Ko Pha Ngan has been in the news lately, and not because of the beautiful beaches. It's home to the infamous full moon parties that have, in my opinion, gone from being fun and a bit wild to being full on, out of control, anything goes, drug and booze fests. The UK's Telegraph has a story on the recent shooting in Ko Pha Ngan with a list of precautions to take that sort of sums up what's wrong with these parties. Personally, I think if you have to watch out for prostitutes who moonlight as pickpockets and where the pass-out tent is, you should probably find another place to party. There are lots of fun places in Thailand that haven't become out of control; there's no reason to take such risks.