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Hua Hin bars request permission to reopen on trial basis

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In what could set a precedent for the rest of the country, representatives of bar owners in Hua Hin, accompanied by the Mayor of Hua Hin, have submitted a request to authorities, requesting permission to reopen for a trial period. Citing the apparently successful suppression of the Covid-19 virus around Thailand, and the fact that most other businesses have been allowed to reopen, Hua Hin’s bars are promising to adhere to rigid hygiene and social distancing measures.

The seaside resort on the Gulf of Thailand has about 300 nightlife establishments, normally employing around 1,500 workers, all of whom are currently jobless. The president of the Hua Hin Beer Club, Ms. Punyanuch Woranuch, says they have agreed strict rules and hygiene measures for customers, in addition to those already laid down by the government. She says all customers would be required to sign in and wear face masks, as well as observing social distancing rules. Premises would be disinfected hourly and all bars and pubs have agreed they would close at 10.00pm during the trial period.

A report in The Pattaya News says the Mayor of Hua Hin, Nopporn Wuttikul, appears to back the request, and has agreed to present it to the provincial governor for submission to the Thai Government. As the country is still under Emergency Decree laws, such a request can only be granted with permission from the government’s Covid-19 task force. Were this to happen, it sets a precedent for the rest of the country, and it would seem highly likely that other tourist hotspots, not least Pattaya and Phuket, would submit their own requests.

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Thailand’s most exclusive Beach Club | BaBa Beach Club Hua Hin | VIDEO

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Nothing speaks more ‘private’ and ‘vacation’ than enjoying the beachfront view with a balcony pool and luxurious room. Follow Chris, as he (along with his family) takes you on a private get away in Hua Hin, one of Thailand’s most popular beach destinations on the Gulf of Thailand coast, for both tourists and locals.

*our vlogger’s stay at the BaBa Beach Club Hua Hin was complimentary*

Link to the Beachclub’s website HERE.

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Strong surf hits Prachuap Khiri Khan beach

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Strong surf in Prachuap Khiri Khan

High waves, peaking at 2 to 4 metres, hit Prachuap Khiri Khan’s coastal beaches, gushing over the breakwater and flooding some spots of the beachside road.

Beachfront shops and restaurants have been temporarily closed while all on-water activities are prohibited in the affected areas. Over 100 fishing boats and small boats have moored in the areas around the Khao Ta Mong Lai Mountains to shelter from the strong winds.

Swimming and other water activities are prohibited at Bang Saphan district’s Ban Krut Beach, one of the province’s most popular tourist destinations, due to the dangerous conditions.

The Prachuap Khiri Khan Governor recently warned coastal residents about the potentially dangerous strong winds.

The Thai Meteorological Department issued warnings yesterday that the strong northeast monsoon that prevailed in the Gulf of Thailand and the South might cause strong winds and high waves.

SOURCE: Matichon Online

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Children injured on Hua Hin carnival ride, no safety certification submitted

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3 children were injured when a carnival ride malfunctioned at the Hua Hin Red Cross Festival in Prachuap Khiri Khan. The required safety certification was not submitted and local officials are investigating, according to Mayor Nopphon Wutthikul. Carnival rides now are closed for the duration of the festival.

“Preliminary inspection revealed that they had yet to submit safety certification signed by licensed engineers from related government agencies. We will further investigate this matter to find out if there was misconduct by any official.”

The children were on an octopus amusement ride when the hydraulics system failed. Children rode in colourful cars attached to arms that arch and connect to a central axis, resembling the shape of an octopus. The central axis spins and goes up and down.

10 children were on the ride around 10pm Friday when the hydraulics system broke, according to the festival organiser Pannee Klomtheri. A Facebook user made a post saying she saw the ride collapse. Pannee says the injuries are not serious.

“Three children were injured and were sent to Bangkok Hua Hin Hospital with some bruises. Doctors said all the kids are now fine. There was no death caused by the incident.”

Pannee says the octopus ride and other nearby rides will be closed while local officials inspect the site. The festival ends on December 6.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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