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      Koh Samui, Thaïlande

      Energy Observer made a stopover on Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand during the Covid-19 pandemic.

      Coming from: Pattaya, Thaïlande

      Weather conditions: Sunny

      Time of arrival: 12:00 PM

      Land temperature: 30°

      Travelled distance: 800 km

      Water temperature: 25°

      Energy Observer also welcomed schoolchildren!

      During this stopover in Koh Samui, a group of schoolchildren were able to come aboard for a private tour of our laboratory vessel and its onboard technologies.

      An educational visit to awaken their scientific curiosity, but also to reinforce their ecological awareness, perhaps inspiring future protectors of our planet.

      Beach Clean Up !


      In the past, the island was mainly inhabited by fishermen and farmers who exploited the local natural resources. During the period of the Srivijaya Empire (7th to 13th centuries), Koh Samui was an important stopover for merchant ships travelling between China, India and the Malay Archipelago. Thanks to its many sheltered bays and freshwater resources, the island served as a supply point and refuge for sailors.

      The boom in tourism in the 1970s radically transformed Koh Samui's landscape. The island became a popular destination for travellers from all over the world, drawn by its heavenly beaches and crystal-clear waters. The development of modern ferries and regular shipping services has facilitated access to the island, boosting its economy and infrastructure.

      During the period of confinement, our sailors were able to discover the beauty of Koh Samui without the daily influx of tourists that the island usually experiences.