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  • Hua Hin mourns loss of beloved expat Lizzy Ginsel

    Renowned Hua Hin resident Lizzy Ginsel passed away at Hua Hin Hospital yesterday morning, June 20. A cherished figure within the community, Lizzy’s legacy resonates through her philanthropic endeavours and unwavering support for numerous charitable causes, notably the Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin. Renowned for her spirited personality, Lizzy was the driving force behind the Multi-Culti Club (MCC), fostering…

  • Belgian tourist dies after horrific attack by German in Hua Hin

    A 64 year old Belgian tourist tragically succumbed to severe injuries following a brutal assault in Hua Hin in early April. The attack left him with a fractured skull and 10 broken bones, leading to a coma from which he never awoke. Jan Valkenborg was holidaying with his Thai girlfriend in the resort town when he was ambushed. He was smoking…

  • Phetch-Hua Hin Airport set to go international by 2025

    To catapult Thailand’s aviation industry into the global elite, Hua Hin Airport in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province is undergoing a spectacular transformation. Rebranded as Phetch-Hua Hin International Airport, this dazzling upgrade is slated for completion by late 2025. Earlier this week, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin made his second visit to the construction site, rallying support from key agencies to ensure…

  • Khao Takiab: Thailand’s hottest condo spot

    Khao Takiab in Hua Hin is soaring in popularity among condo buyers, emerging as one of Thailand’s most coveted locations, according to a recent report by Knight Frank. This vibrant seaside area has quickly become a top choice for local and international buyers. Knight Knox’s latest insights reveal four prime spots for riverside and seaside condos in Thailand: Charoen Krung…

  • Smoke chaos engulfs Hua Hin: Landfill fire threatens public health

    A noxious haze descended upon Hua Hin for days, emanating from a blaze at an old landfill between Soi 102 and Soi 112 in Thap Thai. Governor of Prachuap Khiri Khan yesterday, May 8, marshalled resources to combat the enduring landfill inferno, which has stubbornly smouldered for five relentless days. Initially subdued by recent rains, the inferno reignited yesterday morning,…

  • Summer storm in Hua Hin causes serious durian crop damages

    A sudden summer storm wreaked havoc in Hua Hin where over 1 tonne of ripe durians toppled over at a local orchard causing damages estimated at 300,000 baht. The storm lashed through Huay Sat Yai Subdistrict on Monday, May 6, tearing roofs off homes and destroying property. Among the affected was Khajonphat Ngamkhamkan’s 3-acre durian orchard, where the approaching harvest…

  • Emergency water distribution in Hua Hin amidst drought concerns

    To combat the severe drought gripping Hua Hin, Mayor Nopporn Wutthikul spearheaded a meeting with local government officials to discuss immediate relief and long-term fixes for the parched populace, especially in Khao Takiap. Joined by Deputy Mayor Atichat Chaisri and a cadre of civic bigwigs, the summit centred on the dwindling water levels at the Hua Na reservoir. These plummeting…

  • Family’s holiday nightmare: Luxury villa turns out to be scam

    A family’s excitement for their Hua Hin holiday took a turn as they fell victim to a cunning Facebook scam, leaving them high and dry. Amidst the bustling holiday anticipation, a family, with an individual named Kukkai as their representative, eagerly planned their annual retreat, scouring for a pet-friendly haven to accommodate eight to 10 people. Their quest led the…

  • Governor warns of fuel station scams this Songkran

    To safeguard consumers against potential exploitation during the upcoming Songkran festivities, Prachuap Khiri Khan’s provincial authorities have unleashed a new campaign. Led by Deputy Governor Komkrit Charoenpatanasombat, the crackdown aims to ensure fair pricing at fuel stations across the province. Accompanied by a team of officials including Siriwan Kanasorn, Nopadol Suwongpradit, and Chanthip Niamprad, inspections were conducted yesterday, to prevent…

  • New tiny scorpion species discovered in Thai national park

    A research team from Chulalongkorn University found a new species of tiny scorpions at Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi. A team, spearheaded by Wasin Nawanetiwong from Chulalongkorn University, alongside Associate Professor Dr Nattapoj Vajarasathira, unearthed a new addition to the arachnid family. Dubbed Scorpiops (Euscorpiops) krachan, this diminutive creature, barely stretching over 1 inch (25 centimetres) in length, proudly…

  • Love triangle tragedy: Millionaire and secretary’s deaths linked to affair

    The police suspect that a love affair and jealousy may have been the motives behind the deaths of a millionaire and her secretary in a house located in the Hua Hin district of Prachuap Kiri Khan province. This suspicion arose after the secretary’s friend informed officers that the two individuals shared a relationship that extended beyond mere colleagues and friends.…

  • Thai millionaire and her secretary found dead at house in Hua Hin

    Police are investigating the deaths of a millionaire and her secretary at a house in the Hua Hin district in the southern province of Prachuap Kiri Khan. A letter left at the scene suggested that the secretary accidentally shot her employer dead before committing suicide. The son of 64 year old Suphatta Suwantanon revealed he could not contact his mother…

  • Restaurant encroachment threatens Hua Hin’s sandy shores

    Yamu Beach in Phuket may have just played second fiddle to an encroachment crisis engulfing the pristine sands of Hua Hin. Evidence surfaced on the Prachuap News Facebook page, showcasing a long line of eateries and guesthouses that have sunk their claws deep into Hua Hin’s main beach. Witnesses describe a scene akin to invasion, with some structures extending a…

  • Thai PM sets sail with plans for exclusive mid-sea airport in Hua Hin

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin plans to create a cutting-edge mid-sea airport in Hua Hin, exclusively catering to the jet-setting elite. This visionary project aims to connect Thailand’s most stunning destinations, promising unparalleled luxury and convenience for affluent travellers. But the innovation doesn’t stop there. The Airports of Thailand (AOT) is gearing up for a groundbreaking seaplane terminal at Phuket International…

  • PM Srettha urges action to ease traffic delays on Rama II highway

    In response to mounting social media uproar over the Rama II highway’s perpetual construction nightmares, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin issued a directive to the Transport Ministry to solve traffic congestion before the impending Songkran holiday frenzy. Connecting nearby Hua Hin to the capital, the route is essential for those planning to travel to the seaside resort from Bangkok. The 62…

  • Ex-Man United and Liverpool stars swap stadiums for fairways

    Former Manchester United and Liverpool football icons traded their legendary kits for golfing attire, hitting the lush greens of the prestigious Royal Hua Hin Golf Course in a star-studded get-together. The illustrious gathering, uniting luminaries from two of England’s footballing powerhouses, marked a delightful sojourn for the retired sports heroes, who basked not only in the challenges of Thailand’s oldest…

  • Hua Hin Hospital issues urgent warning as air quality worsens

    Hua Hin Hospital issued a warning over the deteriorating air quality gripping the district. Hua Hin Hospital’s Facebook announcement revealed alarming statistics regarding the current air pollution levels plaguing the area. The Air Quality Index (AQI) skyrocketed to a staggering 196 by 8am, nearly doubling the safety threshold. Health experts stress that AQI values above 100 pose severe health risks.…

  • Exclusive: The Standard Residences announces multi-billion baht project in Thailand’s beach hotspots

    In a move set to redefine luxury living in Thailand, Standard International joined forces with leading real estate giants Sansiri and CG Capital to unveil The Standard Residences in prime beachfront locations, Hua Hin and Phuket Bang Tao. Last week, Standard International’s Executive Chairman Amar Lalvani made the groundbreaking announcement in Bangkok, marking the brand’s foray into the residential market…

  • 13 year old Thai boy gives gift of life through organ donation

    Doctors from Hua Hin Hospital and the Thai Red Cross Society paid tribute to a 13 year old boy who tragically passed away from a brain aneurysm, for his exceptional act of donating organs that will potentially save multiple lives. Patcharaphon Srilert’s family decided to honour his memory by donating his liver, kidneys, and heart valves to aid several patients…

  • Hua Hin: Chatchai Market to get makeover

    Hua Hin Municipality is set to transform Chatchai Market into a modern shopping haven. Mayor Nopporn Wutthikul unveiled the grand plans during a pivotal meeting this Wednesday, January 31, attended by key figures and local entrepreneurs. Gone are the days of chaos; the revamp aims to revolutionize the market’s layout and shopping experience. A meticulous redesign by the municipal engineering…

  • High speed train and dual tracks to transform travel experience in Hua Hin

    The newly inaugurated dual-track train line on December 15 promises faster travel times and increased efficiency for Hua Hin’s commuters. Yet, confusion reigns among the public as they grapple with the distinction between this groundbreaking initiative and the upcoming high-speed train project. The dual track line, complete with the gleaming new elevated train station in Hua Hin, stands as a…

  • Man Fighting Shark sculpture to come to Hua Hin

    In a meeting at the Chomsin Room of the Hua Hin Municipality Office on Monday, municipal authorities including Deputy Mayor Busaba Choksuchat discussed a sensational new landmark sculpture titled Man Fighting Shark. This assembly marked a pivotal moment in the rejuvenation of a beloved public space. The proposed sculpture, destined for a prime spot in front of the Chao Pho-Chao…

  • Thai women in cross-cultural marriages unite to tackle the challenge of widowhood

    For Thai women residing in Germany, the abrupt demise of a German spouse plunges them into a bewildering maze, especially when language differences compound the already overwhelming grief of widowhood. The Thai Women Network in Europe (TWNE) recently took the initiative to address this dire situation, organising a two-day event in Hua Hin. Chongcharoen Sornkaew Grimsmann, former president of TWNE,…

  • Anti-corruption bootcamp at Prachuap Khiri Khan unravels secrets

    Officials in Prachuap Khiri Khan, led by key figures from the Hua Hin Municipality, have embarked on a rigorous training programme to fortify integrity and transparency within governmental operations. The training took place on January 22 at the Koh Lak Meeting Room in Prachuap Khiri Khan Provincial Hall. The province, in collaboration with the Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission…

  • US Embassy sets up passport renewal service in Hua Hin

    In a bid to make life easier for American citizens in Hua Hin and its environs, the US Embassy’s Citizen Services Unit is bringing its consular outreach programme to the InterContinental Hua Hin Resort on January 25 from 8am to 11am. This exclusive event boasts a trio of services, featuring passport renewals for adults via DS-82 forms, passport issuance for…

  • Nakhon Si Thammarat emerges as tranquil tourism haven amidst chaos in hotspots like Phuket

    As Phuket, Pattaya, and Hua Hin battle with over-tourism, Nakhon Si Thammarat emerges as a tranquil one of Thailand’s favourite getaways. In the throes of over-tourism, Phuket, Pattaya, and Hua Hin are becoming synonymous with congestion, noise, and chaos. The serenity seekers are abandoning the ship, flocking towards the promise of silent travel, as revealed by Condé Nast Traveler. Amidst…

  • Amazing Muay Thai World Festival 2024 to come to Hua Hin

    Hua Hin is poised to become the epicentre of Muay Thai madness from February 4 to 6, hosting the Amazing Muay Thai World Festival 2024 at the prestigious Rajabhakti Park. A spectacular celebration blending tradition and modernity, this festival promises to deliver a knockout punch of cultural richness and martial arts mastery. The Deputy Governor of Prachuap Khiri Khan, Komkrit…

  • Rare black leopard stuns tourists at Kaeng Krachan National Park

    Tourists at Kaeng Krachan National Park were left in awe as they stumbled upon a majestic black leopard. The sleek creature made a surprise appearance near the Ban Trang campsite on Wednesday, January 10, turning an ordinary day into an extraordinary wildlife spectacle. Kaeng Krachan National Park chief Mongkol Thai Phakdi confirmed the astounding sighting. The magical moment was expertly…

  • Zika alert: Hua Hin calls for pregnant women to undergo virus test

    As Zika fears grip Hua Hin, the quaint Thai resort town finds itself battling a sudden surge in cases. The Public Health Office of Prachuap Khiri Khan is sounding the alarm, urging expectant mothers to take immediate action. In response to an alarming spike in Zika virus cases, the Public Health Office of Prachuap Khiri Khan has issued a stark…

  • Unexpected meeting between Thai actress Khunying Ton and PM Srettha

    Social media users have been sharing photographs of a chance seaside encounter between Thai actress Piyapas Bhirombhakdi, popularly known as Khunying Ton, and Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin in Hua Hin. The images were posted by Khunying Ton on her personal Instagram account on December 31. Khunying Ton captioned her post, stating that PM Srettha has been her friend since kindergarten.…