On December 5, 2012 a power outage occurred on Koh Samui. I just want to let people know that electrical power has been restored to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan today, Friday December 7th. I have been and still am staying at the Ark Bar Beach Hotel in Chaweng Beach. The service outage occurred on Tuesday, so down for almost 3 days. Some tourists left the islands moving on with their travel plans I suppose. I heard that most hotels issued refunds or credits. The main power line to the 2 island was somehow severed. Thai engineers worked feverishly to restore power. The Thai authorities were delivering emergency generators. Hotels did the same and no problem with fresh ice and fresh food. It was coming in by the boatload. For me, it wasn’t really that bad. Anyway, power came back on in the very early morning hours this morning because my room lights came on and woke me up. So, life is good, I still love Koh Samui, always have and always will. I hear that this is a rare event, although it has happened before, its very uncommon.