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hua hin, THAILAND With just 16 months to go until the scheduled start of the ASEAN Economic Community, a study by the Centre for International Trade Studies at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce has warned that Thailand’s tourism sector is in danger of falling behind it’s neighbours in key service areas. The study shows that ASEAN countries, especially Malaysia and Singapore, have seriously improved their tourism and hospitality services to draw more visitors. “Thailand needs to develop tourism services and improve hospitality so that the tourism industry can help increase the country’s income during the slowdown in exports and domestic growth,” Aat Pisanwanich, director of the Centre, said this week. Foreign visitors are less satisfied than they once were with the “Siamese Smile”, as many Thais, particularly people working in service businesses, look displeased, according to the study. The service industry should urgently improve its services and the attitude of its employees or the country could see fewer visitors in the future, the study found. Language skills were also highlighted as being a problem, and the study said that the public and private sectors need to encourage their employees to improve English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and ASEAN languages. Hua Hin is poised to be a significant beneficiary from tourism over the coming years, but the warnings in the study should be heeded here too, and Thais working in the tourism sector may find their jobs under threat from workers coming here from other ASEAN nations unless they do so. The strong baht has also taken it’s toll on tourism with Thailand no longer regarded as a cheap destination by Europeans and Americans.

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thailand weather (29-8-13) Place Temp. Hum. Conditions Aranyaprathet 35 °C 43% Cloudy Bangkok 34 °C 46% Scattered Clds Bhumibol Dam 31 °C 58% Partly Cloudy Bua Chum 33 °C 53% Mostly Cloudy Chaiyaphum 34 °C 46% Partly Cloudy Chanthaburi 33 °C 52% Mostly Cloudy Chiang Mai 32 °C 52% Scattered Clds Chiang Rai 32 °C 55% Scattered Clds Chumphon 33 °C 51% Rain Hat Yai 31 °C 58% Mostly Cloudy Kam Paeng Phet 32 °C 59% Mostly Cloudy Kanchanaburi 35 °C 40% Scattered Clds Khanom 34 °C 59% Mostly Cloudy Khlong Yai 29 °C 70% Thunderstorm Khon Kaen 34 °C 59% Scattered Clds Ko Lanta 24 °C 94% Heavy Rain Ko Samui 34 °C 59% Mostly Cloudy Ko Sichang 34 °C 46% Scattered Clds Krabi 24 °C 94% Heavy Rain Laemchabang 32 °C 60% Scattered Clds Lampang 33 °C 59% Mostly Cloudy Lamphun 32 °C 52% Scattered Clds Loei 33 °C 59% Scattered Clds Lop Buri 35 °C 44% Mostly Cloudy Mae Hong Son 29 °C 66% Scattered Clds Mae Sariang 31 °C 55% Partly Cloudy Mae Sot 29 °C 67% Partly Cloudy Mukdahan 32 °C 66% Mostly Cloudy Nakhon Phanom 32 °C 66% Mostly Cloudy Nakhon Ratch. 35 °C 42% Mostly Cloudy Nakhon Sawan 30 °C 68% Partly Cloudy Nakhon Si Tham. 33 °C 59% Mostly Cloudy Nan 31 °C 58% Mostly Cloudy

Place Temp. Hum. Conditions Narathiwat 31 °C 66% Mostly Cloudy Nong Khai 33 °C 63% Partly Cloudy Pattani 31 °C 66% Mostly Cloudy Pattaya 30 °C 63% Scattered Clds Phayao 32 °C 55% Scattered Clds Phetchabun 32 °C 59% Mostly Cloudy Phetchaburi 33 °C 59% Partly Cloudy Phitsanulok 32 °C 59% Mostly Cloudy Phrae 33 °C 59% Mostly Cloudy Phuket 30 °C 70% Mostly Cloudy Prachin Buri 35 °C 44% Mostly Cloudy Prachuap K.khan 33 °C 59% Partly Cloudy Ranong 31 °C 60% Thunderstorm Rayong 33 °C 52% Mostly Cloudy Roi Et 33 °C 50% Mostly Cloudy Sakon Nakhon 32 °C 66% Mostly Cloudy Sattahip 30 °C 63% Mostly Cloudy Satun 31 °C 58% Mostly Cloudy Songkhla 32 °C 62% Mostly Cloudy Suphan Buri 35 °C 44% Mostly Cloudy Surat Thani 32 °C 66% Mostly Cloudy Surin 34 °C 48% Cloudy Tak 30 °C 61% Partly Cloudy Takua Pa 30 °C 70% Mostly Cloudy Tha Tum 34 °C 48% Cloudy Tha Wang Pha 31 °C 58% Mostly Cloudy Thong Pha Phum 33 °C 51% Scattered Clds Trang 28 °C 89% Mostly Cloudy Ubon Ratchathani 28 °C 84% Overcast Udon Thani 33 °C 52% Mostly Cloudy Uttaradit 33 °C 59% Mostly Cloudy Wichian Buri 33 °C 55% Partly Cloudy

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stories vive la difference! By Roger Norwood Some readers might think that this column suggests that both myself and other contributors don’t like Thailand or the Thai people, because of the criticisms that regularly appear here of both. I would like to state that this is not the case, and that life in Thailand is as close to perfect as anyone is likely to find anywhere in the world. I have mentioned before the brickbat that is frequently thrown by foreigners at other foreigners who dare to criticise the land they have made their home, and occasionally Thais will also utter the ‘why don’t you leave?’ response with slightly more justification, but both fail to realise that it is because we love Thailand, and love living here, that

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we would like to improve things, not just for ourselves but for everyone. It is an odd comparison, but when British people hear some general criticism of the UK or it’s people, more often than not they will nod their heads sagely in agreement, acknowledging that things could and should be improved, regardless of whether the speaker is British or foreign. In fact the Brits have a track record of mocking their own country and some of the peculiar foibles and character traits of the people, as well as many of it’s most famous people. While Thais do make fun of themselves, there is a certain reserve about it, and largely the rich and famous tend to be revered and left alone, whereas they are prime

targets as far as the British go.This could in part be due to the concept of karma for the Thais, or the more basic idea of politeness, and it strikes me that this could be one of the fundamental reasons why so many foreigners love Thailand and the Thai people, and also why it is so shocking when they do not display the gentleness and forgiving we are so used to. The differences in Thailand are what makes it unique, and we should all remember that however frustrating life here can be sometimes, we should be careful in not trying too hard to change either attitudes or behaviours, as it might end up ruining what we love.


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milking the applause Our female readers will understand why, now and than, a visit to the hairdresser is needed. And how an update on the hairdressers’ life is inevitably all part of the deal. It’s just one of the things which us women have to tolerate in order to rid ourselves of those dreaded split ends. So when my own hairdresser was planning his wedding, his customers were regaled with regular progress reports on everything from the choice of venue, to the colour of those awful flounces they use to camouflage the sorry state of the chairs. No-one was spared the most minute detail, from the construction of the cake (a pyramid of 80 champagne flavoured cup cakes) to the choice of matching tiepins for the main men. Brochures showing the venue - a stately home standing on it’s own picturesque island some 60 miles away from where any of the guests lived - were displayed in the salon. In fact a fairly typical British 21st Century wedding, but worse was to come. After such a momentous occasion it was reasonable to expect a little feedback when the next grooming session came around. Perhaps even a photograph or twelve. So it was quite disconcerting to find a digital photo frame on the shelf in front of me while the next bout of snipping and blow drying was going on. ‘It holds 800 pictures’ my hairdresser proudly declared, at which point I gave up all hope of browsing through a year old copy of the Ikea catalogue and thanked Buddha that I hadn’t booked for a more time consuming procedure. Of course in this digital age every minute of a wedding day is recorded for posterity, from bridal preparations right through to the latest trend - trashing the wedding dress at the end - which can be achieved by spray painting the bride, or standing her in a muddy lake. Even photos of new babies have reached another dimension. Every expectant grandparent with a smart phone now looks forward to receiving a digital image of the 20 week scan.

If it weren’t for the tradition of pink for girls and blue for boys I would have enough trouble distinguishing the sex of new born babies. Show me a picture of a cute little bundle in yellow and I simply don’t have a clue. So to be proudly shown a black and white image of a foetus presents a whole new social dilemma. You can’t really exclaim ‘oh it looks just like its’ Dad’ or ‘what a bonny little foetus!’ while constructive comments such as ‘should that foot be in that position?’ are probably best left unsaid. The 21st century has brought with it another ‘baby etiquette’ dilemma, with controversy raging in the UK over breast feeding - or rather what locations are acceptable for that purpose. With public opinion already divided the debate reached new heights when a mother was spotted breast feeding her infant in the shallow end of a public swimming pool, and was ordered to leave the premises. Hopefully she was allowed to get dried and dressed first, but whatever your views on the subject there does seem to be a growing need for guidelines. Brits - and those from other western countries - are all too familiar with signs which tell us that certain activities are not allowed. Most commonly found on public transport, the range of white signs with red borders and diagonal red stripes across images of banned activities is already quite extensive. As well as the obligatory image of a smoking cigarette, signs depicting beefburgers, hot drinks, i players, ghetto blasters and dogs can also be found in abundance. Perhaps one day soon ‘no breast feeding’ will be added, although it is unlikely to be needed in Thailand where women tend to be quite discreet in public. Which brings to mind an incident some years ago at a bar in Pattaya, where one of the girls had returned to work very soon after giving birth. She was a popular girl with the customers, and quickly became known as ‘gold top’.

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guesthouse for sale - 10 rooms with restaurant, small shop & good parking area. Well established with lots of repeat business and guaranteed trade. Located on beach side of Petchkasem Rd. at front of VIP condo chain between Hua Hin/Cha Am. 2 years lease left with a further 3 years and ongoing option. Well worth asking price of 1.4 mil.bht. Tel. 08 9872 9746 (Eng) 08 6177 3010 (Th). See Tik’s Place on Agoda booking site. CHA -AM BUSINESS premises For Rent or Sale, Narathip Road Cha - Am. Available immediately, a small A/C unit suitable for retail, office or bar. Some equipment incl. fridge and fittings available. Call 0850 773 367 (Mai) or email Come and have a look! - 200m from the beach betweenTiger Bar and Laundry. wanted guesthouse/hotel within 400m of beach near central Hua Hin. Call 081 817 3000 wanted: furniture, appliances and more for a new guesthouse. We require a drinks fridge, chairs, tables, pool table and any relevant accessories. Please call 081 817 3000 or 087 155 6115. Khao Takiab Restaurant for sale or partnership. Robin’s Rest is an established and successful restaurant/ bar in Khao Takiab. We would like a partner, but will sell for the right price. Four floors with two fully equipped kitchens, bar area and two dining areas, plus five bedrooms, four bathrooms and lounge fully furnished. Long term lease contract and rent is paid for the next year. Our valuation is 1.2 million baht and are flexible on the payment terms for either sale or partnership. Serious enquiries only, please contact Howard on 0837 889938 or email

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guesthouse requires staff - maid, daytime and nighttime staff and security guard. Please call 081 817 3000 or 087 155 6115 STAFF WANTED ChaAm: Waiter/Waitress & Kitchen Hand Part Time or Full Time. Very good wages and excellent tips & YOUR chance to work in The best “Pub Restaurant in ChaAm”. Accommodation is available with cable TV & Hot water. 100% of our staff have been with us for more than two years. Your workplace is safe, pleasant & a fun place to be, with mainly Farang customers. Please call (English) 0822 510 871 staff wanted for day and night shifts at bar/ restaurant in Soi 102. Call Colin on 089 238 8397 Staff wanted Female waitress staff wanted full training given; MUST HAVE A BRAIN!! Email info@ or call 080 727 4710

Wanted Thai lady in Hua Hin wants to have English lessons. Basic knowledge. Preference Thai teacher. 2 hours/ week every saturday afternoon. Reasonable rates. Call 0866097470

General sewing machine in table for sale. Nice piece of furniture with practical use. 4500 baht. Call 089 530 8771. new chest freezer for sale. 5300 baht. Call 089 530 8771. Solid Hardwood Dining room chairs. I have 5 Hardwood Dining room chairs for sale, 2,500 B each. They are brand new, never used. Made of Mai Dang hardwood. Very sturdy. Contact Dave on 083 692 8050 restaurant equipment sale Gas charbroiler 70cm x 70cm free standing works great 11,000 baht or offer; flat top gas grill 80cm x 80cm free standing or counter top 10,000 baht or offer, 2 basket french fryer, free standing or counter top works good 7,000 baht or offer. Call 087 662 4408 2 adjustable reclining lounge chairs never used cost 7000 baht will accept 4000 baht 085 427 3542 Electrolux tumble dryer never used cost 22,000 baht will accept 10,000 baht 085 427 3542

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General - sports pool table for sale 7 feet long. 38,000 baht. View in Atlantis Bar or call Pascal on 080 244 0008. treadmill with electronic functions for sale. New was 35,000 baht, will accept 15,000 baht. Call 089 530 8771. SPRINGFIELD GOLF FAMILY LIFE MEMBERSHIP for sale 200,000 baht ono plus 107,000 baht transfer fee telephone 081 088 5313 king cobra baffler rescue club 1r 16deg still shaft. Like new 3500 baht. 086 893 2926. wanted vokey wedge. 086 893 2926 Brand new Nike 4 H Hybrid club for sale. Fubuki graphite R flex shaft. Never been used. 3500baht. Call 0838133585. Taylormade TP irons 3 - SW with S300 steel shafts and new grips. Two years old. Will accept 14000bt ono. Please call Paul 0887821859 or email Golf Memberships for sale. Have a variety of golf course memberships for sale mainly at Palm Hills and Springfield. Make an offer and we will see if the owner accepts. Please call Paul 0887821859 or email SPRINGFIELD GOLF LIFE Membership for sale 200,000 baht plus 107,000 baht transfer fee telephone 084 884 0547 Golf woods and irons for sale; Ping Driver Rapture V2, R Flex 6,000 Baht; PING 5 wood Rapture V2, S Flex 5,000 Baht; PING Irons ISI Copper 3-SW, Cushin Steel Shaft 7,000 Baht; Titleist Driver 907 D1, S Flex 5,000 Baht; TailorMade Driver Ti Bubble2 2,000 Baht; Callaway 3 Wood Great Big Bertha 2,000 Baht. Contact Jan Fridberg 086 997 4572 SPRINGFIELD GOLF LIFETIME Membership for sale 225,000 baht + Transfer Fee 107,000 baht. Email:, Tel: 089 539 7283. Hybred bike GIANT FCR-2 medium 24 speed Shimano Like new 15,000 baht OBO Dennis 0892080055 MOUNTAIN BIKE TREK 4400 medium 24 speed Shimano new tires 11,000 baht OBO Dennis 0892080055

auto: 3 wheels & LESS Honda Wave/JRD 125cc for sale. Perfect little used motorcycle to putt around town. Honda Wave & JRD mix 125cc. I have recently replaced the speedometer cable, the front disc brake line & gas line. At 15,000 baht it’s the best deal around. Contact me at 086-150-7060 or - locally at Soi 41 in Hua Hin. Motorbike/ Scooter Wanted for Private Buyer. Call 083 851 8226 (Eng/Thai) Kawasaki Ninja ZX9R sports bike for sale. All green book and services accounted for. For 140,000bt you are buying a machine that will go from 0-60 in 3 secs and carry on going upwards of 250kmph. Call now for a test ride. Please call Paul 0887821859 or email paul@

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auto: 4 wheels pluS 2005 Chevy Optra for sale. 115K on speedometer. Good shape 300,000 baht. Call 086 668 1896 Great Fun Jeep For Sale Well maintained and completely refurbished four seater yellow Willy’s Jeep for sale. Two litre Toyota diesel engine. Looks great and drives great! Also has radio/CD player. All documents in order and taxed until February 2014. Must be seen to be appreciated! 365,000 baht - offers considered. Call 032 523604 or 084 205 6576 to make an appointment with Jasmine the Jeep! Volvo 940 for Sale. Spare or repair Volvo 940 for sale, body and interior needs attention, but running, needs a few minor repairs i.e air con, fuel gauge. No paperwork but can be taxed and insured for around 3,000 baht a year. Maybe a project for somebody who knows something about cars. 50,000 baht. Will accept near offers. Contact Karen 086 043 0975 Wanted. Volvo 940 or 960 LPG auto. luctoscani@

property for Rent Stunning Pool Villa in Soi 102; 25,000 per month. Go to or or call 089 530 8771 for details. lovely House for rent on Palm Hills golf course; 20,000 baht per month (min. 6 months). More details on or call 089 530 8771 rooms to rent in soi 102, one larger than the other at 600 and 750 baht per night or negotiable for long term stays. Call 087 059 8615 for details. two bed borfai Villa for rent. Min 3 month rent. 428 sqm land, 150 sqm living, 2 bath, fully furnished, fully equipped Westerm kitchen, washing machine, air con and fans, cable TV, telephone and wifi internet. 25,000 baht per month negotiable on longer term rents. Call 032 523604 or 090 915 6384. Also see pictures and more information on Condos for rent at Taweeporn Condotel Resort. Two 28sqm studios near soi 10. WiFi, TV, DVD player, air-con, fridge, kettle, toaster. Beautiful perfectly maintained gardens, 25m pool, bar, restaurant, fully equipped gym. From 12,000 baht/ month incl. utilities. Email to arrange a viewing or call 081 649 8361

Property for sale Properties with an asterisk (*) have more details in Property Marketplace on p 25. *great value canal road home; 2.6m baht. Go to or or call 089 530 8771 for details. *end terrace townhouse in popular area; 3.75m baht. Go to or or call 089 530 8771 for details. *large bungalow near town centre; 4.5m baht. Go to or or call 089 530 8771 for details. *villa on large plot near Cha Am; 3.5m baht. Go to or or call 089 530 8771 for details. POOL VILLAS on small development at great prices in Hua Hin; from 3.49m baht. Go to or call 089 530 8771 for details. beautiful new houses on quiet project;from 3m baht. Go to or call 089 530 8771 for details. attractive house on small gated village; 3.6m baht. Go to or call 089 530 8771 for details. three bed house in lovely location; 4m baht. Go to or call 089 530 8771 for details. Delightful small house in Hua Hin; just 1.8m baht. Go to or call 089 530 8771 for details.

Four Bed Villa On Stilts 4.9m baht. Go to www. or or call 089 530 8771 for details. Two Bed House On Stilts 3.6m baht. Go to www. or or call 089 530 8771 for details. Stunning House In South Hua Hin 7.9m baht. Go to or or call 089 530 8771 for details. two bed apartments in Hua Hin with great facilities; 3.2m baht. Go to or or call 089 530 8771 for details. Fully furnished villa 3 bed off Canal Road; 5.7m baht. Go to or or call 089 530 8771 for details. pool villa overlooking lake in Hua Hin, 2 bed; 6.9m baht. Go to or or call 089 530 8771 for details. great value house, 2 bed with small pool off soi 112; 2.9m baht. Go to or or call 089 530 8771 for details. european style villa, 3 bed, 2 bath between Hua Hin and Cha Am; 5.2m baht. Go to www.awolonline. net/property or or call 089 530 8771 for details. large house/land near Palm Hills, 4 bed; 4.5m baht.Go to or luckyhuahin. com or call 089 530 8771 for details. stunning L shaped Borfai bungalow; 9.9m baht. Go to or or call 089 530 8771 for details. Beautiful two storey house in Hua Hin; 12.5 m baht. Go to or luckyhuahin. com or call 089 530 8771 for details. land for sale in Kaeng Krachan/ Hua Hin area. Beautiful area surrounded by mountains and nature. Call K. Surat on 087 169 9204 or K. Natthaphong on 089 547 9843

commercial property *modern shop and apartment for sale. 3.5 m baht Fully owned, no lease. Contact owner on 085 542 2918 or 2919. More details on or popular restaurant business for sale in Hua Hin; 3.7m baht. More details on central hua hin bar for sale. Great opportunity in the heart of the nightlife area. Rent paid until December 2013 and locked in at the same rate for five years. Well established for over 8 years this has often been one of the busiest bars in town. Offers in the region of 3 million baht wanted - contact 081 649 8361 if you are a serious buyer. sunrise coast commercial properties - we have a variety of land, resorts and other commercial opportunities available in the Bang Saphan area. Contact 089 530 8771 for details.


Property wanted up to seven rai of land wanted with good mountain view. We have a buyer waiting for the right location. Please contact or call 089 530 8771 House and land wanted. Does your Thai friend or family have a dilapidated house on land to offer? In or somewhat close to Hua Hin? I need something that I can rebuild slowly on my small monthly pension. Please call Martin at 084 757 1483 Wanted for a long term rent, 3 bedroom villa, in a quiet area, minimum 120m2 Living area, land size 350-400m2 with either a private pool or communal. Budget MAX 17,000 THB per month. Contact Nigel on 080 100 4194 Wanted Beach Front Villa Looking for a 4+ bedroom, pool villa on the beach, with a good size plot of land. Between Cha Am and Takiab. Cash waiting!! Genuine replies only. Contact Nigel on 080-100-4194 Wanted Condo for rent Wanted for long term rent: 1/2 Bedroom Condo, with good cooking facilities close to the center of Hua Hin. Contact Nigel on 080-100-4194 share townhouse in Hua Hin for single person close to town & beach. Rent 4000 baht per month. Contact Frank on 089 916 9910

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Eat in or Takeaway 081 455 5298 Capricorn Dec 22 - Jan 19 All of your questions will be answered this week, moments after the zookeeper, the fire marshal, and the roller-coaster operator all tell you, “No.” Aquarius Jan 20 – Feb 18 The attention is nice and all, but in the end, you put your pants on just like everyone else: One thirty million dollar cybernetic leg at a time. Pisces Feb 19 – Mar 20 What’s the matter? Couldn’t find your precious People magazine horoscopes this week? Oh, you want your fortune, do you? Here’s your fortune: Go die, asshole. Aries Mar 21 – Apr 20 Try listening to your body this week. It’s got a bunch of really great stories about hanging out with Jimmy Page.

Taurus Apr 21 – May 21 Sure, they might blame you now, but how were you supposed to know the waters were unsafe at Everyone Always Gets Killed Beach. Gemini May 22 – June 21 After days of searching, you’ll finally find comfort this week. Just above “comforter,” and right below “confit.” Cancer Jun 22 – Jul 22 Internal bleeding is usually a sign of serious trauma, so relax, you and your blood-soaked clothes are totally fine. Leo Jul 23 – Aug 22 By this time next year, you’ll be 400,000 dollars richer, two cars the better, and just as gullible as you are now.

Virgo Aug 23 – Sep 22 Sometimes in life you just have to march right in there, introduce yourself, fight off a couple of rather large security guards, and demand a raise. Libra Sep 23 – Oct 23 Remember: Guns aren’t toys. Except for the plastic toy kind. Or the high-powered rifle kind, which you can totally use to have a ton of fun. Scorpio Oct 24 – Nov 21 Your two pack-a-day habit will finally kill you this week, but then, that’s a lot of wolves to fight off. Sagittarius Nov 22 – Dec 21 The stars foresee a time of great uncertainty in the day to come. Also, the stars foresee a time of great covering their collective asses in the days to come.

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hua hin/kao takiab ladies Pool League

results Week 19 26th August 2013 Casanova Bar 5 - 7 TK Roadhouse Dolphin Bar 7 - 5 Breakfast Club Jaew Bar 5 - 7 Bobby’s Birds Lanla Bar v The Squealing Pig n/a Muan Bar 7 - 5 The Lord Webb Railway Tavern 7 - 5 The Dutchman Sa Sa Bar v The Clansmen n/a Somatch (3D+1) Bar 4 - 8 Sunset Boulevard

results Week 16 23rd August 2013 Hey Hua Hin 6 - 2 Sofia Hotel Jaew Bar 5 - 3 Hua Hin Miss You Lord Webb 4 - 4 Clansmen Lucky Shot A 3 - 5 JW Black Maria Bar 1 6 - 2 Maria Bar 2 Oasis 4 - 4 Pa’s Beer Garden The Dutchman 4 - 4 Dolphin Bar The Sports Bar 3 - 5 Sunset Boulevard

League Table

League Table

Team Muan Bar Railway Tavern Jaew Bar Bobby’s Birds The Clansmen The Lord Webb TK Roadhouse Somatch Bar Squealing Pig Sunset B’vard Dolphin Bar

P 19 19 19 18 18 19 19 19 17 19 19

W 19 13 12 11 10 11 9 8 7 5 7

Lanla Bar

18 7

The Dutchman 19 6

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Team Maria Bar 1 Oasis Hey Hua Hin Lucky Shot A JW Black Maria Bar 2 Dolphin Bar Sunset Boulevard Lord Webb Jaew Bar Sports Bar

2 11 -32


HHin Miss You 15



11 -42




10 -34


D L +/- Pts 0 0 86 38 3 3 56 29 2 5 40 26 3 4 38 25 5 3 30 25 2 6 28 24 4 6 22 22 2 9 20 18 3 7 -2 17 6 8 -4 16 2 10 -10 16 1 10

P 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15

W 12 10 10 7 9 7 7 7

D 3 3 2 7 3 6 4 3

L 0 2 3 1 3 2 4 5

+/- Pts 50 27 48 23 30 22 32 21 20 21 24 20 14 18 4 17

15 15 15

6 4 3

3 4 4

6 7 8

12 -20 -12

15 12 10

Casanova Bar

19 1

3 15 -84


The Dutchman 15

Sa Sa Bar

18 2

1 15 -84






11 -44



Pa’s Beer Gdn






Sofia Hotel




14 -82

Breakfast Club 17 0



Hua Hin Pool Billiard League

1 16 -100

fixtures Week 20 2nd September 2013 Bobby’s Birds v Lanla Bar Breakfast Club v Jaew Bar Casanova Bar v Dolphin Bar The Clansmen v Somatch (3D+1) Bar The Dutchman v Sa Sa Bar The Lord Webb v Railway Tavern The Squealing Pig v Muan Bar TK Roadhouse v Sunset Boulevard


this week’s fixtures Week 17 30th August 2013 Dolphin Bar v Jaew Bar Hua Hin Miss You v Maria Bar 2 JW Black v Oasis Maria Bar 1 v The Dutchman Pa’s Beer Garden v Lord Webb Sofia Hotel v Clansmen Sunset Boulevard v Hey Hua Hin The Sports Bar v Lucky Shot A

FRIDAY DARTS OPEN DARTS COMPETITION Each week you can join in a fun knockout competition at a different venue Friday 6th September Jungle Juice at 7.30 pm. Friday 13th September Hua Hin Miss You at 7.30 pm. Friday 20th September Johnny’s 56 at 7.30 pm. Info : Martin 090 498 7511 and Oil 087 153 2259

next week’s fixtures Week 18 6th September 2013 Clansmen v Dolphin Bar Hey Hua Hin v Maria Bar 1 Hua Hin Miss You v Pa’s Beer Garden Jaew Bar v JW Black Lord Webb v Sofia Hotel Maria Bar 2 v Lucky Shot A Oasis v Sunset Boulevard The Dutchman v The Sports Bar


results Week 6 22nd August 2013 Casanova’s 8 - 10 Lanla Bar Clansmen 11 - 7 Jaew Bar Dara Bar 11 - 7 J Sports Bar Sasa Bar 5 - 13 Railway Tavern Sinatras 7 - 11 Maria’s Squealing Pig 10 - 8 Hut Bar League Table Team Clansmen Maria’s Lanla Bar Railway Tavern Dara Bar Hut Bar Squealing Pig J Sports Bar Sasa Bar Casanova’s Jaew Bar Sinatras

P 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

W 6 5 4 4 3 2 3 2 2 1 1 0

D 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 1

Fixtures Week 8 5th September 2013 Casanova’s v Railway Tavern Clansmen v Maria’s Dara Bar v Lanla Bar Hut Bar v Jaew Bar Sinatras v Sasa Bar Squealing Pig v J Sports Bar

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L 0 1 2 2 2 2 3 4 4 4 4 5

+/- Pts 24 12 22 10 18 8 2 8 0 7 -2 6 -10 6 -8 4 -8 4 -4 3 -12 3 -22 1

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league table P 24 24 25 25 25 25 25 24 25 25 25 25 24 25

W 21 21 19 16 16 13 10 10 8 8 6 4 4 3

D 1 1 3 3 2 3 3 1 4 1 0 3 2 1

L 2 2 3 6 7 9 12 13 13 16 19 18 18 21

+/148 142 116 64 76 20 -30 -50 -20 -30 -110 -118 -76 -132

Fixtures Week 26 4th September 2013 Beer O’Clock Club v Sunset Boulevard Bobby’s Bangers v Hey Hua Hin Jaew Bar v Beach Hut Bar Maria’s Bar v TK Roadhouse Muan Bar v Bobby’s Bar Sinatras v Lanla Bar The Bridge v Casanova’s

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results Week 15 28th August 2013 All Nations 55 4 - 15 Moonlight Billys B 9 - 10 King Bar A El Murphy’s v JW Black n/a JW Red 10 - 9 Sabai Jungle Juice B 6 - 13 Buckleys King Bar B 14 - 5 Billys A O’Neills Sports Bar 8 - 11 Jungle Juice A Pink Panther 9 - 10 Tiger Bar SOMatch Bar 5 - 14 All Nations GH

results Week 25 28th August 2013 Bobby’s Bar 5 - 13 Jaew Bar Casanova’s 8 - 10 Bobby’s Bangers Hey Hua Hin 14 - 4 Muan Bar Lanla Bar 9 - 9 Beer O’Clock Club Sunset Boulevard v Maria’s Bar n/a TK Roadhouse 12 - 6 Beach Hut Bar The Bridge 18 - 0 Sinatras Team Maria’s Bar Sunset B’vard Hey Hua Hin Jaew Bar Beach Hut Bar TK Roadhouse Bobbys Bngrs The Bridge Muan Bar Bobby’s Bar Sinatras Lanla Bar Beer O’Clock Casanova’s


Pts 43 43 41 35 34 29 23 21 20 17 12 11 10 7

Fixtures Week 16 4th September 2013 Billys A v All Nations 55 Buckleys v Tiger Bar Jungle Juice A v El Murphy’s JW Black v King Bar B King Bar A v JW Red Moonlight v SOMatch Bar O’Neills Sports Bar v Pink Panther Sabai v Jungle Juice B league table Team Buckleys Moonlight King Bar A JW Red All Nations GH King Bar B Jungle Juice B Tiger Bar Pink Panther Sabai Jungle Juice A JW Black Billys B O’Neills Sports Bar SOMatch Bar Billys A El Murphy’s All Nations 55

P 15 15 15 15 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 16 15 15 15 14 15

W 15 13 12 11 11 10 10 9 8 8 6 6 5 5 2 2 2 0

L 0 2 3 4 5 5 5 6 7 7 9 8 11 10 13 13 12 15

+/101 81 53 59 30 43 41 13 31 22 -7 -18 -40 -55 -67 -68 -108 -111

Pts 30 26 24 22 22 20 20 18 16 16 12 12 10 10 4 4 4 0

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A drinking Club with a running and walking Problem! The Cha-Am and Hua Hin Hash House Harrier Clubs meet alternate Saturdays for around an hours run/walk in the countryside followed by a social gathering with beer, soft drinks, water and snacks then later to a nearby restaurant for a meal. If you would like to come along then visit the websites at or or the Facebook page at www.facebook. com/H2H3CAH3 for full details and directions. People attending and participating do so entirely at their own risk. NEXT RUN Saturday 31st August @ 4.30 pm CHA-AM H3 Run #212 FROM HUA HIN head north on Phet Kasem Road and after the 220 marker turn left onto Chompol Road. FROM CHA-AM head south on Phet Kasem Road and after the 220 marker make a u-turn and then turn LEFT into Chompol Road. Zero Odometer and head west for 6.6 km and at the cross roads turn left (HHH sign). Continue for another 1.2 km (7.8 km) turn left onto dirt road (HHH sign). Continue for another 500 m to the run site. If using the by-pass turn East onto the Chompol Road between the 16 & 17 km markers then continue for 1.1 km to cross roads and turn right (HHH sign) then follow as above. GPS coordinates N 12.656622 E 099.889572 or N 12 39.397 E 099 53.374 HARES – Brambles Bill & Scotch Tape, HASH SNACKS – Miss Snickers. Fees: Male Drinkers ฿200, Female Drinkers ฿150, Teetotalers ฿100, kids ฿50, under 8’s Free. cha am POOL LEAGUE

results The season is over. Details of the new season will appear here when available. League table Team Blue Lagoon 2 Fiesta Bar 2 Fiesta Bar 1 Cha Cha Bar1 Scandi Resort Birdy Bar Butterfly Bar Cha Cha Bar2 Blue Lagoon 1 Cha Am Pub

P W D L +/- Pts 18 14 1 3 48 29 18 10 4 4 28 24 18 8 6 4 20 22 18 8 4 6 2 20 18 8 4 6 -4 20 18 7 5 6 14 19 18 4 8 6 -14 16 18 5 2 11 -22 12 18 5 2 11 -24 12 18 2 2 14 -48 6



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results The season is over. Congratulations to Buddy Bar for winning and all the other teams for taking part. Details of the new season will appear here when available. League table Team Buddy Bar P’dise Corner T-C Buddy Harley Scandy Resort Blue Lagoon 2 Blue Lagoon 1 Dart Flyers 2 Dart Flyers 1

P 16 16 16 15 16 15 16 16 16

W 12 11 9 9 8 7 7 4 0

D 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 0

L +/- Pts 3 94 25 4 82 23 6 14 19 5 28 19 7 -4 17 6 54 16 8 -8 15 12 -58 8 16 -202 0

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division 1 results Week 12 27th August 2013 CAT Karaoke 15 - 3 Blue Lagoon 1 Hua Hin Miss You 2 2 - 16 Jungle Juice A Paradise 13 - 5 Buddy Bar Play Sports Lounge 0 - 18 Johnny’s 56

10% OFF FOR DARTS LEAGUE PLAYERS division 2 results Week 12 27th August 2013 All Nations 55 13 - 5 Chill Chill Bar All Nations Guesthouse 12 - 6 Robin’s Rest Blue Lagoon 2 16 - 2 Hua Hin Miss You 1 O’Neills 16 - 2 CAT Jiggapik

fixtures Week 13 3rd September 2013 Blue Lagoon 1 v Play Sports Lounge Hua Hin Miss You 2 v Paradise Johnny’s 56 v CAT Karaoke Jungle Juice A v Buddy Bar

league table Team Paradise Jungle Juice A CAT Karaoke Blue Lagoon 1 Buddy Bar HHin Miss You 2 Play Sports Johnny’s 56

P 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

W 10 10 10 5 5 4 2 1

D 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

L 1 2 2 6 7 8 10 11

+/128 110 72 4 0 -64 -128 -122

Pts 21 20 20 11 10 8 4 2

fixtures Week 13 3rd September 2013 All Nations 55 v Blue Lagoon 2 CAT Jiggapik v All Nations Guesthouse Hua Hin Miss You 1 v Chill Chill Bar Robin’s Rest v O’Neills

league table Team All Nations GH Blue Lagoon 2 HHin Miss You 1 All Nations 55 Robin’s Rest O’Neills CAT Jiggapik Chill Chill Bar

P 11 11 12 12 11 12 12 11

W 9 8 7 6 5 4 4 2

D 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

L 2 3 5 6 6 7 7 9

+/- Pts 90 18 56 16 22 14 -30 12 0 10 -14 9 -26 9 -98 4

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Results 23rd August 2013 Majestic A - B Stableford 37 entered A group: 1st Kari- Matti Mannikko 40 pts (07) 2nd Cornelis Ringnalda 36 pts (11) 3rd Chuck Carriere 36 pts (11) 4th Petra Van Der Kroon 35 pts (13) B group: 1st Guus Peeters 38 pts (24) 2nd May Peeters 36 pts (25) 3rd Peter Good 35 pts (22) 4th Bernard Morgan 35 pts (24) forthcoming fixtures 3rd September 2013 Majestic Summer Pairs / Stableford 6th September 2013 Banyan Stableford

RESULTS 28th August 2013 Springfield AB Stableford 25 entered 1st Bob Welsh 37 pts (11) 2nd Brian Humphries 37 pts (16) 3rd Ronnie Thorley 37 pts (20) 4th Doug East 34 pts (13) 26th August 2013 Lake View AB Stableford 6 entered 1st John Anstee 33 pts (22) 2nd Alan Rawson 31 pts (16) 3rd Doug East 30 pts (13) 4th Phil Knight 29 pts (09) Upcoming Fixtures 2nd September 2013 Lakeview AB Medal 4th September 2013 Palm Hills 1st Round Club Championship 5th September 2013 Majestic Creek 2nd Round Club Championship

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Held every Friday at Palm Hills. Thanks to Robin Heath for organising and results. Results: 23rd august 2013 Front 9 - B. Anstee 20 pts Back 9 - S. Seymour 20 pts Overall - S. Seymour 37 pts 6 Week Eclectic Competition Winner - A. Byrne 56 nett cha am golf club

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fixtures (all times Thailand) Saturday 31st August 2013 PREMIER LEAGUE Man City v Hull 18:45 Cardiff v Everton 21:00 Newcastle v Fulham 21:00 Norwich v Southampton 21:00 West Ham v Stoke 21:00 Crystal Palace v Sunderland 23:30 CHAMPIONSHIP Leeds v QPR 18:15 Barnsley v Huddersfield 21:00 Birmingham v Ipswich 21:00 Blackburn v Bolton 21:00 Blackpool v Watford 21:00 Brighton v Millwall 21:00 Charlton v Leicester 21:00 Derby v Burnley 21:00 Doncaster v Bournemouth 21:00 Middlesbrough v Sheff Wed 21:00 Wigan v Nottm Forest 21:00 Yeovil v Reading 21:00 SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE Dundee Utd v Celtic 18:45 Aberdeen v St Johnstone 21:00 Hibernian v Ross County 21:00 Inverness CT v Hearts 21:00 St Mirren v Partick Thistle 21:00 Motherwell v Kilmarnock 23:30 Sunday 1st September 2013 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool v Man Utd 19:30 West Brom v Swansea 19:30 Arsenal v Tottenham 22:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Team Chelsea Liverpool Tottenham Man Utd West Ham Southampton Man City Arsenal Aston Villa Stoke Cardiff Fulham Hull Everton Norwich Sunderland West Brom Newcastle Crystal Palace Swansea

P 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

GD 3 2 2 3 2 1 3 0 0 0 -1 -1 -1 0 -1 -1 -1 -4 -2 -4

PTS 7 6 6 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 0 0

Featured Game Sunday 1st September 2013 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool v Man Utd 19:30 and Arsenal v Tottenham 22:00 Four of the top six contenders facing off on the third weekend should be compelling viewing, and it will be a good measure of where the relative squads are with the transfer window about to slam shut. We think that both of these will be home victories that could be crucial come the end of the season.

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The website address to sign in or sign up is AWOL CHALLENGE TABLE 2013/2014 Team GW 1 Lost Cafe 49 2 Wanderlust United 52 3 Penshioners 52 4 Tahitian Queen 52 5 Portsmouth City FC 42 6 Red and Blue Bangers 35 7 Dans Demons 37 8 FreeBradleyManning 42 9 Event Horizon 50 10 Destroyers 41 10 Hua Hin United 47 12 Mr. ChaAming 44 13 Beeblebrox 45 14 FC OK 32 15 Khao Noi All Stars 29 16 AWOL Wanderers 38 17 Highland Dykes 30 17 Debbies11 37 19 I am...Sasha Fierce 23

TOT 150 144 117 112 112 112 111 110 109 107 107 104 103 98 98 91 87 81 73

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dull as ditchwater Football matches ruining magic of transfer market

london, england FOOTBALL fans are furious that matches are diverting attention away from the transfer market. They want games in the Premier League to be put on hold so they can focus on their true passion, the pure thrills of the player marketplace. Chelsea fan Donna Sheridan said: “A goal, three points, top of the league, who cares? All I want to know is who’s triggering whose contractual buyout clause. “How am I expected to pay attention to the game when I know the incredible spectacle of who owns Roberto Soldado’s image rights is being played out behind the scenes?” Football agents, their paid shills in the media, and players all agree that who’s employing who is more exciting than wasting time kicking a ball. A leading Chelsea manager, speaking

Left: The highlight of the season for most football fans is the site of a Sky Sports reporter outside Spurs’ training ground telling everyone about another failed deal for the club

anonymously, said: “The most elegant approach would be to total every club’s wage bill and the money they’ve spent on transfers, and the highest gross wins the title. “If football wants to be taken seriously, then it needs to take the cameras from the grass to the boardroom.” Spurs fan Wayne Hayes said: “The last day of

August is enthralling – last-minute swoops, botched medicals, helicopters to eleventhhour signings. Then unfortunately the fun’s over until January 1st.”

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AWOL Issue 246  
AWOL Issue 246  

Free weekly newspaper for the Hua Hin, Cha Am and Khao Takiab areas of Thailand.