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  • Police in pursuit of Hua Hin man writing on a woman’s underwear

    PHOTO: Thai Rath …we should clarify that the woman wasn’t wearing the underwear at the time. Hua Hin has a creative freelance writer on the loose who has been choosing the medium of women’s underwear to share his words of wisdom. But the messages have been salacious in content and causing a great deal of distress for the owner of…

  • Plearn Wan ‘retro’ shopping village to close its doors in Hua Hin

    Yesterday, December 24, the founder and owner of Plearn Wan Company, operator of Plearn Wan shopping village in Hua Hin and Plearn Wan Panich shopping experiences at multiple locations around Thailand, Phattra Sahawat, posted that the Hua Hin shopping village will close down on January 31, 2020. The rambling retro shopping experience would attract families on weekend trips from Bangkok…

  • What it’s like to live in a resort in Thailand?

    From clear crystal waters to dense lush jungles and rolling hills, iconic locations are magnets that attract travellers seeking relaxation and adventure to Thailand. But as more hotels and resorts start offering rooms or private villas, people may wonder what the perks and privileges of a perpetual holiday lifestyle may be. Bedroom views While city life demands us to constantly…

  • Four family members killed, 8 injured, after van driver falls asleep at the wheel in Prachuap Khiri Khan

    PHOTO: sanook.com A horrific road accident has claimed the lives of four family members, and left eight other passengers with serious injuries after the van they were travelling in hit a tree in Prachuap Khiri Khan, central-southern Thailand. The incident happened as the van headed south on the Phetkasem Highway. The family were travelling from Ratchaburi in central Thailand to…

  • Chip-eating, banana-loving wild elephant on the loose west of Hua Hin

    PHOTOS: Nawee, his 82 year old mother and the pet dog – 77kaoded A maverick wild elephant, creating havoc for villagers in the Huay Sat Yai area of the Kaeng Krajan national park west of Hua Hin, has been up his old tricks over the weekend. Kaeng Krajan Park and ministry officials have been accused of doing nothing after earlier promising a…

  • Illegal market tents removed in Prachuap Khiri Khan

    Residents of the Gulf coast’s Prachuab Kiri Khan are in two minds about the removal of market trader tents that were encroaching on a busy public road, according to Matichon Online. Traffic police removed the row of trader tents yesterday following complaints about the illegal set up, and potential safety problems and disruption to traffic. According to Matichon, the traders’…

  • Southern Thailand braces for rough weather and rain

    The Thailand Meteorological Department issued a weather warning for southern Thailand with torrential rain forecast to hit the region throughout the weekend. The heavy monsoon over the Gulf of Thailand and south of the country is being blamed for the rough weather, with the TMD predicting flash flooding in many areas. (Phuket, Hat Yai and Hua Hin’s forecast below) “Waves are…

  • Tale of two cities – Hua Hin vs Pattaya

    by Kornrawee Panyasuppakun Property buyers looking to buy a seaside villa or condo in a coastal town in Thailand, relatively close to Bangkok, confront one question – should I buy a property in Hua Hin or Pattaya? And rightly so, because these two choices have similar aspects. Both have kilometres of coastline, good beaches, and are just a couple of…

  • Market trader in Hua Hin kills security man for yelling at his dog

    PHOTO: Talknewsonline An 18 year old market trader has stabbed a security man to death for swearing at his dog. After a night of drinking with friends, “A”, returned to his market stall to sleep and was confronted by the security guard, who asked him to identify himself. It was then that the market trader’s loyal companion, Phak Bung, emerged…

  • British man arrested in Hua Hin for overstaying his visa

    PHOTO: Naew Na A 22 year old British man is in police custody in Hua Hin for having overstayed his visa. An official under the command of the chief of Prajuab Khiri Khan immigration handed the man over to the police, as it is understood that he has overstayed his visa by 143 days. SOURCE: ThaiVisa and Naew Na

  • Hua Hin to sterilise 600 monkeys in effort to control numbers

    PHOTO: Wikipedia Thai PBS World reports that Hua Hin is launching a mass sterilisation of monkeys in an effort to manage the population. The programme is being run by Thailand’s National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation department, and will see 600 long-tailed macaque monkeys sterilised. The monkeys are in the Khao Takiab and Khan Hin Lek Fai hill of Hua…

  • Scrap metal merchant arrested over stolen rail track pins causing train derailment

    PHOTOS: Twitter@pr.railway A scrap metal shop owner has been arrested for stealing rail track ‘pins’ that were responsible for the derailment of a railway carriages heading south from Bangkok to Chumpon province yesterday. The derailment happened in the Phetchaburi province. The incident happened yesterday (Monday) just after midday and took the rest of the day and evening to lift the…

  • Potential for retirement properties in Thailand

    by Bill Barnett of c9hotelworks.com While a number of property offerings in Phuket, Hua Hin, Pattaya, Chiang Mai and more recently in Bangkok have promoted themselves as retirement-centric offerings, the jury is still out on the broad success of the sector. Despite retirement communities and assisted living being mainstays in Western countries like the US, UK and Australia, these are…

  • Policeman recovering after parachute jump lands him in overhead electrical wires

    PHOTO: Thai Rath A policeman, doing parachute training in Cha-Am, remains in serious condition after a parachute jump last Friday went bad during the landing. This incident was a training exercise. A video clip shows ten trainees at the end of their jump when a slight gust threw the man off course landing him in electric cabling. He had to…

  • Hua Hin Hospital sued for overcharging foreigners

    PHOTO: Kapook, Channel 3 A Dutch man is suing the Hua Hin Hospital for overcharging foreigners and tourists. In a novel suit, the litigant says Thai citizen are charged 50 baht for an appointment with the doctor, but foreigners are being charged 300 baht. 50 year old Erwin Robert Bucher claims this is a form of “corruption”. Channel 3 ran…

  • Gary Stevens takes up head coaching at Black Mountain Hua Hin football academy

    (contact details below) A former England, Totttenham and Brighton football player, Gary Stevens, will start coaching at the Black Mountain Hua Hin Football Academy this September. Gary is a 1984 UEFA Cup winner and 1986 World Cup veteran. He made 204 appearances for Tottenham between 1983 and 1990 but is excited to pursue a challenge outside of the professional game. He managed…

  • Neighbours demand officials get rid of noisy and smelly birds in Hua Hin

    PHOTO: Banmuang News Soldiers, police and environmentalists in central Prachuap Khiri Khan headed to a three storey property following up complaints that the building was being harvest ‘birds nests’ for Chinese restaurants. The officials couldn’t find the people involved in the premises or the harvesting for local restaurants. The local swallows, a protected species, in Thailand would be lured to…

  • Bangkok to Hua Hin van operators blame Prayut but passengers say the service was “terrible”

    PHOTO: NewsBeezer A minivan service from Bangkok to Hua Hin has been forced to conclude services by the end of June. “June and James Transport” are blaming the military government and NCPO leader Prayut Chan-o-cha. But Manager Online says reviews from customers shed a different light on the story saying the service was “terrible”. Customers say the vehicles were terrible…

  • British Hua Hin bar owner overstays visa by eight years

    Prachuap Khiri Khan immigration officials have arrested a 50 year old British expat, Michael Gary Doyle. His passport expired in 2011 and he’d overstayed his welcome for 2,917 days since June of that year. He was arrested at his house in Phoonsuk Road, Hua Hin. Banmuang reports that Mr. Doyle was the owner/operator of a beer bar in Hua Hin and…

  • Six killed, three injured at intersection in Prachuap Khiri Khan

    by Piyarat Nildee, The Nation Six people have died and another three injured after a pickup truck carrying seven people collided with a six-wheel crane truck at an intersection in Prachuap Khiri Khan province. The incident was reported to have happened at 11am yesterday (Sunday) at the Bo Nok-Dan Singkhon Road intersects Petchkasem Highway in Tambon Ao Noi. Emergency responders…

  • Necklace and bag snatcher arrested in Hua Hin after train theft

    PHOTO: Talk News Online A 66 year old is in custody, again, after being arrested for stealing a gold necklace and handbag from a female traveller on a train. ThaiVisa reports that the victim was heading southbound on a train coming from Bangkok. Police say Thadet Samran, from Phetchaburi, boarded the train and snatched the gold necklace and bag from the…

  • Chiang Mai and Hua Hin in Top 10 Asian retirement locations

    Hua Hin and Chiang Mai are two of the best retirement destinations in Asia, according to the US News and World Report. Phuket and Bangkok, usually included in lists of Asian retirement locations, didn’t make it onto this list. ThaiVisa reports that they were included in the site’s 10 best places to retire in Asia. The report considers the cost of…

  • Register your hotel within 30 days – Hua Hin unlicensed premises warned

    FILE PHOTO 170 illegal hotel and resort operators in Hua Hin have been warned to register and obtain Hotel licences within a month or they will face jail or a fine. The Hua Hin district chief, Thanon Phanpipas, says the operators of unlicensed hotels and resorts must register within a month from May 16 or they would face a maximum…

  • The ‘Fun Police’ crackdown on posting ‘lewd’ Songkran pics and video

    The Thai police have become Thailand’s fun police today as they warn Songkran revellers against posting photos of scantily clad people, or ‘invitations’ to consume alcohol’… pretty much everything you see during the madness of Songkran festivities in the main tourist hot spots. “No photos, video clips of live broadcasts of nudity, lewd acts or inviting consumption of alcohol should…

  • Man charged over shooting death in Prachuap Khiri Khan, claims it was an accident

    A 38 year old Thai man has been arrested and charged over the alleged shooting death of a 9 year old boy and then burying his body in a forest area in Prachuap Khiri Khan’s Hua Hin district. Third grader Chalermchai Jopratha from Ban Phraek Takhro was reported missing on March 10. He was found yesterday morning in a shallow…

  • 76 Pangolins intercepted in Prachuap Khiri Khan

    by Piyarat Nildee Police have seized 76 live pangolins with an estimated street value overseas around 10 million baht from a smuggler in Prachuap Khiri Khan. 45 year old Sompol Mekchai from Ratchaburi was stopped in Sam Roi Yot district early this morning after police suspected he was trying to evade their checkpoint on the Phetchkasem Highway. Seeing his pickup suddenly…

  • 14 injured in bus crash in Prachuap Khiri Khan

    PHOTO: ปูดำนิวส์ A tour bus has flipped over in the middle of the main road through Prachuap Khiri Khan last night around midnight. The accident happened at the Phetkasem Road 371 kilometer marker (distance from Bangkok). Up to 14 people have been injured in the incident, four of them seriously. The injured were rushed to hospital as rescuers helped free…

  • Beware: Dangerous jellyfish. Just don’t tell the Chinese.

    Dozens of signs have been erected, in multiple languages on Cha-Am beach in Petchaburi, warning swimmers about potentially dangerous jellyfish and ‘stingers’. Manager Online reports that, despite Chinese being frequent visitors to the area, someone forgot to include the warnings in Chinese language. The sign contained Thai and English, Japanese and Korean. But no Chinese. Three large signs and some other…

  • Thief steals rescuer’s wallet on Hua Hin beach

    A tourist has drowned whilst swimming at Hua His Beach near Soi 69. Tragic indeed. But a foreigner Good Samaritan who went in to help the man has had his wallet stolen from the beach whilst trying to save the man. A video taken around 1 pm yesterday shows a group of foreigners doing their best to revive the man;…

  • Hua Hin massage shops blocking the beach

    PHOTO: Juckrit Chotphom The Hua Hin municipality says they’re going to investigate beach massage operators for encroaching on, and blocking, the popular beach in Prachuap Khiri Khan province. Clerk of the municipality, Jirawat Prammanee, says he ordered officials to check on the operators after seeing posts from a Hua Hin resident showing the beach obstructed by massage beds. Jirawat said…