By The Associated PressSamui is a small island of about 100,000 people located in the south Pacific.
The capital, Samui, is about 40 miles (65 kilometers) south of the nearest island of Bali, a popular holiday destination.
It is a port city that has long been popular with tourists, including former President Suharto.
Budget airlines are taking advantage of the island’s growing economy.
The Samui Air and Jet Airways operate flights from Samui to nearby Bali.