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Hua Hin, Cha-Am, Pranburi

June 2017

Hua Hin’s Summer Season of Tennis

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Hua Hin FC Reborn

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From the Editor Today A football team can be at the heart of community pride, providing a rallying point and a way to feel a sense of belonging.

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In many locations around Thailand foreigners are showing the colours, celebrating victories or commiserating with Thai supporters, but in Hua Hin these opportunities were missing ……………… until now! In the past Hua Hin Today tried valiantly to provide information about results, fixtures and other local football news but this proved to be ‘mission impossible’. We shared the frustrations of ardent football followers who were unable to find out even the most basic information. As our Cover Page shows, a change in the management of Hua Hin City Football Club provides a renewed opportunity to support our team. We are optimistic that links with the new management team will give us the opportunity to support Hua Hin City FC climb the league ladder with promotion to the top echelon of Thailand football beckoning. Check our Facebook for regular updates Social media, with Facebook front and centre, provides the opportunity for information (including the football) to be available without delay. As an adjunct to our monthly publication and other online services we are committed to updating the Hua Hin Today Facebook page with frequent postings to show what’s new and what’s coming with words, pictures and videos. Follow, visit (and like!) huahintodaynews regularly as your link to the latest happenings in Hua Hin and surrounds. Your comments on Facebook are also welcomed.


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6 Hua Hin City FC Reborn; a New Management Team For a New Future There have been some big developments on the local football scene and the future is looking bright for the Hua Hin City Football Club. New management, new sponsorship, new supporter friendly arrangements and new players coming suggest that the days of confusion and disappointment are in the past. Hua Hin City was founded in 2011 with the Club currently playing in Thai League 4  Western region. However all those connected with the Club are optimistic that progression to higher divisions and becoming a much more prominent force in the Thailand football scene is awaiting. The ‘Dream Bigger’ mantra about to be realised.

New Management

New Supporter Friendly Arrangements

From the President: “We will create a dynamic club for fans, making people fall in love with local football once again.” There’s a vision from Club supporter Mayor, Nopporn Wutthikul for the Club colours to be seen on the streets of Hua Hin each home game day as pride in the Club grows. There’s already been consultation with fans about how improvements can be made to ensure that supporting local football is as enjoyable and satisfying as possible. To encourage supporters back to home matches, until the end of the season FREE ADMISSION to all home games is now offered. One condition is that supporters need to wear a Hua Hin City FC shirt carrying the club’s logo.

A unified team of management and players

Nurturing the next generation of footballers A free supporter’s bus to away matches for the rest of the season is now available. The luxury bus has a capacity of 50 with seats allocated on a first come, first served basis.

New Sponsorship

Saturday 17th June Hua Hin City vs Nonthaburi FC (home), Saturday 24th June IPE Samut Sakhon vs Hua Hin City (away), Sunday 2nd July BTU vs Hua Hin City (away), Sunday 9th July Hua Hin City vs Assumption Utd (home), Saturday 15th July Suphanburi vs Hua Hin City (away), Sunday 23rd July Look E-San vs Hua Hin City (away) The season concludes in October focusing on consolidating the Club position in Thai League 4 Western region.

President Roland Marsault (centre) Vice President Lt Col Kittiporn Anuntasurakaj (Khun Porsche), left and Director (Manager) Francis Henyoh (right). The management team is seeking to unify the Club under a European style but multinational management team adopting a sports strategy based on professional experience and a financial strategy based on innovative business and marketing with a strong brand identity.

Playing Fixtures

After the early June mid-season break, the next 14 weeks of the season commence with the following games:

From January 2018, the new season will herald a real push towards advancement to Division 3 and the Club’s most promising future. It’s time for all closet football supporters to emerge and get behind the reborn Hua Hin City Football Club. There’s also a new cheer leader team!

Whether you fancy Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea or any other Premier League Team, this is the way to unify in support of our local team and to become part of making the ‘big dream’ come true.

Where to Find the Hua Hin City Football Club Stadium: Khao Takiab Stadium is on the right side around 2 kilometres after taking the road towards Kho Takiab from Phetchakasim Road travelling south. Shop & Office: 60 Naresdamri Road. This is at the northern end on Naresdamri Road just south of the intersection with Soi 55. More Information: email: Secretary - Niranoch Anantasurakaj (Khun Kaew), phone 0957 513 243. Ready to welcome new supporters From the President: “We want to put you at the heart of our ambitions for the club and for you to share in this fantastic opportunity, taking you with us on this fabulous new venture. With the new Hua Hin City FC you participate in a venture which is as much about the sport of football as it is about football’s role in the social network of Hua Hin.” Exposure to businesses is on offer with billboards at the Khao Takiab ground, the team kit as well as an increased variety of events, promotion and merchandise. The new Hua Hin City supporter’s shop and office opened in May is now the focus for Club merchandise sales, information and Club Secretary Khun Kaew’s new base. HUA HIN TODAY, June 2017

New Players Director Francis has moved quickly to secure the services of around 25 new players for a rejuvenated playing list based in Hua Hin which will become available for the second half of the current season from 17th June. Francis is also managing the ‘2 touch Soccer School’ for football education, sports activities and events for children aged 4 to 14 with coaching by ex-professional players and experienced teachers. Francis hails from Ghana and has a lifetime of football experience, coaching since retiring from professional play in Thailand in 2010.


8 The Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin Welcomes a ‘Can-Do’ President

Following the installation night on 27th May, the Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin has inducted a new President. Swedish national Dr Birger Rexed will be taking over from the outgoing and then Immediate Past President Gianni Battistini on 1st July. Professionally Dr Rexed is a Swedish medical doctor with the international Rotary movement long being at the forefront of his approach to life. He was virtually born into Rotary and has been a contributing Member for some 30 years. His ‘induction’ into the ideals of Rotary began as a Member of ‘Round Table’, an organisation for the younger generation to connect with peers which follows Rotary ideals. Rotary membership in Sweden followed and inevitably continued with residence in Hua Hin. Around six years as a Member of the Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin with responsibility for Club Membership and as Secretary was followed by acceptance of the Presidency position. As a doctor, Dr Rexed has broadened his perspective from general practice to obstetrics and gynecology to medical consultancy and occupational health. A theme that emerges is to look at the bigger picture; including working with companies to improve both the health of the organisation as well as the health of employees. It’s about bigger solutions to achieve sustainable outcomes. Healthier and happier employees and leaders mean improved and more profitable companies. Dr Rexed had been a frequent visitor to Thailand which led to him developing a holiday house in Hua Hin in 2008. He is now a resident with his wife Karina alongside the Palm Hills golf course, but certainly not as retirees. After a casual conversation with the CEO of MedHelp Sweden, he learnt about the difficulties for nurses providing advice to Swedish callers to a help line after hours and during weekends. The answer was to take advantage of the time difference of 5 or 6 hours between Sweden and Thailand.

The Thailand Guitar Society in association with the Conservatory of Music and Rangsit University are once again proud to present South-East Asia’s finest assembly of international guitar players, makers and enthusiasts The Event will be held on 8th - 11th June, 2017 at Rattanakosin Lounge, The Sukosol Bangkok. Now in its tenth year, the Asia International Guitar Festival & Competition is the biggest and most vibrant event for classical guitar aficionados and music lovers in the region. This year’s agenda includes master classes, guitar exhibits, competitions and concerts by acclaimed world-class musicians hailing from around the globe. A varied program sees four days of activities, each day culminating in a concert by one or more celebrated guitar maestros. The event will also feature a guitar competition open to all, with the winner receiving a free guitar, case, string sets, certificate and performance rights at four prestigious events. The full list of internationallyacclaimed guests include Gérard Abiton (France), Admir Doci (Albania), Takeo Sato (Germany), Masahiro Masuda (Japan), Maria Duo (Japan), ​Sung Ho Chang ​(South Korea), Jangsoo Jun (South Korea), HUA HIN TODAY, June 2017

Thu Le (Vietnam), Antoine Moriniere (France), Leon Koudelak (Czech Republic), Woratep Rattana-umpawan (Thailand), Padet Netpakdee (Thailand), Pongpat Pongpradit (Thailand), Chuah Yeong Chin (Malaysia), Duo “Dos Amigos” (Thailand/Malaysia), Mitsuo Yoshimoto (Japan), Worrapat Yansupap (Thailand), Chinnawat Themkumkwun (Thailand), ​ CGO (Classical Guitar Orchestra) (Thailand) For further details see aigf.weebly. com or Asia-International-Guitar-Festival-andCompetition-Bangkok.

His company MediCall now employs around 40 Swedish nurses who live in Hua Hin to take these calls. For the nurses this is ‘working in paradise’ rather than during long cold winter nights or weekends in Sweden. This has become a ‘win-win’ solution, imagined and put into operation by Dr Rexed’s company. Participation is a Rotary Club principle which means that members must be ‘doers’ rather than talkers. It’s very obvious that Dr Rexed more than meets that requirement. He loves a challenge, says “we can do this,” and then gets it done. That’s an approach which will guide his Presidency and continue the fine service traditions of Rotary’s work amongst the Hua Hin community. Footnote: A small snippet of our conversation with Dr Rexed revealed his sense of humour and a potential nickname. He mentioned that the first syllable of his last name; ‘Rex’, could be translated from Latin as ‘King’. Put that together with a slightly different version of his first name Birger and you have ‘Burger King’! Maybe fast food will be on the menu of the next weekly Rotary lunch meeting. For more information about the Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin visit


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The New Blúport Office is Open Proudly Supported by Hua Hin Today The Hua Hin Business Network is a not-forprofit organisation of volunteers from the local business community to promote Hua Hin businesses and to provide information about great charity opportunities & events. Each month there is an event with wining and dining at one of Hua Hin’s fine restaurants for Members and guests to mingle, learn about other businesses or to introduce your own services to those attending. Details of the June event can be found by visiting or the HHBN Facebook page as details had not been completed prior to this edition of Hua Hin Today being finalised.

The new Blúport office was opened on 9th May by immigration chief Natthathorn Phrosunthorn with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony, gifts for the first customers and Hua Hin Mayor Mr. Nopporn Wutthikul and high ranking immigration officers in attendance.

HHBN Membership Membership can be arranged at the monthly event; 1,500 THB per annum. Visit for more information or provide your details, company logo and/ or picture to Pisa at pisa.uniqueness@ PLEASE DONATE! Donations of clean secondhand clothing (especially for children), blankets and nonperishable food to support the flood victims of Tak Province would be appreciated before a special delivery in September. Please deliver to Homeless Furniture opposite Big C on Nong Plub Road, MonFri 10 AM-6 PM. This is good news for foreign residents and visitors with convenient access at the central Blúport Resort Mall however services are limited to 90 day reporting, place of residence advice and visa extensions. One feature is a high-tech which involves scanning a QR code into a phone so that you are then free to go for a stroll or some shopping before a phone message to return to the office for your turn.

New Main Immigration Office Coming Soon Meanwhile the main Hua Hin immigration office at Suan Luang Rachinee, or the area known locally as “19 Rai”, continues to operate with business as usual.

However a move to new premises at Ban Nong Khon in Tap Tai sub-district is planned although the opening date is likely to be in July. Hua Hin Today has been promised full details with a location map which we will publish as soon as available.

Blúport Immigration Office Details Where: Blúport Resort Mall; Phetchakasim Road, central Hua Hin. In the basement directly below the main front entrance. When: Monday to Friday 10 AM to 6 PM Services: 90 reporting, notification of residency, visa renewals HUA HIN TODAY, June 2017

10 Hua Hin International Jazz Festival Rides the Waves Again

Hua Hin town resumes its toe-tapping support for the international jazz festival which began in 2002

12 million Tourists Visit Thailand in First 4 Months Thailand has been visited by 12 million foreign tourists in the first four months of this year, generating more than 800 billion THB.

According to the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, 2,827 million foreigners visited Thailand in April, 1,877 million of whom were from East Asia, followed by Europe and South Asia.

The actual shows are slated for the soft sandy beach on Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25, 2017, with Thailand’s own Hitman Jazz and Koh Mr. Saxman leading the festival organisation and arranging the main orchestra.

There will be a slew of headlining Thai jazz bands such as Koh Mr. Saxman & the Sound of Siam, Funktion, Asia7, The Swing King, and many more stars. The bands strike up on the beach behind the Centara Resort from around 5.30 pm. But it’s not just about headline acts. Program activities include an Open Stage Concert, Why Jazz Workshop, Grand Jazz Gala Dinner and handicrafts market. In a carnival atmosphere, the amazing musicianship will be complemented with great eats and

Hua Hin Municipality Wins OCPB Award drinks rustled up by talented chefs at a string of popup stands along the beach. The Hua Hin Jazz Festival is promoted by the Hua Hin Municipality and the Tourism Authority of Thailand Prachuap Khiri Khan teaming up with    HITMAN Co., Ltd, a leading  jazz  record  company and festival organiser  in Thailand, and    (Koh) Mr. Saxman  the popular Thai saxophonist. 

The deputy mayor of Hua Hin Mr. Montree Chuphu, representing Hua Hin Municipality, has received an honorary award from the Office of Consumer Protection Board Facebook: (OCPB) at Rama Gardens Hotel, Bangkok. Hua Hin International Jazz Festival The Hua Hin Municipality has taken part More information: Contact in a project on consumer protection held Khun Noi Watchara at 085 189 4477 by the OCPB and won the award for the or mail

The Hua Hin Regatta 2017; Yacht Racing in Gulf Waters The 2017 Hua Hin Regatta saw more than 300 sailors of all ages from across Thailand and many other Asian as well as European countries competing in Hua Hin’s biggest yacht racing event

First sailed in 2000, the Hua Hin Regatta is an annual sailing event organised in the Gulf of Thailand by the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand (YRAT), in conjunction with the Royal Thai Navy, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Cha-Am Municipality and Phetchaburi Province. Beach preparations and then ocean action at the Regatta Held in honour of and in remembrance of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, sailors compete for a series of Royal Trophies, including: Royal Vega Rudder trophy for varies classes from His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Super Mod National Championship trophy from His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

OK Dinghy National Championship trophy from Her Majesty the Queen. Princess Cup for Optimist Championship from HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana. Robert Vine (right), the son of the Sailing Club Hua Hin proprietor Richard with his first ever sailing trophy. Robert was a runner up and ruing one small mistake that cost him a winning position. About: The Sailing Club Hua Hin Where: Suan Son Loi Road Cha-Am. Next to (north) the Regent Chalets, about 15kms from Hua Hin. Contact: English: 087888 7565, Thai: 084413 5038, E-mail:

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Between January and April 2017, the Land of Smiles welcomed 12.02 million people from overseas, creating a 2.91% rise in visitor numbers. The industry generated more than 800 billion THB for the country, an increase of 4.71% compared to the same period last year. The ministry has instructed tourism and security related agencies to keep all tourists safe and keep hospitality standards high, in the hope of increasing the country’s tourism revenue. (NNT)

After briefly going off the air, the iconic Hua Hin Jazz Festival is back with Hua Hin International Jazz Festival 2017.

As for the line-up of top musicians, the festival lives up to expectations created by previous years’ all-star parades and cornucopia of styles with the likes of Malene Mortensen, Vladimir Cetkar, Jazz Kamikaze, Senri Kawaguchi and Jun Abe & Japan Jazz All Stars flying in especially for the event.

Thailand gained 139.9 billion THB from tourism in April, which represents an increase of 7.64% year on year.

category of a best local office. The winner was selected by the organiser from the contestants throughout the country. The award ceremony was a part of Thailand Consumer Protection Day 2017. The event was chaired by Mr. Khanit Wanlayaphet, the assistant to the Prime Minister from the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand.

Budget Sought to Keep Elephants from Hua Hin Farmland

A local administrative organisation in Hua Hin district is seeking approval from provincial authorities to set aside 29 million THB to put up fences to keep wild elephants away from farmland. Sunantha Pimthai, chairwoman of Huai Sat Yai tambon administration organization (TAO) in Hua Hin district, said wild elephants from Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi had left the jungle to raid crops and farmland, affecting people in 11 villages in this tambon. Pineapples, as well as durian and jackfruit trees and other crops, had been damaged by hungry pachyderms which raided the farmland every year, particularly during the drought, said Sunantha. Frequent raids by jumbos forced villagers to stay overnight at their farmland to guard their crops. Park Rangers Keeping an eye on elephants on a rural road. The TAO has recently sought a 29 million THB budget from Prachuap Khiri Khan provincial authorities to put up fences in the eastern side of the tambon from Village Moo 1 to Village Moo 9, covering the distance of 40 km, said the TAO chairwoman. The fence project was a  long-term measure to prevent crop-raiding elephants from entering farmland.

To solve the pressing problem, the local body set up patrol teams to prevent wild elephants from raiding crops. She has also sought cooperation from local people not to erect electrified fences around their farmland following the deaths of some elephants. Wildlife officials recently found three dead elephants in tambon Huai Sat Yai which they suspect may have died from eating contaminated crops. – Bangkok Post

11 Funeral Plans for the Late King of Thailand Confirmed Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be cremated on October 26th, says Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam with the palace confirming the government’s plan. A senior government official has added that the king’s funeral will take place over a five day period.

Several golden chariots are in the royal inventory, including one around 11 metres tall with a pinnacle at the top symbolizing the ascent to heaven that will bear the king’s body this year. Supaporn Saiprasith, a Department of Fine Arts official supervising 50 volunteers who are refinishing artifacts, said she has to make sure the royal chariot looks as if it was just made, “to make sure it is restored well enough to suit the honor of our late king.”

Confirmation of the cremation date sets a timeframe for the coronation of Bhumibol’s son, King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who ascended the throne in December but whose formal coronation has been put on hold until after his father’s funeral. Political observers say the new king’s coronation will formally kick-start politics following a year-long mourning period and a general election should follow soon after.

King Bhumibol died in October 2016 at the age of 88 following a long illness. His death ended a seven-decade reign that saw the king become a rare unifying figure in the nation. Officials have said King Bhumibol’s cremation will be a lavish affair befitting of a much-loved monarch. No budget has been publicly released for the funeral which is expected to attract huge crowds.

“The people who come here, their hearts are in it 100 percent,” she said of her team. “They come to help without any sort of compensation from us.” Other items being worked on include largerthan-life-sized sculptures and decorations that use traditional embroidery techniques. Eight sculptures will surround the main golden chariot, each around 2 metres tall. The funeral proceedings will include around 100 other smaller sculptures that depict images from Thai mythology and former kings and other figures.

While his body is in the closed tomb in the throne room of the Royal Grand Palace, restorers prepare a royal chariot “great victory”, in which the monarch will be carried in the last journey




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12 Foreign Investors Remain Confident of Thailand’s Economic Potential

National Legislative Assembly Deputy Chief Launches Road Safety Campaign

The National Legislative Assembly’s (NLA) Vice President has launched a campaigning caravan promoting road safety, promoting awareness on the main causes of road accidents. The NLA Vice President Surachai Liengboonlertchai has presided over the road safety promoting campaign opening by the Don’t Drive Drunk Foundation in cooperation with the Thai Health Promotion Foundation, the Royal Thai Police and private companies.

According to the National News Bureau of Thailand, the  Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT) led by its president Mr Stanley Kang had a  meeting with Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office Suvit Maesincee at Government House and voiced confidence in the country’s economy. The minister thanked the JFCCT team for the continued confidence in Thailand’s economic potential and good cooperation with the government, as well as the effort to push forward government’s policies and measures towards concrete results. The JFCCT chief thanked the minister and the Thai government for supporting foreign business operations in Thailand, but the JFCCT is now concerned with regulations

for work permits and visas which make it difficult for foreigners to invest in Thailand. The minister said the government is facilitating foreign investors, and is now considering the streamlining of unnecessary laws, and make amendments to laws which create unnecessary complex procedures aiming to improve the service to be quicker and more transparent. He said it is the government’s priority to improve the work permit and visa request procedures in order to enhance the competitiveness and assist foreign business persons. The JFCCT chief added the JFCCT will work closely with the Thai government, and believes in the economic capability of the country. Thai PBS

Agri Ministry Aims to Introduce One million Rai of Organic Farmland in Five Years

He has said the event is held in line with the United Nations’ suggestions for member states to promote road safety practices. The event calls for road users to cease all risky behaviours, including driving under influence, overspeeding, riding motorcycles without wearing helmets, and driving when sleepy. Global statistics show there are 1.2 million fatalities annually from road accidents, with Thailand being the second country with the most fatalities from road accidents. The Kingdom ranks as the country with the most fatalities from road accidents in Asia. The campaign held today is aimed to raise the awareness on road safety leading to the reduction of this number.  Activities in this campaign include the caravan of ancient cars, the parade of volunteer cyclists, and vehicles from partner agencies and companies. The caravan traveled from the United Nations building in circle along Krung Kasem road to Sam Sen road, to Rajdamnoen Avenue passing by the Democracy Monument, the Ministry

of Agriculture and Cooperatives, the Royal Thai Army Headquarters, before finishing back at the United Nations building. Meanwhile the Director-General of the Department of Land Transport Sanit Promwong has warned of scammers who claim that they can issue a driver’s license without tests, saying that only the department or government transportation offices are authorized to issue a driver’s license. The director-general elaborated that application for any type of driver’s license must conform to the regulations of the Department of Land Transport and it has the same standards nationwide. People who apply for a driver’s license must complete all tests by themselves. After the application, there is a physical exam, a 5-hour session and a written E-exam before a driving test, said the official. The same procedure is applicable to renewal of a driver’s license. Those who were deceived by such scammers have lost a lot of money. Some of them lost their personal document which could be used for criminal purposes, the director-general said. He urged people who have been contacted to obtain a driver’s license illegally to alert officers immediately or call 1584. National News

ATTA Urges Formation of Tourism Watchdog The Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA) is proposing the appointment of a body to protect tourists and operators from fraud.

The Ministry of Agriculture will encourage farmers to turn to organic crops with an aim to increase organic rice-planting areas by one million rai within five years. Deputy Agriculture Minister Chutima Boonyaprapat said that rice farmers who join the program would be given subsidies for the first three years because, during the initial period, their organic rice yield was expected to drop by about half of what they used to get for traditional non-organic rice farming which is heavily dependent on chemicals such as chemical fertilizer and pesticides.

the first year, 3,000 baht/rai and 4,000 baht/rai for the second and third years respectively.

Subsidies to be provided to registered farmers will amount to 2,000 baht/rai for

The deputy minister said that the ministry aims to increase the number of organic farmers by 400,000 within the next four years and to add another 600,000 rai of organic farm within the same period.

The subsidies to be provided will be used to make preparations to turn to organic farming, such as buying organic plant seeds and building barriers in case the adjacent farmland is still resorting to chemical usage, explained Ms Chutima.

She pointed out that there is an increasing demand for organic farm produce, both in local and foreign markets. But 40 percent of the organic farm produce will be for domestic consumption and the rest for exports under the plan, she added. The deputy minister noted that this program to increase organic farming was similar to giving farmers a fishing rod so that they can fish for themselves instead of giving them fish to eat which will last for just a day or two. Thai PBS

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The ATTA Vice President, Surawat Akaraworamat has disclosed that ATTA members would put forward the idea of setting up a Watchdog group to assist the public sector and private tourism agencies in the crusade against tour scams.

Tourist police earlier reported that a group of 25 Thai people had been duped into paying 39,900 THB each by an unlicensed tour guide who claimed to have arranged a trip to Russia which in fact had not been confirmed.

Mr. Surawat said the watchdog would alert tourists to any risks involving bogus or illegal tour agents which would in turn enable police to capture the wrongdoers more easily. The idea came amidst growing complaints about illegal foreign tour agents taking advantage of their customers and local businesses.

Inspection by the Department of Tourism revealed that the reservation of their plane tickets had been cancelled, and there had been no payment of the fares before the intended departure day. National News Bureau of Thailand


14 Dusit Thani Hua Hin ‘Thailand MICE Venue Standard’ Certified

‘Helmet Extravaganza’; Hua Hin Resorts Make a Difference to Motorbike Safety

“It is a worrying fact of life in Thailand and across many other Asian countries that children do not wear helmets when travelling on motorcycles with their parent,” Goetz Bauer, General Manager of the Marriott Resort and Spa said. “There are many reasons for this, but often it is simply that the children do not have helmets to wear. By donating more than 400 helmets to local students we could potentially be saving the lives of 400 local children. This is a truly incredible thought and I can think of a more worthwhile activity to be a part of.”

Hua Hin/Cha-Am, Thailand – Victor Sukseree, General Manager of Dusit Thani Hua Hin and management team welcomed auditor team from Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau or TCEB for the Thailand MICE Venue Standard evaluation project which the Royal Dusit Grand Ballroom of Dusit Thani Hua Hin has been certified.

The “Yumemiru Adolescence” Spotting at Centara Grand Beach Resort &Villas Hua Hin

The second “Helmet Extravaganza” held at The Venezia on 22nd May, was a combined CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) event to support and generate awareness of motorbike ride safety for children by promoting the necessity of wearing helmets. The event combined the resources of the Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa together with Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa, Hyatt Regency Hua Hin, Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa, Intercontinental Hua Hin Resort, Anantara Hua Hin Resort, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villa Hua Hin, Putahracsa Hua Hin, So Sofitel Hua Hin and Amari Hua Hin to generate awareness amongst Hua Hin locals to start wearing helmets.

The World Health Organisation provides shocking figures which show only 7% of children on the road wear helmets riding with their parents on motorbikes or 93% of children risking their lives every day going to and from school. This CSR event aimed to make a difference so that these future generations of motor cycle riders may not become a part of Thailand’s tragic road fatality statistics. 

Wearing helmets and providing safety for their children involved the donation of more than 400 helmets to student and schools within Prachuap Khiri Khan Province and to provide fun activities at the same time with children painting and personalising the donated helmets. Official guests included the Deputy Lord Mayor, Sean Panton representing Save the Children Foundation as well as General Managers of the sponsoring resorts. 

Buying the Best Fruit from Rayong Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin led by Jan Weisheit (front), Executive Assistant Manager of Food & Beverage and Katejiraporn Kaewngarmsaard (first left), Executive Assistant Manager of Rooms gave a warm welcome to “Yumemiru Adolescence”, a famous Japanese pop idol group under Sony Music Associated Records at COAST Beach Club & Bistro. The purpose of their visit was to shoot a video to promote Hua Hin beach, a popular destination for both international visitors and Thai residents. Their video will be released on the official “Yumemiru Adolescence” YouTube channel from 15th May until 31st May, 2017.

A Surprise Birthday Beach Dinner to “Mor Chatadul” by Amita Tata Young at Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin

In Rayong Province there are many orchards which are famous such as durian, mangosteen , rambutan and longkong. This year in fruit harvest time, from now until July, quality fresh fruits of the region are available from the orchards or from a local cooperative. If you are interested in buying the best fruits you can directly contact the orchard or cooperative in Rayong by calling 0-3869-4049

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Amita Tata Young, a famous Thai-American singer recently celebrated a surprise birthday dinner for her husband, “Mor” Chatadul at the beachfront of Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin. A three-course champagne dinner was created by Executive Chef, Steffen Hoffer. A romantic light decoration and “HBD MOR” made from waterfall fireworks made his special day more memorable. “On behalf of the hotel’s management and staff, we would like to extend our best wishes to Khun Mor Chatadul. We are sincerely grateful to him and his family for celebrating this special occasion with us”. Mr. David Martens (first right), the hotel’s General Manager said.

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15 Fighting Against Dengue The most recent report by the Public Health Ministry’s Department of Disease Control reports that as of May 9th, 9,717 cases had been registered and 14 individuals had died.

There is no specific treatment for dengue fever. Treatment is directed at relieving signs and symptoms. The dengue fever vaccine was approved by the Thai Food and Drugs Administration late last year and is now available at selected hospitals. However, it is out of reach for many Thais as the cost is more than 10,000 THB for the three injections. Efficacy is around 65.6 percent and is most viable for those aged nine to 45 years.

The latest campaign organized by the BMA adopted a new approach to awareness raising. Rather than handing out leaflets and conducting a massive fumigation program, the administration organised three days of activities at CentralWorld on the theme “Fighting against Dengue”. Other preventive measures include wearing long pants and long-sleeve shirts or using a mosquito repellent containing DEET when visiting places where dengue is endemic. Avoid areas with standing water and stay indoors in the morning until two hours after sunrise and at sunset to further reduce your risk of being bitten. The rainy season appears to have arrived early this year and Dr Methipot Chatameteekul, director of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s Communicable Disease Control Division, admits to being worried. Rain can increase the risks of an epidemic of the Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF) virus and even though the public has learned that a “common” fever can lead to death, as occurred in the case of TV actor Trisdee “Por” Sahawong last year, there is still a need to raise awareness about dengue fever.

Dengue fever was first identified in Thailand more than 50 years ago, first in Bangkok before spreading throughout the country. In the last 50 years, dengue has become endemic in 128 countries that are home to some 4 billion people About 75 percent of the infection occurs in Asia, and most of it in Southeast Asia.

The new vaccine is expected to protect against the four dengue strains found in Thailand Mrs. Wiriya Yuyen, the chief officer of the disease prevention and control unit, the Division of Public Health and Environment of the Hua Hin Municipality, has visited Nong Kae Community with her staff and public health volunteers to launch a campaign about dengue prevention during the upcoming rainy season. According to WHO, more than 740 people around the world are infected by dengue every minute. Dengue virus is transmitted by female mosquitoes mainly of the Aedes aegypti species, better known in Thai as yung laai. They are most active in the daytime. According to Dr Methipot, the epidemic in Bangkok tends to soar from August to October. The latest severe epidemic was 2015 where Thailand reported 142,925 cases and 104 deaths.

Dr Methipot is also worried that the number of cases will be higher than last year. “The disease goes in a cycle, with major outbreaks occurring every two or three years. In 2015, we saw 50 new patients every day in each district. I am concerned that we will see a severe outbreak but hope it won’t be as severe as that of 2015,” he says.

Symptoms starts with a high fever (about 40 degrees C) that persists for two to seven days and is accompanied by any two of the following symptoms: severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pains, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands or rash.

The campaign primarily aims to raise the awareness of Nong Kae residents about the fatal consequences of dengue, the disease spread by aedes, a type of mosquito frequently found in the rainy season. Abate is added to water containers to prevent mosquitos breeding Protection from dengue is involves turning over any unused bowls and basins, and cleaning them regularly so that Aedes cannot breed. Abate sand should be put in objects that contain still water to kill the mosquito larva. From April to June, the staff of disease prevention and control unit and the public health volunteers will visit local communities in Hua Hin as part of the campaign against dengue.

Resolving Water Quality Problems In Hua Hin The mayor of Hua Hin Mr. Nopporn Wutthikul, along with the deputy mayor Mr. Montree Chuphu, Municipal Council member Mr. Cheep Suksee, the director of the Municipality’s Water Work Division Mr. Prayuth Yeunnuwong and municipal staff, have visited a new water treatment plant and reservoirs in Hua Hin to monitor recent water problems.

The reason for the visit was to follow up from complaints made through social media and to the press in Bangkok by residents of Ban Takiab, Nong Kae and Khao Phithak that the tap water was not clean enough and looked murky. Upon the visit to Pranburi Dam, Khao Laeng and Khong Hua Na reservoirs, the municipal officers found that the amount of water in the dam was less than the last time with only 130 million cubic metres of water being stored. In addition, water released was murky and has some weed and algae. At the Khao Laeng reservoir and water plant, the amount of water for the filtering process was normal. However, some processed water released was murky

because of sediment remaining in the water pipe. After the visiting the plant, the municipal staff and executives went to a nearby site where a water pipe is being installed with a budget of 900 million THB. The pipe will be able to send more water for consumption to Hua Hin, beginning in 2019. Finally, the municipal staff and executives visited water filtering plants in Hua Na, Khao Laeng and Rai Nun to study the possibility of improving the existing water plants. The Hua Hin Municipality has another project to construct a new water plant in Boh Fai to solve water shortage problems in the long term.

The Hua Hin Mayor, Director of the Waterworks Division and the Manager of Pranburi Provincial waterworks Authority also conducted a press conference and presented preliminary conclusions. He stated that the filtering system at Pranburi Dam still had problems and water pipes are old. Municipal officers are now working hard to solve this problem. Mr. Nopporn also talked about water problems in Nong Phai Community where farmers burned some crops and accidentally damaged a 120 metre HDPE (high-density polyethylene) water pipe. After fixing the pipe, some sediment may remained in the pipe and then found in the water. The Hua Hin Mayor also spoke about new HDPE water pipes were being installed in many areas. As the pipes are replaced cleaner water will become available for consumption.

In terms of water development in Boh Fai, the Hua Hin Mayor and Prachuab Khirikhan Governor have formulated a plan to transfer water directly from Phetchaburi Dam to a water filtering plant by the Khok Ma valley. The Royal Irrigation Department will work with Phetchaburi Dam to launch closedwater system with budget of 994 million THB. This project will be completed in 2019 and local people living in the upper area from Phetchaburi Dam can have sufficient water for consumption. Mr. Nopporn also added that, if murky water is found in any areas of Hua Hin, it is more effective to inform either the Mayor or the officers of Waterworks Division than by posting complaints on Facebook or Line. He also asked the Waterworks Division to develop both short and long term plans to solve water problems in Hua Hin sustainably and propose them to the municipal executives for further consideration 086-369-3604 HUA HIN TODAY, June 2017


You May Be Prone To Fatty Liver Disease Fatty liver disease, or Hepatic Steatosis, is becoming getting more common in Thailand. The occurrence of the disease signals metabolic abnormalities in your body; such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The disease usually occurs to those whose age in between 45-50 years old. This group of people may have a slow metabolism. This article is to raise awareness about fatty liver disease, and its importance. Fatty liver is a condition where fat build up in the liver in the form of triglycerides. Fat buildup is a precursor to disease. It may have no symptoms at all, or it may cause hepatitis. If hepatitis occurs and left unattended for more than 6 months, the liver may become fibrosis or cirrhosis. Nevertheless, fatty liver may also occur in people with other conditions; such as obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and more. However, only fatty liver caused by high triglyceride levels will be mentioned in this article. Triglyceride is a type of fat found in blood. It can be gained from the food we eat and also from synthesis of the liver. Examples of food that raise the level of

triglycerides are sugar, flour, dessert, fruit, and fat from animals and plants; such as coconut milk, vegetable oil, butter, milk; beef, pork, chicken, and more. Alcohol consumption also makes triglycerides level higher. So you can see that much of the food around us contains triglycerides, meaning we are all prone to fatty liver. In addition to fatty liver, high triglyceride levels also increase the risk of coronary disease, ischemic heart disease, paralysis, and paresis. In general, fatty liver symptoms slowly develop. It usually takes more than 10 years to develop cirrhosis. Its symptom is also not specific, which is why it should be of concern. Many patients become aware of abnormalities into their liver and found out about fatty liver accidentally from their yearly health checkup. If blood test results show a high level of AST and ALT, it usually means that you have hepatitis. Fatty liver can also be found through ultrasound. Do not forget to take good care of your body and give priority to checking up on fatty liver to avoid serious health problems. Provided by Health Lab Hua Hin

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18 Wat Huai Tai Sai – Home to Luangpor Thonsuk’s Giant Statue

A commemorative statue at Wat Huai Tai Sai depicts Luangpor Thonsuk, a venerated monk who sits with closed eyes in a classical meditation pose exuding calmness and serenity. The statue is a magnificent tribute which rises within five mezzanine floors to dominate the temple. statue from mezzanine floors. Finally the highest level provides the best views but also a display of relics from other Buddhist cultures and other ornate displays.

outside the sixth level to see extensive views and the elaborately decorated bell shaped dome

Ma Chi Pram (Khun Lek) was our welcoming host who posed as a diminutive figure alongside the main statue. She says the size of the statue exceeds that of Huay Monghol, albeit without the expansive base of that better known monument. Khun Lek has been a resident at Huai Tai Sai for the past two years which was when the official opening of the temple took place. However the foundation was in 1967 on

32 Rai of Luangpor Dho’s parents land when a wooden Ubosot (ordination hall) was built over water where fish feeding (not fishing) is still available to visitors. The term Luangpor refers to an elder respected monk. Apart from a warm welcome, Khun Lek will suggest you spend 100 THB on a small bell to leave on the 6th floor next to the large bell shaped roof of temple and will explain the significance of which side of the surrounding external walkway you choose to hang your bell.

Our host is a diminuative figure (lower left corner) alongside the immense statue of Luangpor Thonsuk The north side is for work promotion, the east for good luck with money, the south for good health and the west side is for ‘nemesis redemption’; or perhaps keeping you safe from your fears. Climbing to the 6th level is not hard with each floor having access to an external 360 degree of the surrounding countryside from the ocean to the hills and giving a different view of the main

Wat Huai Sai Tai Where: Turn inland off the main Hua Hin to Cha-Am highway through an entry archway at the 205 kilometre marker; about 14 kilometres north from Hua Hin. After crossing the railway line the temple becomes visible on the left after another 200 metres. Open: Daylight hours everyday, although religious observances may restrict access on some days. Visitors should dress in a conservative way and respect the religious significance of the temple. Cost: There are no entrance fees although donations are always welcome.

The Mystical Giants of Puktien

Puktein Beach is about 18 kilometres North of Cha-Am (about 45 kilometres from Hua Hin) and part of the scenic route. There are many other attractions along this route if you wish to travel further.

Pisuea Samut beckoning her lover Phra Apai Mani Puktien is a famous place and very popular with Thai people, including groups of school children, wanting to discover the legend of Phra Aphai Mani, an epic 3,000 line story from one of Thailand’s greatest poets Sunthon Phu. The largest statue out to sea may be reached during low tide is that of Pisuea Samut, the Butterfly of the Sea, a giant who transformed herself into a woman when she fell in love with Phra Apai Mani, the eponymous hero of the poem. She is beckoning her lover Phra Apai Mani with an outstretched hand. These unique and mystical statues either on land, on rocky offshore islands or just standing in the water. They provide a real surprise for those who stumble across the beach without knowing what to expect. There’s an opportunity to sit under the shady trees to contemplate the legend or you can enjoy a seafood lunch at one of the many small restaurants or with some more luxury at the Puktien Cabana.

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You may find yourself virtually alone at this peaceful village setting unless there happens to be a visiting tour bus. This is a chance to see a different part of Thai culture and a very easy day trip. Where: Travel towards the beach from the traffic lights on Petchakasim Road in the centre of Cha-Am City.

Take the first turn left at the T junction after about 500 metres. Follow the distinctive signs showing the scenic route logo for the rest of the way.  There are signs steering you towards Puktien Beach as well as the frequent scenic route signs.

19 All Provinces Preparing for Cremation of the Late King

The Ministry of Interior is coordinating with all provinces to make preparations for the cremation of the late King Rama IX in October. The Mayor of Hua Hin has encouraged local people to join in these preparations Permanent Secretary for Interior Grisada Boonrach held a video conference with provincial governors nationwide to discuss various undertakings ahead of the royal cremation ceremony for His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on October 26th this year. According to the National News Bureau of Thailand, so far 878 venues have been prepared by the provinces for the royal function, which is to take place across the Kingdom. The venues include royal monasteries and other communal places that are easily accessible to mourners.  As a large number of people are participating in the making of artificial sandalwood flowers, the Permanent Secretary encouraged the provinces to incorporate their own symbolic flowers in the process. All the flowers will be gathered in Bangkok seven days before being used in the cremation.

The governors were also told to help promote the planting of marigold. The marigold symbolises His Majesty the King

Planting marigolds in Thailand is a way of earning more income for farmers because the planting period is as short as two months and the flowers can be used all year long. Hua Hin People Encouraged to Join Cremation Preparations The mayor of Hua Hin Mr. Nopporn Wutthikul has chaired a meeting about preparation and support of the crematory ceremony for His Majesty King Bhumibol. and the marigold, especially the Kaset type, can be used to decorate the King’s golden crematorium. The name of the marigold in Thai is Dow Reung and it is believed by Thai people those who have it at home will enjoy prosperity. Strong and durable, the marigold can grow no of weather conditions. The bud is circular and the petals are firmly attached with the marigold leaves and stem being long and slender.

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The municipal office is also encouraging local people to plant the marigold to decorate cremation sites, added Mr. Nopporn.

New Christian Group Founded in Hua Hin

The assistant to the Hua Hin mayor has recently established the Forget Me Not group, a new Christian group in Hua Hin available for Thais and foreigners.

According to Ms. Natthawan Mitdee, an assistant to the mayor of Hua Hin, the group, located at a house No. 136/359 in Soi 102 of Nong Kae Community, was founded by Thai women married to foreigners. The group is chaired by Mrs. Lek Modekasem, a Thai woman whose husband is American. There are now more 100 prospective Thai and foreign Members. The major aim of the Forget Me Not group is to unite members and encourage them to take part in Christian activities, including giving help to the community, especially the disadvantaged. The deputy mayor of Hua Hin Mr. Montree Chuphu, on behalf of the Hua Hin mayor, has chaired a general meeting of the ChaAm/Hua Hin Tourism Business Association at the Marrakesh Hua Hin Resort and Spa.

The main agenda of the meeting was to promote making Dok Mai Jan, a kind of wooden flower placed at cremation sites. The Hua Hin Municipality will invite a specialist who can make Dok Mai Jan to provide a course for anyone interested.

The group’s chairperson teaches Thai to foreigners and her husband is providing English classes to Thai children and adults. There are also classes in Thai and international cooking, traditional Thai massage, facial and hair beautification. Members also promote ethics according to the Bible. When they are together members remind each other of positive thinking, solidarity and unity. The group’s policy has recently been presented to the mayor of Hua Hin and the chief officer of the city’s local administration office. Mrs. Lek said that the Forget Me Not group was a Protestant Christians; however other Christians or people of other religions and beliefs are welcome to become members and join social activities.

Mr. Akkharawit Thephasit, the Hua Hin district chief and Commander in Chief of Thanarat Military Camp were in attendance..

The main objective of the meeting was to encourage the participants to think about and formulate a plan to promote tourism in Cha-Am and Hua Hin. Apart from the members of the Association, the chair Mrs. Wassana Srikanchana, the executive board members and advisors of the Association, the director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand in Hua Hin Mrs. Orasa Awuthkhom, the director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand in Prachuab Khirikhan 086-369-3604 HUA HIN TODAY, June 2017

20 Fun, Weird and Offbeat June Holidays

The month of June is full of fun, bizarre and offbeat holidays that you can celebrate, almost one for every day. Who even knew National Yo-Yo Day existed? June 7th: National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

June 15th: National Flip Flop Day

Your Country’s National Day

If you are not Thai then you will probably want to acknowledge your home country’s National Day in one way or another. Try to find a restaurant featuring the cuisine, and traditional activities familiar to you. However this month Icelandic food may be a challenge! In June there are four prominent National Days. National Day of Sweden - June 6th

This one speaks for itself. Feel free to dig into a pint of your favourite; if it’s not chocolate maybe chocolate chip or a waffle cone on this day.

Good for the beach or anywhere casual to keep the souls of your feet cool b ut with as little covering as possible. Some people call them thongs; but that’s a bit strange!

June 9th: Donald Duck’s Birthday

June 17th: Eat Your Vegetables Day

The National Day of Sweden is a holiday observed in Sweden every year. Prior to 1983, the day was celebrated as Svenskaflaggans dag (Swedish Flag Day) since the early twentieth and made National Holiday as late as 2004. For a long time Sweden was perhaps the only country in the world with no official national day, which may be fairly symptomatic of the Swedes’ skepticism of patriotic manifestations generally. Portugal Day - June 10th

Everyone’s favorite irate fowl debuted in the Silly Symphony cartoon ‘The Wise Little Hen’ on June 9th, 1934.

A good day to remind yourself to put down the steak and eat five veggies everyday.

June 10th: Ballpoint Pen Day, Iced Tea Day

June 26th: National Chocolate Pudding Day

Portugal’s National Day known as Dia de Portugal in the native tongue,commemorates the death of national literary icon Luís de Camões on 10thJune 1580. Camões is best known for his work on Lusiadas, the national epic poem of Portugal. Russia Day - June 12th

Two totally different June holidays celebrating cool things we take for granted.

Dig in and enjoy good, old-fashioned pudding like grandma used to make.

Russia Day is the national holiday of the Russian Federation. It has been celebrated every year since 1992. The First Congress of People’s Deputies of the Russian Federation adopted the Declaration of State Sovereignty of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic on June 12th, 1990. Originally named “Russian Independence Day,” marking both the day when Russia declared its independence from the Soviet Union and the day when, exactly one year later, Boris Yeltsin was elected the first president of the Russian Federation. However, the name was changed to “Russia Day” in 2002. Iceland National Day – June 17th Icelandic National Day is a holiday in Iceland and celebrates the day in 1944 that The Republic of Iceland was formed. The date was chosen because it is the birthday of Jón Sigurðsson, a major figure of Icelandic culture and the leader of the 19th century Icelandic independence movement. HUA HIN TODAY, June 2017


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24 Safe Highway U-Turns – ‘If U Don’t Know, Don’t Go’!

Anyone who has spent time on the roads of Thailand would have seen an ‘Accident Ahead’ sign which probably resulted in a wry smile; understanding this is a hazard warning rather than a dire prediction. The Golden Rule

Unless you are absolutely sure that you can complete the U-Turn in safety, Don’t Go! Do you really know what’s coming?

Large Vehicles However U-Turns on major highways are a real predictor of an awaiting accident. Negotiating U-turns on the highways of Thailand have a major impact on the horrific road fatality statistics of the Kingdom. Thailand’s already dismal road safety record sank to new lows over the 2017 New Year holiday as more than 400 people lost their lives in traffic accidents. In all, 426 people died on Thailand’s road between December 29th and January 3rd up from 340 for same period last year. Featuring as the world’s second highest country (behind Libya) for road fatalities per head of population, means that almost three people die on Thailand’s roads every hour. Road safety remains one of Thailand’s greatest public health challenges.

With U-Turn lanes usually accommodating traffic travelling in both directions, clear vision of oncoming vehicles may be blocked when both turning lanes are occupied. Additionally vehicles may be in the ‘shadow’ of a vehicle in another lane. Clearly seeing oncoming vehicles is not always easy but vital. If you can’t see what is coming there is no choice but to wait, despite the urging of those behind you. Becoming a ‘lane creeper’ means there’s every chance that a vehicle which has not adopted a defensive mode will be unable to avoid impact on the way through. Arrival time of oncoming vehicles

As far as we are aware there are no specific statistics about fatalities or other serious crashes relating to highway U-Turns, but it’s a fair guess to say they are very significant. With underpasses or overpasses being few and far between in our region, getting to your destination on the other side of a highway means negotiating a U-Turn. A prime example is the highway between Hua Hin and Cha-Am. Frequent commuters on this stretch of six lane highway will know this as a relatively straight road with a good surface. At last count there were 14 designated U-Turns from the airport overpass heading north until Cha-Am. That means 14 ‘accident ahead’ zones with far too many crashes on this main link between the two towns. With continuing growth of condo and resort developments on both sides of this highway so the hazards increase. Imagine if (or when) 6,500 vehicles from ‘The Energy’ returning to Bangkok all need to make a U-Turn after a holiday weekend!

So Why Are U-Turns So Dangerous? This is because there is a genuine risk of the vehicle making the turn being hit by on-coming traffic. Not only being hit, but being hit at speed! Crashes in built-up areas at low speeds still have risks to life and limb, but when vehicles on highways are travelling at speeds well in excess of the 90 km per hour legal limit, crashes are likely to result in disaster. The highway U-Turn is an unfamiliar traffic hazard for many foreign drivers to carefully consider. In line with an April televised message from the Prime Minister suggesting that more information be provided about how to stay safe on Thai road rather than just dwelling on the problems; here are some of the ways you can consider U-Turn safety. HUA HIN TODAY, June 2017

An old pick-up is travelling against on-coming traffic

A bus or large truck occupies a considerable amount of the road on both side of the carriageway when turning. Lanes can be blocked by the large vehicle trying to complete the manoeuvre.

Both the cyclist and motor cyclist are risking tragedy

Look ahead and consider a lane change well before the U-Turn when a large vehicle will clearly have a wide turning circle and use the lane you are occupying, Doubling Up You cannot change lanes alongside the turning lane but this is also not wise well before entering the crash avoidance zone. At any time on the highway you should know if urgent lane changes can be safely executed. Always know the position of vehicles next to your lane.

Estimating the speed of oncoming vehicles can be difficult.  Research has demonstrated that individuals gauge the time-to-passage of smaller vehicles (including motor cycles) less accurately than larger vehicles. Night time estimates are also problematic. Research also indicated that older drivers feel the need for a larger gap than did younger drivers. However one alarming finding was that older drivers’ estimates of the minimum safe gap deteriorated when the speed of the oncoming vehicle increased. Younger drivers lengthened the gap as closing speed increased. However a serious problem is that many young drivers have little or no experience when they start driving and take too many risks! A likely corollary is that being older and inexperienced (especially with motorbikes) is double jeopardy.

Road rage is never a good response to traffic issues, but when you are waiting for your turn and another vehicle ignores the turning lane and swings in front of you, it’s hard to resist. Our only advice is to stay cool and maintain a defensive, non-aggressive approach. Chances are these drivers will become another statistic before too long.

“Self-awareness is the best form of accident prevention” – Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha

Our photo shows a sedan, pick-up and motor cycle all ready to turn at the same time, a scenario that can cause drama. Choosing a Lane

Lane Encroachment

A serious problem is that for many impatience kicks in when vehicles have their vision of oncoming traffic blocked. Then drivers creep forward into the lane of oncoming vehicles with tragic consequences. When approaching a busy or congested U-Turn it’s wise to anticipate ‘lane creep’.

If you are just completing a U-Turn or intending to cross all lanes and exit, be decisive and plan your vehicle’s position well in advance. Indecisive lane choice is another cause of accidents.

Choosing a lane is important for either completing a U-Turn or just passing through. If you are passing through, chances are that the middle lane will be the best option. This is to avoid those who may ‘creep’ into the outer lane. It is also common for markets to be near the inner lane with vehicles blocking or entering the inner lane and traffic (not just motor bikes) going against the flow.

Often drivers say after a crash “All of a sudden they were in front of me, I had no warning!” These drivers were probably not driving defensively or looking for hazards that could enter their crash avoidance zone. When approaching a U-Turn there is a yellow and black sign just before the turning lane. This is a warning that you are entering a crash avoidance zone and is your chance to survey the situation and to make choices. Making choices includes speed, lane positioning and ensuring that you are in a defensive mode. Whether you have right of way or not; crash avoidance should be your focus. The key to defensive driving is anticipation. The best way to anticipate is to ensure there is enough time to react and to make the safest decision.


26 Catch More Than a Minivan at Soi 51

If you are looking for an area to eat in Hua Hin that is not on the regular tourist map, head for the corner of Naebkehart Road and Soi 51. Soi 51, now the home of the minivan depot, has always had a multitude of food options. This is very much a Hua Hin locals’ haunt. The daytime sees Som Tam Thanon Tok, a well-known Isaan restaurant, with queues of people waiting to taste their Som Tam or grilled meats on weekends. Service is fast, so you’ll never wait long; it’s a must try. Just around the corner on Naebkehart are two other Hua Hin food institutions: Baan Thong Kham, doing traditional Isaan food and Ratama known for it’s duck; Pet Peloe is it’s specialty. Two popular places from morning to night

are Icy Beans, with their extensive icy drinks list, a menu of rice, noodles and spaghetti, plus the quirky Gallery Drip Coffee, where you can have all day brunch, or just a great cup of coffee. The area really hots up as the sun sets with street food favourites of Guay Tiaw Moo, a Chinese style noodle soup with a rich, fragrant broth, and Kha Moo, a beautifully succulent stewed pork knuckle. There’s also Cooking Mama, with their retro fitout,

which does a simple, yet tasty Thai menu, or try something from one of the popup street food stalls. If sweets are your thing, try Roti Gu, who do simply amazing things with Roti; traditional style or paper thin and crispy with condensed milk and chocolate - delectable! Milkman, a real local favourite, offers every possible variation on beverages with milk as well as desserts. If you are in the mood for beer or a wine, try the newly opened Le La Moon. With its indoor and outdoor seating, you can order some drinking food, relax and listen to live music or watch international football on the big screen. This area has everything; for Sushi, try Ninja Sushi; Swedish, try Tre Kronor; if burgers are your thing, there’s Burger 31. There are plenty of seaside locations as well like

CoCo 51 and Living Room; both are perfect places to unwind, eat and enjoy the Hua Hin coastline. There are late night venues where the younger crowd hang out, like Rungthor with their icy cold beers, to live music venues like Maquid and InFin, with vibes playing late into the night. Take the time to walk around this area and see what it has to offer. From an early morning coffee to late night fun, this area has it all.

Mister National Universe 2017 is coming to Hua Hin

Where Pageantry Meets Luxury - the 2017 Mister National Universe is coming this month with events in both Hua Hin and Bangkok Twenty five men, each representing their own country, are coming to Thailand to compete for the title of Mister National Universe after winning their own national pageant.

June 7th is the official photo shoot day where the men will be photographed in sport and formal wear and then they head to the Vana Nava Water Jungle to engage in some water fun.

A grand opening party will take place on June 6th at True Arena where Honorary Chairman, his Excellency Khun Suwat Liptapanlop will give an opening speech and present a sash to each contestant.

June 8th sees the men at the Blúport Resort Mall where the National Costume competition will take place. Free of charge to the public the competition will choose the top 3 winners who will then go on to compete at the final night in Bangkok.

During the day of June 9th the men will head to True Arena Hua Hin for a day of sports activity. Later that evening a party will be held at Electric Mango, where the swimsuit competition will take place along with a Resort wear fashion show with both male and female models. A DJ will top out the evening to keep the party going. This event is open to the public with a small ticket charge. Sandwiched in between these events the men will visit Ratchapakdi Park, the Night Market, Rescue Paws Dog Rescue Centre as well as other venues in and around Hua Hin. At the conclusion of event, the grand finale will take place in Bangkok on 13th June, HUA HIN TODAY, June 2017

Honorary Chairwoman, Khun Sumanee Guna Kasem will give the opening speech and Celebrity Judges will make the big decisions. The judges include;K Watanyoo Mungmai, K. Ornapa Krisadee, K. Chuchai Chailitilert, K. Varayuth Milintachinda, K. Vachini Krairiksh Venvell, K. Num Prasert, K. Akaraj Youbumrung & K. Jack Fenix. The goal of the pageant is to further cultural understandings and promote tourism within the kingdom. The pageant is being produced by HOT Hua Hin Co. Ltd. For more information contact Russ Downing, 084 387 5699 or




30 Malaysia’s Historic City of Melaka; It’s Not Malacca! On 3rd May this year, the state government declared that the English name for the state and city is Melaka, rather than the commonly used Malacca.

Now stroll up St. Paul’s Hill and wander among the majestic trees and historical remnants around St Francis Xavier Church. Here, you can almost imagine the glories and miseries of the besieged lives of the Portuguese all those years ago, there are great views at the top. Melaka is the centre of Pernanakan culture. When Chinese settlers arrived as miners, traders and coolies they took local brides. Visit the Baba and Nyonya Peranakan Museum with a guided tour and the oldest Chinese Temple in Malaysia; Cheng Hoon Teng.

Melaka is a rewarding and easy city to explore, it is only about 21/2 hours by bus from both of the Malaysian capital’s airports. Melaka is an ideal weekend break from Thailand. It’s location is in the middle of major trading routes, making it an ideal port.

The river has a pleasant walkway with numerous restaurants or take boat trip.

This charming city is a UNESCO world heritage site, with a rich trading history and multicultural heritage. The original town is steeped in history, a fusion of cultures, a riot of architectural styles, a kaleidoscope of foods to sample, museums and art galleries by the dozen, all within a walk or trishaw ride, attaining UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, you are spoilt for choice.

The Cheng Ho museum The Portuguese Fort – ‘A Famosa’ (The Famous), the oldest surviving European architecture

A replica of the Flor de la Mar, a Portuguese ship said to have been carrying loot plundered from Melaka when it sank soon after departing.

Glitzy motorised trishaws are available to hire; the music and fake flower décor are free.

First a brief history; Melaka was founded by Parameswara, a Malay Sultan who was also called the last Raja of Singapura (Singapore) following a Majapahit attack in 1377. Admiral Chengo Ho a Muslim from China visited with gifts in the mid-15th Century and trade intensified. In August 1511 the Portuguese arriving from Goa India, conquering the town. In 1641, the Dutch defeated the Portuguese and captured Melaka, with the help of the Sultan of Johore. The Dutch ruled Melaka from 1641 to 1798. Melaka was ceded to the  British  in the  AngloDutch Treaty of 1824 and was under British rule as part of the Straits Settlements (including Singapore and Penang) until Japanese occupation during World War 11 from 1942-1945. HUA HIN TODAY, June 2017

A typical ornate Guesthouse These countries have left an indelible mark on the city’s architecture food and customs. While under the British, Melaka was part of the Straits Settlement which incuded Penang and Singapore. To take in the city sights start at Dutch Stadhuys, the 1650 Dutch Governor’s residence which is unmistakable in the centre of old Melaka. The building is now a museum Nearby is a fountain dedicated to British Queen Victoria, and the Christ Church was built between 1741 and 1753, built with Dutch bricks well worth a peep inside.

At night, head for the centre of China Town. Jonker Street has a great night market and local food delicacies. Recently, many hip cafes and restaurants have opened here. On Sundays there is an eclectic antique and curio market. Travel Information A great website with map of Melaka can be referenced at: No Visas Required for Thais or Westerners. Frequent flights from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur International and Kuala Lumpur Low Cost Centre. Buses from either KL airports to Melaka are frequent and take around 2.5-3 hours. Accommodation to suit all budgets can be found at convenient locations. The author stayed at: Baba House; an authentic central Peranakan house for 125 Malaysian Ringits (around 1000 THB) per night in a double room with breakfast.



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Property Sector Welcomes 99-year Leases

The private sector has expressed support for the government’s plan to extend long-term 99-year land leases to foreign investors. Suphin Mechuchep, the managing director of the property agency Jones Lang Lasalle (Thailand), agreed recently that the plan would boost foreign investors’ confidence to expand property investments in the special zones. The government’s plan would extend leaseholds in the special economic zones of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) from 30 to 99 years, with an initial lease of up to 50 years and a renewal of up to 49 years. Thai Condominium Association president Prasert Taedullayasatit “If the government opens up the opportunity for foreign buyers to hold residential leases for up to 99 years, like Singapore and Malaysia do, it will boost residential demand, as the country is the gateway to the ASEAN Economic Community [AEC],” said Thai Condominium Association president Prasert Taedullayasatit, who is also president of Premium Market at Pruksa Real Estate Plc. He said longer lease contracts for both residential and commercial property were better for businesses because foreign investors would have confidence to expand on investments in Thailand. “Although the current law allows a 30-year lease contract and a renewal for another 30 years, long-term leases are more reassuring for foreign investors,” he said.

When foreign investors have leasehold contracts for only 30 years, they are concerned about the future even though landowners may promise them that they can renew for another 30 years, real estate experts have said. There is always uncertainty because of the possibility that landowners will change their mind |in the interim period. Issara Boonyong, chief executive officer of Kanda Group and an adviser of the Business Housing Association, said the extended leasehold contracts from 30 years to be 99 years, which is limited to the EEC zones, would be seen by foreign investors as a key reason to expand their investments. It will not have any effect on local investors because the leaseholds would not involve the sale of land to foreigners, Issara said. However, Issara warned that conditions attached to the leases in regard to what foreigners are permitted to do must be clarified. – The Nation

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353 Veranda to Build Condo Complex at Khao Takiab

Hotel and residential developer Veranda Resort and Spa Co will launch a high-end condo project worth 2.5 billion THB in Hua Hin to absorb demand for beachfront condos where supply is limited. Veranda president Verawat Ongvasith said the company bought a 14 Rai site with a 40 metre beachfront near Khao Takiab last year to develop a low-rise condo project with five buildings and a total of 263 units. Aartist’s rendering of the planned Veranda complex at Khao Takiab “Land plots with the beachfront area in Hua Hin for new property development are very rare, while condo demand in beachfront locations is strong,” Verawat said.

“We are confident to have sales of 80-90% by the end of next year.” Aliwassa Pathnadabutr, managing director of property consultant CBRE Thailand, said there were only two new villa projects with unit prices from 30 million baht newly launched in Hua Hin last year. Meanwhile, no condo supply has been newly launched either on or near Hua Hin beach since 2013. The outstanding amount numbers about 9,900 units with a take-up rate of 80%.

“If there will be any transaction of beachfront land plots in Hua Hin, the price will reach 70-80 million THB per Rai,” Aliwassa said. “With limited land supply, new condo development will be in the high-end segment.”

Verawat said Veranda will develop a boutique hotel on the same plot of the Khao Takiab site with two four-story buildings and 39 rooms, aiming to add hospitality and property management services to the residential project.

The new condo project, called Veranda Residence Hua Hin, will have fully furnished units from 3.9 million THB.

The group now has five hotels with revenue growth of 10% last year. The properties include the 130-room Veranda Resort Hua Hin. – Bangkok Post

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375 Researchers Succeed in Creating Artificial Mangroves Thai researchers have succeeded in creating a substitute for mangroves to slow down coastal erosion and restore marine life.

Russian Arrivals Rebound in 2017

Russian tourist arrivals to Thailand have continued to rebound in 2017, as the Russian ruble stays stable compared with other world currencies, including the Thai baht.In short, Russia’s long recession is officially over, reports Bloomberg. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) office in Moscow does not expect Russian arrivals to the Kingdom to decrease after the success of 2016. Last year, Thailand welcomed more than one million tourists from Russia. The growth of Russian tourist arrivals to Thailand depends on the economic situation in Russia and the strength of the ruble to major world currencies. Right now the number of tourists is growing; in January-February, growth of 33% was recorded.

Researcher, Thanadon Sattabongkot said this week that it took his team eight years to develop the replacement for natural mangroves with a demonstrated ability to

speed up the accumulation of coastal soil to foster the growth of mangrove forests. The project began in 2007. Made from eco-friendly materials such as wood composites and natural rubber wood, the mangroves substitute can yield tangible results within four months of installation, and can last for up to 10 years. The means of substituting for mangroves is now one of 56 innovations registered with the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA). National News Bureau of Thailand

According to Thai Department of Tourism records, January-February 2016 saw 248,947 arrivals to Thailand from Russia. At least one million tourist arrivals from Russia are anticipated in 2017, providing the economic situation in the country remains favorable. To support arrivals growth, the TAT is planning to continue close cooperation with Russian tour companies, including financial and marketing support. In 2017, the TAT also aims to promote various spheres of niche tourism, including segments such as sports, weddings and honeymoons, health and recreation, active and luxury tourism.

The TAT will also promote family tourism, which is the key segment in the Russian market. Thai tourism authorities would like to lure more Russian families to the Eastern seaboard. Russian travel agencies have already announced plans to keep maintain charter flights to Thailand during the green season (May-Oct), thus providing one of the key foundations for affordable tours throughout the year. According to TAT statistics, last year more Russians traveled to Thailand during the green season than before. In 2016, some 68% of Russian tourists visited Thailand in winter and 32% in summer. In 2015, the distribution rate was 90% versus 10%.

Working in Thailand – When and Where to Apply for the Non-Immigrant ‘B’ Visa and the Work Permit APPLYING OUTSIDE THAILAND First Step: Non-Immigrant ‘B’ Visa The condition for applying for a Type ‘B’ Visa at the Thai Embassy, within your Own Country, in compliance with Thai Immigration Regulations, the Applicant needs to submit a W.P.3 to the Embassy. To apply for a W.P.3, the Employer is responsible for applying on behalf of the Applicant while the Applicant remains outside of Thailand. Once this document has been received by the Employer from the Ministry of Labour, it will only be valid for 30 days. The Employer will, therefore, apply for the W.P.3 30 days before the Applicant next comes to Thailand.

Once the Employer receives the papers they will send the WP3 together with the Company Documents of the Employer to the Applicant via the Postal Service. The Applicant is then required to take the document to the Thai Embassy in their own Country to apply for the Type’ ‘B Visa. Second Step: Work Permit When the Applicant arrives in Thailand, the Applicant will apply for the Work Permit by submitting Application and documentation required as stated below to the Labour Department. After approval of the Labour Department the Applicant will receive the Work Permit.

APPLYING INSIDE THAILAND First Step: Non-Immigrant ‘B’ Visa After arriving in Thailand and obtaining the 30 Day Transit Stamp or Tourist Visa, the Applicant needs to go to the Employer, who will then complete the necessary Immigration Forms to apply for a Change of Visa Status to a Non Immigrant ‘B’ Visa, which is required to work in Thailand. The Application Forms will be submitted to the Local Immigration Office, who will check all the details. Once everything is satisfactory, the Immigration Office will forward everything on to the Main Immigration Office in Bangkok for consideration. This will take approximately 14 days. Once the approval has been received you will need to go to the Immigration Department for the 90 day Non Immigrant ‘B’ Visa to be stamped in your Passport. Within the last 30 days of the 90 day Visa expiring the Employee will then apply for the Visa to be extended for 1 year. Second Step: Work Permit The same as Second Step of Applying Outside Thailand Documentation Required The documentation required from the Applicant when applying for a Work Permit is as follows: 1 Copy of Education Certificates

2 The Curriculum Vitae or Resume 3 Here address in Sweden 4 Photographs (Size 3.5 x 4.5 cm) which must be taken in the last 6 months 5 Marriage Certificate 6 Birth Certificates of any Children they have 7 Medical Certificate (apply in Thailand) to certify the Applicants do not suffer from the following: Insanity, Mentally Sick, Leprosy, Tuberculosis, Drug Addiction, Alcoholism, Elephantiasis or Tertiary Syphilis. 8 The Employer’s Company Documents, eg, Company Certificate, Shareholder List, Corporate Tax Receipt, Company Employee List, Social Fund Receipt and Company Balance Sheet. © Jatupon Cherbangkaew Executive Partner / Lawyer Website : email: Mobile: +66 (0)92 427 3344

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‘Rhodes Rules School’ Questions & Answers For golfers of all abilities who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of the Rules of Golf; provided by Rules guru and author Barry Rhodes. Each month 5 new Questions & Answers will be shown; here are numbers 46 - 50.

The Thailand Open 2017 Rejoining the Asian Tour The Thailand Open has rejoined the Asian Tour after an eight-year hiatus. Thailand’s national championship, which dates back to 1965, was held this year at Bangkok’s Thai Country Club from May 18-21 with a prize fund of US $300,000. The 2016 Asian Tour number one Australia’s Scott Hend and Thai stars Kiradech Aphibarnrat and local favorite Thongchai Jaidee headlined the event. Talented youngsters Jazz Janewattananond, Poom Saksansin, Thitiphun Chuayprakong, Natipong Srithong and Danthai Boonma, who are all Asian Tour champions also featured along with David Lipsky of the United States, Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand and Jeev Milkha Singh, Shiv Kapur, Gaganjeet Bhullar of India and Gavin Green of Malaysia.

TRUE or FALSE? Question 46 A player removes a broken tee touching his ball on the putting green causing the ball to move. There is a penalty of one stroke and the ball must be replaced. True or False? Answer: False. Rule 18-2. Note: There is no penalty if a player accidentally causes his ball to move in removing a movable obstruction. Question 47 A player may have the flagstick attended even if his ball is not on the putting green. True or False? Answer: True. Rule 17-1. Note: Before making a stroke from anywhere on the course, the player may have the flagstick attended, removed or held up. Question 48 A wooden match is a loose impediment. True or False? Answer: False. Definition of Loose Impediments. Note: A wooden match is artificial and is therefore an obstruction. Question 49 In stroke play, a player removes grass clippings and pine cones from the vicinity of his ball lying in the rough. He is penalised two strokes. True or False?

However young Thai Rattanon Wannasrichan completed a sensational wire-to-wire victory at the Thailand Open, closing with a four-under-par 67 to win by two shots for his maiden Asian Tour success. The baby-faced 21-year-old, who held a one-shot lead heading into the final round, kept his composure to return with a round of five birdies against one bogey and a winning total of 21-under-par 263 at the Thai Country Club. “I am very happy to win my first Asian Tour title at my own National Open! I played solid again today and just focused shot by shot. Nothing different from the last three rounds; I waited five years (since turning professional in 2012) for this win. I am really proud of myself. I finally proved that I can do it. “, said Wannasrichan.

Question 50 If a player is not sure whether a long blade of grass, a divot, a twig or other such natural object growing through the green is loose or attached she may move the object to the extent necessary to be certain. True or False? Answer: True. Decision 13-2/26. Note: A player is entitled to move a natural object for the specific purpose of determining whether the object is loose, providing that in doing so the object does not then become detached and it is returned to its original position before the next stroke. The above content has been provided to Hua Hin Today by Barry Rhodes ©2016 and may not be copied without permission. The answers to the questions have been referenced to the Rules of Golf 2016 ©2015 and the Decisions on the Rules of Golf 20162017 ©2015, as approved by R&A Rules Limited and The United States Golf Association. The answers do not carry the official approval of the R&A or USGA. Check out

Opening Hua Hin’s Summer Season of Tennis Hua Hin’s 2017 summer season of tennis is officially open with a ceremony taking place prior to the final of the first of the International Tennis Federation sanctioned 15 professional tennis tournaments at True Arena Hua Hin.

Thailand overcame Ling Zhang (right) from Hong Kong, 6-1,7-5 in the finals of the first ladies event.

Despite stumbling with a bogey on the last, Rattanon managed to hold off the combined challenges from Indian duo Shiv Kapur and Gaganjeet Bhullar, who settled for second place. “The Thailand Open is one of the oldest national championships in Asia and Asian Tour CEO Josh Burack said in a statement “we are excited to welcome the prestigious tournament back into our fold.” The Thailand Open was last sanctioned by the Asian Tour in 2009, when it was won by India’s Jyoti Randhawa.

Suwat Liptapanlop, Past President of the Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand opening the Season This season is the Cal-Comp & XYZ printing ITF Pro Circuit 2017 which now continues until December this year. Hosted by the True Arena Hua Hin Sports Complex, the event is sponsored by CalComp Electronics (Thailand) PCL and XYZ printing, together with other Thai sponsors. True Arena Hua Hin features an international standard tennis facility with an amphitheatre main court providing an identical surface to the Road Laver Arena, home of the Grand Slam Australian Open. The series kicked off with a ladies tournament of 32 contestants representing Japan, India, South Korea, Belgium, Australia, Hong Kong, Taipei, China, France, Britain as well eleven Thai competitors. Patcharin Cheapchandej  (left) from HUA HIN TODAY, June 2017

Answer: False. Rule 23-1. Note: Any loose impediment may be removed without penalty, except when both the loose impediment and the ball lie in or touch the same hazard.

The series serves as a developmental pathway to the world of professional arenas, such as the Women’s Tennis Association Tour and the ATP Challenger Tour for male players. This is an opportunity for Thai players to compete with other talented foreign players to develop their skills and experience, helping them to succeed in a career. The competitions comprise six men’s matches and six women’s matches with a cash prize of USD 15,000 per match, as well as three women’s matches with a cash prize of USD 25,000 per match. The event will significantly promote Hua Hin as an international sports tourism destination with a free spectator exper- ience of great tennis at a great venue on offer. www.


10 42 Jazz Calls the Tune as Thai Stars Dominate MENA Tour’s MahaSamutr Masters

Sponsored by MahaSamutr Country Club Hua Hin, the first event on the MENA tour’s 2017 Thailand swing saw 139 players from 26 countries, battle for honours at Banyan Golf Club.

Winner Jazz Janewattananond with Veeranat Limprasutr, head of business development and director of operations at MahaSamutr Country Club Hua Hin, Stacey Walton, general manager of Banyan Golf Club, Pasan Teparak, patron of the MENA Tour, Khun Jay Thongyai, commissioner of All Thailand Golf Tour, and Mohamed Juma Buamaim, chairman of the MENA Tour Jazz Janewattananond held his nerve to hold off a spirited charge by fellow Thai professional Varanyu Rattanaphaibulkij. Starting the final round tied for the lead with France’s Lionel Weber, Janewattananond closed with a level-par 72, forcing a sudden-death playoff which he won with a birdie on the first extra hole, becoming the first Thai player to win a MENA Tour event. A good four shots off the pace overnight, Rattanaphaibulkij produced a bogey-free 68, highlighted by an eagle on the par-5, third, but his scintillating final-round charge fell agonisingly short

Winner Jazz Janewattana tees off at the 10th, sinks a clutch putt at the 18th, then claims the trophy after a first play-off hole birdie. Janewattananond broke free early, making three birdies in four holes after opening with a bogey and was able to keep his nose ahead for much of the day, but two bogeys on the back nine prevented him from settling the issue in regulation play. “Very happy to win my first event on the MENA Tour. It was quite windy out there and there was a bit more pressure playing a two-ball, a bit like match-play,” said Janewattananond. Thai stars completed their domination of the tournament, when Worathon Zeng took the amateur division honours. The cut was made at four-over 148 with 44 professionals and 10 amateurs making it to the final round, including rising teen-star Victoria Tip-Aucha created history as the first woman to play on the MENA Tour.

Born and brought up in the United States, the 15-year-old Victoria, of Thai heritage, has a string of firsts in the junior golf circuits both in the US and Thailand. An initiative of the Shaikh Maktoum Golf Foundation, the MENA (Middle East & North Africa) Golf Tour was created in 2011 with the aim of developing golf in the region. It is affiliated to R&A and the Arab Golf Federation and enjoys Official World Golf Ranking status. A guaranteed spot on the PGA Tour’s 2018 DEAN & DELUCA Invitational (for the MENA Tour champion) and multiple European Tour starts are some of the added incentives that await MENA Tour members.

Showing Off Sansara @ Black Mountain

Hans Van Steertegem, the General Manager of the Sansara 50+ lifestyle project is showing off. He’s showing off the recently opened Sansara Sales Gallery with display homes now open for inspection. We joined a host of property agents, prospective residents and Black Mountain Members to a presentation from Sansara staff and a tour of the Pool Villa and Apartment display homes which offered that reality. At the Sansara Sales Gallery you’ll learn about a vision of the Sansara community and about what security means from a practical, lifestyle, services and financial perspective. You’ll also see the design and quality of these spacious luxury homes.

Views from the display Pool Villa with the golf course beckoning Open living spaces on display “Love the life you live, live the life you love” is a Bob Marley quote you’ll see mentioned in Sansara promotional material. Other quotes from this iconic singer-songwriter could also apply, for example: “Wake up and live!” or perhaps “Don’t worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright.”

The Sansara Sales Gallery if now open 7 days a week from 9 AM to 6 PM

Sansara believes that being 50+ is the time to live life to the full, being free to enjoy life’s luxuries without worries. This means experiencing a sense of community and security with an active and rewarding lifestyle without compromise.

GM Hans with a lucky drawer prize winner This Gallery shows off all that Sansara has to offer and is this is where you can take your time to soak in the ambience and imagine living in your new retirement home alongside the Black Mountain Golf Course. An eager audience at the Sales Gallery opening HUA HIN TODAY, June 2017

‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ may be true, but what also true is that ‘the real thing is worth a thousand pictures’.

You’ll find all the information and pictures of what Sansara is about by visiting the very informative website www.sansara. asia or contact: Telephone +66 63 268 0088 Email  Facebook  But as we have suggested, the real thing is always much revealing than words and pictures and that’s the best reason to visit the Sansara Sales Gallery. Just follow the signs as you approach the Black Mountain Golf Course; it’s easy to find and easy to see why Sansara is showing off!




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This is a unique, four-hour dining journey on the soft sands, allowing guests to sample the cuisine of all five leading luxury resorts. Every course will be prepared by expert chefs and perfectly paired with fine wines from Hua Hin’s renowned vineyard Monsoon Valley.

Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa will be presenting the first main course, a fillet of sea bass with crispy bacon and truffle potato mousseline, before a short stroll to Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin for the second main dish; slow-cooked beef short rib with German spätzle pasta.

The journey will start at 5 PM at the Hyatt Regency Hua Hin with an exquisite starter of fresh Hua Hin scallops and smoked snapper followed by guests making their way to InterContinental Hua Hin Resort for the second starter of spinach cannelloni with braised cinnamon lamb loin.

The five-course feast then concludes at Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa with a delightful dessert of tap sakae coconut parfait and raspberries. Between courses, guests will have ample time to stroll along the beach with the soft white sand between their toes, enjoying the magical evening ambience. Alternatively, transport is offered between the resorts. ‘Dine Along the Beach’ will take place every first week of the month until September @ 2499 THB net per person (Including wine and beverages). Reserve your place for this incredible culinary event; email huahin.regency@ or tel. 032-521 -234.

Welcome drink & 1st Starter (5.00 pm - 5.30 pm) Hua Hin scallops, smoked snapper, beetroot salad tarter horseradish crème fraîche, sieved egg, brezel chips Monsoon Valley, Blanc de Blancs Brut, NV

2nd Starter (6.00 pm – 6.30 pm) Spinach cannelloni, stuffed with braised cinnamon lamb loin madeira reduction, crumbled goat cheese Monsoon Valley, White Shiraz, 2016

1st Main Course (7.00 pm – 7.30 pm) Fillet of sea bass, crispy bacon, truffle potato mousseline parsley emulsion, black tuille Monsoon Valley, Colombard, 2016

2nd Main Course (7.45 pm – 8.15 pm) Slow cooked beef short rib, German spätzle pasta, baby vegetables, mushrooms Monsoon Valley, Shiraz, 2015

Dessert & Farewell (8.30 pm – 9.00 pm) Tap sakae coconut parfait, raspberry “Bavarian style”, lime sauce Monsoon Valley, Chenin Blanc, 2016

‘Introducing the five Executive Chefs’ see - Page 3

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2 46 How to Continue the Legacy of Lizzy’s Multi-Culti Club? On Saturday January 28th Lizzy Ginsel, the ‘Grande Dame’ of Hua Hin, hosted her iconic Multi-Culti Club (MCC) monthly dinner.  After 4 years of masterminding these events, it was sadly announced this was her finale. Lizzy is certainly multicultural. She was born and raised in Jayapura, the provincial capital of Papua Indonesia while it was an overseas territory  of the  Netherlands. Transition from colonial rule towards integration with Indonesia was a troubled time which meant that many fled to other countries with Lizzy travelling to the Netherlands and then to Zurich in Switzerland. Dutch, German and Swiss influences and languages are a big part of her background but also a desire to embrace other cultures, most recently during her past ten years in Thailand.

Lizzy is stepping back from the limelight What had begun as Swiss or German evenings back in 2009 evolved over the years into a celebration of an international community which is part of the character of Hua Hin. These events reject a tendency for national groups to isolate themselves from the broader community. Lizzy knows that isolated ex-pats are lonely ex-pats. The philosophy that Lizzy expands is that to successfully live here as an ex-pat means embracing diversity by mingling and socialising with all nationalities and very importantly Thai people. MCC events were always attended by a smorgasbord of nationalities with many influential Thai community members each month.

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Apart from providing an occasion for all nationalities to gather together, raising money for charity was a big part of the MCC scene. Collaboration with Andrew Stocks, the founder of the Power of Love Church, lead to a focus on funding to build the Church Children’s Home, a mission accomplished. Andrew says that Lizzy was one of the kindest people that he has known and he knows many. “Lizzy, you did a wonderful job, we love you, and we will never forget you. There will never be another Queen of people’s hearts like you in Hua Hin”.

address book of some 7,000 names will be accustomed to regular invitations, event promotions and other local news. This is a thinly disguised but successful strategy to promote her charity agenda, with an expectation of charity support from those being promoted. The era of MCC events with Lizzy at the helm may be over, but there are many who are calling for more. Lizzy is stepping out of the limelight after a personal health scare. She is no longer as steady on her feet; or multi-coloured toenails and won’t be quite as ‘bizzy’ or as ‘dizzy’ anymore! It’s unlikely that the flamboyant, exuberant and somewhat outrageous personality will really disappear or that her colorful persona won’t be seen around town. But there is also a sense that a personal mission has been accomplished.

Enjoying the Multi-Culti Club Scene

“I’ve reached my goal, I brought all farangs together with Thai people, oh how wonderful! We live together, why not hand in hand?” 

There has also been support for the RICD wheelchair project and responses to a wide range of other individual pleas for help. Lizzy is also known for her support of the lesbian,  gay, bisexual and transgender community, as she says “In Hua Hin we have many lovely gays”, a sentiment which echoes her non-discriminatory attitudes. Anyone who is included in Lizzy’s email

It’s time for someone to step forward to honour Lizzy’s MCC legacy; the question is …... WHO?

Seen recently mingling with somwe important people.

Lizzy as a ‘Diva’ in an earlier life

To message Lizzy email For her urgent SMS hotline, 081 382 0847 (a silent line so no voice calls).

473 Introducing Five Executive Chefs Ready for you To ‘Dine at the Beach’

The five Executive Chefs to ensure that ‘Dine On The Beach’ (page 1) is a gourmet’s delight each have a wealth of experience at some of the most acclaimed restaurants from around the world. Here’s just a brief introduction to each chef followed by their outstanding culinary item from the menu. Chef Christoph Trocker, Executive Chef Hyatt Regency Hua Hin & The Barai

Bermuda, New York and Dubai. Hew He has also worked as chef de cuisine for the cruise ship The World, an exclusive residential community at sea. Before joining InterContinental Hua Hin Resort, Chef Riccardo contributed his skill and artistry at the InterContinental Bali resort, where he was executive sous chef for two and onehalf years. He joined InterContinental Hua Hin Resort as executive chef in February 2016. Hailing from Austria, Chef Christoph Trocker began his culinary journey 23 years ago. His vast experience and multicultural learning was garnered from countries such as Switzerland, Austria and Germany. In 2004, he moved to Dubai and worked at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel where he was appointed Chef De Cuisine.

Spinach Cannelloni, stuffed with braised cinnamon lamb loin, Madeira reduction, crumbled goat cheese

Chef Mario Hofmann, Executive Chef, Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa

With an eager desire to form new experiences, Chef Christoph relocated to China and joined the Hyatt family, where his outstanding performance at Grand Hyatt Shenzhen was recognised and he became Executive Sous Chef at Hyatt on the Bund Hotel in Shanghai in 2011. This was prior to his appointed position as Executive Chef of Hyatt Regency Hua Hin.

He enjoys cooking because he is able to experiment with ingredients and flavors blending them to create something amazing.

Chef Christoph’s passion is in creating dishes that enhance natural flavours found in local foods. He focuses on each dish’s authenticity, working closely with local farmers and fishermen to ensure that only the best quality foods are served in Hyatt Regency Hua Hin.

Slow cooked beef short rib, German spätzle pasta, baby vegetable, mushrooms

Chef Philipp Maus, Executive Chef, Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa

Hua Hin scallops, smoked snapper, beetroot salad tartar, Horseradish Créme Fraîche, sieved egg

Chef Riccardo Ioanna, Executive Chef, Intercontinental Hua Hin Resort

Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa introduces Executive Chef, Mr. Mario Hofmann who takes care of five restaurants and bars within the resort. Born in Germany and with more than 20 years of experience, he began his career as a commis de cuisine at CCS Catering Management, Nuremberg. He later joined Kempinski Hotel Airport Munich as a Sous chef, leading a team of 40 chefs. In 2006, he took a role as Head Chef at a Berlin hotel before relocating to Bangkok to work as Executive Sous Chef at Siam Kempinski Hotel. In 2012, he moved to the Kempinski Hotel “Das Tirol” Kitzbuehel Alps in Austria as an Executive Chef for 2 years. Later Mr Hofmann moved to Malaysia and work at ShangriLa Hotel, leading a team of 170 chefs and taking charge of banquet events up to 1,500 guests before relocating to Thailand and his currently position. Fillet of seabass, crispy bacon, truffled potato mousseline, parsley emulsion, black tuille

Chef Steffen Hoffer, Executive Chef, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin

Italian native Riccardo Ioanna oversees the culinary operations of all eight food and drink venues at InterContinental Hua Hin Resort. He brings to the position of executive chef for the five-star coastal resort more than 17 years of kitchen and restaurant experience. Riccardo began his culinary career with studies at renowned Villa Santa Maria cooking school. His experience and the places where he’s honed his craft have included London,

Originally from Germany, Steffen has lived in Thailand for the past 10 years, working in various destinations within Thailand. He gained his experience over the years with time spent in the Caribbean, Australia and now Thailand working for such International brands as Sheraton, Marriott, Crown Towers and now Centara. He describes his style of cooking as Mediterranean with influences from Asia and is inspired by people who use fresh ingredients to create amazing dishes with distinct flavors.

Chef Philipp has over 15 years’ experience in Culinary Arts. After completing his chef training at Maritim Hotel Ulm, Germany he gained important experience in La Terrasse, Gault Millau, Scala Restaurant Gault Millau, Switzerland. He then worked alongside Michelin Star Chef Jan Van De Voorde at Chalong Beach Hotel & Spa, Phuket. Chef Philipp Maus was most recently the Area Executive Chef at Centara Karon Resort, Centara Kata Resort and Waterfront Suites Phuket by Centara. In his 1 year as the Executive Chef at the Hilton Hua Hin his presentation of The “Tap Sakae” Coconut parfait may be regarded as a signature dish. Tap Sakae Coconut Parfait, Raspberry “Bavarian style” lime sauce FOOD & Entertainment, June 2017

48 4 WEEKLY MONDAYS Marrakesh Hua Hin Resort & Spa

Seafood Market Treat yourself to 5 best seafood delights. From only THB 450++ per menu. Daily, 11 a.m.10:30 p.m. at AI Hamra Restaurant. Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa

Enjoy relaxing afternoon daily with special offer at Sundara “Coffee & Cake Moment”. Indulge declicious cake with a cup of coffee or tea to perfect your afternoon.



Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin

THURSDAYS Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas

Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas

FRIDAYS InterContinental Hua Hin Resort BEACHCOMBER BBQ

Every Tuesday 7pm10pm at COAST Beach Club & Bistro. Choose your fresh fish fillet of tuna, salmon, seabass or snapper along with your favorite sauce and side order then we will pan sear it and deliver to your table. Your fillet includes a selection from the chef’s salad buffet. Price: THB 450++ (200g portion). Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa

Savor a delightful tradition and indulge with mini tastes from savory to sweet. Our afternoon treat is served with a pot of premium Dilmah tea and, or a cup of freshly brewed coffee. Our chefs have created a seasonally changing menu, serving the best the market has to offer. So can enjoy this special treat featuring all the favorites along with some not-so-common delicacies. Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin

Green light Squid, crab, local red snapper in banana leaf and banana prawns with spicy lime sauce, BBQ sauce and lemons. The local red snapper is wrapped in banana leaf and char grilled in a way that keeps all of the moisture in. The banana prawns are also as local as the sea in front of Luna La Pran. Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin

Enjoy premium BBQ along with international dishes by Executive Chef Riccardo, live cooking stations, tempting desserts, as well as the Kids corner for your little ones on the beach from 6.30 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. and all to the sounds of live music beautifully performed by the famous singer of Thailand named PaNabhada Sukhakrit. Let’s get together and feel all right – at Beachcomber BBQ & Grill. THB 1,599 net per person including soft drinks and fresh juices. Children under 12 enjoy this splendid beach dinner for free.

Marrakesh Hua Hin Resort & Spa

“Daily Cocktail & Mocktail Happy Hours” Seize the perfect time with the like-minded while the changing sky on sunset ahead of you during daily Buy 1 Get 1 Free Cocktail & Mocktail Happy Hours from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Al Bahr Beach Bar. Da Mario

Everyday Buy 1 pizza get 1 beer FREE from 12: 00 - 17:00


Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin

Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin

Sharing is Caring Plated. Every Saturday from: 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. At COAST Beach Club & Bistro. Experience our grilled seafood platter with a cold bottle of Lion Cape sparkling wine. Price: Baht 2,590++ per couple

Sunday Roast @ COAST. Every Sunday exclusive for Dinner at COAST Beach Club & Bistro. Choose your own favourite portion of ROAST - Tender Pork, Juicy Beef or Tasteful Lamb, served right at your table with freshly cooked root vegetables and assorted homemade sauces. Price: Starts from Baht 690++ per couple.

InterContinental Hua Hin Resort

Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa

Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin Happy Hour Daily from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at COAST Beach Club & Bistro. Buy one get one free on selected items.


InterContinental Hua Hin Resort SIGNATURE BBQ AT AZURE

Inspired by the spirit of the sea and nature, this glowing treatment combines refreshing movements and purifying natural creations to resotre your vitality and peace of mind. Presenting you to the world at your very best. Time to Shine treatment includes Shine Bath, Tamarind bodypolish and massage of your choice. Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin Buck n Bull, Tuesday 13th June, 6pm onwards. At Lobby entrance area. Howdy partners - We’re roundin up the gang, so grab your party boots, saddle up and have some fun at our Bucking Bull night with live country band. Chow down on burgers and beers, roast pork & crackling, chilli con carne and tequila, beef kebabs and bourbon… corn dogs & much more. No entrance fee.

Steak Out, Wednesday 14th Thursday- 8th, 22nd , 29th from 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 pm. at COAST Beach Club & Bistro. Select your preferred steak from Australia or New Zealand. Cooked to your order and accompanied by the chef’s salad buffet of fresh cut vegetables and greens - truly a meat lovers delight! Price: Baht 990++ (200g portion) Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin Thai Temple Fair, Wednesday – 28th from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at Suan Bua Thai Restaurant. Submerge yourself into a genuine Thai cultural event and experience culinary delights from all over the Kingdom whilst listening to indigenous music from throughout Thailand. Price: Baht 850++ per person.

Chokedee Market – Centara Soi 1. Thursday 15th , 6:00 p.m. onwards. At Lobby entrance area. Local food trucks & street food all in one place…. the heritage cuisine of Hua Hin. Sample the historical fried rice from the Railway Hotel, Hua Hin White Chicken Rice, plus many other popular street foods from Hua Hin. No entrance fee. Rest Detail Hua Hin

Dive in deep and enjoy our “Bake Seafood Skillet”. Satisfy your craving with an array of fresh seafood items. Available everyday at Rest Scene Restaurant.

Luna Lanai Restaurant Friday BBQ by the Sea Every Friday, spoil yourself with a wide selection of freshlygrilled meat or even fresh seafood on ice that will be cooked to perfection, all prepared à la minute on the open charcoal-fired grill at our green lawn that allows you to enjoy the refreshing seabreeze and panoramic view of the Gulf of Thailand at Luna Lanai Restaurant.

Azure Restaurant offers an elegant culinary journey along with the soothing sounds of live jazz beautifully performed by the famous singer of Thailand named Pa- Nabhada Sukhakrit, and the cool sea breeze under the stars from 6.30 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. THB 1,599 net per person including soft drinks and fresh juices. Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin

Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas Enjoy made-to-order Italian home cuisine buffet every Friday at Luna La Pran Restaurant. A parade of homemade Italian pizza, pasta & risotto cooked à la minute from our live cooking stations. End your meal with a dessert corner including homemade cakes, puddings, ice cream and fresh fruit.

Culinary Treasures of Japan. Saturday -10th from 6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. at Hagi Japanese Restaurant. Japanese buffet - enjoy a wide variety of Japanese specialties such as Sushi, Sashimi, Tempura, live Teppanyaki and much more... Price: Baht 1,300++ per person

Special Days Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin LIVE VIVACIOUSLY IN THE SUNSHINE Daily, 9am-9pm. Refresh your skin and experience the curative benefits of Aloe Vera through our exclusive Spa Ritual, encompassing a cooling Aloe Vera Body Wrap and a Body Massage that utilizes house-blended Aloe Vera Oil. A complimentary Aqua Fresh Body Mist Sun Block Cream SPF 30 after sun gel 90 minutes : Baht 2,290++ per person. This promotion is not valid in conjunction with Baht Bonanza, discount coupons and gift vouchers.

Marrakesh Hua Hin Resort & Spa This month, discover the secret beauty of the world-renowned “Liquid Gold” from Morocco only at Noora Spa. Choose to pamper yourself with the beauty benefits of 100% natural argan oil including high vitamin E, antioxidants, antiaging agents and skin moisturizer from Skin Detoxifying Package, 90 minutes at THB 1,999 net, inclusive of Black Soap Body Scrub, Ghassoul Body Wrap and Anti-Stress Back Massage. Or, Argan Oil Therapy Package, 120 minutes at THB 2,599 net with Black Soap Body Scrub, Ghassoul Body Wrap and Argan Oil Body Massage, daily from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. For reservations, please contact Noora Spa at Marrakesh Hua Hin Resort & Spa via Tel. 032 616 777 or or visit www.

PHONE NUMBERS Amari Hua Hin: 032 616 600 Anantara Hua Hin Resort: 032 520 250 Cape Nidhra Hotel Hua Hin: 032 516 600 Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin 032 512 021

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Da Mario Restaurant: 032 530 170 Dusit Thani Hua Hin: 032 520 009 Hyatt Regency Hua Hin: 032 521 234 Intercontinental Hua Hin Resort: 032 616 999 Marrakesh HuaHin Resort & Spa: 032 616 777

Novotel Hua Hin Beach Resort & Spa: 032 708300 Putahracsa Hua Hin Resort: 032 531 470 Rest Detail Hua Hin: 032 547 733 Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa: 032 708 000 Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas: 032 909 900

SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH BY THE SEA Savour brunch at the beachfront with our Azure Signature Brunch Buffet every Sunday from 12.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. The menu features assorted appetisers, fresh hot and cold Hua Hin seafood, sushi selection, and international BBQ favorites created by Executive Chef Riccardo Ioanna. The sea-breezy tunes of our Jazz Band help set the mood for a delightful meal. THB 1,800 net per person including half bottle of Chandon. THB 1,400 net per person including soft drink and fresh fruit juices.

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Natee International Law Office NILO is a full-service law firm providing bi-lingual (Thai and English) legal and paralegal services to clients throughout the Kingdom of Thailand. Address: 788/58 Sea Sand Ville, Petkasem Rd, KM 211, Cha-Am Tel: 032 772 647, 032 772 648 Email: Web:



The 160 spacious guest rooms and suites are tastefully furnished, offering spectacular sea views and are thoughtfully designed to ensure guests maximum satisfaction. Address: 222/2 Petchkasem Road , Hua Hin Tel: 032 511 499 Email: Web:


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MahaSamutr Country Club

เปิดสอนหลักสูตรบริหารธุรกิจดุษฎีบณ ั ฑิต และหลักสูตรรัฐประศาสนศาสตรดุษฎีบณ ั ฑิต วิทยาลัยนวัตกรรมการจัดการ มหาวิทยาลัยเทคโนโลยีราชมงคล รัตนโกสินทร์ Tel: 02 441 6067, 088 255 0847 Email: Web:

Hua Hin Grand and Plaza Hotel

MahaSamutr Country Club & Luxury Villa will be the first private country club for the town of Hua Hin. Providing a focal point for the community, with a wide-range of sporting, recreational, social and entertainment components.


Address: 70/152-153 Soi 112, Hua Hin Tel: 032 510 314 Email: Web:


True Arena

Saga Tailor Custom Tailor Saga Tailor has been Hua Hin’s favorite custom tailor ร้านตัดชุด ซากา เป็นทีช ่ น ่ื ชอบของผูร้ ก ั การตัดเย็บ 西服裙,西服,外套,礼服均出自华欣最受欢迎的裁缝之手。

True Arena Hua Hin is Asia’s premier tennis, sports and recreational center, located in the heart of Thailand’s seaside resort town of Hua Hin.

Address: 82/1 Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin Tel: 032 515 373 and 081 831 6267 Email: Web:

Address: 52/52 Petchkasem Road, Nong Kae, Hua Hin Tel: 032 909 633 Email: Web:


My Style Condo Hua Hin


Water Jungle Vana Nava Hua Hin

Beautifully located at the heart of Hua Hin คอนโดสสวยใจกลางเมืองหัวหิน Address: Huahin 102, 800 meters from Phetkasem Road Tel: 098 891 6551, 099 425 9645, 099 692 5242, 099 441 4152 Email: Web:

65 Slimher Hua Hin

Address: 129/99 Soi Moo Baan Nong Kae, Hua Hin Tel: 032 909 606 Email: Web:


Banyan Golf Club Hua Hin

Fitness Center, Gym, Weight Loss for Women ... ฟิตเนสเซ็นเตอร์, ห้องออกกำาลังกาย ลดน้าำ หนักสำาหรับผูห ้ ญิง 健身中心,健身房,女性减肥 Address: G Hua Hin Resort & Mall - Shop A205, Hua Hin Tel: 032 900 529 Email: Web:

Tropical environment, amazing slides, rides ... สภาพแวดล้อมเขตร้อนสไลด์ทน ่ี า่ ตืน ่ ตาตืน ่ ใจ, ขี่ สถานทีท ่ อ ่ งเทีย ่ ว 热带环境,绝色美景,游乐设施和景点...

The Banyan is set in a valley basin with some spectacular views and Golf East, the Thai design company 自 2008 年俱乐部开业以来,Banyan 高尔夫已经连续三年被《 亚洲高尔夫月刊》评选为最佳三大球场之一


Address: 68/34 Mooban Hua Na, Nong Gae, Hua Hin Tel: 032 616 200 Email: Web:


Yamsaard Hua Hin School

Black Mountain Golf Club

The Yamsaard Hua Hin School is dedicated to the happiness of all of its students.

It is the only course in Thailand ever named in Golf Digest’s Top 100 Courses Outside the US. Black Mountain高尔夫球场建立于2007年,在4年的营业中获 得“亚洲最好新球场”的美誉

Address: Soi Hua Hin 94 Bongai 4 Hua Hin Tel: 087 694 6420-1 Email: Web:


Address: 565, Moo7, Nong Hieng Rd, Hin Lek Fai Tel: 032 618 666 Email: Web:


Springfield Royal Country Club

Baan Sillapin Artists Village Art works include woodcarving, clay sculpture, jewelry and costume designing, antique art decorations, photography, watercolour and oil paintings. 艺术作品包括木雕,泥塑,珠宝和服装设计 Address: Moo 14 Hinlekfai Subdistrict, Hua Hin Tel: 032 534 830 Email: Web:


The golf course designed by a master, Jack Nicklaus. We guaratee the enjoyment on this impressive 27 holes course (Mountain Lake and Valley) Address: 208 Moo 2, Sampraya, Cha-am, Petchburi 76120 Tel: 032-709-222 Ext.4 Fax: 032 709 233 20% Email: Web: VIP


Black Mountain Water Park

Hua Hin Golf Tours

Slider, Pool, Facilities, Food & Beverage, Souvenir ...

Hua Hin Golf Tours was founded in 1992 and is Thailand’s first registered golf tour company. Offer golf packages throughout Thailand, but especially Hua Hin. 高尔夫套餐

สไลเดอ, สระว่ายน้าำ , สิง่ อำานวยความสะดวก, อาหารและเครือ ่ งดืม ่ ร้านของทีร่ ะลึก

滑冰,泳池,各类娱乐设施,吃喝玩乐以及纪念品专卖店... Address: 1 Moo 2 Tambon Hin Lek Fai, Hua Hin Tel: 032 618 444 Email: Web:



Hua Hin Carpets

Cha-Am ATV Park Activities: ATV Park, Archery, Paint Ball กิจกรรม: สนามรถ ATV , ยิงธนู, บอลสี ATV公园, 射箭, 彩弹射击

Address: 2/136 Naebkehardt Road, Hua Hin Tel: 032 530 476 and 032 530 477 Email: Web:

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Address: 760/7 Soi Borkam, Petkasem 212 Km. Rd., Cha-am Tel: 081 893 3938 Email: Web:


Expert for New fringing, stretching, fixing Strapes behind carpets for hanging purpose, removing stain spoilt by coffee, wine, Rain water, Dog Urine and alsoi Fixing new color on silk & Woolen Carpets & kilims Address: #A7 Villa Market 218/1-4 Petchkasem Road Tel: 032 533 608 Mobile: 081 373 4602 (David) Email: Web:


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Al Bahr at Marrakesh Hua Hin Resort & Spa

Coco 51 Restaurant & Bar

Cuisine: Mediterranean Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Burger, Party Food, Desserts ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารทะเล, พิซซ่า, พาสต้า, เบอร์เกอร์, ปาร์ตฟ ้ี ู ด ้ , ของหวาน 15% 招牌菜肴&鸡尾酒

Cuisine: Seafood, European, Thai ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารทะเล, อาหารยุโรบ, อาหารไทย 菜肴: 海鲜, 欧洲菜, 泰国菜


Address: 63/411 Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin Tel: 032 616 777


Address: Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin, Soi 51 Tel: 032 515 597 Web:


Air Space Khao Takiap Hua Hin

Cool Breeze Cafe Bar Hua Hin

Cuisine: Thai, Seafood, Coffee, Drinks, Comfort Food, All-Day Breakfast ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารไทย, อาหารทะเล, กาแฟ, เครือ ่ งดืม ่ , อาหาร เช้า

Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, Mediterranean, Thai ประเภทอาหาร: ทะเลเมดิเตอร์เรเนียน, อาหารไทย 菜肴: 西班牙菜, 塔帕斯, 地中海菜, 泰国菜

Address: 12/399 Hua Dorn, Nong Kae, Hua Hin, Prachuabkhirikhan 77110 Tel: 063-916-0999 Email: Web:


Address: 62 Naresdamri Road, Hua Hin Tel: 032 531 062 and 083 317 3152 Email: Web:


Azure at InterContinental Hua Hin

Coral Restaurant & Bar

Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Thai, Grill ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารทะเล, ทะเลเมดิเตอร์เรเนียน, อาหารไทย 菜肴: 海鲜, 地中海菜, 泰国菜

Cuisine: Thai ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารไทย 菜肴: 泰国菜

Address: 33 Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin Tel: 032 616 999 Email: Web:

Address: Banyan The Resort, 68/223 Hua Na, Hua Hin Tel: 032 538 888 Web:

20% VIP


Da Mario Italian Restaurant

Bakery Shop at Marrakesh Resort & Spa Home for Creative Bakery, Pastries, Coffee, Drinks by the Sea อร่อยเพลินริมชายหาดกับเบเกอรีม ่ ด ี ไ ี ซน์แห่งใหม่ลา่ สุดของหัวหิน

Address: 63/411 Petchkasem Road (between Soi Hua Hin 83/185), Hua Hin Tel: 032 616 777 15% Email: Facebook: VIP Web: 4

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Cuisine: Italian ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารอิตาเลีย ่ น 菜肴: 意大利菜 Address: Naresdamri Road 20/24 Hua Hin Tel: 085 473 1441 and 032 530 170 Web:


Doi Chaang Coffee

Bakery Terrace Hua-Hin

Pride of Thailand, World Class Speciality Coffee 100% SHB Arabica, open from 8.00 to 21.00 10% 100% 世界顶尖级阿拉伯咖啡, 营业时间: VIP 8:00 -- 21:00

The First-Ever Resort Mall in Hua Hin The new iconic anchor of Hua Hin, completed with quintessential ingredients for a pleasurable lifestyle. Address: 5/17 Hua-Hin Soi 37, Hua Hin Tel: 099 251 1342 Web:


Address: Soi 55, Hua Hin (next to Big C Hua Hin) Tel: 081 774 4669 Web:

Cuisine: European, Thai, À la carte Saturday Night Entertainment on the beach front ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารยุโรบ, อาหารไทย 菜肴: 欧洲菜 , 泰国菜

15% VIP

Address: 1349 Petchkasem Road, Cha-am Tel: 032 520 009 Web:


Blu Port Hua Hin Resort Mall

Address: Petchkasem Rd., Hua Hin Tel: 032 905 111 Web:

Address: 858 Jumnong Poomivej Rd., Cha-Am Tel: 032 709 300 Web:


EAST Rooftop Bar & Lounge

The First-Ever Resort Mall in Hua Hin The new iconic anchor of Hua Hin, completed with quintessential ingredients for a pleasurable lifestyle.

We are focusing on quality cocktails and other drinks. The motto is ‘quality over quantity’, meaning we take time to prepare every cocktail. Come in and try our special Chili Caipirinha or Wasabi Martini. 10% 天台酒吧&酒廊


Cafe Mekong

Address: G Hua Hin, Soi 94 Phetchkasem Rd, Hua Hin Tel: 099 389 8675

菜肴: 墨西哥菜, 披萨, 泰国菜, 越南菜

Cuisine: Greek, Thai, Vegetarian ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารกรีซ, อาหารไทย, อาหารมังสวิรต ั ิ 菜肴: 希腊菜, 泰国菜, 斋菜

Address: Petchkasem Road, Soi 94, Hua Hin Tel: 032 532 833, 081 857 5301 Email: Web:

Address: 58 Naresdamri Road, Hua Hin Tel: 098 463 3622 Email: Web:

ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารเม็กซิกน ั , พิชซ่า, อาหารไทย, อาหารเวียดนาม


COAST Beach Club & Bistro Cuisine: International Cuisine & Authentic fresh-made Pizza, Grilled meats and Seafood ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารนานาชาติ, พิชซ่า, อาหารทะเล 菜肴: 国际菜, 披萨, 各类烧烤, 海鲜



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Gusto Et Cosy Beach Restaurant Cuisine: European, Thai, Seafood ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารยุโรบ, อาหารไทย, อาหารทะเล 菜肴: 欧洲菜 , 泰国菜, 海鲜 Address: Khao Tao, Hua Hin Tel: 093 887 7688 and 032 900 500 Email: Web:

10% VIP


Hua Hin Hills Bisto and Wine Cellar

Coca Restaurant Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Thai, Comfort Food ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารเอเชีย, อาหารจีน, อาหารไทย 菜肴: 亚洲菜, 中国菜, 泰国菜

Cuisine: Italian, European, Wine Bar ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารอิตาเลีย ่ น, อาหารยุโรบ 菜肴: 意大利菜, 欧洲菜, 红酒馆

Address: G Floor, BlúPort Hua Hin Resort Mall, Petchkasem Rd. Tel: 032 908 369 Web:

Address: Khomphat Building, 2 floors, Hua Hin Tel: 032 511 496 Email: Web:


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Greek Taverna Hua Hin

Cuisine: Mexican, Pizza, Thai, Vietnamese

Address: 1 Damnerkasem Road, Hua Hin Tel: 032 512 021 Email: Web:


Emotion at Springfield @ Sea Resort & Spa

Ban Benjarong Royal Thai Cuisine Cuisine: Thai ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารไทย 菜肴: 泰国菜



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On The Rocks Bar at Cape Nidhra

InAzia Restaurant, Sheraton Hua Hin Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Indian and Japanese อาหารเอเชีย, อาหารจีน, อาหารอินเดีย, อาหารญีป ่ น ุ่ 菜肴: 亚洲菜, 中国菜 , 印度菜, 日本菜

20% VIP

Address: 1573 Petchkasem Road, Sheraton Hua Hin Tel: 032 708 000 Email: Web:


La Birra Hua Hin


La Botte Ristorante & Pizzeria 10% VIP


Le Bar Hua Hin We’re just right across the way from Burger King on Poonsuk Road. Great for couples, romance, a calm and refined spot to relax in a beautiful atmosphere with wine in mind. Address: 12/3 Poonsuk Road Hua Hin Tel: 032 516 318 Email: Web:


Luna La Pran Restaurant, Sheraton Hua Hin Cuisine: Thai, Western, Fusion and Fresh Seafood ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารยุโรบ, อาหารไทย 20% 菜肴: 海鲜, 欧洲菜, 泰国菜


Address: 9/22 Moo 5, Pak Nam Pran, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77220 Tel: 032 909 900 Email: Web:


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Cuisine: Seafood, European, Thai ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารยุโรบ, อาหารไทย 菜肴: 海鲜, 欧洲菜, 泰国菜 Address: 264/2 Ruamchit Road, Cha-Am South Soi 5 Tel: 032 472 641-2 Email: Web:


Rest Scene at Rest Detail Hotel

10% VIP

Cuisine: Thai, Mediterranean ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารยุโรบ, ทะเลเมดิเตอร์เรเนียน 菜肴: 泰国菜, 地中海菜 Address: 174/16 Soi 80, Amphoe Hua Hin Tel: 032 547 733 Email: Web:


Rim Nam at Anantara Hua Hin Cuisine: Thai ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารยุโรบ 菜肴: 泰国菜 Address: 43/1 Phetkasem Road, Hua Hin Tel: 032 520 250 Email: Web:

20% VIP


Shoreline Beach Club

Lotus Villas Restaurant

Shoreline Beach Club located directly on the Khao Takiab beachfront, this BBQ beach side lounge offers simple, grill favorites by day and a more extensive barbecue choice in the evening.

10% VIP


Address: 117/74 Takiab Road, Nongkae Hua Hin Tel: 032 616 600 Email: Web:


Talay Thai Restaurant & Bar, Hyatt Regency

Mamma Mia Cucina Italiana & Pizza Cuisine: Italian, Pizza ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารอิตาเลีย ่ น, พิชซ่า 菜肴: 意大利菜, 披萨

Address: 22/65 Nahb Kaehat Rd. Hua Hin Tel: 032 531 470 Email: Web:

Raya Restaurant

Address: 123/56 Nongkae Close to Cicada Market Tel: 032 655 078 Web:

Address: Tab Tai, Soi 112, Hua Hin Tel: 032 510 106 & 081 943 1732 Email: Web:


Hua Hin’s newest French-style bakery and pastry shop ใหม่ลา่ สุดในหัวหินของเบเกอรีส ่ ไตล์ฝรัง่ เศสและร้านขนมพาสตี้ 华欣最新的法式面包糕点店

Address: 155/7 Moo Baan Takieb Road, Hua Hin Tel: 084 567 6989 Email: Web:

Cuisine: International ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารนานาชาติ 菜肴: 国际菜

Address: 97/2 Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin Tel: 032 516 600 Email: Web:

Putahracsa Oob on bakery shop

Cuisine: Thai ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารยุโรบ 菜肴: 泰国菜

Cuisine: Italian, Pizza ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารอิตาเลีย ่ น, พิชซ่า 菜肴: 意大利菜, 披萨

A nightspot in Hua Hin, views of the Gulf of Thailand จุดกลางคืนในหัวหินทีม ่ องเห็นวิวทิวทัศน์ของอ่าวไทย 华欣的一个夜总会,拥有泰国湾的景色

10% VIP

Cuisine: Thai ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารไทย 菜肴: 泰国菜

Address: 8/4 Naresdamri Road, Hua Hin 5% Tel: 032 512 250 and 081 852 2136 VIP Email: Web: 27

Address: Hyatt Hotel 91 Hua Hin - Khao Takiap Road Hua Hin Tel: 03 252 1234 Email: Web: 37

Mozza Mia

The Garden Restaurant & Lounge Bar

Cuisine: Burrata, Cold cuts, Fresh and hard cheese, Wine, Italian coffee and Croissants no Service Charge ประเภทอาหาร: ชีส บูราโต้ทข ่ี น ้ึ ชือ ่ และเป็นแห่งแรกในเมืองไทย 菜肴: 红酒, 意大利咖啡, 羊角面包 Address: G Mall, Shop A106, Soi 94 Phetkasem Tel: 032 900 250 Email: Web:


Ocean Front Restaurant Baan Laksasubha Resort Hua Hin Cuisine: Thai, International ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารไทย, อาหารนานาชาติ 菜肴: 泰国菜, 国际菜 Address: 53/7 Naresdamri Road, Hua Hin Tel: 032 514 525-3 Email: Web:

Cuisine: Pizza, European, Thai, Pasta ประเภทอาหาร: พิชซ่า, อาหารยุโรบ, อาหารไทย 菜肴: 披萨, 西餐, 泰国菜, 意大利面 Address: 174/16 Soi 80, Amphoe Hua Hin Tel: 032 908 680 Email: Web:


Villazzo Restaurant at V Villas Hua Hin

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Cuisine: Thai, International ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารไทย, อาหารนานาชาติ 菜肴: 泰国菜, 国际菜 Address: 63/39 Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin Tel: 032 616 039 Email: Web:


Oceanside Beach Club Restaurant

White Lotus Restaurant at Hilton Hua Hin

Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Thai ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารทะเล, ทะเลเมดิเตอร์เรเนียน, อาหารไทย 菜肴: 海鲜, 地中海菜, 烧烤, 泰国菜

Cuisine: Chinese ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารจีน 菜肴: 中国菜

Address: 22/65 Nahb Kaehat Rd., Hua Hin Tel: 032 531 470 Email: Web:

Address: 33 Naresdamri Road, Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa Tel: 032 538 999 Email: Web:

10% VIP


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Dayspa at Putahracsa Hua Hin Body Massages, Spa Packages, Hand and Foot Care ... นวดร่างกาย, แพคเกจสปามือและการดูแลเท้า ... 全身按摩,水疗套餐,手部和脚部护理

10% VIP

Address: 22/65 Nahb Kaehat Rd. Hua Hin Tel: 032 531 470 Email: Web:


Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani

Bakery, café, sandwiches, Breakfast, Burgers, French, Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches, Steakhouses and Thai ร้านอาหาร เบเกอรี่ กาแฟ และเครือ ่ งดืม ่ , บ้านสไตล์อเมริกน ั คอทเทจ ตกแต่งสวยงาม - 面包店,咖啡室,餐厅和殖民风格的建筑 Address: 121/10 Soi Moobaan Nongkae, Hua Hin Tel: 032 536 442 and 084 458 6622 Email: Web:


Bangkok Hospital Hua Hin

Massage Oil, Body Treatments, Water Treatments ... นวดน้าำ มัน, นวดบำาบัดร่างกาย, กายภาพบำาบัดในน้าำ ... 按摩油,全身护理,水疗 Address: 1349 Petchkasem Road, Cha-am Tel: 032 520 009 Email: Web:

Wilaiwan Hua Hin

A total of 43 hospitals throughout Thailand & Cambodia รวม 43 โรงพยาบาลทัว ่ ประเทศไทยและประเทศกัมพูชา 43家医院遍布泰国和柬埔寨


Address: 888 Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin Tel: 032 616 800 or 1719 (local calls only) Email: Web:


In Balance Spa Novotel Hua Hin Resort

Boonthavorn Hua Hin

In Balance Spa by Novotel is designed according to the concept of Hua Hin. Where you can relax and replenish your health.

Your centre for tiles, bathroom, kitchen, furniture and living. 200km free delivery. บุญถาวรหัวหิน จุดเริม ่ ต้นของการ สร้างสรรค์อนาคตสะอาดใส และหลากหลายไอเดียแต่งบ้านทีค ่ ณ ุ สรรค์สร้างได้ดง่ั ใจ เปิดให้คณ ุ สัมผัสแล้ววันนี้

Open Daily: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm Address: 854/2 Burirom Road Cha Am Beachfront Tel: 032 708 300 Email: Web:


Noora Spa at Marrakesh Resort & Spa Hammam Spa with finest argan oil from Morocco, Hot candle massage with gold powder, Red wine bath. ฮัมมัมสปาตำารับอาร์แกนออยล์จากโมร็อกโก, นวดเทียนร้อนผสมผง ทองคำา, แช่ไวน์แดง 30% SPA套餐包括按摩浴缸和桑拿

VIP Address: 63/411 Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin Email: Tel: 032 616 777 Web: 44

Open: 8:00 am. - 20:00 pm. Address: 4/48 Moo Ban Bofai, Hua Hin Tel: 032 522 555 Fax: 032 520 141 Web:


Camp Palapon Martial Arts & Holistic Fitness Camp ศิลปะการต่อสูแ ้ ละการออกกำาลังกายแบบองค์รวมค่าย 武术馆&健身训练营 Address: Between the famous Thai resorts of Hua Hin and the fabulous Takiab Beach Tel: 086 803 9085 Email: Web: 54

Spa at Rest Detail Hotel Hua Hin

Fit Station

Body Treatment, Signature, Special Treatments ... รักษาร่างกาย, การบำาบัดประจำา, พิเศษตามรายการ ... 全身护理,局部护理

New Zumba, Piloxing & Yoga Studio. We have a locker room, bathroom and showers. Joining us and get fit together!! ซุมบ้า, พิลอ ๊ กซิง่ และสตูดโิ อโยคะ เรามีหอ ้ งล็อกเกอร์และ ห้องอาบน้าำ ฝักบัวในสตูดโิ อของเรา

20% VIP

Address: 19/119 Soi Hua Hin 19, Hua Hin Tel: 032 547 733 Email: Web:


Address: Soi Cholprathan 16, Canal Road Samorprong, Hua Hin Tel: 087 407 3977, 082 564 4564 Email: Web: 55

Shine Spa at Sheraton Hua Hin

Health Lab Hua Hin

Eastern and Western traditions inspired by Earth, Water, Air and

Medical Laboratory, Blood Testing บริการเจาะเลือดและสารคัดหลัง่ 放血、刺穿及试样处理

Plants, from tranquil massages to luxurious facials.

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นวดสยาม, นวดเท้าออเรนทอล , ไวท์แซนด์ ... 暹罗按摩,东方脚底按摩,白沙...

Address: 1573 Petchkasem Road, Thambol Cha-Am · Hua Hin Tel: 032 708 000 Email: Web: 46

Address: Soi Hua Hin 45 and Soi Hua Hin 45/1 Tel: 032 515 920, 094 494 5649 Email: Web:

Spa & Wellness at InterContinental Hua Hin

Nadpob Dental Clinic

The serene environment of InterContinental Hua Hin Resort is an ideal place for wellness therapy, whether you would like to detox, relax, energize, or simply recharge. Address: 33/33 Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin Tel: 032 616 999 Email: Web:

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Esthetic Dentistry, Implant etc. ตกแต่งทันตกรรมรากเทียม และอืน ่ ๆ 牙科美容,植入手术等 Address: Huahin Market Village, floor 1 st Tel: 089 910 1033 Email: Web:

10% VIP


Bliss Bakery & Coffee House

Beautiful World

A Taste Of Heaven’s Bakery has come to Hua Hin. Homemade goodness. 面包店和咖啡店,自制商品

Furniture packs and interior design is at the forefront of our offerings with a wide range of collections aimed at giving your Western home a feel of the exotic.

Address: 178/221 Soi Hua Hin 82, Phetkasem Road Hua Hin Tel: 098 712 8368 Web:

Address: Showroom & Office, 17/63-64 Baan Bor Fai, Hua Hin Tel: 032 520 639 Email: Web: 58

15% VIP


Hua Hin Bakery

Hyatt Regency Hua Hin

Start your day with good bread and breakfast เริม ่ ต้นวันใหม่ดว ้ ยขนมปังมีประโยชน์สาำ หรับอาหารเช้า 完美的选择:美好的一天应由散发着面包香气的早餐开始。

Slick rooms come with open-air or enclosed balconies and sofabeds. All provide flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and iPod docks, as well as minibars and coffeemakers.

Address: 63/15-16 Chomsin Road Hua Hin Tel: 032 512 503 Email: Web:

Address: 91 Hua Hin Takiap Road Nong Kae, Hua Thanon 3 Tel: 032 521 234 Email: Web:



Ford Jor. Charoen Prachuabkirikhan

HH Home Living

Ford Car Service Center Hua Hin

Bathroom, Decking Fencing, Furniture, Hotel & Restaurant Supplies, Jacuzzi, Kitchen, Lighting, Stone, Swimming Pool, Window, Ceramic, Linen & Towels

Address: 6/143 Soi MooBaan Borphai, Petchkasem Rd, Hua Hin Tel: 032 547 367 Email: Web:


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Address: 62/69 Soi Moobaan Hua-Na, Nongkae, Hua Hin Tel: 061 815 2680 Email: Web:

20% VIP


539 “Chocolate Spell” From the Classic Fairy Tale to Marrakesh’s New Signature Sweets buds with Thai herb biscuit, muskmelon sorbet, fresh fruit compote in orange brandy in blue chocolate pot, served with Thai ice tea smoothie. Available daily at Al Hamra restaurant, both magical flavors are priced at 450++ THB each.

“Seafood Market @ Marakesh”

Marrakesh Hua Hin Resort & Spa’s creative dessert house invites chocolate lovers to try our 2 new signature sweets inspired by the magic lamp in the classic fairy tale. Two enchanting lamp-shaped chocolate desserts that will melt in your mouth include Chocolate Fruit Gateau, fresh fruit compote in red chocolate pot and orange brandy dark chocolate pearl filled with raspberry glaze, served with vanilla sauce, while Lemon Rock Salt will tantalize your taste

June is perfect to enjoy seafood while spending your holidays in the beach paradise. Throughout this month, Marrakesh Hua Hin Resort & Spa spices up your summer break with the taste of its Executive Chef’s 5 must-try seasonal seafood dishes including lobster fried with black pepper, crab yellow curry, deep fried shrimps in spring roll sheets with mango salad, crab cakes and friend seabass fillet with green mango salad. Available daily from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. at the poolside Al Hamra Restaurant, prices start from 450++ THB per dish. Al Hamra restaurant at Marrakesh Hua Hin Resort & Spa is open daily from 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. For more information, please call 032 616 777 or visit www.marrakeshresortandspa. com

“Daily Buy 1 Get 1 Free Cocktail & Mocktail Happy Hours” Seize the perfect time with the like-minded while the changing sky on sunset ahead of you during daily Buy 1 Get 1 Free Cocktail & Mocktail Happy Hours from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Al Bahr Beach Bar. Enjoy exotic flavor fusions between East and West with al fresco easy-listening music performed live every night (except Wednesdays) by the fabulous Filipino duo. Al Bahr Beach Bar at Marrakesh Hua Hin Resort & Spa is open daily from 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. For more information, please call 032 616 777 or visit

Eurovision Song Contest Ukraine 2017

The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest took place in Ukraine’s capital city, Kiev, which previously hosted the competition in 2005. The International Exhibition Centre, the venue for the contest, was filled to a capacity 11,000 spectators. Portugal’s Salvador Sobral won the Eurovision Song Contest, the wildly popular annual competition that pits singers from nations in the European Broadcasting Union. The winning song, “Amar Pelos Dois” (“For The Both Of Us”) was written by Sobral’s sister, Luisa. Salvador Sobral from Portugal performs the song “Amar pelos dois” with his sister Luisa after winning. Sobral’s win delighted fans gathered in the Ukrainian capital for the grand final, in which 26 acts took to the stage in a riot of costume and glitter. The Sobrals’ ballad gave Portugal its first win in the 61-year-old contest.

The Portuguese singer won both the most points awarded by judges from each country in the contest and from residents of the nations taking part. The right to host the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest came after Jamala won the 2016 edition in Stockholm with her song ‘1944’. The 42 countries competing included Romania and Portugal who returned to the competition after a year’s absence. The 2017 contest was a special one for Austria, Denmark and the United Kingdom which celebrated the 60th anniversary of their first participation in 1957. FOOD & Entertainment, June 2017

54 10 Demain Tout Commence Cast Clémence Poésy : as Kristin Gloria Colston : as Gloria Omar Sy : as Samuel Antoine Bertrand : as Bernie Ashley Walters : as Lowell Clémentine Célarié : as Samantha

Samuel parties hard in the Marseille area of France and is awoken one morning by a woman carrying a baby she claims is his. She drives off leaving him with a wailing infant; he gives chase to London where he finds work and raises Gloria by himself. Rating: NR Genre: Comedy Directed By: Hugo Gélin Written By: Eugenio Derbez, Igor Gotesman, Hugo Gélin, Leticia López Margalli, Mathieu Oullion, Guillermo Ríos Runtime: 118 minutes In theater : 01/06/2017

Transformers : The Last Knight Rating: NR Genre: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Directed By: Michael Bay Written By: Ken Nolan, Matt Holloway, Art Marcum In Theaters: Jun 22, 2017

The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock). There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.

HUA HIN TODAY, June 2017

Cast Mark Wahlberg : as Cade Yeager Anthony Hopkins : as Sir Edmund Burton Josh Duhamel : as Lt. Col. Lennox Laura Haddock : as Vivian Wembley Tyrese Gibson : as Sergeant Epps Isabela Moner : as Izabella

Despicable Me 3

obsessed with the character he played in the ‘80s, and proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date. The film will be released in theaters on June 30, 2017. Rating: NR (for action and rude humor) Genre: Animation, Comedy Directed By: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, Eric Guillon

Illumination, who brought audiences Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters-Margo, Edith and Agnes-and the Minions in Despicable Me 3. Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, the animated film is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and executive produced by Chris Renaud. Joining Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig in Despicable Me 3 is Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central’s global phenomenon South Park and the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon. Parker voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s grown up to become

Written By: Ken Daurio, Cinco Paul In Theaters: Jun 15, 2017 wide Cast Steve Carell : as Gru Kristen Wiig : as Lucy Wilde Trey Parker : as Balthazar Bratt Miranda Cosgrove : as Margo Dana Gaier : as Edith

The Mummy

In Theaters: Jun 8, 2017 Runtime: 120 minutes Cast Tom Cruise: as Nick Morton Sofia Boutella : as Ahmanet Annabelle Wallis: as Jenny Halsey Jake Johnson (XVI) : as Sgt. Vail Courtney B. Vance: as Colonel Gideon Forster Russell Crowe: as Dr. Henry Jekyll

Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy. Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings Rating: PG-13 (for violence, action and scary images, and for some suggestive content and partial nudity) Genre: Action & Adventure, Drama, Horror Directed By: Alex Kurtzman Written By: Jon Spaihts, Christopher McQuarrie

11 55 ‘Tambun Baan’ – Blessing Your Home ‘Tambun’, the act of giving and merit making is an integral part of Thai Buddhist culture and one of its most widely observed aspects is at home in the ceremony known as tambun baan, at which a group of monks visit your house to bestow a blessing.

to the home. Always a number which can be one, five or nine, in this case five. Extras were available to ‘borrow’, such as a mobile shrine and receptacles for the all-important food and cooking preparation. After invitations were given to neighbours, family and close friends, lots of shopping done and the scene was set. The ceremony, led by the chief monk or ajaarn, started mid-morning, so that everything was finished and more importantly, the monks fed, before midday, their religious cut-off time for food.

Five monks from the local Wat ensuring the Tambun Baan is a success This practice is not restricted to the important parts of building or moving into a home, but anytime it seems like there is a need to ensure that the home is ‘in sync’ with the elements. In this case there were two motivations. Firstly, the main householder was having a birthday which in itself could have led to ‘tambun wan gert’, but also there had been a string of small problems in the house. Just annoying issues such a water leak, the water pump was playing up and then the air-con was malfunctioning. Each of these problems was simply fixed, but when the TV screen started to show bright spots on the screen it was clearly time for action! This meant that a house blessing was required, so arranging Tambun Baan was the way to go. A visit to the local temple or ‘Wat’ to check that the date was in order and a deal was struck to invite some monks

Earlier, one member of the family set off to fetch the monks while the guests were arriving with lots of chatting, joking and catching up on gossip. On the monks’ arrival in their distinctive orange robes, a hush descended on the gathering and in a blink of an eye, the ceremony, with its wonderfully soothing low-level chanting, began. No idea how they each monk remembers all the words

between fingers and then handing on the ball to the next monk and then the next, until a holy circle is formed. With the chanting giving the thread and anyone within its circle a sacred quality, a blessing and protection was provided to prevent all things bad. At the end, one of the monks then moved around the congregation sprinkling holy water on the heads of all present. Even the children stopped playing at this point and knelt obediently to get a light dousing.

The monks enjoying the fruits of their labour then setting off before midday

Those things over, the serious stuff started with a feast laid out at the monks’ feet. This had been prepared over the previous days with some of the guests donating to the feast to produce meat, fish and vegetable dishes, alongside delicious desserts (khanom). The monks, once sated, didn’t hang around but were delivered back to the wat (temple), with the guests then able to tuck in, helping themselves to two or three servings.

Plentiful ‘leftovers’ but no booze for the guests This was a no alcohol affair and in a charming manner reminiscent of children’s parties, left-over desserts are quickly packed in little bags for taking home and after just a few hours, with blessings given, evil warded off, good deeds done, everyone fed and watered and on their way home, the tambun baan was over.

Chanting the ancient scripts then a sprinkling of holy water Part of the ceremony involved string or sai sin with the head monk starting the process of unraveling a ball using a special object from the temple, before passing the thread

Happily, this ceremony is a very common part of life, so no need to wait long till the next one. We expect that the household will no longer suffer from any more annoying defects. This was a much more enjoyable occasion and cost-effective than a visit from the home maintenance man (they hope)!

FOOD & Entertainment, June 2017

12 56 Robinson Phetchaburi Now Open : Eat-Shop-Play Where: When coming from Cha-am on the main Bangkok highway south, the centre island markers show 150 km and 500 metres (from Bangkok) outside the complex. You’ll then need to make U-turn by staying on the frontage road left and taking the first underpass. This is a kilometre or two before reaching Big C Phetchaburi.

Robinson Department Store has invested about 1 billion THB in the construction of the Robinson Lifestyle Store Phetchaburi on an area of ​​40 Rai. With the catch-cry ‘EatShop-Play’, the new mall opened on 19th May.

had waiting lists. Perhaps a week day when the novelty value of this well-known Thailand outlet coming to Phetchaburi has worn off, a calmer and more pleasant visit will be possible.

Robinson Lifestyle is a new model shopping mall which local shoppers have really embraced. Our visit on Saturday after the official Friday opening was nearly too hard! After a circuit of the huge building and failing to find a parking space we were ready to give up. Just then a nice new Mercedes pulled out from the perfect spot directly in front of us and we were in the right place at the right time.

At around 40 kilometres north from Cha-Am, the new Robinson Lifestyle Mall provides an alternative shopping experience option with middle of the road shops and restaurants rather than the more exclusive brands. You’ll also find: Over 1,400 car parking spaces Drive-Thru Fast Food (all the usual suspects) Kids entertainment options by the score Fitness Centre & Tutoring Schools Five Screen Cinema

Inside the two level mall magnified spruikers seemed to be in competition outside most shops and restaurant outlets

HUA HIN TODAY, June 2017

Hua Hin Today June 2017  

Hua Hin Today June 2017

Hua Hin Today June 2017  

Hua Hin Today June 2017