I was recently asked how many 7-11's have closed down here on the island of Koh Phangan since the start of the global pandemic. I have not actually gone around and taken a count, but after being here for far too long I would have to say at least two thirds are boarded up and shut down. The entire island is like an economic waste land of closed businesses. If you don't come face to face with it where you live you may not notice how things are in many parts of the world. Here on this once heavily tourist-ed island in the gulf of Thailand you really can't ignore the loss of business and jobs if you wanted to. Now come, have a look for yourself.

Another one bites the dust!

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shut down business

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They used to specialize in board games and was a popular place in Thong Nai Pan Noi in the north east.

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Looks well kept, they may now be open as Thailand has made it easier for tourist to enter the country.

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Just needs a little TLC and were back in business.

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This is the ticket box to enter the huge ""Half Moon Festival" Which is a spin off party of the full moon party. Many people said this event is better as it's more like going to a live concert. I think it had a $30 dollar (1,000baht) cover.

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Look at those vines. Amazing watching nature "take back".

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Welcome to Floor G!

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THANK YOU

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