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James Bond Island

Saga James Bond
Movie The Man with the Golden Gun Guy Hamilton (1974)
James Bond (Roger Moore) follows in the footsteps of Francisco Scaramanga (Christopher Lee) to this island, now called James Bond Island.
Khao Phing Kan Phang Nga Bay
Khao Phing Kan Phang Nga Bay. (Photo by Engin Akyurt on Pixabay)

“- How do you like my island?

– A bit off the beaten track.

– lt’s rent-free. l do my landlords an occasional favour.

– A cosy arrangement.”

Scaramanga ( Christopher Lee) and James Bond (Roger Moore)

Aboard his SeaBee mini-seaplane and thanks to the Goodnight’s plotter (Britt Ekland), James Bond (Roger Moore) manages to track Scaramanga (Christopher Lee) on Khao Phing Kan Island.

The meeting between the two men and the criminal’s butler, Tric-Trac (Hervé Villechaize), goes off without a hitch. After a demonstration of strength by Scaramanga with his solar cannon on Bond’s seaplane, a lunch with Miss Goodnight awaits them.

The tone is rising, a duel between the two men is looming. On the beach, next to the wreckage of 007’s plane, Bond and Scaramanga will be vying for the best killer.

Later, Bond manages to kill Scaramanga, Miss Goodnight escapes the clutches of her guard and the two lovers sail on Scaramanga’s motorised junk watching the complex explode from all sides.

Ironically, the island is now mainly known as James Bond Island when it was the island of its enemy.

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Originally, the duel to the death was twice as long. Some unused sequences, such as James Bond throwing a Molotov cocktail, appear in the original teaser of the film.

Scene on James Bond Island in the Man with the Golden Gun.
Scene on James Bond Island in the man with the golden gun. (Photo credit: EON Productions)
Scene on James Bond Island in the Man with the Golden Gun.
Scene on James Bond Island in the man with the golden gun. (Photo credit: EON Productions)
Scene on James Bond Island in the Man with the Golden Gun.
Scene on James Bond Island in the Man with the Golden Gun. (Photo credit: EON Productions)
Scene on James Bond Island in the Man with the Golden Gun.
Scene on James Bond Island in the Man with the Golden Gun. (Photo credit: EON Productions)
Scene on James Bond Island in the Man with the Golden Gun.
Scene on James Bond Island in the Man with the Golden Gun. (Photo credit: EON Productions)

Khao Phing Kan

Meaning “hills leaning over each other” in Thai, Khao Phing Kan is a group of islands particularly popular with tourists.

The islands are very recognizable thanks to Ko Tapu, which can be translated as “point island”; this 20-meter high rock located in the middle of the archipelago.

Made famous by the film The Man with the Golden Gun in 1974, tourism then developed on Khao Phing Kan until then rarely explored. The fauna and flora are particularly affected because of the household waste generated by careless visitors.

Since 1998, it has been forbidden for tourists to approach Ko Tapu by boat, in order to slow down the erosion of the rock.

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By Damien Duarte

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Passionné par la culture pop depuis son enfance, ses références vont de Donald Duck à Batman en passant par Marty McFly. Fantripper dans l'âme, voyager sur les traces de Ghostbusters, James Bond ou des héros de romans comme Cotton Malone fait partie d'un séjour idéal et réussi !

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