The development of Koh Samui:
The traditional activity of the island of Koh Samui is fishing and mining rubber and the 4 millions coconut trees that produce copra.
But everything was turned upside down at the time of the creation of Koh Samui International Airport. Koh Samui International Airport (USM) originally built by Bangkok Airways,which is still its main operator. The development of its international airport began in 1982, and opened in 1989. It has made it possible to connect the island to the rest of Asia and the world by daily flights to Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and many other destinations.
The last ten years have brought some of the biggest changes in the entire history of this island. When Thai and international investors began to develop five-star resorts, Koh Samui was quickly transformed from a quiet fishing island into a world-leading tourist destination. Since the construction of the airport, Koh Samui has become a destination of choice thanks to a constantly growing real estate activity.
The variety and range of facilities and services in Koh Samui continues to grow, from internationally recognized store chains to renowned hospitals to high-speed Internet. Nevertheless, despite this rapid pace of development, this tropical island manages to retain all its charm. Small picturesque villages and numerous coconut plantations are still very visible, especially in the south of the island.
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