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HAPPENINGS THAILAND SAMUI SPOTLIGHT OF TRASH AND HEROES Many of us want to volunteer, even on vacation, but it can be difficult and time-consuming. Being a ‘Trash Hero” is simple. A few years ago, Sakdadech Sutsawang and his small group of friends started to worry about the sea and the litter pile-up. Their concern propelled them into picking up garbage on the beach on Lipe Island, in Satun province until it became a regular thing. Trash Hero was born and through word of mouth, communities became aware of the group and made it their mission to join in the cleanup and spread their volunteer wings. Trash Hero’s Koh Samui chapter became a voluntary community activity six months ago. In order to join this eco-conscious event, you don’t need to pay or sign up. Just show up at the meeting point at Phru Chaweng Seafood restaurant at 3pm on Sundays and you can become one of the trash heroes – to help pick garbage and keep the beaches and waters of Koh Samui beautiful. What began as a small mission has now grown into what is a worldwide environmental cleanup network. As of April 16, 2016, over 12,000 volunteers have removed 155 metric tons of garbage in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, as well as New York and Prague., Hero Koh Samui Four the Love of the Caribbean In Hunter S. Thompson’s novel The Rum Diary, freelance journalist Paul Kemp is drawn into a love triangle and debauchery in the Caribbean in the late 1950s. In present day innocence and good times, including casual ambiance, the Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui is bringing back the charm of hot Caribbean nights at CoCoRum. The beach bar offers cocktail mixes of flavourful rum and authentic Thai traditional culinary methods that blend with the Four Seasons’ concept of signature luxury. One is encouraged to indulge in a intriguing collection of exclusive rums from around the world and the impressive cocktail menu from the award-winning Proof & Company bar team. If you don’t fancy rum, then indulge in a handpicked selection of fine wines, beers from around the world, fresh tropical juices and other nonalcoholic drinks while nibbling on savoury Latin American influenced bites. In true Caribbean beat, live music sessions fill the evening with fast rhythms and stunning views of the Gulf of Thailand and its tropical greenery. After an upbeat night at CoCoRum, there’s soothing afternoon tea to consider at KOH Thai Kitchen & Bar on the property to calm the senses. It’s a great way to pamper oneself in preparation for the next step of the journey. The menu highlight is coconut ice cream served in its shell, along with mouth-watering local and international bites. So sip a cup of tea from noon to 5pm. 96