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Recharge Your Batteries at Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin

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Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin, Asia’s first integrated Holiday Inn hotel and water park, has demonstrated its commitment to innovation and sustainability by installing Hua Hin’s first electric car charging station.

Launched in partnership with leading renewable energy company Energy Mahanakhon, the new ‘EA Anywhere’ charging station is a state-of-the-art facility that meets IEC international standards and can support all types of electric vehicle, including hybrid plug-ins (PHEVs) and battery-operated vehicles (BEVs).

The new charging station is located in the hotel’s car park, meaning that guests can simply leave their vehicle to charge while they relax and recharge their own batteries at Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin. Electric car owners can also use a mobile app to locate the charging station and make payments.

Service fees for the new charging station are as follows:
· 60 mins – 50 baht
· 120 mins – 80 baht
· 180 mins – 110 baht
· 240 mins – 150 baht

By installing Hua Hin’s first electric vehicle charging station, Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin is demonstrating its commitment to clean energy. The hotel is located just 3 hours’ drive from Bangkok, which makes it perfect for guests travelling by car from the Thai capital.

“This partnership with Energy Mahanakhon is the first step in a very important movement and part of what we feel is our social responsibility,” said Franck Rodriguez, General Manager of the Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin.

“The 200km journey between Bangkok and Hua Hin is a hugely popular route, travelled by millions of people each year, including domestic and international tourists. If every journey was taken by electric vehicle, this would have a hugely beneficial impact on the environment.”

The number of electric vehicles in Thailand is expected to rise rapidly in line with global demand and with it the need for charging stations. Energy Mahanakhon has currently installed approximately 200 stations across Thailand, with a total of 1,000 targeted for this year.

Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin is a bold new hotel that rises dramatically from Thailand’s golden Gulf coast, overlooking the sea. Directly accessible from the Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle, which features 19 thrilling rides and slides, the hotel is suited to all types of holiday, including family vacations, weekend breaks and corporate retreats.

In addition to the water park, the hotel features restaurants, bars, outdoor pools, a spa and fitness centre. Its crowning glory is the spectacular 27th floor rooftop oasis, Vana Nava Sky Bar, which was designed by Ashley Sutton and features a stylish bar, restaurant, function space, outdoor pool and glass-floored observation deck. The hotel also features a collection of modern meeting spaces, including a 900-delegate capacity pillar-free balloon.

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Local Thai journalist speaking fluent Thai and English. Tanutam studied in Khon Kaen before attending Bangkok’s Chulalongkhorn University.

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Hua Hin officials roll up their sleeves to clean the beaches after recent storms

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PHOTO: Talk News Online

Hu Hin’s local Talk News Online is reporting that a team of local government officials and soldiers were out in force to clean up the Gulf coast beaches yesterday.

The action focussed on Hua Don beach at Khao Takiap causing a lot of selfies to be taken among the large numbers of appreciative tourists using the beach.

Jirawat Phrahmanee, a local official, led the cleaning teams to pick up and remove the rubbish and branches that had been blown in during the recent stormy weather.

SOURCE: Talk News Online

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Teenage “relatives of politician” finally in detention after alleged gang rape of 16 year old girl

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Three teenagers, aged 16 to 17, have been ordered into detention by a juvenile court more than five weeks after they allegedly gang raped a female 16 year old friend.

Talk News Online reports that the developments follow the intervention of the head of the Prajuab Khiri Khan provincial police after the mother of the alleged victim complained that nothing was happening.

The boys now in custody are relatives of a local politician, who was not named, according to the report.

The alleged incident occurred on December 1 at a beach in Pak Nam Pran.

The victim and her mother reported it to Pak Nam Pran police on December 2. The victim was tested and her underwear retained for DNA testing.

But the mother since complained that very little happened in investigating the case. The police said “these things take time and because lawyers and care officials needed to be present as those involved were juveniles, it would take even longer”.

Finally the Prajuab Khiri Khan provincial chief stepped in this week taking the investigation out of the hands of local police and giving it to provincial police investigators.

DNA tests were ordered, clothes were examined and the teenagers were charged with gang rape and abduction. The report did not make it clear if the tests had already been done before the chief’s intervention.

The juvenile court has not granted bail and the three sixteen to seventeen year olds are now detained at the Juvenile Observation and Protection Centre. Pol Maj-Gen Surasak Suksawaeng is calling for the case to be transparent and justice to be served, and any police officer found guilty of misconduct in connection with the investigation will be ‘severely punished’.

SOURCE Talk News Online

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Hua Hin “full for New Year”

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Talk News is reporting that a local tourism adviser was expecting 100% occupancy in Hua Hin and Cha-Am hotels at New Year.  Though it was not just foreigners but many Thais who were visiting in droves this festive season.

Runrot Sileuangsawat was quoted as saying that, at the moment, occupancy rates were an average of 80% in the two seaside towns but online behavior in waiting for last minute deals and price comparisons would likely mean both resorts would be “full to the rafters at New Year”.

He said that at the current 80% the towns had already matched last year’s figures – though the number of foreigners visiting was down.

SOURCE: Talk News

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