Villa Koh Lanta is run by myself, Anna-Karin Norlander and my partner Mhee Wirasu.
I am from Sweden and grew up on a farm in the area of Kolmården, 150 km south of Stockholm. Mhee is from a town called Trang.
Mhee came to Koh Lanta to work in tourism in 1999. In 2001 he started a bar called “Casa Mi Bar” on Klong Khong Beach, which we now run together.
I first came to Koh Lanta in 2002. I initially thought that I would stay for a week or two but ended up stayed for six months. Koh Lanta proved a paradise island that I did not want to leave and later could not forget.
In Sweden, I studied in a Theatre School and thereafter worked as an actress in a theater group in Stockholm. I also worked as a project manager and helped to set up various theater plays. Both during and after my Theatre studies, I worked as a personal assistant for disable people in Stockholm and Paris. I have also worked a lot in tourism in and around the Kolmården area (it has Scandinavia’s largest wildlife park) and I have realised it suits me well as I like public relations and making people happy.
In 2008, I quit my work as an actress and decided to go back to Koh Lanta and that is when I met my current partner Mhee. Since then Koh Lanta is my new home.
To understand and get into Thai culture, I began studying the Thai language and I followed an intensive language course on the island for almost a year. I now mastered the Thai language spoken as well as written.
After working with a broker on the island for a season, I decided to start my own Holiday Villa rental company. Hence, thanks to Villa Koh Lanta, I now rent out privately owned Villas located in an exclusive and private residential area on Klong Khong Beach.
Welcome to Koh Lanta !