SURAT THANI – Police have stepped up security measures and provided conveniences for revelers at a full moon party on Pa-ngan island to prevent ill-intentioned people disguising themselves as visitors.
The Koh Samui police have been assigned to provide security around piers and ports on the tourist island during the annual fun-filled party.
Polce searched party goers for weapons and drugs on the evening of September 16.
The party goers were advised to wear life jackets while on a boat ride for safety reasons due to volatile weather conditions in the Gulf of Thailand.
At least 10,000 people were expected to join the full moon party on Koh Pa-ngan island, lying north of Koh Samui island.
Meanwhile, Marine police in Surat Thani have strengthened safety measures for tourists travelling to the islands by boat, in the current rainy season.
The frequent stormy weather has prompted marine police to tighten their watch on different piers. Ferry operators and boat captains have been instructed to strictly comply with safety rules.
Continued thundershowers have accentuated the impact of sea waves in the Gulf of Thailand.
Apart from transport safety, security officials have also stepped up surveillance of frequently-visited spots, particularly Koh Phangan and Koh Samui.