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In a country that markets itself to the world as “fun”, the debaucheries of Thailand’s full moon parties have stolen the spotlight as concerns mount over the safety of young partygoers seeking to break loose from reality and walk on a moonbeam.

The Phuket Gazette’s Chutharat Plerin reports

PHUKET: Australia's Honorary Consul in Phuket condemned all full moon parties in Thailand last week, citing them as the catalyst for deaths, rapes and robberies of youthful party-goers.

“I will say to you that every full moon party is dangerous, especially the main one in Koh Pha Ngan.