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From the Editor Thanks to a reader’s tip-off, last month I was able to meet yet another visiting celebrity to Hua Hin, French artist Claude Valery. With the cooperation of Khun Nang from Baan Sillipin, a meeting was arranged between Claude and Malaysian artist Jansen Chow at the opening of his solo exhibition at the Hua Hin Artist’s Village. Our cover page photo shows that great meeting of these artistic minds.

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Another VIP guest at the opening was Mrs. Orasa Awutkhom the local Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand. We agreed that the burgeoning art scene is becoming another important focus for visitors to our growing region. However the less glamorous side of growth is the need for infrastructure to keep pace. The good news is that the Municipality has been keeping an ‘eye on the ball’ and taking steps to manage that need. Water supplies, traffic management and even the least glamorous of all; garbage disposal are all in the sights of the Mayor to ensure Hua Hin continues to provide these practical necessities. We have continued to follow the Pattaya – Hua Hin ferry story, although this remains a source of some frustration. The ferry service seems reluctant to provide essential information to the public, especially online. Hua Hin Today endeavours to keep locals and visitors informed, however we rely on others to communicate, including the ferry operators. If there is an event, news item or just someone with a story to tell, please follow the lead of our reader Alun and send me an email.

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A sample of ‘Valerism’, Claude’s unique art style But the burning question; what is Claude Valery doing in Hua Hin? It’s fair to say that Claude’s past priorities have not really had an Asian focus. However his wife Christele commented that she has a different perspective and convinced him to join her in a trip to Thailand. Christele has long held a passion for travelling to the Asian region.

Claude Valery is a renowned French painter, artists, sculptor, choreographer, variety entertainer, author and the master of many other artistic pursuits. Most recently he has ventured into the world of fashion design but also venturing to Hua Hin which has been his temporary home away from home for the past few months. Hua Hin Today had the privilege of spending time with Claude and his very elegant wife Christele recently, what a privilege!

But first some insights from Charles Aznavour France’s popular and enduring singers. Aznavour is an international pop deity and a lifelong friend of Claude Valery. He provided a preface to the ‘Librio Mongraphico’ (Claude Valery’s published biography). A conversation with Claude inevitably reveals his connections with many amazing names amongst his favourite people. For example; Liza Minnelli, the Fellini family and other significant figures globally from the arts and aristocracy.

This became a few months in Hua Hin to just relax, recharge the batteries and re-stimulate the creative juices. Since arriving in Hua Hin the couple has spent time exploring the artistic scene downtown and was aware that the Hua Hin Artist’s Village (Baan Sillipin) was a must-see art experience. We were able to extend Khun Nang’s invitation to Hua Hin Today to Claude and Christele as Baan Sillipin VIP guests. This was to attend an important exhibition featuring the work of Malaysian artist Jansen Chow. About Jansen Chow Born in Kuantan, the state capital of Pahang Malaysia, Jansen Chow has been awarded memberships with renowned watercolour associations in the USA and Canada and has exhibited widely in both Malaysia and the international stage. The artist is famous for his signature techniques which include using stardust highlights, sequin effects and silver gelatin grains in many of his free-frame stills. Right: Jansen Chang’s artistic impression of downtown Hua Hin

A Coming Together of Artistic Talent

Claude with lifelong friend Charles Aznavour Christele and Claude Valery at their Hua Hin residence with examples of Claude’s works of art

“He’s really a curious fellow this Claude Valery. He’s annoyed me ever since I’ve known him. He’s always annoyed me; he succeeds at whatever he touches. I swear it’s damned annoying. And it didn’t just begin yesterday. He had already succeeded at a number of things with the same joy. But never, no never, did he tell me that he was painting and then one day whamo, I got his shapes and colours right in the face. I would like to have said to him just once; well no, this time no, but I could hardly ignore the truth. I loved what I saw and I still do love his work. You ask why? That is difficult; it’s not because he is my friend no, no. It touches me, it simply touches me. His paintings make me dream, I get inside them like I get inside myself, I swim through them, I cross over them, I travel inside them. They end up by becoming part of my daily life. I love them, what more can I say, I love them.


There, that’s it, he’s a really curious fellow this Claude Valery and damned talented.” 087-911-1977 HUA HIN TODAY, March 2017

- Charles Aznavour

Baan Sillipin Hua Hin provided the ideal venue for both the exhibition by Jansen Chow, but also for his meeting with fellow artist Claude Valery. This was a classic meeting of east meets west. A coming together of two likeminded artists with a passion for their craft who recognised and admired each other’s talent and abilities. One ability they share is the creation of art works from internal inspirations; an ability to transfer ideas of the mind to the canvas. Our thanks to Khun Nang and Khun Thawee from Baan Sillapin for their invitation to join the exhibition; but also to Alun and Ingrid for their introduction to their Hua Hin neighbour Claude Valery. Fashion Note: You may soon see the Claude Valery label at your favourite fashion outlet. If you spot these initials you will know that the item originates from a maestro in the world of art.


6 Just One of Khun Air’s Special Places It’s the Air Space Restaurant!

The founder of Khao Takiab’s Air Space Restaurant is a young entrepreneur. Khun Air has travelled the world in her quest to understand how the ‘best of the best’ offer their culinary delights and it shows. We were also honoured to meet Khun Air’s very gracious mother during her weekend visit. Visits to Hua Hin by the Bangkok based family have long been a tradition. Their affection and familiarity for our town is the main reason for choosing this location for Khun Air’s venture. The restaurant scene is not a part of the family background and Khun Air describes how she chose to become a Starbuck’s barista to show her family where her passion and future lay. That being accepted, her mother became the main influence and inspiration for the Air Space concept and unique presentation best symbolised by the ‘Wright Flyer’ suspended from one of the dining area interiors. Our unplanned lunch with ‘Khun Air’, or to use her full name Kornsiri Sooppakitkul, meant experiencing just a taste of what she has learnt during her travels. She regards New York and particularly the district of Manhattan as the most diverse and dynamic place to learn about international restaurant culture. After all, just one website lists 11,570 establishments in New York.

The Air Space take on A New York hot dog The humble hotdog was our very modest taste of New York. One expert says there may be as many as 5,000 pushcarts in Manhattan, most of them selling hot dogs. The New York hotdog specialty is a frank (sausage) wrapped with a snappy natural casing, cooked on a flatiron griddle, dressed with spicy brown mustard, sauerkraut, and griddled onions. I can’t comment from experience how the Air Space version compares but who cares; it was the best hot dog I’ve ever devoured! Apart from two years spent exploring New York, Khun Air’s travels have included around seven years in Vancouver but also travels to North and South American countries, Europe, Australia and even Cuba. Just last month she was in London for a few weeks and next in her sights is the Easter Islands.

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Perhaps that’s to consider the ‘stone heads’ of the islands compared to Hua Hin’s stone head; but maybe a new take on Easter eggs for April?

For Khun Air the journey is far from over. Also in her sights is the possibility of a PhD in hospitality. She’s contemplating a doctoral thesis which combines her interests in diverse cultures, cuisines, travels and hospitality. Any suggestions for the title are welcome. The founder of Air Space is probably one of youngest but also the most considered, travelled and entrepreneurial restaurateurs in Hua Hin. The result is a dining experience that is a class above most. Getting to know Khun Air is a very pleasant experience but be warned; our ‘brief’ visit stretched to a 2 hour expansive conversation in just the blink of an eye! To contact Khun Air or Air Space Phone: 063 916 0999 Email:  Website:  Footnote: Air Space is on the corner of the short entry road to the Pattaya ferry port. The perfect place for a hot dog or whatever else you fancy before or after a cross-gulf ferry trip.


The Beaconhouse Yamsaard School Hua Hin is ‘Seeking the Light’

It seems like a strange thing to say, but our first impression was to notice the absence of that ‘school smell’. You know that reminder of your own school days; a combination of perspiration, dirty laundry and disinfectant with a hint of freshly sharpened pencils. It is a smell like no other, but not at Beaconhouse Yamsaard School (BYS). We asked International Principal Matthew Allen why this was so. He immediately understood what we meant by a ‘school smell’ and said a team of cleaners were constantly on the job, deodorising and replacing that unfortunate smell with something far more pleasant. His own take on school life is the slogan – “where friendships begin and long memories are made”; but no bad memories of that school smell here!

International Principal Matthew and some happy school children Apart from being student friendly with lots of smiling faces in the schoolyard, another feature of the BYS is being parent-friendly. Principal Matthew wants to welcome parents and always be on hand. He’s an Australian native from the Gold Coast of Queensland who has been in Thailand for some 16 years. He’s been at the BYS for eight of those years and principal for the last two years. As well the International Principal, there is also a Thai Principal, Ms Pilaporn Chamchoy. That’s typical of how the BYS operates, including duality in teaching staff with one Thai and one foreign teacher to each class.

That means Matthew has seen the school grow and prosper. The next step is to open year 11 in May of this Year and then to Year 12 in May 2018. He’s also very proud of the results of achievements in competitive environments, both in an academic and sporting context.


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One proud achiever was Natdranai Jarutikorn who won the quiz competition. The Beaconhouse part of the BYS name is due to an Educational Partnership Agreement which commenced in 2015. The Beaconhouse School System is the largest networking school system in the world which includes 274,000 students in eight countries.

knowledge with the principles of ‘quality education of an international standard’, but also to imbue the family friendly nature of the school environment.

Another component of the BYS model is the use of Cambridge International Examinations as the first Cambridge English Program certified school in Prachuap Khiri Khan. The Yamsaad part of the name is a family name with Yamsaard School was founded in 1984 by Khun Thamrong and Khun Prapai Yamsaard. The original Yamsaard School was built in Lad Prao, Bangkok. The Yamsaard family continues to provide leadership and

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8 Wall Painting: Artistic Homage to King Bhumibol Beautiful paintings that depict His Majesty the King Bhumibol along the wall on Wong Prachan Road have recently become an eye-catching feature for the passersby. All the paintings were made from the heart by Hua Hin artists.

This art project was inspired by a volunteer group with cooperation of the Hua Hin Municipality. According to Mr. Akharadet Rawangwong and Mr. Thanakri Phramaneenil, members of the volunteer group, the project started when Mr. Akharadet had an idea about expressing gratitude to His Majesty and illustrating the King’s royal projects throughout his reign. Out of 4,447 royal projects, Mr. Akharadet selected 58 to be transformed into the wall paintings of this project.

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The paintings were made by over 100 artists and local people from Silpakorn University in Bangkok and Phetchaburi, Ratanakosin Rajamangala University of Technology and Hua Hin Artist Village. The volunteer group took responsibility for the this project, which has received overwhelmingly good feedback and response. Besides enabling people to see the achievements of the late King, the art project symbolises the unity and solidarity of Thai people in working together and giving one another support.

The painters did not receive payment for their work, but were proud and happy to dedicate themselves for their beloved monarch. Mr. Akharadet asked those who admire the paintings to understand that the painters created their work because they would like to do give to the community, not to show themselves off. The project also transforms the featureless wall into a place of beautiful art.

Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin – Multi Rotary Night

District Governer Juthatip Tamsiripong with Presidents Richard Jones and Gianni Battistini The RCRHH Multi Rotary Night is a traditional Dinner Party as part of Intercity Meetings organised with Rotary Clubs from Bangkok. The night included the installation of the Rotoract Clubs of Webster and Stamford Universities and a ceremony to celebrate the establishment of a sister club agreement with the Rotary Club of Patong Beach Phuket.

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Thai beats Englishman in National Crossword Puzzle Championship

A young Thai man has tasted victory at the National Crossword Puzzle Championships at The Mall in Bangkapi, Bangkok. Defending champion Tawan Sunathvanichkul won the two-day contest and took home the 25,000 THB prize. English Bangkok resident Gerry Carter, 55, was his main opponent up until the final round. The puzzle fest featured more than just English language crossword puzzles though. It also offered competitions in completing Thai crosswords, Scrabble in both English and Thai, Sudoku number puzzles and more. Of the 2,000 people that came to watch and play, there were many young students who enjoyed trying out the games on both small boards and a life-size board set up at The Mall, reported ThaiVisa. Word games, especially Scrabble and crosswords, have legions of fiercely competitive fans and players in Thailand. In July, the country hosts King’s Cup, an annual competition where the highestranking global Scrabble players come to Bangkok to compete at their beloved word game.

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10 December 5th is now a Day of National Importance The cabinet has acknowledged the prime minister’s endorsement of a Royal Command designating December 5th as a Day of National Importance in remembrance of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

At Government House, Assistant Government Spokesman Col Athisit Chainuwat revealed that the Cabinet has acknowledged the Prime Minister’s designation of the 5th of December as the birthday anniversary of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the National Day and the National Father’s Day in accordance with the royal mandate. In memory of the beloved King, the Cabinet also resolved to continue to observe December 5th as a public holiday.

Hospitals Must Treat Emergencies Without Cost

Hospitals that charge emergency patients will face legal action under the new sanatorium law, according to the Health Service Support Department (HSSD). Boonruang Triruangworawat,  directorgeneral  of the HSSD, has commented that the 2016 Sanatorium Act stipulates that hospitals must  waive  medical  fees  for  patients who are admitted to the emergency unit.  The law is aimed at standardising the quality of state and private hospitals for better patient care. The Act was  published  in the Royal Gazette on December 20th last year and has been  in effect since December 21st. Under the Act, hospitals are also required to  disclose  the names of their  medical  staff,  medical  and drug fees and other expenses associated with  non-emergency cases, and they must  charge  patients  in accordance with the rates they announce. Hospital managers who  charge  their  patients more than the stipulated rates will

face a maximum  jail term  of one year and/or a fine of up to 20,000 THB. Bureau of Sanatorium and Arts of Healing director Arkhom Praditsuwan said that along with the  medical  fees, the new law would help regulate  exaggerated advertisements by sanatoriums. All hospitals in Bangkok are required to get  permission  from the HSSD before they can  release  public  advertisements, while  sanatoriums  in other provinces must receive  approval  from provincial health offices for their advertisements. Under the Act, hospitals that are found  guilty  of exaggerations in their  advertisements would face a harsher  penalty than in previous years. The penalty has been increased from only a fine to a one-year jail term, a maximum fine of 20,000 THB or both.

Offenders will also face a 10,000 THB fine every day until they cease the advertising. Those who  launch  ads without 

permission will also face a 20,000 THB  fine, along with a  fine  of 10,000 THB a day until they stop advertising. – Bangkok Post

U Beauty! - The Latest Beer in Thailand Visitors to Thailand may choose to drink Thai brand beers. Favourites include Singha, Leo and of course Chang Beer. Now there is another choice, it’s called U Beer. U Beer is a new lager beer from Singha Corporation, the original Thai brewery since 1933, is the latest addition to Thailand’s domestic beer market. The beer is said to be inspired by the German beer and marketed to cater to the young generation who are said to be more designed conscious, hipster, fun and lifestyle savvy. To quote the promoters: “If you look at the design of U Beer, it is fun and modern.” Amateur reviewer have had their say and seem to be giving U Beer the thumbs up; or is that ‘bottoms up’? Here’s a sample of what’s being said: “If you don’t put any ice in, you will notice a subtle flavour.” (Editor’s note: ice in beer; never!)

“May become my beer of choice, will be out this weekend looking for the U girls”. “Today I have heard both that it is a Bavarian inspired beer, and that it tastes similar to Singha Light. I’m hoping for something better than camel %@##, but not holding my breath.” “Dreadful name, but I’ll enjoy asking the girls for “a bottle of U”.” “The rep I spoke to last night said taste - same same all other beer - his exact words”. U Beer Specifications: Style: Lager Alcohol by Volume: 5.0% Brewed by: Singha [Boonrawd Brewery] Size: 620 Ml / 320 Ml. Price: Understood to be same same as Chang Beer HUA HIN TODAY, March 2017

11 ‘Battle at the Beach’; for the Benefit of VIP’s

VIPs (very important persons) at last month’s big Cha-Am Muay Thai event, the ‘Battle at the Beach’, included officials from the Police, Provincial Government, the Mayor of Cha-Am as well as World Champion Muay Thai fighter Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee. However the real VIPs were the handicapped children on stage representing their school; the beneficiary of this Charity Event.

Cha-Am is eagerly awaiting the next “Battle at the Beach”

Knowing that they were ‘fighting for a cause’ was a big incentive which produced stirring performances by all eighteen fighters, a much greater motivation than personal pride, trophies or any other incentive. After early bouts between Thai boxers representing gyms in Hua Hin, Pattaya and Chumphon, foreign fighters from Italy, Denmark, Malaysia, England and Holland made their way to the square ring. It was evident that Thai and world champion Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee was in the corner of those who had travelled from Pattaya. Probably the best advice available anywhere resulted in all his protégés winning their bouts including the ‘Italian Stallion’ Fabrizio. The good-natured crowd had some doubts about at least one of these decisions, but judges are always right and who would want to provoke the ire of the champ?

The Cha-Am Mayor opening proceedings

The world champion in a winner’s corner

Dutchman Rick de Bies attracted a big crowd of orangeshirted supporters displaying his trademark brick ‘logo’. The fan club was not disappointed with a second round TKO performance; let’s just hope their dress sense improves! We were assured by the referee that Rick didn’t have half a brick in each boxing glove despite that suggestion (not by his bruised and battered Malaysian opponent) to explain Rick’s delay in entering the ring. This was a full night of excitement at the Cha-Am viewpoint, a unique venue for Muay Thai on a balmy evening by the ocean. Rosalie and Sakrungroj (Khun Port) from Chok Dee Gym in Cha-Am hosted an event that really whetted the appetites of the 700 or so spectators.

Yoshie (Belgium), Rick (Holland) and friends

World Qualifying Line Dancing Competition in Hua Hin

Basking in the glory of victory

Bikinis On The Run

The 2017 Singha Bikini Beach Run will take place again this year on Sunday March 19th starting at 05:00 AM.

The Tamarind Ballroom at Intercontinental Hua Hin Resort is hosting Asia’s largest Line Dance Country competition, the Thailand Open from 10th to 12th March.

A line dance  is a choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps in which a  group  of people dance in one or more lines or rows, all facing either each other or in the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. Line dancing is practiced and learned in country and western dance bars, social clubs, dance clubs and ballrooms. The World Country Dance Federation was formed in Europe with the mission to further the art form and sport of country dance at all levels (social, competitive, and professional) through a variety of styles and music. The WCDF sanctions high level competition events in countries such as Germany, UK, The Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Denmark, Ireland, France, and Sweden.

There are 3 WCDF sanctioned competitions in Asia, two in Korea and now one in Hua Hin Thailand as a World’s qualification competition. More than 80 dancers are registered from all over Asia and Europe. The public is welcomed to be a part of the event on Saturday 11th March from 11 AM until 7 PM and Sunday 12th March from 10 AM until 11 PM.

For more information see A conversation from the comedy movie ‘The Blues Brothers’ between blues band Member Elwood and country bar owner Claire: Elwood “What kind of music do you have here?” Claire “Oh, we got both kinds. We got country and western.”

Bikinis aren’t compulsory, especially for men and you’ll need to be up early to check out the scene. This is an annual event on the Cha-Am beach. Runners will include those who are highly experienced and well trained and those who rarely break into a gallop. At the top level this will be an international field including runners from African countries (Kenya seems to dominate), Japan, Australia as well as Scandinavian nations. Events of this nature have really taken off across Thailand in recent years and receive appropriate support from tourism authorities and government at all levels. Everyone is encouraged to get fit, with jogging for fun and good health an increasingly common choice of exercise. If you are ready to take that pastime to the next level, the Bikini Beach Run may be the way to go. Check out the website for all the details and registration. Or if you just want to be a ‘bikini spectator’ you’ll need to be at the beach in front of the Long Beach Hotel at 5 AM on the day. email: Tel.02-721-6009, 086-391-4834, 081-867-5262 086-369-3604 HUA HIN TODAY, March 2017

12 The New Supreme Patriarch of Buddhism in Thailand is Appointed Somdet Phra Maha Muniwong, formerly the abbot of Ratchbhopit Temple, has officially become the 20th Supreme Patriarch of Thailand.

The position was left vacant after the passing away on October 24th of the late Supreme Patriarch, His Holiness Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara, at the age of 100.

“The new Supreme Patriarch is very healthy although he is now 90 years old, partly because he has good heart and does not want objects,” Omsin said (The Nation).

The PM’s Office Minister Omsin Chivapruek who oversees the National Office of Buddhism, made the invitation during am earlier visit to the abbot to his temple. The event was described as being simple and was implemented according to tradition. The new Supreme Patriarch performed Sangha activities at Rachbhopit Temple’s Ubosot on February 13th and 15th.

To honour the new chief of Thailand’s Buddhism, an investiture ceremony has taken place at the Emerald Buddha Temple. At the start of the ceremony, the King presented saffron robes to senior monks from the Sangha Supreme Council (SSC). He then lit candles and incense sticks to recognise the Tripitaka (the earliest collection of Buddhist teachings).

Senior monks in the Racha Khana rank then chanted and granted religious precepts to the king. The King presented the golden plate and other items associated with this important rank to the Supreme Patriarch. At other temples in Thailand, monks rang their bells to mark the appointment of the new Supreme Patriarch.

True Arena Hua Hin Hosts a Women’s Fight to Launch Plans For a Muay Thai Centre

His Excellency Suwat Liptapanlop, former Deputy Prime Minister, presided in the opening ceremony of Women’s Fight Muay Thai world championship at True Arena Hua Hin. The championship  was held to support and promote Women’s Muay Thai fighters who have increasingly developed boxing skills and gained worldwide recognition. True Arena Hua Hin transformed the centre court of the main tennis stadium, into a high standard boxing stadium. The highlight match of the night was Ticha Rongraenkeela Korat, 57 kg World Muay Thai Council WMC Champion from Thailand defending  her title  against Lisa Wor Santai from England. The Thai fighter aka “Wai Jadjan” scored with her left kicks and left punches then increased the pressure in the last 3 rounds to successfully defend her title after completing 5 rounds. Suwat Liptapanlop said that he is glad to be part of Thailand Women’s boxing

development. Not only skilled male fighters could bring fame to Thailand but also the female fighters who have a flair for Muay Thai as much as the males. Again True Arena Hua Hin demonstrated that it is a world standard sporting complex. There are now plans to launch a Muay Thai Development Centre to follow the pathway of a National Muay Thai Institute. The future True Arena Hua Hin will surely be part of Thailand Women’s boxing development.

First Restaurant Allegedly The Tipco Foods Company Donates To Dog Care Encroaching On Public Land Dismantled

One seafood restaurant allegedly encroaching on Hua Hin beach has been voluntarily dismantled, after more than 40 buildings, including several restaurants, were served eviction notice from Hua Hin municipal administration on encroachment charges. Saeng Thai Seafood restaurant was the first amongst several restaurants located on Naresdamri Road that agreed to move out and to dismantle the buildings. Others have refused to move out and vowed to fight on against the eviction. Mayor Nopporn Wutthikul said the municipal administration invoked Sections 40 and 42 of the Building Act to order some 40 buildings allegedly encroaching on public land to be evicted and dismantled within 45 days from December 20th when the eviction order was served. Those who refused to move out have petitioned against the municipality eviction order and have appealed to the Prachuab Khiri Khan Provincial Governor.

The mayor stated that if the provincial authorities agreed with the municipality decision, the restaurant proprietors can still resort to the Administrative Court for help. If that was not successful, the buildings will have to be demolished, he added.

Besides the restaurants along Naresdamri Road, the Hua Hin district office has lodged complaints with the police against six hotels for allegedly encroaching on public land. –

Dr. Somsak Krunapitak the senior veterinary officer and head of the Dog Care Foundation of Hin has welcomed Mr. Chokchai Tocharoenthanapul, Operations Director of Tipco Foods and Mrs. Keawkran Ratanamuchachim the Manager of Tipco Foods in Prachuap Khiri Khan. HUA HIN TODAY, March 2017

The visit included a donation of 11,000 THB to help abandoned dogs at the Foundation. The Centre was established by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej to provide care and veterinary services to stray and abandoned dogs in Hua Hin.

13 ‘Garbage Island’ off Hua Hin Will Take Time to Clear

The huge floating garbage island in the Gulf of Thailand is largely plastic waste and a threat to marine life, according to authorities who say it will take 10 days to clear

Managing the Infrastructure Needs of Hua Hin Members of the National Legislature Council of Thailand and Thailand Senate have visited Hua Hin to meet with the Mayor, Hua Hin municipal executives and staff. The main purpose of the visit was to engage in discussions and solutions for the infrastructure needs of the city.

According to the Hua Hin Mayor, Hua Hin is currently facing three main problems. The first problem concerns the increasing number of garbage in the city. Garbage has been dumped near the Thanarat Military Camp; however an effective plan to deal with this problem has to be implemented.

For more information contact the Hua Hin Municipality Office by calling 0-3251-1047 extensions 301, 302, and 303 during office hours.

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Traffic congestion in central Hua Hin is also a problem that needs to be solved immediately. Particularly during weekends and public holidays when traffic jams are frequent. Traffic police and local authorities must work together to find an effective way to tackle the problem. The trash slick was located again by an aerial survey 10th February, 10 kilometres away from its previous position. It was then drifting between Koh Talu in Bang Saphan Noi district and a headland of Ao Mae Ramphueng in Bang Saphan district. Koh Talu is a popular shallow-water dive site in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. Authorities estimate the floating junk, which was first spotted a week earlier off Chumphon has been drifting northward and weighs 100 tons. Winds have already scattered some of the trash and made collection a more difficult task, said Sopon Thongdee, deputy directorgeneral of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources. Officials expect to be working in the area

using speedboats and small fishing nets to collect the garbage, he said. He said he hoped winds and waves would gather the garbage into a single mass to facilitate the operation. The majority of the garbage consisted of plastic and was harmful to coral and marine life, especially turtles and dolphinst, Sopon said. When plastic garbage sinks, it could cover and kill coral, he added. “It is necessary to remove the garbage from the sea as soon as possible.” He said the trash might have been debris trapped in water draining off the land after the recent heavy floods, especially from Prachuap Khiri Khan and Chumphon. He said he believed it was the biggest floating garbage patch ever seen in Thai waters. – Bangkok Post

Meet the Our New Sales Manager – She’s “Mint”!

Here’s just one dictionary definition of Mint – “very good, excellent; cool”; awesome”. Hua Hin Today’s new Sales Manager is Jiratha Kerdparn, better known as Khun Mint. As the definition suggests, she’s the sort of person that guarantees her clients a level of service that’s second to none.

home; unless the singer goes ‘public’, a successful career will never happen. Although Khun Mint is a native of Nakhon Panom, Hua Hin has been her family’s home base for the past 10 years. She’s a graduate in hospitality and tourism from Rajabhat Maha Sarakham University and has a resume that includes sales, event and financial management. A Hua Hin resort staff canteen was where she met husband Khun Ton and a real case of love at first sight. The couple now has an eighteen months old daughter with husband ‘Ton’ operating ‘Ton’s Steak Hua Hin’ within the Soi Bintabaht beer garden. However he’s looking for a business name change as the restaurant offers a much wider range of menu items than steak; she’s helping him work on that!

Khun Mint joined the Hua Hin Today team in January this year. She is now getting to know our important friends and offering them her insights into advertising strategies that work for their business. But first and foremost she’s a listener and also a fluent English (and Thai) language communicator. Khun Mint believes that it’s all about introductions, both at a personal level but also about introducing businesses to the widest exposure possible. It’s like a great singer who only sings in the shower at

Khun Mint is an active Member of the Hua Hin Women’s Club and when she gets the time away from business and family responsibilities she’s an avid reader (real books; not digital) and tries to relax before a good night’s sleep with some meditation to make sure her mind is free from the stresses of the day. Hua Hin Today continues to offer very professional advertising services with Khun Mint on board. Give her a call if you realise that your marketing plans could use a fresh approach. Phone: 0863 382 203 Email:

Water supply issues were also acknowledged of the dependence on Pranburi Dam and Phetchaburi Dam. With the increasing future needs for water, steps have been taken to resolve water production and supply issues. The Hua Hin Mayor raised other equally important ways to improve Hua Hin. The visiting authorities said that they would present a report about the matters raised to the National Legislature Council of Thailand shortly.

Plans To Accelerate Improvements to the Canal Road and Railway Intersections

The Hua Hin Municipality wants to develop the canal road and develop improvements to vehicle access in nearby intersections as an important priority to reduce traffic congestion and safety. Cooperation by the Irrigation Department and State Railways of Thailand is vital to these improvements. Development of the canal road includes the western side of the canal with an allconcrete surface and with completed storm water drainage planned. Sections of this western side are currently unsealed and a dusty surface resulting in inconvenience for both users and local residents. Further work to this road requires the permission of the Irrigation Department. The canal road begins at Wong Prachan in the Bor Fai area and known as Kan Klong. It is an important bypass for traffic to move to and from the downtown area. Improvements to the canal road began in November 2016 and the work is due to be completed in September this year. Additionally there are plans to improve intersections and railway crossings in the Bon Kai area where vehicles travelling along Soi 88 encounter major traffic congestion. The railway crossing is a bottleneck for traffic especially during holidays and other busy periods. The Hua Hin Municipality has requested authorisation from the State Railways of Thailand to expand the width of the road and to install additional boom-gates to improve safety and traffic flow. The Municipality is also accelerating plans for the construction of a railway bridge at the Bon Kai intersection.

Mr. Montree Chuphu, the deputy mayor of Hua Hin, said that the Pranburi Dam had more water now than in the past three years, and Hua Hin principally depended on the water from this dam. In Hua Hin alone, there are 5 reservoirs where water is cleaned, filtered and chlorinated according to the international standard. About 67,000 cubic metres of tap water can be produced daily which is sufficient for about 300,000 people. However with more people visiting the city this may not always be sufficient, resulting in some areas experiencing sediment in their water. People in Hua Hin have been complaining about turbid water and inaccessibility of water resources in some areas. Mrs. Kamrai Phibulthai, 60, a seller of street food in Bor Fai, said that she needed water to cook but the water was turbid. Living in Soi Hua Na, Ms. Kingfah said that it had been almost 8 years that her family had to buy water for consumption at home. It costs her around a thousand THB every two or three months. The Hua Hin Municipality is currently building a new water pumping station in the area known as Bo Kham. The station will be able can pump 500 cubic metres per hour from the 1-Sai Yai or Sai Mai canal. The pumped water will be sent through a pipeline for treatment and use as tap water for the city. This Department of Irrigation project will allow the municipality to store water because of the supply from the canals in question is very reliable. The Hua Hin Municipal Office started these construction projects in December 2016 with completion due in August this year. The station will be able to at least 12,000 cubic metres daily to make water supplies more secure. Additionally some water pipes in Hua Hin are as old as 50 years without a sufficient budget to renew these pipes. The deputy mayor of Hua Hin added that new water pipes were being installed in Khao Takiab areas and in Chong Khao Dang. The Provincial Waterworks Authority is helping the municipal office to reduce expenses and to effectively solve water problems in a sustainable way. However local people see an increase in their water accounts.. For more information contact the Hua Hin Municipal Office, Water Works Division Phone: 032 511 667 during office hours. 086-369-3604 HUA HIN TODAY, March 2017

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14 Legal Training For Community Leaders Ms. Pailin Klongpun a Hua Hin deputy mayor and other officials have arranged a legal training program for community leaders, such as a local woman’s group and other volunteers. This project, organised by the Office of Civil Protection and Legal Aid was held at the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas with Mr. Sanpecth Treethep, a legal officer from Prachuap Khiri Khan Province presiding over the workshop. The training included a lecture on civil and criminal matters to improve public awareness.

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin Children’s Day at Dhammikawittaya School

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin Celebrates Chinese New Year

Lighting the Candle at Klai Kangwon Palace

David Martens, General Manager (5th right) and management of Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin celebrated Chinese New Year with an eye-opening ceremony and lion dance, followed by paying respect to the spirit houses of the resort. Over 200 guests celebrated the welcoming to the Year of the Rooster with a grand buffet dinner, live music by the “Bangkok Connection Band” and a spectacular human pyramid by the Lion Dance group

Since the passing away of HM King Rama IX last October, Hua Hin people have come together to mourn, make offerings to King Rama IX and light candles in front of the Klai Kangwon Palace. People stand quietly as the national anthem is played and then sing songs that were composed by the late King to commemorate his gifts to the Nation and to show their loyalty. This commemorative recognition will continue each day at 7 PM in front of Klai Kangwon Palace until the royal cremation ceremony takes place at the end of the year.

Promoting Sepak Takraw to the Community

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin has donated 7,500 THB and hosted lunch to 50 students on Children’s Day. The donation aims to provide educational materials and basic necessities for the blind students at Dhammikawittaya School under the Royal Patronage of H.M. the King in Petchaburi.

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin Receives Guest Review Award 2016

Mr. Nopporn Wuthikul the Hua-Hin Mayor and Mr. Jeerawat Pramhamanee have attended the 2017 annual event to promote sepak takraw at the multipurpose field near the Permsup Market. Sepak takraw is a developing sport for the public which encourages participants to choose sporting activities rather than to be involved in anti-social behaviour and to strengthen community development by involvement in the sport at higher levels.

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Putahracsa Children Workshop

Putahracsa Hua Hin’s supports education for the next generation on the annual Children’s Day. On 18th January 2017 Putahracsa Team and Wat Nhong Sor School organized simple kids work shops based on main job functions of several departments of a hotel. This can help at an early stage to set goals for children to find their passion and direction for their future work life. In addition the students enjoyed fun games, good food and a raffle which were organized from a previous “Putahracsa Market Fund Raising for Kids” at the Putahracsa hotel.

Dusit Thani Hua Hin Awarded ISO 9001: 2015 Certification

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin recently received the “Guest Review Award 2016” from Booking. com, the world’s leader in booking hotels and other accommodations online. The review score 9 out of 10 is a symbol of excellence as a best guest experience provider among some 1,136,954 properties around the world. “We are proud to receive such a significant award for sixth consecutive years. One of our missions at the hotel is to deliver an exceptional guest experience to meet our guest satisfaction. This award recognizes our team efforts to achieve that.” said Mr. David Martens (middle front), Hotel General Manager.

Febuary7, 2017 Dr. Somsak Krunapitaks senior veterinary officer and a head of dog care Center in Hua-Hin to welcome Tipco Foods Public Company Limited, led by Mr. Chokchai Tocharoenthanapul an Operations Director of Tipco Foods and also Mrs. Keawkran Ratanamuchachim a manager of Tipco Foods in Prachuap Khiri Khan, On the occasion of visit Dog Care Center and donate of 11,000 baht cash to help abandoned dogs to ccording to the whim of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej to establish the Foundation of Dogs Care of Hua-Hin.

Rest Detail Hotel Hua Hin hold the Staff Party

Street art was displayed last month with artists from a variety of countries including Korea, Japan and Thailand. The artists came together to paint a wall measuring 3x10 metres at SeenSpace, the beach front mall in Soi 35.Rukkit Kawarahavech, who is a Street Art artist who has previously been on show in Japan had the idea to have exhibitions in Thailand, first being held in Bangkok. “Normally, we are a group of friends who paint the walls in various locations in Thailand and also abroad. The idea came up to visit provinces in Thailand than we chose Hua Hin as a great place to impress these foreign artists.

Management of Rest Detail Hotel Hua Hin hold the Staff Party 2017 in Black & White theme on Jan 18,2017 with the bliss atmosphere. The party night is full of fun and entertainment with special events, gifts, foods and refreshment.

SeenSpace Street Art

Hua Hin Thailand, Victor Sukseree, General Manager, and the management team of Dusit Thani Hua Hin proudly display their certificate of ISO 9001:2015 awarded in recognition of the hotel passing the Quality Management System (QMS), one of 8 hotels in Dusit International Group to do so. Certification provides assurance of the consistent quality of Dusit Thani Hua Hin’s service to the hotel’s valued and loyal customer base.

Make Kids Dream Come True The Colonial Hall of Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin was the venue for a presentation of scholarships including educational equipment and accessories donated by Mr. David Martens, the General Manager of the Centara and his team.The Deputy Mayor of Hua Hin presided over the event which has the program name ‘Make Kids Dream Come True’. HUA HIN TODAY, March 2017

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15 Novotel Hua Hin Cha Am Beach Resort & Spa Welcomes New General Manager

experiences as a top choice for family escapes and getaways by taking our family offerings and activities to the next level,” said Alexander who was previously General Manager of Swissotel Resort Phuket Kamala Beach.

The Cross Golf Ferry is Officially Open for Business but Frustrations Continue

The 2009 graduate from the University of San Francisco with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) majoring in Business & Hospitality Industry Management, Alexander Eaton also worked at independent restaurants in San Francisco. Alexander Eaton was appointed General Manager of the 4-star Novotel Hua Hin Cha Am Beach Resort & Spa in August 2016. The hotel is a top family resort, and meeting & convention venue in Hua Hin. The hotel was inducted into the TripAdvisor’s ‘Hall of Fame’ in 2015 for being the fifth consecutive recipient of its ‘Certificate of Excellence’. In 2016, it won TripAdvisor’s prestigious “Top Hotels for Families” in Thailand in the Traveller’s Choice Hotel category. “We’re looking forward to welcoming Alexander Eaton to our Novotel Hua Hin Cha Am Beach Resort & Spa and benefiting from his proven experience in delivering results at our Phuket property, particularly in Food and Beverage” said Peter Lucas, President of Destination Properties. “My mission is to make this hotel Hua Hin’s top Themed Meetings and Events venue, through delivering personalised customer

Mr. Eaton started at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. in the US before transferring to the 5-star Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa in Queensland, Australia where he was Hotel Operations Manager and was instrumental to the hotel being ranked the top three in four categories among 14 Starwood Hotels and Resorts in the Pacific Region. The Australian arrived in Thailand in 2014 as Director of Operations of the Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa and appointed Acting General Manager during hotel renovations. Appointed as General Manager of the Swissotel Resort Phuket Kamala Beach in October 2015, his successful turnaround of the 180-suite Accor Luxury Resort & Spa with three food and beverage venues resulted in his transfer to Novotel Hua Hin. For more information: visit www. or

Mr Pichit Akrathit, Deputy Ministry of Transportation and Communications has presided over the opening ceremony for the ferry across the Gulf of Thailand from Pattaya to Hua Hin. The ceremony officially launched the ferry service at both locations with Harbour Department, Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Royal Passenger Liner Company and various government officers in attendance. More Sea Routes to Link Pattaya and Hua Hin to Other Ports Urged Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has urged the Ministry of Tourism and Sports to explore new sea routes that will serve as options for tourists to travel to tourist destinations. Ferry Service Frustrations The absence of online bookings through a ferry service website with a secure credit card facility remains a glaring discouragement to travellers. The absence of ticket sales from travel agents means

that bookings may only be made at the offices located at the Pattaya and Hua Hin (Khao Takiab) piers. Our last visit to the pier was on 17th February. We were told that in March the basic one way ticket price will revert back to 1,250 THB as the February price of 999 THB was a promotional offer for that month. The departure time from Pattaya remains as 10.30 AM and then from Hua Hin at 1.30 PM. And the website? …………………… next month! It’s difficult to fathom why this longawaited service remains unwilling or unable to communicate with potential passengers, local authorities and the media. Marketing of the service is virtually non-existent. Hua Hin Today remains committed to ‘spreading the news’, but the lack of cooperation by the operators is perplexing to say the least. The phone numbers provided are 038488999, 098-625-9949, 062-427-9949.

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The Development of Emotion

Human beings are social animals. In our life, we encounter so many events and stories that are both happy and unhappy. It’s all mixed together to spice up our life so that we are never be bored. We have to handle so many different emotions in one day, either from ourselves or arising from sharing emotion with others. But have you ever wondered what actually caused those emotions and where it came from?

An emotion is like a cluster of energy that is unstable and changes over time. It depends on the character and the feelings inside everyone’s mind. It affects and causes physical changes to our body, which is manifested in various forms of behaviour. For example, when we face certain situations that make us scared, the emotion will stimulate the brain to secrete a neurotransmitter called Adrenaline. Adrenaline has a stimulating effect on the nervous system causing our body to feel alert and results in an increasing speed of the heartbeat, more sweating, and anxiety. However, when our body adapts to the situation, the emotion of fear may be replaced by another emotion such as anger with aggressive behaviour.

Nevertheless, we can divide such emotional stimulus into 2 main categories as follows: 1. External stimulus that we face in everyday life may lead to satisfaction or dissatisfaction followed by certain emotions. 2. Internal stimulus: such as physical condition, hormone levels and neurotransmitters may lead to emotional changes. For example, women during menstruation could have unstable level of hormones causing them to have diverse and unstable emotions. Emotional experience, maturity, and the characteristics of each and every person lead to individual and different expressions. This is why we get excited and feel more eager when we see or do something for the first time and when we were young. After doing or seeing the same thing repeatedly, excitement and eagerness will usually fade away to impassive emotion or boredom. The different experiences of life also cause people to express their emotion and behave differently. To understand the causes of emotions is not as important as to learn how to handle different emotions. Impulsive actions could affect so many others, in both a negative and positive way. Provided by Health Lab Hua Hin

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20 Offbeat Days In March

They may be off-beat but they are holidays nonetheless, and we are counting down March’s off-beat holidays! 2nd March National Old Stuff Day

13th March National Open an Umbrella Indoors 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. Chances are that there will be a restaurant featuring the cuisine and traditional activities familiar to you. Even if you have real connection to the country in question it’s worth dropping by and saying hullo. Chances are you will be even more welcome than usual and win some points by mentioning their celebrations.

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Statehood Day

If you think Old Stuff Day is about commemorating the old stuffs you own, sorry to break it to you guys but you are dead wrong. It is to telling that life is so much more than drinking same old crappy coffee, life is mundane if you stick to same old lifestyle, to take control of your life, to have faith and to sail away wherever wind takes you, and that you would be surprised to find out that all along Rome wasn’t that far.

7th March Middle Name Pride Day

While some superstition has it that opening umbrella indoors will bring bad luck, but opening an Umbrella Indoors Day provides you an opportunity to see it for yourself, is it merely a coincidental superstition? Or it indeed brings a bad luck in real? They say ‘If you never try, you never know’ anyways here’s to breaking away from taboo.

16 March No Selfie Day th

A country situated in the western Balkan Peninsula of Europe received Independence just two decades ago when the citizens of Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina voted in the referendum and proclaimed their Independence from the Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia on 1st March 1992. A very Happy Independence Day Bosnia and Herzegovina!

Ghana’s Nationhood Day

Just because people don’t call you by your middle name or even know your middle name doesn’t mean you don’t have one, this Middle Name Pride Day, make yourself a commitment and shout to the world your Middle name, it may be better than clichéd names you hang on to.

With selfies becoming ‘The Thing’, it is actually quite hard for one to stop taking pictures of themselves, given the perfect portable equipment to enable them to take quite prettier than reality pictures but Darling you don’t want to come off as Modern Day Narcissus, try No Selfie Day, it is bound to help you!

Yep! Middle is my Middle name.

18th March Awkward Moments Day

9th March Panic Day

Ever wished for the floor to swallow you alive because you won’t stop being awkward, ever suffered from nonstop awkward situations you don’t even want to think about it, if you are one of the awkwardly awkward people out there, good news folks, this day is for you, just be yourself!

6th March 1957 marked the end of British colonial rule in Ghana, since then the 6th of March is commemorated as their Independence Day, and this year it marks 59th anniversary of Ghana being a free nation. May you all celebrate in all the glory!

Mauritian Independence Day

31st March Eiffel Tower Day

In 1968 the Island country of Mauritius located in Indian Ocean received their independence from the British rule. The British has ruled Mauritius from 1810 to 1968, Mauritius experienced almost 160 years of foreign rule. To the world in which keeping sanity is almost like a religion, and ‘don’t panic’ is uttered on regular basis because we are humans and humans by nature is calm creature.

Mauritius and India shared the same sentiments as they were under same British rule, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, one of the leading figures in Indian Independence movement helped the Mauritian Indian Community to organize themselves and Mauritius celebrates its National Day on 12th March.

But we are not calm creature, our ancestral history have us linked with apes and apes are anything but calm. And sudden outbreaks of panics is necessary to keep us balanced, and there it is, Panic Day! Boom! If anyone as much as slightly utter ‘don’t pa…’ while you are having your perfect share of Panic Day, punch them in the face, or anyone who gives a look, punch them too but at your own risk.

Completed in the year 1889 by architecture Gustave Eiffel, Eiffel tower is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Paris, built mainly to commemorate French Revolution. For popular tower like Eiffel it sure deserves its own day and so Eiffel Tower Day be it.

Sir Seewoosagar Ramoolam went on to become first Prime Minister of a free country. Wishing Mauritius Happy 49thIndependence Day! HUA HIN TODAY, March 2017


Charity Cyclists to Ride from Hua Hin to Phuket

Members of Phuket’s cycling community to host inaugural charity endurance bicycle ride covering 835 km over six days from the 5th to 11th March, to help disadvantaged children in Phuket, hoping to raise over one million THB. began with a group of friends in Phuket who shared a love for Thailand and specifically their home Phuket, for cycling and a healthy family lifestyle and for a desire to contribute back to Phuket.

The event will consist of sixteen riders will have all committed to the full bicycle ride covering 835km from Hua Hin to Phuket over six days, approximately 140km per day and traversing a total of almost 4000m in elevation.

One hundred per cent of funds raised from will go to three established and respected Phuket child focused charities; ‘Good Shepard Phuket’, ‘Phuket Has Been Good To Us’ and ‘Outrigger Share4Change’.

For those cycling enthusiasts who are interested, but cannot commit to the full six days or are reluctant to undertake the 835km endeavour, they can join the last day’s ride on Saturday the 11th March. The last leg of 95km will go from the JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa to the finish at Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort.

The cyclists participating in the ride will be paying their own costs for accommodation, food and transport support with some nonfinancial support from sponsors.

Riders who are interested in the one day event can register through the website with a 2000 THB fee contribution to the charity.

Some Important Regional Contacts Organisation Hua Hin Cha-Am Police 191 (Emergency) 191 (Emergency) 032 511 027 032 471 321 Highway Police 1193 Tourist Police 1155 Fire Station 199 (Emergency) 199 (Emergency) 032 511 666 Ambulance 1554 Medical Emergency 1669 Electrical Call Centre 1129 Alcoholics Anonymous 089 587 682 Bangkok Hospital 1719 033 616 800 San Paolo 032 532 576 Cha Am Hospital 032 471 808 Hua Hin Hospital 032 520 401

Transport Bus Station Railway Station

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22 22 22 HOUSE FOR RENT (HFR 1001) Pool Villa for rent in Soi 88, Hua Hin, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open Lounge/dining/kitchen, 2 covered verandas and pool (4×10)., fully furnished by quality furniture, very modern (built in) good size garden, 24 hrs security on-site, and regular free shuttle bus to beach, market, Blue Port, market Village, city down-town. This villa will be available from March 2017. Please call: 092 337 0078 or email: (HFSR 1002)House for rent/sale, located in Orchid Palm 2 (Soi 102), Orchid Palm 2 Land size: 712 sqm (1 ngan and 78 1/10 sqw) House size: 250 sqm, 4.5 km. from Hua-HinCentre. A Europeandesigned fully furnished corner house with a nice open view. The compound features a nice garden with pavilion and 5x10 meter swimming pool, Selling price@ 8.5 million THB or negotiable, rental price @ THB 35 k/month with minimum one year with two months deposit Call at 086 369 3604 (HFR 1003) Beautiful House for Rent@ 40,000 THB, with a high quality development, located in soi Hin lek fai and this house has a land area 312 sq.m and a living area 225 sq.m. With 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 air-cons, carport and landscaped gardens and a private swimming pool (3x6 meters). This house has been fully furnished with European Kitchen. To views please call: 086-369 3604 -(HFR 1006) ) Thai Modren house for Rent @ 45,000 THB. the villa is located in soi 116 only 5 minutes drive by car to Hua Hin town, 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 24 hur. security, built in European kitchen, fully furnished, having 3 air-cons, a hot water system and water tank. To views please call: 086-369 3604.

HOUSE FOR SALE House for Rent or Sale The Emerald Green Hua Hin is 10 minutes from the city. With furniture, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living room , European-style kitchen and nice gardens. Land area: 64 wa or 240 square metres For Sale: 7 Million THB.For rent 30,000 THB per month For more information pleases call: 064-4760-518 Email : High Quality Villa for Sale The fantastic villa for sale, just to the north of Hua Hin, approx. 5km. Come fully furnished, with European kitchen, 17m x 4m private swimming pool with lush landscaped garden. The swimming pool is surrounded by a tiled terrace, with a Sala to be able to sit and relax in to get some shade from the hot Thailand sun. Beds: 3 Living Area: 295 Sqm 6.25 M. Thai Baht Baths: 2 Land Area: 512 Sqm Phone :+66(0)818593118

(HFS 2010)House for sale in soi 116, 175 Sq.Wah, selling price:@ THB 16 M or negotiable ,the house is only 5 minutes from Hua-Hin Town including Bluport and Market.Villa , convenient to go every where, only 10 mint. from Takeap Beach, big swimming pool and fully furnish : Call at 086 369 3604.

White Lotus 1 Soi Hua Hin 116 The magnificent beautiful pool villa house for sale, it is located at a very good quality village, only 3 kms from the Market Village and 2 kms to the Beach in Khao Takiab. Also, has a place for relaxing and enjoying the atmosphere beside a long nice swimming pool. There are 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with a plenty of space for family. As can be seen the European kitchen in this house. Many of tropical plants and trees around the are a. This is a truly stunning home and must be seen to be appreciated. Beds: 3 Living Area: 153 Sqm 10.5 M. Thai Baht Baths: 3 Land Area: 691 Sqm Phone :+66(0)818593118 Modern Pool Villa In Hua Hin Modern 2 Stories Villa New Modern Pool Villa boasts private villas all fitted with a private pool, a garden and a terrace for relaxation. The villa is approximately 2 km from Khao Tao Beach. Fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows; the air-conditioned villas offer plenty of natural light. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the necessary tools and appliances for indoor cooking. These villas represent excellent valuefor-money especially considering that each property has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. opening out to the balcony overlooking pool and garden. Beds: 3 Living Area: 285 Sqm 13.9 M. Thai Baht Baths: 3 Land Area: 584 Sqm Phone :+66(0)818593118 Luxurious Pool Villa for Sale The fabulous,luxury Villa for rent, in a very popular area of Hua Hin. Decorated to an exceptionally high standard, this 3 bedroom (plus maids room) villa sits only 1km from the beach and 2km from the centre of town. A fully fitted European kitchen is one of the benefits of this beautiful home, but the crowning feature is the folding doors that stretch the entire length of the living and dining room, opening on to an enormous terrace area making the entire living space open plan for a wonderful outdoor living feel. The swimming pool is 7 x 4 meters with a jacuzzi, which adjoins to the master bedroom. Beds: 4 Living Area: 240 Sqm 7.5 M. Thai Baht Baths: 2 Land Area: 600 Sqm Phone: +66(0)818593118 Bamboo Gardens This lovely bungalow is located on the West of Hua Hin, with easy access to the main road area. It has a modern fitted European kitchen and only the best quality luxury furniture. The rooms all have tiled floors and there are many personal improvements made by the owner, including a walk in closet as well as a Buddha room adjacent to the master bedroom and increased terrace roof area to create ample shade on Hua Hin’s sunny days. There is air conditioning in all bedrooms . Lovely landscaped garden and car port, with wonderful pool area built at the center of the home’s entertainment area which includes a state of the art barbecue. Beds: 3 Living Area: 156 Sqm 7.5 M. Thai Baht Baths: 4 Land Area: 720 Sqm Phone :+66(0)818593118 Beautiful Villa For Sale Hua Hin 88 Beautiful Villa For Sale Hua Hin 88 This fantastic property is located in a complete estate within 7 minutes of the centre of Hua Hin, soi 88. The house is a brand new villa has a nice living room with a kitchen corner. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. With a good swimming pool and a jacuzzi. Beds: 3 Living Area: 160 Sqm 5.5 M. Thai Baht Baths: 2 Land Area: 465 Sqm Phone :+66(0)818593118

The Art of Salt Cellar – brating’ NaCl This event will hold on 17th March from 16.00 am onwards at Bang Keaw Beach, Phetchaburi Province. This Festival is the first and only celebration of the Art of Sal and includes the biggest salt sculptures in Thailand.See the salt sculptures of up to five metres high.Exhibitions to about the reign King Rama IX. Learn about salt farming simulation and enjoy a test drive grinding salt. Snap & Share photography and enjoy the atmosphere on the Gulf of Thailand. Enjoy walking street to experience a salt farming atmosphere. Relax with a salt spa and massage. Enjoy DIY activities such as decorating coloured salt. Traditional Phetchaburi’s dishes in a fisherman village style, enjoy low cost seafood.Be cool listening to music on the beach and watching the artists show. Shopping for handmade OTOP and local products from Phetchaburi. Salt is essential for life in general, and saltiness is one of the basic human tastes. It may get an amount of bad press (too much of a good thing), but the Art of Salt shows that salt really is an essential to celebrated. (HFS 2003) Small Pool Villa for sale , 7 year old in peacefully area ,safe and secured village up the way to black moutain in soi 56, only5 minutes to city , beach, golf course and market village, 3 bed, 3 bath, living room , stores, thai kitchen and private pool ! Good for young couple or older retirements ! for sale only 1.473000.00 THB only. Please call to 0801892926 or mail to for views. (HFR 2004) Beautiful Bungalow for sale @ 7 Million THB, this exquisite home is situated in Soi 112 just 7 minutes south of Hua Hin town center. It’s a wonderfully mature home with a beautiful garden, especially on the beautifully large covered terrace area facing the swimming pool and , furnished with a great standard, European kitchen. To views please call: 062 232 2998 Hua Hin: Apartment/Penthouse at the 120-m-pool Location: La Bua Resort, near Banyan Golf Club Enjoy a perfect Resort with all amenities, or invest in 1 or 2 wonderful apartments with rental guarantee. Option 1: Garden apartment, 1 bedroom, 71 sqm Option 2: Penthouse, apartment with 1 bedroom and roof terrace with Jacuzzi, BBQ, sunbeds, 132 sqmOption 3: both Garden and Penthouse on 203 sqm fully furnished, fitted bathrooms, European kitchen Garden unit: 2,9 Mio, penthouse: 4 Mio Duplex unit (garden and penthouse): 6,7 Mio incl 6% guaranteed return per year, for 5 years call 082 586 5050 E-Mail: Hua Hin: Garden Apartment at the 120-m-pool Location: La Bua Resort, near Banyan Golf Club Enjoy a perfect Resort with all amenities Garden apartment, 1 bedroom, 71 sqm Fully furnished, fitted bathroom, European kitchen Sales price: 3,2 Mio Call: 082 586 5050 E-Mail: (HFS 2008) Pool villa for sale @3.8 M. THB, in town centre at Hua Hin 102 price very affordable sold below new project price, owner moving back to home town. fully furnish. Plot size 272 square meter (68.00 Wah2) house area of 105 m2 excluded of pool area of 3m x 6m. please call: 095-934-1126. HUA HUA HIN HIN TODAY, TODAY, March March 2017 2017

Hua Hin North: Pool-Villa for sale Location: Soi 6, Taragon Villageliving area 120 sqm indoor, land 420 sqm, 2 bed, 2 bath, pool 8 x 4 mpartly furnished, walk-in closetEuropean kitchen, store roomsbeautiful garden with huge covered terraceplus roof terrace 111 sqm, covered are 57 sqm offering a wonderful viewchanote, sales price 6,95 Mio call 082 586 5050 E-Mail: Hua Hin, 2 km to city: 2-storey House for sale Location: Soi 114, little village, 24/7 securityliving area 330 sqm, land 1200 sqm, Spacious 2-storey villa, double walls, 2 living rooms, 150 sqm ground floor, 3 bed, 4 bath Tropical garden with grown-up trees, pool 14 x 5 m, Furnished Sala, carport for 2 carsExclusively fully furnished, built-in cabinetsEuropean kitchen, many indoor & outdoor store roomshuge covered terrace and balconieson Thai Company, sales price 12 Mio call 082 586 5050 E-Mail: Hua Hin West, serial/town house at the pool Location: Smart House Village, 24/7 securityPerfect holiday home or for a single resident, also good for 2: studio/ land area: 50 sqmfully fitted bathroom, European kitchencovered terrace 5 x 2 m jump from your terrace direct into the huge and winding community pool chanote, sales price 2,2 Mio call 082 586 5050 E-Mail: (HFS 2007) Resale 2 beds, 2 bath, pool villa for sale in Hua Hin 102, fully furnished with pool of 3 x 6 m. 24 hours security, automatic door gate,selling Price 3.7 M. THB, with leasehold title.Interested please call 095 934 1126 Joseph Lee.

BUSINESS FOR SALE (BFS 5001)Showroom at Lam Luk Ka Pathum Thani, 9 Rai 1 Ngan 50 Sq.Wah. Selling price @ 300 Million THB or negotiable (Pending). It is currently rented until 2563 for Isuzu Car Dealer for 558,334 Bt per month or 6,650 m per year, 70 m. from PTT, 800 m. from Tesco Lotus, 300 m. from Home Mart : Please call at 086 369 3604.

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CONDO FOR SALE Hin Nam Sai Suay 45 sqm Renovated excellent one bedroom apartment for sale in great location next to Anantara Hua Hin and close to the centre of Hua Hin and short walk to the beach. Offered now at an excellent price 1,85 million baht. Contact Kh Supranee on 0819812997 for viewing (CFS 3001) Baan Lonsai high rises condo for sale, with full-front sea view, high ceiling, 2 large bedrooms, 2 large bathrooms, 3 large terraces, 1 large living room, 5 teak doors, and wooden floors, and 3 air cons, not furnished, allowing for your own self-styled furniture designs, only 5-minute drive from downtown Hua Hin, including shopping centers. If you are looking for a wonderful home and also a far-sight invest. Please call: 062-787 8845 (CES 3003) Luxury Condo for sale at “Black Mountain Golf Resort”,

LAND FOR SALE (LFS 4001) ขายทีด ่ นิ เปล่า จังหวัด ประจวบคีรขี นั ธ์ Nice piece of Land at Prachoupkirikan for sale, 114.9 Tarangwha or 456 M2 (with Chanot), at Ko Lak area, on Rural Road, about 15 min from the sea. Please call: 096 231 1559 for info. Or email:

(LFS 4002) LAND FOR SALE at Aow Noi, Prachuab Khiri Khan, 23 Rai 3 Ngan 72.5 Sq.Wah ,Selling pric@15 million THB or negotiable (approx. USD 429k), 1,500 THB per sqw, Currently is agriculture land with coconut trees 250 M from Khan Bandai Railway station 1.2 Km. to the beach, 3.5 Km. from Phechkasem Rd: Call at 086 369 3604. (LFS 4003)Land for sale at Viphavadi Rangsit, Don Mueang Bangkok, 3 Ngan 62 Sq.Wah ,Selling price @ 28.96 Million THB or negotiable ( Approx. USD 828K ) 80K THB@ per sq.w,the land is located on Paholyothin Road 400 Meters on the left hand side before U- Turn to National Memorial: Call at 086 369 3604

4th floor corner unit, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 184 sqm. With open terrace 30 sqm with glass sliding windows, built-in wardrobes , aircons and ensuite baths , European Kitchen, covered parking lot, golf cart, incl. 2 life time memberships for “Black Mountain Golf Club “, for quick sell at ONLY 15.9 Mio THB. For personal viewing please call. SPECIAL OFFER on demand: Lifetime Family Membership in the Springfield Golf Club inclusive. Call or LINE 0927148998, K. Pornchanok

(LFS 4004)Land for sale at Huai Yang, Thabsakae ,Prachoupkirikan 14 Rai, selling price @ 21 Million THB or negotiable (approx. USD 600K) or 3,750 THB per sqw (1.5 Million THB/rai),700 Km. From Huai Yang Railway Station,1.4 Km. to the Beach,13 Km. from Phetkasame Rd.,1 Km. to beach 12 min by walk: Call at 086 369 3604

(CFSR 3004)Condo for saleat Baan Sansaran. This condo is convenience to go everywhere. on Pethkaseam Road, 102 Sqm. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Big Living Room, Swimming Pool View, facilities such as Fitness, For sale @ 9 Million THB or long trem rental price@ Bt 40 k per month, minimum one year with two months deposit: Call at 086 369 3604

(LFS 4017) Land for sale at The Regent’s School Huai Kwang, Bangkok 196 Sq.Wah. Selling price @ 58.8 Million THB or negotiable (approx. USD 1.7M) or THB 300K per sqw. This land is in front of The Regent International School, which is currently rented by The Regent International Scholl and Mr. Chan Chi Ming for the restaurant until 30/7/63. Total rental is about 256,500 Bt per month : Please call at 086 369 3604

is one of a few topmost high rises, with full-front sea view, high ceiling, 2 large bedrooms, 2 large bathrooms, 3 large terraces, 1 large living room, 5 teak doors, and wooden floors, and 2 air cons,situated by the sea with one of the nicest beaches in Hua Hin This condo is homely, comfortable, and blessed with fascinating sun rise and sun set oceanic sceneries. Yet it is only 5-minute drive from downtown Hua Hin, including Bluport and Marget Village shopping centers.

for sale 16.9 Million THB. To view please

Call : 086- 369 3604 (LFS 4006)Land for sale at Huey Ka Pi Chonburi , Sukhumvit Road, Samed, Chonburi, 2 Rai 3 ngan 30 Sq.wah.,Selling price @ 96 Million THB or negotiable (approx. USD 2M 745k) or THB 85k per sqw.The land is approximately 8.20 KM from Cholburi City. This land is suitable to build the showroom: Call at 086 369 3604 (LFS 4007)Land for sale @ Koh Lak ,Prachuab Khiri Khan, 15 Rai, 2 Ngan 22.9 Sq. Wah, selling price @ 62 Million THB or negotiable (Approx. USD 1M 778K) or THB 10K per sqw, 260, exclude the public roads. Total land include the public road is about 22 Rai : Call at 086 369 3604 (LFS 4008)Land for sale in Kow Pi Lai, Phang Nga, 73 rais, 3 ngan and 37sqw. Selling price @ 1,108 million THB or negotiable (approx. USD 31 m 65k) THB 37,500 per sq.Wah, 15 million THB per Rai. The land has beach-front width of 120 meters. It is ideal for hotel or residential development. The land is twenty minutes by car to the north of Phuket International Airport: Call at 086 369 3604 (LFS 4009)Land for sale at Patong Beach , Phuket, 2 Rai,selling price @ 120 Million THB or negotiable (approx. USD 3,429k ) or THB 150 k per sq. wah, 260 M From Malin plaza,and close the Fisherman Hurbour UrbanResort: Call at 086 369 3604 (LFS 4010)Land for sale at Phetchaburi Cha-Am, 1 Rai 19.8 Sq.w. Selling price @ 18 Million THB or negotiable (approx. USD 515K ) or THB 43K per sqw.The land is in the old Natural Park Project The buyer can have an access to Petchkasem Road and pay 2 Million to the owner of the land which surrounded : Call at 086 369 3604 (LFS 4015)Land for sale @Pine Hurst Golf Club, Pathumtani ,1 Rai 81 Sq.Wah Selling price @ 11 Million THB ( 544 K) or negotiable (approx. USD 274 K) or 24k (THB)per sqw,1.5 Km. 5 minutes from Pinehurst Golf Club, 3.5 Km. from Bangkok University : Call at 086 369 3604

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ACROSS : 1 Absolutely. 6 Cornet. 7 Mimic. 9 Lament. 10 Nil. 11 Feel. 14 Turn. 15 Own. 16 Operas. 17 Tired. 18 Astray. 20 Compulsory. DOWN : 1 Ado. 2 Sandal. 3 Litter. 4 Tomato. 5 Luminous. 6 Confront. 8 Culinary. 9 Leonardo. 12 Hold-up. 13 Recall. 14 Tattoo. 19 Any. (LFS 4016)Land for sale at Pranburi, Prachuab Khiri Khan, 22 Rai 22.4 Sq.Wah, selling price @33 Million or negotiable (approx. USD 946 K) or Bt 3,750 per sqw, 3 Km 5 minutes from Lotus Pranburi,500 M from Phetkasam Rd.The land is surrounded by the successful housing project : Please call at 086 369 3604 (LFS 4005)Land for sale at Huai Yang, Thabsakae ,Prachoupkirikan 14 Rai, selling price @ 21 Million THB or negotiable (approx. USD 600K) or 3,750 THB per sqw (1.5 Million THB/ rai),700 Km. From Huai Yang Railway Station,1.4 Km. to the Beach,13 Km. from Phetkasame Rd.,1 Km. to beach 12 min by walk: Call at 086 369 3604 086-369-3604 HUA HIN TODAY, March 2017

24 Honda Launches the New Honda City

Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. has announced the launch of the new Honda City, a subcompact car with a sportier and more luxurious touch. The new Honda City’s interior has a spacious cabin with a gun metallic-color accented dashboard and new sporty-looking seats. It offers a full range of amenities and features for greater comfort, such as a LED Interior Map Lights and LED Interior Lamp. There are advanced control systems, such as a Touchscreen Display Audio system with a Wireless Phone Connection via Bluetooth ; 7-speed Paddle Shift; Audio Control Switch and handsfree receiver and end-call switch; Eco Coaching and One-Push Ignition System; Honda Smart Key System.

Its design includes LED front lights, newly-designed front and rear bumpers, an interior with a gun metallic-colour accented console, and full comfort and safety features. The launch reinforces Honda’s image as the passenger car market leader, with the highest sales in 2016. Mr. Pitak Pruittisarikorn, Chief Operating Officer, Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., said, “The significant success of the new automobile models launched by Honda during the past year strengthened the company’s leading position in the passenger car market for the second year in a row.” This is the first time for a subcompact car to have LED Daytime Running Lights standard in all variants. The new Honda City also features LED headlights and fog lights, a newly-designed chrome grille, new front and rear bumpers, and advanced sporty-design alloy wheels.

The new Honda City comes equipped with a 1.5 liter SOHC i-VTEC engine that generates maximum output of 117 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and torque of about 146 Newton-metres at 4,700 rpm. This subcompact car also features a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that offers fuel efficiency of 17.9 km/L, and 18.2 km/L with the manual transmission. The new Honda City has safety features including Six Airbags including Dual SRS, i-Side Airbags, and Side Curtain Airbags; Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA); Hill Start Assist (HSA); Emergency Stop Signal (ESS); and a Multiangle Rearview Camera. The new Honda City comes in six variants, which are priced between 550,000 and 750,000 THB.

Economical Driving Tips

Small changes in your driving style can save a lot of fuel. Follow these tips and learn how to go further for less. Take care of your car

Are you turned on or off?

Slippery customer

Timing is everything

The fuel rule

A well-tuned engine will save a surprising amount of Fuel. And all it takes is some simple maintenance and routine servicing.

Idling gets you nowhere, but still burns fuel. As a rule, if you’re in a queue, or waiting for someone for more than 10 seconds – switch off your engine.

Opening your windows or piling bikes and boxes onto the roof can heavily impact your fuel economy by increasing the drag on the air. Driving faster will also increase the wind resistance you encounter, causing your vehicle to use more fuel.

Driving in heavy stop-start traffic is going to negatively affect fuel economy. So if you’re a commuter, avoid the rush hours when you can. You’ll really notice the improvement in fuel consumption.

Not all fuels are the same. Better fuels burn more efficiently and can improve your fuel economy. So always choose one of high quality.

Lighten up

Easy does it

No drain, no pain

Open your eyes

Get pumped up

Every extra pound or kilo can affect your fuel efficiency. So keep your boot and back seat clear of unnecessary items that can add weight to your vehicle (e.g. golf clubs).

The higher gear you drive in, the lower your engine speed is, which can improve fuel efficiency. So always change up a gear whenever your car comfortably can.

As a rule, anything that puts a drain on the battery will put a drain on your fuel economy – like air conditioning. But worse still is a battery in poor condition. So keep a check on your battery’s health.

Think ahead when you’re driving. Slow down early at red lights, rather than stopping completely, or speed up a bit before you reach the foot of a hill. All these little things can add up to improved fuel economy.

Correctly inflated tyres are not only safer and last longer. But they will also reduce drag on the road, improving your overall fuel economy.

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26 ESPADA – the Brand New Day of Smart & Charming Women 2017 fashion is all about combining two into one, collaboration and customization. This year, ESPADA wants to focus on creating an identity of smart & charming women, which is a combination of the 2 characteristic traits, customized into your own way. Speaking of Smart & Charming? What is the meaning of it when combined? A big question here is who are they? What identify women who are both smart & charming at the same time?

Let’s first find out what SMART means. Smart is used to describe someone who is intelligent. What about charming? CHARMING is used to describe someone pleasant and attractive. To mix the two together, SMART & CHARMING means someone who is intelligent, pleasant and attractive. ESPADA believes that every single woman on this earth has these qualities. A problem is they are afraid to show it or they need guidelines on how to present it.

This is when ESPADA will help you in bringing out these qualities and showing them to the world. By providing women with unique designs and variety of clothing & accessories, It is a lot easy for women to embrace those mentioned qualities, the quality of SMART & CHARMING. This newest collection will help to create a perfect example of smart & charming woman. ESPADA encourages women to be confident.

Let us take you, women to this ESPADA collection; the brand new day of Smart & Charming women.

We encourage women to love dressing up. Just like an English saying “Fine feathers make fine birds; the tailor makes the man (in this case, the right clothes make the women)”. Women should not only be beautiful and attractive but should also be intelligent.

For those Polka dots lovers, go comfortable in boot cut pants with polka dot blouse for some casual days. For laces lovers, Look sexy but appropriate for the office with a total look of laces in blouse, pants and high heels. Put more colour to your day with a light blue dress with distinguish sleeve designs. For those flower lovers,

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To cover your everyday look, we create a collection with 6 different styles, ranging from casual weekend looks to officeappropriate looks; start with a white blouse with designs to show off some skin – the off shoulder blouse for your ‘what to wear on weekend’ options.

The collection also has a white floral dress, which can be worn for office Fridays or weekends. Stripes are featured in the 6 looks as well, which you can wear with a cardigan and boot cut pants. Apart from the clothes, a variety of handbags and purses are available to choose from as well; two-tones or just one colour. With these 6 example looks, you can easily create yourself to be an ESPADA woman, the women of smart & charming today. You are more than welcome to visit stores & corners nationwide. Discover the new you today; The Brand New days of Smart & Charming women.


28 The Stamford Student Centre; Encouraging New Ways of Learning Student life at Stamford International University now has a new dimension. At a prestigious opening ceremony last month the Governor of Phetchaburi Province officially opened a major initiative, the Stamford Student Centre.

The Governor Chatporn Ratsadudee, the Deputy Secretary of the Chai Pattana Foundation, the Vice President of the Federation of Thai Industries, the Director of the National Innovation Agency and the Associate Dean for Innovation and Research Stamford Graduate School were the guests of honour at the opening. They joined Dr. Andrew D. Scown, President of Stamford International University and Mr. Pierre Bourgoin, Assistant President, Hua Hin Campus who explained the ideas behind this initiative and offered their perspectives on Stamford University’s vision for the future. “The new Student Centre is a place where students can gather informally, yet productively, in collaborative, meaningful activities. This will be a place for cross-cultural clubs, industry projects, entrepreneurship assignments, and recreation so that – like in many innovative companies around world – people can also take a pause and allow their creative ‘juices’ to flow.” Pierre Bourgoin “It is indeed an exciting time for us all at Stamford – and for our students especially – who will benefit greatly from new facilities and will have the opportunity today to hear from thought leaders in the area about their vision on what may lie ahead for today’s generation of university students.” Dr Andrew D. Scown

This Month in Hua Hin

Now knowledge is open— not just facts and figures, but also analysis, interpretation, and curation of knowledge. This means that the traditional role of ‘lecturer’ is moving towards a ‘learning advisor’ to help students reflect on their needs and guide students through self-paced activities and resources to help them achieve their goals. The Stamford Student Centre recognises these changes. The traditional learning environment of the classroom and lecture venues will not disappear, but facilitating and guiding students in their discovery of information on-line is a new priority. Five years ago one University Vice-Chancellor said “Our major competitor in ten years’ time will be Google”. At Stamford, Google (and other online resources), are not seen as competitors. Information alone cannot fully meet a student’s needs without the context, guidance and social setting provided by a university campus.

And remember; you can’t always believe what you find on the ‘net!

A two-time Grammy award winner will jazz up a March weekend at a new Hua Hin venue accompanied by some funk, pop and mor lam sounds. Piano and organ prodigy Cory Henry will tag along with the Funk Apostles to bring melodious jazz to Hua Hin e at the upcoming Jazz Festival. The event will be held from 6pm to midnight, Friday & Saturday March 24th and 25th, at True Arena Hua Hin. Jazz artists to join include saxophone artist Benny Golson, American jazz fusion quartet The Yellowjackets and guitarist Al Mckay’s Earth, Wind and Fire Experience. Thanachia “Pod” Ujjin from Modern Dog will perform along with leading jazz musicians united in the Thailand All-Stars Jazz Orchestra.

Dr Scown also introduced a panel discussion “i see 2020”, which explored the four pillars described as essential for operations moving towards the future. They were also the pillars upon which the University was built just over 21 years ago: Internationalisation, Industry Connectedness, Innovation, and Integrity. Universities globally are responding to the changing relationship between information traditionally held within university domains and research institutes but now available to anyone globally with a device and connectivity.

Jazz at True Arena

Breaking some boundaries, Thai soul band Soul After Six will weigh in on the jazz vibe, as will mor lam  sounds by the internationally renowned Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band. The Stamford Student Centre is Officially Opened

One-day tickets are 2,000 THB and two-day tickets are 3,500 THB.

2010 Tour De France Winner Andy Schleck to Lead Hua Hin Tour

Thailand Cycle Tours has announced that the 2010 Tour De France winner Andy Schleck has agreed to head a very special training camp/tour in Hua Hin this month

HUA HIN TODAY, March 2017

As well as the private tours days, guests are also joining a Charity Gala Dinner hosted by Andy at the Intercontinental Resort Hua Hin and a Charity ride and race based at True Arena Hua Hin with the cycling community.

expenses will be used in conjunction with this. There will be raffles and auctions of cycling memorabilia, including some of Andy’s Tour equipment.

This very special tour will give those who join the opportunity to ride and learn in a small group from one our generation’s great riders. This will be a special week of cycling with small private groups for 7 nights with 5 days of riding.

On 5th March the Big Bike Ride in Hua Hin hopes to attract up to 1,000 riders from across Thailand. The ride will be 70 kilometres from Hua Hin to Pranburi Dam and back to Hua Hin. The ride starts from True Arena from 8 AM.

Saturday night – Charity Gala Dinner

Again the objective of the Charity Bike ride is to raise money for Andy’s Young Cyclists Development Program. All proceeds after expenses will go directly to the charity, which will help buys bikes and provide coaching for some talented local Thai kids and hopefully find and develop some young Thai riders that can compete at the very highest level in the years to come.

The objective is to raise money for Andy’s Young Cyclists Development Program. This will take place on 4th March at the Intercontinental Hotel Hua Hin. It is Andy’s wish to give something back to the people of Thailand by raising money and creating a development program for young Thai kids with talent, hopefully producing some stars of the future that can compete at the highest level, provide bikes and coaching. All proceeds after

Sunday Morning – Charity Bike Ride

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30 ‘Don’t Kwai for me Kanchanaburi’

The River Kwai, or more specifically the ‘Bridge On the River Kwai’, is well known internationally and the main reason why many travellers visit Kanchanaburi. Nightlights During the November Festival ANZAC Day (Australian & New Zealand Army Corps) on April 25th each year is when Kanchanaburi becomes the destination of a pilgrimage by thousands of all ages paying

Ironically when the David Lean’s blockbuster 1957 movie of that name came out, thousands of tourists flocked to see the bridge on the River Kwai, but there wasn’t one; there was only a bridge over the Mae Khlung. This was something of a problem so with lateral thinking, the river was renamed.  Since 1960, the Mae Khlung has been known as the Kwai Yai (‘Big Kwai’) north of the confluence with the Kwai Noi (‘Little Kwai’), including under the infamous Bridge. their respects to the fallen. Attending these ceremonies is a very sobering, solemn but uplifting experience especially for Australians and New Zealanders on their most important national memorial day.

Paying respects at the War Cemetery But Kanchanaburi has much more to offer than the vestiges of war. Exploring the countryside offers a great combination of nature and history is an area endowed with

The 1957 Movie Poster

Hellfire Pass

The bridge on the River Kwai is part of the “Death Railway,” so called due to the number of Thai labourers as well as around 7,000 British, 3,000 Australians and many other Allied prisoners of war from the Netherlands, USA, New Zealand and other nations who died during its construction from 1942 to 1943. The World War II railroad was engineered by Japan in order to create a military link between Thailand and Burma. The brutal use of more than 60,000 Allied prisoners of war forced to work on the railway is considered to be one of the worst atrocities of the Second World War. The Bridge is now surrounded by cafes, shops and steam locomotives on static display. To learn more about the railway many visit the  Thailand-Burma Railway Museum and the JEATH War Museum. Visitors also walk the trail through Hellfire Pass, a narrow gorge cut through solid rock as part of the Death Railway.

forests, hills, caves and waterfalls. Reserve a day to take the round-trip hike to the top of the seven tiers of the impressive Erawan waterfall. At some of the tiers, you can reward yourself with a swim in one of the cool, clear pools.

Erawan Waterfalls for trekking then a cooling swim Plenty of River activities to be enjoyed

The museums in Kanchanaburi with railway relics and stark reminders of the suffering of POWs The main cemetery in Kanchanaburi is simple and serene. The monuments are meticulously kept and often decorated with bright tropical flowers. This is where those who sacrificed their lives in the railway construction are buried as well as at the nearby Chungkai Cemetery. Every year, the River Kwai Bridge Festival marks the Allied bombing of the bridge on November 28th, 1944. A spectacular light and sound show is the highlight of the festival.

Then take a free tour of the Phra That Cave to see the giant stalactites and stalagmites in this hillside cave complex. Try a trek following a nature trail surrounded by rainforest, maybe a boat ride along the River Kwai Noi or an overnight stay in a floating bungalow in nearby Sai Yok Yai National Park. You’ll have time to relax and enjoy the splendid scenery, swimming and body rafting in the river if you wish. Kanchanaburi is a bustling town some 230 kilometres from Hua Hin and a popular getaway. Perhaps the best way to get around town is by hiring a bicycle for 40 or 50 THB a day. Many guesthouses now offer bikes (as well as motorbikes), but there’s no shortage of rental shops. Given that Kanchanaburi is spread out for five kilometres along the river, it’s a practical way to explore the town. Getting To Kanchanaburi Driving to Kanchanaburi is a straightforward but uninspiring journey. First head towards Bangkok then take the more northerly route after Khao Yai towards Ratchaburi. You’ll bypass that city until taking the signed road towards Kanchanaburi. Public buses and private rental transport from Hua Hin is also easy to find. The final 60 or so kilometres you’ll be joining traffic from Bangkok on a two-laned road with frequent traffic lights making this part of the trip slow and tiresome. What could have been a two and a half hour drive becomes an hour or more longer, don’t underestimate the time it will take. Accommodation based around and on the river is plentiful and easy to find without prebooking. Searching online also offers all levels of hotel, resort or bungalow options. It’s worth doing some research about the location of your preferred accommodation before booking or you may find yourself isolated from the attractions of the town.

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Which One is the Evidence for House Ownership? It is generally known that Foreigners cannot have Ownership of Land because it is forbidden by law, but they can have Ownership of a Building on the Land because there is no provision of law to clearly prevent this, therefore, to buy Property in Thailand it is often advised by a Lawyer or the Seller that Foreigners buy a Leasehold for Land and Freehold for House together. The evidence of Land Ownership is legally shown by the Land Title Deed which is issued by the competent Land Office, as provided by the Land Code. With regard to the House there is No Official Evidence, as provided by law, which has been issued by any Government Department, e.g. Title Deed, Certificate etc. This matter leads to legal problems of what is legal evidence of Ownership for the House or Building. In practice many different kinds of documents have been used to show Ownership of the House e.g. Blue Book / Yellow Book / Construction Permit / House Construction Contract / House Purchasing Contract / and Court Order, but which one of these can be legally used? Blue Book and Yellow Book - There is a misunderstanding that the Blue and Yellow Books are Evidence of House Ownership, but in reality it is actually not evidence. This document is only evidence of the Official House Address and a list of people living there.

The Blue Book is for Thai Nationals and the Yellow Book is for Foreigners, therefore, the Blue Book and Yellow Book are not to be used as Evidence of the House Ownership. Construction Permit – This type of document is issued by the Local Official under the Construction Control Law because before the construction of any Building / House the Owner or the Contractor must apply for Permission to Build and submit the Architectural and Engineering Drawings of the House to the Authorities to prove that the House will be constructed following to the Engineering Standards, then the Authority may issue the Permit to construct and will make an inspection of the construction to ensure compliance with the Drawings. The said Construction Permit is not actually the evidence of the House Ownership but in such a document the House Owner is named and it is issued by the Local Officer so that the Holder of that document can use this as the evidence of House Ownership. Occasionally when applying for such permission, the House Owner does not

submit the Application himself, he appoints his Construction Contractor / his Lawyer / Agent / etc to do this on his behalf, and the appointed person applies for the Construction Permit in his name as the Applicant and not the Owner. The Local Office occasionally issues the Permit in the name of the Applicant as the Owner and not the actual House Owner.

House Purchasing Contract – This is a direct evidence of House Ownership because you bought it. The House is an immovable property and when buying or selling the Purchasing Contract will be void unless it is made in writing and its Ownership Transfer must be registered with the competent Registrar (Land Office), paying Tax and Transfer Fees as provided by law.

When the house is constructed such person claims that they have Ownership of the House because they were named in the Construction Permit, in this matter the Contractor / Lawyer / etc cannot claim that they have Ownership of the House because the real Owner is the Employer, as defined in the Construction Contract, therefore, the real Owner is legally able to correct the Construction Permit at a later date.

For the First Transfer of Ownership of the House, the Land Office always asks the Seller to submit the House Construction Permit as the evidence of House Ownership for his consideration before approval. For Subsequent Transfers of House Ownership the Seller/s can refer to the evidence of the previous registration of transfer/s.

It is important that the Application for the Construction Permit needs is made correct from the beginning to prevent the legal issue of the House Ownership. House Construction Contract – This is the document made between the Employer and the Contractor. The House and its Ownership which is constructed under this document belongs to the Employer by law because he built his own House and did not buy or receive the House from anyone, therefore, this kind of House Ownership acquisition is not subject to Registration / Tax or any Fee the same as purchasing a House. The House Construction Contract is one of the best documents for legal evidence for House Ownership.

Court Order – In case there are many people who claim Ownership of one House e.g. Mr A claims that he has Ownership of the House according to the Construction Permit, and Mr B claims he has Ownership of the House via the Construction Contract, then they can take this matter to the Court for a decision. The Court decision, which is made in favour of any Party, is the evidence of House Ownership, binding to the Parties involved and also any Third Person as provided by the Civil Procedure Code. Hopefully this article will give you some insight into the actual Ownership of your House. Any reader who is suspicious regarding the acquisition of Ownership of their house can refer to the above.

Banyan’s Turf Expert is Royal Birkdale Bound Minachai was unanimously elected by the agronomy crew for his stand-out contributions and in recognition of his work, he has been presented with an award that will provide him with a unique opportunity where he will be able to work with the team at Royal Birkdale to assist in the preparation of that course for this year’s Open Championship.

Visiting Royal Birkdale as a spectator to watch the July 2017 Open Championship unravel is a huge treat. To be physically present on the turf where golf had its origins is almost a religious experience. But to be at Royal Birkdale and to be part of the team preparing the golf course for what is effectively the greatest tournament in golfing’s annual calendar is an opportunity and an experience that only happens to a few. The one man fortunate to be granted this opportunity is Minachai Srichanya (pictured), the chief agronomist attached to GLS, the management company behind the award-winning Banyan Golf Club in Hua Hin, Thailand.

This has been made possible by Johnston who is a professional committed to upgrading knowledge and standards in golf course agronomy amongst golf course superintendents in the region. “This is really a wonderful opportunity for me”, said Minachai who went on to add, “It is a new milestone in my career and it is really the ultimate award for me.” Commenting on Minachai’s award, Stacey Walton, director and general manager of the Banyan Golf Club said, “We are very proud of Minachai - he has assisted the crew at Sentosa for the Singapore Open several times and to be awarded the opportunity to work with the R&A and the team at Royal Birkdale for the Open Championship is a chance of a lifetime and a testament to his hard work and professional development.”

Minachai, the proud recipient of the Best Golf Course Superintendent in Asia award presented by the Asian Golf Awards received the latest recognition for the outstanding role that he played in helping the team at Sentosa Agronomy to prepare the Serapong course for the recently concluded Singapore Open. “Minachai is an invaluable member of the team that we assemble annually to help with the preparation of the course and it is also part of our program to expose Asian superintendents to world class agronomical practices, “said Andy Johnston, general manager of the Sentosa Golf Club.

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353 The Milford Estate Rapidly Becoming the Milford Community

There comes a time when a housing estate needs to offer residents much more than just a house to live in. It needs to become an integrated community with a sense of belonging and pride. The Milford Estate is offering that sense of community; location, nearby facilities and an identity so that residents feel like they are really at home. One very proud Milford property owner is Beatrice from Switzerland. She knew from her first visit that she had found her special place and has already stamped her personality on her home with a garden featuring her favourite statue, a birthday present all the way from Switzerland. “Meieli” is the name of a full-sized ornamental cow which Beatrice jokingly says keeps her grassed area in shape and the household supplied with fresh milk! Meieli even has a genuine Swiss cow bell around her neck. Beatrice is just one Milford home owner who has found that sense of community. The Milford Estate Sales Gallery Of course Soi 102 offers ready access to downtown Hua Hin with both Market Village and Blúport being the community’s ‘local’ shopping precincts. It’s a very desirable location with privacy and a peaceful way of life on offer. Jan Torpling the Swedish Sales Executive with 11 years Milford experience knows his way around this very international community. It’s not one of those enclaves where one nationality dominates and almost ceases to be a real part of Thailand.

Swiss resident Beatrice taking care of Maieli Down the road a beer garden is taking shape and ‘7 Grams’, the home of coffee roasters and restaurant which the locals call their home eatery providing breakfast through to an evening mixed Thai/European menu. There’s nothing like the aroma of fresh coffee to imbue that sense of home, especially when it’s just a short stroll away.

Within this community, Stage One of Mil Pool Villas has 128 pool villas completed. Stage Two has 54 two and three bedroom villas with 11 sold and 3 community members in residence, including Beatrice. About The Mil Pool Villas (Stage 2) Land area: Plot sizes from 210 to 624 square metres House Type C 2 bedrooms/ 2 bathrooms/1 Living room House area 72 M2, terrace area 24 m2, Pool area 18 M2, Parking Area 20 m2

Mil Pool Stage Two Plots House Type C+ 2 bedrooms/ 2 bathrooms/1 Living room House area 84.25 M2, terrace area 24 M2, Pool area 18 M2, Parking Area 19 M2 Private Swimming Pool 6 metres X 3 metres Kitchens Contemporary Euro styled Construction Pre-cast concrete walls for rapid completion and free from fissure formation Price From 4.15 million THB Variation of the standard designs and materials (including roof types) can be managed with architectural design assistance. Long and short term rentals are also available. For more information Website Email phone 032 533 603

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375 Thai Property Group (TPG) Opens an Office in Hua Hin – Khao Takiab

The fast growing French owned Real Estate agency, with headquarter in Pattaya, offices in Phuket, Paris and other places in France, is now opening an office in Hua Hin, just opposite popular Cicada Market. About Thai Property Group

Thai Property Group (TPG) is a real estate agency specialized on investment properties in the most sought after beach resorts of Thailand. TPG offers apartments for sale in property developments with professional hotel management and fixed rental returns guaranteed by contract, varying from 6% to 10% per year, over 5 to 20 years. Pattaya, Phuket and Koh Samui are the most demanded locations for rental investment, with millions of visitors each year. TPG also offers apartments and pool villas for sale for holiday or retirement, especially Hua Hin, a popular destination for Westerners retirees looking for an optimal quality of life. The agency works only with strong and experienced developers, selecting carefully the real estate projects or resale properties it offers to its clients. With offices in Pattaya, Phuket, now Hua Hin and soon opening one in Koh Samui, TPG relies on local agents who are experienced property experts. With offices in Paris, Tahiti and La Reunion Island as well as partners in New Caledonia and various cities in France, TPG is developing a strong presence in France where the agency directly promotes its Thailand properties.

About Hua Hin office

Thai Property Group office is located in Khao Takiab, opposite the popular Cicada Market. It welcomes you from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm (11am to 8pm on Fridays / Saturdays). In Hua Hin, Thai Property Group offers comprehensive property services with : Short and long term rentals in fully serviced properties Resale properties New developments for sale Investment properties with guaranteed rental return The agency has a special focus on Hua Hin South (soi 88 to 112), the modern part of Hua Hin city, and can also offers properties in Pattaya, Phuket or Koh Samui to people looking for options out of Hua Hin. The policy of TPG when it comes to list properties is to focus on quality rather than quantity. “We don’t want to be a “property supermarket” listing hundreds of properties without checking them carefully, starting with their legal situation – freehold, leasehold or company owned – and related resale procedure”, explains Louis Cousin (ex Company Vauban, ex Siam Invest), who will be supervising TPG Hua Hin office as an external consultant. “Of course, making rentals and sales is our business… but offering a relevant advice, great customer service and consistent follow up is also our top priority”. Hua Hin office will be run by an experienced French Manager (Patricia Peirache – ex Hot Property), and K Bee Bee (ex Century 21) who will be her assistant, and who is already working in TPG office on a daily basis.

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Cool Stuff at The 2017 PGA Merchandise Show The January PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida is an annual feast of golf products of all shapes and sizes. Clubs, swing aids, apparel, gadgets, you name it.

system, featuring a wristband for performance-tracking that uses a sensor-tagging system ($220) just like Arccos and Game Golf. A PinCollect button on the wristband allows a golfer to select the location of the hole, to help further track putting stats with a button-activated system. -- SH

Golf Shoe Grabber

The 2017 PGA Merchandise Show gathered 40,000+ industry leaders, representing 74 countries with 1,100 interactive exhibits and more than 1,000 top golf brands. Here is our selection of the freshest and most innovative products.

ToughLie 360

Águila Golf virtual reality trainer It’s not high tech, but it’s practical. A simple clasp lets you tote your shoes with one easy handle, making it easier to grab and go to and from the course. The device can be latched to you golf bag, and also helps you air out wet shoes that need drying.

Golf Pride MCC Align and MCC Plus4 Align Grips

Virtual reality comes to golf instruction. Plug your phone into the headset, load the app and create a 360-degree experience using actual course images to test your on-course decision making, improve your course management and learn through visualisation.

Callaway GOLFIT sport band

Recreate any lie with this portable teaching aid. Just rotate the device around to simulate downhill and uphill lies, and when the ball is above or below your feet. The ToughLie 360 is designed to be used as a tool to help you practice your short game or regular shots.

Nikon CoolShot 80VR laser rangefinder New vibrationreduction features promise better accuracy by mitigating shaky hands. Locked-On technology help quickly acquire distance to intended targets rather than background visuals.

Golf Pride has released a reminder grip. No, it’s not like the one with all the grooves and contours that you used right when you started playing. It looks like a normal grips, but has a firm, raised ridge that runs vertically down the back of the grip. It’s a subtle point of reference, to help you make sure that you’re taking that same grip each time.

OGIO Heritage Collection

ShotScope GPS/Shot-Tracking

Wearable technology made with the golfer in mind as the band tracks standard fitness metrics -- steps taken, heart rate, calories burned -- while also working as a golf GPS device on the course with information for 30,000 courses preloaded. The device can track your score and save rounds, along with fitness data, to an app on your smartphone for later review.

Under Armour -- Champ spike You’ve never seen a spike like this before. We’ve seen Under Armour’s Spieth One shoe, and the most surprising thing about it is on the bottom. Flip the shoe over, and you’ll see a type of spike that’s totally different. Four spikes on each shoe are a type of hybrid spike – one half of it is shaped like a disc, and the other half looks like a normal spike.

Companies featuring shot-tracking and GPS technologies have seen the appetite for real-time stats and data storing for golfers. A new product is launching in the U.S., hoping to capitalize on that success, too. ShotScope is a Scottish-based

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OGIO is bringing retro back with this assortment of golf bags and carry-on luggage. The three pieces in the collection -- a canvas travel cover, a single-strap bag and a carry-on suitcase -- each come in two colors and are made from premiumgrade canvas with leather accents. Paying homage to the early days of golf has never been so easy (and fun!).



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43 11 Modernised Rules of Golf to be Unveiled This Month We’ll have to wait until later this month for the revamped rules to be revealed, what’s expected is nothing short of the biggest restructuring of the rules in decades.

‘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 31-35


Question 31

A coin used to mark the position of a ball is part of the player’s equipment. True or False? Answer: False. Definition of Equipment. Note: Any small object used to mark a ball is specifically excluded in the definition of equipment.

Question 32

A drive rebounds off a tree back to a position at rest within the same teeing ground. The player may re-tee his ball without penalty. True or False? Answer: False. Decision 18-2a/2. Note: Once a stroke is made it is in play and cannot be re-teed.

Question 33 Mike Davis, USGA executive director/CEO with USGA president Diana Murphy Mike Davis, USGA executive director/CEO said “what it does is fundamentally change the understanding of the rules, why they are the way they are, and how they’ll be communicated.” That includes a reorganisation of the current 34-rule structure. “Every aspect of the rules, from the content to how they’re delivered, to how they’re written, to what they look like in writing, is all going to be different,” said John Bodenhamer, USGA senior managing director of rules, competitions and equipment standards. A six-month comment period will follow the initial roll out. From there, the governing bodies will finalise language that will be revealed in late 2017 or early 2018, with the new code going into effect Jan. 1, 2019.

Among changes discussed were changing how players dropped a ball when taking relief, eliminating club length as a measurement for taking relief, decreasing the time players can search for a lost ball from five to three minutes, allowing players to repair marks left by shoe spikes on greens and altering the emphasis on yellow and red stakes for water hazards.

A player may remove a loose impediment lying out of bounds that interferes with his stance. True or False? Answer: True. Decision 23-1/9.

Question 34

A player putts his ball from the fringe of the putting green and it strikes the unattended flagstick in the hole. In stroke play, there is a penalty of two strokes. True or False?

Answer: False. Rule 17-3. Note: If a ball struck from anywhere off the putting green hits the flagstick there is no penalty, providing the flagstick is not being attended, removed or held up. Question 35 A ball dropped under the Rules for the first time does not have to be re-dropped if it rolls and comes to rest nearer the hole than its original position. True or False? Answer: False. Rule 20-2c(vii). Note: A ball must be re-dropped, without penalty, if it rolls and comes to rest nearer the hole than its original position or estimated position (see Rule 20-2b) unless otherwise permitted by the Rules. 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

“Nothing was sacred. Everything was on the table,” said John Bodenhamer, USGA senior managing director rules, competitions and equipment standards. “Every aspect of the rules, from the content to how they’re delivered, to how they’re written, to what they look like in writing, is all going to be different.”

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Mango Tree & Coca Restaurants Forge Ahead Across Asia

Leveraging the group’s proven pedigree as a leading name in genuine Asian cuisine, Mango Tree & COCA Restaurants worldwide has announced aggressive expansion plans for 2017 with new restaurant openings scheduled in Yangon, Mumbai, Hanoi, Osaka and Guangzhou. Hot on the heels of the opening of COCA Restaurant at BluPort Hua Hin, the growth strategy will be supported by the launch of several new culinary concepts at different locations, all of which have been carefully planned to expand the group’s offerings and reach a wider audience of Thai and Asian food lovers.

“We significantly increased our regional brand presence last year in well established markets like Thailand, Vietnam and Hong Kong. We also added Nepal to the portfolio with the launch of Kathmandu’s first branded Thai restaurant, Mango Chilli Café,” explains Mango Tree and Coca Worldwide Managing Director, Trevor MacKenzie. “The next step is to extend our footprint even further and to diversify at the same time by catering to the tastes and service expectations of different clientele in a spread of new locations.” The variety of flavours and ingredients offered at Mango Tree and Coca Restaurants around Asia is as broad and eclectic as the locations covered by the two brands, and a brief tour of the new openings is as much a culinary journey as a geographic one. In Myanmar, a new COCA Restaurant will open in the first quarter of 2017 at the Yangon International Hotel to offer diners a choice of succulent imported meat and fresh seafood dishes, complemented by freshly prepared house-made noodles and organic locally sourced vegetables. Meanwhile in neighbouring India, Mango Tree Mumbai will open in April. The same month will also see the launch of a new Mango Tree Café in Osaka serving famous Thai dishes amid stylish

surroundings with a swift and playful service approach. A new COCA Hanoi also opens in April, hot on the heels of the brand’s fourth restaurant in Vietnam, which opened in 2016 at Aeon Binh Tan mall in Ho Chi Minh City. Rounding off a busy first half of 2017, Mango Tree will arrive in style on the Pearl River in June with the opening a new flagship in Guangzhou, the sprawling Chinese port city located northwest of Hong Kong. There have also been suggestions of a return to Dubai this year, causing considerable speculation on the local food scene where the brand was once an established favourite.

“Despite certain global uncertainties, Mango Tree & COCA Restaurants Worldwide remains committed to its mission of establishing restaurants in every major city around the world,” adds Mr. MacKenzie. “By working with the right partners to deliver quality Thai and Asian cuisine with authentic tastes and genuine service that exceeds customer expectations, we are confident of our continued success.”

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2 46 The Chinese Influence on Thai Cuisine

Without doubt the biggest, single influence on Thai cuisine has come from the Chinese. To begin to understand that influence, one must first examine Chinese migration to Thailand over the centuries. Migration Thailand is home to the largest overseas Chinese community in the world. As of 2012, there were approximately 9 million Thais who claimed Chinese ancestry; around 14%. These people are spread the length and breadth of Thailand, with the majority in the Central regions and in Bangkok in particular. Slightly more than half of the ethnic Chinese population in Thailand trace their ancestry to eastern Guangdong Province. As history tells us, with poverty and rampant starvation in the mountainous regions of southern China, many Chinese ethnic groups embarked on the arduous journey towards a better life in places like Myanmar, Laos and Thailand. Many died along the way, but those that made it to Thailand worked very hard, many becoming extremely successful. The Hokkien were good sailors and had no problem making journeys by sea; southern Thailand was generally their destination. They were primarily rice merchants and when they arrived they continued in the trade. Many leading Thai rice merchants are of Hokkien descent.

Chinese-Influenced Dishes With the ever-growing immigrant communities from China came the introduction of different cooking techniques such as stir frying and deep frying, both employing the use of a wok. They introduced the making of broth and several types of noodles, Taochiao (fermented bean paste), Soy Sauces, and Tofu. They also brought different ways to eat the food. Chopsticks were foreign utensils to most in Thailand at the time, though now when eating a Chinese-style noodle soup; most Thais will opt for chopsticks. It is believed that the birthplace of Thai street food was in the Chinatown district, better known as ‘Yaowarat’, due to its prime location of Yaowarat Road. The vast bulk of Thai street food is influenced by Chinese immigrants. Much of the cooking of the entire Central regions of Thailand traces its heritage to China and much of the Southern Thai food bears the hallmark of having Chinese heritage including those introduced by the Hokkien people from around the 15th century, and by the Teochew people who started settling in larger numbers from the late 18th century onward. Many noodle dishes have clear links to China including Ba Mii (บะหมี)่ clear egg noodle soup, Khanom Jiin (ขนมจีน) fermented rice noodles with curry sauces, Guay Chap (ก๋วยจั๊บ) a seriously pork flavoured soup and Guay Tiaw (ก๋วยเตี๋ยว), a noodle soup that has many variations. Other dishes that exhibit Chinese influence are such dishes as Jok (โจ๊ก), a rice porridge, Salapao (ซาลาเปา), steamed buns and Khao Kha Moo (ข้าวขาหมู), fragrant stewed pork with rice. In 1939, Prime Minister Plaek Phibunsongkhram supported the change of name of the country from Siam to Thailand. Thailand’s very own Pad Thai became part of a campaign to establish Thai nationalism. At the time, Chinese wheat

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noodles were very popular in Thailand; however the government promoted rice noodles to help establish the identity of Thai cuisine.

However the enduring influence of Chinese food can never be denied. Provided by Feast Thailand Food Tours Contact: +66 32 510 207 or, www.

473 Harvest Time at the Monsoon Valley Vineyard

The Hua Hin Hills Vineyard is no more; so charge your glasses to Monsoon Valley Vineyard, Hua Hin’s fine wining and dining experience in the perfect vineyard setting. threat of heat, rain, hail, and frost which can damage the grapes and bring about various vine diseases. 

For more than ten years Monsoon Valley Wines have been producing awardwinning wines served in Thailand’s leading restaurants and five-star hotels and resorts. The wonderful aromatics in Monsoon Valley Wines bring out the best in international, Thai or Asian dishes.

The Monsoon Valley viticulturist Kriansak Thorarit had a beaming face as he added lent his knowledge and discernment to the workers so they pick only healthy bunches and the gently handle the grapes; no mechanical harvesting here. It’s been a fantastic season with the unseasonal wet weather of January being a bonus to the grape growth.

This is an opportunity to tour the vineyard, participate in grape-picking (free labour!) and even to join in the traditional ‘grape stomp’ turning grapes into juice in a wooden barrel and well, ……..’stomping’. It’s easy to see where the dance craze of that name associated with the surfing music from the 60’s got its name.

But having a brand name differing to the name of the vineyard has been confusing and after consideration of the marketing and branding implications a decision was made to give the vineyard the name as the product. From March 1st, visitors will be welcomed to the Monsoon Valley Vineyard. Our visit on 20th February preceded that name change but coincided with the first day of the 2017 harvest season which concludes the end of March. The harvesting of wine grapes is one of the most crucial steps in the process of winemaking. The time of harvest is determined primarily by the ripeness of the grape as measured by sugar, acid and tannin levels with winemakers basing their decision to pick based on the style of wine they wish to produce. The  weather  can also shape the timetable of harvesting with the

Driving to the Hua Hin Hills Vineyard should be a pleasant drive in the countryside. Around 40 kilometres from Hua Hin, you just need to follow the main route (No. 3219) towards Pala U Waterfall then turn off left after 30 kilometres. The route is well signposted and an easy cruise in the countryside.

This is an appreciated source of income for local villagers unlike many countries who may use migrant workers. Up to 70% of the employees in the California wine  industry are immigrants from Mexico. I wonder if President Trump has considered this! Our host and tour guide Chiraphan Permsuwan welcomed us to join the first ‘From Grape to Glass’ experience of the season.

the estate. They are aged 35 and 46 years of age respectively, perhaps middle-aged in human terms. This is a gentle swaying journey with hats provided if conditions require protection.

An alternative form of transport may be via ‘Somwang’ (water-chestnut) or ‘Fatty’ (no translation required), the two elephants at

You can book harvest packages to include transport from the downtown bistro & wine cellar at the Villa Market, wine (and food) tasting, souvenir t-shirts, grape picking and stomping by phoning + (6681) 904 0555 or online at www.monsoonvalley. com. Fridays between 3 and 5.30 PM is the day to experience an even broader education about the cultivation of grape vines in Thailand.

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Hyatt Regency Hua Hin

Drink Promotion: “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. 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.

Pasta Factory at San Marco; 1,450 THB ++, from 18:30 to 22:00.

Beach Bar-B-Q Experience our premium buffet BBQ night on the beach with sky above your head and sand beneath your feet and enjoy beach fire spinner plus live music performance. 1,000++ THB per person includes soft drinks

Every Monday at the restaurant Carvery Night 1,350 THB ++ from 18:30 to 22:00. Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa

Luna Lanai invites seafood lovers to enjoy the finest fruits of the sea prepared in 4 different ways. Each delicious dish presents the truly fresh flavors of a fine selection of undersea treasures including ; Scallops, Tiger Prawns, Black Crab, Mussels and Rock Lobster. Promotions Shellfish Harvest Daily 10:00 AM-10:30 PM 550-890 THB net

Gusto etCosy Beach Restaurant

Discover the dining treasures of our Japanese Buffet. Enjoy a wide variety of Japanese specialties such as Sushi, Sashimi, Tempura, live Teppanyaki and more. Price: 1,300++ THB per person

Signature Facial by June Jacobs This intensive, hydrating treatment is designed to refine and replenishing the skin texture. Book the 90-minute treatment and enjoy an additional Pure Collagen Face & Eyes Mask Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin

Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin

Culinary Treasures of Japan every Monday, from 7:00 p.m. 10:30 p.m. at Hagi Japanese Restaurant.

Hyatt Regency Hua Hin

Hello; buy one get one free from 4 pm – 7 pm.More information each day, ask at the restaurant. La Botte

Everyday Buy 1 pizza and get 1 beer free from 12 noon to 17.00 hours Specail Day

Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin

Thai Temple Fair Every Wednesday 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: 1,100++ THB per person


Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin

Steak Out Thursday – 2nd, 9th, 23rd & 30th from 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 pm. at COAST Beach Club & BistroSelect your preferred handcut 200 gram steak froma range of prime meats from Australia and New Zealand. Cooked to your order with your choice of sauces and accompanied by the chef’s salad buffet of fresh cut vegetables and greens - truly a meat lovers delight! 990++ THB

Da Mario

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



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InterContinental Hua Hin Resort

Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin

S A T U R D A Y : SIGNATURE BBQ AT AZURE Azure Restaurant offers an elegant culinary journey along with the soothing sounds of live jazz and the cool sea breeze under the stars from 6.30 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. except Saturday, 25 March 2017. 1,599 THB net per person including soft drinks and fresh juices.

Sunday Roast @ COAST Every Sunday, exclusive for Lunch & Dinner at COAST Beach Club & Bistro Enjoy your Sunday at COAST and choose your own favourite portion of ROASTTender Pork, Juicy Beef or Tasteful Lamb, served right at your table with fresh root vegetables and assorted homemade sauces. Portion size to share for two persons. Price: 690++ THB onwards.

Soak up the night with live jazz music every Friday; Meat Me @ Rest Scene from 6.30 -10 .00 pm. Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa

Inazia Signature Restaurant Imported from various parts of the world, InAzia invites meat lovers to taste the best prime cuts from a specially designed a la carte menu. TuesdaySaturday 6:0010:30PM Promotion Sizzling Beef Platters 450-1,290 THB net

Marrakesh Hua Hin Resort & Spa


This March, discover the secret beauty of the world-renowned “Liquid Gold” from Morocco only at InterContinental Noora Spa. Choose to Hua Hin Resort 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 FRIDAY: ALL THAT of Black Soap Body JAZZ AT SARAAN Scrub, Ghassoul Body LOUNGE Join us at Wrap and Anti-Stress our Saraan Lounge, Back Massage. Or, located in the hotel’s Argan Oil Therapy BluPort Wing with Jazz Package, 120 minutes Band performance and at THB 2,599 net with receive 50% off basic Black Soap Body spirits (gin, rum, vodka, Scrub, Ghassoul Body teguila and whiskey) Wrap and Argan Oil from 8.30 p.m. to 10.30 Body Massage, daily p.m. from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Specail Day

True Arena Hua Hin

InterContinental Hua Hin Resort

“True Jazz Festival @ Huahin” on Friday 24 – Saturday 25 March 2017 at True Arena Hua Hin, Hua Hin, Prachueb Kirikhan from 18.00-00.00 hrs. Festival tickets are available at the price of 2,000 baht for one-day pass and 3,500 baht for 2-day pass. Any participant who book its Superior room, BluPort Wing, InterContinental Hua Hin Resort on 24-26 March 2016 (3 days, 2 nights) at the price of 39,999++ THB

BEACH COMBER BBQ Enjoy premium BBQ along with international dishes by Executive Chef Riccardo, live cooking stations as well as tempting desserts on the beach and all to the sounds of an unplugged music. Let’s get together and feel all right – at Beachcomber BBQ & Grill. THB 1,599 net per person including soft drinks and fresh juices. Saturday, 25 March 2017 from 6.30 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. PHONE NUMBERS

Rest Detail Hua Hin

: 032 547 733

Gusto et Cosy Beach Restaurant : 096 015 0500

InterContinental Hua Hin Resort : 032 616 999

Da Mario Restaurant

: 032 530 170

La Botte

Dusit Thani Hua Hin

: 032 520 009

Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin

Baansillapin Huahin Artist Village : 087 047 7125

Putahracsa Hua Hin

: 032 531 470

Amari Hua Hin

Marrakesh Hua Hin Resort & Spa : 032 616 777

FULL MOON BBQ Sunday, 12 March 2017 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.Dance in the moonlight to the tune of Wine N Roses in celebration of the full moon rising above the Gulf of Thailand, whilst dining on a selection of meats and seafoods. 1,350++ THB per person

PHONE NUMBERS Hyatt Regency Hua Hin

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: 032 616 600


: 032 655 078

Enjoy a Buffet full of macaroons, Eclairs,Pastries& Sweets, Plus Soup and Pasta ALive Violonist will create the “Sunday Tea Time” atmosphere 699.- THB NET/person (including TWG Tea) 799.- THB NET/person (including TWG Tea and a glass of sparkling wine) 14:00-17.00 Hrs. Every Sunday in March Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa

Wrap N’ Roll Daily 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 280-420 THB net Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa

Shine Spa Promotion Spa Buffet Daily 9:00 AM-9:00 PM MarchApril THB 3,350 for single occupancy and THB 6,500 for double occupancy.



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Sansara Black Mountain For residents of Sansara, the idea that life can get better as they get older is more than just a welcome thought, it’s a distinct possibility. Address: 565 Moo 7, Nong Hieng Road, Hin LekFai, Hua10% Hin Tel: 02 683 0088 VIP Email: Web:


Natee International Law Office

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:


Kiteboarding Asia Hua Hin

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:

Hua Hin Grand and Plaza Hotel

Book kitesurfing & SUP lessons, buy kites, kiteboards.. หนังสือ ไคท์บอร์ด และบทเรียน ซับ, ไคท์บอร์ด 预定冲浪活动,SUP课程,风筝以及冲浪板...



Address: 143/8 Soi 75/1, Hua Hin Tel: 081 591 4593 Email: Web:

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MahaSamutr Country Club

เปิดสอนหลักสูตรบริหารธุรกิจดุษฎีบณ ั ฑิต และหลักสูตรรัฐประศาสนศาสตรดุษฎีบณ ั ฑิต วิทยาลัยนวัตกรรมการจัดการ มหาวิทยาลัยเทคโนโลยีราชมงคล รัตนโกสินทร์

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.

Tel: 02 441 6067, 088 255 0847 Email: Web:


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

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...

Address: Huahin 102, 800 meters from Phetkasem Road Tel: 098 891 6551, 099 425 9645, 099 692 5242, 099 441 4152 Email: Web:

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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:

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

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:


Baan Sillapin Artists Village

Springfield Royal Country Club

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

The golf course designed by a master, Jack Nicklaus. We guaratee the enjoyment on this impressive 27 holes course (Mountain Lake and Valley)

Address: Moo 14 Hinlekfai Subdistrict, Hua Hin Tel: 032 534 830 Email: Web:


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:

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

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


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, AllDay 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: 2

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:

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

Home for Creative Bakery, Pastries, Coffee, Drinks by the Sea อร่อยเพลินริมชายหาดกับเบเกอรีม ่ ด ี ไ ี ซน์แห่งใหม่ลา่ สุดของหัวหิน

Address: 63/411 Petchkasem Road (between Soi Hua Hin 83/1-85), 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

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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



Greek Taverna Hua Hin

Cuisine: Mexican, Pizza, Thai, Vietnamese 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

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Gusto Et Cosy Beach Restaurant

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

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:

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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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Emotion at Springfield @ Sea Resort & Spa

Ban Benjarong Royal Thai Cuisine

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


Da Mario Italian Restaurant

Bakery Shop at Marrakesh Resort & Spa

Cuisine: Thai ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารไทย 菜肴: 泰国菜





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InAzia Restaurant, Sheraton Hua Hin

On The Rocks Bar at Cape Nidhra

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

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

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

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



La Birra Hua Hin

Putahracsa Oob on bakery shop

Cuisine: Thai ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารยุโรบ 菜肴: 泰国菜

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:

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


La Botte Ristorante & Pizzeria Cuisine: Italian, Pizza ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารอิตาเลีย ่ น, พิชซ่า 菜肴: 意大利菜, 披萨

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

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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:

Coffee, Drinks, European Comfort Food



Rest Scene at Rest Detail Hotel Cuisine: Thai, Mediterranean ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารยุโรบ, ทะเลเมดิเตอร์เรเนียน 菜肴: 泰国菜, 地中海菜

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Address: 174/16 Soi 80, Amphoe Hua Hin Tel: 032 547 733 Email: Web:


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

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

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Cuisine: Thai ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารไทย 菜肴: 泰国菜 Address: Hyatt Hotel 91 Hua Hin - Khao Takiap Road Hua Hin Tel: 03 252 1234 Email: Web:

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

Address: 53/7 Naresdamri Road, Hua Hin Tel: 032 514 525-3 Email: Web:


Talay Thai Restaurant & Bar, Hyatt Regency

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

Cuisine: Thai, International ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารไทย, อาหารนานาชาติ 菜肴: 泰国菜, 国际菜


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.

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


Shoreline Beach Club

Lotus Villas Restaurant

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

Address: 264/2 Ruamchit Road, Cha-Am South Soi 5 Tel: 032 472 641-2 Email: Web:

Rim Nam at Anantara Hua Hin

5% VIP

Address: 245/11-12 Narathyip Road Cha-Am Tel: 032 470 205 Email: Facebook: (Love Bread Chaam)

Cuisine: International ประเภทอาหาร: อาหารนานาชาติ 菜肴: 国际菜


Raya Restaurant

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

Love Bread

10% VIP


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

10% VIP


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



10% VIP


HUA HIN TODAY, February 2017


810 Alphabetical list

30% VIP Discount up to 30% for Hua Hin Today VIP Card holders

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:


Wilaiwan Hua Hin 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:


Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani

Bangkok Hospital Hua Hin

Massage Oil, Body Treatments, Water Treatments ... นวดน้าำ มัน, นวดบำาบัดร่างกาย, กายภาพบำาบัดในน้าำ ... 按摩油,全身护理,水疗

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:

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


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

Noora Spa at Marrakesh Resort & Spa

Camp Palapon

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

Martial Arts & Holistic Fitness Camp ศิลปะการต่อสูแ ้ ละการออกกำาลังกายแบบองค์รวมค่าย 武术馆&健身训练营

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


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.

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:


Spa & Wellness at InterContinental Hua Hin 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:

20% VIP


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

10% VIP


Nadpob Dental Clinic 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:

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:


HUA HIN TODAY, February 2017

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

20% VIP


539 InterContinental Hua Hin Resort Presents Michelin-starred Chef Jean-marc Banzo

InterContinental Hua Hin Resort is pleased to announce a visit by two-Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Marc Banzo. With a career spanning more than 40 years, the native of France’s Vaucluse region is acclaimed for his culinary approach blending tradition, sophistication and innovation. Chef Jean-Marc himself further describes his cuisine as based on three elements – product, technique and feeling – all of which are essential to creating the kind of Mediterranean-inspired dishes that have earned him two Michelin stars. Jean-Marc Banzo began his career in the early 1970s when he attended catering school in Grenoble,  afterwards

apprenticing and working at some of the most highly regarded restaurants in France. Among venues where he developed his art and skill were La Mère Guy  in  Lyon,  Les Santons  in  Grimaud  and  Pierre Hiély in Avignon, all two-Michelin-starred establishments. After having received his first Michelin star in 1983 at his Les Caves Henri IV in Aix-en-Provence, by 1986 Chef JeanMarc opened Le Clos de la Violette, also in Aix-en-Provence, where as chef and owner he would earn his second star in 1999.

In addition to two Michelin Guide stars, the chef has received three Gault & Millau Guide toques including for his La Villa Madie restaurant in Cassis. Of late Chef Jean-Marc has gained yet more acclaim for his work as consultant and chef at renowned Renaissance Hotel and Le Clos restaurant in Aix-en-Provence. Jean-Marc Banzo will present his inspired approach to French cookery and cuisine with his assistant, Chef Arnaud Davin at InterContinental Hua Hin Resort on

Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th of March. Saturday, 4th March – six-course dinner with wine pairing from 7.00 p.m. THB 8,000 net per person. Sunday, 5th March – four-course lunch with wine pairing from 12.00 p.m. THB 6,500 net per person. For more information or make a reservation, please contact 032-616999

FOOD & Entertainment, March 2017

54 10 American Pastoral

It only the end of the world

follows Seymour “Swede” Levov, a legendary high school athlete, who grows up to marry a former beauty queen and inherits his father’s business.

Summary: After a 12 year absence, a writer (Gaspard Ulliel) returns to his hometown, planning on announcing his upcoming death to his family.

Swede’s seemingly perfect life shatters when his daughter rebels by becoming a revolutionary and committing a deadly act of political terrorism during the Vietnam War.

As resentment soon rewrites the course of the afternoon, fits and feuds unfold, fueled by loneliness and doubt, while all attempts of empathy are sabotaged by people’s incapacity to listen and love.

Rating: R (for some strong sexual material, language and brief violent images)

Director: Xavier Dolan Genre(s): Drama Rating: Not Rated Runtime: 95 min In Theaters: March 16, 2017  

Genre: Drama Directed By: Ewan McGregor Written By: John Romano In Theaters: March 09, 2017   Runtime: 126 minutes

Nathalie Baye : as La mère Vincent Cassel : as Antoine Knipper Marion Cotillard : as Catherine

Ewan Mc Gregor : as Swede Levov Jennifer Connelly : as Dawn Levov Dakota Fanning : as Merry Levov

The space between us

In this interplanetary adventure, shortly after arriving to help colonize Mars, an astronaut dies while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot - an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his very unconventional upbringing.

The Last Face

Miguel (Javier Bardem), a Spanish doctor, puts himself in harm’s way to deliver medical treatment to the victims of military uprisings. Wren (Charlize Theron) is the spokesperson for an organization that funds medical assistance for impoverished nations the world over. Rating: R Genre: Drama Directed By: Sean Penn Written By: Erin Dignam In Theaters: Mar 16, 2017   Runtime: 100 minutes

Rating: PG-13 (for brief sensuality and language) Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy Directed By: Peter Chelsom Written By: Allan Loeb, Peter Chelsom, Tinker Lindsay In Theaters: March 2, 2017  Runtime: 120 minutes CAST: Gary Oldman : Nathaniel Shepherd Britt Robertson: as Tulsa Asa Butterfield: as Gardner Elliot Carla Gugino: as Kendra

Trespass Against Us

But with his own son, Tyson (Georgie Smith) coming of age, Chad soon finds himself locked in a battle with his father for the future of his young family. When Colby learns of Chad’s dreams for another life he sets out to tie his son and grandson into the archaic order that has bound the Cutler family for generations.

Charlize Theron: as Wren Javier Bardem : as Miguel Leon Jean Reno: as Dr. Love Ad`ele Exarchopoulos: as Ellen Jared Harris: as John Farber


Poncherello (Michael Peña). He’s partnered with wild rookie officer Jon Baker (Shepard), a former pro motorbiker trying to win over his unimpressed wife (Shepard’s real life wife, Kristen Bell). Their styles clash, but the duo will need to put aside their differences to investigate the illegal activity going on within the CHP. Grown-up fans of the TV show should know that there’s very little here for kids. In addition to action violence like explosions, shoot-outs, and even a beheading, expect  frequent strong language, drug use, crude sexual humor, and graphic nudity. 

He engineers a spectacular piece of criminal business involving a heist, a high-speed car chase and a manhunt, which leaves Chad bruised and bloodied and with his very freedom at stake. With the law cracking down and his father tightening his grip, Chad is forced into increasingly desperate measures.

TRESPASS AGAINST US is set across three generations of the Cutler family who live as outlaws in their own anarchic corner of Britain’s richest countryside. Chad Cutler (Michael Fassbender) is heir apparent to his bruising criminal father, Colby (Brendan Gleeson) and has been groomed to spend his life hunting, thieving and tormenting the police. FOOD & Entertainment, March 2017

Rating: R Genre: Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Drama Directed By: Adam Smith Written By: Alastair Siddons In Theaters: March 20, 2017   Runtime: 99 minutes

Rating:R (for crude sexual content, graphic nudity, pervasive language, some violence and drug use) Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama Directed By: Dax Shepard Written By: Dax Shepard In Theaters: Mar 23, 2017  Runtime : 100 mins. 

CAST : Michael Fassbender : as Chad Cutle Brendan Gleeson : as Colby Cutle Lyndsey Marshal : as Kelly Cutle Rory Kinnear : as P.C. Lovage Sean Harris  : as Gordon

CAST : Michael : as Frank “Porch” Poncherello Dax : as Jon Baker Jessica : as Lindsey Taylor Adam : as Clay Allen Ryan : as Brian Grieves

Parents need to know that CHIPS is an action comedy  about a pair of California Highway Patrol motorcycle cops. Based on the hit 1970s/1980s TV show of the same name, this version looks a lot raunchier. Starring, written by, and directed by Dax Shepard, CHIPS follows a cocky, hardened  FBI agent who goes undercover as  CHP officer Frank “Ponch”

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Catering In and Out of Place

Chef of the Month

Hua Hin has many fine dining venues with chefs-in-residence to ensure your experiences are memorable with outstanding cuisine on offer. However there are times when you may wish to dine at home and present a dish with just as much appeal.

Our Chef of the month offers this opportunity with a favourite menu item; but also an insight into what is available at the restaurant concerned should you prefer to dine out.

Food Price 250-300฿

Name: Gyuniko Nikomi Description: Slow cooked Australian beef short rib and coated with “Miso� BBQ sauce

5 Main Course & 1 Dessert

Ingredients: Beef chunk Yamaza shoyu Water Tonkatsu sauce Onion Carrot Ginger Celery Sugar Black pepper Name: Chef Narongsak Thongchair Nationality and home town: Thai/ Ratchaburi Restaurant: Hagi restaurant Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin Previous important positions: (at Centara) Japanese Sous Chef: Japanese Jr. Sous Chef: Chef de Partie:

5/17, Hua Hin 37 Alley, Phetchkaseam rd., Hua Hin dist, Prachuap Khiri Khan, 77110 Tel.099 251 1342

The chef’s favourite menu item to impress your dinner guests

Demi Chef de Partie: Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok Preferred cuisine: Teppanyaki show

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kg. cc. cc. cc. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr.

Method: Prepare the beef chunks by removing fat and tendon, cut into portion size pieces, suggested 150 gr per piece. Dice the carrots, onion, ginger and celery in pieces fit into the cooking pot. Mix all ingredients together including the beef, in a pot. Boil once and simmer for around 3.5 hours until very tender. Serve with mashed potato and sautĂŠed turnip as suggestion., Facebook: Bakery Terrace Hua-Hin

Chinese Swap Hometown Comforts for a Lunar New Year Abroad

Lunar New Year is traditionally a time for Chinese people to reunite with distant relatives after long journeys to ancestral hometowns, but this year more than 6m are expected to go abroad.

By custom, the festival involves a return home for a family meal before midnight, followed by days of visits to relatives’ houses. However, observance of these customs is becoming less strict.

This year’s Spring Festival fels on Saturday, when the year of the monkey gave way to that of the rooster. It is one of only two lengthy annual holidays enjoyed by most Chinese people.

“There are only three people in my immediate family,� said Ms Qi, 35. “We are not that close to other relatives, so there’s no need to get together with them.�

“For us, the festival is mainly a vacation period,� said a Beijing woman surnamed Qi, who will be in Okinawa, Japan, for the festival, leaving her parents at home. The number of travelers venturing outside the mainland for the festival is expected to break last year’s record of more than 5.7 million, officials say. Travelers are expected to spend more than US$14 billion on visits to 174 destinations this season, leaving the country for an average of nine days. Thailand, South Korea and Japan are the most popular destinations.

Air pollution has become a crucial factor driving international travel, the state-run China Tourism Academy said this week. FOOD & Entertainment, March 2017


Hua Hin Today March 2017  

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