Thanon . Its main attraction is the art of local fishermen painting boats.People don’t swim on this beach, but when you come here, you can get an idea of ​​this interesting activity of local residents.

How to get there: from Chaweng Beach can be reached by car in 20 minutes.

Koh Samui, Hat Bang Kao

This beach is located in the southern part of Koh Samui and stretches for 5 kilometers. There are few hotels here, and all of them are located away from the main road.

There is almost no tourist infrastructure on the beach, and the goods sold in shops are needed only by local residents.The bottom of this beach is rocky, it is inconvenient to swim here.

There is a large coral reef near Bang Khao, and religious attractions are located in the south of the beach.

How to get there: you can get here by car in 15 minutes from the center of Koh Samui.

Koh Samui, Taling Ngam Beach

This beach has earned a reputation as one of the most tranquil and secluded beaches on Koh Samui. There are few hotels here, and all of them are located at a great distance from each other.There is almost no tourist infrastructure on the beach, the sea is shallow.

But here you can admire the beautiful views of the sunset. In the southwest of the island, after a small promontory that separates the border of Lipa Noi beach, Taling Ngam beach begins, which has an elongated elongated shape. The second name of the beach is Five Islands Beach.

They have an amazing view from the beach.

This part of the island is located quite far from the airport and the noisy beaches of the never-sleeping Chaweng.Therefore, tranquility and silence reign on Taling Ngam beach.

Taling Ngam Beach is a real piece of paradise, one of the most secluded and quiet beaches, from which you can see a beautiful panorama of the bay. This is the ideal place for those who dream of complete seclusion in harmony with nature, without any hint of civilization.

The sand on the beach is white and shallow, the water is clear with a greenish tint, a few meters from the shore – a suitable place for snorkelers.There are usually very few people on the beach, and the trunks of the palm trees bent over the shore, just like in the advertisement for the Bounty bar.

In the evening before sunset, millions of shades of red and pink are reflected in the waters of the bay, gently caressing the outlines of the five islands.

But Taling Ngam beach cannot be called ideal, because it has a gentle entrance to the water, which becomes shallow during high tide. This spoils the beach experience for tourists. But if you are fond of fishing, then remember that Taling Ngam Beach is a suitable place for spinning from the water.

How to get there: Taling Ngam beach can be reached by car from the central part of Koh Samui.

Koh Samui, Lipa Noi Beach

The beach is located south of Na Thona and is one of the best beaches from where you can watch the sunset. There are some good seafood restaurants on the beach. The sea is shallow and this attracts local children and bathers.

They come in the afternoon when it gets cooler.On Lipa Noi beach there is the second most important ferry pier – Raja.

It is not as famous as the one located in Nathon, but this particular pier is the international transport and cargo terminal of the island.

The pier is constantly busy, but the water in the sea is clean and very calm. On the bottom and on the shore there is fine and soft sand, almost without corals and stones, and the entrance to the water is shallow enough for a long time. As a result, the beach has become a suitable place for those who swim poorly and for children.

Council

The beach is home to chic private villas, hotels and several seafood restaurants. The restaurants offer wonderful views of the sea, especially beautiful in the sunset rays. The sunsets are some of the most spectacular in Koh Samui.

This area is preferred by respectable older people, for whom silence, beauty and tranquility are important.

If you want to settle here, then you should prepare for the high transportation costs if you plan to go out to Chaweng or Nathon parties.

How to get there: by tuk-tuk or taxi from the central region of Samui, you can get there in 15-20 minutes.

Koh Samui, Na Thon Beach

All government agencies and banks are located on Nathon , in this part of the island there is a pier, where ferries to the mainland and other islands dock. The prices here are more attractive than on Lamai and Chaweng.

Shops are mainly located on an internal one-way road. There are several pleasant restaurants along the coastal road, teak shops, and a large selection of souvenirs and fun knick-knacks.

How to get there: Na Thon Beach is within walking distance from the central part of Koh Samui.

Koh Samui, Hat Bang Po

The beach, located on the northwestern tip of Koh Samui , in the middle between Mae Nam and Na Thon beaches, stretches for four kilometers. From the northern end of the beach, there is a beautiful view of Koh Phangan.

Coral reefs are shallow here, so they can be observed without equipment.There are few hotels, no shops and no nightlife, so the tourist infrastructure is poorly developed.

The beach can be advised for people who love peace and solitude and strive to get away from civilization on vacation.

How to get there: Bang Po beach can be reached by tuk-tuk or taxi from the central part of the island in 10-15 minutes.

Koh Samui, Mae Nam Beach

The beach is located in the northern part of the island , it stretches for 4 kilometers.Once upon a time, the first hotels of Koh Samui were built on this beach. Near the coast is a Chinese village that was built in the Chinese style.

On its territory there are many wooden shops, a Chinese temple, a large number of restaurants and cafes. There are two berths on the beach, which are intended for speed boats and for boats that go to Phang Nga Bay, Ang Thong National Marine Park, Nang Yuan and Tao islands.

Menam Beach is suitable for both individuals and families.

How to get there: Me Nam Beach can be reached by tuk-tuk from the central part of the island in 10 minutes.

Koh Samui, Big Buddha Beach

The beach is located relatively close to the airport. Prices for hotels in this part of the island are relatively low. On this beach you can have fun with parties or dine in a restaurant and watch the magnificent sunset.

Traditionally very calm Big Buddha Beach has developed over the last months into a beach with little by little nightlife.

This is because an increasing number of tourists are renting bungalows and villas here for a long period.

On both sides of the road there are good restaurants with European cuisine, restaurants with local Thai cuisine, a large number of bars.

Some of the most popular bars and pubs are the Elephant & Castle Pub, the popular Secret Garden Restaurant and Pub with live music bands on Sundays and a relaxed beach bar with sunsets located on site. hotel “Sunset Song”.Sometimes this bar hosts parties until late at night.

The beach bears its name because of the 12 meter high Buddha statue, which is located on the island. The statue is visible from all nearby beaches. The second name of this area – Bank Rak – is the name of the temple in which there is a statue of Buddha.

This beach is located in the northeastern part of Koh Samui, 2.5 kilometers from the small town of Bo Put and 4 kilometers from the airport of Koh Samui.

How to get there: the beach can be reached by tuk-tuk from the town of Bo Phut.The road will take 15 minutes.

Koh Samui, Bo Phut Beach

Located in the northeast of Koh Samui, between the Big Buddha and Me Nam Bay. The beach stretches for 3 kilometers. Bo Phut is a secluded, quiet beach known for its snow-white sand.

Motorized and non-motorized water sports are developed here, such as canoeing, windsurfing, water skiing, and others.

There is a pier on the beach where you can rent a boat and go to Ang Thong National Marine Park, to Koh Phangan, and to Nang Yuan.

There are good cozy cafes, restaurants and bars along the sea.

Bophut is divided into two interesting places – Bophut Beach, which stretches several kilometers down from Big Buddha Beach to Maenam Beach, and a fishing village, which occupies the central part of the beach.

Note

Fishing Village is the best preserved fishing village on the island. There are old wooden Chinese houses with shops.Once upon a time there was the main French outpost, which retained its significance for several years.

There are several boutiques in the Chinese village selling high quality clothing and jewelry. Several shops sell scuba equipment and offer scuba diving lessons. Here you can also book a day excursion to the famous Ang Thong Marine Park and Koh Tao Island.

La Sirene has a tour desk that offers tours to nearby islands.You can also take a jeep to hard-to-reach places such as the Secret Buddha Garden. You can organize an elephant ride in the rainforest or go fishing with the fishermen on a fishing boat.

How to get there: from the central part of the island you can get to the beach by tuk-tuk or taxi in 20 minutes.

Koh Samui, Hat Choeng Mon Beach

The beach is located in the northeastern part of Koh Samui, east of Big Buddha Beach. A quiet and peaceful beach stretches for a distance of 1 kilometer.There are large hotels here, which own their own sections of the beach. On these sites you can practice water sports – water skiing, windsurfing, canoeing.

How to get there: from the central part of the island to the beach can be reached by tuk-tuk or taxi within 15 minutes.

Source: http://BBplus.travel/country/thailand/beach/ko_kud

Koh Kut (Koh Kood), Koh Kut Island, Thailand – Yourself | loveYouPlanet

Choose your beach

Beach holidays on Koh Kut

Koh Kut is an island that is 80% private.All basic infrastructure, respectively, is located at the hotels.

Hotels are scattered along the west coast, centered on Klong Chao Beach, where the island’s “public” life is concentrated.

The best part about Koh Kut is that almost all beaches are sparsely populated (at least as of this writing). the island is large, and there are few hotels on the island.

There are no banks or ATMs on the island, only large hotels accept credit cards (stock up on cash).The beaches are snow-white, with absolutely hedonistic beach areas and terraces equipped at the hotels.

The format of hotel accommodation – mostly beach bungalows.

Rest here is paradise, but be prepared for the fact that, as on any “hotel” island with a minimum of competition – the quality and price level of proposals for bungalows, food, motorbikes, day tours, etc., the island of Koh Kood will be higher than the average for Thailand.

Koh Kood Island, Thailand. Photo credit: Away Koh Kood, Flickr

Koh Kood Island, Thailand.Photo credit: Stuart McDonald, Flickr

Hat Klong Chao Beach is located in the central west coast of the island.

This is the most popular and accessible beach of the island among independent travelers, it is here that you can find relatively inexpensive accommodation and inexpensive restaurants-bars-cafes.

The specificity of the beach is that a rather large part of it is located on a tiny peninsula, which is formed on one side by the Gulf of Thailand, and on the other side by the Khlong Jao ​​River.The length of the beach is about 800 meters.

Perfect views of Klong Chao beach. Photo credit: Valeriy Ryasnyanskiy, 500px

Klong Chao beach, Koh Kood. Thailand. Photo credit: Nikolay Komarkov, Flickr

Important

Koh Kut is an excellent diving and snorkeling site with good visibility almost all year round (except in the summer months).

There are about a dozen dive spots around the island, where you can see beautiful corrals, turtles, stingrays and barracudas.

There are several dive operators on the island, the most famous of which is BB Divers, located on the territory of the Away Koh Kood hotel. Diving shops can be found at Klong Chao and Bang Beo beaches.

Rent a boat on Koh Kood. Thailand. Photo credit: Away Koh Kood, Flickr

Kayaking on the Khlong Jao ​​River is perhaps one of the best ways to experience the island’s wildlife.

Two options are available – either you go on foot / motorbike to the Klong Chao waterfall, rent kayaks at local guesthouses and go kayaking down to the ocean, or from Klong Chao beach up to the waterfall.

Klong Chao – a picturesque cascading waterfall, this is the largest waterfall on the island, with a fairly large pool where you can swim.

Kayaking on Koh Kood Island, Thailand. Photo credit: Stuart McDonald, Flickr

Klong Chao Falls, Koh Kood Island, Thailand. Photo credit: Marko Radulovic, Flickr

Poems can be written about the tropical forest of Koh Kut, which covers most of the island – it is beautiful. Some especially ancient, large and beautiful trees have received the names and status of local attractions.

You can reach them by motorbike, part of the way will have to go on foot through the jungle) If you decide on an adventure and go to look for the ancient trees of the island, stock up on water, a map and be guided by the road signs and signs Makayuk-Saiyai.

Source: http://www.loveyouplanet.com/tailand/vostochnoe-poberezhe-tailanda/ko-kut-ko-kud/

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            Tours to the hotel AMBASSADOR CITY JOMTIEN OCEAN WING 4 * in Pattaya, Thailand

            Sergey (Moscow)

            Travel time: October 2013

            This is how I titled my review for the reasons below.I think you will agree with me. I always tried to write positive reviews, or I did not write them at all. But now I decided to make an exception 🙂 So, Vnukovo airport, terminal B, 10/12/2013. Honestly, I don’t like this airport. Firstly, one can only guess at which counter the check-in will begin, and secondly, after passing through passport control, you find yourself in a small hall with duty-free shops and there and then passengers waiting for their departure are sitting around. There are few seats at the exits to the airplanes; many sit on the floor.My flight was delayed for a couple of hours, so the already drunk passengers opened what they had in store for rest. One passenger was so full that he fell headlong on the floor and did not even wake up. And it was generally impossible to go to the toilet without a gas mask, it was so smoky (Note: upon returning from Thailand, I wrote a slander at the airport. I received detailed comments on my complaints (thanks to the airport press service). It turns out that due to imperfections laws, the airport administration cannot do anything, so you can get drunk in death and get high, and no one will say a word … yet).I flew with iFly, a normal company, food, too, nothing. We flew 8.5 hours (back 10 hours), before landing we filled in the immigration rollers (don’t forget the pen). We checked in quickly enough, got our luggage, met us, put us on a bus and went to the hotel. The guide from Tez-tour told me interestingly, although I already knew a lot, after all, it was the third time in Tai. It takes about two hours to get to the hotel. The whole bus was unloaded to my hotel, therefore, the check-in was delayed. Upon check-in, you must leave a deposit of $ 100, which will be given upon check-out, if you do not break anything in the room.The room was pretty good, clean, the bathroom had all the soap and water supplies, including a razor and shaving cream, as well as toothbrushes, soaps, shampoos and body gels. There are no balconies in the Garden Wing, only the windows open, but this is not recommended. The windows overlooked the pond and, on the road and shops beyond the road. By the way, a monitor lizard about a meter long was repeatedly seen in the pond (see photo). Air conditioning in the room worked around the clock, fortunately, when you leave the room, the electricity does not turn off.There were always 2 bottles of free water in the fridge. Only the light and air conditioner are controlled from the remote control mounted in the bedside table farthest from the entrance. What fool came up with this ?! Cleaning took place daily, linen and towels were changed regularly. Walk to the beach for about 15 minutes at a slow pace past the buildings of the Inn Wing, Ocean Wing and Marina Tower Wing. All buildings can be entered without hindrance. I went up to the 42nd floor of the tower, which offers a wonderful view, although the windows are dirty. And on the 40th floor, there is an open balcony, but the view is on the opposite side from the sea.If we evaluate the buildings only by external signs (outside and inside), because I did not go into the rooms, the estimates are as follows. The nicest Ocean Wing, then the Tower Wing, then the Garden Wing, the suckiest Inn Wing. All excursions and transfers from Ocean Wing, keep this in mind (for Tez tour clients). The territory is well-groomed, clean, everything is beautiful, there are several pools. To get to know the whole territory, I recommend to see everything from the 42nd floor of the Tower. The beach does not correspond to the size of the hotel. There are only about a hundred sun loungers, and there are many more vacationers.Therefore, if you come to the beach at 9 o’clock in the morning, you may not find a place either on the beach or by the pools. In the first days of my stay at the hotel, there were few guests and, accordingly, there were enough places on the beach for everyone, but then, I don’t know why, a lot of pensioners came in large numbers who woke up at 5 in the morning, took their places and went to fill up. And it happened in my presence, some said: “I’ll go to the room and lie down while the sun bakes”, left a towel or panama hat on a sunbed and came after dinner, and someone sat all this time on the sand waiting for a free sunbed.Well, why do that? The sea is muddy due to suspended matter. The mask brought with me was never used. Moreover, the vacationers stirred up the sand, the water became absolutely opaque, and also brought garbage from the sea. I didn’t want to go into such a sea. But everything fell into place closer to dinner, when the sun was hot, vacationers left the beach, the sea cleared up, the breeze rose, dispersed the dregs. Then it was quite possible to swim. There are no fungi on the beach, only hours before 10 am you can lie in the shade of palm trees, if you have time to take a seat.The guide said that this beach is considered clean, and then what happens closer to Pattaya ?! especially tasty. I ate mostly scrambled eggs, sausages and rice. One thing pleased me, they gave delicious pineapples, papaya and watermelon. Breakfast tables were cleaned quickly, there was always enough space. Lunch and dinner outside the territory, although there is a good restaurant in Ocean Wing with reasonable prices.It happened that I didn’t even want to dine, but dined either in Mimosa or in a cafe to the right of Mimosa (Mimosa is a cultural and entertainment institution, consisting of several dozen houses). Dinner cost about 180-240 baht. Freshly squeezed juice costs 40-50 baht per glass. In Mimosa you can find cuisine for every taste, there was even borsch and dumplings. In the evenings in Mimosa there was a show (several times a night). Entrance to Mimosa for the Ambassador’s guests is free, you just need to show the room key or card at the checkpoint.The show is beautiful, you can watch it a couple of times. There are many shops on the territory of Mimosa, you can buy souvenirs, although there is a mini market on the territory of the hotel. Prices are somewhat higher, somewhat lower than in Pattaya. In general, you do not have to leave the hotel, the territory has all the infrastructure. The way to Mimosa runs across the road, on which you need to be extremely nimble and careful. In the evenings, traffic cops stand at the crossroads and slow down the flow of cars. But when they are not there, no one stops at the zebra, it is necessary to seize the moment when there are no cars and quickly run across.During my vacation at that intersection, a Russian tourist was hit, but I learned about it already in Russia from a friend who was also vacationing there. If someone wants to get to the center of Pattaya, you need to leave the hotel without crossing the road, immediately turn left, there are always crowds of people. Brake the white knock-knock by stretching out your hand, otherwise you can stand for a very long time. Drive about 20 minutes to a large billboard with a red letter “C” on a white background. Near it there is a store “Big S”, something similar to our Auchan.Ring the bell, the knock-knock slows down, you give the driver 20 baht for the ride. Then, go a little forward and change to a blue tuk-tuk, drive for 5-7 minutes (without traffic jams), also the cost is 20 baht. I walked a couple of times, at a brisk pace for about 30 minutes. The central streets begin there, including the famous Walking street, and there are many shops. If you are interested in phones, tablets, laptops and other electronics, visit the Tuk Com store. Bargaining in the store is appropriate. Just keep in mind, there are a lot of fakes, but sellers warn about this.Now about the excursions. Since I visited the most interesting excursions earlier, this time I went on a free sightseeing tour and to a crocodile farm with a park of million-year stones. Detailed information on excursions is presented in the booklets that are handed out when you meet at the airport. The sightseeing tour is worth visiting because of the aquarium, which was recently repaired, aquariums were cleaned, aquariums with jellyfish were added; also taken to latex and jewelry factories. An excursion to a crocodile farm includes a visit to another jewelry factory, which provides an interesting excursion into the history of the formation of precious stones and the methods of their extraction.But if someone goes to Cambodia, it seemed to me that jewelry is more beautiful there. Excursion to Cambodia (6000 baht). I bought it from Tez Tour, or rather from their branch, Sabai Voyage, albeit expensive, but I didn’t want to risk it, I was going to another country. At 4 we left the hotel in a minivan, after 30 minutes we got into a big bus and drove about 4 hours to the border with Cambodia. On the way, there was a stop, where they took pictures of everyone at the cafe for a visa (it seems for 30 baht), the photos were given after 10 minutes. a completely different story).Passport control was passed at the border, our passports were taken away in order to paste in a visa and so as not to delay at the border for a long time. Everyone was put in 2 small buses and taken to a hotel in the city of Simrip. The journey takes about 2 hours. The hotel is 4 stars, very well maintained and clean, looks rich. We were resettled, given an hour to recover, then there was lunch, which was very unusual: about 7-9 people were sitting at the table, on the table was a large rotating glass circle. First, rice was served and cold water was poured for everyone. They began to eat rice, then they brought bread, ate it with bread and washed down with water.Then the soup was brought. They ate the soup and brought dishes with fried pineapple, fish, chicken, then fruit. It seems like there is not much food, but I ate. Everyone was taken to the huge Tonle Sap Lake. In some places the coast is not visible. Rain lake, i.e. overflows during the rainy season and floods large areas. There are settlements on the lake where people live their whole lives, like in the movie “Water World”. There are houses, a school, a church, a shop on the water (the population of the lake is about 20 thousand inhabitants). We were taken on a large boat (I would say a large boat with a roof and a motor).While we were sailing, children caught up with us on boats, climbed aboard and gave everyone a massage, for which they asked for a dollar. We were also chased by boats with beggars. Local children always had a live snake around their necks. Their custom is this: when a child is born, they give him a snake to protect him from poisonous snakes and in general from all kinds of troubles, like an amulet. In the evening, on the way to the hotel, we stopped at a jewelry store. Of course, the products are very beautiful, maybe someone will buy something for themselves. Then went to the buffet restaurant for dinner.During dinner, there was a Cambodian folk dance performance on stage. There is something to see. In the morning, at 5:30, everyone was woken up, had breakfast and went to see 4 temples: Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon and some other (one of them filmed the film “Lara Croft; Tomb Raider”). Everyone was photographed and handed out with personalized tickets, i.e. each with his photo on the ticket. In the first temple, you need to climb a steep staircase, a little tiring, and in the third temple, not everyone dared to go upstairs, and you shouldn’t climb there.Then it’s hard to go down. Children run around the temples and sell magnets, 7 pieces for 100 baht. In front of the last temple there will be a market with souvenirs, they are willing to bargain, the price can be set immediately 2 times less. Take small dollars and baht with you. Dollars are kind of like the local currency. After the temples we stopped at a crocodile farm, then had lunch at the hotel and drove to Thailand. On the way we stopped at a silk factory. Before the border, I wanted to leave Cambodia as quickly as possible. Somehow I felt uncomfortable there.They all had their fingerprints taken with a scanner. Either the Vietnamese or the Thais donated scanners to the local border guards, they must somehow use them 🙂 By the way, there are duty-free goods there, it’s worth seeing. We are going, then, to the Thai border. Along the way, there are trays right on the street, almost on some carts and alcohol is placed on them. The feeling that the left product is being sold. But everything is legal. Prices are the same as in Thailand. Back the border passed faster. Around 11 pm I was in a hotel in Thailand. The tour to Cambodia is very tiring, but worth a visit, I recommend it to everyone.In general, if we go on any excursions from Pattaya, then the best are the River Kwai and Cambodia. Only on these excursions you can see the nature of Thailand and how ordinary people live in Thailand and Cambodia. The rest of the rest I spent without excursions, because the first week of rest was like work, every day you had to get up for breakfast, go somewhere, rush somewhere … I lived according to the schedule. I will summarize. General impressions about the rest are positive as always, but once again I absolutely do not want to go to Thailand. When we went to the airport, I filled out a questionnaire and one of the questions was: “Will you recommend the hotel to your friends?”I wrote no. After all, I went to swim in the sea, sunbathe and eat deliciously, but everything turned out differently. I knew the sea was opaque, but I didn’t expect it to be dirty. I knew that the hotel was big, but hoped that the beach was designed for such a large number of tourists. The rating of the hotel is high, but I did not like the food for breakfast. But overall the hotel is not bad. Last time in Pattaya in 2009, it was different. The same Walking street was much more crowded, there was trade on the embankment, there were few cars.Now, the embankment has been dug up, the darkness, Walking street has become shorter. The city became bustling, and many more cars appeared. Prices are rising, sellers are reluctant to bargain, and there are more and more Russian-speaking tourists. Because of Egypt closed for tourism, the entire flow of tourists poured into Thailand. Due to some tourists, the attitude towards Russians is changing for the worse. Even the X show has changed. Now the show has more and more “harmless” scenes, some about nothing at all. The show simply turns into a sequence of erotic scenes.But all is not lost, most Thais are still good-natured and smiling. Hopefully it won’t get any worse, as the saying goes, never go back to where it was once good.

            90,000 Pattaya History – First Tourists, American Influence, Elite Holidays for Foreigners

            Pattaya city is very popular with tourists. But this was not always the case. I will tell you an interesting story, how Pattaya turned from a small fishing village into a resort of world importance.

            Rest of Thais in Pattaya, 1954

            Start Thai Tourism

            Pattaya was originally a hard-to-reach jungle. The name of the town was given by King Thaksin back in the 17th century. Only a few fishing families lived in the Naklua area. Here and now there is a seafood market, where you can feel the echoes of those times.

            Panorama of Pattaya in 1952

            Everything changed when in 1948 a Thai official became interested in beaches, bought land on the coast with the intention of turning the place into a tourist Mecca.He invited several elite families to build their homes in Pattaya and start a business. Development started from the Naklua area to the central beach.

            Pattaya Beach, 1954

            In 1955 a road was built from the fish market to the center. Lanes were built to Wongamat Beach and others, and a simple infrastructure appeared. In the same year, reporters and famous authors were invited to Pattaya to show the possibilities of a beach holiday. Thais learned about the resort from a newspaper that also organized tourist trips from Bangkok.

            Pattaya, 1958

            In the following years, the first Thai tourists began to come to Pattaya. The road from Bangkok then took more than 8 hours. Bamboo huts were built along the coast. And some Thai families spent the night right on the beach on mats. The more tourists there were, the faster the infrastructure developed, cafes and bars were built. The first major hotel in Pattaya opened in 1965. At that time it was called Nipa Lodge, and now it is known as Basaya Beach Hotel & Resort.

            Influence of American Soldiers

            During the Vietnam War, American soldiers had an R&R (Rest and Recreation) program. You could go for a weekend in the country or go abroad for 5 days. Bangkok was one of the popular destinations for single American soldiers. Prices in hotels started at $ 5, beer in bars sold for $ 1, and a local girl as a guide and guide could be rented for $ 7-10 a day.

            One of the first bars in Pattaya

            Pattaya became popular with American soldiers a little later.In 1962, the first military men were brought here to rest from the base in Korat. Since then, the fame of a paradise resort by the sea has spread among the American troops. And in the mid-60s in the south of Pattaya, the American base U-Tapao was built. Soldiers were brought to rest every day. Sometimes several thousand people came to Pattaya a week.

            At that time, Pattaya already had small hotels, bungalows, boat rentals, bars – the infrastructure for the accommodation and entertainment of American soldiers.By the late 60s, Pattaya had become a favorite weekend getaway for Bangkok residents and foreign tourists.

            In the 1970s, the Royal Cliff, Orchidea Lodge (now Amari Pattaya), Merlin (now Hard Rock) hotels appeared. In 1975, Pattaya already had 2,500 hotel rooms. But the withdrawal of American troops in 1976 hit tourism in Pattaya hard. The number of guests fell by 50%. Pattaya was in crisis.

            Tourism after the Vietnam War

            After the end of the Vietnam War in the 70s, Pattaya was positioned as a resort for foreign tourists from Europe and Australia.Funding helped build a road in 1972 to travel by car and bus from Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal. Pattaya was then advertised as the “Asian Riviera”, referring to the similarities to famous Italian beaches and beautiful landscapes.

            The road in the Naklua area, near the fish market, and the sacred tree

            The first expensive hotels appeared in the north of Pattaya. Prices started at $ 14 for a regular room and $ 75 for a royal suite.For budget travelers and most locals, it was a little expensive. Hotel managers described tourists as people willing to spend money on lodging, dining and sightseeing while on vacation. This was the elite tourism in Pattaya.

            Naklua District

            Tours were organized through cooperation with Bangkok families, foreign investors and tour operators. They were conducted by foreigners who knew the language and mentality of tourists. The infrastructure of sex tourism also grew.The number of bars increased from 25 in 1976 to 250 in 1987. In 1989, more than 6,000 women worked in them, but only 18,000 people worked in hotels.

            Elite tourism for foreigners

            Pattaya was advertised as a place with a developed nightlife with all that it implies. Massage parlors, dance clubs and beer bars aimed at foreign tourists were equipped for sex services. The system of bars and clubs for meetings was not typical for Thailand. It appeared thanks to foreigners.The entrance to a bar or club was free, but a visitor had to buy her a drink for communicating with the girl. In this case, the owner of the bar received income, and the girl received a percentage of the cost. At the same time, a bar-fine appeared – a payment for the fact that a visitor takes a girl out of the bar.

            In 1977, a boom in new hotel construction began in North and Central Pattaya. South Pattaya was then the place where fishermen moored their boats. Jomtien Beach was considered a second-class beach at that time due to the poor quality of the sand.Therefore, no expensive hotels were built there, only second and third class housing. Jomtien has become a holiday destination for budget tourists and Thais.

            Wongamat Beach opposite was built up with high-class hotels. In addition, the road ran far from the beach, unlike Jomtien. You could get to the beach along the Naklua streets 16 and 18. Most of the beach was accessible only to hotel guests. The entire infrastructure was located near the beach: food, drinks, massage, manicure and pedicure. Wongamat was less crowded than the central beach of Pattaya or Jomtien.

            Pattaya Beach in 1982

            The dominant elite vacation lasted only ten years due to the lack of management and control. In 1989, the Environment Council temporarily declared the sea a dangerous bathing area due to the discharge of sewage from hotels. Due to the chaotic construction, trees were cut down, which led to a decrease in the number of quality tourists. Holidays in Pattaya have ceased to be so elite.

            Modern look

            Wongamat has remained a place with high class hotels.Jomtien has reoriented itself to an inexpensive beach for families and expats. Central Pattaya has become a commercial area with shops, malls, condominiums, mid-range and budget hotels. Some hotels have started hosting conferences and business meetings for groups, offering conference rooms, accommodation and meals. Walking Street became the main place of nightlife.

            Boyztown gay quarter is now located in central Pattaya. In 1980, the first gay bar was opened here and became very popular.This prompted the discovery of other similar places. In 1982, the district became a “closed” space with the official name Boys Town. Gay Bars have pioneered new infrastructure in Pattaya, offering a wide range of services for gay people. Bars, cafes, restaurants, massage parlors, a sauna, a gym and hotels came off here.

            In the XXI century, Pattaya remains one of the most popular resorts in Thailand. Millions of foreign tourists from all over the world come to the city. If once upon a time the American troops had not landed in Pattaya, the resort may have developed in a different direction and began to resemble Hua Hin.Enjoy your stay!

            You will be interested in reading:

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            Those of the manufacturers, the terms of cooperation with which for some reason did not stop you from choosing them, will become potential partners, important “backup options” in international business.

            In addition, the specialists of the Light Logistics Company, having analyzed the information received, will draw up the best logistics routes for delivery, together with a representative of your Company – the best delivery schedule, taking into account the production time and the production calendar of suppliers.

            Also, the specialists of the Light Logistics Company will determine the best customs clearance regimes for goods in the Russian Federation, calculate the amount of customs payments, transport and other costs, which will make it possible to form the planned cost of goods in the Russian Federation.

            The next step, after making the appropriate decisions, will be the conclusion of agreements and contracts necessary for the implementation of transactions.

            Thus, in fact, the Light Logistics Company invites you to use the Company’s resources as your own FEA department.

            Of course, you may find it easier to keep your own employees. But, I will allow myself to express my professional opinion on this matter:

            The complex work described above requires not only and not so much knowledge of languages, but knowledge of the specifics of foreign economic activity with China, the specifics of business turnover in China, customs legislation of China and the Russian Federation, based on professional experience. It is possible to raise such a specialist only within the framework of an operator company or within the framework of cooperation with such a company, at least in a year or two.A ready-made employee can be obtained only by enticing him with conditions, but real specialists are expensive, and it’s not a fact that your company needs it now. And how do you check the professional level of a potential employee? Currently, there is another very serious actual aspect of foreign economic activity with China, which requires the mediation of a professional operator – this is the customs code of the customs union. The innovations that are now being actively implemented in practice have a significant impact on many processes that form the basis of a foreign economic transaction.For those who do not have information, there are very serious additional risks, the consequences of which are the most sad. The specialist that you really need is a specialist in goods, or a commodity expert, who is well versed in the parameters of the quality of the products that you plan to purchase (manufacture) in China.

            Also, after the Light Logistics Company has completed the work described above, you will have the opportunity to decide whether to create your own FEA department in your Company, and in what format.What kind of staff of specialists, what level to staff it.

            Further cooperation LightLogistics sees as follows:

            The Company’s specialists provide you with professional assistance in placing the first trial orders, take on professional support (control over compliance with agreements) of these orders up to the transfer of finished products for transportation. Further, the Company provides a comprehensive service for the delivery and customs clearance of goods in the Russian Federation.

            All costs associated with delivery and customs clearance, of course, will be optimized as much as possible by the specialists of the Company, since we are only interested in long-term and mutually beneficial cooperation with you.

            We will be glad to cooperate with you.

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