Safe Travel Guide
Safety on Koh Chang
What to do in the event of an emergency whilst on holiday on Koh Chang
Car or Motorbike Accidents
We hope that you have a safe time on the island and don’t have any problems but one of the realities of Koh Chang is that scooter and car accidents do happen. If you are involved in an accident please do the following:
✓ Determine if anyone is injured and if you need to call for an ambulance at 1669.
✓ If anyone is in immediate danger due their position example: lying in the road, remove them to a safe zone. If nobody is in a dangerous position – do not move them.
✓ Call us at 1155 and report the accident, we can arrive when the local Royal Thai Police arrive and we can help with translations and other information for you.
Driving while intoxicated is a criminal charge in Thailand and will be dealt with as such. Be safe and never drive while intoxicated.
Even if you have just superficial injuries like cuts or scrapes please see a medical clinic to have them cleaned. The tropics are different for infectious rates compared to the West and we don’t want you to develop more problems!
Inform the rental company of the damage and if you want we can interface with them so that the charges are not excessive.
Thefts and Robberies
Robberies are very rare on Koh Chang – but they can happen.
✓ Call us immediately when you feel you have been robbed. We will come with the Royal Thai Police if we need to and be able to translate and help with any problems.
✓ Please have a description of either the item or the perpetrator who robbed. Try to write down as many details as possible as soon as they occur so that you can recall them better later.
We can help with insurance claims and investigations. Due to the varied nature of this crime there are no hard and fast rules except to inform us as soon as possible.
To prevent hotel thefts we suggest to keep all valuables in the hotels safe box or at least lock them up in your suitcase when going out.
Assaults and physical confrontations are taken very seriously by both the Royal Thai Police and Tourist Police.
✓ Call 1155 as soon as you can so we dispatch an office. If you are injured call 1669 for an ambulance.
✓ Please write down as many details as you can as soon as you can. Including the assailants description, witnesses names and phone numbers etc.
✓ In the event of a sexual assault you may be taken to the local hospital where evidence can be gathered and we can interface with your local embassy for more help.
The use of drugs and narcotics are outlawed in Thailand. There are severe penalties that include stiff fines and possible jail time for the possession of any illegal substances. Be smart and do not touch any drugs in Thailand.
Marijuana and methamphetamine’s (ya-ba) are the two biggest problems with drug use in Thailand. If anybody offers you some or gives them to you, just refuse and walk away.
Please be aware that drugs ruin our country and it is a severe criminal charge, we cannot stress enough just to never touch drugs in Thailand.